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Apple iPhone 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1035 reviews of Apple iPhone 8. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Patrick Afschar Kaboli, Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iPhone 8 Smartphone Review

 

Step by step. We already suspected that Apple would only show a slightly improved version of its smartphone this year. The eighth-generation iPhone from Cupertino gets a revised chassis and more performance, which is at least more than in the previous...

high build quality ; True-Tone display ; fast SoC ; great camera ; accurate GPS ; Bluetooth 5.0 ; high Wi-Fi performance ; many LTE bands ; water and dust protection

storage cannot be expanded ; only 12 months warranty ; no stereo jack ; only average speakers ; display resolution could be higher ; heavier than the predecessor ; very limited NFC functionality

The iPhone 8 might be the last of its kind, the last Apple smartphone with a home button and IPS display. If this is the case, the Americans at least gave us a very good final chapter. We once again miss major new features or innovations, but the...

Sep, 2017

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Expert review by: Simon Hill (digitaltrends.com)

Apple iPhone 8 review

 

The iPhone 8 hits some high notes, but it's overshadowed by the iPhone X.

Speedy processor ; Class-leading camera ; Wireless charging ; Slick software

Dated design ; Fast charging costs extra

This is an incremental update over the iPhone 7 and, as good as it is, we’re not convinced it merits a jump of $50 in the starting price. If Apple could have put a 5-inch OLED with a 1080p resolution into this body, it would have been easy to recommend...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone 8

 

The iPhone 8 anchors Apple's 2017 phone line, but it isn't where the future is.

Wireless charging. Powerful new processor.

Lacks the latest modem features and bands. Single camera is a disadvantage for AR. Not a huge upgrade over last year's model, which is still available.

The iPhone 8, at $699 and $849, suffers from one major problem: the iPhone 7 is now $549. And the 8 just isn't $150 better—yet. The major improvements here are wireless charging, which I still think is basically a curiosity, and the A11 processor. The...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: Change in small doses

 

The iPhone 8 Plus shares a powerful foundation with the iPhone 8, but a few features give it a distinct advantage over its little brother. Its 12-megapixel dual camera is one of the best we've used, and its bigger battery means it'll stick around...

Impeccable performance ; Great build quality ; Excellent camera ; Wireless charging works well ; Early AR apps are very impressive

Design will be too familiar for some ; No dual camera ; The camera humps are back ; Not as water resistant as its competitors

Chris is Engadget's senior mobile editor and moonlights as a professional moment ruiner. His early years were spent taking apart Sega consoles and writing awful fan fiction. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPhone 8 review

 

On Nov. 3, Apple will roll out its seductive sports car of a phone: the all-new, totally redesigned, edgy, giant-screened iPhone X .

The iPhone 8 offers wireless charging, lightning-fast performance and small but solid upgrades to its camera, screen and speakers. Its starting storage size is a roomy 64GB, double that of the iPhone 7.

This phone has the same pedestrian design, missing headphone jack and battery life as the iPhone 7 -- and no dual camera either. The iPhone 8 costs a bit more than baseline new iPhones in years past, and comes only in black, silver and a new shade of...

The sensible, speedy iPhone 8 makes a nice upgrade to the iPhone 6S and earlier siblings, but we won't know until November how it compares to the much pricier iPhone X.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

 

This isn't 2017's most exciting iPhone. But the 8 shines even in the shadow of the X.

The world is going camera-first, and this is a kick-ass camera. The glass design is a big improvement. Wireless charging makes everything better.

There’s a lot of bezel on this phone. Next to the iPhone X, it already feels outdated. The iPhone 8 lets you do so much, but iOS 11 buries too much of it.

If you want an awesome iPhone, this is it. I’d recommend the 8 Plus, if you can stomach the size, because the added camera power and battery life are really nice to have. But both are fantastic phones, upgrades over even last year’s model. But if you...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone 8 vs LG G6

 

We take the new iPhone 8 with its fresh glass design, blazing chipset and improved camera, and throw it against the LG phone that is one of the first brand-name owners of a 2:1 display, the G6.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Ray S. (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

 

The iPhone 8 is likely to remain the main sales driver for Apple, due to its lower cost and pocket/palm-friendly size. As such, its most logical rival (outside of Apple's own ecosystem) is the Galaxy S8, which has been around for quite some time now,...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Review

 

We're going to be giving all of the Apple smartphones their due, but today we get things started on the ground level as we tear into the iPhone 8.

Unbeatable performance ; Great-sounding speakers ; Effortlessly beautiful camera ; Wireless + fast charging support ; Very welcome base-level storage boost

Extra glass causes durability concerns ; Fewer color options ; Presence of more and more higher-end iPhone models makes this one feel like a compromise

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Steffen Herget (androidpit.com)

Apple iPhone 8 review: A size smaller

 

When the latest batch of new iPhones was presented, the iPhone X stole the show. But, the iPhone 8 is worth a closer look. While the successor to the iPhone 7 might not look all that different, it's packing some new features on the inside.

Excellent performance ; Wireless charging ; Great camera ; Compact size

No headphone jack ; Thick bezels ; Battery life fluctuates

If you own an iPhone 7, or maybe even an iPhone 6S, then the jump to the iPhone 8 is not a big one. Sure, the performance is a bit better and there is wireless charging, but that's about it. The jumps in the remaining features are not very big. If you...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):12
Talk time (3G):14
Wireless audio playback time:40
Wireless charging:Y
Wireless video playback time:13

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:5
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):7
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Brand color:Space Gray
Color of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1400:1
Display brightness:625
Display Diagonal:4.7
Display Resolution:1334 x 750
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:326
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:ZIP
Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC,DOCX,HTM,HTML,ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
Equalizer:Y
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,TD-SCDMA,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\niCloud Drive
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:Lightning male - 3.5 mm female

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:Lightning
Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M11
Processor cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A11

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:11

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:256 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.287
Height:5.45
Weight:5.22
Width:2.65