The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus still look like 7 and 7 Plus last year despite the new colors and back panel instead of the monolithic aluminum case.
If you look from the front, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, even like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus a few years ago. For many people, may be considered only the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus with upgrades from the old generation last year.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus still have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens with 750 x 1334 pixels and 1,080 x 1,920 pixels respectively for years. They all use LCD panels instead of OLEDs like the iPhone X. The fingerprint sensor and the physical key are still maintained with a rather thick bezel design.
The sharp differences in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are on the back when instead of monolithic aluminum, Apple has been replaced by a back cover made of polished glass with the iPhone X. Since the iPhone 4s in 2011, so far Apple has designed the back of the glass and metal frame.
Compared to the recent generations, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have fewer colors when only three options are gray, silver and gold. But with the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus are added yellow.
They both use the Bionic A11 processor, 6-core Apple iPhone X. The waterproof standard of the new product is raised to IP68, which is higher than the IP67 of last year’s iPhone.
In addition, it features a fast charging and wireless charging with Qi standard.
Still, the iPhone 8 Plus has dual cameras with 12 megapixels of f/1.8 and f/2.8 lenses. The iPhone 8 only has a single main camera with 12 megapixel resolution and a f/1.8 lens.
The front camera still has 7 megapixel resolution and f / 2.2 lens. Thanks to the improvements of iOS 11, iPhone 8 Plus has more portraits with different lighting customizations.
But compared to the iPhone X, the price of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus does not increase much with the starting price of $699 and $799 respectively. Unlike the 7 and 7 Plus last year, the new iPhone models released this year are Apple’s only retained two 64GB and 256GB options.
The iPhone 8 will hit the market in September, instead of waiting until November, like the iPhone X.