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iPhone 8

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February 21, 2017 4:38 PM

Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus feature 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays, A11 processors, advanced 3D security and augmented reality capabilities, refreshed designs with glass rear panels, and add wireless charging capabilities to both models.

While they haven’t received the same amount of coverage as the iPhone X, there’s still plenty of reason to consider Apple’s iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, as the upcoming devices pack serious upgrades over their predecessors.

Display

  • The iPhone 8 will have a 4.7-inch Retina HD LCD display. Roughly, it’s about the same size and form factor as the iPhone 7. Resolution is 1334 x 750 (326 pixels-per-inch).
  • The iPhone 8 Plus will have a 5.5-inch Retina HD LCD display. Comparatively, it’s about the same size and form factor as the iPhone 7 Plus. Resolution is 1920 x 1080 (401 pixels-per-inch).

Design

  • All three iPhones will use a new glass sandwich construction.
  • The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will retain a similar front bezel and display design to previous iPhone generations.

Charging

  • The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will all feature Qi inductive wireless charging.
  • Similarly, all three devices will feature support for fast-charging (though only via a Lightning to USB-C cable, which is sold separately).

Power

  • All three iPhones this year will run on Apple’s latest A11 Bionic CPU, which also comes with a slew of Apple-designed tech like a proprietary graphics processing unit (GPU) and image signal processor (ISP).
  • The iPhone 8 will sport 2 gigabytes of RAM.
  • The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will have 3 gigabytes of RAM.

Camera

  • The iPhone 8 will sport a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as a 7-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
  • The iPhone 8 Plus will sport a 12-megapixel, dual-camera module with a telephoto lens. It also comes equipped with a 7-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.

Storage Configurations & Color Options

  • The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will come in 64-gigabyte and 256-gigabyte storage configurations.
  • The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available in Space Grey, Silver and Gold.

Price

  • The iPhone 8 will start at $699 for the 64GB configuration.
  • The iPhone 8 Plus will start at $799 for the 64GB configuration.
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