The iPhone 8 is part of the 11th generation of the famous Apple brand smartphone. It was first shown at Apple ‘s Keynote on September 12, 2017 along with the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X and was released in France just 10 days later on September 22, 2017 .
iPhone 8 specs
iPhone 8 screen
The iPhone 8 retains the configuration of its predecessor by offering a 4.7-inch LCD screen . This screen embeds Retina HD technology and displays a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels at 326 dpi . Images and videos are sharp, pixels faithfully reproduced and colors intense and deep. The iPhone 8 offers a contrast of 1400:1 . Like other iPhones, the screen of this model is able to display many shades of colors thanks to its wide color gamut (P3). The screen also offers a wider viewing angle thanks to dual-transistor pixels. Thus, the depth and sharpness of the images are optimized for optimal rendering.
The screen also has an oleophobic coating that resists fingerprints for maximum comfort of use. Another novelty of this iPhone 8 is that its screen incorporates a True Tone display ; which reduces the visual fatigue of the user by diffusing less intense light so that his pupils can adapt in the best conditions. In addition, the screen is resistant to splashes, dust and water up to a depth of 1 meter and for a maximum of 30 minutes (Ingress Protection IP67) .
The dimensions of the iPhone 8
In terms of size, the iPhone 8 evolves very slightly compared to the iPhone 7 and obviously does not want to mark a drastic change. Indeed, it simply gains 1 mm in length, 2 mm in width, 2 mm in thickness and 10 grams. The new dimensions of the iPhone 8 are therefore 13.84 cm long , 6.73 cm wide and 0.73 cm thick , for a weight of 148 grams . These intermediate dimensions therefore have nothing to disturb the habits of users who can use the iPhone 8 with one hand.
The iPhone 8 processor
The biggest visible change in version 8 of Apple’s smartphone is probably its new processor, the A11 Bionic chip which replaces the A10 Fusion of the iPhone 7. The iPhone 8 is equipped with the same chip as the iPhone 8 Plus and X for the occasion and benefits from a significant power gain. Indeed, the latter allows the iPhone 8 to be 70% faster than the iPhone 7 and its A10 Fusion chip. The 2.06 GHz frequency developed by the processor almost rivals that of the iPhone X (2.4 GHz). The 6 cores of this 11th generation chip therefore allow a performance in speed and power that ensures the user a more fluid and optimized navigation experience. These new performances also allow you to browse the Internet smoothly, record videos in 4K , play high-definition video games, and take full advantage of the full potential of your iPhone 8 .
Thanks to the A11 Bionic chip, Apple has equipped it’s iPhone 8 with a graphics card that is about 30% more efficient and faster than the previous chip. The smartphone also benefits from a 2 GB RAM memory, for optimized possibilities, particularly in terms of video game capacity for video games supporting augmented reality, for example. At launch, the operating system version of the iPhone 8 was iOS 11 . Now, the smartphone has the latest version: iOS 12 .
iPhone 8 memory
In order to meet different needs, Apple offers users two storage capacities on its iPhone 8 : 64 and 256 GB .
The iPhone 8 camera
The iPhone 8 directly takes over the rear camera of its predecessor, namely a 12MP camera . This configuration allows you, among other things, optical and automatic stabilization of your photos, panoramic vision up to 63 Mpx and the possibility of zooming up to 5 times for photos. The iPhone 8 thus makes it possible to take photos of irreproachable quality thanks to its unique rendering enabled by its extended color range with HDR . The front camera , on the other hand, has a resolution of 7 MP . This front camera, named FaceTime HD Camera, allows you to take more than decent quality photos and record music.HD video in 1080p .
For video, recording is done in HD 720p at 30 frames per second, HD 1080p at 30 or 60 frames per second and finally, in 4K at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second. The lens also stabilizes the video for a sharp and optimal rendering. As for the zoom, it is possible to enlarge the shot up to 3 times digitally. Ultimately, the iPhone 8 makes it very easy to produce professional-quality videos.
The autonomy of the iPhone 8
The battery of the iPhone 8 with a capacity of 1821 mAh gains about 30 minutes compared to the iPhone 7 with about 8:30 of autonomy . In addition, the iPhone 8 is getting for the first time with the 8 Plus and X models, a new feature set to revolutionize charging in the years to come. Indeed, it becomes compatible with wireless induction chargers (Qi) , which are found in certain public places (stations, airports, etc.) or which can be purchased separately.
The price of the iPhone 8
Launched at €809 for its 64 GB version and €979 for its 256 GB version, the iPhone 8 is now available new between € 550 and €700 without a plan.
iPhone 8 summary and additional information
To make it easier to read the most relevant information with regard to the iPhone 8 , here is a small summary as well as some additional information useful to know.
- 4.7-inch Retina HD LCD display;
- Apple A11 Bionic 6-core processor;
- Integrated graphics chip;
- 2 GB of random access memory (RAM);
- 1821 mAh battery with an autonomy of 8 hours 30 minutes;
- Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity;
- Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11b, 11ac, 11g, 11n;