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iPhone 8 / 8 Plus: Reviews are in!

iPhone 8 / 8 Plus: Reviews are in!

We look at the reviews and even drop tests on the new iPhones!

It’s been just a couple weeks since the release and lots of reviews for the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are out! Are you planning on getting one or waiting for the iPhone X ? We’ve got an overview of info to help you get started!

What’s great with the 8?

One of the immediately noticeable things is it’s cleaner looking thanks to a glass cover in the front and over the back - giving it a premium glossy look.

That’s about it for the exterior… the rest of the upgrades are mostly found internally. The iPhone 8 contains tweaks and improvements from the iPhone 7 and making it future proof. Same with the iPhone 8 Plus.

Trusted Reviews also comments how powerful the A11 Bionic chip is, which is more powerful than the current Qualcomm high-end Snapdragon chips out there. This is found both in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, positively affecting its performances.

Another awesome perk you get from both phones is found in the camera. Wired.com reviews that the new camera and chip combined made everything faster and more efficientIf you go for the iPhone 8 Plus, it boasts Portrait Lighting, so your photos are on point!

Both devices are also going big with Augmented Reality combined with iOS 11. But with PC Mag’s experience, better to go with the iPhone 8 Plus for this perk. Overall, this is a safe choice as it’s familiar compared to the upcoming iPhone X.

What’s not to like in these devices?

Most people agree that both phones look quite old fashioned especially since the design has been used for too long (4 generations already). This might be a deal breaker for some people.

Having glass in front and at the back has major cons too. TechAdvisor says it will probably slowly slide off if placed in an uneven surface. While Wired also reviews that just after few days use they already saw a few scratches while using it without any case or such. (Side note: who DOESN’T put a case on their phones these days???)

 

Drop tests on iPhone 8  and iPhone 8 Plus show in one way or another, the glass material (either front or back...or both really) may crack if the devices fall.

Both phones still do not have the headphone jack and both are considered expensive. The starting price is $699 for the iPhone 8 and $799 for the iPhone 8 Plus.

Speaking of expensive, the glass back is also more expensive to replace than the front one.

 

Sold with getting either of these devices? But those drop tests though...

 

It’s all cool as we’ve got your back! ;) Our screen protectors and cases are good to go for either phone so you’ve got nothing to worry about. We’ve even been featured as one of the best screen protectors for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus! And also on 9to5toysGlass backs may be back on the iPhone but it never the cracks with Tech Armor! ;)

 

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Sources:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/19/16323570/apple-new-iphone-8-review-plus-2017

http://sea.pcmag.com/apple-iphone-8-plus/17430/review/apple-iphone-8-plus

https://www.wired.com/2017/09/review-apple-iphone-8-and-8-plus/

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/09/30/iphone-8-review

https://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-8/review

http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/iphone-8-battery-life-and-verdict

http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/iphone-8-plus

https://www.cnet.com/products/apple-iphone-8-review/

http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/iphones/iphone-8-review-3664716/

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/02/iphone-8-plus-review-big-phablet-camera-battery-life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-Eg7US-G8s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wApMyDq9zE

https://www.imore.com/eight-great-iphone-8-plus-screen-protectors#tech

https://9to5toys.com/2017/09/25/glass-screen-protectors-iphone-8/

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-iphone-8-screen-protectors/

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/22/iphone-8-glass-back-costs-more-to-repair/