The new phones look great as the precursors, but the metal has been replaced with glass bins to enable wireless charging. Apple has actually invested in the open Qi standard, so all certified Qi products should work with the devices. Headphones output is not unexpectedly missing this year.
The screen sizes for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the same as before, ie 4.7 “and 5.5” respectively. They offer True Tone technology from Ipad Pro, which means that the color reproduction of the screen can be improved depending on the light in the room. The resolutions appear to be intact – 750 x 1334 pixels for iPhone 8 and 1080p for the iPhone 8 Plus. The panels still support 3D Touch.
Apple’s new chip, A11 Bionic, is six-core. The low energy cluster offers up to 70 percent higher performance than last year’s A10 Fusion, while the two performance scores are 25 percent faster. The graphics section is 30 percent more powerful and can offer as high performance as the previous GPU, but with half power consumption. The chip has 4.3 billion transistors.
The cameras have long been a major part of Iphones and of course, these have also been improved. The iPhone 8 has a single 12MP sensor that is larger and offers optical image stabilization. The light emitted is said to have increased by 83 percent. The Plus model once again has dual cameras which have aperture f / 1.8 and f / 2.8 respectively. A new mode called “Portrait Lighting” allows the lighting to be adjusted for a portrait. It is only available in the Plus model.
iPhone 8 offers the best video recording ever in a smartphone. You can record 4K video @ 60fps and 1080p video @ 240fps. The phones have been designed with enhanced reality, “augmented reality”, in mind. The cameras, accelerometer, and gyron have been optimized for the purpose.
Other specifications include the fingerprint reader (Touch ID), LTE-A, Bluetooth 5.0, stereo speaker and water and dust resistance (IP67 as last?). The stereo speakers can now reach a 25 percent higher sound level and a deeper bass. The phones have a new video decoder that provides higher frame rates for video.