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 LooksMetallic DesignSimilar design but with Glass back
Display4.7  Inch Retina Display with 1334×750 pixels4.7  Inch Retina Display with 1334×750 pixels
Display PPI326 PPI with 625 nits brightness326 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 Camera12 mega Pixel with OIS f/1.8 aperture12 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 Charging
Dual SimNoNo
RAM2 GBunknown
Storage32 GB,  128 GB64 GB,  256 GB
Weight138 grams148 grams
Thickness7.1 mm7.3 mm
Further OS UpdatesYESYES
Finger Print ScannerTouch IDTouch ID
Price49,000 and 58,00064,000 and 77,000
ColorsGold, Rose Gold, Silver, Black, Jet BlackGold, Silver, Rose Gold
Availability – IndiaAvailable 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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