Looking at the iPhone 8, you would notice that it is not all too different from its predecessors. In terms of design, it still looks much like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus except for a few cosmetic changes.
But do not be deceived by its appearance! Just because it closely resembles older-generation devices, it does not mean that their capabilities are exactly the same as well. The truth is that the iPhone 8 is packed with numerous remarkable features and improvements, making it one of the best iPhone models by far.
So, we’ve listed some of the impressive features of the iPhone 8. Read on to find out what they are.
Let’s admit it – a good camera is an important consideration when buying a cellphone. Trust us, the iPhone 8 won’t disappoint!
In fact, its camera is its number one selling point. It is undoubtedly one of the most powerful smartphone cameras in the market. It even fared better than Google’s Pixel which is hailed as the mobile phone with the best camera.
What truly sets it apart is its ability to shoot at 4k at 60 frames per second! Only a few smartphones (and even SLRs) are capable of this!
But that is not all! It has a slow sync flash feature that makes it possible to get better photos when shooting with flash in low light. Now, you don’t have to worry about having a bright subject and dark background. With slow sync, the photos you capture are going to look like what you actually see!
One of the noteworthy features of the iPhone 7 Plus is the Portrait photo mode – a setting that allows you to blur the background. This feature is still present in the iPhone 8 Plus, but now it comes with new lighting options.
Basically, you can add studio and stage lighting effects to achieve professional-looking photos! The output is impressive enough to make people think it was actually taken inside a real studio!
What’s more? Even with the lighting changes you make, the original photo is not lost! The data is saved, making it possible for you to make changes to it anytime you want to!
Augmented reality is not a feature that is exclusive to the iPhone 8. There are other smartphone brands which were designed for AR. But Apple is undeniably one of the companies leading the way. It even made it possible for older iPhone and iPad models to run AR apps with the iOS 11.
So, what’s so great about it? You get to experience things on a different level – whether it is designing your room or playing games. For example, one of the things that’s most raved about is the IKEA Place app which lets you overlay AR versions of IKEA furniture in your home. So, you get to see which pieces are perfect for your space without buying them first.
Built-In Screen Recording
With the iPhone 8, you no longer need third-party apps to record your screen. The phones have a built in screen recorder.
This feature is found in the redesigned Control Centre which you can now customise by changing its content. One of the icons you can add to the control centre is the screen recorder. To do this, go to Settings > Control Centre > Customise Controls.
Yes, you read that right! No need for cables to power up the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Simply plopping it onto a Qi-compatible pad and that’s it – a convenient way of charging!
Admittedly, while this is an excellent feature, there’s a downside to it which is spending extra for the wireless charger. There is also the fact that not a lot of establishments support cable-less charging on tabletops. So, you can’t simply go to a café or a restaurant and charge your phone.
Despite these disadvantages, it is still worth the investment. Why? With Apple equipping their smartphones with wireless charging technology, we can expect that in no time this is going to be the norm.
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