iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8; What's Changed?

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With Apple's timely launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the device manufacturer came out with two flagship devices to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. But before you pull out your wallet to dish out for these smartphones, let's see if it's worth the upgrade.

Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are IP67 rated and lack a headphone jack, but the iPhone 8 has a glass back for wireless charging. Both come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes. The 10nm A11 chip powers the iPhone 8, though RAM has yet to be determined. The iPhone 7 has an A10 Fusion chip and 2/3GB RAM.

Read on for a full breakdown of design, specs and pricing.

Design

With the launch of the iPhone 8, there isn’t a whole lot different – all the big changes seem to have gone into the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 looks very familiar to the iPhone 7.  It has rounded sides and a Touch ID button below the display.

 The biggest visible difference is the glass back, which replaces the 7000-series aluminium used in the iPhone 7. Apple has switched to glass so it can implement wireless charging into these new phones. Make sure you protect that glass back with a phone case that has been designed just for the iPhone 8 device. Shop iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cases here.

Specs

Inside the iPhone 8, there’s an A11 Bionic chip, which is built using the same 10nm manufacturing process as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, for improved operational efficiency. Apple says the Bionic is 25% faster than the A10 in the iPhone 7, and it has the first Apple-designed GPU that’s built especially for Metal 2.

In terms of display, the iPhone 8 is essentially the same as the iPhone 7. Both are available with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch IPS LCD panels with a Retina resolution. The iPhone 8 maintains the bezel-look of the iPhone 7.

The camera on the iPhone 8 also has the same camera functionality of the iPhone 7 with 12MP f/1.8.

Price

The iPhone 8 kicks off at $699 for 32GB and $799 for 128GB.