iPhone 8 Price, Specs, Features, Reviews : Same as iPhone 7?

iPhone 8 – All you need to know

iPhone 8 price is not expensive as iPhone 8 Plus. Before we start about the price, let we know about iPhone 8. iPhone 8 is another iPhone device after iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It was first announced on September 12, 2017. It was first released on September 22, 2017. iPhone 8 release date in Malaysia is October 20, 2017 that is 27 days after the first released.

iPhone 8 has the all-glass design. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the first iPhone to use this all-glass design. This makes many people want to make a review about iPhone 8 also iPhone 8 Plus. People compare between iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 because both are the smaller version. The result shows that there are not much difference and upgrade on iPhone 8. iPhone 8 is almost the same as iPhone 7 even the design itself except the glass body build.

Now we know that iPhone 8 will look alike iPhone 7. But, iPhone 8 still have a better performance and have the all-glass body build that iPhone 7 doesn’t have. I will not recommend if you want to switch from iPhone 7 to iPhone 8. There are not much difference. But if you a new user of iPhone, you can start your experience with iPhone 8. You also will have the all-glass body build on your iPhone 8.

 

iPhone 8 price

 

iPhone 8 Price

iPhone 8 price is cheaper than iPhone 8 Plus. Everyone knows that iPhone 8 price will be cheaper. iPhone 8 price is affordable if compare to iPhone 8 Plus. iPhone 8 price will drop a bit if new iPhone comes out in the market.

For now, iPhone 8 price for Malaysia Set is affordable. iPhone 8 price will be RM3,649 for 64GB. If you want the 256GB, iPhone 8 price will be RM4,399.

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iPhone 8 price for US Set is cheaper than the Malaysia Set. iPhone 8 price will be $699, around RM2,700 for 64GB. If you want the 256GB, iPhone 8 price will be $849, around RM3,300.

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iPhone 8 Specs

Display : 4.7 inches                                                                

Resolution : 750 x 1334 pixels

Chipset : Apple A11 Bionic

Storage : 64GB/256GB

Ram : 2GB

Rear Camera : 12MP f/1.8

Front Camera : 7MP f/2.2

OS : iOS 11 (upgradable to iOS 11.2)

Battery : 1821 mAh

 

Pros :

  • All-glass design that said to be the most durable glass ever in a smartphone                                    
  • Wireless charging thanks to its all-glass body build                                                    
  • Great camera that have digital zoom up to 5x

                                       

Cons :

  • Small screen display compare to iPhone 8 Plus
  • Poor battery life that lasts about the same as iPhone 7
  • No headphone jack same as iPhone 8 Plus

 

OVERVIEW

iPhone 8 has the all-glass body build that is not on iPhone 7. This is an amazing thing about iPhone 8. iPhone 8 performance is really powerful. This is because iPhone 8 use Apple A11 Bionic same as iPhone X. Apple A11 Bionic is said to be faster than Apple A10 Fusion that is in iPhone 7. This makes multitasking work better on iPhone 8. iPhone 8 use the same Touch ID as iPhone 7. This Touch ID works great just like the previous one. The contrast ratio for this phone is 1400 to 1. The images and display on iPhone 8 are the same as iPhone 7 because it have same contrast ratio.

The rear camera of iPhone 8 works without any problems. There are no difference compare to iPhone 7. All the features of the rear camera are the same as iPhone 7. If compare to iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus will have a better rear camera because it have dual rear camera. The front camera of iPhone 8 also the same as iPhone 7. Both use the FaceTime HD camera for the front camera. The features of the front camera same as iPhone 7. With this rear and front camera ready, you can take a lot of amazing photos. You also can shoot a video anywhere you like. Lastly, iPhone 8 uses iOS 11 just like iPhone 7. iOS 11 will make iPhone better.

Overall,

iPhone 8 is worth to buy if you are the new user of iPhone or you like the new all-glass body build. You will love using it without any problems. But, if you already have iPhone 7, I don’t recommend to upgrade to iPhone 8 because you will find much difference in it. iPhone 8 still better than iPhone 7 although they are almost the same.

 

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COLOUR

iPhone 8 Colour

iPhone 8 comes out with 3 colour that is Gold, Silver and Space Grey. There are no more Rose Gold and Jet Black like iPhone 7. Although there are only 3 choices of colour, the colour will not disappointed you. Whether you choose Gold, Silver or Space Grey, it will look amazing. The colours will make you love it.

All the colours looks amazing because of its glass body build. Your iPhone 8 will look stunning and shining when you bring it outside during the day or inside the room that full of light. When compare to iPhone 7 that have aluminium body build, iPhone 8 will look more exclusive. You will love the new body build of iPhone 8 because of this. iPhone X also use the same glass body build like iPhone 8. This glass is said to be the most durable glass ever in a smartphone. If you want to protect the glass body build, you can cover your iPhone 8 with a case.

Case

iPhone 8 Case

iPhone 8 has two type of case that is silicone case and leather case. It is the same as iPhone 8 Plus that only has these two type of case. It has many colour that will make you love it. The silicone case comes with flash (yellow), spicy orange, cosmos blue, blue cobalt, rose red, ultra violet, dark olive, white, pink sand, midnight blue, black and red from PRODUCT RED. iPhone 8 leather case comes with cosmos blue, pink fuchsia, dark aubergine, charcoal grey, taupe, saddle brown, midnight blue, black and also red from PRODUCT RED.

You can choose any of that colour for your iPhone 8. Your iPhone 8 will look great with that case. You also can your case anytime you want because it have a lot of colour. Not just you get a colourful case, you also get protection as well. The case can prevent your iPhone 8 from taking any damage when drop on the hard surface. The back of your iPhone 8 also will not leave any scratch mark because it was cover with a case. With this case, you will not worry anymore if your iPhone 8 accidentally drop.

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CAPACITY

iPhone 8 has two size of storage capacity that you can buy. It has 64GB and 256GB of memory. It is the same as iPhone 8 Plus but not iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Both of that phone only have 32GB and 128GB of memory. iPhone 8 price for 64GB is RM3,649 and RM4,399 for 256GB. Both of these iPhone 8 price is for Malaysia Set. For US Set, iPhone 8 price is $699, around RM2,700 for 64GB and $849, around RM3,300 for 256GB. iPhone 8 price is affordable.

iPhone 8 has more space if compare to iPhone 7. It is good to have more space in your phone. The 64GB of memory is great to have. You can easily chatting, streaming, take photos and install a few games with this size of memory. This size can do almost everything you love in your iPhone 8. But, if you a heavy user, you should get the 256GB. With this size, there are no more worries you should think. You can install a lot of apps and games in your iPhone 8. You also can download your favourite movies and watch it with your iPhone 8. More space means more things you can do with your iPhone 8. Now it is your choice to decide whether to get iPhone 8 with 64GB or 256GB of memory.

 

SIZE AND WEIGHT

iPhone 8 Size and Weight

iPhone 8 was measured 138.4mm in height that is 5.45 inches, 67.3mm in width that is 2.65 inches and 7.3mm in depth that is 0.29 inches. iPhone 8 is a bit smaller compare to iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. This size will perfectly fit on your hand. You can use iPhone with both hand and one hand easily without any problems. Now, you can keep your iPhone 8 in your pocket without any worries that it might drop from your pocket. You can bring easily your iPhone 8 anywhere you like. For the weight measurement of iPhone 8, the weight is 148 grams that is 5.22 ounces. This phone is lighter than iPhone 8 Plus that is 202 grams and iPhone X that is 174 grams. Both of this size and weight is perfect for those who doesn’t love to use a big smartphone.

 

DISPLAY

iPhone 8 Display

iPhone 8 uses the Retina HD display just like iPhone 8 Plus. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also use the same Retina HD display. Retina HD display will helps your iPhone 8 looks better in images and text. With this type of display, everything in your iPhone 8 will looks clear. This is not for better looks only, it also for use to easily use our iPhone 8. iPhone 8 has 4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology. This technology will help you view your iPhone 8 from wide view with any colour changes. It is great to have this if you love to watch videos or movies on your iPhone 8. You will not bother anymore to adjust your iPhone 8 position every time you about to watch videos or movies.

The display resolution of iPhone is 1334×750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi. It is still the same as iPhone 7. The contrast ratio for iPhone 8 is 1400:1. It is slightly higher than iPhone 8 Plus that only 1300:1. This will makes iPhone 8 a bit better than the big iPhone 8 Plus. If compare to iPhone X, iPhone 8 is losing far behind because iPhone X has 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. This is really high and powerful contrast ratio for a smartphone. iPhone 8 still features wide colour display, 3D Touch, 625 cd/m² max brightness, Fingerprint-resistant oleo phobic coating, support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously, display zoom and reachability. All these features are the same as iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 Plus. The new features in iPhone 8 that is not on iPhone 7 is True Tone display.

True Tone Display

This feature can be turn on and off anytime you like. You can use this feature depends on how you like the colour of your display. Some people love to use this feature because the colour looks better. But, some people doesn’t love this feature, they prefer the original colour for their display. This feature has the automatic white-balancing powers that is great to use when you at the dark place. You will not see any colour changes on your display.

In addition, iPhone 8 is rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529 for splash, water and dust resistant. It is the same as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. You should not worry anymore to use your iPhone 8 underwater. If your iPhone 8 is cover with a lot of water, you will not face any problems with it. However, this is not a permanent condition. The condition will changes over time. This means that you still need to take care of your iPhone 8 anywhere you bring it so it will be in a good condition.

 

CHIP

Apple A11 Bionic

iPhone 8 uses Apple A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture. It was introduced on September 12, 2017. iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X also use the same Apple A11 Bionic. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are the first iPhone to use this Apple A11 Bionic. Apple A11 Bionic is said to be faster than Apple A10 Fusion that is in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. This means that iPhone 8 have the same performance as iPhone X and much better than iPhone 7.

Apple A11 Bionic includes Neural Engine that is a dedicated neural network hardware. It can perform up to 600 billion operations per second. This means you can do multitasking without any worries about any issues and problems. Apple A11 Bionic also includes M11 motion coprocessor. iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X also use the same M11 motion coprocessor. Overall, iPhone 8 share the same chip as iPhone X. This means that the performance on iPhone 8 can be the same as iPhone X. iPhone 8 is better than iPhone 7 when it comes to a chip.

 

CAMERA 

iPhone 8 Camera

iPhone 8 uses 12MP rear camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture. It is the same as iPhone 7. The rear camera features optical image stabilisation, digital zoom up to 5x, wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos and Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync. These features are still the same as iPhone 7. There are no features like Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting (beta) in this iPhone 8. These both features can only be found in iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. iPhone 7 Plus only has one of the features that is Portrait mode but still doesn’t have the Portrait Lighting (beta).

Not just that, this rear camera also features six-element lens, panorama (up to 63 megapixels), sapphire crystal lens cover, backside illumination sensor, Hybrid IR filter. If you love to take amazing photos, this camera features autofocus with Focus Pixels, tap to focus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with stabilisation, improved local tone mapping, body and face detection, exposure control and noise control. These features will make your photos look amazing. This camera still features auto HDR for photos, auto image stabilisation, burst mode, timer mode, photo geotagging and image formats captured to HEIF and JPEG. All these features are the same as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

FaceTime HD Camera

iPhone 8 FaceTime HD Camera

iPhone 8 uses FaceTime HD camera for front camera that is 7MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. This front camera features Retina Flash, wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos and 1080p HD video recording. These features are the same as iPhone 7 Plus. Not just that, this camera also features auto HDR, backside illumination sensor, auto image stabilisation, burst mode, exposure control and timer mode. All these features are still the same as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Overall, both rear and front camera work great on iPhone 8. You can take a lot of photos for your memories with iPhone 8 camera. If you want your photos look amazing, you can try any features in this camera. All the features have their own function. You also can record videos with this camera anywhere you go. iPhone 8 camera is almost the same as iPhone 7. There are only a few difference between these both phones.

 

VIDEO RECORDING

The only difference with iPhone 7 is 4K video recording. iPhone 8 enables user to record 4K video at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps. But, iPhone 7 only have 30 fps for 4K video. Other than this, all the features are same as iPhone 7. The features are 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 720p HD video recording at 30 fps, optical image stabilisation for video, optical zoom, 6x digital zoom, Quad-LED True Tone flash, slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps and 720p at 240 fps. Not just that, iPhone 8 also features time-lapse video with stabilisation, cinematic video stabilisation for 1080p and 720p, continuous autofocus video, body and face detection, noise reduction, take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video, playback zoom, video geotagging and video formats recorded to HEVC and H.264.

 

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

iPhone 8 has 4 types of model that is Model A1660, Model A1661, Model A1778 and Model A1784. All models of iPhone 8 features 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology and NFC with reader mode. Wi-Fi and NFC are same as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The only difference is Bluetooth. Bluetooth on iPhone 8 is much faster than iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus because they only use Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology.

 

LOCATION, VIDEO CALLING AND AUDIO CALLING

iPhone 8 has the same features as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The features are assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS, digital compass, Wi-Fi, mobile data and iBeacon micro-location. Video calling and audio calling also the same as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Video calling features FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or mobile network. Audio calling features FaceTime audio, voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling.

 

AUDIO PLAYBACK AND VIDEO PLAYBACK

For audio and video playback on iPhone 8, the features are the same as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Audio formats on iPhone 8 supported 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+). It also has user-configurable maximum volume limit. Video formats supported HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2 and Motion JPEG. iPhone 8 supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 content but not on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. This is the only difference that can be found. Other features are AirPlay Mirroring, photos and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later) and video mirroring and video out support up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lighting to VGA Adapter. This adapter is sold separately.

 

POWER AND BATTERY

Battery on iPhone 8 doesn’t show an improvement compare to iPhone 7. iPhone 8 lasts about the same as iPhone 7. Talk time on wireless lasts up to 14 hours. Internet use on this phone will lasts up to 12 hours. Video playback on wireless lasts up to 13 hours and audio playback on wireless will lasts up to 40 hours. iPhone 8 features Fast-charge capable up to 50% charge in 30 minutes. This feature is the same as iPhone X. iPhone 8 uses built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery just like iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It still feature charging via USB to computer system or power adapter. The feature that is not on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus but on iPhone 8 is wireless charging. iPhone 8 features wireless charging that works with Qi-certified chargers. iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus also features wireless charging.

 

SENSORS

For sensors, iPhone 8 has the same sensors as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The sensors are Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor. Although it is the same as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it still works really well.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

For accessibility, iPhone 8 still have the same features as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Accessibility is for people with disabilities to use the their iPhone easily. The features include VoiceOver, Zoom, Magnifier, Dictation, Switch Control, Closed Captions, AssistiveTouch and Speak Screen. All this features will help these people to use iPhone easily.

 

OPERATING SYSTEM

iOS 11

iPhone 8 uses iOS 11. This is the eleventh version of the iOS operating system. This iOS 11 has many new features. There also improvement in performance with this iOS 11. Lock screen and Notification Center has a new looks. Control Center also has been redesign to make user uses it easily. There also another changes and improvement in the Settings and others apps that you can try yourself. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also use the same iOS 11.

 

CONCLUSION

iPhone 8 still a bit better than iPhone 7 although they don’t have many difference. If you want to feel the exclusive look, you might buy this iPhone 8 because it has all-glass design that is not on iPhone 7 Plus. If you don’t care about the design but care about the performance and features, I don’t recommend to switch from your iPhone 7 to this iPhone 8. You should switch to iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X. But if you are the new user of iPhone, this iPhone 8 still a great iPhone to start off your experience with iPhone.

 

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