iPhone 7+ or iPhone 8+ ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lancastor, Nov 9, 2017.


What do you think which iPhone should I buy?

  1. iPhone 7 Plus

  2. iPhone 8 Plus

  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    I cannot decide which iPhone to buy.

    The speed is nearly exactly the same and i don‘t need wireless charging. The cameras are also nearly identical.

    Selling my old iPhone 6S Plus and buying a used iPhone 7 Plus costs me appr. 170.- EUR.

    What do you think which iPhone should I buy?
  2. enfield macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2010
    Stay with the 6S & change next year. I had a 6 & it had slowed down & needed a new battery. I bought an 8 Plus & plan to keep it for 3-4 years. If I had a 6S I would not have changed this year.
  3. Kendo macrumors 68020

    Apr 4, 2011
    I went with a used 7 Plus myself. We can easily sell this for a $100 loss next year, think of it as a $100 rental until we get the 2nd generation iPhone X.
  4. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    The 8+ camera seems to be a decent amount better in low light and has better saturation. I would get the 8 +.
  5. quaresma macrumors member


    Jan 20, 2013
    Speed is not "exactly the same"

    Geekbench multi-core scores:
    iPhone 7 plus: 5750
    iPhone 8 plus: 10132

    I don't know if you will notice that in daily usage, I don't think so, unless you use heavy apps or edit 4k 60fps video (which the iPhone 7 can't)

    I upgraded from a iPhone 6 to 8+, so for me the difference was huge!
  6. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    You don‘t feel the speed difference from 6S to 7 or 6S to 8.

    iPhone 6 to iPhone 6S was a huge improvement.

    I need a new phone because my 6S Plus has problem. At 12% of battery and lower the phone gets extremly slow. Like the processor speed is limit to 10%.

    Above 12% of battery or ehen I connect the power adapter the speed is fine. I changed the battery but the issue is still there.

    Maybe a defective Tigris.
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Since I tend to keep my iPhone for as long as I can, I’d recommend the 8 plus.
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I would choose the iPhone 7 Plus. It's still a great phone and has shares many capabilities of the iPhone 8 and it sounds like you would be more than content with not having all the latest features and capabilities of the iPhone 8.
  9. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I think you answered your own question. I would go with the 7 Plus in Matte Black if I were you. You won't feel a huge difference and the camera upgrade is minimal. If you don't care about wireless charging, the 7 plus is the better buy.
  10. chanerz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2010
    If you are not gonna upgrade for a while, then get the 8 plus.
  11. Kendo macrumors 68020

    Apr 4, 2011
    If the jump from a 7 to an 8 was like the 6 to a 6S (A9 was a 70%/90% CPU/GPU bump), I would absolutely positively get the 8.

    But since the jump from 7 to an 8 is only 25/30, you'd barely notice any difference in speed. Even the A9 to A10 jump is 40/50 in CPU and GPU.
  12. Mojopin macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2011
  13. pdxmatts macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2013
    Portland, OR
    I would get the 7 Plus, cheaper, same 1080 screen, same 3gb of Ram, you can get 128gb storage for the less than the 8+ 64gb, lot's of colors to choose from, and comes with IOS 10 out of the box. IOS 11 is not so great right now.
  14. Sinistah macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2017
    I disagree....definitely felt a speed boost from the 6s+ to the 8+. I don’t know if it was the faster cpu or the extra gig of ram but it was noticeable

  15. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    I bought the 7 Plus. I love the new home button and the improved Taptic engine and the faster camera auto focus.

    Right descision to buy the 7. I love it. :apple:
  16. mainomega macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    The 8+ is overall a nice improvement.
    The speakers on it are much better than the 7+, like the 7+ is garbage compared to the new speakers on the 8+.
    The camera on the 8+ is much better at low light pictures.
    The A11 is fast but so is the A10.

    I like the 8+ but it depends how long you want to keep it. The 8+ will be a power house for several years.
  17. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Good choice. The 7 Plus was a great phone for me and I didn't see any reason to go to the 8 Plus. Really good value right now.
  18. Kendo macrumors 68020

    Apr 4, 2011
    Awesome choice, I'm getting my 7 today. If you decide to flip it next year, you're looking at a minimal out of pocket cost since you bought it used. And if you think about it, just a few months ago in the summer this was the FASTEST iPhone on the planet.

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