Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus Specs Price Comparison – What’s New

Apple yesterday has launched the new Apple iPhone 8 Plus along with the iphone 8 and the new iPhone X.  While the new Apple iPhone X is called as the future of smartphones what has really changed in the other 2 models.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus Specs Price Comparison

Apple first shared the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models which just seem to be incremental updates and nothing extraordinary compared to older generation of iPhones. Until they shared the iPhone X which looks more evolved and a totally new product from Cupertino tech giant.

Is the Apple iPhone 8 Plus a significant upgrade when compared to the last years Apple iPhone 7 Plus, lets do a quick specs comparison and find out what has changed in the new iPhone 8.

As far as the design goes it looks same as the iPhone 7 Plus but now comes with toughened glass back compared to older iPhone.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus Specs Price Comparison

The smartphone also supports wireless charging with Qi technology, which was not present on the iPhone 7 Plus. But is the upgrade significant that Apple has called the new iPhone as iPhone 8 Plus instead of iPhone 7s Plus.

Specs Comparison Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Smartphone Name/Specs

iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus

Design and LooksMetallic DesignSimilar design but with Glass back
Display5.5  Inch Retina FHD Display with 1920×1080 pixels5.5  Inch Retina FHD Display with 1920×1080 pixels
Display PPI401 PPI with 625 nits brightness401 PPI with 625 nits brightness
ProcessorA10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architectureA11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Front Camera7 Megapixel Front camera7 Megapixel , f/2.2 aperture
Rear CameraDual 12 Mega Pixel with OIS f/1.8 apertureDual 12 Mega Pixel with OIS f/1.8 aperture
Video4K video @ 30 FPS, Slow mo @120 FPS4K video @ 60 FPS, Slow mo @ 240 FPS
OSiOS 11iOS 11
IP RatingIP 67 Rated Dust and Water ProofIP 67 Rated Dust and Water Proof
BatteryComes with Fast / Wireless Charging
Dual SimNoNo
RAM3 GBunknown
Storage32 GB,  128 GB64 GB,  256 GB
Weight188 grams202 grams
Thickness7.3 mm7.5 mm
Further OS UpdatesYESYES
Finger Print ScannerTouch IDTouch ID
Price59,000 and 68,00073,000 and 86,000
ColorsGold, Rose Gold, Silver, Black, Jet BlackGold, Silver, Rose Gold
Availability – IndiaAvailable29 September 2017

To sum it up there are couple of changes in the iPhone 8 Plus when compared to the iPhone 7 Plus.

  • A faster A11 processor which can offer upto 25% boost in performance.
  • Minimum Storage is now 64 GB compared to the 32 GB on the iPhone 7 Plus.
  • iPhone 8 Plus weighs almost 15 grams more and has 2 mm extra thickness compared to the iPhone 7 Plus.
  • There are 3 color options which are available now and the Rose gold looks more like maple or light copper.
  • The iPhone 8 Plus comes with a toughened glass back instead of the metal.
  • The new smartphone comes with 60 FPS 4K support, and 240 FPS slow motion videos support.
  • The new iPhone 8 Plus also supports fast charging and it has support for Wireless charging.
    • Apple says – Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes.

What has stayed same when we compare iPhone 8 Plus with the iPhone 7 Plus.

  • Display size and resolution is same on both the devices.
  • Camera is almost similar though the new camera gets improved Image signal processing from Apple A11 Bionic Chip.

The update is more of an increment compared to what Apple has done with the iPhone X (iPhone 10). The new iPhone 8 Plus seems to be a better version of the iPhone 7 plus, we don’t see any reason for people owning a iPhone 7 plus to upgrade to iPhone 8 Plus.

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