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Premiere of a new iPhone is always a holiday. And it doesn’t matter what Apple showed her the new always hotly debated, and even those who are usually not interested in technical innovations. But usually if the opinions are divided on the typical “cool, I want!” and “Oh no, Apple is not the same”, this time a little harder. It turned out that many did not understand why the iPhone 8 called so, and not 7S. In

addition, people wondered: why do we need iPhone 8, which is slightly different from the model of the previous generation if soon after it comes out iPhone X brand new gadget in the spirit of the time. The question I heard from literally every friend, sounded approximately so: “Well, take the iPhone 8 or wait for X?” But a clear answer can not be. I would certainly have waited and got iPhone X, but after meeting with the two “eights” I can say that there are a lot of reasons, and in order to buy them. Do you guys remember how successfully launched iPhone SE? It was a smartphone in the old design, but with a new camera and a new iron. The current iPhone 8 essentially play the same role – the constant form factor, which for many has become customary, a new hardware base with all the consequences, but the old price.

In General, the iPhone 8 was going to be in the shadow of the iPhone X, but it is already on sale, while “ten” is guaranteed to be in deficit until the beginning of next year (if at all, will hit the shelves in 2017). Well, let’s take a sober look at iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and to assess how these devices are good in themselves, without comparison with the upcoming flagship.

Specifications

  Apple iPhone 8 Apple iPhone 8 Plus Apple iPhone 7 Apple iPhone 7 Plus Samsung Galaxy Note8
Screen 4.7 inch, IPS, 1334 × 750, 326 ppi, capacitive multi-touch technology TrueTone 5.5 inch, IPS,
1920 × 1080, 401 ppi, capacitive multi-touch technology TrueTone
4.7 inch, IPS, 1334 × 750, 326 ppi, capacitive multitouch 5.5 inch, IPS,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, capacitive multitouch
6.3 inch, SuperAMOLED, 1440 × 2960 pixels, 521 ppi, capacitive multitouch
Safety glass No data No data No data No data Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Apple A11 Bionic six cores (2 × Moonsoon + 4 × Mistral) Apple A11 Bionic six cores (2 × Moonsoon + 4 × Mistral) Apple’s A10 Fusion: four core, frequency of 2.34 GHz Apple’s A10 Fusion: four cores, the frequency of 2.23 GHz Samsung Exynos 8895: eight cores (4 × M1, 2.5 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A53 frequency of 1.69 GHz)
Graphics controller No data No data No data No data Mali-G71 MP20, 850 MHz
RAM 2 GB 3 GB 2 GB 3 GB 6 GB
Flash memory 64/256 GB 64/256 GB 32/128/256 GB 32/128/256 GB 64/128/256 GB
Connectors 1 × Lightning 1 × Lightning 1 × Lightning 1 × Lightning 1 × USB Type C
1 × nanoSIM 1 × nanoSIM 1 × nanoSIM 1 × nanoSIM 1 × nanoSIM
      1 x microSD/nanoSIM
       
Cell 2G connection GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G cellular communications UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (84 Mbit/s) 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (84 Mbit/s) 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (84 Mbit/s) 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (84 Mbit/s) 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (84 Mbit/s) 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
Cellular 4G LTE Cat. 12 (450 Mbps) bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 LTE Cat. 12 (450 Mbps) bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 LTE Cat. 9 (450 Mbps) bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41 LTE Cat. 9 (450 Mbps) bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41 LTE Cat. 10 (450 Mbps) bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz, 2×2 MIMO (866 Mbps) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz, 2×2 MIMO (866 Mbps) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz, 2×2 MIMO (866 Mbps) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz, 2×2 MIMO (866 Mbps) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz, 2×2 MIMO (866 Mbps)
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0 4.2 4.1 5.0
NFC Yes (Apple Pay) Yes (Apple Pay) Yes (Apple Pay) Yes (Apple Pay) There Are (Samsung Pay)
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)
Fingerprint scanner Yes (front) Yes (front) Yes (front) Yes (front) There are (rear)
The main camera 12 MP, f/1.8, auto focus, chetyrehrjadnye led flash, optical stabilizer Dual camera: 12 MP, f/1,8 + 12 MP, f/2.8, autofocus, chetyrehrjadnye led flash, optical stabilizer, both cameras 12 MP, f/1.8, auto focus, chetyrehrjadnye flash, optical stabilizer Dual camera: 12 MP, f/1,8 + 12 MP, f/2.8, autofocus, chetyrehrjadnye led flash, optical stabilizer in the main chamber Dual camera: 12 MP, f/1,7 + 12 MP, f/2.4, autofocus, dual-led flash, optical image stabilization in both cameras
Front camera 7 MP, f/2.2, and without a flash 7 MP, f/2.2, and without a flash 7 MP, f/2.2, and without a flash 7 MP, f/2.2, and without a flash 8 MP, f/1,7, autofocus, no flash
Food Removable battery: of 6.91 W * h (1821 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 10,22 W⋅h (2691 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: a 7.45 W⋅h (1960 mA⋅h, 3,82 In) Removable battery: 11,1 W·h (2900 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 12,54 W⋅h (3300 mAh, 3.8 V)
Size 138,4 × 67,3 × 7.3 mm 158,4 × 78,1 × 7.5 mm 138,3 × 67,1 × 7,1 158,2 x 77,9 x 7.3 mm 162,5 × 74,8 × 8.6 mm
Weight 148 g 202 g 138 g 188 g 195 g
Protection from water and dust There are, IP67 There are, IP67 There are, IP67 There are, IP67 Mean, standard IP68
Operating system iOS 11 iOS 11 iOS 10 iOS 10 Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Current price from 56 990 rubles from 64 990 rubles from 43 990 rubles from 52 990 rubles 69 990 rubles
   

Design, ergonomics and software

Perhaps the biggest news is that the design of the iPhone 8, nothing has changed – the front panel looks exactly the same as on the iPhone 7. The most notable innovation in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is the glass surface on the back. Last time it was in the iPhone 4/4S, and starting with the fifth generation of smartphones the company used a metal shell with one exception – the iPhone 5C.


Return to the glass back panel due to the possibility of wireless charging – implement it with a metal bar was impossible. Or Apple just failed to do it.

The frame around the housing is still made of aluminum, painted in the color of the body. By the way, color options again three in gold, silver and space grey. The last conditional could be called black, but the background is true black Galaxy Note 8 new iPhone looks not dark enough. In my opinion, this shade is the most pleasant, but from a practical point of view it is necessary to choose a white or Golden – the bright glass is not as noticeable fingerprints. And they remain in decent numbers, despite oleophobic coating.

The location of the elements remain unchanged. The top face is completely blank. Below is the Lightning connector, and next to it a slot of one of the speakers and microphone. Mini-Jack, which in the iPhone 6 and 6S at the bottom, again no. And Apple looks set to change yourself is not going to.


The left side contains two buttons for volume control and a convenient mute switch. By the way, I really wish that all manufacturers are imitating Apple’s design, less attention was paid to the overall look and more looked into these little things. Still very few Android smartphones can offer the same easy and quick way to mute the sound. Finally, on the right side is the power button and tray for the SIM card. Yes, the SIM is still only one, and the memory expansion slot is not provided. This Apple, too, remains true to herself.


The fingerprint scanner is still in the center button under the screen works exactly the same as the iPhone 7. At least I didn’t notice any difference neither in speed nor in accuracy. But those who have not dealt with sevens, it is worth Recalling that a physical Home button in the iPhone anymore. The iPhone 7 and 8 is a small touch panel, sensitive to touch and gives a clear tactile response when pressed. Well, in iPhone X this element is not at all, as well as the fingerprint scanner.

Protection from dust and moisture remains the same, what was the iPhone 7/7 Plus the IP67 standard. This means that the smartphone stays fully functional in half-hour dive under water to a depth of one meter. But the drop onto a hard surface, as found by the authors of the first crash tests on YouTube, the glass casing is designed to withstand worse than metal. So I would just recommend to get a case or at least bumper. Will fit even the one which offers the Apple itself. And by the way, the eights are perfect covers for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and their choice is now huge.

   

To work the operating systems of Apple, I usually try to avoid any issues, but iOS 11 very different case. This is the most raw and buggy iOS in the history of the platform. And if the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, she still somehow possible to use, in the case with the iPhone 7 Plus are all very bad. From the lock screen and notification center and disappear all the widgets to control playback. And if in a regular audio player, you can at least press pause, then with a proprietary Podcasts app and popular player this Vox does not work. The navigation application is periodically tightly hangs, and the phone refuses to connect to familiar Wi-Fi networks. In General, times the total superiority of iOS in terms of stability in the past. All this, of course, will correct in the next update, but osadochek remain.

In General iOS 11 pleases a large number of new features. For example, I really like the new quick access toolbar that slides out from the bottom. All items are now located on one screen (horizontal scrolling is completely abolished), and to work with them use a 3D Touch. A strong push now you can adjust the power of the flashlight, choose the camera mode for quick starting and to enable the advanced widget to control the playback.

   

The eternal problem of lack of space among the owners of the underlying models of the iPhone have been partially solved by the introduction of new formats of photos and videos. Static images are saved in the format of HEIF, which takes twice less space than JPEG, and surpasses it in quality. As for the video uses a codec HEVC. At the time of preparation of the review of Lightroom was not able to work with the new photo format, but when exporting all images on the fly converted to JPEG. And of course, the iPhone still knows how to shoot in RAW format. However, this will require a separate application.

   

But the most significant changes occurred in the App store, which remained virtually unchanged for nine years. In addition to applications in the new store are short articles, reviews and interviews with developers – called the unit Today and updated every day. Also changed the location of the categories of all the applications and search algorithms. Most interesting is that developers can put their apps on the top line (of course, for money) when searching for specific keywords. And that actively use Apple itself, which on request “Dropbox” in the top of the list displays its own application Files.

Display and sound

Any iPhone starting with the 3Gs, has been released with a display that stood out the correct setting and excellent color reproduction. The long-awaited transition to AMOLED will be only to iPhone X coming out in November, and in both “eights” set IPS displays with the same characteristics as before. The iPhone 8 is a 4.7-inch matrix with a resolution of 750 × 1334 points, and the iPhone 8 Plus 5.5 inch with a resolution of 1080 × 1920 pixels.

The main innovation is the True Tone technology, previously implemented in the iPad Pro: the screen dynamically changes the color temperature depending on the external lighting and makes the picture more “natural” which opryatnoy to the eye. However, all the tests we have conducted with off True Tone in order to avoid dynamic changes of color.


Maximum brightness and contrast of the screen of the iPhone 8 Plus is slightly higher than the iPhone 8, but to the naked eye, this difference is hardly visible. Performance in both cases, excellent in bright sunlight the picture on the screen is well visible, it is even possible to read comfortably at maximum illumination.


Color gamut matches the sRGB space, and barely noticeable on the charts the shift can be attributed to the error of the test. Color temperature is slightly above the reference value of 6500 K, but the difference is again small – the average temperature does not exceed 7 000K, which is also very good.




No problem with the precision setting of no, gamma is within the boundaries of the norm and the iPhone is 2.22 and 2.17 8 Plus the iPhone 8. And the average DeltaE deviation for the extended palette ColorChecker is of 2.54 and 2.40 8 the iPhone iPhone Plus and 8, respectively.

The sound quality from the integrated speakers once again “pumped” – both iPhone 8 sound a little louder than before. The only claim on the part of sonic possibilities – is not the usual headphone Jack. However, now there are a lot of decent wireless headphones for sane money and included with the iPhone still have the Lightning adapter for the mini Jack.

Source: 3dnews.ru

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