Apple has announced new iPhones last night, giving them the name iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Both phones are almost similar in nature, though the iPhone 8 Plus comes with a bigger screen and battery capacity, and dual lens cameras.

Continue reading to see what I think about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

THE IPHONE 8 & IPHONE 8 PLUS SPECIFICATIONS

Looking at the specifications, it is not hard to see that the iPhone 8 is an upgrade in many aspects, well for an iPhone.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes with with Apple A11 Bionic hexa core processor, with an option of 64GB or 256GB storage space. Both phones come with 2GB RAM, which is I think is hardly an industry standard for many new flagship Android phones nowadays, but as we all know, Apple doesn’t quite follow trends, and they make them to some point, just like how they continue to omit the 3.5mm audio jack in this phones.

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The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes with retina display

The iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch retina display, LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, while the iPhone 8 Plus has a larger 5.5-inch display of the same kind.

Both phones are dust proof, water proof and splash proof and are rated IP67, which is pretty neat if you ask me.

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A single lens camera for the iPhone 8 // Photo credit : SoyaCincau

When it comes to the camera, the iPhone 8 has a single 12MP ƒ/1.8 aperture rear camera which 4K video recording capabilities, while the iPhone 8 Plus was given 12MP ƒ/1.8 aperture wide-angle camera and a 12MP ƒ/2.8 aperture telephoto camera, also with 4K video recording capabilities.

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Dual lens camera for the iPhone 8 Plus // Photo credit: Soyacincau

Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus come with a 7MP front camera which Apple calls a ‘FaceTime HD camera’.

Also, both phones do come with a finger print scanner, the latest iOS11, and support nano-SIMs only.

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The new iphones are wireless charging capable. // Photo credit: Soyacincau

Last but not least, the battery of the iPhone 8 is said to last equally as long as the iPhone 7, and similar was said about the iPhone 9 Plus, which will last equally like the iPhone 7 Plus. No mention was made about the size of the battery although, yes, they both support fast charging and quick charging now.

GENERAL THOUGHTS: THE IPHONE 8 & IPHONE 8 PLUS

In terms of specifications, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is of course no where near what is offered by any flagship Android smartphone.

However, the iPhone has its own following, and I believe there is a couple of good reasons why you should consider the iPhone 8 Plus if compared to the iPhone 8.

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The real difference between the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can be seen at the rear

You see, technology is all about trends and improvements, and the iPhone 8 Plus does comply with that thought by featuring dual camera lens, which to me is important these days.

There’s really no point to elaborate why you should get or not get the iPhone 8 /8 Plus because iPhone fans will buy it, and Android fans would shun it.

WHEN CAN YOU GET THE IPHONE 8 & IPHONE 8 PLUS?

If you are in the US pre-orders of both models can be made this 15 September,  with the phones sent to you on 22 September.

There is currently no word about the availability of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in Malaysia just yet, but it should be coming before year end.

In terms of pricing, the iPhone 8 comes at USD699 (RM2,900) and the iPhone 8 Plus comes at USD799 (RM3,390).