So far, 2017 appears to be the year of expensive flagships.
This year a very special phone called the iPhone X has taken that spot.
Steve Kovach noted the iPhone 8 is significantly heavier than the previous iPhone 7, due to its glass exterior, but isn't as slippery. In a research note obtained by MacRumors, Kuo even writes that Apple's exploration into an embedded Touch ID sensor underneath the display may be ongoing. What is perhaps more staggering is the fact that Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, considers this to be a "value price".
The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said this is "not the upgrade you're looking for", and noted that, while there are fun upgrades for portrait photos and augmented reality, the differences aren't enough to justify an upgrade from the iPhone 7. "I understand inflation, etc" one viewer asked, "but don't you find the price tag for the iPhone X out of reach for the average American?" The display has True Tone options and has a 2436 x 1125 resolution, with HDR option included. The screen also picks up more pixels per inch, and the display itself is larger than ever. "We need a constant source of new blood. they will go someplace else that's more welcoming".
The iPhone X does have an edge though, as it has 3GB of RAM, while the iPhone 8 has just 2GB. Portrait mode's software separates the subject from their surroundings and creates a blurred effect in the background.
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However, both phones have optical image stabilisation and a quad-LED flash. He also talked about carrier deals and discounts that make the iPhone X a little cheaper.
The iPhone 8 has no such skills - though remember it does have a fingerprint scanner, which the iPhone X doesn't.
"We want to protect your data because we know it's yours, not ours". He had an overall positive rating of the device. When Federighi picked up another iPhone X, the face-scanning feature worked perfectly.
Panzarino loves the new glass back on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and a few other features including the camera, but, like Baig, says the iPhone 8 is still "living in the shadow of the X". Contracts meanwhile start at around £42 per month with £99 upfront.
Although a lot of Apple fans dislike the cut-out part from the top, they have to understand that there should have been a place to put such a powerful camera (7 MP) and all the sensors for the Face ID feature such as Proximity Sensor, Infrared Camera, ambient light sensor, flood illuminator, speaker and microphone and dot projector. The home button is also still there for the 8 too.