These high end devices are a successor to 2016's iPhone 7 and are currently, the most anticipated and reviewed smartphones on the net.
Although most mobile enthusiasts were expecting only the Iphone 8 and its upgraded variant, the Iphone X tagged '10' in roman numeral as part of the trio, is quite the surprise.
Let's just say they've saved us the mind nibbling task of expecting an iPhone 9, but created more speculation as to what the next iPhone will be called.
But what's with the iPhone 8?
It has been a trend for a decade now by Apple Corporation to release one smartphone in a year and probably its Plus/S/C/slightly upgraded variant.
But the odd thing is, we've never had three devices in the same year (not if you exclude the Iphone SE from 2016) unlike some smartphone manufacturers that release 3 to 4 smartphones yearly.
What makes the iPhone 8 a device from Apple worth being owned and a better upgrade to its predecessor?
How is it any different from devices from top players like Samsung, Huawei, Nokia and the Likes?
A review of the iPhone 8 specifications below will give you an insight to the features that bring about the great capabilities of this device.
The much expected smartphone even before its arrival had stirred a wave of excitement among iPhone users and probably a wave of jealousy among non-iPhone users😫.
It's funny but:
Now that it's here, lets hope some people have found a way to curb their feelings.
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Display and Build
The screen also has a Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating that makes oil and dirt on ones fingertip when placed on the phone invisble. It also makes the screen scratch and water resistant.
the glass-body iPhone 8 is the first smartphone “really created for augmented reality,” with improved power and graphics over its predecessors.
The iPhone 8 also a has fingerprint sensor that is built into the device's Home button. This sensor is front embedded, allowing users to unlock their devices fast without the need to pick it up first.
Hardware and Software
- An update to messages
- A redesigned app picker
- A redesigned control centre menu,
- Modifications to Maps, Apple Music, and the App Store.
- Cloud syncing of messages between devices
- Ability to use your voice to send messages and set reminders.
- Ability to make intelligent suggestions in Messages and Mail.
- Ability to listen and identify songs.
And many more!
These camera resolutions of the iPhone 8 are the same as that of the iPhone 7.
- Its larger sensor size that can take in 83% more light than the Iphone 7 and a faster sensor than that of the latter.
- An optical Image stabilization feature,
- A new color filter,
- A new image signal processor,
- Backside illumination sensor
- Hybrid IR filter,
- Faster Autofocus in low light conditions,
- Tap to focus with Focus Pixels,
- Live photos with stabilization,
- Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
- Improved local tone mapping
- Gyroscope and Accelerometer for more accurate motion tracking,
- Ability to record 4K video at 24fps, 30fps, and even upto 60fps (which Apple claims is the the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone),
- Slow-motion 1080p video recording at 120 fps or 240 fps and,
- 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
- 720p HD video recording at 30 fps.
Battery and Connectivity
Although this capacity is 8 percent smaller than the 1960mAh battery of the iPhone 7, it is still expected to offer a full day's use before there is need to recharge.
That being the case,
On full charge, users can expect a talk time (wireless) up to 14 hours, Internet use up to 12 hours, video playback (wireless) up to 13 hours and audio playback (wireless) up to 40 hours.
The iPhone 8 is a single SIM smartphone that supports the use of one Nano-SIM. Other connectivity options of this device include Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB and WIFI.
Audio formats supported by the iPhone 8 include Audio AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
Price and Availability
So, when does the new iPhone come out?
Deducing from this price, the current exchange and your location in the country, the iPhone 8 price in Nigeria is expected to range from 248,000 Naira to 301,000 Naira
iPhone 8 Specs
138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
Silver, Space Gray, Gold
LED-backlit IPS LCD,
capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
1334 x 750 pixels
Memory And OS
Apple A11 Bionic
12MP, f/1.8, 28mm
Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and
8MP image recording, touch focus,
7 MP,f/2.2, 1080p@30fps,
720p@240fps, face detection,
1821mAh Li-on battery
Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Yes, v2.0, reversible connector
Ambient light sensors
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