So Much Power

Have you seen the latest iPhone 8 benchmarks? If you haven’t, just know that they are absolutely outstanding with some well-regarded websites claiming that the power of iPhone 8 now outshines that of a Core i5 MacBook Pro, take this a step further and the power of iPhone 8 even trumps the newly announced iPhone X.

Impressive Camera Upgrades

If photo & video capture is something that you care about, then this should matter an awful lot to you. If you’ve been reading about my disappointment in iPhone X and the first world dilemma in choosing between iPhone or Pixel you’ll know that I’m after a top tier camera as part of my next device.

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Top 10 DxOMark Mobile Ratings

After reading through DxOMark ratings on new devices, I’m thrilled to hear that the score given to iPhone 8 is 92. This beats out last years Google Pixel by 2 points and my current iPhone by 7 points. The iPhone 8 Plus tops out the scoreboard with a rating of 94 and DxOMark have stated that iPhone 8 Plus is The best smartphone camera we’ve ever tested“. 

I understand that this alone wouldn’t be a compelling enough reason to update from the previous generation iPhone for most users, especially with the new all singing and dancing iPhone X incoming, which I personally don’t rate purely for Face ID and that hideous notch that will, unfortunately, impede the user experience. There is beauty in symmetry and the iPhone X lacks that, but that’s a topic for another time.

Without a doubt, this is a major upgrade in camera quality, in addition, iPhone 8 shoots video in 4K at 60fps and slow-motion video at 1080p up to 240fps, At this time I don’t believe that there is any other phone on the market that can achieve this? Hit the comments below if I’m wrong.

Four-Year-Old Design

All the rest about iPhone 8 you may already know about, it’s a glass sandwich design to facilitate wireless charging, included True Tone display to make for a pleasant viewing experience, A11 Bionic chip and 30% increased GPU performance over the previous generation all encased in an all too familiar design that was first introduced in 2014 with the iPhone 6.

So how does this change things for you? Are you buying the for iPhone 8 or Pixel 2 XL? Or will nothing get in your way of getting your hands on the iPhone X?

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