Apple iPhone 8
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What we think of the iPhone 8
Apple have retained all our favourite things about the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus but the phone has been given a design makeover and a serious spec upgrade. A sleek glass finish on the front and the back means the iPhone looks better than ever and is available in Space Grey, Silver or Gold.
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At Direct Mobiles, it’s our mission to help you find the best possible iPhone 8 deal. We compare the entire UK market to make sure you get your iPhone 8 on the right plan.
Wireless charging is available on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, as well as the more recent models. Designed in partnership with Qi, the global leader in wireless charging hardware, your iPhone 8 can be charged wirelessly from any compatible charging pad, in your home or at airports, bars and cafes.
A11 bionic chip
Super processing power! The A11 Bionic chip inside the iPhone 8 is 25% faster and 70% more efficient than previous models.
A much better camera
True Tone technology means your photos on screen adapt to the ambient light around you. When combined with a 12 megapixel camera, faster auto-focus and an improved light senor that lets in 83% more light, your photos look better than ever, even in low light.
Splash, water and dust resistant
iPhone 8 is splash, water and dust resistant with an IP67 rating under IEC standard 60529. What does that mean? Well, your iPhone should be safe from accidental splashes and or mess. Just remember, according to Apple, splash, water and dust resistance can reduce as a result of normal wear and you should never charge your iPhone if it’s wet.
What is the iPhone 8 spec?
You’ll find a full iPhone 8 specification below but the key points are a 4.7″ screen size, Retina HD display and a 12-megapixel camera.
How big is iPhone 8?
iPhone 8’s screen size is 4.7″ and weighs 138g. iPhone 8 is 138.4mm high, 78.3mm wide and 7.1mm deep.
What colours are available?
iPhone 8 is available in gold, space grey and silver at Direct Mobiles.
iPhone 8 introduces an all-new glass design. The world’s most powerful camera, now even better. The smartest, most powerful chip even in an iPhone. Wireless charging that’s truly effortless. And augmented reality experiences never before possible. iPhone 8. A new generation of iPhone.
The most durable glass ever in an iPhone, front and back. A colour‑matched, aerospace‑grade aluminium band. New space grey, silver and gold finishes.
Water and Dust Resistant
Precision‑engineered to resist water and dust.¹
The glass back enables easy wireless charging.²
New 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays.³
A Retina HD display that’s more beautiful than ever. With True Tone, a wide colour gamut and 3D Touch.
True Tone technology automatically adjusts white balance to match the light around you. For a better viewing experience in all kinds of environments.
With a wide colour gamut and Apple’s best colour accuracy ever, everything on the screen looks more brilliant and vibrant.
Introducing A11 Bionic. With four efficiency cores that are up to 70 per cent faster than A10 Fusion. And two performance cores that are up to 25 per cent faster.
The world’s most popular camera. Even better.
iPhone 8 features a more advanced 12MP camera. With a larger, faster sensor. A new colour filter. Deeper pixels. And optical image stabilisation for photos and videos.
64GB or 256GB
4.7-inch (diagonal) Retina HD display 1334-by-750-pixel resolution 326 ppi
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
Optical image stabilisation for video
Quad-LED True Tone flash
Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
Time-lapse video with stabilisation
Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
Continuous autofocus video
Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
Body and Face detection
Video and Audio Calling
iPhone with iOS 11
EarPods with Lightning Connector
Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
Width: 67.3mm (2.65 inches)
Depth: 7.1mm (0.28 inches)
Weight: 138 grams (4.87 ounces)
A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
Lasts about same as iPhone 7
Up to 14 hours on 3G
Up to 10 days
Up to 12 hours on 3G
Up to 12 hours on LTE
Up to 14 hours on Wi-Fi
Wireless video playback:
Up to 13 hours
Wireless audio playback:
Up to 40 hours
1080p HD video recording
Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Hybrid IR filter
Backside illumination sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Auto image stabilisation
Body and face detection
CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO
CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO
Rev.A and Rev.B
NFC with reader mode
GPS and GLONASS