iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus: Should You Upgrade?

The All New iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Are Faster And Smarter Than Ever As They Are Powered By A11 Bionic, Incorporate Wireless Charging, Are AR Optimized And Have High Quality Cameras To Give You An Exhilarating Experience

While the Apple WWDC 2017 got us developments across four incredible platforms – tvOS, watchOS, MacOS and the iOS and introduced Apple products like iPad Pro, iMac Pro and HomePod, 2017 iPhone event too offered an amazing lineup.

And finally, the next generation iPhones have hit the stores and iPhone fans can’t keep calm to own Apple’s latest offering.

Apple unveiled the next generation of iPhone – iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which as usual got along the most pertinent question, should one upgrade to iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?

Well, these can’t be tagged as ‘the best iPhones that one can buy today’, given the anniversary special iPhone X all set to roll out on November 3, 2017. Moreover, there’s not much that iphone 7 Plus users would get, if they choose to upgrade.

But if you go by the improvements and newest features jammed in iphone 8 over the previous versions – wireless charging, faster processor, better camera and storage, it indeed makes for a great phone.

So here’s a list of iphone 8 and iphone 8 Plus specifications that would coax you to go for the upgrade.

1) Aluminium And Glass Design

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Aluminium And Glass Design

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Aluminium And Glass Design, Image Source – apple.com

Both iphone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look like iPhone 7 Plus when it comes to the overall design. Only tweak is the glass back, made out of a durable glass, that comes in three finishes – gold, silver and space gray.

These are both dust and water resistant, made by using a special color process that lends rich color and opacity to the handsets which also carry an aerospace – grade aluminium bezel.

2) HD Retina Display

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Retina Dis

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Retina Display, Image Source – apple.com

The all new 4.7 inch iPhone 8 and 5.5 inch iphone 8 Plus HD Retina Displays pack in True Tone. This allows for adjusting the white balance of the display to match with the ambient lighting for viewing objects as they appear.

More colors mean more details and that’s what these wide color gamut HD Retina Displays get you, offering the best color accuracy in the industry.

Your videos and music would breed even good quality sound as the stereo speakers are now 25% louder and offer a deeper bass.

3) Faster Performance, Smarter Than Ever – Thanks To A11 Bionic

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus A11 Bionic Chip Performance

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus A11 Bionic Chip Performance , Image Source – apple.com

What makes the newest generation of iPhones faster, powerful and efficient as against the previous versions?

It’s the A11 Bionic, the smartest chip ever, that works under the hood. The six core CPU design – two performance cores and four efficiency cores, get power and efficiency in your hand like none other, offering the same battery life. It also comes integrated with an Apple designed GPU.

So with A11 Bionic on board, expect faster app load times, smoother 4K videos and immersive 3D gaming experience, which Apple claims takes the performance game much higher against the previous A10 Fusion chips.

4) Immersive AR Experience

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Immersive AR Experience

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Immersive AR Experience, Image Source – apple.com

Apple claims that with its improved cameras in iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, users are up for an unmatched AR experience.

The cameras come fitted with the all new accelerometers and gyroscopes, the sensors that track motion when phones are tilted say to capture images in portrait or landscape mode or AR apps and 3D games that require motion tracking to perform a particular action on screen.

In addition to this, the all new Apple designed Image Signal Processor(ISP) does all the magic to get an improved image quality all in real time, even when the ambient lighting is not the best for capturing a photo.

5) Camera That Renders Quality Photos And Videos

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera, Image Source – apple.com

There’s so much more that you can now achieve with your photos and videos as camera fitted in the latest generation of iPhones gets way better.

The 12 megapixel camera features a bigger and faster sensor, a new color filter and deeper pixels.

For getting you realistic colors and even more detail in the moment captured, Apple has designed the all new Image Signal Processor that allows for HDR photos, faster and better autofocus in low surrounding light, wide color gamut and breakthrough image processing.

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera, Image Source – apple.com

Your videos too achieve the highest quality with better video stabilization, 1080p slow motion up to 240fps and 4k video up to 60fps. With iOS 11 running on the latest generation of iphones, both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus support High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format and High Efficiency Video Coding(HEVC).

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera Portrait 1

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera Portrait 1, Image Source – apple.com

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera Portrait 2

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iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera Portrait 3

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera Portrait 3, Image Source – apple.com

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iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera Portrait 4, Image Source – apple.com

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera Portrait 5

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Camera Portrait 5, Image Source – apple.com

These are the latest lossy digital image and video compression standards that Apple has adopted to resolve the problem of increasing image and video file sizes, thanks to improved camera technology and 4K videos, and the resulting impact on storage.

While iPhone 8 features single camera, iPhone 8 Plus packs 12 megapixel dual cameras that get along Portrait Mode with Portrait lighting feature that helps you achieve shallow depth of field, also known as bokeh effect, with varied lighting styles. Apple claims that it gets studio lighting effects to your iPhone.

6) Wireless Charging Is Now A Reality

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Wireless Charging

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus Wireless Charging, Image Source – apple.com

Future is wireless and the newest iPhones are future ready. Apple introduced to the world, AirPower, Apple’s wireless charging accessory that is scheduled for launch in 2018. This will allow for charging three devices at once, including your iPhone, Apple Watch and the wireless charging case for Airpods.

The glass back design of the latest iPhones provide for wireless charging, which works with Qi (pronounced as chee) ecosystem.

Qi is the accepted standard for wireless charging developed to bring about interoperability, where one can use a single charger to charge multiple devices coming from various manufacturers, making the need for separate chargers for each device out of question.

7) It’s Powered By iOS 11

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus iOS 11

iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus iOS 11, Image Source – apple.com

The newest generation of iPhones run on iOS 11, that gets along features like Portrait mode and variety of effects that make live photos way too impressive.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is available in 64GB and 256GB variants, with price starting at $699.

About the Author: Alisha

<p>Alisha Bajaj is the Chief Editor for Shopholicx. A B.Com Honours graduate and having a masters degree in Marketing and Finance, she started her career as a Financial Analyst with a Forex firm named India Forex Advisors Pvt. Ltd which is based in Mumbai. Before joining Shopholicx, she was working as a Senior Research Analyst for the same firm. She has been writing articles and research reports in the field of foreign exchange from the past 18 months and was helping clients understand the mechanics of foreign exchange through daily and monthly publications. She has a passion for reading and writing and has won accolades for her writings throughout.</p>

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