iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: All you need to know - Tech2Craft

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: All you need to know

September 18, 2017

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Apple at an event launched the next version of iPhone. As previously thought model names as 7s and 7s plus but Apple skipped entire S series and launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. iPhone 8 is predecessor of iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 plus is predecessor of iPhone 7 plus.

DESIGN:

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are one of the first phones from Apple to come with a glass back. Apple didn’t reveled the type of glass used but it is said to be most durable glass used in any smartphone. Both phones feature IP67 certification for water resistance. Speaking of dimensions, iPhone 8 measures 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm, and weight 148 gram and iPhone 8 plus measures 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm and weight 202 grams. Apple has retained Touch ID which is ditched in iPhone X. Additionally there are new stereo speakers at the top and bottom of the phone, and Apple says these have deeper bass, and can go 20% louder too.

DISPLAY:

iPhone 8 features 4.7 inches retina (750 x 1334 pixels) display containing 326 ppi and iPhone 8 Plus features 5.5 inches retina (1080 x 1920 pixels) display containing 401 ppi. The display in both phones is sharp and features true tone technology for white balancing of the screen in different conditions and For a better viewing experience in all kinds of environments. Display is also pressure sensitive featuring 3D touch.

PLATFORM:

Under the hood iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus features most advanced processor. The phone is powered by A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture having 4 billion Transistors. It is a six core CPU with four low performing cores and two high performing cores. Unlike A10 chip it also contains second-generation performance controller, which permits the A11 to use all six cores simultaneously thus enhancing device performance tremendously. According to Apple A11 chip provides 70% Faster Multi-Thread Workloads than A10 chip. A11 is integrated with three core GPU which provides 30% faster performance than A10 chip. For multitasking iPhone 8 have 2 GB Ram with 64/256 GB storage options and iPhone 8 Plus have 3 GB Ram with 64/256 GB storage options.
         
CAMERA:

The main feature point of the iPhone 8 Plus  is its advanced cameras as it features 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras with Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture, Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture and features optical zoom, digital zoom up to 10x. Both cameras feature OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). Camera is so advanced that it can capture 4k videos at 60fps and 1080p videos at 240fps. No device in market has a  hardware so advanced that can capture video at 240 fps. iPhone 8 features single 12 MP shooter.

Coming to secondary camera it features 7 MP sensor with f2/2 aperture, capable of recording 720p videos at 240fps. It also features face detection, HDR, panorama etc. Camera is so advanced as it features true depth technology useful for analyzing more than 50 different muscle movements to mirror your expressions in 12 Animoji.

BATTERY and WIRELESS CHARGING:

iPhone 8 contains Non-removable Li-Ion 1821 mAh battery with Talk time Up to 14 h on 3G. iPhone 8 Plus contains Non-removable Li-Ion 2675 mAh battery with Talk time Up to 21 h (3G). With low power mode present in iOS 11 it can last even more. As all other companies launched phones with wireless charging long ago. Apple was really lagging behind, so finally Apple brought wireless charging in the iPhone. Apple launched AirPower Pad which can charge multiple devices simultaneously. So now charging your iPhone is as easy as dropping it on the wireless charging pad.

AUGMENTED REALITY:

Apple is very eager to bring AR technology than VR and CEO Tim Cook mentions AR during every Apple's quarterly earnings calls these days. iOS 11 beta is transforming world into virtual playground and with powerful processor it can handle complex AR task easily.

PRICING:

iPhone 8 will cost Rs 64,000 for the 64GB storage variant and Rs 77,000 for 256GB storage. The iPhone 8 Plus on the other hand will cost Rs 73,000 for 64GB storage and Rs 86,000 for 256GB.

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