Deciding which iPhone to choose? This should help.

With the new iPhone 11 being released in September 2019, many Apple lovers jumped at the chance to upgrade - but with Apple’s devices being at the top end of the price scale, it's good to know if you're getting the best bang for your cash, especially when our phones tend to last longer than they used to.

If you’re wondering whether or not to upgrade from the iPhone 8, we’ve put together a short guide comparing the two devices to give you all the info to help you decide when it comes to choosing your next iPhone. Whether you're looking to upgrade from an iPhone 6 or 7 to iPhone 8 or already have an iPhone 8 and like the look of the new 11, here's what you need to know.


Perhaps the most obvious difference between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 11 is their cameras. The iPhone 8 sports a 12Mp f/1.8 rear camera, but the iPhone 11 now has a dual-lens camera, made up of a 12Mp f/1.8 wide-angle lens, and a 12Mp ultra-wide f/2.0 with 2x optical zoom. This is something to consider if high-quality photography is something you want from your device. The new Wide sensor on the camera can also auto-focus three times faster nwo on the object your snapping, even in low light.

The selfie camera has also seen an upgrade too, with the iPhone 8 having a 7Mp f/2.2 front lens, where as the iPhone 11 offers a clearer, sharper image with its 12Mp TrueDepth f/2.2 lens offers 4K video. It also has a cool new ‘slofie’ feature, meaning you can create slow-motion clips with the front shooter.  If you want the very best in selfie photos, iPhone 11 should be your choice, but it's worth noting that the iPhone 8 can still take a decent selfie for your Instagram.

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8

Battery and power

The new iPhone 11 features the A13 Bionic processor, while the iPhone 8 still runs with the A11 - while the iPhone 8 still runs perfectly well, the iPhone 11 offers a faster experience which will come in handy with newer apps as they're released.

Both devices offer fast charging, but the iPhone 11 offers around four hours more battery life than the iPhone 8.

Display and design

One clear difference in design is the lack of bezels on the iPhone 11, allowing for a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina Display with Haptic Touch technology - meaning the 3D Touch feature from the iPhone 8 is gone for good (we don't miss it). The home button is also gone, meaning the iPhone 11 uses Face ID for unlocking, rather than fingerprint security.

The iPhone 11 undoubtedly offers a clearer and sharper image than the iPhone 8 - which featured a 4.7-inch Retina HD.  However, we doubt you'll be disappointed with the iPhone 8's display, it's still one of the best available in the market and of course, that little bit more attractive following its price drop when the iPhone 11 launched.

Hopefully that gives you a brief overview of the main differences between iPhone 8 and 11.  If you have more questions you can tweet us at any time, message us on Facebook or call the team on 0208 712 6808. Head this way for our latest iPhone 11 deals and you'll find the iPhone 8 here.  And if you decide to keep your current iPhone, it's worth looking at switching to a SIM Only deal to reduce your bill.

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