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Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB) vs Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Apple iPhone 8 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 8 XApple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)07Points
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2900
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
4.7"
IPS

750x1334

12
MP

7.1mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

1821
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)

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40 Common items in both devices
NVMe (SSD)
7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
60Hz
16 million
Quad-LED flash
+33 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
ModeliPhone 7 Plus (128GB)iPhone 8 (256GB)
Other model namesiPhone 7 Plus A1661 CDMA, iPhone 7 Plus A1784iPhone 8 A1864 (CDMA), iPhone 8 A1897 (GSM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release date9/16/2016, Announced: 9/7/20169/22/2017, Announced: 9/12/2017
Depth7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)77.9 x 158.2 millimeters (3.07 x 6.23 in)67.3 x 138.4 millimeters (2.65 x 5.45 in)
Weight188 grams (6.58 ounces)148 grams (5.18 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
System versioniOS 10iOS 11
Firmware updateiOS 15iOS 15
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A10 Fusion (16nm)64bit - Apple A11 Bionic (10nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 2 processors:
2.34GHz Dual-Core Hurricane
2GHz Dual-Core Zephyr
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.39GHz Dual-Core Monsoon
1.6GHz Quad-Core Mistral
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR Series7XT Plus (6-core, 900MHz)Apple GPU (3-Core)
Performance (benchmark)Basemark OS II: 3796 (2.0)AnTuTu: 237594 (v7)
Geekbench: 10214 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 20fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR42GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (119GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
256GB (245GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size5.5" inches4.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)750x1334 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassSapphire GlassScratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hz, 625nits[typ]
Wide color gamut
60Hz, 625nits[typ]

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload450/50 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1661)CDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1864 model), GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkA1661 model:
CDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A1784 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A1864 model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A1897 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat9 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,27,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.856mm1/3.6
12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x2592 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashQuad-LED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@120fps
720p@240fps
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)7.1 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3072x2304 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length32mm lens32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakersSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4AMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio outputproprietary audio outputproprietary audio output
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2900 mAh1821 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomy21 hours14 hours
Standby384 hours (16 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- 3D Touch display
- FaceTime
- Siri
- AirDrop
- iCloud
- NFC Apple Pay only
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Oleophobic coating screen
- 3D Touch
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- NFC Apple Pay only
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 (256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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