Before replacing the iPhone 7 with the iPhone 8 you have to know that the differences between the two models are not very marked, as if Apple had concentrated above all on the iPhone X in the study of an innovative and trendy design. The style of the iPhone 8, in fact, comparable to the appearance of the models that preceded it; however, account should be taken of advanced performance, made possible by a chipset that has experienced an obvious improvement. Six-core A11 Bionic processor and six-core GPU: these are the technical characteristics that make the device appreciable and avant-garde.
For those who want to go into more detail, read the page iPhone 8: review on Yeppon.it can provide specific information. It is worth knowing, however, that Apple has reported that the chipset A11 at minimum speed 70% faster than the previous version and at maximum speed it guarantees a 25% increase in performance. But it is not enough: even the multitasking has experienced a 70% increase, while GPU performance has been speeded up by 30%.
The features of the iPhone 8
The screen installed on the iPhone 8 a IPS LCD with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels which offers a 65.6% ratio between screen and body. The display is the same seen on the iPhone 7, but in addition there is the True Tone Technology which has already been seen on the 9.7-inch iPad and which guarantees a balanced color balance on any occasion. Apple has always been appreciated for the quality of its cameras: is no exception in this case. Here, then, is a 12 megapixel wide angle camera with optical image stabilization, supported by a 7 megapixel front camera. L'pixel processing optimized thanks to the A11 Bionic processor, but one cannot help but notice the reduction of noise and the higher speed of the autofocus.
Even the design has undergone changes, as can be deduced by observing the back: there is no more metal, since its place was taken by the glass. A choice that not only stylistic but which also has practical consequences, as it favors the wireless charging. In hindsight, however, this is the main change related to the design, because the other changes compared to the iPhone 7 are really minor: simply a slightly higher weight and slightly larger dimensions. Equipped with touch ID, the phone resistant to dust and water.
How much does the iPhone 8 cost
The chapter prices always rather delicate when talking about smartphones, and especially when referring to iPhones: it is not an exaggeration to talk about dizzying figures, even without reaching the peaks of the iPhone X. It is not superfluous to highlight that with the release of iPhone 8 the model that preceded it underwent a clear cut devaluation, which made it much cheaper from an economic point of view. That's why one might wonder if anyone who already owns an iPhone 7 has reasons to change it and move to 8. The answers can be manifold: probably if it is based only on design it makes no sense to change, while taking a look at the performance – which, in theory, should be the most important aspect – the improvement is quite clear.
It must be said, then, that the launch of the iPhone X on the market meant that the price of the iPhone 8 also dropped slightly, and it is likely that the decrease will become even more rapid and consistent in the coming months. In short, the advice is to wait for the next year and take advantage of it.