Here's Everything You Need to Know about Apple’s® iPhone® 8 and iPhone® X

Here's Everything You Need to Know about Apple’s® iPhone® 8 and iPhone® X

Mar 12th 2018

Apple has released its newest iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. It’s always exciting when a new iPhone hits the market because Apple is great about meeting consumer needs and working out the kinks. And naturally, you may be wondering what exactly makes these iPhones different than the refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and other refurbished iPhones.

 Since you probably won’t be able to find a refurbished iPhone 8 or refurbished iPhone X in the market soon, it’s important to note the below differences to see what type of purchase makes the most sense. The iPhone 8, for instance, is very similar to the refurbished iPhone 7 and refurbished iPhone 7 Plus and even some other previously refurbished iPhone models. These refurbished iPhones are currently available through MyWiT® and save you money while having most of the same features of the new device.

 iPhone 8 Review

 New Features of iPhone 8

 The iPhone 8 is going to be different than the refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but the differences aren’t so stark. One of the biggest changes is the glass back that now allows for wireless charging where the iPhone 8 can work with any Qi standard charging pad. Another substantial change is that the camera has improved compared to the refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The iPhone 8 camera has a 12-megapixel sensor and a laptop grade All Bionic processor. That’ll make for clear, crisp photos. The cameras on refurbished phones, such as the refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, also take great photos. However, as with many newly released Apple products, the price is higher on an iPhone 8 than a refurbished iPhone with many of the same features. If you’re shopping on a budget, a refurbished iPhone could be your best bet while also allowing you to keep up with the Joneses.

Specifications of iPhone 8

 Capacity

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

Size and Weight

  • 5.45 inches (138.4 mm)
  • 2.65 inches (67.3 mm)
  • 0.29 inch (7.3 mm)
  • Weight: 5.22 ounces (148 grams)

Display

  • Retina HD display
  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus:

  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • 3D Touch
  • 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Display Zoom
  • Reachability

Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant

  • Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529

Chip

  • A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
  • Neural engine
  • Embedded M11 motion coprocessor

Camera

  • 12MP camera
  • ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Digital zoom up to 5x

Differentiating Features of iPhone 8

 The new features are always what make these new iPhones seem worthwhile. Its dual camera shoots better than the refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and it even has a better portrait mode as well. It also moves faster and starts off at 64 GB rather than the 32 GB of the refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

 On the other hand, the new features of this device aren’t so drastically different from what you can find with other refurbished iPhones. With that in mind, it may make more sense to browse through MyWiT’s refurbished iPhone collection to get a deeper sense of what your options are, or to consider purchasing the refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which aren’t such a drastic change.

iPhone X Review

New Features of iPhone X

 Shortly after the iPhone 8 was released, the iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) came out. There was a lot of hype surrounding these devices, which were rumored to have lots of new features.

 Like the iPhone 8, this also has glass on the front and back. With that, it also has a stainless steel band that surrounds the sides. A new home button was introduced with the iPhone 8, and it has a new gyroscope and accelerometer. You can also tap these iPhones to wake them up, and they have a new and improved display and better camera and photo features compared to the refurbished iPhone 7, 7 Plus and other previous models. One of the most exciting features of this iPhone is the Face ID, which lets you unlock the Apple iPhone X just by looking at it, a feature unavailable on earlier model refurbished iPhones.

 This is barely scratching the surface of what can be expected from these iPhones. However, many are looking forward to this device since it feels like a drastic change. If you’re not looking for a device that feels more futuristic quite yet, a refurbished iPhone may actually be a better option. Since the refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are currently the latest versions refurbished iPhones available, they may meet your needs.

Specifications of iPhone X

 Capacity

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

Size and Weight

  • 2.79 inches (70.9 mm)
  • 5.65 inches (143.6 mm)
  • 0.30 inch (7.7 mm)
  • Height: 5.65 inches (143.6 mm)
  • Width: 2.79 inches (70.9 mm)
  • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.7 mm)
  • Weight: 6.14 ounces (174 grams)

Display

  • Super Retina HD display
  • 5.8-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display
  • HDR display
  • 2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • 3D Touch
  • 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • The iPhone X display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 5.85 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less).

Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant

  • Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529

Chip

  • A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
  • Neural engine
  • Embedded M11 motion coprocessor

Camera

  • 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
  • Portrait mode
  • Portrait Lighting (beta)
  • Dual optical image stabilization
  • Six‑element lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
  • Live Photos with stabilization
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Improved local tone mapping
  • Body and face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Noise reduction
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

Video Recording

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • Optical zoom; 6x digital zoom
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Body and face detection
  • Noise reduction
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264

 

Differentiating Features of iPhone X

 Of course, some of the highlights of the iPhone X are the new features and its sleek appearance. The much-anticipated Face ID recognition and removal of the home button are exciting concepts that can also set a new standard for refurbished iPhones moving forward. And, as with many previous models and refurbished iPhones, the cameras only seem to get better with each upgrade.

Conclusions about Refurbished iPhones

 If you’re looking to buy a used iPhone and are interested in the iPhone 8, it might make more sense to go for a refurbished iPhone 7 or 7 Plus instead. There aren’t many differences between these models, and the refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus offer you all the benefits of the newer refurbished iPhone, but at a reduced cost. Since many new phone models don’t change drastically (aside from the iPhone X), it also makes sense to purchase a refurbished iPhone that will retain many of the same features while saving you money and stress. You’ll save money purchasing the refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus or another refurbished iPhone model from MyWiT because they are less expensive than buying a new phone.

 A refurbished iPhone from MyWiT is a great way to get yourself situated with a less expensive product while also keeping up-to-date on the newest Apple features. Within their state-of-the-art repair facility, MyWiT’s refurbished iPhones are tested by expert technicians, and the company guarantees quality for its customers. All refurbished iPhones are cleaned and tested to ensure that they’re in full working order upon receipt. And if you find yourself unhappy with your refurbished iPhone, MyWiT will work with you to ensure your ultimate satisfaction.

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