iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8 – Apple’s New iPhones Compared!

By Michael Grothaus •  Updated: 09/12/19 •  4 min read

Apple’s newest iPhone is the iPhone 11. Apple introduced the iPhone along with a “Pro” variant, which has better cameras and OLED screens. However, the regular iPhone 11 is sure to appeal to people too, who want a low price point and a dual-lens camera.

But the iPhone 11 won’t be Apple’s most entry-level model. The company is also keeping its two-year-old iPhone 8 on sale. So how do the two compare? Let’s take a look.

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8 Quick Comparison

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 11
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Winner? iPhone 11 – The iPhone 11 blows the iPhone 8 out of the water with its modern design.


Winner? iPhone 11 – That edge-to-edge display can’t be beat.


Winner? iPhone 11 – The A13 is 40% faster than the A11.

iPhone 11 Release Date & Specs
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Winner? iPhone 11 – That dual-lens puts the single-lens to shame.

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Battery Life

Winner? iPhone 11 – You get an extra five hours of battery life.


iPhone 8 front
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The winner here is the iPhone 11–by a long shot. It features that improved dual-lens rear camera system with a 12MP wide-angle and telephoto lenses, optical image stabilisation, optical zoom, and 4K video recording. It also features support for improved night photography–not to mention a better 12MP front camera.

Combine that with the A13 chips in the iPhone 11, which is 40% faster than that in the iPhone 8 and the extra five hours of battery life, the iPhone 11 beats the iPhone 8 hands down. That’s not even to mention the design of the iPhone 8 looks archaic compared to the all-screen design of the iPhone 11.

Another option worth considering, however, is picking up a newer refurbished iPhone – something like the iPhone X or iPhone XS, which you can get for 40% less than retail via Gazelle, our #1 pick for refurbished iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs.

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8: Specs

Here are the specs for the iPhone 11:

And here’s the specs for the iPhone 8:

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 11
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Michael Grothaus

Apple expert and novelist, Michael Grothaus has been covering tech on KnowYourMobile for the best part of 10 years. Prior to this, he worked at Apple. And before that, he was a film journalist. Michael is a published author; his book Epiphany Jones was voted as one of the best novels about Hollywood by Entertainment Weekly. Michael is also a writer at other publications including VICE and Fast Company.
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