iPhone 8

The Good The iPhone 8 offers wireless charging, lightning-fast performance and small but solid upgrades to its camera, screen and speakers. Its starting storage size is a roomy 64GB, double that of the iPhone 7.

The Bad This phone has the same pedestrian design, missing headphone jack and battery life as the iPhone 7 -- and no dual camera either. The iPhone 8 costs a bit more than baseline new iPhones in years past, and comes only in black, silver and a new shade of gold.

The Bottom Line The iPhone 8 has plenty of power under the hood, but lacks the extra camera features and design upgrade of the better iPhone 8 Plus and X.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 10.0
  • Camera 8.0
  • Battery 8.0
8.4 Overall

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Price $1,329 Apple $1,329 Typical Price $485 DWI Digital Cameras $1,029 Mobileciti Online $1,329 Typical Price
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Features
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Review

The status quo upgrade

Apple's seductive sports car of a phone is the totally redesigned, edgy, giant-screened iPhone X.

So what does that make the 8?

The iPhone 8 is last year's design with this year's technology. It feels familiar. It's a safe pick. It's a "let's not spend a thousand dollars on an iPhone" iPhone. It's a "Touch ID and a home button matter more to me than a leap of faith into the world of Face ID" iPhone.

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Specs / Prices

  • Typical Price $0
  • Brand Apple
  • Service Provider AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint
  • Diagonal Size 4.7 in
  • Weight 148 g
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, three-axis gyro sensor, digital compass, barometer
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS) / TD-SCDMA
  • Additional Features (PB) AirDrop function, AirPlay 2 wireless streaming, AirPrint wireless printing, Apple TV support (2nd or later), CarPlay function, FaceTime, Fast Charging, Handoff, HomeKit, MIMO technology, Neural Engine, QuickType keyboard, Wi-Fi Calling, iBeacon microlocation, iCloud Photo Sharing, multitasking
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