iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus
Hello, Guys! Today I’m going to take look at iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus Review. Every year releases a pair of iPhones and picking between them has always been as easy as small or big one camera or two but this year Apple is releasing the third iPhone. But it also comes with a hefty price tag still the choice has become so much more complicated. So, today as we take the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus around town for a review we seek to find answers to these questions, Are the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus worth buying or should you wait for the iPhone 10? So, let’s start-
Build & Design: –
The iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus largely looks like the iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus with nearly identical external dimensions and Hardware leg out. They are ever so slightly larger and a bit heavier. But Apple is clearly comfortable here reusing a design that’s proven it’s worth, what we do see though is a change in material says Apple swaps out the iPhone 7’s metal unibody design for a new glass backed look.
The iPhone 8 feels great to carry around and we absolutely love its compact size. There just aren’t that many high-end phones as still managed to keep things so pocket-friendly and convenient and the iPhone 8 is easily up at the top of 2017’s list.
The iPhone 8 Plus looks a lot like the iPhone 7 Plus and especially if you’re only looking at online pics of the two phones. You’re going to be hard-pressed to spot any major differences the layouts the same, the design is nearly identical. And what’s not exactly the same size we’re talking differences that measure in on the submillimetre range but change is still present may be most prominent in the move away from a metal unibody design and towards a glass packed construction that new glass back quite nuts. We’re still little concerned though as glass tends to be a lot less forgiving to accidental damage than metal. But for the moment we’re just trying really hard not to drop or scratch anything in addition to the silver, space grey and gold options are also available.
Let’s take a look at what the changes, up to a front panel just like it’s been for the last four years the form factor is the same and honestly, In 2017 the design looks boring, top and bottom bezels are way too large. There’s nothing wrong with it but because the front panel of the phone is probably the object that you see the most each day, you want it to look great not just okay. When you flip it around you’ll find the only cosmetic difference from the iPhone 7, a glass back panel. The glass looks great and very premium more than the aluminium shell it once had. It’s less slippery and for some reason not particularly as much of a fingerprint magnet but because it’s a glass panel the chances of it shattering when dropped are much higher.
Augmented Reality: –
Augmented Reality is not new and it’s not a feature exclusive to the iPhone 8 but since Apple’s developer conference in June, Apple has been pushing its AR kit to make it simpler and inexpensive for developers to create augmented reality applications for iOS. Following the rollout of iOS 11, the latest generation of iPhones and iPads got the ability to run AR applications. On the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is supposed to be better and faster.
Apple keeps screen size unchanged from past entries giving us another 4.7-inches IPS Retina panel with a 750 by 1334 resolution and iPhone 8 Plus has 5.5-inches IPS Retina panel with 1920 by 1080 resolution while AMOLED panels are coming to the iPhone series with the iPhone 10. The iPhone 8 is not quite ready to make that same leap, even still the photos look great, bright, colourful and detailed. Display brightness is just as good this year as it was last year. The colour accuracy is the quite perfect, it’s still very close.
This phone also comes with the new feature is the true tone which uses the device’s sensors to match screen colour temperature to Ambient lighting, helping to provide a more natural-looking screen experience. It very much works and depending on your environment, you can easily see colours toggle from warm to cool as you turn true tone on and off. But it also probably not a feature that users are gonna think too much about. It’s neat to have but ultimately of little consequence.
Video playback looks Just as nice as you come to expect from Apple devices and this year the iPhone 8 is ready to support playback of HDR enhanced content while the phone software will try to make those HDR videos look as good as possible on the iPhone 8 display unlike the iPhone 10 the panel isn’t full on HDR rated.
The iPhone 8 has 12-megapixel rear camera featuring optical stabilization and a F/1.8 aperture despite the similar sounding hardware. There are a number of improvements present here including a physically larger image sensor capable of sampling more of that also important light. The camera also picks up some new high-end video modes supporting extended frame rates at the phone’s highest filming resolutions as should be no surprise and I just taken with the iPhone 8 look incredible. They’ve got that same very natural feel we’re familiar with from iPhone cameras that extends even into low-light environments. Eventually, image noise becomes a concern but you can get a lot out of the iPhone 8’s camera before you start running up against that wall.
The only real frustration we ran into was without of shot lights bleeding into the frame but even that wasn’t a huge deal.
Video performance is also exceptionally strong with the iPhone 8’s camera adjusting to new focal and exposure challenges. The only issue to keep in mind here is in order to take full advantage of all the new shooting modes. You’ll need to trade video format compatibility for Apple’s high-efficiency option.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus really shine with its updated camera and just recently DXO mark gave the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus it’s highest scores ever beating out former co-champs the Original Google Pixel and the HTC U11. While megapixels didn’t change the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have larger image sensors which are always a great thing when comes to cameras and picture quality.
Other improvements include hardware-based noise reduction and what Apple claims to be the best video capturing device in the biz. To test camera improvements and noise reduction I shot some side-by-sides with the iPhone 7 Plus. Overall the iPhone 8 Plus performs better especially in low-light situations, letting in more light and handling noise better.
We also took the same images using the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 while subjective I prefer how to the Galaxy Note 8 performs in low-light and its optical image stabilization when using 2X optical zoom means better zoomed in shots for the high-resolution samples.
Only on the iPhone 8 Plus because of its dual camera portrait mode gets a new feature called portrait lighting which uses deep learning to shoot photos like they were shot in a studio. When it works it looks great but there are times when it doesn’t work because it can’t detect the boundaries of fizzy or spiky hair.
Performance & Memory: –
The iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus is powered by Apple’s latest processor the A11 Bionic chip built on the same sort of 10nm process as the latest Snapdragon and Exynos chips. This powerhouse gives the iPhone 8 some of the most impressive performance we’ve ever seen from a smartphone excelling in both raw number crunching and graphics performance.
The other big upgrade for the phone silicon comes as Apple ditches last year’s entry-level 32GB storage option outfitting the iPhone 8 with a minimum of 64GB capacity. That spells hours of 4K video thousands of images and all apps you can see fit to download especially when combined with Apple’s cloud storage options. You can upgrade to 256 gigabytes for an extra 150 dollars.
One change that’s really positively affected out impressions of the iPhone 8 is the new control centre. Not only improving the way you access system settings but also giving users a customizable array of shortcuts to the apps and features of their choice. Connectivity options don’t feel that different from what we got on the iPhone 7 but there are few improvements waiting to be found.
The iPhone 8 again offers stereo speakers. Apple claims that output can be up to 25% louder than before and while our tests didn’t really demonstrate that sort of improvements. It’s hard to argue with her ears that these speakers are doing the really solid job. No one really expected Apple to back down from its move to kill off the analogue headphone jack and the iPhone 8 lands as another model lacking the versatile port.
Apple wisely includes another analogue adapter here in the box but we’re still resentful that we need one in the first place. Don’t expect any surprises from the lightning equipped EarPods which sound just as good with the iPhone 8 as they did last year on the iPhone 7.
Though the iPhone 8’s speakers are good we ran into some problems with voice calls and audio quality.
The iPhone 8 has a 1821 milliamp-hours battery and the iPhone 8 Plus has 2691 milliamp-hours battery. The battery capacities of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are disparaging. Apple has never won to mention specific battery capacities on their iPhone. So, it wasn’t until third party teardowns revealed that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have smaller batteries than their predecessors but Apple promises that a more energy-efficient chip performance will be the same. In my tests, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus lasted about a whole day of average use.
Good news is there is a host of charging related upgrades but come with caveats. First, the iPhone 8 finally supports wireless charging using the already used Qi-standard. Unfortunately, wireless charges are an expensive accessory. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus also now supports fast charging and can go from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes but not with the charger and cable that come bundled with the box.
So, are the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus your daily driver, are you an Apple fan or loyal iPhone users then you already have your answer.
Get the iPhone 8 for its smaller form factor and if you could care less about those portrait features. But really do consider the iPhone 8 Plus model. Its size is not for everyone but it can grow on you, it did for me. The iPhone X drops in two months that a lot of friends have said that when that happens it will render the iPhone 8 obsolete but that just isn’t the case. It may not have that flashy borderless display that a lot of its rivals have this year. But it’s still a great choice especially if you’re upgrading. Both these phones are still some of the best we’ve reviewed.
Here are some things to consider in Apple’s world iPhone 8 Plus is $200 cheaper retains the home button which may or may not is faster and more reliable than Face ID. And if you’re an iPhone 8 Plus user with big hands then this phone is still the biggest of the bunch. It’s still going to be snappy and on the iPhone 8 Plus is going to have almost the same camera.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|iPhone 8||Rs 64,000|
|iPhone 8 Plus||Rs 73,000|
|iPhone 8||$ 874.00|
|iPhone 8 Plus||$ 954.00|
SPECs Comparison: –
|iPhone 8||iPhone 8 Plus|
|Technology||GSM / LTE / HSPA||GSM / LTE / HSPA|
|Launched||2017, September||2017, September|
|BODY||Dimensions||138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm||158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||Retina FHD IPS Display||Retina FHD IPS Display|
|Resolution||1334 x 750p (326 PPI)||1920 x 1080p (401 PPI)|
|CAMERA||Rear||12-Megapixel, F/1.8, Digital Zoom up to 5X, Quad-LED True Tone Flash, Autofocus||Dual 12-megapixel, wide angle & telephoto camera, wide-angle:- F/1.8 aperture & telephoto:- F/2.4 aperture, Quad-LED True Tone flash, Autofocus|
|Front||7-megapixel, F/2.2 aperture, Retina flash, Body & face detection, Auto HDR||7-megapixel, F/2.2 aperture, Retina flash, Body & face detection, Auto HDR|
|Video||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30fps
|4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@30fps
|Features||OIS, Six-element lens, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with Stabilization, Auto HDR, Panorama, Timer mode, geo-tagging||OIS, Six-element lens, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with Stabilization, Auto HDR, Panorama, Timer mode, geo-tagging|
|PROCESSOR||OS||iOS 11||iOS 11|
|Chip||Apple A11 Bionic||Apple A11 Bionic|
|GPU||Apple GPU (three core graphics)||Apple GPU (three core graphics)|
|MEMORY||Internal||64/256GB, 2GB RAM||64/256GB, 2GB RAM|
|FEATURES||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Compass, Proximity||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Compass, Proximity|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Hotspot|
|USB||2.0 Reversible Connector||2.0 Reversible Connector|
|Other||Bluetooth v5.0, GPS & NFC||Bluetooth v5.0, GPS & NFC|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 1821 mAh||Li-Ion 2691 mAh|