At an event at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino last month, Apple unveiled the latest entrants to the iPhone family – iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X (pronounced ’10’). While the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available in India and other markets, iPhone X will begin shipping in November. Here’s a closer look at the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Review
Apple says it has used “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone”, a claim that millions will no doubt put to the test in everyday life in the days to come.
At 148 grams, the iPhone 8 is the heaviest non-Plus iPhone to date, while the iPhone 8 Plus crosses the 200g mark.
The nearly-all-glass body at the back means that both iPhone models offer excellent grip, and are unlikely to slip out of your hands.
There’s no change in the size of the displays on the iPhone 8 or the iPhone 8 Plus compared to their predecessors, and, indeed, the screens have the same resolution, brightness, and contrast ratios as well.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are powered by Apple’s brand new A11 Bionic chip, has six cores – four efficient cores that are up to 70 percent faster than ones on the A10, and two performance cores that are up to 25 percent faster – making it Apple’s first hexa-core chip.
Though Apple doesn’t officially state the amount of RAM that iOS devices ship with, third-party teardowns and benchmark apps have revealed that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have 2GB and 3GB of RAM respectively.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both had stereo speakers, as do the new models. Apple says the new speakers are up to 25 percent louder and deliver deeper bass.
You now get 64GB of storage on the entry-level iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (compared to 32GB earlier), and the only step up is to 256GB.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available across all online and partner offline stores in India starting at Rs. 64,999 and Rs. 73,000 for the base 64GB variants.