iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 8: What should you choose?

The iPhone 12 & 12 mini offer bigger improvements and upgraded features compared to iPhone 8 & 8 Plus to give users an even better experience. This comparison chart will show what you can expect when you finally decide to upgrade or get one.   


Design and Display

Both the iPhone 12 and 12 mini have wider and bigger screens than iPhone 8 and 8 Plus even though they are slimmer and shorter. This is because in the latest iPhone, the big bezels and home button were dropped to house the TrueDepth camera. 

Apple's newer phones also feature an OLED screen (compared to the previously used LCD panels) sporting the Super Retina XDR display bringing sharper colors when watching videos or looking at pictures. 


When it comes to taking photos, iPhone 12 and 12 mini's camera has certainly improved in terms of coloring and lighting. The processing software which allows for a more detailed and texturized shot (because of the Night Mode and Deep Fusion features) can still defeat iPhone 8 even if it will try to match iPhone 12's rear camera. The newer models of iPhone are also capable of capturing HDR video with Dolby Vision. 


Another notable upgrade with the iPhone 12 is the A14 Bionic chip. which is faster than iPhone 8's A11. This powerful processor can definitely beat its predecessors. 

Tomsguide.com conducted a test to prove that iPhone's 12 performance is the best so far: "We ran Geekbench 5 on the iPhone 12, and got single- and multicore scores of 1,593 and 3,859, respectively. (The iPhone 12 mini turned in an even better multicore result of 4,123.) We don't have an iPhone 8 handy on which to run Geekbench 5, but the iPhone 12 outscored the iPhone 11 Pro Max (1,334 and 3,517 on single- and multicore tests), and since that's a relatively recently A13 Bionic chip, we assume the A11-powered iPhone 8 would eat the iPhone 12's dust.If you're into mobile games, this improvement is a big treat for you. 


When the iPhone 8 series came out in 2017, its debut price is almost the same as the current price of iPhone 12 and 12 mini. Additionally, they both sit at the most affordable end of the 12 series but with a fantastic performance that is also at par with the Pro models. So if you're looking for a much affordable buy but mostly similar features, then this is perfect for you. 

The iPhone 12 mini starts at ₱45,490.

The standard iPhone 12 starts at ₱51,490

If you want to see a full comparison amongst the 12 series, watch here

So in summary...

Because of the hardware improvements and software enhancements, there's no doubt that iPhone 12 offers so much more than iPhone 8. If you want to upgrade or get yours now, shop at iStore.