iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 surprising specs and teardown revelation

This year marks the 10th anniversary of iPhone, and unsurprisingly, Apple has marked it with something spectacular: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. As an Apple fan, you must be eager to know the details and the iPhone prices in India. So let’s get down to the details.

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Design and Display

To begin with, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are equipped with the similar Bionic processor as their counterparts. There isn’t much difference between iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus and the previous generation iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus. But the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have new glass bodies, which are sandwiched in an aluminum frame. Unlike iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus continues to host the Touch ID Home Button and bezels at the top and bottom of the display.

iPhone 8 features a 4.7-inch display, whereas iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch display. Both, however, have been upgraded with True Tone Support. This is designed in order to adapt color temperatures and intensity to the light around to provide a more natural viewing experience. Furthermore, the new iPhones have 3D Touch and P3 Wide Colour Support features to provide a better range of colors.

The new glass body enables a Qi-based inductive wireless charging. You can easily charge the devices by placing them on top of any Qi-certified inductive charger.

Performance

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are embedded with six-core A11 Bionic Chip. Apple claims this to be the most powerful and smartest chip ever produced for a smartphone. The two performance cores are 25% faster than the previous versions of the phone, i.e. iPhone 7, and the four efficiency cores are 70% faster. All 6 cores are harnessed at the same time, making them smarter and faster. This helps the devices to handle multi-tasks easily and effortlessly. Also, the newly designed 3-core GPU is 30% faster than its predecessors.

Camera

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature better cameras than before with new sensors that let 83% more light into the camera. Also, the newly introduced image signal processor makes the camera perform better under low light. And the new pixel processing techniques makes for a sharper pixel texture. They are calibrated for AR.

What’s more, they are equipped with hardware that enables multi-band noise reduction, deeper pixels, which further leads to better colour saturation and wide dynamic range of colour.

The rest is quite similar to iPhone 7: dual-lens camera setup with f/2.8 lens and f/1.8 wide-angle lens. Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus come with optical image stabilization and wide-angle lens.

The portrait mode has been updated with a new Portrait Lighting Effect that changes the lighting in an image dramatically. However, this is limited to iPhone 8 Plus.

Coming to the video, the newly designed video encoder and image signal processor enabling faster video frame rates and allows real-time motion and image analysis. The video capture is incredibly good with 4K video at 60fps.

 

The iPhone 8 is priced at Rs. 64,000 for 64GB variant and Rs. 77,000 for 256GB storage. iPhone 8 Plus 64GB and 256GB storage options are priced at Rs. 73,000 and Rs. 86,000 respectively.

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