Iphone 8 Gsmarena Specs and Price


Iphone 8 Gsmarena Specs and Price: Three of the latest smartphones released by Apple in September 2017 are the Iphone 8, 8 plus and Iphone X.

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.

So,

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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    iPhone 8 Features


    Here's an overview of the Iphone 8 Gsmarena features:


    • Display size: 4.7 Inch
    • Display type:  OLED edge-to-edge display
    • Resolution: 1334 x 750 pixels 
    • Pixels Per Inch: 326 PPI
    • CPU: Apple A11 chip with Apple-designed GPU
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Inbuilt storage: 64GB/256GB
    • Operating system: IOS11
    • Rear Camera: 12MP  
    • Front Camera: 7MP
    • Data connection: LTE 
    • Security: Fingerprint sensor
    • Battery capacity: 1,821mAh 


    Display and Build


    The iPhone 8 features a 4.7 inch Retina HD screen with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels and pixel density of 326 PPI.

    This screen size, resolution and pixel density is the same as that of the Iphone 7. The major difference is in the screen type, where the Iphone 7 featured an LCD screen.

    The 8's screen type with support for Apple's True Tone technology adjusts the screen’s appearance and color temperature in different lighting environments.

    This makes for an improved viewing experience that is more natural like since the screen can adapt the color palette of the display to the ambient lighting conditions in one's environment.

    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.

    That being said,

    The 8's screen size makes it very easy to operate and handle the device with one hand, but lovers of large devices that give more ease while typing may not find this size one to reckon with.

    For its build,

    The Iphone's 8 body has the same metallic build of the iPhone 7 but this time, a glass back.

    This design gives it a more sleekier and premuim build than the latter and its durability would've been questionable since an aluminum build is less susceptible to cracks and scratches. 

    So what's the catch?

    Apple claims that the device has been constructed from the most durable glass that has ever been used in a smartphone hence, that won't be a thing to fret over.

    According to Apple's senior vice president Phil Schiller,

    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 has a dimension of 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm and weighs 148g. At this dimension and weight, it is slightly thicker and heavier than its predecessor at 7.1mm thin and 138g heavy.

    One would've expected a slimmer device as an upgraded variant of another, but certain specs that bring about an increase in the iPhone 8's build will be seen shortly.

    This smartphone is available in different colour options of silver, space grey, new gold finish which are usually considered premuim colours especially gold..

    Like the iPhone 7, you can immerse the iPhone 8 in water up to 1 meter for about 30 minutes because the device is splash/water resistant likewise dust resistant due to its IP67 rating.

    Other than dissimilar screen type and body build as the major differences, you get almost the same device as the iPhone 7 in terms of design.

    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


    The Iphone 8 is powered by a 64-bit hexacore A11 Bionic processor which Apple claims is the most powerful and smartest processor in a smartphone ever (well it should considering its price tag😒)

    This hexacore processor is the newest from Apple, and it consists of two performance cores and four efficiency cores.

    Here's the deal:

    While the dual cores are said to be 25 percent faster, the quad cores are 70 percent faster than the A10 Fusion chip in the Iphone 7. There is also a tricore GPU that is also said to be up to 70 percent faster than the A10's GPU.

    The bottom line:

    If you thought that the iPhone 7 is fast, then this successor is even faster since its CPU runs 30 percent faster than the iPhone 7's CPU, more efficiently and even consumes half the power.

    The RAM size of the iPhone 8 is 2GB and based on storage options, there are two variants of the iPhone 8, where one has an inbuilt storage of 64GB and the other, 256GB.

    The iPhone 8 also runs on the latest Apple Operating system for Android and Tablet, called iOS11.

    Some of the iOS11 features of the Iphone 8 that gives it better multitasking capabilities, better image capturing cameras and generally, a more enhanced level of user experience than that of the Iphone 7 include:

    • 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

    And finally,

    Like Amazon’s Alexa and Google's Assistant, Apples's Siri artificial intelligence comes with more languages for translation services. It can translate the user's speech and give a response. Other features of Siri include:

    • 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!


    Camera


    The iPhone 8  features a 12MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and digital zoom up to 5x. It also has a 7MP front camera for selfies and FaceTime.

    These camera resolutions of the iPhone 8 are the same as that of the iPhone 7.

    This device's rear camera unlike the iPhone 8 Plus's own, is not a dual-lens camera. With just one rear camera, camera effects like Apple’s Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting that change the lighting of a subject’s face in images are absent.

    Other than its high resolutions that make for even better images and videos than those captured by its predecessor, some features of the iPhone 8's cameras include:

    • 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,

    And,

    • 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.

    These camera features of the iPhone 8 make for clearer, brighter and more colorful images and videos.


    Battery and Connectivity


    The battery capacity of iPhone 8 is 1,821mAh (lol, it gets lower by the year😳).

    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.

    Why is that?

    You get a better processor that is more power efficient than that of the iPhone 7 because the A11 processor is built on a 10 nanometer processor instead of the A10's 16 nanometer processor.

    Also,

    Apple claims that the iPhone 8 can offer the same battery life as the iPhone 7, so you might as well take their word for it if not mine😏.

    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.

    There is a Qi-based inductive wireless charging support for the iPhone 8, where you can charge the device without cables but by placing the phone on a Qi-compatible wireless charger.

    There is also a fast charging support on the iPhone 8, where a 30 minutes charge can give up to 50 percent battery power.

    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.

    The iPhone 8 sensors include an Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, Proximity, Compass, and Barometer.

    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?

    Starting from September 15, the iPhone 8 was made available for pre-order, and it will be shipped to some countries like US, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and UK starting from September 22.

    The Iphone 8 price is set at £699 ($699, AU$1,079) for the 64GB variant and £849 ($849, AU$1,329) for the 256GB variant.

    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


     

    Body

    Dimensions
    138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm  
    Form factor
    Touchscreen
    Colors
    Silver, Space Gray, Gold
    Cover
    Metal
    Weight
    148g

     

    Display

    Type
    LED-backlit IPS LCD,
    capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size
    4.7-inch Display
    Resolution
    1334 x 750 pixels 
    Pixel Density
    326PPI

     

    Memory And OS

    Card slot
    No
    Inbuilt
    64/256GB
    OS
    iOS11
    CPU
    Chipset
    GPU
    Hexacore processor
    Apple A11 Bionic
    Apple-designed GPU
    RAM
    2GB

     

    Camera

    Primary
    12MP, f/1.8, 28mm
    Features
     Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and
    8MP image recording, touch focus,
    face/smile detection,
    HDR (photo/panorama)
    Video
    [email protected]/30/60fps,
    [email protected]/60/120/240fps
    Secondary
    7 MP,f/2.2, [email protected],
    [email protected], face detection,
    HDR, panorama

     

    Battery

    Capacity
    1821mAh Li-on battery
    Removable
    No

     

    Connectivity

    3G
    Yes
    4G
    Yes
    3.5mm Jack:
    N/A
    WIFI
    Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
    Bluetooth
    Yes, v5.0
    GPS
    Yes,
    with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
    NFC
    Yes
    USB
    Yes, v2.0, reversible connector
    FM
    No
    Wireless Charging
    Yes
    SIM
    Nano-SIM

     

    Other Features

    Sensors
    Accelerometer, proximity,
    Ambient light sensors





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