The arrival of the iPhone 8 was not as highly anticipated as the previous iPhones. The arrival of this iPhone was overshadowed by the iPhone X. This happened because earlier this year Apple referred to the iPhone X as the future of smartphones.
The software and hardware in the iPhone X are superior to that of the iPhone 8. As a result of this many people believe that the iPhone 8 is outdated.
Maybe so, but I believe that both iPhones appeal to a different demographic.
The iPhone X is significantly more expensive so there will be lots of people who would like to upgrade from the iPhone 7 who isn’t willing to pay the hefty price tag for the iPhone X. Those people can opt for the iPhone 8 instead.
iPhone 8 Design:
The design of the iPhone hasn’t changed very much since the release of the iPhone 6. The only noticeable difference in this year’s iPhone is the aluminum back panel that we’ve seen on the previous iPhones has been replaced with glass.
Apple claims that this glass is the most durable glass that has ever been placed on an iPhone.
This glass panel makes the phone a bit heavier than it’s predecessor. But I think that this was a great decision on the part of Apple because the glass panel makes the phone easier to handle.
However, the look and feel of the rest of the phone is very similar to its predecessors.
When you look at the latest LG or Samsung phone, and you compare them to their predecessors. You can see that there have been some significant advancements in technology. I wish Apple would do the same with the release of every phone.
This year’s iPhone has relatively thick bezels this is something that we’ve seen less of in the other smartphones on the market this year.
The iPhone 8 has an IP67 certification. This means it’s water and dust resistant and it can be submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes without having any adverse effects on the phone.
The 3.5mm headphone jack has been removed but the iPhone comes equipped with a 3.5mm Lightning headphone jack adapter in the box. Thus giving you the opportunity to use your old wired headphones via the adapter.
iPhone 8 Display Screen:
The display screen on this year’s iPhone is a 4.7in screen with a 1,334×750 resolution. This is very similar to its predecessors, and it’s a bit smaller than the display screen on some of the other premium smartphones that are currently on the market.
The picture quality of the display screen is good, the colors are rich and luminous. This phone has one of the best display screens on the market right now. However, the display screen could have been bigger if the bezels at the top and the bottom of the screen were thinner.
Apple’s True Tone technology is a great new feature that’s been added to the iPhone 8. This feature allows the display screen to determine the exact percentage and intensity of white light that’s needed.
The concept behind this feature is that whites look a bit different when viewed under different settings.
However, the True Tone will automatically adjust the display screen in real time to make the white look natural regardless of the setting.
iPhone 8 Performance:
Apple’s most impressive processor to date is the A11 Bionic. This has a direct impact on everything that happens inside the phone.
The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and the iPhone X have the same processor. However, what makes a difference in the overall performance of the phone is the amount of RAM that the phone possesses.
The iPhone 8 has 2GB of RAM and the 8 Plus and iPhone X have 3GB of RAM. The extra GB of RAM generally means that the phone will perform more efficiently and the battery will last longer as a result of this.
The A11 Bionic is a powerful processor which has six cores. There are two high power and four low power cores these cores along with the RAM allows the phone to work efficiently when multi-tasking.
For people who enjoy watching movies and playing video games on the iPhone, the speakers on this year’s iPhone is a bit louder than that of the iPhone 7.
iPhone 8 Software:
The iPhone 8 runs on the iOS 11, this operating system has improved the lock screen notifications. It has also improved Siri and the Control Center has been redesigned, it has a new look and feel to it.
The Control Center has been reduced to one panel. In this panel, you will have quick and easy access to Do Not Disturb mode, Screen-Orientation Lock, Flashlight, Screen mirroring, Camera, Clock/Alarm, and Calculator.
The Control Center is customizable you can easily modify the settings for the things you do the most.
The voice of Siri has been modified, it sounds more natural and less artificial. However, sometimes it has a hard time understanding requests so there’s room for improvement here.