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22nd September 2017 by Yemi Osonaike with 0 comments

A Review of iPhone 8: iPhone 8 Specs and Price

iPhone 8 is one of the most-sought after phone in Nigeria. This iPhone was launched by the American technology company after months of speculation. The new addition to the iOS smartphone family was unveiled alongside two other iPhones; a plus variant ‘iPhone8 Plus’ and Apple’s flagshipiPhone X.

The iPhone 8 comes with an upgrade in camera and performance compared to the iPhone 7, all thanks to the A11 Bionic chip. The new generation of iPhone also comes in an all-new glass design and offers wireless charging.

What more, you get a better-augmented reality experience with the all-new ARKit on iPhone 8. Moreover, if you are one of those wondering if iPhone 8 is a worthy upgrade from iPhone 7, you are not alone.

However, before we go into the detailed analysis of the iPhone 8, let’s have a look at the main specifications:

Key Features of iPhone 8 

  • iOS 11
  • Display: 4.7-inchToneLED-backlit IPS LCD, Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution: 750 x 1334 at 326 ppi
  • Processor: Hexacore
  • ROM: 64G/256GB (non-expandable)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Camera: 12MP (rear); 7MP (front)
  • Battery: 1821mAh
  • Colours: Silver, Space Grey, and Rose Gold
  • Others: Touch ID, Front mounted fingerprint scanner

Pros of iPhone 8

  • Cutting edge six –core A11 processor
  • Superb camera
  • Beautiful display
  • Wireless charging
  • iOS 11 ARkit enhances augumented reality experience

Cons of iPhone 8

  • Expensive
  • No headphone jack
  • Lack of USB Type-C Port
  • No Dual-SIM support
  • No SD card support

Price Comparison of iPhone 8

According to Apple, the iPhone 8 will start selling globally from September 22, 2017 in Nigeria. We will keep you updated once this iOS smartphone is available at online stores in Nigeria. However international third-party sellers on Jumia are already offering the iPhone 8 from ₦326,000.

Display& Design of iPhone 8

We believe most people in Nigeria will love the display of this iPhone. In terms of display, the iPhone 8 and its predecessor the iPhone 7 are similar in features. However, despitelooking identical, iPhone 8 brings some advancement to its display. It has a 4.7-inch display with Retina HD display and an addition of True Tone. Thisnew technology ensures correct colour balance at all times. There’s also support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 for higher dynamic range (HDR).

Besides, with a widecolour gamut, everything on the screen looks more brilliant and vibrant. Moreover, the dual-domain pixel on iPhone 8 enables wide viewing angles, which gives you a great view of the screen from many angles.

What more, iPhone8 also employs 3D touch which Apple claimed is better than that of the iPhone 7. There’s no doubt the iPhone 8 takes viewing to the next level.

Regarding design, the iPhone 8 comes in an all-glass design compared to the metal design of the iPhone 7. The glass enables easy wireless charging. Moreover, in the words of Apple, it is “the most durable glass ever on a smartphone.”

The glass is made even more appealing by a colour-matched, aero-grade aluminum band with space grey, silver or gold finish. What more? The iPhone 8 has dust-and-water resistant feature just like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Performance and Software of iPhone 8

iPhone 8

The major advantage of the new iPhone 8 over the iPhone 7 is the performance. Before the unveiling of the iPhone 8 came along, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were top performers in most benchmarks.

This upgrade in performance of iPhone 8 can be attributed to Apple A11 Bionic chipset with six-core CPU, six core GPU, and M11 motion coprocessor.

The powerful chipset coupled with a hexacore processor which takes the heaviest form of multi-tasking is the strength of iPhone 8. According to Apple, “A11 is the fastest and smartest chipset in any smartphone, and it makes the iPhone 8 25% faster than its predecessor.”

Besides, A11 Bionic has enhanced Apple’s augmented reality apps and games. Bring your fantasy to life and experience mind-blowing apps on the world’s largest platform for augmented reality.

The iPhone 8 has the same chipset and processor as the more expensive counterparts, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. However, iPhone 8 comes with less RAM.  It has a 2GB RAM against the 3GB of its counterparts.

Regarding storage, you get a default inbuilt storage of 64GB/256GB which cannot be expanded any further. Also, the iPhone 8 still retains the home button, and that is where you have the fingerprint sensor.

You also get the upgraded Siri software and with voice command, and you can send messages, set reminders and do much more with the voice command.

Camera of iPhone 8

We also believe many Nigerians will like the camera of iPhone 8 as it features a great pair of cameras. The 12MP rear camera of iPhone 8 has a larger, faster sensor, and optical image stabilisation for photos and videos. It is further enhanced by an auto-focus, quad-colour, LED flash, HDR, and 1.8f aperture. Nigerians should expect the sharpest and clearest feature from iPhone 8’s camera.

Also, you will get high-quality selfies with the front camera. It comes with Retina flash and 2.2f aperture. Both cameras can record 4K, 1080P HD, and 720HD videos. Besides, it has Quad-LED True Tone flash. Besides, you can take 8MP still photos while recording 4K videos.

Battery and connectivity of iPhone 8

iPhone 8 has a 1821mAh battery which is lower than 1960mAh of the iPhone 7. However, the A11 Bionic processor makes it more power-efficient. Apple claimed the iPhone 8’s battery performance is the same as that of its predecessor, the iPhone 7.

iPhone 8 also comes with wireless charging. The glass-built back panel of iPhone 8 ensures fast wireless charging. It works with Qi chargers. You can also charge your iPhone via USB to computer system or power adapter. Plus the iPhone 8 has fast charge feature.

Regarding connectivity, the iPhone 8 offers a single SIM slot, 4GvoLTE, advanced Bluetooth v5, a USB 2.0 slot and more.

Our verdict of the iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 iOS smartphone brings some nice specs to the table, especially in performance. While Apple fans who already own the iPhone 7 might not see this smartphones an upgrade, it is a great device with some advantages over its predecessor. So if you are Nigerian who love Apple brand and you can afford it , iPhone 8 is one of the best devices2017 has to offer. We think the iPhone 8 is costly but it will have the edge over its more expensive counterparts; iPhone 8 and iPhone X in terms of pricing


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Yemi Osonaike
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Yemi Osonaike is a freelance writer and teacher. She provides writing and editing services. Her educational background in English Language has given her a broad base from which she approaches many topics. She especially enjoys writing product descriptions and blog posts.

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