iPhone 7 VS iPhone 8: What’s The Difference?

In this article, we’ve decided to compare both Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 to help you if you’re thinking about upgrading your phone to one of these devices, or if you’re curious about the difference between them.


Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 design is very similar. In fact, at first glance, it may be hard to tell which one is which.

The iPhone 8 measurements are 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in) and weighs 148g (5.22 oz) while the iPhone 7 measurements are 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and weighs 138g (4.87 oz). The extra weight on the iPhone 8 comes from its new glass back which supports wireless charging, while the iPhone 7 sports Apple’s Series 7000 aluminum frame.

Both phones have the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the Home button and have an IP67 water and dust resistance rating. The iPhone 7 was the first iPhone to sport stereo speakers, but Apple decided to take it a little further with the iPhone 8 model by enhancing the volume by 25 percent compared to the iPhone 7.

Display & Performance

As for the display, both the devices sport a 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display, and a 1334 x 750 pixel resolution with 326 ppi.

The iPhone 8 has Apple’s A11 Bionic chip, Six-Core CPU, Six Core GPU, M11 motion coprocessor, and 2GB of RAM. This means the iPhone 8 is 25 percent faster than the iPhone 7 when using the high-performance cores and has a 30 percent faster graphics performance. The iPhone 7 has Apple’s A10 Fusion chip and an M10 motion coprocessor, which is still really fast. Before the iPhone 8 came out the iPhone 7 was considered the world’s fastest smartphone.

The cameras on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 are 12MP with f/1.8 aperture and have optical image stabilization, while the front cameras are 7MP with f/2.2. Apple says that the Image Signal Processor on the iPhone 8 will offer improved photos and videos compared to the iPhone 7. In addition, Apple has brought better pixel processing, faster low-light autofocus, and noise reduction on its new device.

Battery Life

The battery life on both devices are the same, both offer up to 14 hours of talk time, 12 hours of internet usage, 13 hours of video playback, and 40 hours of audio playback. Since the iPhone 8 has wireless charging, users will notice that the phone charges faster than iPhone 7.

Price & Storage

Users can get the iPhone 8 in the 64GB model for $699 or 256GB model for $849. The iPhone 7 also comes in two storage options, 32GB for $549 and 128GB for $649. Apple offers the iPhone 8 in gray, silver, and gold color options while the iPhone 7 comes in silver, gold, rose gold, gray and jet black.