This year the expectations for the new iPhone generation were great. Apple has introduced with the iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus the successor for the iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus. In addition, iPhone X will be released in November. Here we take a look at iPhone 8 Plus.
The major innovations are: A8 Bionic Chip, Camera, and Effects, Acoustic Store, True Tone Display, Augmented Reality (AR).
I am testing iPhone 8 Plus over a week. It feels like a rapid update of the iPhone 7. The rear side of the glass evaluates the design and allows for cordless charging, Retina HD display with True Tone is a very big increase in the picture quality. With the dual camera of the iPhone 8 Plus and the portrait light mode, you reach a new level of photo quality. Portrait photos succeed as in the professional. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are splash-proof and dust protected.
AR allows a whole new kind of apps. The horizon is opened far up here, placing far more than IKEA furniture and feeding virtual cats on the ground. But this is only the beginning of augmented reality (AR).
Absolute highlight: display, dual camera and A11 Bionic processor with AR apps.
True Tone for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is a powerful update. Thanks to True Tone, the Retina HD adapts the white balance of your surroundings – an enrichment. The adjustment is done quickly and without warning, so unintentionally that the picture looks the same in every light. One of my highlights.
The 12-megapixel dual camera of the iPhone 8 Plus shows its advantages in portrait mode. Together with portrait light, incredible photos are produced. Portraits can be seen and succeed thanks to the effects such as studio light, contours and stage light itself Leien.
The light adjustments can also be changed afterward. Apps like Camera can also edit the data.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has a larger, faster sensor with optical image stabilization. The slower 4x LED True Tone sync flash allows slightly better photos in the dark.
4K video recording is possible with 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps on iPhone 8 plus. On the iPhone 7 only with 30 fps.
iPhone 8 still has a lightning connection, but: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can be wirelessly charged. The new case from the hardest glass ever installed in a smartphone is held with a frame of 7000-aluminum on the iPhone. This glass allows you to charge the cable even if you have a cover. However, there should be no credit card or other items in the envelope which can prevent loading. As a Lademethode, Apple is based on the open Qi standard. Different manufacturers such as eg Belkin or IKEA create suitable charging pads.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have the same battery life as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. You’ll be able to use your iPhone 8 evenly with more power.
A11 Bionic and AR
In the iPhone 8 as well as iPhone 8 Plus, the Six-Core A11 Bionic and an Apple-developed three-core graphics chip for 3D games and Augmented Reality. Two performance cores are up to 25% faster, four of the cores are up to 70% faster – compared to the A10 chip.
No jerks in 3D games, fast recognizing faces in photos and fast exporting 4K movies (2-minute 4K video in 40 seconds).
With the powerful processors, you can immerse yourself in the extended reality. Using a virtual ruler to accurately measure space, place furniture or fascinating games like The Machines.
Interesting things about iPhone 8 & iPhone Plus
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus support the European satellite navigation system Galileo. The system is intended to improve the position determination.
The stereo speakers of the iPhone 8 are slightly louder than those of the iPhone 7, Apple gives here 25% sound and a lower bass – it feels louder.
iPhone 8 is available from US $699, iPhone 8 Plus from US $799.- in the Apple Store . Silver, gold and space gray are possible in all versions. Available memory sizes are 64GB and 256GB.