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Excited For The New IPhone 8 Series? This Will Help You Decide

Originally Published On BW Businessworld |

Apple has officially unveiled the much awaited iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X in California and people are going gaga about it. Apple iPhone 8 has created a huge buzz on social media and the flagship handset will finally be up for grabs in India by September 29.

Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have already gone for pre-orders in India. Buyers can pre-order the handsets on Amazon and Flipkart. Both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available in two storage variants of 64GB and 256GB. Other than storage, both handsets are available in three colour options of- gold, silver, and space grey.

The iPhone 8 series is pretty similar to iPhone 7 series, the iPhone 8 Plus features a dual camera and the iPhone 8 doesn’t. Unlike the iPhone X, these handsets feature a home button. 

iPhone 8

iPhone X features a 4.7-inch retina HD (1334x750) LCD IPS display with the fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. It sports a 12- megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and up to 5x digital zoom. On the front is a 7-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and retina flash.

iPhone 8 runs on the new iOS 11 and powered by A11 bionic which Apple claims is their most powerful and smartest chip. It features a six-core CPU design with two performance cores that are 25 percent faster and four efficiency cores that are 70 percent faster than the A10 Fusion. The handset comes in two storage variants of 64GB and 256GB.

The battery in iPhone 8 lasts about same as the iPhone 7 which give up to 14 hours of talk-time, 12 hours of internet usage. The battery can be charged up to 50 per cent in 30 minutes and supports wireless charging. The smartphone is IP67 water and dust resistant.

The handset measures 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm and weighs 148 grams. Connectivity options are – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS, single SIM (nano), 4G VoLTE. There is no 3.5mm audio-jack so the audio is routed through headphone jack adaptor.

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus features a 5.5-inch retina HD (1920x1080) LCD IPS display with fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. It sports a 12- megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and up to 5x digital zoom. On the front is a 7-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and retina flash.

It sports a dual 12-megapixels rear camera where one works as a wide-angle lens and other as a telephoto lens with apertures f/1.8 and f/2.8 respectively. The camera has OIS, Potrait mode, and quad LED true tone flash. On the front is a 7-megapixels TrueDepth camera with retina flash, auto image stabilization, and f/2.2 aperture.

iPhone 8 runs on the new iOS 11 and powered by A11 bionic which Apple claims is their most powerful and smartest chip. It features a six-core CPU design with two performance cores that are 25 percent faster and four efficiency cores that are 70 percent faster than the A10 Fusion. The handset comes in two storage variants of 64GB and 256GB.

The battery in iPhone 8 Plus lasts about same as the iPhone 7 which gives up to 21 hours of talk-time, 13 hours of internet usage. The battery can be charged up to 50 per cent in 30 minutes and supports wireless charging. The smartphone is IP67 water and dust resistant.

The handset measures 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm and weighs 202 grams. Connectivity options are – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS, single SIM (nano), 4G VoLTE. There is no 3.5mm audio-jack so the audio is routed through headphone jack adaptor.

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