iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: Wireless Charging, Portrait Lighting, and Five More Features You’ll Want

by MacHelpAdmin

When you hear about latest updates, more likely, the first thing that comes to your mind is iPhone X. This device comes with super speed, the Face ID and other features that keep everyone fascinated. But do not feel bad if you cannot afford one. Apple has released iOS features updates for the lower series and you are able to enjoy just about everything. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus can still give you all the innovations that came with the latest product. The Touch ID and the traditional home button are still available. Also, there is no difference in the LCD screen sizes.

Durable glass back

Apple phones have always had a very distinct body shape which was one of the very few things people use in distinguishing them from other products. The iPhone 8 and 8 plus have a similar body shape as to those of the first generation of iPhones. However, there is a shift from the usual aluminum casing, now we have the phones in a glass casing.

Scaring! Oh! I may tend to fall in line with your fears, as we all know that when glass drops it breaks. So you just have this picture in the back of your mind that anytime you mistakenly drop your phone on the floor and it’s over. This is not entirely true.

Phil Schiller gave a compelling speech and stated clearly that the type of glass used in the production of these phones is one of the most long-lasting glasses ever used in the production of any device. There is another catch, now inductive charging is possible because of the glass back. He further stated that presently there are vehicles, home appliances, and cafes that are now Qi charging integrated. This should put the mind of most users at peace since Qi charging accessories still function with the iPhone 8 and 8 plus.

Users have been asking questions about the fancy lightning ports. Well, they are still very much present in the 8 and 8 plus series. This means that you can still go ahead with the use of your headsets and other accessories. Now, Apple has introduced inductive charging in their watches and there is the market for the wireless charging devices. I am pretty sure it’s far more convenient to charge your phone using a wireless charger rather than using the traditional cable.

TrueTone Retina display

The series of the iPhone 8 and 8 plus came in different colors of silver, space gray and bronze (gold). The gold and the silver still carry the white color in the front bezels but the space gray carries a black front. The TrueTone was previously found just in the iPad Pro but users of iPhone 8 and 8 plus are smiling as they also can enjoy this very cool feature. Both iPhone 8 and 8 plus utilize the retina display with a resolution of 1334×750 and 1920×1080. If you wonder what does the True Tone do, well it can adjust the color display based on the amount of light available in your present location.



The iPhone 8 and 8 plus has two different camera situations. The former comes with just one rear camera. iPhone 8 plus has two cameras. Both can shoot 12 megapixels stills. Also due to bigger pixels, there is a lovely range of colors. The 8 plus comes with two lenses of different focal range, f/1.8 and f/2.8 respectively. When it comes to Portrait capturing; it’s cooler in the 8 plus model.

Portrait Lighting

People enjoy taking photos and the iPhone 8 plus came with a feature called Portrait Lightning. When the Portrait mode is turned on, the camera creates a map to distinguish the subject from the background. Facial traits like nose, forehead, and cheekbones are detected then it adjusts the lightning. In real time you can select from multiple lightning effects or just take the picture and settle for the changes later.

Video quality

To maximize quality and compression the iPhone 8 can shoot and analyze 4k video at 60 frames per second and divides each video into 2 million tiles. These cameras are calibrated for AR performance so they are able to track motion more accurately with the gyroscope and accelerometer. The other fancy lightning features are also used in the AR apps to allow the virtual objects to match the real world environment.

A11 Bionic chip

The first GPU (3 cores) designed by Apple came with the iPhone 8. This has a six-core A11 Bionic chip. There is the presence of two high-performance cores and four efficiency cores. It can focus more quickly even in lower lights due to the image signal processor. Now, everything should be sharper because the in-camera processing has more power to process images as you capture them.