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iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8
PRICE WHEN REVIEWED
  • Apple iPhone 7: $549 (32GB), $649 (256GB)
  • Apple iPhone 8: 64GB: $699, 256GB: $849
Apple's new iPhone 8 series is now on sale, but should you upgrade to the latest iteration if you already have last year’s model? We compare the iPhone 8 to the iPhone 7 to see just how much has changed.


HOW MUCH IS AN IPHONE 8?
The annual update of the standard iPhone usually means a price cut for the incumbent model, and this year follows suit.

Apple has reduced the price of the iPhone 7 32GB model by £50 in the UK and $100 in the US, so you can now pick it up for £549 ($549) from Apple's website or a store.

For more storage, you can move up to 128GB for £649 ($649), which is a similar saving, but you’re out of luck if you want the 256GB version, as it has now been retired.

The new iPhone 8 comes in two flavours, with Apple finally dropping 32GB as the entry-level storage option. Now you can buy a 64GB iPhone 8 for £699 ($699), and the 256GB model will set you back £849 ($849).

Obviously, there will be a multitude of offers available from carriers in the UK, so be sure to shop around before putting any money down. 

Pre-Orders for the iPhone 8 began on 15 September, and the iPhone 8 is now officially on sale. The iPhone 7 will remain on sale, and can be picked up easily online or in-store.

IS THE DESIGN ANY DIFFERENT?
Apple says that the iPhone 8 features an ‘all-new glass design’, but in truth there are plenty of similarities to the previous model.

Size-wise the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 are almost identical, with only a few tenths of a millimetre more found on the new version. The iPhone 8 is 10g heavier though, which breaks the classic Apple mantra of ‘slimmest, lightest iPhone ever’ that we’ve heard so many times over the years.

Most likely this increase in weight is attributable to the glass surface that now adorns the back of the device. While this looks pretty, glass isn’t exactly the most durable of substances, and will only add to the general slipperiness that plagues modern smartphones. 

Seriously, when will designers and engineers take into account that people actually have to hold these very expensive bars of soap?

In this case the return to glass, as last seen on the iPhone 4S, does bring a tangible benefit for users, enabling Apple to include wireless charging on the new device. This is a welcome addition, as is the jaw-dropping fact that it uses Qi charging, the standard favoured by most of the industry.
Other than this aesthetic choice, you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8. The display is the same size, as are the now rather dated-looking bezels, all the buttons are in the same place, the curved edges are as elegant and precise as ever, and you still can’t plug in your headphones.

Apple has reduced the colour options on the iPhone 8, making it available in Space Grey, Silver, or a new version of Gold, but the latter options have dispensed with the two-tone edges that were a Marmite feature on the iPhone 7. There's also a (PRODUCT)RED version now.

All models in the iPhone 7 and 8 range also feature IP67 water resistance, and as such should survive any spills or quick trips into the sink that would prove the end of a lesser device.

SPECIFICATIONS
iPhone 8iPhone 7
OSiOS 11iOS 11
Screen4.7in, 1334x750 IPS panel, True Tone & Wide Colour display, 326ppi4.7in, 1334x750 IPS display, 326ppi
CPUA11 BionicA10 Fusion Processor
MemoryUnconfirmed2GB RAM
Storage64/256GB32/128/256GB
Camera (Main)12Mp, f/1.8 with OIS12Mp, f/1.8 with OIS
Camera (Front)7Mp, f/2.27Mp, f/2.2
ExtrasTouch ID, 3D TouchTouch ID, 3D Touch
Wi-Fi802.11ac dual-band WiFi802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 4.2
Cellular4G LTE4G LTE
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
GPSYesYes
NFCYes, for Apple PayYes, for Apple Pay
ConnectorsLightningLightning
3.5mm Headphone JackNoNo
BatteryNot stated1960mAh non-removable 
Wireless ChargingYes (works with Qi chargers) No
Dimensions67.3 x 138.4 x 7.3mm67.1 x 138.3 x 7.1mm
Weight148g138g
WaterproofingIP67
IP67
IS THE IPHONE 8 BE FASTER THAN THE IPHONE 7?
While the iPhone 8 might be slightly heavier and bigger than its predecessor, there was never any doubt that it was going to be faster.

Apple announced a new six-core processor for the iPhone 8, which it calls the A11 Bionic.

This replaces the A10 in the iPhone 7, and gives the new model various speed improvements.

Apple claims the two performance cores will yield increases of 25 percent, while the four high-efficiency cores will be a rather remarkable 75 percent faster.

The GPU in the iPhone 8 is the first one designed by Apple and is promised to deliver the same performance as the previous A10 but using half the power. Pushed harder the new GPU can eclipse the older model by 30 percent, which should be beneficial for anyone playing games on the iPhone 8.

In short, yes. The iPhone 8 should be a fair bit nippier than the iPhone 7, which itself was never a slouch.

IS THE DISPLAY THE SAME AS ON THE IPHONE 7?
At first glance the 4.7in screens on both devices appear to be identical, but Apple has made some subtle enhancements to the new version.

The iPhone 8 now sports a True-Tone display, as first seen on the iPad Pro 9.7. This is a clever feature that adjusts the colour temperature and intensity of the screen to match that of the ambient light in the surrounding area. This results in an optimised display that looks good in a variety of settings.  

It’s not quite the leap forward that fitting an OLED panel would have brought – Apple saved that for the iPhone X – but it is a minor enhancement that gives the iPhone 8 an edge.

HOW DO THE CAMERAS COMPARE?
One of the most important features on any iPhone is the camera. With this in mind Apple has upped the specs on the new model with a new 12Mp sensor that it claims provides 83 percent more light, better colour saturation, a wider dynamic range, and lower noise.    

These elements should definitely make images appear sharper, richer, and more balanced than on the iPhone 7. Of course, we’ll need to compare the actual results when we finish our in-depth iPhone 8 review, so keep checking back to see how Apple’s promises stand up to scrutiny.

Video has also been improved, with the iPhone 8 now able to record 4K at 60fps, and 1080p slow motion capture at 240 fps, which is double the frame rate of the iPhone 7.

Perhaps the most interesting use for the new cameras will be Augmented Reality. Apple has included new gyroscopes and accelerometers in the iPhone 8, to enable accurate motion tracking for AR games and software. 

The company made a big deal of this feature at the release event, with a live demonstration of an AR game being given centre stage for several minutes. It’s early days, but if this takes off then it could be a significant step forward for how we use our iPhones in the near future.

SPECS

  • iOS 11
  • 4.7in, 1334x750, 326ppi, IPS True Tone display
  • A11 Bionic six-core CPU
  • 64/256GB storage
  • Main camera: 12Mp, f/1.8 with OIS
  • Selfie camera: 7Mp, f/2.2
  • Touch ID
  • 3D Touch
  • 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 4G LTE
  • Nano-SIM
  • GPS
  • NFC (for Apple Pay)
  • Lightning port
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers)
  • 67x138x7.3mm
  • 148g
  • IP67 water resistance

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