Apple iPhone 8 vs iPhone 11

Here we compared two flagship smartphones: the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 8 (with Apple A11 Bionic) that was released on September 12, 2017, against the Apple iPhone 11, which is powered by Apple A13 Bionic and came out 25 months after. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 8
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Better grip in hands – the body is 8.4 mm narrower
  • Weighs 46 grams less
Reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 11
  • Comes with 1289 mAh larger battery capacity: 3110 vs 1821 mAh
  • Has a 1.4 inches larger screen size
  • 76% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (625K versus 356K)
  • Shows 53% longer battery life (34:47 vs 22:48 hours)
  • Better camera quality (According to DxOMark rating)
  • Thinner bezels – 13.6% more screen real estate
  • Compatible with the latest Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks
  • Waterproof body (IP68 classification)
  • Has 2x more RAM: 4GB versus 2GB
  • Uses a faster type of memory: LPDDR4X
  • Has an ultra-wide angle camera lens
  • The phone is 2-years and 1-month newer
  • The front-facing camera can record video at 4K

Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests
Phone:
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Display

Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Size 4.7 inches 6.1 inches
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels 828 x 1792 pixels
Aspect ratio 16:9 19.5:9
PPI 326 ppi 326 ppi
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
Max rated brightness 625 nits 625 nits
HDR support No Yes, Dolby Vision
Screen protection Tempered glass Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 65.4% 79%
Display features - - DCI-P3
Display tests
RGB color space 99.9% 99.8%
PWM Not detected Not detected
Response time 22 ms 24.8 ms
Contrast 1373:1 999:1
Peak brightness test (auto)
640 nits
iPhone 11 +5%
671 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [3], [4]

Design and build

Height 138.4 mm (5.45 inches) 150.9 mm (5.94 inches)
Width 67.3 mm (2.65 inches) 75.7 mm (2.98 inches)
Thickness 7.3 mm (0.29 inches) 8.3 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 148 gramm (5.22 oz) 194 gramm (6.84 oz)
Waterproof IP67 IP68
Rear material Glass Glass
Frame material Metal Metal
Colors Silver, Gold, Gray White, Black, Green, Red, Purple, Yellow
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in home button No
Screen-to-body ratio
65.4%
iPhone 11 +21%
79%

Performance

Tests of Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 11 in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Max. clock 2100 MHz 2650 MHz
CPU cores 6 (2 + 4) 6 (2 + 4)
Architecture - 4 cores at 1.42 GHz: Mistral
- 2 cores at 2.39 GHz: Monsoon
- 4 cores at 1.6 GHz: Thunder
- 2 cores at 2.66 GHz: Lightning
Lithography process 10 nanometers 7 nanometers
Graphics Apple GPU Apple A13 Bionic GPU
FLOPS ~325 GFLOPS ~736 GFLOPS
Memory
RAM size 2 GB 4 GB
Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4X
Channels 2 2
Storage
Storage size 64, 256 GB 64, 128, 256 GB
Storage type NVMe NVMe
Memory card No No

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
928
iPhone 11 +43%
1329
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
2206
iPhone 11 +58%
3477
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
356154
iPhone 11 +76%
625591
CPU 121523 166661
GPU 110958 256531
Memory 44570 91027
UX 80000 115651
Total score 356154 625591
3DMark Wild Life Performance
3186
iPhone 11 +137%
7561
Stability 62% 71%
Graphics test 19 FPS 45 FPS
Graphics score 3186 7561
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Software

Operating system iOS 11 (Can be upgraded to iOS 16.1.1) iOS 13 (Can be upgraded to iOS 16.1.1)
OS size 6 GB -

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 1821 mAh 3110 mAh
Charge power 15 W 18 W
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging Yes, Qi (7.5 W) Yes (7.5 W)
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging Yes (50% in 30 min) Yes (50% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:15 hr 1:45 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing 08:04 hr 11:39 hr
Watching video 08:37 hr 15:16 hr
Gaming 03:56 hr 05:09 hr
Standby 82 hr 121 hr
General battery life
22:48 hr
iPhone 11 +53%
34:47 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 4032 x 3024 4032 x 3024
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash Quad LED Quad LED
Stabilization Optical Optical
8K video recording No No
4K video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 240 FPS (1080p) 240 FPS (1080p)
Angle of widest lens - 120°
Lenses 1 (12 MP) 2 (12 MP + 12 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 28 mm
- Pixel size: 1.22 micron
- Sensor: 1/3", Apple iSight Camera (BSI CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 1.4 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.55", Apple iSight Camera (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Ultra-wide lens - - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Focal length: 13 mm
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
Samples Photo samples of Apple iPhone 8 from DxOMark Photo samples of Apple iPhone 11 from DxOMark
Selfie camera
Megapixels 7 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 3088 x 2320 4032 x 3024
Aperture f/2.2 f/2.2
Focal length 32 mm 23 mm
Pixel size 1 microns -
Sensor type BSI CMOS BSI CMOS
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS

DxOMark camera tests

Photo quality
iPhone 11 +39%
129
Video quality
iPhone 11 +21%
109
Generic camera score
iPhone 11 +29%
119

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 b/g/n/ac) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth version 5 5
Bluetooth features LE, A2DP LE, A2DP
USB type No No
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
NFC* Yes Yes
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 1 1
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby -
eSIM support* No Yes
Hybrid slot No No
LTE Cat* 16 18
5G support No No

Sound

Speakers Stereo Stereo
Headphone audio jack No No
FM radio No No
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Speakers test
Max. loudness
80.1 dB
iPhone 11 +4%
83.4 dB

Other

Category Flagship Flagship
Announced September 2017 September 2019
Release date September 2017 September 2019
SAR (head) 1.35 W/kg 0.95 W/kg
SAR (body) 1.36 W/kg 0.99 W/kg
Sensors - Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Compass
- Face recognition sensor
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

After analyzing all the data, we think that the Apple iPhone 11 is definitely a better buy.

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