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Apple iPhone 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2248 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. People really like the camera and design. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the connectivity. Views are divided on the price.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

iPhone 8 review: Now starting at £599/$599 | Trusted Reviews

 

iPhone 8 review: It looks like every one of its precursors, save for its glass back, wireless charging and a beefier processor, but is that still enough?

Great camera ; Blazingly fast ; Colourful display ; Wireless charging is a nice extra

Dated design ; Battery life could be better ; That huge bezel

The design might now be dated but the phone still offers nice visuals, great performance and a solid camera.

Feb, 2019

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

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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...

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (t3.com)

iPhone 8 review: it's the iPhone you know and love

 

It got overshadowed by the X, but a slight redesign, improved battery life, and a great camera make this a great iPhone

Great camera ; Decent battery life ; Ergonomic design

Large bezels look dated ; Fast charging costs extra ; Difficult to get excited about

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPhone 8 review, updated

 

If the iPhone X is best iPhone, what does that make the 8?

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 iPhone 8 has plenty of power under the hood, but lacks the extra camera features and design upgrade of the better iPhone 8 Plus and X.

Sep, 2018

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 : 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.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPhone 8 hands on

 

Apple's recent launch was dominated by the iPhone X, but an iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were also on the menu. We took the smaller handset of the two for a quick spin...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple iPhone 8 review

 

X marks the spot for Apple's future, but the iPhone 8 is a safer – and surprisingly impressive – option

Blazingly fast ; Camera borders on excellent ; Great build that feels solid ; Speakers are surprisingly good

Pricey ; Design is effectively four years old ; Camera bump still irks ; No headphone port

You think you know what you’re getting, but the iPhone 8 offers quite a bit more. There’s no getting round its highish price and dated design though

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):10
Browsing time (4G):10
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 12
Continuous audio playback time:50
Continuous video playback time:11
Standby time (3G):240
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 exposure:Y
Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 7
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.8 / 2.2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second front camera resolution (numeric):7
Second rear camera aperture number:2.8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Third rear camera aperture number:2.8
Third rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Brand colour:Gold / Silver / Space Gray
Colour name:Gold / Space Gray
Colour of product:Gold / Gold, White / Grey / Red / Silver / Silver, White
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Product colour:Gold / Grey / Red / Silver
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant,Splash proof,Water resistant / Dust resistant,Water resistant

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1400:1
Display brightness:500 / 625
Display diagonal:11.9
Display Resolution:1334 x 750
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:326
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:3D Touch / 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,MP3,WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC,DOCX,HTM,HTML,ICS,KEY,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX / DOC,DOCX,HTM,HTML,ICS,PDB,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX / DOC,DOCX,HTM,HTML,ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
Equalizer:Y
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF
Speakers:Mono / 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 / EDGE,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,HSDPA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS / DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,TD-SCDMA,UMTS / DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 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 - 3000
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, Safari, Siri, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, iCloud Drive / 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
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / Lightning
Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M11 / M9
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A10 / A11

Processor special features

Intel Identity Protection Technology version:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 10 / iOS 11
Operating System Version:10 / 11
Platform:iOS
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour :Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.1 / 7.3
Height :138.3 / 138.4
Weight:143 / 148
Width:67.1 / 67.3