iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 8 Plus! (Comparison) (Review)

by birtanpublished on November 2, 2020

Welcome back everyone i'm sure all of you guys know by now that the iphone 12 has just came out and we're going to take a look at it against the iphone 8 plus now both these phones you know i'll definitely tell you right now the iphone 12 is the better phone 100 but that doesn't necessarily mean you should go and upgrade to it i think the iphone 8 plus still has a lot of you know spunk in it still too bro you have not heard that reward in years you have to at least drop a like on this video now but i'll definitely tell you between

Both these phones the iphone 12 is 100 the better one now side by side first of all price tag wise the iphone 12 cost me 829 dollars which is a ton of money to drop on a phone that's supposed to be kind of like a budget phone the iphone 8 plus will probably cost you around 300 it's not going to cost you that much anymore but i'll find the cheapest ones of both these on amazon link them down in the description below you can get them from there and help support the channel at the same time now side by side you can definitely tell

That the iphone 8 plus is you know a bigger phone overall but it's funny though because it has a smaller screen than the iphone 12. the iphone 8 plus has a 5.5 inch ips panel on the front it's 1080p not a bad panel at all i've always said pretty much it was a really good panel you do have bezel around the whole entire phone and that is something that definitely ages this device it definitely doesn't add any flavor to it if you look at a device like the iphone 10 that thing has definitely held the

Test of time this thing doesn't really do that but it's totally okay the panel itself is an oled but it still holds up very well i would say in 2020 and for a budget device i mean if this thing cost a thousand dollars i would highly not recommend it but because it costs you know a couple hundred dollars it's really not that bad of a pickup the se2 recycled pretty much this exact same design at a smaller body and that thing has a pretty decent pickup still too so i'll definitely say in terms of a you know body standpoint

The iphone 12 with its 6.1 inch display it definitely looks better than the iphone 8 plus you have that flat design on the sides as well which really makes this phone feel that much better in the hand and what i'll tell you is is like this the iphone 12 looks better than the iphone 8 plus but day by day if you're just trying to look at it for like a dollar per value standpoint the iphone 8 plus is still a really distant thing too the iphone 12 obviously it's going to be the better

Screen it's oled it has true tone just like the a plus but it just has a better design and that's something that i really do like about it and when you look at something like an iphone 8 plus it doesn't look bad just kind of looks outdated and people don't and people look at the iphone 8 plus and they don't think it's like a super old outdated phone they just say it's like an older iphone and i don't really think it's that big of a deal if i'm being honest in terms of the thickness you can

Actually kind of see in my opinion dude the iphone 8 plus kind of looks a little bit thinner now i have heard basically apple say that the iphone 12 is actually thinner than the previous models and i think the iphone 8 plus because of the curved design on the iphone 8 plus it definitely makes it feel thinner in the hands maybe it's a little bit thinner or thicker i don't know but i feel like the iphone 12 feels thicker than even the iphone 11 even though it's not

In this case how maybe i would say the iphone 8 plus is thinner but who knows and on the back you have dual camera setups on both but this is an ultra white sensor that's a telephoto lens glass backs on both in a very cracked back on my iphone 8 plus now the iphone 11 now the iphone 12 has that magsafe capability right here which is really cool iphone 8 plus can still be charged from it but it's really not that big of a deal from being completely honest so in terms of the outside i mean we also have ip certification on both but

The ip certification on the iphone 12 is much better you can go six meters of water for 30 minutes on the iphone 12 which is really really cool and i'll definitely tell you you know for the outside the iphone 12 is 100 the winner there's no doubt about it they kind of feel somewhat same in the hand you know it's a similar glass back it's similar to the fronts like the only difference is the home button on this one and like the back with the camera that way

Versus the iphone 12 you know the very little bezel rounded flat sides and also the camera that way too so in terms of the outside that pretty much covers it up now hitting on the software there's no competition here the iphone 12 is going to outlast the iphone 8 plus but for the next i would say couple of years both these phones are still going to be relevant i think for the next three years we're still going to be getting updates on the iphone 8 plus so it's not like the iphone 12 is going to be you know going to last way longer

Currently it doesn't really matter right now because both these phones are still getting the same updates even same day updates but you're going to notice the difference a couple years from now so as of right now it's not a big deal but maybe a couple years from now you'll start to see some differences so if you're watching this video a couple years from now then maybe getting the iphone 12 would be a better deal so in terms of software that pretty much covers it up now hitting on the performance and i'll

Go ahead and do a speed comparison between them the iphone 8 plus had that apple 11 bionic chip with three gigabytes of ram the iphone 12 has that apple a14 bionic chip with four gigabytes of ram so let's go and see which one is the faster phone between both of these okay now that we're back let me go and clear all these apps in the background and i should start doing this before the videos i always do this right now it's so annoying okay all the apps are cleared out let's start opening up let's do phone calls

Three two one okay i think about the same safari let's go and load up some random web page we can do google three two one and about the same on both not a ginormous difference music 321 i think iphone 12 was faster to get into that oh yeah definitely especially when you consider this that kind of took a while on that phone scrolling speeds i was going to test but you can't really test it you can do the app store 3-2-1 and the iphone 12 was definitely faster let me turn up the brightness here a

Little bit the iphone 12 is definitely faster there in my opinion scrolling speeds uh about the same here not a ginormous difference at all i would say so that's a good thing i guess if you have an iphone 8 plus now let's go and start loading out these third-party apps that i have on both of these now for some reason on this phone they really got discombobulated so let's do temple run two three two one and a little bit of a pop-up here i don't know why that happened so we'll give this one like an extra

Millisecond or half second but definitely either or the iphone 12 would have been faster but again give this like an extra half a second i wasn't expecting that pop-up so i guess that kind of answered itself that was a pretty big difference getting to some gameplay i don't think there's going to be a big difference at all but i guess we'll see and yeah gameplay is about the same on both no stuttering or anything like that bofa three two one iphone 12 was faster iphone 8 plus a little bit behind

But dropbox three two one iphone 12 again was the faster one there iphone 8 plus a little bit behind quizlet 321 my iphone 12 is just flying by on these apps the iphone 8 plus definitely a little bit behind netflix 321 and what i'll definitely tell you is i'm going to probably say that the iphone 12 is going to be fastest one every single time but a very important thing to keep in mind saying first box 321 is that you know i was expecting way faster performance and even though the iphone 12

Is faster so far every single time it hasn't really been something that you know the way apple was talking about in the keynote really had me thinking that this phone was going to be way faster than any other iphone i've ever tried and i guess it is faster but it's not as i mean i think they overhyped it a little bit thank you three two one and i saw some other people kind of talking about the speed test 2 when they said the same thing well they didn't say the same thing i

Did they said the iphone 12 is super fast and all this stuff but i don't know it's definitely faster but i don't really think i would go and upgrade but i don't know it's definitely faster though hopefully i'm making sense to you guys you can do stack 321 and again iphone 12 was faster there i guess we can go and load into this game a little bit see if there's a difference and as always i really don't think there's going to be a difference at all but i guess we'll wait and see

And so far so good let's go into fruit ninja three two one and the iphone 12 is faster there iphone 8 plus a little bit behind again not a ginormous difference but there was a big difference there for sure facebook three two one iphone 12 faster iphone 8 plus a little bit behind twitter three two one iphone 12 faster iphone 8 plus behind again instagram three two one iphone 12 is faster iphone 8 plus behind paper io 2 3 2 1. and the iphone 12 is faster and the

Iphone 8 plus a little bit behind getting into some game play i don't think there's going to be a ginormous maybe there will be and so far so good on both they're kind of seeming to be around the same so i guess that's a good thing for both of them for sure and i guess we can end it off with the real racing three three two one hopefully i don't have a downloading panel on the iphone 8 plus sometimes that does happen and it causes some weird issues and it glitched up a little bit and this

May mean that the iphone 8 plus may not go and open into the app so i will probably just assume that the iphone 12 would have been faster here and to be completely honest i'm actually really surprised about how well the iphone 12 did compared to the iphone 8 plus i was expecting there to be a big difference for sure but maybe i wasn't expecting this big of a difference i i saw with the iphone 12 against the iphone 11 and 11 pro that there was marginal differences eventually when you go up to the iphone

Like 10s and the iphone 12 that's still a little bit of difference and sometimes the tennis was actually faster but definitely when i saw the iphone 12 versus like this phone i'm seeing some pretty big differences for sure which is a good thing but if you have an iphone 8 plus that may make you feel a little bad but i'll definitely say i would probably still keep an iphone 8 plus but if i was going to go up to a phone i probably won't go to the 12 i would go for the 12 pro but i'll get

Into that towards the end and both of them ram management is seeming to be about the same too but the iphone 12 has done a little bit better i'll give it that so in terms of that that pretty much covers it up let's go and hit on the camera sensors now both of them have dual camera setups like i said on the back all 12 megapixel sensors so two 12 megapixel sensors to 12 megapixel sensors the main difference is is that the iphone 8 plus has a telephoto lens here the iphone 12 has an ultra white sensor

So determine which one you like and then kind of go from there a very important thing to keep in mind is that both of them can do 4k 60 on the back camera which is a really cool thing but the front cameras i think is where the bigger differences are if you don't really care or know about the telephoto versus ultrawide sensor then i guess whatever but in terms of the front camera you can only do 1080p at 30 on the front camera of the iphone 8 plus where you can do 4k at 60 on the iphone 12. and

Me personally i use my front camera way more than i use my back camera whenever i make snapchats or videos or whatever take talks i don't ever i never post tick tocks but the front camera is something i do all the time that you know i'd rather have a better front camera than a better back camera marginally now with the iphone 8 plus you still have a lot of features for the most part you know you still have that telephoto lens which makes you zoom in a lot into a photo if you want it but without at that ultrawide sensor i

Kind of do miss it and i like an ultra white sensor more than i like a telephoto lens to be completely honest you still have portrait mode on this phone too which is really cool and you still have a ton of capability on this device but i feel like like i said before the biggest area that this phone kind of falls flat in would definitely be that front camera i feel like apple you know this phone came out of 2017 so it's totally okay like they can't go back in time and this was a really good camera for

2017 and the quality i think is still really good if you have an iphone 8 plus the back camera is still really good for the most part but i think especially when you compare to the iphone 12 so not as it's just not as good which is expected because this is a newer phone it's supposed to be not as good and with the iphone 12 you're getting a ton of capability for sure you know with that additional ultrawide sensor it makes it i just like the ultrawide sensor way more the telephoto lens like i can go ahead and crop into a photo more if i want to but

With a you know ultrawide sensor you can't really have that you can't really replicate like that on the iphone 12 on the iphone 8 plus i still have porsche remote and stuff like that you have a really good front facing camera 4k it's 60 on this camera as well and any time i use the camera app it really just looks so cool because there's like very little bezel on the entire display and it's just like looks like it's all went out but in terms of the camera for sure the iphone 12 is the better camera over the iphone 8 plus

Now to end it off with the battery life for sure 100 the iphone 12 will have a little bit better battery life in my opinion than the iphone 8 plus and that mostly has to do with the bigger battery that this phone has but also the more optimized chipset but i don't want to let you guys down so i'll do a full battery test between these two very very soon but i would assume as of right now that the iphone 12 will probably last longer than the iphone 8 plus so in terms of that that really pretty

Much covers up the whole comparison and to kind of sum up the video and say answer the question should you pick up the iphone 8 plus or should you pick up the 12 or should you go and upgrade from your 8 plus to the 12. now i'll definitely tell you let me start off with some pros and cons for the 8 plus first this phone still has a lot going for it i would say you know you're still getting soft drop days for a very long time the screen of this phone still looks pretty good for the most part

If you don't care about this ips versus oled thing then i think a lot of people will still be happy with this type of display it's still pretty fast and pretty smooth of course it's slower than the iphone 12 but i think for day-to-day tasks and anything you're really going to do with it i think you're going to be perfectly fine with an iphone 8 plus the cameras are still pretty good for the most part again compared to the iphone 12 it's not that great but the 8 plus camera is still pretty

Good battery life is kind of comparable to the 12 in my opinion from what i've seen and you're still getting ip certification you're still getting all these other things that ios you know comes with and it's at a way cheaper price tag it's like less than half the price of the iphone 12. so that's a humongous thing to keep in mind if these were the same price obviously go for the 12 but this is less than half the price so that makes it you know a really good value phone in my opinion

Now the iphone 12 for the other hand i mean this is the best iphone you can buy though the 12 pro max but this is the one of the newer iphones so if you have the money then 100 go for it it is a overall better phone than the iphone 8 plus and you know you're getting a better display a newer body type which is cool you're getting you know i guess a better camera setup that is something that's very important you're getting a faster phone for sure and ram management will also be better

As i've proven so that's another huge thing to keep in mind ip certification this phone is more durable and it won't break on you as much from what i've heard and the drop test that i've seen so that is something that's really important as well and it's going to be lasting longer in terms of software than the iphone 8 plus so that's a very very important thing to keep in mind again is it a deal breaker is it the craziest thing in the world not really and i would even say if you still have the iphone 8 plus

I would probably recommend keeping it unless there's a dying need for you to go and pick up a phone and if that's the case if you have an upgrade or you want to go grab a new phone right now i wouldn't even recommend going for an iphone 12 i would probably recommend going for an iphone 12 pro to be completely honest there's not that big of a difference between this phone and the 12 pro in terms of pricing if you can save up like an extra like hundred something dollars i would way

Recommend getting an iphone 12 pro than an iphone 12 in my opinion so that really pretty much covers it up for the most part again if you want to pick up either one of these links will be on the description below that really pretty much covers it up if you guys have any other questions or anything let me know in the comment section as well hit the like button that means so much but definitely hit that subscribe button every single subscriber that we got really does count so me so much if you guys can hit that

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