Apple has added wireless charging and the A11 Bionic processor for the new iPhone, but is that enough? Find the answer in our iPhone 8 review.
Price At The Time Of Review
64GB $ 599 | 256GB 749 USD
Apple iPhone 8 Comprehensive Evaluation.
This is autumn, which means a range of new technology products can be used for Christmas and include the new iPhone as usual. This year looks similar but has some new features. Learn about our iPhone 8 reviews.
Apple’s new lineup is unusual in 2017 because there are three new phones. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are added by iPhone X (10 instead of ‘x’), which is an anniversary edition.
Price and availability
The iPhone 8 starts at £699 and is £100 higher than the iPhone 7 launch price, but is £400 lower than the iPhone X. You can buy from Apple or the main network.
This makes it the cheapest model in 2017, not too bad compared to the vast market. For example, in terms of RRP, the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are £689 and £649, respectively.
However, Android competitors cut prices quite quickly after launch, which is not the role of the iPhone. Very suitable for sale, but not one.
Apple comes with a variety of iPhone 8 cases and iPhone 8 Plus cases. To write this review, we offer an iPhone 8. In our summary you will find more iPhone 8 cases.
Design And Construction
Overall, the iPhone’s design hasn’t changed much in the past few years. The iPhone 6 came out in 2014, and only a few different things will see the iPhone 8 in three years.
The size is almost the same, but compared to the iPhone 7, the iPhone actually becomes thicker and heavier. It seems that Apple’s days of how to reduce the new model compared to the previous one have passed. .
However, weight seems to be a good thing. Everyone in the Tech Advisor tower found that the iPhone 8 is well balanced in this way, so it’s not always better to be lighter.
It all depends on switching back to the glass back cover, which is the first on the iPhone since the 2011 iPhone 4S.
This is not a form of respect; it is a better reason than this. This means you can charge your iPhone wirelessly. This is a popular feature of the iPhone, but it is nothing new in the broader smartphone market.
Even with a neat reversible Lightning cable, you can easily put your iPhone on a compatible charger, and it will start to replenish the battery like a magic.
The glass back cover feels comfortable. Unlike many others we have seen, it is actually not very slippery. However, this is the case if you put it on most surfaces that are not dead – it may slip, even if it is slow
Although Apple claims that the glass is very durable, the drop test shows that if you fall like almost all iPhones it will break and break, a case may be necessary. For those of almost the same size, if you have one, your iPhone 7 phone case is likely to fit.
Apple has always maintained the waterproof function of the iPhone 7, so you can fill this model for up to 30 minutes in up to one meter of fresh water. This is due to its IP67 rating, which is almost the highest level you can get.
For four years, the iPhone has three colors to choose from: silver, gold, space gray and red. This means that only the latter has a black front panel, and now some colors have disappeared, such as Jet Black and Rose Gold.
Specifications And Performance
Although the new iPhone has a new number in the model name, it can be considered “7S” in many ways. This actually means that the phone has not changed significantly from the previous model, but has received some upgrades in the hardware department.
Some aspects of the screen are consistent with the iPhone 6, so it is still 4.7 inches diagonally and uses 750×1334 resolution to create the usual “Retina-like” pixel density of 326ppi.
It still uses the same LCD IPS technology, but with some changes.
The iPhone 8 on the iPhone Pro uses Apple’s True Tone technology, which means the panel has a wider color gamut that adjusts the screen temperature to suit ambient lighting conditions.
Processor, Memory And Storage
The new iPhone means a new processor, this year is the Apple A11 Bionic. It is also a 64-bit chip and now has a ‘neural engine’ that is paired with the M11 motion coprocessor.
This naming may be a marketing gimmick (A9, A10, etc. is no longer cool) but the six-core chip is very fast. This year, the iPhone even has an Apple GPU for the first time.
Apple didn’t explain it, but the iPhone 8 has 2GB of RAM, three times less than some competitors, but the company has ensured that iOS doesn’t need to run as smoothly.
Connection And Audio
There is not much to say about connectivity changes. The iPhone 8 is about the same as its predecessor.
Apple’s Lightning connector is the only port on the device, even though the company is unlikely to switch to USB-C. You can still only use Apple Pay’s dual-band 11ac Wi-Fi and NFC.
You will get Bluetooth 5.0, which offers faster speed, but more importantly a better range, so you can use headphones that are farther away like a mobile phone. Apple includes a pair of Lightning EarPods in the box.
On the surface, the main camera on the iPhone 8 is no different from the previous generation. It is still a 12Mp sensor with f / 1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS).
However, there are some minor changes that make it look more like ‘7S’.
This is nothing new to the smartphone market, but this year’s iPhone series is the first product to support wireless charging.
Reversible lighting can be neat, but simply placing the phone on the charger is much easier – yes, the charging pad does require a wire to plug into the mains.
Software And Applications
As you may know, the iPhone 8 is the first iPhone with iOS 11. This is the latest version of the Apple mobile operating system, but if you have an iPhone 5S or higher, you can update to it.
There are some minor tweaks like some new app icons (we are not too keen on the new App Store icons), file apps and new animations. You may not even notice some of them, but some are more obvious.