Iphone 8 review from a regular Iphone user

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pelea, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    I'll keep this as short as possible so people read more than just the title, i am comparing the iphone 7 to iphone 8 (not the plus versions):

    performance: Iphone 7 ios 10.3.3 vs Iphone 8 ios 11.0 :

    - Iphone 8 opens some apps faster than 7, others slower. Iphone 8 boots faster. Iphone 8 has animation stutter using 3d touch (3d touching apps runs at 10 fps)
    - overall, no visible difference to daily usage, except when editing videos using apple's photo app, where the 8 is faster at trimming videos (roughly 30% faster)

    features:

    -true-tone is nice, but completely unnecessary with night-shift already enabled at night.
    -wireless charging and fast-charging haven't been tested, i don't want to spend the money on all the additional add-ons needed.

    display:

    - max brightness is a lot lower than the iphone7, it's difficult to use this device in the sun
    - no other differences noticed

    camera:

    - slight adjustment of most colors, some look more real, some don't
    - detail: almost no improvement compared to the 7
    - no visible low-light performance improvements, except when in an almost pitch-black room.
    - overall: small to no improvements to videos/photos

    battery:

    the same if not 1-2% worse than my 2 month old iphone 7 (it was replaced, that's why it's 2 months old and not 12)

    overall: if you have an iphone 7, you won't really notice anything different, besides true-tone, which makes your device slightly more orange.
     
  2. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    Don’t use max brightness, keep it on auto. It won’t hit the 625 nits unless it’s on auto brightness.
     
  3. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you're telling me ios 11 reduces maximum brightness on the iphone 8 unless i use auto brightness..? i'll test that out, sounds very weird.

    edit: tested. makes no difference.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Straight forward review touching on the things that matter most with battery, camera and other features. Nice job.
     
  5. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    That’s how it was on iOS 10 too, unless it was changed.
     
  6. Justaperson macrumors newbie

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    Since you have the 7 and 8 how is the signal strenght compared between them? Does the glass back have an advantage in terms of transparency?
     
  7. mackinmike macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much how I felt when I played w/ it at the store. Didn't need more than 5 mins to say to myself, meh, pass.
     
  8. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    Max brightness is just not a good idea for phone battery life period... having compared a 7 to an 8, I like the glass on the 8 much better than the 7 as far as the overall design, though it does add noticable weight, yet improves the feel. Strange tradeoff.
     
  9. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no one said it's good for battery life. but if you're walking outside for 10 minutes and need a bright screen, it sucks not having the option anymore on the 8
     
  10. Cayden macrumors 6502a

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    I agree the improvements to the 8 weren’t that great. The plus model and the regular model continue to branch apart with the plus model being better in almost every respect now
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    That's what Apple wants. They're going to put their latest technology into the larger, more expensive model. I think the only reason someone would go with a 4.7 inch iPhone, would be for the smaller form factor and they simply don't want a large 5.5 inch iPhone. For those who want more camera capabilities, larger battery and 1080 P display, then clearly the iPhone Plus would be the only option.
     
  12. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that’s me, I simply can’t stand that fat 5.5 inch phone
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Nothing with that. That's why Apple offers a decent lineup and has something for everybody in Price point and size .
     
  14. Oliveira46 macrumors member

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    I want a 5,5 inch phone (read display), I just don't want an unnecessary (for 2017 standards) oversized body to carry in my pocket
     
  15. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My dream phone would be a 4.8-4.9 inch iPhone with a smaller body than the 8, just by removing a bit of the bezel
     

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