The iPhone X might be grabbing most of the headlines right now, but the iPhone 8 shouldn't be ignored. Released to the market within weeks of each other, it's the X's all-screen display and Face ID that have captured attention, but the features of the iPhone 8, available before the X, make it worth exploring in its own right.
Same processor, same software: The iPhone X boasts an A11 Bionic processor, and iOS 11 software. Pretty impressive, as you'd expect from this much talked-about iPhone release. But, just as impressively, the iPhone 8 also offers you that A11 Bionic processor, and iOS11 software. So, if that sort of high-level performance is what you demand from your iPhone, you can get it right now in the 8.
High Expectations Of The iOS 11
This operating system, with its new features and added performance capacity, promises a user-friendly and smarter experience for the consumer. Apple really is pushing the iOS as a major selling point in the iPhone 8, and indications are that this "rethought" OS is delivering.
Glass Design Equals Class Design
The iPhone 8 looks stunning, thanks to its "all-glass" design complemented by an aluminium band and striking finishes. All that glass is being described as "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone". If looks are important to you, the iPhone 8 won't disappoint.
And Looking Even Better
An all-new Retina HD display with a host of features to enhance attractiveness and functionality is another major talking point surrounding the iPhone 8 upon its release. One of the most prominent features is True Tone, which automatically adjusts the white balance to match the light in which ever environment you happen to be in, be it bright or shady. This promises easier viewing of the phone's display.
How Good Is The Camera?
It's an age-old question ever since the iPhone lifted the bar for smartphone cameras. After all, an iPhone is the world's most popular camera and any developments are embraced by eager buyers. Apple says the camera in the iPhone 8 is a "more advanced 12-megapixel camera", with a lot of the credit due to that A11 Bionic processor. The sensor is bigger and faster, with a new colour filter, deeper pixels and optical image stabilisation. As for portrait mode, it's new and improved with a sharper focus on the subject and more natural blurring of everything in the background.
Irresistible Resistant Qualities
A problem that has plagued smartphones of all makes over the years is water, splashes and dust. The makers of the iPhone 8 claim that this phone is "precision engineered at the microscopic level", to keep water and dust at bay.
Even More Efficient Wireless Charging
With its glass back, the iPhone 8 is primed for more efficient and easier wireless charging than before. The battery power is about the same as the iPhone 7, with the performance controller providing an all-important power boost when required.
A newer model iPhone X 64GB was released in September 2017.