There’s a lot of competition between smartphones nowadays. Now that the iPhone has been out for ten years, it can be difficult deciding between the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X. Read on to learn about its best features, some that are more iconic than beneficial, and a few that are just plain annoying.
Apple products always provide for an excellent internal camera with flash that will give you sharp and clear photos that are comparable with most moderate-end digital cameras. The camera takes 12 megapixel photos with the f/1.8 camera, and also has the 8 megapixel selfie camera.
The 4.7 inch HD True Tone display is nice and colourful, but some people may be annoyed by the large bezel. But don’t expect any shockingly new design styles from the iPhone 7, you can take one look at this phone and know it’s immediately an iPhone. This phone still has the usual rounded corners and curved edges. If you want something significantly different in design, that’s probably going to be the iPhone X.
It doesn’t have the aluminum rear panel which they’ve been doing since the iPhone 6, so expect the feel of a glass panel at the back. But this is an improvement as it feels much nicer than aluminum. But this could be a design flaw that could make it break much easier.
This phone has water-resistance which is something that is essential on the big smartphones.
You’ll be impressed by how fast the iPhone 8 is, which can be important when you’re out in public and need information pronto. It has 2GB of RAM.
Wireless charging is extremely handy, when in the past you’d struggle trying to get your cord untangled, plug it in, and then try and roll it up back up once you are done. Now, that’s a thing of the past.
The phone has been upgraded to True Tone technology. This alters the display’s white balance depending on what type of lighting environment you’re in. This will enable you to see the screen much easier in any type of lighting environment.
The speakers on the iPhone 8 are 25% louder than the iPhone 7, which is beneficial, as they are much too quiet if you want to listen to your apps without headphones.
One thing that’s a bit annoying is the battery drain. By now, you’d expect that Apple would have developed a battery that lasts all day long, particularly if you want to keep your iPhone on for that length of time. But the average on/off usage will probably gain you three days at most before needing to reach for the charger cord again.
Obviously you can expect a higher price tag than the iPhone 7, as the prices just keep escalating each year. But you can get a deal if you get a packaged contract with your favourite network or Apple store.
There are three colour options: rose gold, space grey, and silver. The phone still doesn’t have a headphone jack.
If you can’t splurge for an iPhone X, the iPhone 8 is still going to please most Apple enthusiasts with its amazing display, sound, and speed.