Apple's flagship for 2017, the iPhone 8 is a premium smartphone full of the tech giant’s finest features. With a new, all-glass design, upgraded camera, wireless charging and the latest operating system iOS 11 on board, there's certainly plenty to love.
When it comes to those all-important measurements, the iPhone 8 comes in at 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm and weighs just 148g. As for the display, expect the sharpest ever from Apple. The 4.6-inch Retina HD screen has a 1334x750-pixel resolution and with True Tone, colours will appear vibrant and true to life, whether you're indoors or out.
Of course, you'll also find many of the features Apple is so well known for built-in, from Siri and Apple Pay to the iCloud.
iPhone 8 Key Features.
One of the iPhone 8's most alluring features is its all-new design. While the basic shape is the same as the iPhone 7, a new gold shade and all-glass body give this handset an ultra-luxe feel.
That all-glass back means Apple now offers wireless charging too. Charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes, and enjoy freedom from wires. Expect a faster processor as well, thanks to the A11 Bionic chip and M11 motion chip coprocessor.
As soon as you play your favourite song on the iPhone 8, you'll notice a difference in audio quality. Now 25% louder, it can standalone as an excellent speaker.
iPhone 8 Camera.
You'll find two brilliant cameras on the iPhone 8, ready and waiting to take professional-looking shots. The rear 12MP camera now has a larger, faster sensor and new colour filter, meaning your shots are sure to look sharper and more vibrant than before.
Noise reduction, optical image stabilisation, body and face detection and a quad-LED flash all combine to capture your favourite moments in the highest quality, while Live Photos records seconds before and after you hit the shutter to create a moving image.
FaceTime users and selfie lovers will find a 7MP camera on the front of the iPhone 8, with an illumination sensor and Retina Flash to make sure you're always enjoying the best light - even in darker conditions.
As for video, record in 4K at either 24, 30 or 60 fps and create a time-lapse video for a cool effect. Slo-mo is available too, and you can even take 8MP still images as you record.
Switching to the iPhone 8.
Transferring your data from an older iPhone to the iPhone 8 couldn’t be easier. Simply back everything up via iCloud, then log into your new handset with your iCloud account.
Swapping from Android to iOS isn't as hard as you think either. Whether you have a Samsung, HTC, Sony or anything else, just download the 'Move to iOS' app then follow the step-by-step instructions on screen.
As for Windows Phone users, you can easily sync your mail, contacts, calendars and even notes to the iPhone 8. Just head to 'Settings' on your new iPhone, choose 'Accounts & Passwords' and add your email account. Make sure Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Notes are switched on (turn green), and you're good to go.
As for app data, Windows Phone users should back their favourite apps up. Then, redownload and log in on the iPhone 8 to start where you left off.
Alternative models to the iPhone 8.
If you're looking for something slightly less premium, explore the rest of the iPhone range. While you can't charge the iPhone 7 wirelessly, you'll find fairly similar specs on the handset for a lower price. The iPhone 6S or SE, too, are great budget-friendly devices for anyone getting started with Apple.
Crave a larger display? Consider the iPhone 8 Plus, or the iPhone 7 Plus. Both offer 5.5.-inch screens that are perfect if you love to watch Netflix or play games on your phone.
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The iPhone 8 is water resistant rather than completely waterproof. Its IP67 rating means it can survive in up to 1m of water for as long as 30 mins.
When did the iPhone 8 come out?
The iPhone 8 was released in September 2017.
What iPhone 8 colours are there?
The iPhone 8 is available in a choice of four colours: Silver, Space Grey, Gold and Red.
Does the iPhone 8 have wireless charging?
Yes, the iPhone 8 can be charged wirelessly with any device that uses the Qi wireless charging standard.
Does the iPhone 8 have Face ID?
No, the iPhone 8 uses the Touch ID system rather than Face ID.
What is the iPhone 8's screen size?
The iPhone 8 has a 4.7 inch screen, that's 60.9 cm2 with 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi.
iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus
The only difference between the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is the screen size (4.7 vs 5.5 inch) and the camera - the 8 Plus gets an impressive dual-lens rear camera while the 8 makes do with a single lens.
iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7
Although the screen size and resolution are the same, the iPhone 8 is faster than the 7 and boasts an upgraded camera. Battery life is also longer in the iPhone 8.
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