How is iPhone 8 Plus different from iPhone 7 Plus?

iPhone 8 Plus is an updated version of last year's iPhone 7 Plus. Despite the jump in model name, the iPhone 8 Plus looks more like an 's' update.

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However Apple updated every aspect it could. How the new model differs from last year's we will find out below.

What is the difference between iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus?


  • The new iPhone 8 Plus is made of glass and the side frames are aluminum.
    • The entire body iPhone of the 7 Plus is made of aluminum.
  • From the front, the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus look the same.
    • There are minor design changes at the back.
  • iPhone 8 Plus is slightly taller (158.4mm versus 158.2mm), thicker (7.5mm versus 7.1mm) and wider (78.1mm versus 77mm).
    • It's also slightly heavier at 202g versus 188g.
  • Both phones are protected by IP67 certification.


  • The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus 5.5-inch LCD are Retina HD display.
    • Both are 1920 × 1080 at 401ppi.
    • Both support 3D Touch, a wide range of colors, and their maximum brightness is 625.
  • The display iPhone 8 Plus supports True Tone technology.
    • It automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen to suit the ambient light.

Processor and memory

  • The iPhone 8 Plus has a six-core A11 Bionic processor.
    • It contains a dual-core neutron system and an M11 motion coprocessor.
    • This is the first GPU chip from Apple.
  • The iPhone 7 Plus has an A10 Fusion processor.
    • It contains the M10 motion coprocessor.
  • iPhone 8 Plus is available in 64GB and 256GB variants.
    • iPhone 7 Plus is available with 32GB and 128GB storage.
  • Both phones have 3GB of RAM.


  • The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus have a dual 12MP main camera.
    • The iPhone 8 Plus has a new sensor, faster autofocus and better pixels.
  • The aperture of the main 12MP camera on both phones is an f / 1.8, both support automatic image stabilization.
  • The aperture of additional 12MP telephoto lenses on both phones is f / 2.8.
  • iPhone 8 Plus has a Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync technology.
    • iPhone 7 Plus only has Quad-LED True Tone flash.
  • iPhone The 8 Plus can record 4K video at 60fps and Full HD at 240fps.
    • iPhone The 7 Plus can record 4K video at 30fps and Full HD at 120fps.
  • Both phones have a front-facing 7MP FaceTime HD camera.


  • iPhone 8 Plus supports Bluetooth 5.0.
    • iPhone 7 Plus only supports Bluetooth 4.2.
  • Both phones support LTE-A, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi calling.
    • iPhone 8 Plus also supports NFC with read mode.


  • On iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus 2nd generation Touch ID sensor.

Battery and charging

  • The duration of the phones is the same.
    • Both can play audio for up to 60 hours and video for up to 14 hours.
  • iPhone 8 Plus supports fast charging and can be charged up to 50% in 30 minutes.
    • iPhone 7 Plus does not support fast charging.
  • iPhone 8 Plus also supports Qi wireless charging.


  • iPhone 8 Plus is available in three colors: Silver, Space Gray, Gold.
    • iPhone 7 Plus is available in Onyx Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold.

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