The Apple iPhone 8 is here. We can understand if buyers are undecided because the X is also impressive. There are differences between the two handsets. On the paper, the iPhone X seems to be more high-end, while the 8 is essentially an upgrade of the 7S. Of course, there are new interesting things to check out. Aside from a new glass design, it also now features better display and camera. The performance keeps getting better, too. It will be released on September 22, buyers can already pre-order it right now.
The iPhone X and iPhone 8 are both highly anticipated, but which one should you choose? Looking at the price points, it is easy to tell which one will deliver more. However, some people think the X is way too pricey. Even those who can afford it have many reasons to not upgrade. If you have a limited budget, then the iPhone 8 is the viable option. It is still a good device with a sleek design. This has a lot resemblance with the 7 version in terms of design. At 14 x 7 x 0.7cm, the phone packs a 4.7in screen with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels. Some would say that it is out of the norm because most Smartphones released recently have 5-inch displays or larger. Well, practicality is definitely better with smaller screens. So, if you’re looking for a handset that’s easy to operate with one hand, this fits the bill.
Although a bit small, the screen has a 326ppi pixel density. Apple steps up its quality by upgrading the Retina display. It was already awesome on the previous series. It looks even more magnificent on the 8. The color accuracy also gets better with a cinema wide color gamut. Other features worth-mentioning are 3D touch and True Tone technology. The latter is an automatic mechanism to adapt the color palette of the screen to the environment. As a result, the visibility will increase especially when you use the device outdoors. How does it work? There are sensors that serve to measure lighting conditions around. The system will make changes based on the collected information.
Buyers have 2 storage options, 64GB and 256GB. If you like adding music or other large files, then the bigger memory model is suitable for you. The rear camera measures 12MP. It is bigger than before, so the quality will also improve especially for video recording. It is available at up to 4k quality. Meanwhile, wireless charging has become a standard feature across new devices by Apple. It is not new, but still a fresh innovation as it was introduced only a few years ago. It makes charging more practical. Another essential feature is water resistance. There is no need to worry about getting caught in the rain because the iPhone 8 is IP67 certified.
The battery life is similar to that of the iPhone 7. It can get you through a whole day under moderate usage. But at least fast charging is part it. It allows you to reach 50% of battery capacity in just 30 minutes. Another alternative to fill up the battery is through the wireless charging or referred to as AirPower.
iPhone 8 features:
- 4.7-inch Retina Display (1334 x 750 pixels)
- 12-megapixel rear camera, ƒ/1.8
- A11 Bionic processor
- 64GB/256GB of storage
- iOS 11
- IP67 certified for water and dust resistance
- Wireless charging