For the device iPhone 8, the review was created to evaluate its capabilities and compare with other smartphones. This is not the most popular phone Apple, as it was overshadowed by the more technological iPhone X. The eighth generation model retains the recognizable features of the previous smartphones of the brand. The pros and cons of the iPhone 8 indicate that the phone may interest buyers who, for some reason, are not satisfied with the tenth model. The form factor iPhone 8 remains unchanged, but different hardware is installed inside.
Performance and processor
The processor Apple installed on this smartphone is faster than its predecessor. The phones iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the most powerful mobile devices on the market as they are equipped with a 6-core A11 Bionic chip and the same graphics cards. The younger model has 2 GB of RAM, the older model has 3 GB. The flagships with the operating system Android offer more RAM, but the devices Apple run smoothly due to the relatively small display resolution and interface optimization.
According to the company Apple, the new processor is 50% more powerful than its predecessor. This information is not true, but according to the results of synthetic tests, both models outperform any smartphone Android available on the market in terms of performance. Moreover, in some applications they outperform their competitors by 2-3 times.
When comparing the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus to the 7 Plus, the latter lags far behind in benchmarks. The power reserve of the eighth model should be enough for the next 3 years.
The design of the smartphone has not changed much compared to previous models, since the front panel looks like iPhone 7. At the same time, the back panel is covered with glass. Glass was last used on the 4, 4S and 5C models, after which the cases became metal. The abandonment of the metal body was necessary for the implementation of wireless charging technology.
The side frame of the IP67 water resistant housing is made of aluminum. The metal is painted depending on the color of the rest of the case. There are 3 color options in total: golden, silver and dark gray. The latter of these options is often referred to as black, but it doesn't look dark enough compared to smartphones such as the Galaxy Note 8. The dark gray color makes the smartphone visually pleasing, but fingerprints are clearly visible. The oleophobic coating is better implemented on gold and silver phones.
The arrangement of the elements on the side ends remained unchanged. Below you can see the Lightning port, speaker and microphone. There is no 3.5mm jack. On the left side there are volume control buttons and a mute switch. On the right side there is a power button for the device and a SIM card slot. Connectors for a second SIM card and microSD storage are not provided.
All devices iPhone starting from the 3Gs model differed in screens with the correct setting and color reproduction. The smartphone iPhone X received a display AMOLED, and the eighth model has a screen with an IPS matrix, 4.7 ”diagonal and a resolution of 1334×750. The 8 Plus display has a 5.5 ”diagonal and a resolution of 1920×1080.
The main innovation is the True Tone technology, which was already used on the device iPad Pro. With this technology, the display dynamically changes color temperature depending on the amount of ambient light. As a result, the picture is better perceived and does not strain the eyes.
The maximum values of brightness and contrast on the phone iPhone 8 Plus are higher than those of the younger model, but this difference cannot be detected with the naked eye. The picture is well recognized even in direct sunlight, which allows the user to read the text.
The developer managed to get a wide color gamut that does not go beyond the sRGB triangle. There is a slight shift in the graph, but this can be attributed to the error of the program for testing. The color temperature is 7000K, which is 500K higher than the standard value.
Camera with new shooting modes and cool front camera
Both smartphones have a 12MP main rear camera. The additional lens now has an optical stabilizer. Previous models included 2X digital zoom instead of the second camera, which increased the chance of getting a blurry photo in low light.
The main lens offers a focal length of 28mm and an aperture of f / 1.8, while the second module offers 56mm and f / 2.8. In portrait mode, both cameras are involved.
Photos look better than iPhone 7, and are on par with its main competitor Galaxy Note 8. Portrait mode with blurred background is complemented by studio imitation, which allows you to change the light level of the face for a natural skin tone.
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Supports 4K video shooting at 60, 30 and 24 FPS. Slow motion at 240 FPS is available for resolution Full HD.
The front camera received a resolution of 7 megapixels and an aperture of f / 2.2. The quality of the footage has improved as color and sharpness have been improved. The front lens allows for high frame rate video recording.
The device iPhone 8 offers loud stereo speakers with quality sound. Sound quality and volume are ahead of competitors like the Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30.
The company Apple has once again demonstrated that it pays maximum attention to even small things like multimedia speakers. Unlike other smartphones, the iPhone 8 speakers are well balanced, don't sound broken, don't overload, or remind you of an old radio. They deliver clear, deep and crisp sound.
The rival phone LG V30 sounds good, but falls short of the device Apple in terms of depth and volume. The Galaxy Note 8 can also compete, but it does not produce clear sound at maximum volume settings.
There is no 3.5 mm headphone jack on the phone. The problem is solved by using the included Lightning adapter or wireless headphones, which will need to be purchased separately.
The eighth model iPhone received support for fast and wireless charging, but the necessary adapters and cables are not included in the package. With a device MacBook, the user can use its smartphone adapter to fill the battery to 50% in 30 minutes. The wireless charging adapter was released with iPhone X. In addition, the company Apple claims that adapters developed by other manufacturers can be used.
Thanks to wireless charging, the user does not have to plug the cord into the socket while at home or at work, but such a device is not useful for long trips. Many cafes, hotels, airports, train stations, and cars offer their own wireless charging platforms. Another advantage of this technology is that the user can simultaneously listen to music in wired headphones through the Lightning adapter and charge the phone.
Unlike smartphones based on Android, the battery capacity Apple is not advertised. According to the developer, the phone of the eighth generation can play video for 13 hours, and the modification iPhone 8 Plus – 14 hours.
Is it worth changing your iPhone to a new eight
Most users purchase a next generation smartphone Apple only if it has received a new design. For example, after iPhone 5, few people were interested in the 5s model, they purchased only the sixth model. But the situation changed when the operating system iOS 11 came out, which greatly slowed down the interface on iPhone 6, while models 6s and 7 continued to function properly.
If the user does not plan to purchase an 8 Plus or X phone, then it is recommended to change iPhone 6 to the eighth generation model. The result will be a large performance boost, as well as an increase in the capacity of the RAM and permanent memory.
The updated lenses produce better images and replace standalone digital cameras when traveling. The device iPhone 8 also offers improved sound, waterproof design, DCI-P3 profile matrix, wireless and fast charging. At the same time, you need to be prepared for the fact that the design of the smartphone has hardly changed compared to the sixth model.
The main advantages of iPhone 8 include the following points:
- high-quality screen;
- TrueTone function;
- loud and clear sound;
- induction and fast charging technology;
- powerful hardware;
- protection against water according to the IP67 standard;
- a camera that rivals the best smartphones Android.
The disadvantages of a smartphone include the following features:
- a design that has hardly changed in 4 generations;
- glass back panel;
- no 3.5 mm headphone jack;
- short battery life;
- no fast charging adapter included;
- high price compared to previous models.
The device iPhone 8 is considered a good model, since it is not inferior in many respects to the flagships Android. Even in the basic configuration, the volume of file storage has increased to 64 GB. The 256GB version costs $ 150 more.
Connoisseurs of products Apple should not expect 8 new sensations from iPhone, since the phone differs from previous models mainly in the speed of the interface. It is not recommended to purchase this gadget for owners of the device iPhone 7.
The 8th generation phone may also be of interest to those for whom iPhone X is too expensive. At the same time, such innovations as Face ID and Emoji will not be available to users.