Looking at the box of iPhone 8 256GB, the design is pretty similar to the iPhone 7 boxes except for two different things. First one is the reflective separator on the front. That pretty much tells you that this one comes with a glass back. The second difference is that now all the iPhone 8 256GB boxes are basically color matched to the iPhone inside not just the iPhone image on the front.
On the top and the bottom we do have an Apple logo which also has a copper color and it’s kind of reflective. On the sides we have just iPhone, just the iPhone branding no iPhone 8 256GB or anything. The iPhone logo has the same color and it’s made out of the same reflective surface as the Apple logo on the top and the bottom. On the back we get a listing of the capacity. So the 64 gigabytes versio is the baseline model for the iPhone 8 and 256 gigabytes being a larger one. Then we have a listing of everything that’s included inside.
When you open up the box and the first thing that we get is a booklet as always designed by Apple in California. Inside a booklet you get the Quick Start manual which tells you a few things on how to get going. This is actually a redesigned Quick Start Guide from the iPhone 7. You can find a full manual online. You also get the warranty and the safety guide and a sim eject tool which looks the same as the ones we had before. Of course as always you get a pair of two Apple stickers. Interesting enough same as before those stickers are still white so we only get the color matching stickers with a 12-inch MacBook and the Mac Pro. The iPhone 8 feels pretty good the hand.
Also from the box is a power adapter matches your region and this is not a quick charging power adapter. It is still a 5 watt power adapter that takes ages to charge your iPhone especially if you have an iPhone Plus. Inside the box is the Apple earpods which are not wireless. You do have to purchase the them separately. Thesefrom iPhone 8 are the Lightning earbuds because the iPhone 8 with the iPhone 7 doesn’t have a headphone jack anymore. It still got a 3.5 millimeter jack. For this phone, we get a USB a not USB C 2 lightning cable. It’s a bit weird that Apple is still using USB A while they removed it completely on all our Mac books except for a MacBook Air which has an older design. If you have a new MacBook and you want to connect your new iPhone to the new MacBook you actually have to buy an adapter.
If you go by the color, gold looks gorgeous. It’s really similar to cream, those cream ceramic tiles that you might have seen in some kitchens or bathrooms. It looks much much better than the previous gold and rose gold color options. You will like how it reflects the light. It looks really premium and stylish. The label that it is designed by Apple in California on the back is now gone. This is only on the US unfortunately the European model still have it. The logo on the back looks much better, nicer and much cleaner.
The iPhone 8 256GB looks almost identical to an iPhone 7 except for obviously the glass back. It is a heavier dough and also thicker by 0.2 millimeters and I one actually notice both of them especially when holding it in hands. It definitely feels heavier and also a bit more bulkier than iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s.
The iPhone 8 comes with more new features like the True Tone display. You can configure the iPhone for your first time and it changes the white point of the display or the white balance to make it easier for the eyes. The white balance of the display will match the environment that you’re in. The tone flash at the center has been improved so it’s not only brighter it’s way better than the iPhone 7. Hopefully you will see it also comes with something called slow sync. It basically syncs with a shutter speed and the photos that you take with a flash at night will look much more natural.
Another new feature on the iPhone 8 is wireless charging. This is not anything new new for the iPhones but we’ve had wireless charging on Android phones for like five plus years. It’s really nice to see it on the iPhone. You just place your iPhone 8 onto a charging pad and boom it charges.
The performance on the iPhone 8 256GB is just insane with the Apple II 11 processor inside. This is crazy comparable to a 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro. You can edit 4k videos easily on iPhone 8 and you can produce music which is powerful. This is the first phone in the world launched that can do 4k video at 60 frames per second. Interesting enough if you go to settings and camera it’s not enabled by default so you have to go into settings into formats and enable a TVC encoding. Once you’ve done that you should now be able to see 4k 60 and same goes for slow-motion. The iPhone 8 cannot do slow-motion 1080p at 240 frames per second.
Besides this we also get a pretty big hammer improvement and that’s the sensor. The sensor on the iPhone 8 is larger than the previous one on the iPhone 7. According to Apple it lets about 83 percent more light in. Photos taken by the iPhone 8 has much less noise than the iPhone 7 Plus. If you zoom in and it’s much sharper than the iPhone 7 Plus.
Main Features for iPhone 8 256GB
4.7 inches display
iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.1
Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) Processor
No memory card slot
256 GB Internal Memory
2 GB RAM
12 MP Rear camera
7 MP Front camera
Non-removable Li-Ion 1821 mAh battery