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Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8

from  $800+
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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • Impeccable performance
  • Great build quality
  • Excellent camera
  • Wireless charging works well
  • Early AR apps are very impressive
Cons
  • Design will be too familiar for some
  • No dual camera
  • The camera humps are back
  • Not as water resistant as its competitors
91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

91
 

User Reviews

90
jnet
I bought my 8 in June when I lived in NYC. It made it through and easy coast...read more
80
collinfbtestengadget
nice phone
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90
jnet
02.06.19
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.
 
80
collinfbtestengadget
06.15.18
nice phone

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