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September 13, 2017

The new iPhones vs. the iPhone 7: What’s changed?

by John_A

This year’s iPhone anniversary event has given us not one or two, but three new handsets to ponder over. The iPhone X is the star, offering us an edge-to-edge screen and a new front-facing TrueDepth camera. But we’re still getting a new pair of numbered phones, the 8 and 8 Plus, for those who like to go a little more traditional, so to speak. If you’re currently mulling an upgrade from your 7 or 7 Plus, we’ve made it a little easier by having the new phones face off in two tables — one comparing the 4.7-inch devices and another for their bigger siblings, with the iPhone X making an appearance in both. Of course, specs aren’t everything, so we’ll have a review (or two) for you later this year for all the phones we saw today.

iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 7
Pricing
$999, $1149 (off contract)
$699, $849 (off contract)
$649, $749, $849 (offcontract)
Dimensions
143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches)
138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches)
138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches)
Weight
174g (6.14 ounces)
148g (5.22 ounces)
138g (4.87 ounces)
Screen size
5.8 inches (147.32mm)
4.7 inches (119.38mm)
4.7 inches (119.38mm)
Screen resolution
2,436 x 1,125 (458ppi)
1,334 x 750 (326ppi)
1,334 x 750 (326ppi)
Screen type
Super Retina OLED
Retina HD IPS LCD
Retina HD IPS LCD
Battery
Size not available (up to 21 hours talk time, 12 hours internet)
Size not available (up to 14 hours talk time, 12 hours internet)
1,960mAh
Internal storage
64 / 256 GB
64 / 256 GB
32/128/256GB
External storage
None
None
None
Rear camera
Dual cameras:
Wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.4
12MP, f/1.8
12MP, f/1.8
Front-facing cam
7MP TrueDepth, f/2.2
10MP, f/2.2
7MP, f/2.2
Video capture
4K at 60fps
4K at 60fps
4K at 30fps
NFC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
v5.0
v5.0
v4.2
SoC
Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A10 Fusion
CPU
Not available
Not available
2.34GHz quad-core
GPU
Not available
Not available
PowerVR Series 7XT GT7600 Plus
RAM
Not available
Not available
2GB
WiFi
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Operating system
iOS 11
iOS 11
iOS 10
Notable features
Face ID, new gyroscope and accelerometer, IP67 certified, wireless charging
New gyroscope and accelerometer, IP67 certified, wireless charging
Touch ID, IP67 certified

iPhone X
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
Pricing
$999, $1149 (off contract)
$799, $949 (off contract)
$769, $869, $969 (off-contract)
Known dimensions
143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches)
158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm (6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches)
158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)
Weight
174g (6.14 ounces)
202g (7.13 ounces)
188g (6.63 ounces)
Screen size
5.8 inches (147.32mm)
5.5 inches (139.7mm)
5.5 inches (139.7mm)
Screen resolution
2,436 x 1,125 (458ppi)
1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi)
1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi)
Screen type
Super Retina OLED
Retina HD IPS LCD
Retina HD IPS LCD
Battery
Size not available (Up to 21 hours talk time, 12 hours internet)
Size not available (Up to 21 hours talk time, 13 hours internet)
2,900mAh
Internal storage
64 / 256 GB
64 GB / 256 GB
32/128/256GB
External storage
None
None
None
Rear camera
Dual cameras:
Wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.4
Dual cameras:
Wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.8
Dual cameras:
Wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.8
Front-facing cam
7MP TrueDepth, f/2.2
7MP f/2.2
7MP, f/2.2
Video capture
4K at 60fps
4K at 60fps
4K at 30fps
NFC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
v5.0
v5.0
v4.2
SoC
Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A10 Fusion
CPU
Not available
Not available
2.34GHz quad-core
GPU
Not available
Not available
PowerVR Series 7XT GT7600 Plus
RAM
Not available
Not available
3GB
WiFi
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Operating system
iOS 11
iOS 11
iOS 10
Notable features
Face ID, new gyroscope and accelerometer, IP67 certified, wireless charging
New gyroscope and accelerometer, IP67 certified, wireless charging
Touch ID, IP67 certified

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