In this article, I give you Apple iPhone 8 review with specs included. On September 12, the latest, powerful trio – iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X – was presented at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s campus. That day was great for all tech lovers and lovers of Apple products. As always, a lot of controversy and speculation has been associated with the eighth series of iPhone phones, and recently we had the opportunity to see what is really behind the new “eight”. Now that we know all the facts, it’s time for our presentation of the new iPhone 8 phone.
What does the iPhone 8 look like?
Before the release of the iPhone 8, it was speculated that Apple would modernize the design and keep up with its strongest competitors – Samsung and LG. This design includes phones where the screen looks quite large, while the body is smaller. Apple introduced this novelty only on the iPhone X phone, another surprise we attended at the September event.
The design of the iPhone 8 is similar to its predecessor iPhone 7 phone – rounded edges and the recognizable Apple logo on the back. However, there is one difference. Namely, since the sixth version of the phone, the iPhone has practiced the aluminum back of the phone, and now the glass is on the scene.
When you hold the iPhone 8 in your hand, you will notice that it is slightly heavier than its older cousins (by as much as 10 grams) and that it lies better in the hand. If you were afraid that this would make the iPhone 8 more vulnerable, you are absolutely right. Namely, if you drop it from the 3rd floor, it will most likely crack the glass, but it will show quite well in all other situations.
The edges of the phone are reinforced with aluminum, on which you can find the buttons for adjusting the sound (on the left side) and the antenna. At the bottom, you can see the port that serves as a cable for charging the phone. Just like in previous versions, you won’t find a headphone jack here either.
The main reason there is no headphone jack is not to sell as many AirPod headphones as possible, but to make your iPhone 8 truly waterproof. Water-resistance is, as with the previous generation, a big plus of this phone.
The iPhone 8 comes in three colors – Gold, Space Gray, and Silver. The color Gold (gold) has a peach undertone and is reminiscent of the popular color Rose Gold on the iPhone 7, while Space Gray is black at first glance.
Apple iPhone 8 phone screen
The screen of the iPhone 8 is not so impressive. It is an IPS LCD panel, 4.7 inches, with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels. The problem with the LCD screen is the lack of deep, black color, but that’s why it shows bright colors during daylight.
However, there are two good things on the display of this phone: True Tone and HDR10. A true Tone is an option that allows the screen to adapt to the environment in which it is and thus adjusts the brightness, and thus the colors. The HDR10 supports all HDR (High Dynamic Range) video content. If you are interested in what HDR is and why almost all phones on the market now have it, you can read more about it in our previous article.
Apple iPhone 8 Camera
The rear camera of the iPhone 8 phone has 12 megapixels, with f / 1.8 lenses. While this specification seems perfectly fine, you’ll agree that there’s something weird, and that is that it’s the same as on the previous version of the phone, the iPhone 7.
Either way, the camera really delivers vibrant colors and recognizes details perfectly. In fact, he pays so much attention to detail, that he photographs pigmentation on the skin, dust on the table, and the like. In the eighth version of the best-selling phone in America, Apple boasted: a new photo processing processor, a new lens, and the ability to record 4K video.
The iPhone 8 camera also supports HDR, which stabilizes the exposure, smoothing out better. The good thing is that you can turn this option off. We suggest using HDR when you want to create a beautiful landscape, to even out the contrast.
The front camera is an 8-megapixel device with f / 2.2 lenses, which also has a great “eye for detail”. You will love taking selfies with her!
Hardware or “the thing under the glass”
The A11 Bionic, a processor with six cores, 2 strong and four slightly weaker, is responsible for the almost flawless operation of the iPhone 8. The three latest phones, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, are reinforced with this scam. In addition to this processor, there is also Apple’s graphics card, whose performance, according to Apple, is improved by 30% compared to the iPhone 7.
The iPhone 8 has an internal memory of 2GB, which is less than the competition but does not represent some problem. The biggest improvement in the domain of hardware was made with the speakers, which are noticeably louder, even 25% more than the iPhone 7.
When it comes to performance, we can say that the iPhone 8 works great! Whether it’s playing games, watching videos, or scrolling on social networks, this phone will not let you down.
We have to admit that we had the most fears for the life of the battery of this phone. As you probably know, the eighth predecessor was not known for its long battery life. Nothing was said about the battery on the iPhone Event itself, except that it was known to be smaller than on the iPhone 7. However, the battery life is quite satisfactory, even though it is only 1821 mAh. More precisely, the battery can last one whole day, which is a rarity nowadays. If you want to know more about the iPhone 8 battery itself, read on Trusted Reviews how Max Parker played with other phone specifications, to test the battery life and what he concluded.
You can charge iPhone 8 via Lighting cable or via Qi wireless charger. We suggest you use a cable because the phone can be charged up to 80% in an hour, while Qi is unfortunately still a slower method.
Apple iPhone 8 Software – new iOS 11
iOS 11 is a real refresh when it comes to the operating system. The biggest change this version of the operating system brings us is support for AR (augmented reality) technology. Thanks to the ARKit framework, which supports augmented reality games and applications, you can virtually change the look of your room and have the impression that it is really happening.
Another novelty is that the Control Center has been completely changed – the design of the icons is still the same, and some of the applications have a reduced version of the icon. Siri, Apple’s famous assistant, still works great. The only software flaw in relation to Android phones is the split screen, that is, the ability to find and run two applications on one screen at the same time. However, this should not be blamed on the iPhone 8, since the screen size is significantly smaller compared to those on Android phones.
For the very end…
It can be said that the iPhone 8, at first glance, is just an improved version of its older brother. However, that does not diminish the importance of this phone. As the main advantages, we would single out:
- strong and stable hardware components, which give excellent performance,
- excellent sound quality,
- an improved operating system that supports AR,
- flawless camera.
On the other hand, it should be emphasized that the iPhone 8 does not have the most modern design or the longest battery life, so if you are looking for a modern phone that will meet high aesthetic criteria and have a battery that will last longer than a day, then this is not the phone for you.
If you still want a phone that will really impress you (and if it is still an iPhone), we suggest you opt for the iPhone X, and why this is so, read in our advanced special.
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