The iPhone 8 is one of the phones that was released without any hype and with least excitement in the history of iPhone. This was the silent competition if the famous big brother iPhone X. This phone is for those users who can’t commit to the big changes in the iPhone X. It is a decent device that lacks evolution compared to iPhone 7 that is excellent in some areas.
The iPhone 8 is very similar to the iPhone 7 visually with rounded corners, curved edges, and a home button. This comes with a glass rear body for design and functionality purpose due to the wireless charging feature. The evident shortcoming with glass back is that it makes the device fragile. iPhone claims the short back claiming this is the most brittle glass ever. Get a sturdy iPhone case before getting this one.
It comes 4.7 inch screen with a 720p resolution with True Tone – a feature which dynamically alters the display’s white balance depending on the lighting of your surroundings.
Performance & Software
The iPhone 8 runs A11 Bionic processor, which is Apple’s more impressive processor yet. It has an impact on everything going under-the-hood from the way iOS runs app to the how it balances the battery. The iPhone 8 has the 2GB of RAM although iPhone big devices usually come with 1 GB of additional RAM in their larger phones. No matter what it is a powerful device. The iPhone 8 runs iOS11 unlike every other iPhone that can update. It has completely rebuilt the control center, native apps have been spruced up and then there is AR support.
The first thing we noticed it is that iPhone 8 lacks dual camera set up but none the less it is one of the best camera we have used. The 12MP back camera with F/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization and HDR. It captures great shots in various lighting conditions both indoor and outdoor. There is a 7MP front facing camera with an F/2.2 aperture which works perfectly for selfies.
Battery life & Wire-less Charging
The most disappointing feature was the battery life of iPhone 8 as it comes with smaller battery. To counteract this feature Apple added fast charging support which lets you to charge up to 50% in 30 minutes. Then there is also wireless charging support with Qi standards which was made possible through the glass back. The phone runs all day for heavy users so you can go out and about with a full charged phone.
The only drawback is the same old ageing shell but apart from this it is a great phone with excellent performance, lots of power, nice screen and comes with a home button as well. If you are not ready to commit with the drastic changes made by iPhone X than this is the phone for you. It retails for around PKR 90490 to PKR 114500 which is on pricey side.