A Familiar design
The iPhone 8 is an iPhone that precedes the design of the older brother. If you own an Apple device from iPhone 6 onwards, you will know exactly what you will most have with this newcomer.
Apple iPhone 8 price and comparison are respectively with previous models features and more.
Android enthusiasts and iPhones pessimists will be pointing to seemingly minor incremental updates during the 2016 iPhone 7, but for those with an iPhone 6S or before it’s less a problem.
While it may not offer much to its predecessor, the iPhone 8 has enough to make it an exciting upgrade for those with old iPhone phones.
Main change from previous models
• The iPhone 8 marks the most radical change in iPhone design for three years.
• But not enthusiastic about any enthusiasts.
One of the significant upgrades Apple has given its new iPhone, and the focus of design, is the rear glass – it’s an update on the aluminum body used since the start of the iPhone 5 and its inclusion means a new formatting feature wireless charging.
The rear of the glass looks great and allows wireless charging.
However, concerning size, shape, and appearance, the iPhone 8 uses the same shape factor as the iPhone 7, 6S and 6, and from the front, it is almost impossible to distinguish between the four generations of mobile phones. Without questioning the exclusion of the brand, however, there are really few differences between the models.
The iPhone 8 is a fraction of a millimeter thicker (7.3 mm vs. 7.1 mm), more full (67.3 mm vs. 67.1 mm) and taller (138.4 mm vs. 138.3 mm ) compared to iPhone 7, but you do not notice. The point we are doing is that it’s like … a lot? Yes, it is.
It’s also heavier, an additional 10 gr compared to the iPhone 7, which may be a bit more obvious – but it’s not overpowering, and we are still able to keep the phone comfortably in the palm of your hand.
There is still a small bump in the camera – this is easily remedied with a case, but for those who want to show the new shiny back of the phone increases the chance of damage when you put it on a flat surface. But at the same time, it is exquisite.
The Power / Lock button is still easy to hit on the right side of the device as well as the Home button with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner located in the lower frame of the 4.7-inch display.
The switch keys and volume keys are located to the left of the phone and can be repositioned for easy manipulation.
Everything works, the design is functional and is not a bad handset – but look at that price it’s hard not to feel a bit short after the initial inspection.
A final word on the rear glass – we prefer the way it looks and feels against the metal body of the iPhone 7, but it also means it is even more slippery.
Apple says the glass is super-resistant, but we found it scratching – and if you choose the gray color space is also quite the fingerprint magnet. The silver model we looked at was more forgiving though, which meant less time to clean it with the sleeve of the shirt.
On paper, there’s nothing between the iPhone 8 display and the phone screen that is replacing. Both the iPhone 7 boasts a 4.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 750 x 1334, giving a density of 326ppm pixels.
In fact, it’s the same size and resolution of iPhone 6, launched in 2014.
While on paper this may sound like the same story as Apple refusing to push on amplification specifications, did not entirely leave the display, adding True Tone display technology to the panel.
What he does is monitor the ambient light around the device and calibrate the screen to best suit the lighting conditions it is in. It is in sharp colors and better contrast, making the display better than previous iPhone screens.
Place side by side the True Tone and non-True Tone iPhones and you can see some improvement, but the iPhone 8 display does not have the same colored punch or clarity as the QHD + AMOLED display on the Galaxy S8.
The autonomy [the Battery]
• Duration is one day on a single charge with accurate usage
• Wireless charging is comfortable and convenient
Apple never reveals the official battery capacity of its phones, and everything it has confirmed for the iPhone 8 is that the battery life is comparable to the iPhone 7.
According to reports, the iPhone 8 battery is 1.821mAh, which is slightly lower than that of 1.960mAh within the iPhone 7.
The good news is that the performance of the iPhone 8 battery is comparable to that of the iPhone 7, even with the smallest battery. The bad news, however, is that the iPhone 7 did not exalt us in this regard.
There have been a few days when we had to fix our iPhone 8 before leaving the office to secure the phone that lasts until we go to sleep.
Most of the days we’ve seen bringing the iPhone 8 out of charge at 7 am, followed by about three hours of music streaming, proper use of email, social media and messaging actions, along with a handful of calls, one hour of play and some networking.
This saw that the iPhone 8 battery reach its end around 9 pm – and included turning on energy saving mode at 20% in an attempt to keep it longer.
On lighter days of use, with reduced streaming music or games, the iPhone 8 could only see a stretch of 7 to 11pm if we engaged in low power mode when we hit about 30% but if you are planning to be away from your regular recharging the whole day we recommend taking a cable with you.
The only silver lining here is the inclusion, for the first time on an iPhone, of wireless loading, due to the rear of the glass on the handset. Wireless charging currently does not work through metal bodies, so you need to switch to another material to do it, and Apple has chosen a high-strength glass.
The iPhone 8 supports the Qi wireless charging standard, which is most commonly used, which means that there is already a range of compatible rechargeable batteries.
You can find a recharging pad when you are out and with the things McDonalds and Starbucks are beginning to build in desks and tables in their restaurants, while some car makers are starting to include wireless charging areas in the cabin.
It’s certainly a convenient way to load – put the receiver on the mat and start charging – but it does not supply faster than a wired connection.
The iPhone 8 also does not have a wireless charging pad included in the box, which means it is an additional cost you will have to bear.
Apple offers two charge pads supported by AirPower, Belkin, and Mophie, which will cost you € 59.95 each – not precisely economic considering their function.
There are more reliefs available if you shop around – just make sure they support Qi – although it’s important to note that Apple-approved pads offer higher voltage (7.5w), which means you probably upgrade your iPhone 8 faster-forced rivals.
Apple iPhone 8 Competitive rate in Italy and abroad. Usually, Apple does not drop prices as its competitors. It has a policy of its own, for this reason, the previous models are also highly valued. If we now see the price running for iPhone 8 in the market. In Italy, the 64gb version of iPhone 8 starts from € 695 to € 910 instead of the plus model from € 757 to € 979.
Do not be fooled by the name of the iPhone 8 – this is a lot of the iPhone 7S, an incremental upgrade on the 7,7-inch iPhone 7 in 2016, with some additions here and there, but nothing really wow.