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Apple iPhone 8 vs. iPhone 7

By Gideon Nweke | Sep 30, 2019 | technology
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Apple’s annual iPhone update always generates some excitement, but the iPhone 8 was overshadowed by the iPhone X. Of course, not everyone will want to upgrade to the new design. Maybe a $1,000 phone is a bit much, or you prefer the more manageable size of the iPhone 8. It’s clear from the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR that the home button is gone for good and the iPhone 8 is the last of its kind.

At first glance, the iPhone 8 doesn’t look any different than the iPhone 7, but if you dig in beneath the Retina display, you’ll find some important distinctions. If you already have the iPhone 7, however, the question remains: Is it worth upgrading? Or if you’re looking to buy one of these iPhones today, which should you go for? Let’s find out how the two devices measure up.

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  Apple iPhone 8 Apple iPhone 7 Size 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)  5.44 × 2.64 × 0.28 inches (138.3 × 67.1 × 7.1 mm) Weight 5.22 ounces (148 grams) 4.87 ounces (138 grams) Screen 4.7-inch Retina HD IPS LCD 4.7-inch Retina HD LED-backlit widescreen Resolution 1334 × 750 pixels 1334 × 750 pixels Operating system iOS 11 iOS 10 (Upgradable to iOS 11) Storage 64GB or 256GB 32GB, 128GB, or 256GB MicroSD card slot No No NFC support Yes (Apple Pay only) Yes (Apple Pay only) Processor A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture, M11 motion coprocessor Apple A10 Fusion with 64-bit architecture, M10 motion coprocessor RAM 2GB 2GB Connectivity 4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11ac/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11ac/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Camera 12MP rear with OIS, 7MP front 12MP rear with OIS, 7MP front Video 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps, 4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 or 60 fps, 720p at 240 fps Bluetooth Yes, version 5 Yes, version 4.2 Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes Other sensors Barometer, gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, ambient light sensor Barometer, 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor Water resistant Yes, IP67 Yes, IP67 Battery 1,821mAh 1,960mAh Charger Lightning Lightning Quick charging Yes No Wireless charging Yes No Marketplace Apple App Store Apple App Store Color offerings Gold, Silver, Space Grey Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black Availability AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Price $600 $450 DT review 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars

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