Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics. The company’s hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, and the HomePod smart speaker. Apple’s consumer software includes the macOS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites. Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud. But now Apple is releasing its new generation phone that is iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus.
iPhone 8 Plus price and release date
- Launch price (64GB): $799 / £799 / AU$1,229 /
- Launch price (256GB): $949 / £949 / AU$1,479
- Launched on September 29, 2017
It’s probably no surprise to you, but the iPhone 8 Plus price is high – if you’re going for the 64GB model it’s $799 / £799 / AU$1,229, while the 256GB option comes in at $949 / £949 / AU$1,479.
There really needs to be a middle ground option for those who want to stick a few high-power apps on there, record a fair amount of video and download reams of music – that’s where a 128GB model would have fitted in nicely.
The average user might struggle to fill the 64GB variant with photos, apps and music, and it’s good to see that Apple is starting to get back ahead of how much storage most people need.
However, given that the iPhone 8 Plus can record in 4K at 60fps, and three minutes of that comes in at 2.16GB, if you’re going to do much filming at that quality you’ll fill the 64GB variant fairly easily.
The iPhone 8 has been released on the date was September 29 – so if you’re looking to get your hands on one, you can do so now.
NEW FEATURES :-
- New Portrait Lighting mode
- Portrait mode is faster and better than before
- Portrait Lighting is a small but impressive new feature
The headline feature of the 12MP dual sensor on the rear camera is the enhanced bokeh mode – dubbed Portrait Lighting.
The abilities here are pretty astounding, and show how powerful the new A11 Bionic is inside – being able to algorithmically work out the contours of the face and change the lighting dynamically is impressive.
This can be done either while the picture is being taken or after, via the gallery – although while it’s a powerful tool, it’s not one that really impressed anyone we showed it to.
And that’s kind of indicative of the iPhone 8 Plus as a whole – while the overall experience is smoothed and enhanced, the headline features aren’t really there. Portrait Lighting is, well, fine – and we almost feel guilty for not evangelizing about it more, given how much intelligence has gone into creating it.
But taking a Portrait mode picture takes some setting up as it is – so achieving the level of quality where Portrait Lighting makes a big difference to the outcome is rare.
However, the new Portrait mode is one of the places where the iPhone 8 Plus is a significant upgrade over its predecessor – it’s brighter, faster to recognize the object you’re trying to snap, and it’s also got that Portrait Lighting feature, which isn’t coming to the older model.
The Portrait Lighting modes change things slightly, but nothing mega – and the Studio and Studio Mono modes look a little too cut-out, despite the edge detection being really accurate.
- A11 Bionic Engine
- Brilliant benchmark results
- Doesn’t seem speedier in practice than 7 Plus or Note 8
The new chipset inside has six cores, with four efficient ones doing the basic stuff and the other two doing the heavy lifting, whether that’s photo-editing, intensive multi-tasking or providing real-time camera effects.
Those previously mentioned Portrait Lighting effects need some real power, and that’s where the A11 chip comes in. Any app that uses high levels of photo manipulation worked pretty flawlessly in our tests, with no lag when working with multiple image layers.
It’s hard to convey the usefulness of all this power for the average user, one who might not use such features regularly – but it’ll keep your iPhone singing more sweetly for the next two or three years compared to the previous generations.
Everything feels fast under the finger – although that seems like a redundant thing to say given that most iPhones feel that way when taken out of the box. The real test comes when you start loading it up with apps and content.
In fact, when saving a large video to Files, the iPhone 7 Plus was actually faster at completing the task, despite being older and having more storage taken up. The A11 Bionic chip is certainly powerful, but we’ve not seen anything that shows off the raw power in terms of regular interaction – it’s only evident in extra features like the Portrait Lighting.
DISPLAY & DESIGN
Apple is going to switch from conventional IPS display technology soon after the launch of iPhone 7. Apple iPhone 8 is built with OLED display which offers wider viewing angle with improved brightness. These displays also help Apple to optimize iPhone8 power consumption as OLED Display has a high response time and are much efficient. It can have a maximum of 4k resolution. For now, we think 4k is out of reach for Apple, but yes it will have amazing screen resolution with latest upgrades. The phone is also going to have sapphire glass protection which is far better than current Gorilla Glass 4. The sapphire is one of the toughest glass material on the earth and completely unbreakable. So, you won’t have to worry about scratches on your iPhone.
It’s going to be large Smartphone which can be a good move as these days people prefer to use large display phones a lot. As per few reports, Apple may come up with 3 models. Two models with conventional 4.7 and 5.5-inch display having IPS LCD while iPhone 8 Plus model with 5.8 inch OLED display. This iPhone is having an homage design. The phone is further protected by Gorilla Glass 5 technology.
We all know Apple doesn’t believe in increasing megapixels. As we have seen iPhone 7 with just 12 MP cameras and is far better in quality as compared to its competitors. We have seen amazing dual lens camera with iPhone7+ and hoping something spectacular with upcoming flagship as well.
Camera specs for iPhone 8:
- 12 MP primary f/1.7 aperture
- 8 MP front facing camera
- Dual lens for iPhone8+
This time company is going to take its camera features further to next level. Apple iPhone 8 will have a 12 MP primary camera with upgraded f/1.7 aperture lens for better images even in low lights. The phone will support 4k recordings as well. Talking about its front camera, it will have a 7 MP camera f/2.2 for iPhone 8 and f/1.7 for iPhone 8+ with Autofocus, HDR, panorama, and face detection features. Also this time, Apple may bring Iris Eye scanner or face detection with it.
APPLE A11 PROCESSOR
As per the latest leaks and rumors Apple iPhone 8 will have TSMC and ARM-based 10nm chip. We all know Apple brings a new processor every year with its flagship Smartphone. Apple iPhone 7 will run on A10 which is Quad Core processor. iPhone 8 is going to a much-advanced processor with 10-nanometer Fin FET. It will have 3GB RAM in the 5.1-inch model and 4GB RAM in iPhone8 Plus which is far enough to handle high-end multitasking with iOS.
WHAT’S NEW WITH NEXT GENERATION IPHONE 8!
Well, if you still not satisfied with above specifications and feature then you must see below to see why iPhone stands out of the race. Here we have some really innovative features and wish list that Apple iPhone 8 must have:
- 5G Technology
- Fast charging
- New Touch ID
- Improved Siri
- Retina Eye Scanner
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Holographic display
- 64, 128 & 256 GB Storage
SPECIFICATIONS OF iPHONE 8 :-
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2017, September|
|BODY||Dimensions||138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||148 g (5.22 oz)|
|– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
|DISPLAY||Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||4.7 inches (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating|
|– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– True-tone display
|Chipset||Apple A11 Bionic|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (three-core graphics)|
|Internal||64/256 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video||2160 p@24/30/60 fps, 1080 p@30/60/120/240 fps|
|Secondary||7 MP, f/2.2, 1080 p@30fps, 720 p@240 fps, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|NFC||Yes (Apple Pay only)|
|USB||2.0, reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|– Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
– Qi wireless charging
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 1821 mAh battery (6.96 Wh)|
|Talk time||Up to 14 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 40 h|
|MISC||Colors||Silver, Space Gray, Gold|
|SAR||1.32 W/kg (head) 1.36 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||1.19 W/kg (head) 1.17 W/kg (body)|
|Price||About 800 EUR|
ON COMPARISION WITH iPHONE 8 PLUS & iPHONE X
|Smartphone||iPhone 8||iPhone 8 Plus||iPhone X|
750 x 1334 pixels
~326 ppi pixel density
1080 x 1920 pixels
~401 ppi pixel density
1125 x 2436 pixels
~458 ppi pixel density)
|Protection||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating||Scratch-resistant glass|
|Water Resistance||– IP68 certified
-dust & water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1.5 meters & 30 minutes
|– IP68 certified
-dust & water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1.5 meters & 30 minutes
|RAM||2GB RAM||3GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|Processor||Apple A11 Bionic||Apple A11 Bionic||Apple A11 Bionic|
|OS||iOS 11||iOS 11||iOS 11|
|Storage||64 / 256 GB||64 / 256 GB||64 / 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash||Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash||same|
|Secondary Camera||7MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama||7MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama||same|
|Networking||GSM, LTE, CDMA, EVDO, HSPA||GSM, LTE, CDMA, EVDO, HSPA||same|
|Others||Wi-Fi, v4.2 Bluetooth, A-GPS, GALILEO, NFC, Type-C USB||Wi-Fi, v4.2 Bluetooth, A-GPS, GALILEO, NFC, Type-C USB||same|
|Colors||Silver, Space Gray, Gold||Silver, Space Gray, Gold||Silver, Space Gray, Gold|