Over 70% of iPhone users plan to upgrade to a new model within the next year.
While the revolutionary iPhone X is enticing, the iPhone 8 offer plenty of reasons to upgrade too. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus charge wirelessly and have more storage when compared to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
That said, many consumers have a hard time telling the difference between the two models. Price is the easiest way to differentiate them, as a new iPhone 8 Plus costs $150 more than a regular iPhone 8. But there are several reasons for the price gap.
Read on to find out the 3 most notable differences between these two smartphones!
If you rest the two phones side by side, the first thing you’ll notice is a difference in the sizes of the screens. While both have Retina HD displays, the 8 Plus sports a 5.5-inch screen, and the iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch screen.
Due to the larger screen, the 8 Plus is a slightly bulkier and heavier phone. It’s a centimeter wider and two centimeters taller. It also weighs about 54 grams more than the standard 8.
Aside from the size of the screen, there’s also a difference in screen resolution. The iPhone 8 Plus offers a 1920×1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi, while the iPhone 8 has a 1334×750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi. However, the difference is not very noticeable.
The Battery Life
Usually, the iPhone Plus models offer more battery life than the standard models. This generation is no different.
Compared to the standard iPhone 8, the 8 Plus offers 7 more hours of talk time. It also offers 1 additional hour of internet use and video playback, and 20 more hours of audio playback.
While battery tests are not 100% reliable, they can provide some insight. Some battery tests indicate that the 8 Plus has the best battery life of any flagship phone on the market.
Both models charge quickly, as they can reach up to 50% in about half an hour.
Compared to the cameras on last year’s models, the new cameras offer better color accuracy and clarity. However, there are significant differences between the camera on the iPhone 8 and the one on the 8 Plus.
The iPhone 8 has a standalone 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization. The iPhone 8 Plus, on the other hand, offers a dual camera. It includes an additional 12-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.8 aperture.
Here are a few benefits of a dual camera:
- More custom features
- Better performance in difficult lighting
- Smoother zooming
Thanks to the dual camera, the iPhone 8 Plus also features a beta version of the new Portrait Lighting mode. This mode allows users to use different lighting effects, such as stage lighting.
Choosing Between the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
If you take a lot of pictures, the dual camera on the iPhone 8 Plus may be worth the extra $150. You may also want to dole out the extra money if you value a longer battery life.
While the 8 Plus undoubtedly has the better specs, it’s also substantially larger. If you prefer a smaller, less bulky phone, you might want to opt for the standard iPhone 8.
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