After announcing Apple Watch 3 series, Apple took the wraps off its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus at the event in new Steve Jobs theatre. These two iPhones are a bit more pocket-friendly and more conventional when you compare them with the Apple’s tenth-anniversary edition, the iPhone X.
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Features:
The Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus successors have gone through few changes. Both phones are now made of premium metal and glass and come with IP68 water and dust resistant certification. Apple’s hasn’t made any changes in screen size as the iPhone 8 features a 4.7-inch screen while the iPhone 8 Plus gets to flaunt 5.5-inch display.
Other than HD retina display, both phones rock on Apple’s own designed A11 bionic chipset and GPU system for superior performance. Apple claims it has designed a video encoder for this phone which allows it to record videos at higher frame rates. Both Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can shoot 4K videos at 60fps and 1080p videos at 240fps.
The new iPhones are all over Augmented Reality (AR). They use new gyroscopes, new sensors along with cameras that are calibrated for it.
Both Apple iPhone 8 supports LTE Advanced, BT 5.0. and its glass back ensures it supports wireless charging too. Apple says both phones will offer deeper bass than any other iPhone.
Most notably, they are now capable of wireless charge, which will work with any Qi-capable charging pad. The dual camera system will be present only on the iPhone 8 Plus.
Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Price and Availability
Apple has priced iPhone 8 with 64GB internal storage at $699 (approx. Rs. 45,000). Similarly, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus price for the 64GB variant is set for $799 (approx. Rs. 51,000) Both phones also come with 256GB storage options.
Apple starts taking iPhone 8 and 8 Plus pre-orders from September 15th and they will hit the retail shelves starting September 22nd. Apple will start rolling out iOS 11 from September 19. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available in silver, space gray, and gold hues.
iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 Detailed Specs Comparison
|Model||iPhone 8 Plus||iPhone 8|
|Display||5.5-inch, Retina HD display, 1920 x 1080, 401 PPI, 3D touch||4.7-inch super Retina HD display, 1334 x 750, 326 PPI, 3D touch|
|Processor||Hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic Chip with neural engine, M11 Co-processor||Hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic Chip with neural engine, M11 Co-processor|
|Dimensions and Weight||158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm; 202 grams||138.4 x67.3 x 7.3; 148 grams|
|Software||iOS 11||iOS 11|
|Primary Camera||12MP+12M wide angle telephoto cameras,2X Zoom and Portrait mode, OIS
F/1.8; f/2.4 aperture
Quad LED Flash
4K videos at 60fps
F/1.8 aperture. OIS
Quad LED Flash
4K videos at 60fps
|Front Camera||7MP photos, 1080p videos, f/2.2 aperture||7MP photos, 1080p videos, f/2.2 aperture|
|Battery||“lasts about same as iPhone 7 Plus” , supports wireless charging, fast charging||“lasts about same as iPhone 7 ” , supports wireless charging, fast charging|
|Others||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS,NFC, Face ID,lightning connector,Water and dust resistant||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS,NFC,Touch ID,lightning connector,Water and dust resistant|
|Price||Rs. 73,000/ Rs. 86,000||Rs. 64,000/ Rs. 77,000|