Browse iPhone 8 – unloved child of a once great company26.09.2017
Jubilee-generation iPhone was a good opportunity for Apple to prepare a special surprise for fans. In the Wake of the trend of frameless displays, the audience was hoping to see a new product with an entirely new design. Expectations were met, but the eighth, the iPhone lost it all. Why it happened and whether the device is relevant in this year? Read our review of the iPhone 8.
Price and key features
In comparison with iPhone X, «normal» generation of the flagship looks not so expensive. The price of a Junior version of the device at the start of sales in USA is $699. For a smartphone with 256 GB of internal storage will have to pay $849. It is expected that in the Russian retail iPhone 8 the first time will be sold at a significant markup.
• display: 4.7”, Apple Retina HD 1334 x 750 px (326 ppi);
• processor: Apple A11 Bionic + video accelerator Apple A11 Bionic GPU;
• RAM: 2 GB;
• internal memory: 64/256 GB;
• camera: primary – 12 MP, front – 7 MP;
• communication: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, Galileo, QZSS, Lightning;
• battery: 1821 mAh;
• dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm;
• weight:148 g
Traditionally, a new generation of flagship managed to break multiple records among other devices. 8 iPhone got better camera, according to DxOMark, and the highest performing mobile processor in the world (at the moment).
Equipment and appearance
Since the iPhone 7 package contents of the smartphone is almost not changed, only a few cosmetic touches were added to his package. Now the iPhone 8 Space Gray placed into the same dark box, and the image of the smartphone on the box of the other color versions got a slight flare that emphasizes the glass surface of the rear cover of the device. Within himself is the iPhone 8, EarPods + adapter for minijack, charging block, Lightning cable, clip to extract SIM cards and documentation.
Skip the traditional S-generation quite reasonably suggests that a new generation of flagship from Cupertino will acquire fundamental changes in design. But in fact, drastic changes bypassed the iPhone 8. Moreover, the smartphone is very similar to its predecessor, except for some details.
This time the manufacturer refused aluminum alloy in the manufacture of the body, it replaced the glass on the back and the front surface of the device. Such measures had to go for wireless charging, which works best through glass. The new material is pleasant to the touch, but relatively quickly collects fingerprints. 8 iPhone has also become slightly more slippery than its predecessor.
In addition, cupertinos cut color palette, in stores you can find only Space Gray, Silver and Gold liveries.
If you still have the cover from the old IPhone (with the cutout for the Apple logo) feel free to throw it out. Trademark innovations has now shifted a few millimeters down, causing the old bumpers only detracts from the appearance of the device. Unfortunately, no additional protection is unlikely to be enough. Apple said the new iPhone glass is one of the strongest in the entire range, but it’s still «please» the owner of an impressive crack after a fall on the asphalt.
Gadget left the water resistance of IP67, the novelty is not afraid of water treatments for a long time. However, this option has long been the standard for all flagships.
Overall, iPhone 8 – a classic representative of the intermediate generation of flagships, released at the wrong time. Device design has moved forward only a few millimeters on the path to perfection. On the contrary, the use of glass panels, there were many who criticized. However, almost all fans agree – iPhone 8 «out of date» immediately after the show fundamentally new iPhone X.
The desire to be first in everything has led developers of the flagship to the best display in the world among all mobile devices. Do not be afraid of technical specifications – the lack of FullHD and just 4.7 inches in diagonal. Here we use the latest Apple Retina HD Display, based on OLED matrix, produced by Samsung, with a meticulously tailored for ideal performance.
The key innovation is a function of True Tone, which changes the color temperature of the picture displayed according to the ambient light. For the first time this option was introduced in last year’s Pro of the iPad lineup. Now she finally moved to smartphones. Another innovation was the support of HDR, the iPhone 8 has the ability to play the corresponding content.
The maximum threshold for the brightness of the display flagship reaches 663 nits, which is enough for excellent readability of the screen even under bright sunlight. As expected, the Retina Display looks great from any angle. However, the disadvantages of the screen are still there, they rather relate to the overall strategy and positioning of the Apple. A couple of years ago such a display would have produced a furor, but now a wide clumsy frame iPhone 8 look ridiculous on the background of frameless Galaxy S8.
Another bold item in the classification of the iPhone 8 is the newest processor, fabricated on 10-nm technology. How to say Apple, A11 Bionic is the most powerful mobile chipset among all existing.
Indeed, strong statements backed up by benchmark results which were merged before the presentation. The novelty has left far behind its main rival, the Samsung Galaxy S8 35% «weaker».
To the attached processor 2 GB of RAM and 64/256 GB to choose from. Thanks to the perfect optimize the new iOS 11 to talk about any sagging of the interface is not necessary. And in games the iPhone 8 is reminiscent of super expensive PC, as in the AppStore you will not find the application that the chipset of the device will be not under force.
The portal DXoMark the PV panel the device the title of «the best camera among all mobile devices.» Which year flagships from Apple remains the standard for comparison of image quality with its competitors. Based on their technical characteristics, iPhone 8 got the same camera as its predecessor – 12 megapixels, aperture of ƒ/1.8, a five-time zoom and optical stabilization. However, the improve lie elsewhere.
The new chipset A11 Bionic gave the best image processing algorithms. Smartphone analyzes the situation in the frame (allocating separate objects) and adjusts the individual parameters according to it. Flash has got the function of Slow Sync and autofocus is even faster. Updated the photo sensor detects more details in low light. Overall, make sure the high quality of the pictures is better on their own experience.
Examples of photos:
Innovations also touched on the movie, now the iPhone 8 is able to record video in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. But the front camera remained the same – the same 7 megapixel with the ability to record FullHD video.
Speaker sound quality
Multimedia speaker gadget sounds on the same level as its predecessor. Except that the iPhone 8 is about 10% louder, however, this is not so important.
In the box with the phone is branded wireless stereo headset EarPods. The sound is commendable, but for that you need to make some sacrifices. Apple still makes their clients to use a bunch of adapters, if they suddenly want to use another headset.
The actual amount of battery – 1821 mAh. In tests of autonomy of the iPhone 8 has shown itself a little better than the previous generation. In maximum load mode the gadget will discharge in about eight and a half hours.
At the presentation of the flagship was also claimed to support wireless charging. However, the original accessory from Apple is not included, so those who wish to use this technology will have to fork out another 6-7 thousand rubles.
Communications and the Internet
iPhone 8 great shows in aspect to its main mission – mobile. A person on the other end can hear clearly, no problems with signal reception, cellular and LTE is not. The gadget also supports the full range of the most modern wireless standards. Among them is the NFC chip, an essential attribute of the payment system, Apple Pay.
Video review of the iPhone 8
- The most powerful smartphone in the world;
- Excellent Retina display;
- Top camera;
- Excellent optimization;
- Support wireless charging;
- The lack of serious innovation;
It just so happened that the iPhone submitted 8 exactly 10 minutes before the main hit of the year – the model X. as much brand-new flagship from Apple has been relevant in the eyes of the user. Yes, the eighth iPhone can offer the highest level of performance, a stunning screen and a good camera. However, the expected effect of the «bomb» device and is not produced, the traditional queue at the start of sales was replaced by an empty Apple store.
Flagman you will be absolutely uninteresting if you expect fundamental changes from the guys from Cupertino. However, for the conservatives, not ready to give up TouchID in favor FaceId, it is quite a good option. In other matters, go with seven to eight we see no absolutely no reason.