Which one will you choose?
Did the latest Apple announcement catch your eye? Now that the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X have been unveiled, there’s plenty to think about if you’re deciding which iPhone to go for. So we’re here to help you make the right choice. Scroll down to find out how the key features of the iPhone 7, 8, 8 Plus and X measure up.
Compare the features
Apple are known for creating beautiful phones. Fact. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are formed from glass – a first for iPhone. But they also share the familiar design of previous iPhones, with curved edges and a round home button. So they’re perfect if you love the iconic iPhone look and you’re not ready to give up the home button. The iPhone X is all screen and has no home button, so it’s a complete break from the iPhones you’ve used before. It comes in Silver and Space Gray, so you’ve got two colours to choose from. If you want more choice, head for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. They both come in Gold as well as Silver and Space Gray. And there’s even more choice with the iPhone 7, which comes in six colours – including the striking (PRODUCT)RED.
Now for the big news. Wireless charging for a wireless world. If you’re always ending up with frayed cables that you have to replace, this one’s for you. With wireless charging, you just need to pop your phone on a charging station or mat to charge up. The best bit? The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are both compatible with wireless charging, so there’s no need to wait for the iPhone X to enjoy the feature. You can start living the future of wireless, right now.
Always running out of room for your apps and snaps? Good news. The iPhone 7, 8, 8 Plus and X all come in a 256GB variant. So whichever you go for, there’s loads of space to store all the stuff you love. The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X are all powered by the same A11 Bionic chip too – the most powerful and smartest chip ever in an iPhone. iPhone 7 runs off the A10 Fusion Chip, so it still packs a powerful punch. And what about size? Well, iPhone 8 is the smallest and lightest of the new iPhones, at 148g. So if you want a phone that’ll fit in your pocket, go for the iPhone 8 – or the iPhone 7, at 138g. The iPhone 8 Plus is the largest of the three new phones, and it’s got a huge 5.5 inch screen. So it’s great for gaming or watching movies on your phone. Or you could wait for the iPhone X, which has a 5.8 inch display.
Apple have taken the world’s most popular camera and made it even better. The iPhone 7 camera is still a winner, but you’ll be amazed by the iPhone 8’s more advanced 12MP camera. It’s got a larger, faster sensor and a new colour filter, for beautiful snaps you’ll be excited to share. Or if you want to go a step further, try the iPhone 8 Plus. It’s got 12MP dual cameras with an improved portrait mode, for sharper foregrounds and more naturally blurred backgrounds. So your smartphone pictures will look more professional than ever. And it’s even got wide-angle and telephoto lenses for optical zoom. The iPhone X camera has all the same features as the iPhone 8 Plus. So if you can’t wait to get started with the improved portrait mode and wide-angle lens, opt for the iPhone 8 Plus.
What we think
Apple have raised the bar with all three new iPhones. From new tech like wireless charging, to improved performance powered by the A11 Bionic Chip, it’s a whole new world of iPhone. And all of this is packaged in devices that are as stunning as you’d expect. So which one should you choose? The iPhone 8 Plus has a lot of the same features as the iPhone X – and it’s available now. So if it’s top-of-the-range tech you’re interested in, go for the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 has many of these features too. And it’s smaller than both the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, so it’s the most convenient one to carry around. If you want to give up the home button and try out the all-over screen, wait for the iPhone X to be released. Or if you’re looking for high tech at an affordable price, don’t forget that iPhone 7 is still one of the best phones on the market.