iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have also been assigned to processors based on ARM cores or Intel Core i5. You will find out about the test results below, while the dry facts about the A11 Bionic operating system:
RAM testing was carried out in different directions. It was important to understand three points: the speed of information processing, the presence of lags when loading applications or opening files, and the power of the OS.
Moreover, the different value of RAM for iPhone 8 and 8 plus is imperceptible. In both versions, the performance indicators are approximately the same. But the fact of superiority over the previous model is obvious and never ceases to please. The A11 Bionic processor was announced as the first where a neural system is built in, that is, the ability of the machine to learn while it is running. The fact is confirmed by tests, the system adjusts to the specified parameters, analyzes itself and chooses the best ways to solve problems.
The iPhone 8's features include advanced shooting functions. If the front-facing shooting is not impressive with the changes, then the main camera received several cool chips. As in the “seven”, here is a 12 megapixel module with a telephoto lens with aperture – f / 2.8, and a wide-angle lens – f / 1.8. But despite the similar parameters, the pictures are different.
developers have changed lens systems;
the matrix has increased in size, therefore it absorbs more light;
developed new algorithms for processing photographs.
The iPhone 8 has finally improved the 'Blurred Background' mode. There were problems with this function on the 'seven', the program 'blurred' the wrong objects or lost the object. In the 'eight', the OS has become smarter, it selects the desired item for processing. Experts compared the result with filming with a professional camera. The photo is saved instantly, and also quickly opens for adjustments.
On the iPhone 8, the texture effect has been noticeably improved. The pictures even show grooves on the skin or engraving on the ring.
What delighted selfie lovers and social media lovers was the emergence of the Portrait Lighting mode. The program is improving and learning, today 5 special effects are presented:
'Daylight', the person and face in the foreground are sharp, the lighting does not change, the background is blurred.
“Studio face”, bright lighting on the face, as from spotlights.
'Contour light', the main feature is the expressiveness of halftones.
'Stage light', the background turns black, the light falls on the person.
'Stage light – mono', similar to effect 4, in black and white.
Controls the Portrait Lighting mode in Portrait mode by swiping left and right. To get to the desired effect, spin the carousel at the bottom of the screen. If you don't like the photo, you can return it to its previous state even from the Gallery. The memory shortage has also been fixed. There are new formats for converting photo and video files: for HEIF images, which take 2 times less than JPEG, for video, the HEVC codec.
Starting with the iPhone 7 Apple, it continues to confidently follow the path of creating a smartphone that captures video no worse than professional cameras. In part, this trend has already been reflected in life, some of the videos on YouTube were shot on iPhone.
Characteristics of the video mode on the 'eight':
Video recording in 4K, HD 1080p and 720p.
Frame rate 24, 30 or 60 fps depending on shooting mode.
Optical image stabilization, no shaking hands.
Support for slow motion mode.
Shooting using the Time-lapse technique, that is, a moving photo.
During 4K recording, 8MP still pictures can be taken.
Enlarge the video during playback.
The Slow-slow mo function or the effect of slowing down video deserves special attention. Only with the advent of the A11 Bionic chip did it become possible to shoot Full HD 1920 × 1080 pixels at 240 fps. Prior to that, by default, all devices were recording at 140 fps. Time-lapse videos without loss of quality can be viewed on another device that supports the A11 processor.
In the reviews in Russian, the iPhone 8 and 8 plus stereo speakers earned a positive rating. When tested with Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30, the brainchild Apple received the highest score, beating the rival by 2-3 steps.
In iPhone 8 we managed to get rid of the broken sound, carried out balancing, the melody sounds smooth and does not hurt the ear.
Bass sounds loud, while clean and without wheezing.
The sound in the headphones is soft and pounding.
The company is renowned for its meticulous attention to detail. It took the developers months of effort to fit speakers with similar content into a thin case without sacrificing other components.
What video reviews tell us
What does a consumer do when they plan to buy an iPhone 8? That's right, read reviews about him and watch video reviews. Spend 50-60 thousand rubles at once on a shiny rectangle without remote acquaintance with an expensive gadget. Usually, it is not difficult to guess the mood of such videos. In the first months after the presentation, bloggers look for 'punctures' of the next model or scold Apple for not wanting to listen to the opinions of users.
But in 2017, the tradition was broken. Each video review about the iPhone 8 and 8 plus came out, if not with praise, then definitely in a positive way. A review of these videos gives an idea of the pros and cons of the eights.
Disadvantages from a blogger's point of view:
lack of wireless headphones;
the need to purchase a docking station for wireless charging yourself.
new camera functions;
support for wireless charging;
light setting functions;
increase in volume by 25%;
cool augmented reality app.
Long before the announcement of the iPhone 8 plus and assumptions about how it looks, the model was doomed to a supporting role. And if iPhone 8 confidently started in its price category and immediately became in demand, then the extended version failed, fans of products Apple were waiting for the iPhone X smartphone of the decade.
After a year of testing both models, users come to the conclusion that both the iPhone 8 and 8 plus were underestimated from the very beginning due to the hype around the 'ten' They have the same things as in the flagship of 2017-2018, but cheaper by 10-15 thousand and with the usual design.