Honest review on Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus, price, performance, specification and more

  Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus review

It is not very often that the two new iPhone models have been upside-down on their own launch, but the same has happened at Apple's September event this year. The iPhone X was the star of the show, the cool new kid who everyone wanted to hang out with, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were re-charged for the eponymous driver role - boring, believable, who you know will be there Once you have a party with your new friends.

This was certainly the case after the launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater in the hands-on arena, where everyone was lined up to spend some time with the iPhone X, while most iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units waited for the audience. Was doing. But as soon as it arrived, the cool new thing was gone, not seen again until November. After watching one with The X-Factor, it seems that not everyone is excited at the prospect of reuniting with their old boring friends.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus design and display

From the front, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are practically indistinguishable from their predecessors. Virtually everyone showed us to open their review units with an "ooh" it looks exactly like the iPhone 7 before we ask them to turn around and look at all the glass backs. That's right, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are all-glass on the front and back, with the iPhone 4S lacking in design for the last time. Apple says it has used "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone", a claim that millions of people will no doubt expect to test in everyday life in the coming days.

Over the course of a couple of weeks that we've spent with these phones, we - by mistake, we promise - managed to make them fall once. First, the iPhone 8 faces the iPhone 8 Plus from the coffee table, and then at a height of about four feet. While the iPhone 8 survived unheard, its older brother landed on one of its corners on the tiles and later had little friction to show for it - reminding Stark why most people would choose to cover their precious phones in cases. Huh. Although on topic, although the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are marginally larger than their predecessors, we had no problem fitting their Apple Leather cases from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Most existing third-party cases designed for older iPhone models should be decent.

At 148 grams, the iPhone 8 is the heaviest non-plus iPhone ever, while the iPhone 8 Plus crosses the 200g mark. If you use an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus without a case, the extra weight will be noticeable, but if you're someone who changes your case quite often, you're probably a little off-putting overall- Are used in lows and are unlikely to notice these differences. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see a company with two of its marquee products moving 'thin and light' in the opposite direction.

If you show the world that you have the latest and greatest iPhone (we told you to forget about the iPhone X, remember that). Is important to you, make your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus a non-transparent case? Hiding in would not be the best idea. Like we said before, the front is almost identical to the previous generation iPhone model, so the only visible difference is in the back. Of the five (not counting product red) color options in the previous generation - Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black and Jet Black - we're down to three - Gold, Silver and Space Gray.

The gold finish on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is similar to that of the Rose Gold and Gold colors that looked like before. Silver is essentially white, and space gray is black. The latter is the only option that is black on the front, while the other two have white bezels as in previous years. Colors are largely a personal choice, although we have to say that we will miss the Jet Black finish, despite the tendency to scramble well documented.

Almost all glass bodies mean that all iPhone models provide excellent grip, and are unlikely to slip through your hands. In the two weeks spent with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, we have not seen any scratches or scratches as a result of being put in and out of pocket, or stored with other items in our bags.

In the box you find Lightning earpods, Lightning to 3.5mm adapter, USB Type-A to Lightning cable and 5W charger (more on this later), plus some literature, apart from the phone. There is no Type-C to Lightning cable, which means that you cannot connect Apple's flagship phone directly to your flagship laptop without purchasing an additional cable or dongle from Apple or the third party.

There is no change in the display size of the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus compared to their predecessors, and, in fact, the screen also has the same resolution, brightness and contrast ratio. OLED and HDR support is reserved for the iPhone X, so the only improvement here is the addition of True Tone functionality.

According to Apple, True Tone technology "uses an advanced four ient channel ambient light sensor to easily adjust the white balance onscreen to match the color temperature of the light around you." If that sounds like a load of jargon, we are here to help. In simple words, like recent iPad Pro models, the additional sensors present in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can detect the quality of light around you, and change the white balance of the display to match the phone. It is designed to reduce eye strain and make objects on the screen "as natural as on a printed page".

In terms of real-world experience, perhaps the most important word in the preceding paragraph is "subtle". The presence of True Tone - a setting that is turned on by default, but can be turned off if you really care about color accuracy - is unlikely to be seen by most users. The effect is nowhere near as dramatic as turning on Night Shift, which changes the tone of the display and reduces blue light emission to reduce eye strain in a very visible way, and iOS 9.3 Was introduced in it. Most users probably don't even notice (which Apple will tell you is a good thing) the effect of the True Tone until they see their phones one by one that the setting is not enabled.

Now you will not get the option of auto-brightness under display settings. On by default, this option is available under Display Houses in Access Settings, a sign by Apple that most users should not bother to toggle it everyday. iOS 11 also warns you that turning off auto brightness can affect battery life.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus performance and software

Although the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus may not look very different from the outside, there are major changes inside. All three new iPhone models - well, we promise without a reminder that the iPhone X exists after it - are powered by Apple's brand new A11 Bionic chip. In our review of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, we noted how Apple has established itself as a leader in the mobile SoC space, and how both phones were ahead of the competition in terms of raw performance at the time of their release. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus continue this tradition, and in some ways take things up a notch.

The Apple A10 Fusion inside the previous generation iPhone model was a quad-core chip with two high-performance cores and two energy-efficient ones, but only one pair could be active at a time. On the other hand, the A11 Bionic has six cores - four efficient cores that are 70 percent faster than the ones on the A10, and two performance cores that are up to 25 percent faster - making it Apple's first hexa-core chip. More importantly, the A11 is capable of running all six at the same time.

This means that the Apple A11 Bionic completely kills the opposition, especially when it comes to multi-threaded tasks that can lead to multiple cores. For example, in the Geekbench multi-core test, the iPhone 8 Plus scored 55 percent higher than the OnePlus 5, the phone that had previously scored the highest, and about 75 percent more than the iPhone 7 Plus. In fact, its Geekbench multi-core score of 10,386 is higher than many laptops out there.

For the first time, an iOS device has an Apple-designed GPU. Given the performance of the CPU that Apple has set up with the A-series by moving the chip design in-house, we'll be watching closely about what the company has to offer in this department. The A11 Bionic features a new Apple-designed three GPU core integrated GPU that gives a 30 percent performance advantage of ic paltry over the A10 Fusion.

All this power means that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can handle everything you throw away easily. Everyday tasks are smooth, and everything feels really choppy, especially on a small iPhone. We felt some setbacks during the early days of our review period, but the iOS 11.0.1 update has addressed them all. We've covered iOS 11 in depth on Gadgets 360, so we haven't repeated ourselves here, but instead talk about some other interesting new features.

Perhaps the first thing you notice when setting up your new iPhone is that you now have the option to use Quick Start Two, well, set up your device quickly. Place your new iPhone (or iPad running iOS 11) next to another recent iOS device, and after 'pairing' both, some of your settings, such as your Apple ID, will automatically be transferred to the new Huh. It will also 'inherit' the passcode of your old device. Remember that this step copies some settings from the old device to the new one - you still have to choose whether you want to restore apps and data from the iCloud / iTunes backup or set this device as new. In our experience, Quick Start saved a few steps during the setup process, and the experience of the restore was not that iCloud is any different than a 'regular' restore from a backup. We still had to enter passwords and set up email accounts etc. in third-party applications.

While older iOS devices support Apple's framework for ARKit - augmented reality games and apps - the latest iPhone models really shine when it affects the digital and physical world. Apple says that the cameras on the new iPhone models are "individually calibrated" with new gyroscopes and accelerometers, to enable more precise motion tracking than older iPhone models. The A11 Bionic chip is fast in things like world tracking and visual recognition, and the new Image Signal Processor (ISP) is capable of estimating light in real time when using an AR application.

Sadly, iOS 11 does little to improve the experience of using first-party applications in India: Apple Maps is still practically useless here and not even basic navigation features Even Apple is adding more lane guidance in other areas. This means that other apps' features such as alerts for the calendar to 'skip meetings' do not work. There is no sign of Apple Pay, even rival Samsung's payment service can be used at almost every point in the country.

However, Apple has not officially revealed the amount of RAM that iPhone iOS and iPhone 8 Plus have 2GB and 3GB of RAM, respectively, similar to them, with iOS devices, third-party disturbance and benchmark apps. Predecessors. What's new, and a welcome change, is the amount of storage you get on the base model.

Now you get 64GB of storage on the entry-level iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (compared to 32GB earlier), and its only phase is up to 256GB. This means that not only has Apple reduced the number of colors the latest iPhone models are available from five (ignoring the product red) to three, but the number of storage variants has also been reduced to three, reducing the total number Reducing SKU's lineup ranges from over 30 (5x3x2) to more manageable 12 (3x2x2). 

The entry price of the flagship iPhone lineup has been increased to $ 50 - $ 50 in the US and Rs. 4,000 if you compare the launch price of the iPhone 8 with the equivalent iPhone 7 a year ago, however it is worth reminding our readers that the 32GB iPhone 7's MRP will be reduced to Rs. 56,100 after launch, one way Rs. 64GB iPhone 8 price tag of Rs. 64,000. 8,000 more than its predecessor. Apple says the increase was necessary because its input costs have gone up, a claim that may have some merit as global RAM and flash storage prices have been rising lately. Rival Samsung has also launched its flagship smartphones this year, so Apple is certainly not alone in this matter.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both had stereo speakers, as are newer models. Apple says the new speakers are up to 25 percent loud and give deep bass, a claim we found to be true during our testing. Like its predecessors, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are IP67 rated for water and dust resistance, meaning they can sink to a depth of 1 meter or less for up to 30 minutes, although, as before, Apple's warranty Liquid loss will not be covered.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus battery life and wireless charging

The glass back of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is not just a design element, it enables an important feature: wireless charging. Apple has adopted the Qi industry standard of wireless charging, meaning that although the new iPhone models don't ship with wireless chargers, you can choose one of several third-party Qi-compatible ones from there. The likes of Samsung have supported this standard for some time, so we eventually live in a world where the same charger can top both your iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.

If you are new to the world of wireless charging, you have to remember a few points: First, it is not really 'wireless'. Most wireless charging mechanisms include a plate of some sort where you can simply place your phone and start charging without plugging it into any wire, but the plate is connected to the outlet via a wire or an adapter. Requires connecting. Second, although there have been recent improvements in technology, wireless charging is still increasingly slow.

Apple gave us a 7.5W Belkin Wireless Charger to test this feature on new iPhone models, and it took 24 minutes to move the iPhone 8 Plus battery from 20 percent to 30 percent. Apple's bundled 5W wired adapter charged the same phone from 20 percent to 36 percent at the same time. The iPhone model has supported fast charging - for example, using the iPad's 10W charger - for a while, so it's baffling why Apple continues to carry such a low-power charger in the box.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus supports charging even faster using USB Type-C, but you'll need to buy an expensive power adapter that uses USB Type-C power delivery specifications and Type-C to Lightning cables. Be suited for use. this feature. If you already have a current (or previous generation) Apple MacBook, you can use its charger, but you'll still need to buy a cable. Using our MacBook Pro's 78W charger and third-party Type-C to Lightning cable, we can increase the battery in our iPhone 8 Plus from 20 percent to 51 percent in the same 24 minutes. That being said, around Rs. 70,000 on a phone and then being expected to spend even more to enable what should be standard functionality is the classic Apple-selling that upsets correctly.

In terms of battery life, the experience of using the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus was the same with their predecessors: the former would just manage a day of use if you don't do a lot of heavy lifting, while the latter would easily get some juice. Get through a day with. In our HD video loop test, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus clocked 8.5 hours and 9.5 hours respectively.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus cameras

Camera performance is one area where smartphones have made the biggest improvement in the decade since the original iPhone launch. From small, grainy images in which we can barely recognize ourselves to those that can be printed on a billboard, and movies that see a theatrical release, the phone camera has come a long way in a relatively short period of time.

For most of this journey, Apple has enjoyed the status of being the best camera phone out there, and the company takes great pride in calling the iPhone the most popular camera in the world. But as we noted in our recent iPhone reviews, this is not necessarily true for the last few generations. Samsung, HTC, and Google (along with the HTC-built Pixel) have grabbed - and even outperformed in some scenarios - the iPhone's camera performance, which means that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus should rev up their game Will need to be achieved. Of the coronation. Apple has done the same, with control over the hardware as well as the software.

While the camera specifications are similar in terms of megapixel counts and aperture size, Apple says the 12-megapixel primary camera has a bigger and faster sensor, new color filters and deep pixels. As previously mentioned, the A11 Bionic chip includes a new Apple-designed image signal processor that, among other things, is intended to provide faster autofocus in low light and better HDR photos.

All of this is supported by enhancements at the OS level. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus support the new High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) containers for storing photos and videos, respectively, which, Apple says, takes up the space taken by its media Reduce the volume to 50 percent. This, of course, means that you can save more photos and videos on your device and in the cloud. HEVC also enables new capabilities such as shooting 4K video at 60fps and 1080p at 240fps.

If you set iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus as a new device, they will save media in new formats by default. Technically, HEIF is a new file format, and your images are no longer stored on the phone as JPG. But for the most part, you do not need to worry about this. When you share photos and videos to others using an app like Facebook, they will automatically change to JPG or H.264 respectively, so that everyone can see them. If you prefer, you can use your phone JPG / H.264 by going to Settings> Camera> Format and choosing the most compatible, although you'll miss the space saving and ability to shoot 4K / 60fps and 1080p / . 240fps. If you restore your iPhone from iOS 10 backup, it may have the most favorable option selected by default, which means that you will not see additional video shooting modes. If you so desire you can safely go to higher efficiency without any problems (we recommend that you do so).

With all the work that goes on to hire the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in terms of camera performance in the real world? In broad daylight, we saw that the new iPhone models capture the most accurate colors and more detail than the likes of the Galaxy Note 8 and 59,900 and HTC U11. In macro shots, the phone again had best-in-class color reproduction, but the amount of detail captured was just a tad lower than the HTC U11.

Low-light performance has improved a lot compared to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and with good reason. This is an area in which Apple was far behind its rivals. While the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus still don't capture as much detail in low light conditions as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and HTC U11 in Rs. 53,990, their sensors still manage to do a lot better than before. Noise appears at times when you zoom, but most people will be completely happy with the results.

Overall, we believe the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now in line with the likes of the HTC U11 and Galaxy Note 8, but are still not superior to any one aspect other than capturing the most accurate colors (which obviously is means a lot). The camera performance of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is similar, though the latter clearly has the ability to use 2x optical zoom for additional telephoto lenses.

The iPhone 7 Plus's headline camera feature was its portrait mode, capable of a software update that was shipped after the phone's launch. The iPhone 8 Plus maintains this feature and greatly improves it, and some of the portraits we shot with it were just amazing. "DSLR-like" is a marketing phrase often used by companies to sell their phones, but in this case, it would not be an exaggeration.

A new feature called Portrait Lighting allows you to rotate the light on your face while composing your frame, either in portrait or real time, but with mixed results. Like the original portrait mode, it depends a lot on the background, subject, and lighting in the frame. Apple is labeling the feature as 'beta' and like Portrait Mode, it should be better for machine learning in the future.

The iPhone was already our favorite phone for video shooting, and adding 4K / 60fps and 1080 / 240fps means its video capabilities are unmatched. If you shoot a lot of video with your phone, you don't have to look beyond the iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus, as well as support the latter's 2x optical zoom in video mode. We're not into selfies, but if you are, the front camera on the new iPhone model packs enough punch to keep you happy.

We believe that the best pictures are taken with the flash turned off, but we realize that most people leave it at the default 'auto' option, meaning that it will inevitably trigger in low light conditions it happens. Apple says that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been fitted with "a new quad LED True Tone flash with slow sync" and we've tested it against other top-end phones. In our tests, we found that although Apple's flash did not have the highest brightness, it provided the most uniform light without flooding a particular object or location without seeing the right conditions. Apple's implementation of 'Selfie Flash', where screen flash becomes, has come out of Trump even during our tests.

Some changes have also been made to the camera app. You can no longer toggle HDR from within the app - it's set to auto by default (and ISP is designed to kick when you feel the need to), but you have it by going to Settings> Camera There is an option to shut down completely. Apple has also added some new filters to the app for post (and live) processing of photos, if third-party apps such as Instagram are not your thing.

should you buy it or not?

Still here Okay, let's wrap this up. Although many have argued that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feel like an 'S' upgrade, our experience shows that in many ways they improved more than the leap from the iPhone 6s to the iPhone 7 cycle. Offer. Camera enhancements are critical, bringing Apple back to the best level in the business in some scenarios, while retaining, or even expanding, leading it in others.

IPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Price Rs. 64,000 and Rs. 73,000 for 64,000 variants with Rs 73,000 respectively. If you want to get 256GB variants, then 13,000 premiums on both. While there are some other options in this price bracket, the only other phones considering this price point are Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 + S 48,999 and Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S8 and HTC U11, which are moderately cheap. If you don't care about the OS, you can choose one of these devices and safely call yourself the owner of the world's best smartphone - software and note S-Pen aside , There is little to choose between these phones. 

In a world where you can buy a very good smartphone in all respects for a quarter of these prices, we believe that flagship smartphones provide an experience that is unmatched, though in fact requiring such refinement Number of people required to be investigated.

If you already have an iPhone and money is not an object, you can upgrade to the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus and be very happy, but you probably wait for the iPhone X to boast more and more. Do not want to. Sadly, we do not know many people for whom money is not a factor when deciding.

Cameras will be the best reason for owners of recent iPhone models to upgrade, and the A11 bionic chip and wireless charging are welcome. However, if you have an iPhone 7 (Plus) or even iPhone 6s (Plus), you have a phone that is already fast enough for most tasks. Yes, the latest iPhone models will have an edge when running ARKit apps, but there should be no "use" of cases for AR right now. Wireless charging is a feature that will one day be fast enough for practically all occasions, but that day is not here yet. And if you really want to, there are ways and means to work with your existing iPhone, such as a case that supports wireless charging.

If you already own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you can probably skip the iPhone 8 line (unless the latest and greatest camera is really important to you), and wait to see if What does Apple do with its lineup next year: Maybe the X design language and features will become available at a more accessible price? We recommend the same to iPhone 6s line owners who are happy with their phones - if it is not broken, then it will not be necessary to buy an upgrade. But if you have a previous generation iPhone that is starting to feel long in the tooth, you will get significant benefits in all departments by upgrading to the new iPhone model. 

So who are the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, especially in the real world where the possibility of iPhone X is huge? If you are not interested in the design of the iPhone X, if you can't get your head around the idea of ​​'notch', or can't afford the phone's crazy price tag, then you can sabotage your siblings. Can consider You are 'settling' for an inferior phone. Yes, you will miss what looks like a gorgeous OLED display and other additions like optical image stabilization on a telephoto lens, but there are a lot of question marks around the iPhone X right now - is there Face ID to replace Touch ID Good enough? How will 'notch' be included in your favorite applications?

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