iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – Should you Buy Them?

iPhones Vs the Android World

Apple is no longer the company that brings breakthrough upgrades to its iPhone lineups. The features that were found much earlier in Android Phones makes its way to iPhones years later. This has been the trend for the past few years. Motorola was the first to bring in the fingerprint scanner in 2011. But it was Apple that perfected the use of fingerprint sensor in its 2013 flagship – The iPhone 5s. Similarly, the iPhone 7 was upgraded with an IP67 rating dust- water-resistant build. Samsung models were one of the first to flag in water and dust resistance in their smartphones. But the iPhone 6s was also a tad water resistant. It was called a

Motorola was the first to bring in the fingerprint scanner in 2011. But it was Apple that perfected the use of fingerprint scanner in its 2013 flagship – The iPhone 5s. Similarly, the iPhone 7 was upgraded with an IP67 rating dust- water-resistant build. Samsung models were one of the first to flag in water and dust resistance in their smartphones.  iPhone 8 and 8 Plus comes with the same IP67 rating and this time around comes with wireless charging capability (a feature that Samsung Galaxy Series and The Note lineups have had since ages).

Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – Wireless Charging

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus vs iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus comes with slight incremental growth from its previous iterations – The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Glass back for supporting wireless charging, 25% more sound with better bass from the speakers, new camera capabilities like “portrait lighting”, and better low-light images. It comes with AR capability and a “True Tone” Display. The True Tone Display is the one in the iPad Pro.  So are these improvements really worth making the upgrade?

The features mentioned above won’t excite a large set of users because these just aren’t worth emptying your pockets for.

True Tone Display Nope.
Camera “Deeper Pixels” Upgrade + “Portrait Lighting” in iPhone 8 Plus (Still on Beta) – Kinda Ok.
Wireless Charging – Heard its damn slow that the other wireless charging options available in the market now.
With a charging mat (AirPower Mat) still in the development stage that could charge the Apple Watch, iPhone and the Airpods at the same time, I guess we could see wireless fast charging coming along with it.

The iPhone 8 and 8 plus come with an all-new A11 Bionic Chip. It crashes all other high-end smartphone’s benchmark scores. But with the yesteryear iPhones 7 and 7 Plus still faring well in speed and fluidity, who would want an even speedier smartphone?
One more thing to note is that the latest iPhones have a slightly smaller battery than the previous iPhone 7 models. Don’t know if the processor could better optimise the battery consumption. Have to wait for battery tests. If you are a fan of the unboxing and want to have an overview about the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, check this video from Jonathan Morrison.

Bottomline

When comparing the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with its predecessors, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is still premium. The new iOS 11 will make the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus function just like the recently released iPhones. But these countable new additions don’t make the new iPhones a much better choice than the previous models.

The iPhone 7 Plus comes with a better Battery life and Camera Portrait feature when comparing it with the iPhone 7. But with a one-handed friendly user experience complimented with a similar fast A10 Fusion chip, the iPhone 7 is one among the best below 5-inch screen size smartphones.

There is one more suggestion that I would highly recommend to people who are looking for the latest iPhone in the market with a better screen to body ratio and higher screen resolution. And don’t give a damn about the money factor. The iPhone X. Wait for another month and check the reviews and base your decision on it.

Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone X
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