These Apple flagship smartphones were released in September 2017 to continue its dominance in the high-end smartphone market. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus are adorned with features that present fair competition against Google’s Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Samsung’s Galaxy 8, Galaxy 8+.
iPhone 8 OS and Processors
Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus run on iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.1. They are powered by an Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) processor based on the Apple A11 Bionic chipset.
iPhone 8 Memory and Storage
The iPhone 8 comes with 2GB of RAM while the iPhone 8 Plus has 3GB of RAM. Both devices come in variants of 64GB or 256 GB of internal storage. Memory is not expandable as the phones lack a microSD slot.
iPhone 8 Display
The iPhone 8 comes with a 4.7” screen with a resolution of 750×1334 pixels, 326ppi density. The iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5” inch screen with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, 401ppi density.
iPhone 8 Camera
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus’s front camera is 7MP with face detection, HDR and panorama. It can record 1080p videos at 30fps and 720p at 40fps.
The secondary dual camera is 12MP with face detection, autofocus, OIS, and quad-LED (dual-tone) flash. It is capable of recording 2160p videos at 24/30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60/120/240fps.
iPhone 8 Connectivity
Communication to other devices is possible via Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot. Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE. GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and QZSS. NFC (Apple Pay only). USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector. Network connectivity is via GSM, HSPA, or LTE.
iPhone 8 Battery
The iPhone 8 is powered by a battery with a paltry 1821mAh capacity. The battery can support 14 hours of talk time on 3G and up to 40 hours of music playback.
The iPhone 8 Plus is powered by a 2691mAh battery capable of supporting up to 21 hours of talk time on 3G and to 60 hours of music playback.
- Front and back glass & aluminium build
- IP67 water and dust resistance
- Sensors: Fingerprint, Gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity, Barometer, and Compass
- Great body design
- Great camera
- No headphone jack
- Dismal battery
The iPhone 8 64GB is available across various phone shops in Kenya from Kshs. 84,000. The 256GB variant retails from Kshs. 97,000.
The iPhone 8 Plus 64GB retails on Jumia at Kshs. 105,000, while the 256GB variant retails at Kshs. 118,000.