iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Every New Feature Compared

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    Apple at its annual September event introduced the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

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    iPhone 8 Plus on left and iPhone 7 Plus on right

    iPhone X is Apple's new flagship smartphone, with a radically redesigned edge-to-edge OLED display and a TrueDepth front camera system with Face ID facial recognition, but it's also considerably more expensive at $999 and up.

    iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the natural successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The devices aren't dramatically different, but start at $699 and share many improvements like faster A11 Bionic chips and wireless charging.

    If you have an iPhone 7 Plus, or are considering purchasing one, you may be wondering how the year-old smartphone stacks up to the iPhone 8 Plus. For that reason, we've created a list of new and unchanged features and tech specs. Read ahead...

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  2. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    For me, Apple signaled that the 8/8+ are the last of their kinds. The new game in town is the X and this should be re-informed with next year's release.
     
  3. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    Its definitely not worth the upgrade form the 7 plus in my opinion.

    My main complaint about the 7 plus is the chin and bezel. The 8 plus makes it even worse by being slightly thicker.

    No thanks.
     
  4. Appurushido macrumors member

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    IPhone X all the way for me!! Can't wait!!
     
  5. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Truetone and faster charging is the only thing I'd consider an upgrade from my 7+. I love Truetone on my IPP and would use the USB-C charging over inductive charging.

    If it wasn't for the X, I would not even consider upgrading my 7+. I'm still on the fence about getting an X.
     
  6. Relentless Power, Sep 13, 2017
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    Agree. My iPhone 7 Plus is primarily a lot of what the iPhone 8 is. After having the same design with iPhone 6/7/7S, I'm ready for a redesign. I think the OLED model will deliver more of what I have been expecting with the OLED display in a smaller form Factor.
     
  7. Mi1lion macrumors member

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    Thanks for doing a deep comparison between the two. Definitely useful.
     
  8. enthusiastic macrumors regular

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    Two of those features (wireless and fast charging) require additional hardware that are sold separately. Glass-back and Bluetooth 5.0 do not really change your common use cases. That leaves us with True Tone display and A11 Bionic. I personally think this is an "S" upgrade.
     
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    iPhone 6 user here. Seriously considering an SE...
     
  10. Mi1lion macrumors member

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    I think Apple's decision of naming it iPhone 8 was to keep an organized naming convention.

    Imagine: iPhone 7S and iPhone 10.

    And because it's a 10 year anniversary for iPhone, I think Apple had to use X this year, or they would never be able to again. Also, since the iPhone 8 was the first model to introduce wireless charging in iPhones, they decided not to use an 'S.'
     
  11. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand how the tech specs on Apple's website list the iPhone X's battery at par with the 7/8 Plus yet the announcement stated that it would last 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7. My 7 Plus definitely gives me a lot more than 2 additional hours over an iPhone 7.
     
  12. M.PaulCezanne macrumors 6502

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    $130 over several years for wireless charging? I think i'd pay it. Not going to upgrade from my 6 though, until iOS support causes a security concern. I just don't have an $800 need for cinema quality video or pro-quality photographs. I'm surprised so many people do.
     
  13. itsmilo macrumors 6502a

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    I have TrueTone on my iPad Pro and i have yet to get the point of it? If anything it looks slighty more subtle than night shift to me. Dont get the hype
     
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    And what I forgot to mention in my original post is that the 8+, undisputably a great phone, is not enough to lure me away from my 6S+.
     
  15. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    They did mention more than once that the iPhone X was “the future.”
     
  16. William Gates macrumors 6502

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    First, I doubt that they'll be able to scale the X line to cover demand for all iPhones within the next year.

    Second, I doubt that they'll only have a new phone that starts at $1k each year.
     
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    It matches the ambient light around you so your screen doesn't mess with your eyes and brain.
     
  18. trellus macrumors member

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    I'm upgrading from my 6s Plus to the 8 Plus -- which means an even more significant upgrade than from the 7 Plus.

    I think the X is awesome, but I'll take the $200 savings and put it towards upgrading my first generation Apple Watch to an Apple Watch 3 with LTE.

    I don't need Face ID -- it's cool but Touch ID works just fine for me, thank you -- and I'll be only slightly jealous of people doing Animoji, and I can live with that. :)

    I'll still get the same high-end performance since the 8 Plus has the exact same A11 Bionic chip.
    Already have the 6s Plus size so while I will eventually be pleased to upgrade to an X-sized phone, I can wait another year.
     
  19. jdawgnoonan macrumors regular

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    I have the 7 Plus and I see no major reason to upgrade to the 8 series. The feature upgrades are quite minor. I really like the TrueTone screen on the iPad, but if I upgrade on Att Next I will need to purchase AppleCare+ again and that seems like 150 dollars wasted for almost no reason. Now if I were to upgrade to the X that actually would be a real upgrade. But I debate giving them a year to debug FaceID before upgrading. I usually get a new phone every year. I am considering saving the money an upgrade would cost and putting it into an Apple Watch. Although since ATT charges 10 per month for connected watches I'll probably not get the LTE version (if they charged 5 per month I would get the LTE version).
     
  20. trellus macrumors member

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    Oddly enough, it's definitely enough to lure me away -- I'm not 100% happy with the performance of iOS 10 on my iPhone 6s Plus, and I'm looking forward to the enhanced performance, wireless charging, fast charging, and the superior front camera that the upgrade to the 8 Plus will give me coming from the 6s Plus.

    I'll even live with the lack of a headphone jack, the only thing that I hate about this upgrade. :p
     
  21. macTW macrumors 6502a

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    Not worth an upgrade from the 7, but it wasn't designed that way. The 8 is worth a name change but not worth an upgrade, like every 4s to 5, 5s to 6 type jump.
     
  22. Sadman88 macrumors newbie

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    I think they'll release an iPhone 9 next year with touch ID and an updated iPhone X/10. And then after that just have iPhone X and X Plus and possibly iPhone Classic
     
  23. trellus macrumors member

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    Chi phone chargers are extraordinarily inexpensive -- on the order of $13 on Amazon and I happen to have one already. That alone is a significant feature to me.
     
  24. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Being the iPhone X is launching later this year, I would expect in November they should have an ample amount of supply to ship by November 3. I'm assuming that's a lot of Why it's shipping later, is having production to meet the demand. None the less, you don't have a pre-order in within a few minutes after the launch, it could be a long wait.
     
  25. EdT macrumors 6502a

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    What I would like to find is a site that honestly compares different phones and features. Most sites that do reviews are brand centric i.e. Sites for Apple favor Apple, LG favors LG, Samsung is pro Samsung etc.

    I'd like to know what the plus and minuses of each are. I don't need to know that someone thinks every Apple product is garbage and only fanbois put up with their shortcomings, or that Android is crap, or that all Samsung does is copy not innovate.
     

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