Looking to learn a little bit more about what’s happening with the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus? We’ve got you covered!
Last year we were treated to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, so this year brings us the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus — along with the iPhone X.
Whether you’re looking at new software updates, camera features, or design changes, here’s absolutely everything you need to know about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
What’s the difference between the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?
Besides their size, not much! Think of them as being in the same wheelhouse, like the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus: the biggest differences between them are camera-related.
The iPhone 8 Plus has two new lenses with a 1.8 and 2.8 aperture. Sharper details and more lighting options for portrait mode for iPhone 8 Plus and something new called Portrait Lighting are brand new features. Portrait Lighting will adjust lighting in real time to get better light for your photos. You can even swipe to pick different lighting effects while composing the picture!
Glass in both front and back
Aluminum band that matches the finish
Available in silver, space gray, and new gold finishes
Made from aerospace-grade aluminum
7-layer color process glass
50% deeper strengthening layer (glass is more durable than any other smartphone out there)
HD screen with True Tone that automatically adjusts white balance to match the light around you
4.7-inch 5.5 Retina HDR display with True Tone tech and dual-domain pixels for better viewing in any environment and at any angle
Two performance cores that are 25% faster than the A10 Fusion
Four high-efficiency cores that are 70% faster than the A10 Fusion
Apple designed GPU that’s 30% faster than the A10 Fusion
Faster image processor
Improved pixel processor
New stereo speakers that are 25% louder than iPhone 7 and boast deeper bass
Now color filter
Optical Image stabilization for greatly improved low light capture
83% more light
Better color saturation
Wider and more dynamic range of color
Lower noise in your photos and videos
Improved portrait mode for sharper foregrounds and more naturally blurred backgrounds
Newly-added Portrait Lighting effects
Digital zoom (10x for photos, 6x for videos)
Video encoder with faster frame range
Better image and motion analysis
1080p 240FPS support, which is double frame rate of previous devices
The Augmented Reality (AR)
Each phone is custom-calibrated
Immersive graphics up for 60FPS
Real-time lighting estimation on the ISP
A11 bionic chip for powering AR
The Wireless Charging
New glass back works well with wireless charging!
Uses Qi wireless standard
Mophie and Belkin already announced to have wireless chargers for iPhone 8
When will it be available?
Preorder Sept 15. Available Sept. 22 with an iOS upgrade coming on September 19th.