Although largely overshadowed by the iPhone X, both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus still have their place in the pecking order. They are more affordable and they have a more familiar aesthetic that many are receptive to. Starting from 64GB and all the way up to 256GB, the smaller iPhone 8 comes with a 4.7-inch screen, while the bigger sibling, the iPhone 8 Plus is shipped with a 5.5-inch panel. Although the iPhone X has received some ground-breaking features, some of those features have trickled down to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

Wireless Charging

Once you go cordless, you never go back. Charging up your phone is now as easy as laying it down on a charging plate called the AirPower. No more fiddling with wires. Additionally, fast charging is also supported.

Glass Back

Before Apple ventured into the aluminium territory, iPhones were made of glass. They were gorgeous yet fragile. An unfortunate drop and it all turned into a broken mirror. But with the latest generation, the glass back is reinforced with an internal steel and copper structure, hence it is more durable. Whether it can survive a fall unscathed, it remains to be seen.

Cameras

The specifications of the cameras are the same as last year’s, but Apple says that the cameras are all new and let in more light onto the sensors. You can expect clearer and sharper photos.

Portrait Lighting

Thanks to the new chip, the phones can now manipulate photos and mimic professional lighting used in photography studios for even better portraits.

True Tone

Another useful technology shared with the iPhone X, True Tone aims to tailor the colour reproduction to the ambience lighting, leading to more accurate visuals.

Speakers

The stereo output has been raised and it is 25% louder than the predecessors’. They will also deliver deeper bass. It’s likely that a portable micro-speaker will soon become redundant. 

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