Apple Iphone 8

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Apple iPhone 8 is the latest Smartphone model designed and being developed and launched by Apple Inc. Along with iPhone 8 Plus and the higher-end iPhone X, it has been announced on September 12, 2017. It is further released on September 22, 2017, by Apple CEO Tim Cook at Steve Jobs Theatre, situated in Apple Park.

iPhone 8 is 11th generation Apple Inc. model designed to playback Dolby vision and HDR10 content though it does not have HDR-ready (a down-converter of HDR content). The True Tone technology has been introduced for the first time in an iPhone, along with iPad Pro and the higher-end iPhone X. The build type is as same as that of iPhone 7 with 4K HD recording feature. It has a satisfying resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels with the addition of wireless charger and A11 processor. Anyway, it still lacks the 3.5 mm headphones jack and customers are unable to listen to music by their own preferable headphones instead of the Apple’s bundled ones.

Description

Design - The new iPhone 8 comes with 4.7 inches of display with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels, augmenting with a capacitive touchscreen. The LED-backlit IPS LCD has a Retina HD display followed by a wide colored display, 3D display, Display Zoom, True Tone display, reach and has an Oleophobic finger-print coating.

Dimensions of this model are 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm and weigh 148 grams (5.22 ounces). Along with the front glass and aluminum frame build-up, it accommodates a single Nano-SIM card only (dust and water resistant) and has been introduced with a back glass as well. Apple claims that this new formulation of the glass has fifty percent deeper strengthening protective layer with respect to Gorilla glasses. Adding up to the hot list, iPhone 8 provides its customers with Sensors like Proximeter, Barometer, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Ambient Light sensor, considering the fingerprint sensor as a very common feature. Has no memory card slot though?

Hardware and Software features - The new iPhone 8 comes with a 2 GB Random Access Memory (RAM) along with a variable ROM size of 64 GB and 256 GB. The RAM may seem to be a little less compared to other Smartphone models, but it has been tested and the phone runs with a negligible amount of lag or zero lag at all. It provides its customers with the brand new Apple iOS 11.0 operating platform with Apple A11 Bionic Hexacore processors (2*Monsoon and 4*Mistral) with M11 Motion Coprocessor and Neural Engine. The Apple GPU delivers a three-core graphics.

This model allows an upgrade up to Apple iOS 11.1. The new iPhone 8 gives the latest 4G voice over LTE (VoLTE) feature. It further has:

  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • USB: 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 dual-band, hotspot
  • Compass connectivity features
  • GPS features: with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and QZSS.
  • NFC: Apple Pay feature with AMEX, VISA, and MasterCard certification.

Performance - With the introduction of the brand new Bionic A11 chipsets, Apple talks about its six core Central Processing Unit and has a 64-bit architecture. As the company claims and boats about its twenty-five percent faster dual performance cores and seventy percent faster Quad efficiency cores if compared to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s which has A10 fusion chipsets. Moreover, like every Apple Smartphones, Siri will be available for your assistance. The speed is clearly noticeable when augmented with real applications and playing around with it. For better performance, Apple's new True Tone Retina HD display, without any confrontation, adjusts the white light and balances the display to get the best match to the ambient light around the user.

Battery - iPhone 8 provides its users with an 1821 mAh, non-removable Li-Ion battery which has up to 14 hours of talk time capacity. It can further play music up to forty hours. Heavy users are requested to carry a power bank with themselves.

Camera Quality

Rear Cam - Starting off with the rear camera, it has a 12.0 MP back camera with phase detection auto-focus and quad-LED dual-tone flash. Comprised of F/1.8 Aperture, a 6P lens with slow sync, Sapphire Crystal Lens cover, Panorama up to 63 megapixels, Hybrid IR filters, Optical Image stabilization, Backside Illumination Sensor, Improved Local Tone mapping, Live Photos with Stabilization, Exposure control and Geo-tagging.

  • Full HD video recording: at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Slow motion video recording: 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Able to click 8 MP still photographs while 4K video recording is on

Front Cam - Now dealing with the so-called selfie camera, iPhone 8 has a 7.0 MP front camera with Retina flash and wide color capture for live photos as well as for the normal ones. It has a F/2.2 aperture with body and face detection, auto HDR, auto Image stabilization, exposure control, Burst, and Timer mode.

The 'i-Paid' section. But how much? - Apple iPhone 8 and every other product by Apple Inc. got a high-ticket when compared to other mobile producing organizations. Apple is one of the best Smartphone camera manufactures in the world, and this model got a good sound quality with active noise cancellation and dedicated mic, and great display with the high-performance rating. iPhone 8 64 GB costs from HKD 6888.

Conclusion

The Apple iPhone 8 has brilliant front and back cameras. This may serve as the best case scenario for selfie addicts. No doubt its back camera too can bless you with memorable snapshots. Its high-speed processor, high-end display, and performance rating cast a good image of the product. Compared to other iPhones, iPhone 8 has a strong back glass cover and True Tone display for the very first time, making it a better choice over other models. As every product has its pros and cons, so has iPhone 8:

Pros:

  • Exceptional glass-based design and water- resistant
  • iOS 11 has turned out to be an intuitive and refined Interface for the users
  • Augmentation of wireless charging method and fast charging
  • Introduction of Apple Bionic A11 chipset made the performance, lightning fast
Cons:
  • Design of iPhone 7 is not much different to that of iPhone 8.
  • It finally provided with the facility of fast charging but customers have to buy a separate charger (the one given with the model isn't a fast charger).
  • The 3.5 mm jack is still missing

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