Apple iPhone 8

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Apple iPhone 8 (A1863)
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64 GB
256 GB

Pro and cons Apple iPhone 8

  • Familiar appearance, this time of glass
  • Camera with better stabilisation
  • Powerful A11 Bionic processor ensures speed
  • Wireless charging
  • Somewhat boring

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64 GB Gold
£ 599,00 £ 599,00   View
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64 GB Gold
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Apple iPhone 8 product description

The Apple iPhone 8 is already the 10th generation of iPhones and altho it may look a bit skinny compared to the simultaneously announced iPhone X, it is the iPhone for every-day users. Moreover, both phones share many of the same features and even components. What that all means in practise we will try to explain as well as possible.

Familiar appearance, this time made of glass

The iPhone 8 is very similar to the iPhone 7 of the previous year. This time, however, it has a glass back that Apple believes is the strongest glass ever in a smartphone. Those two sheets of glass are held together by a solid edge of aluminium in a matching colour. It holds them together so tightly that the iPhone 8 is just as water-resistant as before. It also keeps dust out. An advantage of the glass back is that the iPhone is now suitable for wireless charging. This is not really fast, especially compared to a cable. Moreover, the iPhone needs to be reasonably alined on the charger for it to work. Still, in practise it is very handy, especially on the bedside table. No more fiddling with a cable that breaks easily and is expensive to replace.

Apple iPhone 8 gold overview

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You may call the Apple iPhone 8 a modest update to last year's iPhone 7. New is that the camera of this smaller 4.7 inch model is now equipped with optical image stabilisation. The year before that was only spent on the much more expensive Plus model. The advantage of optical image stabilisation is that it delivers sharper photos, even in the dark. Also new but in the form of a function is Portrait Exposure. This is an extension of the portrait mode that Apple introduced with the iPhone 7. With Portrait Exposure (also known as Portrait Lighting) you shoot photos that roll right out of a photo studio. With a full black background for example.

Main Apple iPhone 8 specifications

  • Compact 4.7-inch Retina HD display with True Tone
  • Improved 12 megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation
  • Unprecedented powerful Apple A11 Bionic processor
  • Speedy mobile web browsing on the go via 4G
  • 7 megapixel FaceTime HD camera for selfies and video calls
  • Available in 64 and 256GB storage
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67 according to IEC standard 60529)

Honourable mention for A11 Bionic

Also noteworthy is the built-in A11 Bionic processor. Apple makes it itself, and of course it's the fastest and most powerful processor Apple has ever made. More importantly, it has become smarter. For example, the processor helps you take better photos by using brutal processing power. It also enables a variety of Augmented Reality applications. Point your camera at the world and add virtual objects or figures. Expect an avalanche of AR apps and games that are very realistic soon. They're all small improvements that may not be so exciting by themselves. Upgrading an iPhone 7 to an iPhone 8 doesn't sound very logical, but if you come from an older iPhone, the iPhone 8 is not only a good choice, it's also the logical choice.


Apple iPhone 8 specification summary

Dimensions 138,4 x 67,3 x 7,3 mm
Weight 148 gr
Product code A1863
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Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
iOS 11.0
Display
Colour display IPS
Hardware
Camera 12.0 MP
Dirt and waterproof housing
Front camera 7.0 MP
Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Quad Core
Data network
LTE (4G)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 1821 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Connections
Audio jack plug

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Apple iPhone 8 (A1863)
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 Current product 
Fingerprint recognition
iOS11.012
Colour displayIPSIPS, notch
Camera12.0 MP12.0 MP
Dirt and waterproof housing
Front camera7.0 MP7.0 MP
ProcessorApple A11 Bionic, Quad CoreApple A12 Bionic
LTE (4G)
Internal memory256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery1821 mAh2942 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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