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


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

Unlike previous iPhone ranges, Apple didn’t bring out an iPhone 7s after the iPhone 7 as they did with earlier iPhones. Instead of bringing out an S range, they released the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. But in today’s blog, I am going to talk about the differences between the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8.

How do their designs compare?

Having both of these phones sat next to each other, it is tough to distinguish between the two. On the front of the phones, they have the same bezels one at the top and one at the bottom of the phone. The displays are very similar, and the only different thing is that you can buy the iPhone 7 in a range of different colours.

The difference that you might be able to spot is that the iPhone 8 is slightly larger and slightly heavier than the iPhone 7. This is due to the glass back instead of the aluminium. Apple has decided to do this so they can install wireless charging. Now the sacrifice in this is that your phone does become heavier and is more prone to cracking.

How different are the displays?

On paper, there is no apparent difference between the two displays. The only main difference you will find between the two screens is that the iPhone 8 has true tone technology. This has been taken from the iPad Pro range. This technology reacts to environmental light and ensures the correct colour balance at all times.

What is the performance between the two phones?

If there was going to be one big difference, it is the performance between these two phones. When the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus was released, they were the fastest smartphone on the market. This was until the iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus was released.

What you find in the iPhone 8 is Apples A11 Bionic chipset that uses a six-core processor which is also the same bionic chip that is used in the iPhone X. This chip is supposed to be 25% faster when it is using the high-performance cores and 70% more quickly when it is using the idling cores. This means the phones Graphics Performance is 30% better than the previous model whilst also being 70% better multitasking multiple apps at once.

What about the cameras?

Like many of the other features that you would usually find on the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 also has similar specs when it comes to the cameras on this phone. However, because the iPhone 8 has the A11 Bionic chip, Apple has claimed that there have been some improvements with the video and photography aspects. This is because the image signal processor which now has pixel processing, faster low-light autofocus and noise reduction, giving you the best quality images.

Overall what is the best phone for you?

If you currently have an iPhone 7 upgrading to the iPhone 8 won’t be much different. However, if you would rather have the originally designed iPhone, then either phone is excellent for you. If you have an older iPhone then choosing an iPhone 7 is also a great choice and when you use the iPhone 8, you can’t notice a difference. If you are more concerned about price and choice, then the iPhone 7 would be the best phone for you.

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