Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus compare

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Compare Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Apple iPhone 8 Plus

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus

What is the difference between the Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Apple iPhone 8 Plus? Which one is better? The answers to these questions and many more can be found here in this detailed comparison of the two phones. Discover the differences in specs between these two desirable devices, from screen size to battery life, in the table below. We have all the information you need to choose the best phone for you.


Common specs

Brand and model Apple iPhone 13 Pro Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Rating (+8) (+14)
Release date 2021, September 14 2017, September
Dimensions (HxWxD) 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7 mm | 5.78 x 5.78 x 2.81 in 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm | 6.24 x 6.24 x 3.07 in
Weight 204 g | 7.2 oz 202 g | 7.13 oz
Body Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Colors Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue Gold, Space Gray, Silver, Red
Battery 3095 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable 2691 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life Stand by time - Up to 22 h (multimedia)
Music play - Up to 75 h
Talking time - Up to 21 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 60 h
Approximate price 1150 EUR 770 EUR


Technology Super Retina XDR OLED LED-backlit IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.1" inc 5.5" inc
Screen area 90.2 cm2 83.4 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width) 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 86.0% 67.4%
Screen resolution 1170 x 2532 px 1080 x 1920 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 460 PPI 401 PPI
Screen protection Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
Other specs - Wide color gamut
-Dolby Vision
-1000 nits (HBM)
-1200 nits (peak)
- Wide color gamut
-3D Touch display & home button

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 12 MP, Quad 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs -12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
-12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
-12 MP, f/1.8, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), PDAF
-TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
-12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), OIS, PDAF
-12 MP, f/2.8, 57mm (telephoto), 2x optical zoom, PDAF
Functions Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama) Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode, stereo sound rec. 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
DxOMark Main Score 137 94
DxOMark Photo 144 96
DxOMark Video 119 89
Front camera, selfie 12 MP, Dual 7 MP, Single
Specifications 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6''
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
Functions HDR Face detection, HDR
Video 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score 99
DxOMark Photo 102
DxOMark Video 95


Operating system - OS iOS 15 iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 12.1.3
Chipset - Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm) - Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm)
Processor CPU - Hexa-core (2x3.22 GHz Avalanche + 4xX.X GHz Blizzard) - Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
Graphics processor GPU Apple GPU (5-core graphics) Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
External memory No No
Internal memory 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM, 1TB 6GB RAM 64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
Antutu 9 score 837856
Antutu 8 score 302943
Antutu 7 score 232145
GeekBench 5 Single Core 1705 917
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 4523 1993
GeekBench 4 Single Core 4224
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 10193
GeekBench 4 Battery 2842

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/eSIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
NFC Yes Yes
USB Lightning, USB 2.0 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation SAR - 1.20 W/kg (head) 1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.99 W/kg (head) 0.98 W/kg (body)
SAR - 1.19 W/kg (head)     1.19 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.99 W/kg (head)     0.99 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio No No
Headphone jack No No
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

Sensors - Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Other extras
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
-Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
- Fast charging 23W, 50% in 30 min
-USB Power Delivery 2.0
-MagSafe wireless charging 15W
-Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
-Qi wireless charging
-Siri natural language commands and dictation
- IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
- Versions: A1864 (USA, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, China) A1897 (EMEA, UAE, LATAM, Canada, USA AT&T/T-Mobile, Singapore); A1898 (Japan)

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