Iphone 8 and 8 Plus: Price, Release Date and Data Sheet


Maj. October 20, 2018 at 10 h 59 min.

The Apple keynote behind us, the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now official. And if they don’t have the “revolutionary” look of their brother the iPhone X, they are not necessarily devoid of interest for anyone who doesn’t have two kidneys to sell to the god of Cupertino. Here is all the information you need to know about these 2 new iOS devices.


2017 is not a year like any other for the Cupertino-based firm: it celebrates the tenth anniversary of the device that turned the smartphone market upside down, the iPhone. That’s why this year we are allowed 3 aircraft. While the new iPhone X will naturally have been much more noticeable at the Apple keynote, that doesn’t mean that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus aren’t worth a look, especially for those who want to stay in the Apple ecosystem and only have one kidney to sell to acquire a new smartphone.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: everything you need to know

Due to the fact that the iPhone X is produced in limited quantities, the fault for this particular screen it has, two more classic models are also available this year: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, previously known as the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus. Here, the performance is there, but the design remains classic.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Data Sheets

iPhone 8

iPhone 8 Plus

Screen

Display: 4.7-inch IPS LCD Retina

Screen: 5.5 IPS LCD Retina

Processor

Processor: Apple A11 Bionic 6 hearts

Processor: Apple A11 Bionic 6 hearts

RAM

2 GB

3 GB

Front sensor

Front photo sensor : 7 MP

Front photo sensor : 7 MP

Rear sensor

12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, autofocus, OIS, quad-LED

12 MP Dual Sensor, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), autofocus, 2x optical zoom quad-LED

Storage

64 / 256 go

64 / 256 go

Battery

1821 mAh

2691 mAh

Safety

TouchID fingerprint scanner

TouchID fingerprint scanner

OS

iOS 11

iOS 11

Colours

silver, gold and sidereal grey

silver, gold and sidereal grey

Dimensions

138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm

158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm

Weight

148 g

202 g

As you can see on the data sheet we have the same SoC on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, i.e. the A11 Bionic which has a great firepower. According to benchmarks, iPhone 8s are faster than a MacBook. And the scores obtained are not the result of an error since “John Poole, founder of GeekBench, has expressed himself by explaining that the scores between the different platforms are perfectly comparable”.

Having a power comparable to a computer in the palm of your hand may seem completely insane, but it’s a reality. And that’s not all, consumers who get their hands on the iPhone 8 have slightly more power than the iPhone X. Although it is ridiculous in reality, it is still good to note it.

We had the opportunity to test the iPhone 8 Plus and this moment spent in its company allowed us to make our own opinion on the flagship of the apple. While its performance is obviously breathtaking, the smartphone has other qualities, especially in the field of photography, and we’ll go into detail on this point.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: high-performance photo sensors

The iPhone 8 Plus was first in the DxOMark rankings before being ousted by the now-leading google pixel 2 with a 4-point lead all the same. The dual photo sensor of the flagship has a solid argument for taking very detailed pictures and colours that are very true to reality. Experts also note that the HDR mode has been greatly improved compared to the iPhone 7.

If iPhone 8 has only onephoto sensor, it does not affect the quality of the photos taken by the camera. The advantage of the second sensor of the iPhone 8 Plus is that it can benefit from a 2X optical zoom.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: design and fast charging

Where the iPhone X really stands out from its predecessors, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus take up the design cues of the iPhone 7 before them. As you can see, they are equipped with a home button that doubles as a TouchID fingerprint scanner. The big difference this year is in the back of the phone, which is no longer made of metal, but now goes back to glass. Why the change? Simply for the integration of wireless charging, which they will also benefit from.

iPhone 8 Plus: some problems with battery swelling

iphone 8 plus problem battery swelling
Sometimes when a manufacturer launches a new product, the first series are affected by certain malfunctions. And this is precisely the case of the iPhone 8, where 6 cases of battery swelling have been reported. Fortunately there is no question of explosions as in the case of the Galaxy Note 7, nevertheless one can understand the frustration of users who see their precious ones split in two under the pressure of the battery’s inflation.

  • To go further: our complete test of the iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: availability and pricing

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now available, here are the prices proposed by Apple according to the variant :

  • iPhone 8 64 GB : 809 euros
  • iPhone 8 259 GB : 979 euros
  • iPhone 8 Plus 64 GB : 919 euros
  • iPhone 8 Plus 256 GB : 1089 euros
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