Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: for the nostalgic fans

Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: for the nostalgic fans

After a long stream of rumors, the unveiling has finally happened. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have been revealed, and they look like the iPhone 7, but with a glass back for wireless charging. The new A11 Bionic processor and True Tone display are just some of the highlights. Check out the details of these exciting new phones from Apple below.

Apple iPhone 8: Price and release date

The Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will all cost a pretty penny. The tenth anniversary model, the iPhone X, will cost the most, followed by the iPhone 8 Plus and then the iPhone 8. The Cupertino firm will price the iPhone 8 at $699 and the iPhone 8 Plus at $799. The iPhone 8 will come in Silver, Space Grey and a new Gold finish. Pre-orders begin on September 15, and the phones will be available on September 22.

Apple iPhone 8: Design

The home button is here to stay and the design largely resembles the iPhone 7, except these have glass backs. The camera module protrudes prominently. The body uses aerospace-grade aluminum, and the durable glass design is reinforced by steel. The glass back will allow wireless charging. Plus, both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are sealed for water and dust resistance. The stereo speakers are 25 percent louder than those of the iPhone 7, and have deeper bass.

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Looks like the iPhone 7, but with a glass back! / © Apple

Apple iPhone 8: Display

The iPhone 8 will have a 4.7-inch new Retina HD display, while the iPhone 8 Plus will be 5.5 inches. The new True Tone displays adapt the color and temperature of the display to the ambient light in the room. That means very accurate colors, in theory.

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The display will have great color accuracy. / © Apple

Apple iPhone 8: Camera

The iPhone 8 Plus has a horizontally oriented dual camera setup, while the iPhone 8 has a single rear camera. The iPhone 8 will have a new 12 MP sensor with optical image stabilization, a new color filter and deeper pixels. The iPhone 8 Plus will have two 12 MP sensors and OIS as well, with apertures of  f / 1.8 and f / 2.8 for the telephoto lens. These sensors will get 83 percent more light. the dual camera will have a feature called Portrait Lighting which will sense depth and adjust the lighting in real time as you set up the shot, like filters but better. The cameras are optimized for AR, and along with ARKit, it should help make augmented reality experiences more mainstream. 

For better photos, the A11's new image processor will have quicker low-light auto focus and better hardware noise reduction. Video frame rates will be faster and there's an Apple designed encoder for better videos. You'll be able to shoot in 4K at 60 FPS. If you want to learn about the advantages of a dual camera, check out this article.

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Apple thinks AR is going to be big. / © Apple

Apple iPhone 8: Technical specs

The new Apple iPhone 8 smartphones will be equipped with a more powerful processor, the A11 Bionic. It has a six core CPU, 64-bit design and 4.3 billion transistors. The two added cores will mean it's 25 percent faster than the A10, while the GPU will be 30 percent faster. 

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will both have 64 GB and 256 GB options for internal storage. These phones will come with iOS 11, which becomes available on September 19.

Apple iPhone 8 vs. Apple iPhone 8 Plus technical specifications

  Apple iPhone 8 Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
Weight: 148 g 202 g
Battery size: 1821 mAh 2675 mAh
Screen size: 4.7 in 5.5 in
Display technology: LCD LCD
Screen: 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi) 1920 x 1080 pixels (401 ppi)
Front camera: 7 megapixels 7 megapixels
Rear camera: 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Flashlight: LED LED
RAM: 2 GB 3 GB
Internal storage: 64 GB
256 GB
64 GB
256 GB
Removable storage: Not available Not available
Chipset: Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
Number of cores: 6 6
Connectivity: HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0

What do you think of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus? Tell us in the comments.

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    if they use the screen as the speaker what happens when the screen gets cracked..


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  • New original Apple iPhone 8 and 8 plus cost 600USD. come with 1year warranty,

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  • What a Laugh Apple are,they have just admitted the New iPhone 8 will come with a Smaller Battery than its iPhone 7 models,Rip Off Company who love ripping consumers Off

  • this is my first full day with N8 and the screen is badass I was a apple person but now this N8 Is outstanding if you like apple grt but I'm happy I made and stade with Samsung this phone has is it all even though I'm not or want certain features but yea N8 is worth it !

  • Essentially a larger iPhone 4s with a couple of added tweaks. At least they finally have a decent amount of RAM in the base model. And Apple didn't put a fingerprint sensor right next to the camera. we kept hearing that the note 8 was going to have facial recognition and it didn't come but Apple made that happen. Phone releases from Samsung and Apple are like watching a tennis match.

    • The S8 has facial recognition (my workmate was showing me) so I'm sure the Note 8 would have it too.

      These phones are so far behind Samsung's flagships it's like a very one sided tennis match! Not sure why would anyone buy an iphone 8 when the Samsung S8 has a bigger screen, QHD resolution compared to the iphone's ancient HD ready resolution and is cheaper if you need more than 64GB storage.

  • Everybody is on their third or fourth gen phone, have decided on the OS and ecosystem they want, and Android buyers are not much interested in iPhones, or vice versa. I welcome Apple when it ups the ante on specs or useful features and services, and am bothered when it pulls a serious stunt like removal of headphone jack. These phones do goose flagship specifications and the next phone I actually buy will benefit in their wake. I don't like the iPhone corner camera, that I now have with a ZTE - I have a finger in it never known with a centered lens. I don't like biometric ID in principle and hope it will continue to be possible to reject these snoopy "conveniences", as I do now.

  • Phone manufacturer's must think people have a lot of money to spend on a phone? I've got news for them people have not and they are cottoning on to the fact your ripping them off.

  • The iPhone 8 might be the phone that turns a lot of consumers away from purchasing a future Apple phone again,supposed to be 10 years of Apple in the Mobile Market,and All they do is rip so many people off with the prices of the iPhones every year,so glad i never got tempted by giving Apple never a chance of ripping me off

  • Apple just basically copy android after saying whatever feature it is is shit then utilize it into their revolutionary design a couple years later ..they just seem to be 2 years behind Samsung nowadays and subtly copy what they do .e.g. They said bigger screens and amoled was a shit idea when Samsung did it now they follow. wireless charging has been out since the galaxy s4 .and remember how they used to say the iris display or whatever it was called was the maximum resolution your eyes could really notice but them followed Samsung again ......they used to be the best till about 2010 now they are just another phone trying to be Samsung.

  • I used to use the iphone before, but a few years back I liked Samsung more because it suited my work

  • Rusty Aug 5, 2017 Link to comment

    Maybe it's me but there is way way to much apple shit on ANDROIDPIT, I understand there has to be a certain amount of time maybe for comparison purpose but come on Android pit, if I wanted to know anything about Apple well I wouldn't !! Thank you, rzorbit

  • Apple made me go crazy @@

  • How many iPhone users will be able to purchase this phone?Apple are just making the others copy there price tag prices,and soon more Chinese phones will become more popular,because people will be able to afford to buy these phones,Mobile market is acting like football with rip-off prices,if they thought about it buyers and its batterylife,phones should be more affordable,dual cameras might be good but all there doing is upgrading the prices of phones

  • Thank for the review, but the price is... ridiculous expensive

  • thanks

  • Just not worth its ridiculous price tag, but bet the many isheep will pay it?

    • Yes, the sheep will be out in full force. They don't care what the price is! Carrier financing will be available! 50.00 a month. My 1969 Z-28 the payment was 84.00 a month, at least I got car out of the deal. Oh boy!

  • The phone looks nice, except that camera module sticking out like that. Put on it's back will be a problem , they'll sell a lot of cases to overcome that. If it wasn't for me having a ipad air, and experiencing ios limitations, and locked down-ness (apple apps always want to be default, and the "you can't do that" decisions), it could be acceptable. Apple products always feel like a advanced version of a "feature phone".

    Editors Note: When I try to post on my ipad, there's always a warning about your site being untrusted and discus has problems, even after you log in with your credentials(I've noticed this on a few android centric sites too) you may want to look into that.

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