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iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 8 Plus

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iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Starting from €434.83
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iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus Starting from €204.00
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How they compare

Customer reviews

iPhone 12 iPhone 8 Plus
Average
4.1/5
(10451)
4.1/5
(1654)
Tell us how you really feel 2.7/5
2.9/5

Design

iPhone 12 iPhone 8 Plus
Width 71.5 mm 78.1 mm
Height 147.7 mm 158.4 mm
Weight 164 g 202 g
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.5 mm
Volume 78.15 cm³ 92.78 cm³

Screen

iPhone 12 iPhone 8 Plus
Resolution 1170 x 2532 px 1080 x 1920 px
Density 460 ppi 401 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 5.5 inches

Battery

iPhone 12 iPhone 8 Plus
Battery capacity 2815 mAh* 2675 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power

Performances

iPhone 12 iPhone 8 Plus
Maximum storage 256 GB 256 GB
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 3 GB
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

iPhone 12 iPhone 8 Plus
Front camera resolution 12 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

iPhone 12 iPhone 8 Plus
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 3

Our recent comparisons

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 12 Comparison

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 12: iPhone 12 has excellent performance

The newer iPhone 12 has better components than the iPhone 8 Plus. For example, it has a bigger battery, so you can enjoy a longer battery life. It's also about 30% faster due to the more powerful processor. The iPhone 12 also has more RAM (4GB versus 3GB in the iPhone 8 Plus). It is also the only one of the two that's compatible with 5G technology. In terms of photography, it also has the advantage with its 12 MP sensor, compared to only 7 MP for the iPhone 8 Plus.

iPhone 8 Plus, a physical button and a compact size

If you like having a physical button, you'll prefer the iPhone 8 Plus. It allows you to return to the home screen or unlock the smartphone with a fingerprint reader. On the iPhone 12, this button is absent, replaced by swiping and facial recognition. The iPhone 8 Plus is also more compact than the iPhone 12, with a 5.5-inch screen compared to the iPhone 12's 6.1-inch screen. This is suitable for users who like to use their device with one hand, but it may not be enough for anyone who consumes a lot of content on their smartphone. This is especially true because the resolution is nearly 40% better on the iPhone 12.

The iPhone 12 is the clear best choice if you're looking for more features. It's more powerful, and it'll also receive software updates for longer. The iPhone 8 Plus is affordable, and it's a good compromise between price and performance. It's also suitable for users who aren't comfortable with facial recognition technology or who just like a physical button.

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