iPhone 8(+) iPhone 8 vs 8 plus camera differences

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mlody, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    My wife currently has iPhone 6s and would like to upgrade her phone to have a better camera. The options on the Plus version are not of her interest; zoom, portrait and lighting modes are all gimmicks for her; however, one thing cough our attention when reviewing the spec of both phones is that Plus version has a wide angle main camera vs the regular size iPhone.

    iPhone 8 spec sheet says
    ƒ/1.8 aperture

    but iPhone 8 Plus spec sheet says:
    Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture

    Does this mean that the main camera on the Plus is different than on 8? If I am not mistaken, many people stated that the camera on 8 and the main camera on 8 Plus are identical, but the spec sheet says otherwise?

    I appreciate any input on this matter.
  2. Diorama macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2017
    The Plus lens is called wide angle to differentiate it from the telephoto. This is not necessary on the 8 as there is only one lens.
    I’m pretty sure it’s identical, the Plus doesn’t have an ultrawide/fish eye or anything.
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  3. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    The Plus has 3 cameras.
    • One front facing Face Time camera
    • Two cameras on back: The wide angle and the telephoto camera.
    The wide angle camera on the 8 Plus is the same as the rear facing camera found on the standard 8. One thing to consider is Apple uses a technique it calls "Fusion" that take advantage of both of the 8 Pluses cameras to improve photography. This will make photos on the 8 Plus look better. This feature was introduced with the iPhone 7. This extended beyond just portrait mode..

  4. mlody thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    Thank you for clarifying this. I always suspected that the main shooters were identical; however, the spec sheet confused me.
  5. Greg M macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    One thing to note is that the tele lens on the plus is not OIS, only the wide angle lens is. On the X both are OIS. That is one thing that's making me lean towards waiting for next year for the plus sized X.
  6. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2016
    New Jersey
    The zoom is a gimmick? Far from it. The zoom is the reason I won't go to a regular sized phone anymore. I get that the plus may be too large for some, hence the X. But if "best camera" is a deciding factor, don't knock the plus or the X. Go and check them out for yourselves, you both may be surprised.

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