iPhone 11 Pro Max Vs iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro Max Starting from £298.78
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iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus Starting from £152.00
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iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 8 Plus


iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 8 Plus
Width 77.8 mm 78.1 mm
Height 158 mm 158.4 mm
Weight 226 g 202 g
Thickness 8.1 mm 7.5 mm
Volume 99.57 cm³ 92.78 cm³


iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 8 Plus
Resolution 1242 x 2688 px 1080 x 1920 px
Density 458 ppi 401 ppi
Size 6.5 inches 5.5 inches


iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 8 Plus
Battery capacity 3969 mAh* 2675 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes
Battery life 20 h 21 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power


iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 8 Plus
Maximum storage 512 GB 256 GB
CPU frequency 2.65 GHz 2.53 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 3 GB
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 8 Plus
Front camera resolution 12 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 8 Plus
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 3 3

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iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 11 Pro Max Comparison

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 11 Pro Max: Which one do we suggest buying?

When looking into buying the iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 11 Pro Max, one difference will become immediately apparent: the price. Even though the prices of refurbished iPhones keep dropping as the phones age, a refurbished 8 Plus will always be much cheaper than a refurbished 11 Pro Max. But do the improvements that Apple made to the 11 Pro Max really justify the higher price tag? Short answer: Yes.

8 Plus vs 11 Pro Max: Yeah, the 11 Pro Max is worth the extra bank

So we all know that there is a big price difference between the iPhone 8 Plus vs 11 Pro Max, but is the discrepancy justified? Since the 11 Pro Max is 2 years newer than the 8 Plus, it’s no surprise that there’s going to be a big difference between these phones. But trust me when I tell you, the difference couldn’t be bigger. Comparing these phones is like comparing night and day. The 11 Pro Max gives you a wayyy bigger screen (6.5” vs 5.5”), a much faster processor (everything will load twice as fast thanks to the A13 Bionic), OLED screen technology (this will give you more vibrant colors), heavily improved photo and video performance (the biggest noticeable improvement will be in night photography), and longer battery life (you may even get two full days of use). So yeah, in other words, everything. Ah, and one more thing, since the iPhone 11 Pro Max is much newer, you can expect it to get the latest iOS updates until at least 2024, while the 8 Plus will probably stop receiving the newest updates in 2022, or maybe even before that.

iPhone 8 Plus vs 11 Pro Max: Can you decide which one you want to buy?

And now it’s just up to you to decide: would you rather pay the extra money to get these improvements, or are you OK with having an older iPhone? There really is no right or wrong answer here, but when deciding between the iPhone 11 Pro Max vs 8 Plus, budget is perhaps the most important factor to think about, because the 11 Pro Max is superior to the older 8 Plus in every single way.

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