iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus: the big differences revealed

The iPhone X may be a really big deal, but it isn’t Apple’s biggest phone: that’s the iPhone 8 Plus, the successor to last year’s iPhone 7 Plus.

It’s a big phone with a big screen and a big price tag too, but is it a worthy upgrade from the thoroughly excellent and still lightning quick iPhone 7 Plus? Let’s find out.

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus: design


The iPhone 7 Plus looks like a bigger iPhone 7 and like its smaller sibling comes in six colours: Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black and (Product)RED, and it’s rated IP67 for water and dust resistance. It’s a big phone – that 5.5-inch display with large bezels means it’s hefty if you have small hands – but visually the proportions work just as well as they do on the smaller iPhone 7.

The iPhone 8 looks similar but has a glass front and back sitting on a steel frame with aluminium around the edges. Colours are Silver, Space Grey and Gold. It’s microscopically sealed for dust and water resistance; we’re assuming IP68 certification compared to the IP67 of the iPhone 7.

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