Want To Stick Around For A Quick iPhone 8 Review?

12 November 2017

This is a fairly late post but I have decided to try out the new iPhone 8's camera for a little while before deciding to write a review about it. Just so I can fully get to know this phone and since it isn't much different to my previous phone the iPhone 6S I can say that this upgrade has definitely made a massive change to my Instagram feed and well blogging in general. 

Since the colour scheme has changed within the iPhone palette for this year's release, the only options for the iPhone 8 is grey, silver and blush gold. The rose gold is out of the window sadly and as much as I do adore Apple's rose gold iPhone 6s I have to admit I much prefer the gorgeous blush gold. I think it is much more mellow and feminine. 

The rose gold is too vibrant and bold but it is still pretty. However I think the new blush gold is far up my street this time. It has a mature appearance to it too, maybe that's just me though. 

  • The iPhone 8 is has the fractions of a millimetre larger in every inch than the iPhone 7. It’s also 10g heavier than the iPhone 7 and 5g heavier than the my iPhone 6S. You can't tell much of a difference apart from the the iPhone 8 is a bit heavier. That's about it!

  • This phone a lot more fragile as the iPhone 8 is glass, front and back. I can't really tell though but when it comes to this devices feel, the glass is a double-edged sword. I highly recommend buying a good solid hard case and a screen protector as soon as you get it. We don't want any accidents!

  • It's fairly expensive. 

  • As for the screen, it's bigger. Much bigger by a 5.8 display that stretches to the edges of the phone, with a very thin bezel around the edge and a tiny lip at the top to house the camera, a flash and the earpiece. Still it is great for an LCD and since Apple's tone system from the iPad pro, the colours are altered on the display based on the ambient light. It is said that Samsung and other competitors have had very similar systems too on their own smartphones for a number of years now, plus it makes the screen more appealing yet however the colour accuracy suffers. 

  • I have noticed the speed difference between the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 is much faster than the other device. Also it is very handy to know that Apple has finally improved battery life for the 4.7in iPhone. So kudos to the bigger battery!

  •  The camera quality is a drastic change for me from my old iPhone 6S to the spanking brand new iPhone 8. Portrait mode is probably what I tend to use a lot now when I'm taking pictures and it's really handy to get those crisp perfect DSLR type of pictures. Since after shooting a good 100 or so portraits, I found that the Studio Light effects is one of my favourite. Emulating a good bounce of gold as if it literally popped outside the frame, it shines a good warm light on to your current object and within my selfies too. This enhances the face to stand out from the rest of the background without being too vibrant. 

  • Another handy camera feature being the hidden treasure as it is, Slow Sync is for the flash and it's amazing. It's said that photographic already know what this is, yet never everyone does and I'm no professional (haha! Nope) and I found through gaining some experience with Slow Sync that it is keeping the shutter open for longer and allowing natural light in when the flash is shooting. Resulting in the image being not only lit by the given light from the flash, instead it is banned with the light of the environment and creates a better balance shot with a natural appeal.

  • Screen: 4.7in LCD 1334x750 (326ppi)
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
  • RAM: 2GB of RAM
  • Storage: 64/256GB
  • Operating system: iOS 11
  • Camera: 12MP rear camera, 7MP front-facing camera
  • Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, Bluetooth 5, Lightning and GPS
  • Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm
  • Weight: 148g

I would recommend the iPhone 8 for those who probably want a better improvement within the camera department. It charges quicker and it's fairly similar to the iPhone 7 from what I've heard so far. So if you already own an iPhone 7 then I don't think there is much point upgrading. So far I am enjoying the new phone and I'm just so happy I have that longer battery life because my old phone actually had a fair few problems anyway. 

Have you upgraded yet? Do you want to? Let me know!


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