Earlier this month on the 12th, Apple revealed their 3 new iPhones at the Apple Keynote event, which was held at the Steve Jobs Theatre. The event caught a lot of peoples attentions though embarrassingly enough the presentation of the iPhone X had a glitch, the device failed to unlock with it’s new FaceID feature though after just one attempt. It shouldn’t be much of a big deal but it’s just not of Apple to have such faults when presenting their new tech.
At the event, Apple revealed 3 new iPhones, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and a more super-powered iPhone, the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will start shipping on September 22nd, and as expected the iPhone X will start shipping later, on the 3rd November. But in this reveiw we’ll be focusing on the ‘coming-sooner’ devices, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
A lot of iPhone fans are super hyped for these 2 new devices though the design of the 2 flagships isn’t all new and exciting (besides the glass back they now have), they both look pretty much the same as the previous iPhones released after the iPhone 6 so there isn’t much to show off here when it comes to the design. The excitement here is what they have to offer inside, even though they function the way everybody would expect them to.
The iPhone 8 has a 4.7 inch display with a 750 x 1334 screen resolution, noticeably smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus’ 5.5 inch display with screen resolution of 1080 x 1920, both with iPhones very special display feature 3D Touch which doesn’t even need to be mentioned here, it’s an iPhone thing we all know. They both have Apple’s True Tone feature which adds auto adjusting tones to the display to match room lighting. For those who are not ready to forgo iPhone’s home button and Touch ID, one of these iPhones would be a great choice for you.
Without a doubt, both these phone’s cameras are great though iPhone 8 still lacks a dual camera so comparing it’s camera with the iPhone 8 Plus’, you will notice a few missing features that you would find on the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus both have the usual 12 MP with touch focus, face/smile detection and simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording. Putting the iPhone 8 Plus’ camera in power over the iPhone 8’s is the x2 optical zoom and portrait bokeh effects.
There is no difference between the 2 with hardware specs. They both run Apple’s latest operating system, IOS 11 with a A11 Bionic chipset, a Hexa-core processor and a three-core Apple GPU.
Sadly, there’s no memory card slot on both these iPhones, but they both come with 64GB / 256GB internal storage with the iPhone 8 offering 2GB of RAM and the 8 Plus offering 3GB of RAM. A small bit of the memory is chowed by the phones firmware to keep it running, but that’s not an issue, it still leaves you enough storage for a lot more apps and enough RAM for running multiple applications at a time.
If you are a die hard Apple fan, and you are still enjoying any their previous flagships, you’d like the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus even better though if you are patient enough, waiting for the even more powerful iPhone X will totally be worth it!