iPhone 8(+) Is iPhone 8+ with extra $120 vs 7+ ?

Is iPhone 8+ with extra $120 vs 7+ ?

  • Yes, 8+ worth the extra $120

    Votes: 29 78.4%
  • No

    Votes: 8 21.6%

  • Total voters
    37

dmk1974

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Is the 8+ that much better than a 7+ to justify spending an additional $120? Thanks!
 

tonybarnaby

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To me it is worth an extra year of support plus the a11. The only thing to consider is you get more storage for cheaper on the 7+.
 

puma1552

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It'll be worth more on the back end when you go to sell it too, so the difference might not be $120.

Pay less on the front end, get less on the back end. Not to mention you'll need to upgrade a year earlier than you would with the 8 when support is lost or the phone becomes too slow.

Personally I wouldn't buy a 2 year old phone.
 
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dmk1974

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Thanks for the comments so far. I should have mentioned that both are the same 256gb storage.

I dislike the 1/2 oz heavier 8+ and prefer the metal back over glass. But if better and worth it, 8+ may be the way to go since it’s the last Touch ID phone apple is making.
 

dazz87

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Yes, its worth the $120.00 extra over the 7 plus. Remember you will made back some of that $120.00 back when you resell it cause the resale value will be higher on the 8 over the 7.
 
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tonybarnaby

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Thanks for the comments so far. I should have mentioned that both are the same 256gb storage.

I dislike the 1/2 oz heavier 8+ and prefer the metal back over glass. But if better and worth it, 8+ may be the way to go since it’s the last Touch ID phone apple is making.
The a11 is a big upgrade over the a10. Wireless charging isnt my thing, but it's worth it for true tone, a11 and extra support. True tone is a MUST HAVE for me now.
 

karmatourer

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Thanks for the comments so far. I should have mentioned that both are the same 256gb storage.

I dislike the 1/2 oz heavier 8+ and prefer the metal back over glass. But if better and worth it, 8+ may be the way to go since it’s the last Touch ID phone apple is making.
If 1 handed you 5 or 10 or 100 items,you could not feel 1/2 ounce difference between them. And even if you could,1/2 ounce makes a difference? That is the funniest thing I've read here in a long time. Seriously.
 

Relentless Power

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98% don’t need True Tone.
Technically, No one _needs_ true tone, but perhaps they want true tone once they have an understanding of what it is and how it actually can benefit them. Many are actually confused what true tone even executes in the first place, but for those who I do know who have used true tone, would not have a phone or iPad without it.
 
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dmk1974

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Using the 8+ now for a couple days. Pretty comparable, but maybe opens a few of the larger apps a fraction faster. Boot up is noticeably faster as well (but really don't cold boot that often).
 

aneftp

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Performance wise. Look at the geek bench scores. The A10 to A11 processor was close to 100% bump in performance especially multi core. The A11 to A12 bump in performance is only about 10-15%.

So if u are choosing the iPhone 7 vs 8. Get the 8.

The iPhone 8/plus processor is equivalent to the “S” cycle upgrade in raw cpu power and will last u at least 2 years of good performance
 

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nutmac

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I think it's worth it.
  • True Tone is one of those things that may seem minor at first. But once you have it, it's hard to go back.
  • Significantly faster. 7 Plus is not slow today, so 8 Plus's significantly faster performance may not be noticed as much today. But that extra performance should give you another year's worth of use.
  • Better camera, with better flash lighting, better HDR, portrait lighting effects, 40K 60 fps.
  • Wireless charging. This may not seem like your thing at first, but once you accumulate a decent number of chargers around the house (and placed wherever you normally put your phone down when not in use), you will wonder how you went without it. The freedom of plopping the phone on the charger and then pick it up whenever you want to without worrying about the cable.
Having said that, if you don't need telephoto camera lens, I would go even further and get XR.
 

dmk1974

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Mainly revisiting since I may shuffle phones down to my kids. Backing their 7+ up the other day, I can barely tell any speed drop off from my 8+. 7+ definitely feels lighter in hand though. Maybe I should just get all of us new XRs and be done with it :) But I'm pretty sure I'll just replace their batteries and hand-me-down.
 
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