Is anyone else surprised at the speed difference coming from a 7 to an 8?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jacoblee23, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2011
    My 7plus was very fast and this 8 plus just screams speed. It's up there with my 2017 MacBook Pro w/touchbar. I am very pleased. Usually I don't notice this much of a speed difference in only a year.
  2. psynnott macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2012
    I went from a 5s to an 8plus and it's simply incredible . The benchmarks are completely destroying any other phone out there.

  3. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Is it really noticeable? I had read reviews about how the reviewers felt the 7 was already "more than enough speed" and was not being fully taken advantage of. The 8 is also the same way so both seemed to be equivalent in performance without a noticeable difference.
  4. psynnott macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2012
    It is for me. There is no lag -anywhere-.
  5. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    It’s a tiny bump in overall speed and performance. Not huge. I wouldn’t make that a main reason for upgrading by any means.
  6. George Knighton macrumors 65816

    George Knighton

    Oct 13, 2010
    It'll depend on what you are doing. Most of us don't do video editing on our iPhones. :)

    I might not be able to resist the X, but I can probably resist the 8.

    You know from the thread that you started that the lack of Band 71 and Gigabit LTE are slowing down what would usually be an instant purchase for a longtime dedicated Apple fan.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Sometimes I think for anyone to appreciate speed increases with performance from iPhone to iPhone, it all depends on how they're using their iPhone. If somebody is using intensive applications or multitasking, that's really the definitive measure the how to differentiate the speed improvements.
  8. terps2005 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    I guess I don't do anything that really showcases the speed difference but I see no difference at all between my 7+ and 8+ in normal day to day use. I'll keep the 8 but its not a huge noticeable difference to me.
  9. Pelea macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2014
    There’s no difference in speed comparing a 7 on iOS 11 to an 8 on iOS 11. The animations changed from iOS 10 to 11, that’s all.

    I have both phones and compared them already.
  10. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2008
    Your'e luckier than this guy:

  11. kawalerzysta macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2013
    Mt Pocono, PA
    I just got my 8+ last night. Initial impression is that it is faster then 7+. It is not ground breaking difference but definitely noticeable.
  12. kougra6541 macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2016
    I noticed a huge speed increase from the 7 plus too!!

    I mean, I never thought my 7plus was slowing down by any means, but the 8 plus is noticeably faster!
  13. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    "it's up there with my macbook" ya. I can really tell you have no idea what you are talking about comparing two completely different things.
  14. mackinmike macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2012
    was at the store yesterday to compare w/ my ip7 and didn't notice it was any faster. the first app I opened was the camera.... and it lagged for some reason. the gf was next to me and said, why is it so slow? I was puzzled too.

    heck, if the benchmarks makes you feel better about the purchase, good for you.
  15. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2014
    The current ios11 is not really optimized. 7 needs to be optimized more. It may be intentional by apple
  16. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    all these problems will heavily affect iphone X sales.
  17. serialtoon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    Long Beach
    Its kind of like when someone puts a bunch of "racing" stickers on their car and all of a sudden its faster....yea.
  18. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    For all of the people that say the 8+ is faster than the 7+, in what respect?

    I played with my friends 8+ yesterday and vs my 7+ I didn't notice a difference. I only played with it for a few minutes though.

    In what specific areas do you notice a speed difference?
  19. mackinmike macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2012
    It's all in their head.....gotta justify the new purchase ya know? :)
  20. Juan007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    The speed is absolutely incredible, at this point it's a super computer that fits in your pocket.
  21. oplix, Sep 23, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017

    oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY

    Chris Pirillo busts the myth that the iphone 8 is faster than the iphone 7. it's just a placebo effect of having spent $800+ on the same phone that was released last year
  22. Azzurro macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2015
    I thought the 8 has still 2GB of RAM same as 7. So it’s unnoticeable.
  23. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two

    So…I can tell my boss to ditch the MacPro and buy an iPhone? I can attach a keyboard, mouse and three monitors? Will it run InDesign? What's the integration into a Windows server environment?

    I think it's great we all have this now, I just fail to see how the supercomputer in my pocket replaces my desktop computers. Some people out there may have a use but I see a solution in search of a problem.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 23, 2017 ---
    So I guess you can make faster phone calls now?
  24. mackinmike macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2012
    A supercomputer in your pocket that is used for email, facebook, snap, instagram. how exciting. let's get real, all the power is pointless unless you actually use it for something.
  25. manni macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2010
    These debates come up every year. And what most people don't understand is it will take time for software to be written to fully exploit the improvements. So yes those figures Apple release saying it's x% faster are real but the difference likely won't be visible most of the time.

    The 8 isn't, in real world usage, using most of today's apps, any faster than the 7. It might be a fraction quicker but those claiming to notice a big improvement are just justifying to themselves having spent a lot of money - I'm not criticising them, we all do it to some extent.

    I think the speed differences will become more apparent in the future though especially with apps that will increasingly be written to exploit the multi-core performance. I suspect certain processor intensive apps in a year or two will run quite a bit faster on the 8 (and possibly the 7) than on the 6S for example.

    For now though there are already speed comparisons of the 7 v 8 on youtube; for most apps there isn't any difference.

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