24 Jul Everything You Need to Know About iPhone 8 Design
The iPhone 8 series was the last of the Apple phones to feature the classic look, which features a bezel at the top to house the camera and along the bottom the centre button which has since been removed. Apple never released a 9 series but instead jumped straight to the iPhone X, and along with it came a bit of a price hike. For fans of the more iconic look and those who didn’t fancy parting with as much cash, the iPhone 8 remained a welcome addition, and it is still one of the best selling Apple handsets on the market.
Neat and Good Looking
The iPhone 8 also predates the need for everything to be so big. Most of the iPhones I have been released since feature larger screens, and this 4.7-inch screen is a refreshing change and will appeal to many users who prefer the smaller screen. The resolution is 750 x 1334 and features retina HD with an IPS display an aspect ratio of 16:9. It comes with support for HDR 10 and Dolby Vision, which is perfect for users who are hoping to stream television and movies on their phone as it brings a depth of tone and a true to life display.
Glass Front and Back
Apple tends to only aim at the premium end of the market, and as such, the iPhone 8 is finished with an aluminium alloy casing and a reinforced glass outer which gives a durable finish and offers the user some peace of mind that the phone will survive day-to-day life. Of course, screen protectors and cases are an additional extra that we recommend anyway. This handset comes in three different colours, all of which we have seen from Apple before, there is the traditional space grey, silver and gold, which is a rose gold tinted type. The rear of the phone looked much like its predecessors with the Apple logo in the middle and a camera housing along the top.
On the front, the circular home button gives its usual functionality, including touch ID and the haptic feedback. There is no standard headphone jack, and it seems Apple has no plans to return these to the handsets, but of course, you can use an adapter or switch to wireless headphones, with Apple being keen to promote their Ear Pods. Naturally, it doesn’t come with those, but the adapter is included if that helps.
The 8 series was the first series to venture into wireless charging, a feature which they have kept in all further phones. It is very handy, but again you will only get the standard lighting lead and will need to purchase a wireless charger separately. Apple has promised a proprietary one, but so far, it hasn’t arrived. They partner with Qi in the meantime, but most wireless chargers will work with the iPhone 8. Charging times on wireless are slower, but of course, you can alternate with the cable.