The iPhone 8 comes back with a beautiful design, extraordinary processing power, and a fabulous upgraded camera setup. It offers all the great qualities a smartphone should have, alongside incredible speakers and great storage options!
Design & Display
The design of the iPhone 8 is elegant and well-executed, as iPhone products always are. The screen is a 4.7 inches Retina IPS LCD Display that has a 750 x 1334 px resolution with an aspect ratio of 16:9. It has a Gorilla glass ion-strengthened front and back accompanied by an aluminum frame. All this plus its oleophobic coating leads to an IP67 standard, which makes it resistant to scratches, dust, and water up to 1m for 30 minutes.
The display supports Wide Color gamut, True Tone, and a 3D Touch display on the home button. By offering a wide color gamut, the screen gives you outstanding color accuracy.
True Tone is another feature that uses the ambient light sensor to detect the lighting in a room. Then, it adjusts the color temperature and intensity for a more life-like and natural experience.
The colors that this phone comes in are Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Red.
Operating System & UI
The operating system on the iPhone 8 is iOS 11, which is upgradeable to iOS 14.2 and all its great features. It comes with a refined design, new usability features, and advanced machine learning.
iPhone 8 supports Dark Mode that switches to dark all-white backgrounds and affects all system apps to save battery.
Some of its features are 3D Touch, Face Time, Wi-Fi calling, AI sorting, Live images, Navigation Gestures, upgraded Siri, apple pay, iWorks suite, one-handed iOS keyboard, and Emergency SOS.
It also comes with some pre-installed apps such as the App Store, screenshot editor, Screen recording, Maps, Health app, Music, and Clips.
As for Biometric Security, you can use the Fingerprint Sensor.
Internal design and Performance
The chipset used in this device is a powerful new Hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm) that is faster and more power-efficient than all the iPhones before. It comes with a dual-core Neural Engine to enhance hardware acceleration.
Machine learning improves the system’s performance while doing hard tasks and gives you a smooth experience.
As for the memory, the iPhone 8 comes with 2GB RAM and offers the option of 64/256GB for storage.
The main 12MP camera delivers detailed, high-quality images that are sharp and noise-free. Then there is the selfie camera that has a 7MP lens that comes with HDR mode and offers brilliant photos.
As for the upgrades, there is a new image sensor, which is a Sony Exmor RS. There is also a new image processor, noise reduction algorithm, and deeper pixels.
All cameras deliver a detailed level of consistency in colors, along with impressive quality and high dynamic range.
You can shoot immersive 4k/1080p videos at 60fps. The videos support slow-mo and time-lapse mode, with high dynamic range and cinematic video stabilization, which work quite well.
There is also the portrait mode or Live Focus that features a lot of effects and can be used for both pictures and videos.
Some features of the camera setup are FaceTime, Auto Focus, AR, 180-degree panoramic shots, HDR, optical image stabilization, compare tool, phase detection auto ocus, real-time image, motion analysis, and wide color capture.
The iPhone 8 has a powerful Li-Ion 1821 mAh battery, which supports Music play for up to 40 hours. It supports Fast Charging up to 15W and Qi wireless charging.
The iPhone 8’s speakers are among the loudest iPhones ever. The stereo speakers are loud and have excellent sound quality.
Some features of this iPhone are accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, and Siri natural language commands and dictation.
iPhone 8 is a premium compact powerhouse with solid hardware, a superb camera setup, extraordinary speakers, and a class-leading display. Its high quality and phenomenal performance make it one of the most popular choices among iPhone lovers.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2017, September 22|
|Dimensions||138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||148 g (5.22 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame|
|Type||Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density)|
|Protection||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating|
|OS||iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 13.5|
|Chipset||Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm)|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (three-core graphics)|
|Internal||64GB 2GB RAM, 256GB 2GB RAM|
|Video||[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps|
|Single||7 MP, f/2.2|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||2.0, proprietary reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Siri natural language commands and dictation|
|Charging||Fast charging 15W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)|
|Music play||Up to 40 h|
|Colors||Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Red|
|Models||A1863, A1905, A1906|
|SAR||1.32 W/kg (head) 1.36 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||1.19 W/kg (head) 1.17 W/kg (body)|
|Performance||AnTuTu: 237594 (v7) GeekBench: 10214 (v4.4) GFXBench: 20fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)|
|Display||Contrast ratio: 1395:1 (nominal), 3.957 (sunlight)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||Voice 71dB / Noise 77dB / Ring 80dB|
|Audio quality||Noise -93.5dB / Crosstalk -80.4dB|
|Battery life||Endurance rating 66h|