Apple has launched a range of products at the iPhone launch event on September 12 hosted in the Steve Jobs Theater at its new Cupertino Headquarters. The list includes Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X (iPhone Ten). In this article, we will be discussing iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, for complete details on iPhone X visit here.
The all new iPhone 8, iPhone 7 successor, has been priced at $699 for 64GB storage variant while the 256GB variant comes at a price tag of $849. On the other hand, iPhone 8 Plus base model i.e. 64GB variant has been priced at $799 and the 256GB storage variant will cost you $949. Both the iPhones are available in Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray colors. You can pay in full or pay in easy installments with Apple iPhone upgrade program or carriers installments programs. Both will go up for pre-orders in the United States, the UK, China, Australia, and 25 other countries on September 15 and will start shipping from September 22.
In India, iPhone 8 64GB variant comes at a price tag of Rs. 64,000 while the 256GB variant has been priced at Rs. 77,000. While the iPhone 8 Plus 64GB variant bears a price tag of Rs. 73,000 and the 256GB model will cost you Rs. 86,000. Both the models will go up for pre-orders on September 22 via Amazon India and be made available in the country starting September 29.
Design & Display: Both the iPhones are built with aerospace-grade aluminum and 7-layer color process and sports front and back glass body. Both models are rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529 making the devices water, splash, and dust resistant. iPhone 8 sports 4.7-inch Retina HD display with IPS technology, 1334×750 pixels resolution at a pixel density of 326ppi, and has 1400:1 contrast ratio. On the other hand, iPhone 8 Plus sports 5.5-inch Retina HD display with IPS technology, 1300:0 contrast ratio, and a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at a pixel density of 401ppi. Both models pack True Tome display, wide color display, 3D Touch, and Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.
Performance: Both iPhone models packs 25 percent louder speakers with deeper bass and are powered by Apple’s 64-bit A11 Bionic processor. The chipset packs six cores in total, two high-performance cores (25 percent faster than A10) and 4 high-efficiency cores that are 75 percent faster than A10 which has only two high-efficiency cores. The processor is paired with Apple-designed GPU which is 30 percent faster than A10. Both the iPhones are designed and optimized for 3D games and Metal 2. The chipset also packs Apple-designed ISP, Faster low-light autofocus, improved pixel processor, and hardware multi-band noise reduction. The devices run iOS 11, Apple’s latest iOS version which packs a lot of new features and is more powerful, personal, and intelligent.
Camera: The iPhone 8 sports 12MP all-new sensor with deeper pixels, new color filter, optical image stabilization, and Quad-LED True Tone flash while the iPhone 8 features 12MP dual camera (wide-angle and telephoto) setup with f/1.8 and f/2.8 apertures, all-new sensors, optical image stabilization, Portrait mode, Portrait lighting and Quad-LED True Tone flash. iPhone 8 Plus cameras are calibrated for augmented reality and provide accurate motion tracking. Both models support 4K video recording at 60fps and 1080p slo-mo video recording at 240fps. Other common camera features include a six-element lens, panorama, sapphire crystal lens cover, backside illumination sensor, Hybrid IR filter, autofocus with focus pixels, exposure control, body and face detection, auto HDR for photos, noise reduction, auto image stabilization, burst mode, and timer mode. On the front side, both the devices include 7MP selfie camera with Retina flash, f/2.2 aperture, auto HDR, backside illumination sensor, auto image stabilization, body and face detection, burst mode, exposure control, and supports 1080p video recording.
Other features: Both the models are calibrated for Augmented Reality which lets you superimpose images, characters, maps, and a lot more on to the real world in real-time. You can also play AR-Kit powered games and especially the one unveiled at the event called ‘The Machines’, it’s really cool. Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus supports wireless charging and works with many third-party wireless chargers. There is also a fingerprint sensor which the company calls Touch ID placed underneath the Home button.
Both devices support single SIM (Nano) connectivity and come packed with a lithium-ion battery rated to deliver 14 hours of talk time on iPhone 8 and 21 hours of talk time on iPhone 8 Plus and supports fast charging that can fuel up the battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes. Other connectivity options include WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, and GPS/ GLONASS. Sensors on board the iPhones include barometer, three-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, and ambient light.