Apple iPhone 7 vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Apple iPhone 12

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Display

Size:

4.7 inches
5.5 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution:

1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 326 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 401 PPI
2532 x 1170 pixels, 457 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body:

65.71 %
67.47 %
87.24 %

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)
1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Apple 3-core GPU
Yes

RAM:

2GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

256GB, not expandable
256GB, not expandable
64GB (NVMe), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
iOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1960 mAh
2691 mAh
2815 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W
Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Sapphire crystal lens cover)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features:

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front:

7 MP (HDR)
7 MP (HDR)
12 MP (EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)
5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 inches (146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm)

Weight:

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
7.13 oz (202.0 g)
5.78 oz (164.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Rose gold, Jet black
Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Lightning
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

T4
M3, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 07, 2016

FCC ID value:

BCG-E3091A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.19 W/kg

Body:

1.09 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.14 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 849
$ 949
$ 829

In The Box:

EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
USB-C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 07, 2016
Sep 12, 2017
Oct 13, 2020
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