On the outside it looks the same as the 7 apart from being slightly larger and heavier. A couple of things that do set the 8 apart though, wireless charging and standard 64GB storage.
Unlike the iPhone 7 smartphone, the 8 has both whereas the 7 storage started at 32GB which a premium being required for more storage.
An iPhone formed from glass.
The most durable glass ever in an iPhone, front and back.
Water and Dust Resistant
Precision-engineered to resist water and dust.
The glass back enables easy wireless charging.
Retina HD Display
Retina HD. Now with True Tone.
A Retina HD display that's more beautiful than ever. With True Tone, a wide colour gamut and 3D Touch.
True Tone technology automatically adjusts white balance to match the light around you. For a better viewing experience in all kinds of environments.
With a wide colour gamut and Apple's best colour accuracy ever, everything on the screen looks more brilliant and vibrant.
Wide Viewing Angles
Dual-domain pixels give you a great view of the screen from almost any angle.
The world's most popular camera. Now even better.
iPhone 8 features a more advanced 12MP camera. With a larger, faster sensor. A new colour filter. Deeper pixels. And optical image stabilisation for photos and videos.
Portrait mode on iPhone 8 Plus gets even better. For sharper foregrounds and more naturally blurred backgrounds.
Dual cameras and new facial landmarking create dramatic studio lighting effects in Portrait mode.
The wide-angle and telephoto lenses on iPhone 8 Plus enable optical zoom, as well as digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.
The most powerful and smartest chip ever in an iPhone.
Introducing A11 Bionic. With four efficiency cores that are up to 70 per cent faster than A10 Fusion. And two performance cores that are up to 25 per cent faster.
A second-generation performance controller provides more power when you need it. While delivering the same great battery life.
The new Apple-designed three-core GPU is up to 30 per cent faster than A10 Fusion.
A11 Bionic powers extraordinary augmented reality apps and games that will change the way you see the world.
Wireless charging for a wireless world.
With no charging cable required, iPhone 8 is truly designed for the future of wireless.
A Wireless World
Charge with wireless charging stations and mats in hotels, cafés and airports around the world.
A giant step for iPhone smartphone.
iOS 16 is Apple's most advanced, intuitive and secure mobile operating system yet. It's designed to help you get the most out of iPhone.
Get to apps in Messages with fewer taps. Let Siri be your personal DJ. And discover new music with friends in Apple Music.
Experience mind-blowing AR games and apps on the world's largest platform for augmented reality.
**Device is compatible with NHS Covid 19 Track & Trace App @ 29/09/20 Subject to updating iOS to 13.5 Free via AppStore**
Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size 4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density)
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating, Wide colour gamut display, 3D Touch display & home button, True-tone
OS iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 16
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic (10nm)
CPU Hexa Core (2x Monsoon + 2x Mistral)
GPU Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
Memory 2GB DDR3
Primary 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm (wide), OIS, PDAF, Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Features Face detection, HDR, Panorama
Video 2160p@/24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Secondary 7 MP (f/2.2, 32mm (standard)), 1080p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular, Panorama
Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
- MP4/H.264 player
- Audio/video/photo editor
- Document editor
IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
SIM Size - Nano
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Dimensions 138.30 x 67.30 x 7.30 mm
Weight 148 g
Our iPhone 8 Expert Review
How it’s currently spec’d:
A step up from the iPhone 7, but perhaps not quite the leap Apple would want us to believe. On paper there is very little between them. The iPhone 8 has 64GB storage and 2GB RAM. The screen is 4.7” IPS Retina HD, the same as the 7. The 8 does have a newer and faster processor but the rest, such as the 12MP rear camera, IP67 waterproofing, and WiFi/Bluetooth. Something the 8 does have however is wireless charging.
Where we think it excels:
We aren’t sure if this handset excels exactly. Underneath it has had an upgrade from the iPhone 7 thought not a massive one at that. On the outside it looks the same as the 7 apart from being slightly larger and heavier. A couple of things that do set the 8 apart though, wireless charging and standard 64GB storage. Unlike the iPhone 7, the 8 has both whereas the 7 storage started at 32GB which a premium being required for more storage.
What we think its drawbacks are:
This does feel like a stick with which we constantly beat Apple iPhones with, but unfortunately these particular sticks just won’t go away. Year after year Apple churns out a new iPhone without any memory expansion or a 3.5mm headphone jack. This means as an end user you are stuck with Apples iCloud for memory expansion unless you wanted to go for the 256GB iPhone 8 and having to use a lightning adapter or Apples own earphones.
What we think of the design:
This is another reason why we feel the iPhone 8 isn’t much of an upgrade from the iPhone 7. They look the same and feel more or less the same in hand bar a slight weight increase in the 8. We still really like the 8 and of course we still believe Apple make beautiful Smartphone’s that will last and last.
Who it’s suitable for:
A handset that still holds its own, the iPhone 8 is perfect for business or personal use.