iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Review
Every year Apple releases two phones and picking between them is as simple as answering, “small screen or big screen, one camera or two?”
But this year we get three iPhones: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and the flashier, more superior iPhone X.
Apple says the iPhone X represents the future. Meanwhile, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are more iterative updates with minor cosmetic changes and as per usual, a bump in specs. But to stop there would be an injustice.
I didn’t plan to write a review on this iPhone, but when before EACH video on the Youtube, I was shown the ad of it, I decided to share my thoughts. Probably, the only people who haven’t heard about the “new” iPhone are the monks and my grandparents (they still think that their Nokia 8 is the best). I don’t own this phone, but due to my work (I’m a journalist), I have an access to almost all newly-released items. So I walked around with this phone for three days and I can admit that 7S+ is a really good phone. Yes, 7S+, cause I don’t think it’s fair to call it an iPhone 8.
Usually, I do a comparison between previous model and the new one, but, sadly, I can’t do it now, as it’s the same phone! With my colleagues, we tried to figure out who should buy this phone. Three categories of people:
1) The one who hates Android
2) The one whose current phone is iPhone 6 or you don’t have iPhone at all and need one.
3) You’re a YouTuber, but Apple didn’t send you a free device, so you have to buy it with your own money to make a video review.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good phone, with a very good performance, (no glitches unless you’ve updated to iOS11). But the design of the phone is not mesmerizing, it is the same iPhone 6 from 2014 with slight changes. I just don’t see any drastic differences with the previous models. Well, there is a wireless charging (hello Android 5 years ago), more powerful processor and a little bit better camera but that’s basically it.
Unfortunately, there’s no “WOW” effect in iPhone 8. If you want to buy a phone which will look like a device from the future, you have to wait for another phone.