The iPhone 8 is readily one of the most powerful phones to have graced the mobile phone industry since iPhones were first released in 2007. If you are one who is keen on commendable performance and exquisite features, the phone would be one of your best options. The phone is a slight upgrade of the iPhone 7 and has very similar features as its successor, the iPhone X.
The design of the iPhone 8 might not be at all very unfamiliar and even carries elements from previously-released iPhones. For instance, it looks very much like the iPhones 6, 6S and 7 when observed in a not-too-close manner. Compared to the iPhone 7, the phone is only a little taller, thicker and wider such that it is very possible to mistake them for each other. Nevertheless, there is a strong upgrade in a number of ways. One of the major design features is found in the rear. iPhones from the iPhone 5 have been built with an aluminium rear. The iPhone 8, however, has a glass rear which is specially tuned for wireless charging. The phone is also very comfortable to hold in your palms and portable enough to slip into your pocket without a lot of trouble. One surprising feature that Apple infuses into one of its latest flagship phones is its bezels. One would think that its design would be bezel-less to allow for a more stylish outer look.
Like most other iPhones, the iPhone 8 has a camera bump just at the top back of the phone. However, you will need to get a phone case for it to ensure that chances of your camera damaging due to the glass rear are greatly reduced. On the right-hand side of the phone, you would find the lock/power button. On the left side of it, you would find the volume buttons and the mute switch. It also has a centralized home button just below the display in front and this button also has a fingerprint scanner. Although the glass rear makes it look super-stylish, it also means that you have to be more proactive when buying and get a case or a bumper to ensure that it doesn’t scratch or break.
The iPhone 8 packs a display of 4.7 inches and has a proper tone-contrast match. It has a screen resolution of 750 x 1335 and a 336 PPI pixel density, just the same as the iPhone 7. Its screen resolution and size is also the same as that of the iPhone 6 which was released just a few years back. One feature that makes the display of the iPhone 8 different from that of the iPhone 6 or even iPhone 7 is the addition of the Truetone technology to the display. The Truetone technology helps you to use the phone in different lighting conditions by adjusting to suit varying ones. The display also has better colours. Images, videos, games all come alive on the phone due to its powerful colours. Compared to the iPhone 8 Plus, the phone has a smaller, more compact feel that enhances ease while you’re holding it in your fingers, making it easier for you to carry around.
The battery of the iPhone 8 stands at 1821mAh. It is quite smaller than that of the iPhone 7 which, for a lot of people, contributes to the portability of the phone. As a standard, the battery life lasts for about a whole day. However, this is only possible with you considering certain battery-saving activities like turning on power saver. Also, heavier activities deplete the battery faster while lighter ones could last it all to the end of the day. Of course, it is advised that you have a charger cable with you as you go through your day just in case you need to charge up your device. The glass rear comes into function greatly when it comes to the aspect of charging. The glass rear feature makes it possible for the wireless charging to occur as metal rears do not support that. The wireless charging feature is one that is very much new to the smartphone market. The iPhone 8 works with the Qi wireless charging pad which comes in a variety all of which are compatible with the phone. All you have to do is place your phone on the pad as it charges easily. It is important to note that these pads would cost you extra as they are not in the original packaging of the phone.
One commendable feature that is similar to most iPhones is their beautiful and eye-catching camera. Pictures taken on iPhones are usually clear and bright with all the right features in place so much that they can even be used in place of digital cameras in certain cases. The rear camera of the iPhone 8 is 12MP. The camera is very easy to operate and also has other mindblowing features like a 5x digital zoom, f1/8 aperture and even an optical image stabilization. It is very similar to the camera of the iPhone 7.
The iPhone 8 runs on iOS11, Apple’s new software. This update puts all your toggles on one screen. The phone also has the latest A11 Bionic chip, a feature that largely makes it different from previously-released iPhones. Just like Apple products in general, you are guaranteed a smooth and seamless operation without freezes or hangs like a lot of Android phones.
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