The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus roll out with irrefutably improved key features that are a total contrast to their predecessor. This particularly focuses the processing power and the quality of the camera. However, the new iPhone is not entirely faultless. In fact, some of the features seem to be potholes in the smooth running of the device. These potholes, unfortunately, seem to tone down iPhone 8.
Aspects That Tone Down iPhone 8
1. Compact Battery
Among all the revamped features in the new iPhone 8 line-up, battery life seems to be overlooked. Even the batteries embedded in both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are smaller in size relative to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. There is an assumption that compressing the batteries size is to make room for other internal components, for instance, the new wireless charging coils. Nevertheless, the battery life is estimated to be roughly the same. Apple twitches up the software and hardware countervailing the smaller battery capacity. Still, the battery capacity sees no significant upgrade in the flagship devices. And the buyers should not be shelling out money for a sensational device that has less battery life.
2. Voice Distortion
When you snap up a new smartphone and most importantly an iPhone, you obviously expect it to work by hook or crook! It’s frustrating when anything impedes the functioning of the brand new device. In iPhone 8 there is a scoring number of users who report of a very annoying problem in the new handsets. There is complain of a high-pitched static-like sound that is a distortion during calls when using the device’s front-facing earpiece. It is a software-side issue instead of a hardware one, but it still is a problem. Luckily it doesn’t margin to the scale of exploding batteries. But Apple sooner or later has to fix it up.
3. Delicate Body
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus revisit the iPhone’s glass era. Looking at the positive side, this design allows for the easy installation of wireless charging. The inductive charging mechanism is not compatible with the conventional metal cases. On the downside, it suggests that iPhone 8 and 8 Plus won’t be as durable as the previous iPhones.
Apple’s claim of the durability of the device is not convincing as it still is glass. To check for the firmness, drop tests were conducted where both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus shattered consistently. To be above board, other glass phones ran worse than iPhones did. Moreover, the addition of wireless charging feels like a trade-off for the durability.
4. Not The iPhone X
The iPhone 8 and 8 plus beat the smartphones in certain aspects, but for some, these changes are just incremental. They are a better version of their predecessors but certainly not as great a lunge as the iPhone X. The cold opening of iPhone 8 and the low performance of the sales both point of the vapid buzz surrounding the devices. With the happenings and the hype created by the premium phone, it is pretty much clear that the features of iPhone X tone down iPhone 8.