As we are all aware of that the all new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were introduced on September 12, 2017, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus represent a “huge step forward for the iPhone,” according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Both the devices claim to “improve on everything we love about iPhone” with overhauled internal and external changes. But are the claims correct?  No, as the changes introduced are not as dramatic as the changes brought to the iPhone X , which is currently new high-end flagship device to be sold along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Now the Question still remains, should u buy an iPhone or iPhone 8 Plus?

Everytime Apple release’s the flagship phone in early September followed by the ‘S’ compared with the predecessors, but was not the scenario this year, Apple released the all new 8 Series skipping the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. But are new Flagship Phones really worth the new 8 series or are just an upgrade to the predecessors? The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus mix a little bit of the iPhone X with a little bit of the previous-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Comparing the design it’s the same as the design of the previous-generation devicesBut the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus adopt new glass bodies clubbed in an aluminium frame along with a Touch Id Home Button and thick bezels at the Top as well as Bottom.

The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus features the most durable glass ever in a smartphone in a reinforced steel and aluminium structure that is IP67 water and dust resistant. The stereo speaker setup in the device has been updated to be 25 percent louder with deeper bass. Talking about the back glass can be very ‘difficult’ to repair and costs more than screen to replace.

Apple finally chose the glass body for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus so to avail Qi-based inductive wireless charging feature which allows the two devices to be charged when placed on top of any Qi-certified inductive charger.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus shares the same screen size as the previous generation iPhones upgraded with true tone support to adapt colour temperature and intensity to the ambient light in a room for a more natural one.

Built with the all new six-core A11 Bionic chip, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is the smartest and most powerful chip ever introduced in a smartphone. the two cores performs 25% faster and the other four core performs 70% faster than the pre – generation iPhone 7. Moreover with the Second Generation performance controller, all of the six cores can be harnessed at the same time providing much improved speeds while multitasking.

Talking about the camera both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature improved cameras with better sensors allowing 83% more light into the wide-angle camera. The built in Image signal processor into A11 chipset brings better low light performance, including faster autofocus, and there are new pixel processing techniques for sharpness pixel texture. The cameras are more refined providing deeper pixels, and a new colour filter for less noise, better colour saturation, and a wider dynamic range of colour.

Apple’s Portrait Mode, limited to the iPhone 8 Plus’s dual-lens camera system, has been updated with a new Portrait Lighting effect to dynamically change the lighting in an image to mimic studio lighting techniques.

Considering the heavy and rough use of phones in day to day iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus both are water and dust resistant like the previous generation. Both are listed in IP67 dust/water resistance rating, means the two devices are entirely dust proof and able to withstand 1 meter of water (3.3 feet) for up to 30 minutes.

Pricing of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus :

•  iPhone 8 64GB: Rs. 64,000

• iPhone 8 256GB: Rs. 77,000

• iPhone 8 Plus 64GB: Rs. 73,000

• iPhone 8 Plus 256GB: Rs. 86,000 

Now let us check out the pros and cons of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus:

√ Pros :

  1. Slight Change in Design
  2. Upgraded Camera.
  3. Finally Wireless Charging is here
  4. Faster A11 chipset

Χ Cons :

  1. The all new glass design is easy to break and very expensive to repair
  2.  No Iris Scanner – a method of biometric identification based on irises of eyes
  3. Aggressive Pricing.

Should u “Buy”?

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cannot be described as a worthy buy. At least for most of people they are not. These are expensive phones and same features with some extra dose can be bought spending less. So should you get one of them? Well yes, if u can afford and if you are obsessed with Apple brand then if you consider the points such as :

• If u are using an iPhone which is nearly 2 years old – iPhone 6s or older version.

• If u are tired of using High End flagship Android phones.

• If you are looking to get a high-end phone that will serve you with minimum fuss.

Don’t “Buy”.

There is no need for you to buy :

• If u already got yourself an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

• If u are tired using the simple software or simple designs of iPhone’s.

• U have already gifted your self a High – end Android phone such as Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy Note 8.


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