iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: What You Need to Know
iPhone by Apple is one of the most popular phones in the market today. People swear by it and save up for ages to buy it. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were launched at the same time as their fancy brother iPhone X. They did get slightly overshadowed as people felt that they could not match up to the iPhone X. while it is true that the iPhone X is fancier, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come with their own set of excellent features and can hold out on their own for users who want the latest iPhone but do not want to splurge on the iPhone X.
Let us have a look at some of the noteworthy features of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus comes with the all-new 64-bit multicore A 11 Bionic processor. They also are embedded in a new Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). Both these components make the phone ultra smooth when it comes to tasks involving computing and high-level graphics. This new processor is faster than the processor of the iPhone 7. Apple claims that it is faster than a normal computer's processor as well. The GPU is also faster than the one used by the iPhone 7.
On the face of it, the camera seems similar to the iPhone 7 camera. Images in 12 megapixel and 4k video recording. However, the iPhone 8 has a camera system that lets more light into its sensor. This lets you take excellent pictures even in low light situations and the pictures also show up in near-original colors. The iPhone 8 Plus goes a step further with its new Portrait Mode feature for images. The camera automatically gauges the depth and light while you are composing the picture and dynamically adjusts the ranges and gives you the best looking photo. Video recording has also been upgraded where the iPhone 8 can capture 4K video at a speed of up to 60 frames per second, moving up from 30 frames per second on the iPhone 7. Slow motion has also been upgraded to 240 frames per second.
Augmented Reality Feature
The GPU plays a huge role in the iPhone 8’s augmented reality feature. AR (Augmented Reality) essentially combines data (live) from the internet with your real-life surroundings. A classic example of this would be Pokémon Go where you could find a Pokémon in the corner of your kitchen or in your garden. AR is a highly developed technology and hence it requires a good sensitive camera to ensure that it works in all sorts of conditions. A good GPU only adds on to the experience by integrating the internet data, animation and images with your real life surroundings. Because the iPhone 8 has both – a super-sensitive camera and a powerful GPU, it is well-matched to AR application.
The aluminum back panel has been replaced by a glass back panel. It delivers a punch and looks a class apart. Also, the glass back panel allows the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus to adapt to wireless charging. This is also known as inductive charging. You can simply place your iPhone on a wireless charging mat and the phone battery will get charged. There is, of course, a wire that needs to be connected from the charging pad to a power supply outlet. The phone stays wireless. And the charging pad needs to be purchased separately. Apple’s Charging Mat is supposed to let your iPhone 8 charge up to 50% in approximately half an hour.
For reasons unknown Apple skipped the iPhone 7S and moved straight into iPhone 8 after 7 breaking a trend, they have been following since 2016!