Apple iPhone 8
The iPhone 8 is the smallest of Apple's newsmartphones, but don't let its size fool you: It's an incredibly powerful machine. The A11 Bionic chip inside ensures games and augmented reality apps run smoothly, and the phone's 12-megapixel camera is much improved over last year. The 8's redesigned body also allows for wireless charging (finally!), though we wish Apple had done more to update its design. Not everything is perfect, though: The iPhone 8 still doesn't withstand water to the extent of some rivals, and it lacks the dual camera found in the 8 Plus. Still, for fans who want a blend of classic Apple style and top-tier performance, the iPhone 8 is an excellent option.
- Impeccable performance
- Great build quality
- Excellent camera
- Wireless charging works well
- Early AR apps are very impressive
- Design will be too familiar for some
- No dual camera
- The camera humps are back
- Not as water resistant as its competitors
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (3)
- 81AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsMacworld80iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: Donâ€™t overlook thisSome iPhone die-hards may be bored with the iPhone 8. It’s a big improvement, but not quite innovative enough to be exciting.PC Mag70Apple iPhone 8The iPhone 8 anchors Apple's 2017 phone line, but it isn't where the future is.The Wall Street Journal80iPhone 8 Review: Not the Upgrade Youâ€™re LookingYou don’t have to spend $1,000 to get an improved camera and processor and even wireless charging ... But Apple’s confusing iPhone family now includes three pairs of practically identical phones: the regular and Plus versions of the iPhone 8, 7 and 6s. Don’t buy the spendiest one.CNET90iPhone 8 review: The status quo upgradeThe sensible, speedy iPhone 8 makes a nice upgrade to the iPhone 6S and earlier siblings, but we won't know until November how it compares to the much pricier iPhone X.TechCrunch90Review: iPhone 8For now the iPhone 8 is still going to get you most of the way to “the best” — especially when it comes to the camera.Wired80Review: Apple iPhone 8 and 8 PlusIf you want an awesome iPhone, this is it. ... both are fantastic phones, upgrades over even last year’s model. But if you want to be part of the future, save your money for now. Then go get an iPhone X and see what’s really coming next.The Telegraph80iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: A worthy upgrade - butFor most Apple users, the real decision is which iPhone to buy, and if you aren't interested in shelling out for the X, the 8 is your new best option. Should you rush out and buy it? Probably not. If you need a new iPhone, is it a worthy upgrade? Certainly.CNN80Review: iPhone 8 cuts the cord and prepares for thIt's clear the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus offer solid if moderate improvements, including better cameras, a faster processor and inductive charging. They easily could have been called the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, but that wouldn't have been as dramatic.The Verge80IPHONE 8 AND 8 PLUS REVIEW: THE DEFAULT OPTIONIt’s the phone to get if you’re on an upgrade plan ... or you just need a new phone right now. It’s Apple’s new default phone, and it’s pretty great that a default phone is actually this good. But it’s not the future, and it’s not the cutting edge. It’s just the default.USA Today80iPhone 8 review: An excellent phone forced to theFor many potential buyers, especially those with an older iPhone looking to upgrade, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus represents a solid purchase option. But I'm holding out for the next "latest" iPhone, the looming iPhone X.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE3 ReviewsThomas100October 29, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Apple iPhone 8 is the best phone I ever used because it’s Touch ID is more reliable than the new phones Face ID it’s camera is impeccable and it still maintains the smoothness of the Apple productsjnet90February 6, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought my 8 in June when I lived in NYC. It made it through and easy coast summer with some nutty rain storms. Now I’m back in L.A. in Feb. and we’ve had a couple of weeks of much lighter rain. I never knew the phone’s water resistance ratings were questioned, so just wanted to say, while I haven’t dropped it in a puddle or a toilet, I have subjected my phone to heavier water than I would have if so had known about the ratings and so far no issues w/ functionality. That said, I highly question the louder volume claim. I upgraded from the 7 to the 8 because of that claim and it wasn’t worth it. I’m in the market for a new phone for my hilubby and breakability and water resistance ratings are likely to be the key drivers of what awe get between older and neeer models.collinfbtestengadget80June 15, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!nice phone