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iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 8 (Tell me why)

  • iPhone 7 Plus

    Votes: 14 63.6%
  • iPhone 8 (4.7")

    Votes: 8 36.4%

  • Total voters
    22

Acrophobiax

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Original poster
Jun 28, 2017
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I honestly can't decide. Should I get the iPhone 7 Plus or the iPhone 8 (4.7"). The 7 Plus has a larger screen and the camera is amazing, especially with Portrait Mode. It has 3GB of ram and the A10 processor. The iPhone 8 has a newer chip (A11) and it just came out. I don't know what to chose or which one will last longer because even though the iPhone 7 Plus has a older chip it has a good amount of ram but the iPhone 8 just came out so will it last longer that the 7 Plus?
 

44267547

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Jul 12, 2016
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I honestly can't decide. Should I get the iPhone 7 Plus or the iPhone 8 (4.7"). The 7 Plus has a larger screen and the camera is amazing, especially with Portrait Mode. It has 3GB of ram and the A10 processor. The iPhone 8 has a newer chip (A11) and it just came out. I don't know what to chose or which one will last longer because even though the iPhone 7 Plus has a older chip it has a good amount of ram but the iPhone 8 just came out so will it last longer that the 7 Plus?

What it really comes down to, is do you want a larger display or smaller display. Set aside all the internal specifications and ask yourself what you find most comfortable. Because the iPhone 7 Plus is a fairly large phone and does have a 1080 P display, larger battery and the dual camera. With the iPhone 8 (4.7), you would sacrifice the larger battery and camera, but it might be more comfortable to hold.

My Suggestion is to have more hands-on with both devices to help you make that decision.
 

furettolo

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Feb 6, 2015
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I honestly can't decide. Should I get the iPhone 7 Plus or the iPhone 8 (4.7"). The 7 Plus has a larger screen and the camera is amazing, especially with Portrait Mode. It has 3GB of ram and the A10 processor. The iPhone 8 has a newer chip (A11) and it just came out. I don't know what to chose or which one will last longer because even though the iPhone 7 Plus has a older chip it has a good amount of ram but the iPhone 8 just came out so will it last longer that the 7 Plus?

It's difficult to decide. I have an iPhone 7 perfect for screen size and daily use but I would try a 7 Plus. Stay with iPhone 7 Plus with no extra budget
 

MacDevil7334

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Oct 15, 2011
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It all comes down to which size screen you want. The different chips aren’t relevant- you won’t notice much difference in day to day useage between the two. As for the camera features on the plus, they’re nice but only if you’re ok using such a large phone. I decided some time ago that the plus was just too big to be practical for me so I downsized to the 4.7” model. Yeah I miss out on some features. But, my phone is so much more comfortable to use day to day that I don’t mind one bit.

Figure out which screen size you’d rather have and you’ll have your answer!
 

protoxx

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Oct 10, 2013
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8 will have an extra year of useful life. Won't see big performance difference with ios 11, however with ios 13 or 14 or 15 likely won't be the case.

Longer battery life or more convenient size. Can it fit in your pocket/purse or do you end up carrying it by hand all the time?

Do you have to buy new accessories or mounts for one or both ($)?

What is the true difference in cost? Can you live with 32g? Then $100 difference. >32gb and <64 gb requirement then the 8 is $50 cheaper. must have >64gb and >128gb $100 difference, must have >128 gb 8 is only choice.

Eligible for a employee pricing plan you can get a few dollars off 7 and not 8.
 

MisterMillz

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Mar 12, 2011
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On topic: 7+. Bigger screen, more clarity, more ram, better camera, better battery life. slightly off topic: why is the iPhone 8+ not in the conversation? It trumps them both.
 

Neverbepeace

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Jan 14, 2009
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New York
It all comes down to which size screen you want. The different chips aren’t relevant- you won’t notice much difference in day to day useage between the two. As for the camera features on the plus, they’re nice but only if you’re ok using such a large phone. I decided some time ago that the plus was just too big to be practical for me so I downsized to the 4.7” model. Yeah I miss out on some features. But, my phone is so much more comfortable to use day to day that I don’t mind one bit.

Figure out which screen size you’d rather have and you’ll have your answer!

While I definitely agree with your view. I just went from the 7 plus to a 7 and right back to a 7 plus. While i do love the ease of use, its hard downgrading screen size especially if your use to the larger size. I actually still have the 7 boxed up ready to go back as soon as I get out of work. However, there is a little buzz in the back of my mind that I should keep the 7 and sell the plus :D
 

puma1552

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Nov 20, 2008
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8 because I can't get on board with buying last year's phone in any circumstance. Not because it's bad or I'm vain, but because if I'm putting out that much money, it better be the most current option.
 

sdwaltz

macrumors 65816
Apr 29, 2015
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iPhone 8 Plus was very expensive
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You are correct, thank you for pointing this out.

Thanks for clarification - in that case, as many have pointed out, it really depends on what screen size you want and if you want the dual camera.

Many real-world tests are showing that the 7 Plus is every bit as good as the 8/8 Plus in terms of speed for run-of-the-mill tasks.
 
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Acrophobiax

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 28, 2017
52
7
iPhone X :D

But in your case I'll pick the plus with my eyes closed.
I'm really not a fan of the iPhone X, it's VERY expensive and the new design doesnt please me. I can't detach myself from the iPhone 6-8 designs (Including S models)
 
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