Expensive and elegant, iPhone 8 has all the features expected from Apple. Featuring three colors of Silver, Space Grey and Gold, iPhone 8 feels heavier than its predecessors.
The glass that replaces aluminum is responsible for the phone being ten grams heavier than its ancestors. The glass back is compatible with wireless charging but also prone to damage when the phone is accidentally dropped and might require the best technical support services to replace the damaged parts.
The wireless charging is convenient and fast and any Qi compatible charger can be used, although Apple’s wireless chargers are awaited in 2018.
The Bionic A11 processor that is part of both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is the best and the fastest as Apple claims. Professional tests that evaluated memory, graphics and processor speeds found that claim to be true. Technical support services can help evaluate these functions better.
Although not completely water proof, iPhone 8 is water resistant. A professional testing found battery life of iPhone 8 to be 19 hours while iPhone 7 had 18.5 hours of life.
The camera bump on the back sits on top of the mirrored logo of Apple, making the phone rest on the camera while it is on its back.
Screen And Sound
Antenna bands that appeared unsightly in iPhone 7 are now sleek strips on either side at the top and bottom. Power button and SIM tray are on the right with volume and switch to the left. The top edge does not have any buttons while the speaker and microphone grace the bottom edge along with the lightning port.
Measuring 5.45×2.65 inches, the iPhone 8 has a small 4.7-inch screen and a resolution of 1,334×750 pixels. Compared to the Galaxy S8, which packs in an impressive 5.8 inch display for a 5.86×2.68 inches phone, iPhone 8 does not look very impressive. Galaxy S8 resolution of 2,960×1,440 pixels also beats iPhone 8 hands down. Even the upcoming iPhone X does not match up to Samsung on the resolution front.
The iPhone 8 screen, when compared to Samsung’s edge screens and OLED, looks old fashioned and unimpressive. The home button was the major change introduced in iPhone 7 which continues on to iPhone 8 but other than that, there is no major highlight as far as the screen is concerned. For these features, users would have to wait- although not for long-for iPhone X which will come with bezel-less OLED display. The FaceID technology is also the much awaited feature on iPhone X that unlocks the phone with face recognition, but these features are absent in iPhone 8.
The Best Phone For Long Term Use
The highlight of iPhone 8 is in terms of True-Tone technology which adapts the color to the real life lighting to bring consistency of colors. The bright display and IPS LCD that is better than most other phones with great visibility in different lighting conditions make iPhone 8 the best for long term usage. The phone is ideally suited for games, movies and book reading for long periods of time.
Another highlight is the stereo speakers that have been updated making the iPhone 8 louder than iPhone 7 by 25%. An update to Bluetooth is also a pleasing and welcome feature. Bluetooth 5 is the added feature in iPhone 8 with faster and longer range support available as compared to iPhone 7.
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