Apple launched 3 new smartphones on their 10th anniversary. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, it looks like the sale estimates for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are not up to the expectation. Is launching iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus along with the iPhone X is a huge mistake? Let’s find out.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the successors for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, in fact, those devices should be called as the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, as there are just a few changes over their predecessors, without anything significant.
Difference between the later and the newer model:
With a similar design language, the devices now come with a new material (glass instead of metal), which helps the device to procure the wireless charging and improved aesthetics. The improved Apple A11 Bionic processor is more powerful and offers newer GPU with machine learning capability.
The camera on both the models remains almost identical (except few software changes and singly better sensors) with improved video and imaging capability. The devices house the best camera on any smartphone till date. Now, both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus offers wireless charging capability with fast charging capability (based on Qi wireless charging).
The display offers a similar resolution with super retina (more contrast) than the last generation. According to Apple, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus uses the toughest glass found on any smartphone (however, it will crack just like any tempered glass). That’s all. The successors offer a smaller battery than the predecessor and still weights more (iPhone 8 Plus almost weights 208 grams) making it the heaviest iPhone ever.
So, if a user is looking for an upgrade from the last generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, there is no reason to upgrade. As a user might always compare with the upcoming smartphone from Apple, the iPhone X (pronounced 10) has great features and cost $400 (INR 25,000) more price than the entry-level iPhone 8 with 64 GB storage or $100 more than (INR 6,000) than the 256 GB iPhone 8 Plus.
iPhone 8 has some of the best technologically advanced features:
Other than the small chin on the top, the iPhone X is a bezel-less beauty. Powered by the same Apple A11 Bionic chip with 3 GB RAM it has an edge over the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. For the first time ever, Apple has used OLED on their device, this display technology is world-wide famous for its colour and contrast with battery efficiency.
The iPhone X has no home button, instead, the company uses swipe gestures for multitasking. This might take some time to adjust, but it will revolutionize the way that we use our smartphone. The iPhone X features 5.8-inch display fitted inside the body smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus, making it more compact along with the larger real-estate.
The dual 12 MP camera features same specs as the iPhone 8 Plus, with an added punch, in the iPhone X both cameras have physical optical image stabilisation, which leads to shaking free video and photography. Not to forget the Face ID, which replaces the Touch ID. In terms of fun aspect, the device also offers a new feature called Animoji, which uses the Face ID hardware to simulate emojis with your own face reactions, which can be shared via iMessages.
If you have an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus or SE, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 might be a good upgrade option. However, if you own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, stick with the same model for one more year or go with the iPhone X.
So, most of the people are ready to spend extra few hundred dollars to get their hands on the iPhone X. Due to the production problems, the device will not be available until 3rd November and the pre-order for the same starts at 27th October.