The iPhone 8 is the new iPhone introduced in September 2017. This new version succeeds the iPhone 7. Although it does not raise as much interest as the iPhone X, because less ergonomically advanced, it is no less a beautiful evolution of the iPhone 7.
Design of glass and aluminum
In terms of design, the iPhone 8 is based on a chassis and a grip very close to those of the iPhone 7, with different materials. Indeed, if the aluminum still dresses the edges of the mobile, it is replaced at the back by reinforced glass similar to that which protects the touchscreen. The dimensions are very close to those of his predecessors (a few tenths of a millimeter each time), for a weight that changes by 10 grams on the rise. The separations for the antennas are present only on the slices. At the rear, the photosensor, always in the same place and always protruding, is protected by an outgrowth of the hull.
At the front, the screen still measures 4.7 inches for a definition of 750 x 1334 pixels, the same as the previous three generations. The resolution is the same: 326 pixels per inch. The backlight, always IPS LCD, is improved in terms of colorimetry and relies on all other features of the iPhone 7. As the year before, the iPhone 8 does not include a 3.5 mm jack to connect headphones. However, inside the box are a headset with Lightning port and a 3.5mm jack Lightning adapter for those who do not want to give up their favorite audio accessory.
Apple hexa-core chipset A11 Bionic
Another important detail on the audio side: the iPhone 8 is equipped with two stereo speakers, the first located on the lower edge and the second under the earpiece. Beneath the screen, we find the “fake” Touch ID button, which is not a mechanical button, but a Touch Touch 3D Touch compatible (with pressure sensor), as the entire touchscreen. It works with the haptic engine, to inform the user of taking into account an interaction, and always hides a fingerprint reader (to unlock the mobile and use Apple Pay).
Behind the screen hides a new chipset: the A11 Bionic. This is a hexa-core very similar to Snapdragon 808 from Qualcomm, but much more powerful. The component has two “Monsoon” hearts for heavy tasks and four “Mistral” hearts for light tasks. With these six cores able to function at the same time as needed, the A11 Bionic has an M11 coprocessor and two coprocessors dedicated to the neuronal system (artificial intelligence).
Wireless serial charging
The A11 Bionic comes with 2 GB of RAM, as well as an 1821 mAh battery (against 1960 mAh on the iPhone 7) compatible with a fast charge technology and with wireless charging (standard Qi). The iPhone 8 has a LTE category 16 modem, WiFi ac dual band MiMo and Bluetooth 5.0 (as well as the second generation of Bluetooth customized by Apple called W2). The smartphone is also compatible GPS (Glonass, Galileo and Beidou) and NFC.
The camera equipment has not changed between the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8. The sensor of the iPhone 6S is still present: iSight sensor 12 megapixels with Focus Pixels technology (phase detection autofocus integrated sensor). It comes with an optical stabilizer (for photo and video), a six-element light lens and opening at f / 1.8 and a true-tone quad-LED flash. The image processor has evolved, as every year. In front, the Facetime camera is also kept with a definition of 7 megapixels. His goal still opens at f / 2.2. The iPhone 8 is the first iPhone to shoot in 1080p up to 240 frames per second and in 4K at 60 frames per second.
iPhone 8 with 64GB or 256GB of storage
The iPhone 8 comes with iOS 11. It is available in three colors: Silver, Gold and Sidereal Gray. No golden rose this year at launch. Two storage options are available: 64 GB or 256 GB. The first level of the iPhone 7 has been doubled and the intermediate bearing removed. The iPhone 8 (64 GB) is available for 809 euros at launch. The 256 GB version is available at 979 euros.