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Apple iPhone 8
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While Apple certainly has some serious competition these days when it comes to being the biggest name in the smartphone industry, there’s no denying that they are still one of the most powerful giants of the technology world. With this, they’ve managed to secure themselves a loyal following of fans on a global scale, who always eagerly await the next iPhone release with excitement and anticipation.
When the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were released last year, it's fair to say that they were somewhat overshadowed by the accompanying announcement of the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 features some of the most dramatic changes that Apple have made to their flagship phones in years, and yet it still ended up being possibly the most understated iPhone launch ever.
Despite this, we at Metrofone are big fans of the iPhone 8; it's a fantastic option if you’re on the hunt for a new smartphone and are particularly looking for something high end and innovative.
iPhone 8 Design & Screen
As has been the case for a few years now, the iPhone 8 certainly keeps the look of its predecessors, you can definitely tell that this is an Apple handset, though there a few changes to take note of.
While the iPhone 8 still features the familiar sleek design that we’re used to seeing from Apple, with elegant rounded corners and subtly curved edges. It's extremely comfortable in hold, and the more conventional size of the smaller iPhone 8 makes it perfect for one-handed use.
The major change on the iPhone 8 comes when you turn the phone over to reveal a brand new all-glass back. Not only does this look incredibly premium, but it is also far more convenient than the design of the previous iPhone handsets, as it enables wireless charging. Understandably some users may be a little wary of spending so much money on a phone with a glass back, as its liable to crack if you ever drop your phone. However, more and more smartphone manufacturers are going for all glass designs, and you can easily protect your phone by investing in a good quality case and screen protector.
While the iPhone 8 retains the slightly smaller than average 4.7-inch screen (these days we’re used to seeing screens that are 5 inches or bigger as a standard), the quality makes up for what it may lack in size.
The display features impressive Retina HD specifications with TrueTone technology to give a sharp and clear viewing experience with colours that are all at once vivid but overall look infinitely more natural and well balanced than other, less advanced smartphone screens.
iPhone 8 Audio
Unsurprisingly there’s still no support for hi-res music on the iPhone 8 - we’re beginning to wonder if Apple will ever implement this feature into their mobile phones. With that being said the overall audio experience is in line with the same high standards that we’ve come to expect from Apple; treble and bass are well balanced so that your music sounds rich and dynamic.
The iPhone 8 features stereo speakers are 25% louder than iPhone 7, meaning that watching media on your handset is much more enjoyable.
There is, of course, still no headphone jack after Apple made the controversial decision to remove it from the iPhone 7, so you will need a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones to listen to your music on your iPhone 8 (unless you use the charging port and headphone adapter). However, these days many other high-end smartphone manufacturers are following in Apple’s footsteps and omitting the headphone jack from their designs, so we don’t think it will be long before this is a standard feature of many handsets.
iPhone 8 Camera
The iPhone 8 comes equipped with a decent camera setup that has the ability to deliver photos of a very high standard; you’d expect nothing less from Apple. A company who spend a lot of their marketing budget on promoting the strength of their cameras.
With a 12MP lens on the rear of the handset, and a 7MP front shooter, the photos from the iPhone 8 are notably better than those produced on the iPhones from a few years ago, colours are bright, details sharp and the app is quick and responsive. So while the older iPhones are still great handsets to consider, if smartphone photography is one of your main concerns we’d definitely recommend going for one of the newer handsets.
A major upgrade with the iPhone 8 is the fact that it has the capability for 4K video recording so that when the opportunity arrives to film all of your favourite memories, you can rest assured that you’re doing so in the highest quality.
iPhone 8 Features & Performance
The iPhone 8 runs on iOS 11 out of the box, and will, of course, be easily upgradeable as newer versions come along. The classic Apple interface is here to stay, and whether you are a long time iPhone user or a complete newbie, we can guarantee that its one of the easiest smartphone interfaces to get to grips with.
We’ve already mentioned the convenience of having a glass back as it enables wireless charging with the iPhone 8 handsets, but it also comes with compatibility for fast charging, meaning that you can get 50% of your battery power back in just 30 mins!
With the Apple A11 bionic processor, the iPhone 8 is an extremely fast and responsive smartphone; you don't need to worry about waiting around for your smartphone to catch up, and there’s very little, if any, delay or lagging to be found.
The iPhone 8 is a brilliant handset, and it feels that Apple has made just the right amount of changes to upgrade the iPhone while keeping some of our favourite changes.
The all-glass design is a welcome departure from the previous, matte finish build that we were used to seeing on the iPhone. It looks expensive and elegant, and we love that it enables the luxury of wireless charging.
The Retina HD display with TrueTone technology is simply fantastic, and when you add to that the great audio quality, watching media and listening to music on your iPhone 8 is a joy.
The camera keeps the same high-quality photography technology that we’re used to seeing on an Apple handset, so photographs are produced to an extremely high standard. The addition of 4K video recording is a great bonus, and using the camera app is very easy.
The A11 bionic chip inside the iPhone 8 allows for a smooth and receptive smartphone experience that we have, so far, had no concerns with. The battery life is much better than older iPhone handsets and the ability to fast charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes is a great added convenience.
Apple iPhone 8 Deals
Ever since the release of the iPhone 8, here at Metrofone, we’ve been on a mission to ensure that we bring our customers the very best iPhone 8 deals. Whether you’re looking for unlimited texts and calls, bags of data or some great free extras, we’re sure that we’ve got the perfect iPhone 8 offer to suit your smartphone needs.
It's no secret that networks has one of the best reputations out there when it comes to mobile phone networks, and rest assured that when you get the iPhone 8 on EE, you’re on board with one of the UK’s leading mobile communication networks, giving you fantastic service and great connections wherever you are.
Plus with the iPhone on EE, you not only get to take advantage of incredible deals that give you unlimited minutes and texts, with loads of data, but you can also take advantage of fantastic extra perks. For example, you could choose a subscription to BT Sports to make sure you don’t miss out on all of the latest sporting action, as well as six months free Apple Music where you don’t even need to worry about paying for the data!
We’ll always give you a great cashback offer where we can, and you can get fantastic free delivery so that you could have your brand new iPhone 8 the very next day.
If you’d like some more information on the iPhone 8, or if you’d like to find out more about a specific deal with Metrofone, then why not call one of our great customer service team today, on 0333 900 1144.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Apple iPhone 8
Q. Is the iPhone 8 waterproof?
A. No phone is completely waterproof, just water-resistant. However, the iPhone 8 has an IP67 rating, meaning it can withstand damage against liquids as deep as 1 metre, for up to 30 minutes.
Q. How much is an iPhone 8?
A. Prices for the iPhone 8 tend to fluctuate, although they are pretty budget-friendly.
Q. Does the iPhone 8 support 5G?
A. Unfortunately, the iPhone 8 is not 5G compatible.
Q. Does the iPhone 8 have a headphone jack?
A. No, the iPhone 8 does not have a separate headphone jack, only the charging port. You will receive an adaptor, though, which lets you use wired headphones.
Q. Does the iPhone 8 support wireless charging?
A. The iPhone 8 is compatible with wireless charging but you will need to buy a wireless charger separately. You will only find a lightning cable in the box your device comes in, but wireless chargers are available to purchase at the checkout.
Q. How do you restart an iPhone 8?
A. Restarting the iPhone 8 is super easy. Just hold down the lock button on the edge of the phone until ‘slide to power off’ appears at the top of the display. Choose this option and swipe across, then, the phone will begin to turn off. Once the phone has shut down, hold the lock button until the Apple logo appears.
Q. How big is the iPhone 8?
A. The iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch 3D touch display.
Q. How do you delete apps on an iPhone 8?
A. First, find the app you would like to delete on the Home Screen. Lightly press on the app and hold the icon until it begins to wiggle. Tap ‘Remove App’, ‘Delete App’ and then a pop up saying ‘Delete’ will appear to confirm this decision. Simply click this to remove the app from your device.
Q. Does the iPhone 8 have portrait mode?
A. Portrait mode allows you to take a photo with a sharp focus. However, the iPhone 8 camera does not have this feature.
Q. How do you back up an iPhone 8?
A. To back up your iPhone 8, all you need to do is plug your handset into a computer. Use the charging cable to do this, and then open iTunes. Find a section called ‘Backups’ under summary and choose whether to back your phone up to the computer or iCloud, this is entirely based on your preferences. Hit ‘Back Up Now’ and your phone will begin to copy everything across to your computer.
Why Choose Metrofone?
When you choose to purchase a smartphone from Metrofone, you are purchasing from one of the UK’s leading independent mobile phone retailers.
We’re proud to deliver some of the very best smartphone deals on the market, with our team of experts work tirelessly around the clock to ensure that we also give you the very best price for your new mobile phone deal.
At Metrofone we partner exclusively with EE, who is the UK’s leading mobile communications network. By giving our customers a fantastic deal with EE, we can be sure that they always have the best service and network connection no matter where they are. With free roaming, you can connect to anyone and everywhere, even when you’re on the other side of the world.
When you shop with Metrofone, you could get your hands on a fantastic cashback offer, saving you even more money. Plus, every time you take out a new EE pay monthly contract with us, you have the chance to be entered into a prize draw to win an incredible new Samsung Galaxy S9 handset.
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