The 2017 Apple iPhones VS 2018 Apple iPhones (Specs Comparison)!

It has been raining Apple leaks! As rumored earlier, Apple is hosting its iPhone 8 September event on September 12th, 2017 at Steve Jobs theatre at its new Headquarters in Cupertino . The event is set to start at 10AM PDT or 10:30PM IST . And as per Apple’s website, you need to have to fulfil the following requirements to watch the live stream .

Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).

But how do the previous and upcoming iPhone stack up with each other? Let us check it out!

Apple iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus :

Apple will be following the tradition of its iPhone numbering and will be launching the iPhone 7S and the iPhone 7S Plus as successors to the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus which were released last year . Both of these devices are rumored to be slightly taller and broader but so negligibly that normal users wont event notice . Plus, they might get Aluminum frame and rear panel made of glass to support wireless charging but it is not expected to be as fast as the native wireless chargers from other competitors .Yes, there will Touch ID in the front!

Apple iPhone 8 (iPhone X) :

Source : Bloomberg

This will be the third iPhone for the event . This will be the special edition iPhone with bezel less display . This will the 10th Anniversary of iPhone and this special iPhone will carry most of the special changes and design improvements . The Touch ID is removed from the front and we are not yet quiet sure if fingerprint authentication will even exist in the device but what we are slightly confident about is the IRIS Scanning technology that we saw earlier debuting in the Lumia 950/XL and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, S8/+ and the Note 8. In place of the physical Touch ID, the phone will have a virtual home button for the device.

iPhone 7

As obtained from GSMArena, this is what iPhone 7 is made of :

NetworkTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1660, A1778
CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 – A1660
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – A1660, A1778
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA – A1660
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – A1660, A1778
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRSYes
EDGEYes
LaunchAnnounced2016, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, September
BodyDimensions138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)
Weight138 g (4.87 oz)
SIMNano-SIM
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DisplayTypeLED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size4.7 inches (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionIon-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– Display Zoom
PlatformOSiOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 10.3.3
ChipsetApple A10 Fusion
CPUQuad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
GPUPowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)
MemoryCard slotNo
Internal32/128/256 GB, GB, 2 GB RAM
CameraPrimary12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps, check quality
Secondary7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
SoundAlert typesVibration, proprietary ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter incl.
CommsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCYes (Apple Pay only)
RadioNo
USB2.0, reversible connector
FeaturesSensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingiMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
BrowserHTML5 (Safari)
JavaNo
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 1960 mAh battery (7.45 Wh)
Talk timeUp to 14 h (3G)
Music playUp to 40 h
MiscColorsJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
SAR1.19 W/kg (head)     1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU1.38 W/kg (head)     1.34 W/kg (body)
PriceAbout 610 EUR
TestsPerformanceBasemark OS II 2.0: 3416
DisplayContrast ratio: 1603:1 (nominal), 3.964 (sunlight)
CameraPhoto / Video
LoudspeakerVoice 67dB / Noise 73dB / Ring 75dB
Audio qualityNoise -92.4dB / Crosstalk -80.9dB
Battery life

iPhone 7 Plus

As obtained from GSMArena, this is what iPhone 7 Plus is made of :

NetworkTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1661, A1784
CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 – A1661
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – A1661, A1784
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA – A1661
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – A1661, A1784
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRSYes
EDGEYes
LaunchAnnounced2016, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, September
BodyDimensions158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)
Weight188 g (6.63 oz)
SIMNano-SIM
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DisplayTypeLED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.5 inches (~67.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionIon-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– Display Zoom
PlatformOSiOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 10.3.3
ChipsetApple A10 Fusion
CPUQuad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
GPUPowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)
MemoryCard slotNo
Internal32/128/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
CameraPrimaryDual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features1/3″ sensor size @ 28mm, 1/3.6″ sensor size @ 56mm, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps, check quality
Secondary7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
SoundAlert typesVibration, proprietary ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter incl.
CommsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCYes (Apple Pay only)
RadioNo
USB2.0, reversible connector
FeaturesSensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingiMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
BrowserHTML5 (Safari)
JavaNo
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery (11.1 Wh)
Stand-byUp to 384 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 21 h (3G)
Music playUp to 60 h
MiscColorsJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
SAR1.19 W/kg (head)     1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU1.24 W/kg (head)     1.00 W/kg (body)
PriceAbout 830 EUR
TestsPerformanceBasemark OS II 2.0: 3796
DisplayContrast ratio: 1398:1 (nominal), 3.588 (sunlight)
CameraPhoto / Video
LoudspeakerVoice 68dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 72dB
Audio qualityNoise -93.1dB / Crosstalk -80.5dB
Battery life

We all know that the iPhone 8 or iPhone X will be a clear winner because of the A11 chipset based on 10 nanometer technology and the dual camera on this special edition iPhone is expected to be iterating in a positive direction .

To check what ever is expected from the September 2017 event, check out our earlier post here .

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