iPhone 8 Review: Is It the Right Pick for You?

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iPhone 8 Review: Is It the Right Pick for You?

For a lot of people, the latest iPhone is the popular choice when shopping for a new smartphone. There’s no denying that Apple is a game changer in the mobile device industry, so it makes perfect sense for most folks to just pick up the latest model and call it a day.

However, with three models released this year, things can get a bit trickier. You’ll have to choose from the iPhone 8, 8+, and iPhone X. All are great options as they’re bigger and better versions of the older iPhone models. But with the heftier price tag of the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 proves to be a solid option for those who don’t want to spend a fortune on a mobile phone.

But now the question is, is it the right choice for you? This iPhone 8 review can help you decide whether it’s a good match for your needs. 

iPhone 8 Features

Touted as the best version of your current smartphone, the iPhone 8 is certainly something worth considering. That is if you’re more on the practical side and not particularly fond of dropping a grand on the top-of-the-line iPhone X.

If only it wasn’t released alongside the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 is sure to make waves. Lots of iPhone 8 reviews, even those for the iPhone 8+, are all about comparisons to the iPhone X. This is why for this review, we won’t compare it to the iPhone X anymore to better appreciate the iPhone 8’s merits.

To better note why the iPhone 8 is a good choice for lots of users, here are its strongest points:

Improved Display

Equipped with Apple’s True Tone technology, this phone’s display makes sure that it looks great no matter where you are. The screen adapts its white balance to your surroundings so it will always look white and the colors will always be vibrant. The wider color range also adds more sophistication to its display.

Better Speakers

While iPhone speakers were never shabby, the iPhone 8 takes things up a notch with its improvements. It’s actually 25% louder than what the iPhone 7 has, so that’s a great plus. It also has a bit more bass, which will let you enjoy playing music with it a bit better.

Wireless Charging

When the iPhone 7 came out without wireless charging, lots of tech experts were disappointed because this tech has been around for years already. This is why this is a welcome addition to the iPhone 8. Unfortunately, the AirPower mat won’t come out until 2018, so you still need to opt for a different brand’s air charger in the meantime.

Upgraded Camera

Although the iPhone 8 doesn’t have a dual-camera setup that most other flagship phones already have, its specifications can still blow its competition out of the water. Its main camera has 12 megapixels,  f/1.8 aperture, HDR, and an optical image stabilization so it’s not shabby at all.

A11 Bionic Chip

Rounding out its standout features is the A11 Bionic Chip which ensures better performance in the iPhone 8, 8+, and X. According to tests, this processor helps the iPhone 8 perform 22% better than the iPhone 7 and up to twice better than the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Final Thoughts

Sure, the iPhone 8 still looks a lot like the iPhone 7 and it’s not the top of the line model in the current lineup. But if you don’t care much for looks and you don’t need the whole shebang when it comes to performance, the iPhone 8 is definitely a nice upgrade from your old smartphone.

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