The wait is over and Apple has unveiled the latest iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus along with the Apple’s 10th anniversary smartphone iPhone X, as announced earlier. Unfortunately there is nothing new in iPhone 8 or its elder sibling except for minor improvements than their predecessors. However, it is for the first time in history that Apple has come up with a little lower price of iPhone than the Samsung flagship device ($850 starting price for S8, $700 for the iPhone 8).
The display size for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus remains the same, with the two phones coming in at 4.7 Retina (1334×750) and 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) versions. In true iPhone fashion, the iPhone 8 features the exact same design as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 from previous years. A little improvement features a glass back with an aluminium frame allowing wireless charging for the iPhone 8 series.
Apple has historically designed and used their own A series chips for iPhones and that comes true for the new entrants as well. The new A11 Bionic features a six-core setup, where two performance cores offer 25 percent better performance from A10, while four power cores offer a 70 percent better performance. The new home-baked GPU is also 30 percent faster than before.
Apple didn’t reveal the RAM capacity. The iPhone X has 3 GB RAM so it is safe to assume that the iPhone 8 will have at least 2 GB RAM. On the other hand, the storage options range between 64 and 256 GB for both models.
The design is also water/dust-resistant as last year and comes in black, gold and grey. Unfortunately the 3.5 mm headphone jack has gone for good from the iPhone series. The battery life is the same as the iPhone 7 however it now supports fast-charging, another feature which the Android camp has been enjoying for 3-4 years.
Camera makes the difference between iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus; the latter features a dual camera setup of a wide-angle f/1.8 and a telephoto f/2.8 lens while the regular model comes with a single lens of 12 MP size with image stabilization.
On the software side, the biggest addition is the new Portrait Lighting that allows room for further messing with brightness and the overall lighting in your photos. A quad LED true-tone Flash is included with Slow Sync for uniform results.
The video options include a 4K option at 60 fps, as well as a 1080p option at 240 fps, two times slower than before. New Image Signal Processor improves speed even further. The stereo speakers offer up to 25 percent increased sound output as before however the quality itself may not be that great.
Price and Availability
Apple has tried to make the iPhone 8 and Plus handy devices in terms of price tags; the iPhone 8 starts at $699 (~PKR 73,700) for the 64 GB variant and $849 (~PKR 89,500) for the 256 GB model whereas the Plus starts at $799 (~PKR 84,200) for the 64 GB and $949 (~PKR 100,000) for the 256 GB variant.
You’ll have to wait ten days more to get your hands on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Keep visiting these pages for latest updates.
|iPhone 8||iPhone 8 Plus|
|Display||4.7 inches||5.5 inches|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|OS||iOS 11||iOS 11|
|Chipset||A11 Bionic||A11 Bionic|
|Internal Memory||64GB or 256GB||64GB or 256GB|
|Back Camera||Dual 12MP||Dual 12MP|
|Colors||Space Grey, Silver, Gold||Space Grey, Silver, Gold|
|Price||$699 (64 GB)
$849 (256 GB)
|$799 (64 GB)
$949 (256 GB)