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

Apple iPhone 8 vs IPhone 7 Specs Price Comparison India What’s New

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

The smartphone also supports wireless charging with Qi technology, which was not present on the iPhone 7.

But is the upgrade significant that Apple has called the new iPhone as iPhone 8 instead of iPhone 7s. The new naming also ruins the naming system of next gen iPhones as we already now have the iPhone X (iPhone 10).

So Next year iPhones will be called iPhone 9 or iPhone 11, difficult to say that. Let’s have a Quick look at the Specs for Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. The prices are based on the Apple India official website.

Specs Comparison Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 7

Smartphone Name/Specs

iPhone 7

iPhone 8

Design and Looks Metallic Design Similar design but with Glass back
Display 4.7  Inch Retina Display with 1334×750 pixels 4.7  Inch Retina Display with 1334×750 pixels
Display PPI 326 PPI with 625 nits brightness 326 PPI with 625 nits brightness
Processor A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Front Camera 7 Megapixel Front camera 7 Megapixel , f/2.2 aperture
Rear Camera 12 mega Pixel with OIS f/1.8 aperture 12 mega Pixel with OIS f/1.8 aperture
Video 4K video @ 30 FPS, Slow mo @120 FPS 4K video @ 60 FPS, Slow mo @ 240 FPS
OS iOS 11 iOS 11
IP Rating IP 67 Rated Dust and Water Proof IP 67 Rated Dust and Water Proof
Battery Comes with Fast Charging
Dual Sim No No
RAM 2 GB unknown
Storage 32 GB,  128 GB 64 GB,  256 GB
Weight 138 grams 148 grams
Thickness 7.1 mm 7.3 mm
Further OS Updates YES YES
Finger Print Scanner Touch ID Touch ID
Price 49,000 and 58,000 64,000 and 77,000
Colors Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black Gold, Silver, Rose Gold
Availability – India Available  29 September 2017

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

  • 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.
  • iPhone 8 weighs almost 10 grams more and has 2 mm extra thickness.
  • There are 3 color options which are available now and the Rose gold looks more like maple or light copper.
  • The iPhone 8 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 also supports fast charging and it has support for Wireless charging.

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

  • 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.

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Launch Video

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