By Indra, 30 September, 2017 Forum Hardware and Accessories For iPhone 8 users, how is the sound quality of iPhone 8 stereo speakers compared to iPhone 7? Really iPhone 8 better? Options Log in or register to post comments Comments Battery Life and Stereo Speakers Since the iPone battery seems to drain a lot faster when listening through the speakers as opposed to listening through earbuds, I'm wondering if the stereo speakers in the iPhone 8 drain the battery faster than in previous iPhone models when listening through the speaker(s). --Pete Quite pOssible I've not ever owned a 7, but I've heard samples from people I know who did. In comparison, I'd say the 8 definitely has a bit more amplitude and bass than did the 7. All that being said, I'd certainly say the new setup may be more taxing on the battery. The 7 I have an 8 coming from the 5 and I do notice quite a bit of battery drain when playing audio content. Wondering if this is the sane for 7 owners?