What’s the Difference Between iPhone 8 and iPhone 7?

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The iPhone X might be the highlight of Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup but for all intents and purposes, it’s the iPhone 8 which is going to sell in huge numbers.

If you are an existing iPhone 7 owner and are planning on buying the iPhone 8, we help break down the differences between the two devices to make your decision easier.


  •  The iPhone 8 features an all-glass design with an aero-grade aluminum chassis in between
    • The iPhone 7 features a unibody aluminum body
  • The iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 look the same from the front
    • It is the rear where the design of the two handsets differ from each other by a fair bit
  • The iPhone 8 is a wee bit taller (138.4 mm vs 138.3 mm), thicker (7.3mm vs 7.1 mm), and wider (67.3 mm vs 67.1 mm)
    • It is also slightly heavier at 148 gms vs 138gms of the iPhone 7
  • Both phones feature an IP67 dust and water-resistant


  • The iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 feature a 4.7-inch Retina HD LCD display
    • Both have a resolution of 1334 x 750 with 326 ppi
    • They also support 3D Touch, Wide color display, and have a max brightness of 625 cd/m2
  • The iPhone 8’s Retina HD display supports True Tone display technology
    • The display automatically tweaks the white balance to improve readability depending on the ambient lighting

Chipset and Storage

  • The iPhone 8 is powered by Apple’s 6-core A11 Bionic chip
    • The chipset comprises of a dual-core Neural engine and an M11 motion coprocessor
    • It is the first chip from Apple to make use of its custom designed GPU
  • The iPhone 7 is powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip
    • It features an M10 motion coprocessor
  • The iPhone 8 is available in 64GB and 256GB storage variants
  • The iPhone 7 comes in 32GB and 128GB variants
  • Both phones feature 2GB RAM


  • Both, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, feature a 12MP f/1.8 shooter at their rear
    • The iPhone 8 uses a newer sensor with faster autofocus, deeper pixels, and better dynamic range
  • The rear shooter is optically stabilised on both phones
  • The iPhone 8 features a Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
    • The iPhone 7 only features a Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • The iPhone 8 can record 4K videos at 60fps and Full HD videos at 240fps
    • The iPhone 7 can record 4K videos at 30fps and Full HD videos at 120fps
  • Both phones feature a 7MP FaceTime HD camera at the front


  • The iPhone 8 supports Bluetooth 5.0
    • The iPhone 7 only has Bluetooth 4.2 support
  • Both phones support LTE-A, VoLTE, Wi-Fi ac, and Wi-Fi calling
    • The iPhone 8 also has NFC with reader mode support


  • The iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 make use of a second-generation Touch ID sensor

Battery and Charging

  • Both phones offer similar battery life
    • They both offer up to 40 hours of wireless audio playback and up to 13 hours of video playback
  • The iPhone 8 supports fast charging which means it can be charged to 50 percent in just 30 minutes
    • The iPhone 7 lacks any such fast charging tech
  • The iPhone 8 also supports Qi wireless charging


  • The iPhone 8 is available in three colors: Silver, Space Gray, Gold
    • The iPhone 7 is available in Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold

What do you think about the iPhone 8? Do you think its differences with the iPhone 7 are good enough to warrant an upgrade? Drop a comment and let us know!