Apple is rising continuously in the smartphone market with the launch of its new iPhone variants. Everyone is quite curious about the changes and upgrades in the latest models. iPhone users were pretty excited to see some major changes in the new iPhone 8 but it seems that just like last year, Apple has not changed much in iPhone 8 after last year’s iPhone 7. All the major changes seem to have gone into iPhone X which was launched alongside iPhone 8. The rounded sides and the Touch ID below display are quite similar to iPhone 7. So, what really has changed?
Let’s have a look into a detailed comparison of both, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.
If we talk about a visible difference, Apple has introduced a glass back in the new iPhone 8 instead of 7000-series aluminium which was used in iPhone 7. Apple is putting focus over wireless charging in the newer iPhone variants. The idea of introducing a glass back in iPhone 8 is to achieve a convenient feature of wireless charging which was not achievable in iPhone 7. There was a dire need four wireless charging feature in iPhone in order to enable convenient usage of phone throughout the day.
A11 Bionic Chipset
It is true that Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus was predictably the fastest iPhone variants because Apple introduced A10 Fusion quad-core CPU with a six-core GPU and 2/3GB RAM. However, with the launch of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple has been able to change that and introduced an improved chipset known as A11 Bionic chip. This chipset is made using the same process of manufacture as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Apple claims that the new chipset is 25% faster and smoother than A10. Not only that, Apple has also introduced the first Apple-designed GPU in iPhone 8. Although, iPhone X is in the spotlight for its unique design and specifications, iPhone 8 is a smooth move by the company to introduce their own GPU.
Another brilliant feature added by Apple to iPhone 8 is True Tone. As the name suggests, this feature has everything to do with the display. With the use of True Tone, the display of iPhone 8 alters its temperature depending upon the environment in which the phone is being used. With the temperature being adjustable, the display becomes much easier and convenient to view in the dark light. Apart from that, Apple’s iPhone8 can play back HDR/Dolby Vision content from compatible applications such as Netflix and iTunes. True Tone feature is being appreciated among iPhone users because there was a fair need of display tone adjustment setting that was not offered in the previously launched models.
The 12-megapixel f/1.8 camera of iPhone 7 was good but its official competitors Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel did not take much time to surpass it. Apple had to deal with this challenge and therefore, some little changes have been made in the new iPhone 8. Although, the camera is still 12-megapixel f/1.8, it has improved pixel processing, better noise reduction, and a faster autofocus. If we judge the cameras of both phones, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, there is not much difference to point out from the shoes of a common smart phone user.
When iPhone 7 came to the global market, there was a lot of criticism on the efficiency of its battery life. It was quite a struggle to reach past the end of the day without putting the phone to charge. Such battery conditions can prove problematic because users face trouble every day in putting their phones to charge over extensive usage. However, Apple managed to overcome this problem in iPhone 7 Plus and the phone’s battery is much better than that of iPhone 7. If we talk about the battery of iPhone 8, it’s quite a surprise for its users. iPhone 8 comes with a battery which is actually smaller than that of iPhone 7 but it surprisingly lasts longer than its predecessor. Apple has done optimisations for its newly introduced CPU which helps to make the battery last longer. iPhone 8 can serve your needs throughout the day without dying.
The newly launched iPhone 8 has a similar pricing structure to iPhone 7. There is a lot of debate in the global market over the pricing of new iPhone variants. Keeping in view the minor changes made to iPhone 8, a lot of users seem to be confused about whether they should spend this much money over a device that is quite similar to its predecessor. Many global users chose to stick to their iPhone 7 as the major changes have been brought to iPhone X instead of iPhone 8.
Keeping in view the little changes made to iPhone 8 compared to its predecessor iPhone 7, it is not a wise move to choose iPhone 8 over iPhone 7. Both the variants have similar specifications and the only visible difference is the use of glass back in iPhone 8 that replaced the formerly used aluminium back to enable wireless charging. Despite of the better camera and display, there is not much to move forward to in iPhone 8. If users wish to spend a greater amount of money in order to achieve something bigger, then iPhone 8 is not a brilliant choice. Especially, those who are currently using iPhone 7 should stick to their current choice as the major changes are gifted to iPhone X by the company.
However, if there are users out there who seek minute upgrades and are willing to change their phones, iPhone 8 is not a bad choice because it all depends upon the user’s priority.
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