iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: 4 things that would have made them even better

Apple did it again — and again, and again. That is, it just unleashed a whole bunch of new smartphones upon us (okay, just three, but that’s still one more than usual), and they all seem pretty good so far.

In fact, the iPhone X looks like the revolution we’ve been waiting to get for a while — it has a drastic new design that sheds much of the iPhone series’ baggage, while adding impressive new features to replace it. So when we compare the 8 siblings with it, we can’t help but feel them to be just a tad too ordinary.

But that’s okay, really: had it not been the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, the 8 and 8 Plus would most likely have been called the 7s and 7s Plus instead, as has been the tradition for several years now. So it makes sense that the duo would be building upon the foundation of last year’s 7 and 7 Plus.

But regardless, the 2017 smartphone market has spoiled us quite a bit, so here’s what we would change about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus if given the chance:

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iPhone 8 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 2691 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
iPhone 8
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 1821 mAh(14h talk time)



1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1868; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

One thing that would have made it better... NEW DESIGN!!! How many times are they going to rehash this?????

2. Iodine

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Hmm. What about rose gold ? Well not having much else to say actually.

3. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

All the visible sensors make a white bevel glass cosmetically gawdy, at worst cheap looking. Forget white. Forget pink-gold or whatever. Just go black, at least that cleans up the ridiculous bezels... Not that it'd matter but still.

4. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

6 - no cam bump 7- bigger battery 8 - 12MP selfie

5. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Notice they mention it having 2hours longer battery life than the iphone 7? Which always lose battery comparison test so I want to see the results of the battery.

6. KingSam

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Higher res displays? Bump the screen size even a tiny bit? 5" same form factor!

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

tl;dr iPhone 6 with a glass back. You're welcome.

8. redmd

Posts: 1964; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

These are incremental upgrades. Other OEM are pushing boundaries. Apple is forever playing safe.

9. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I most agree on design. But I think they know if they made the regular 8 look like the X , even close, ppl wouldn't cough up that Gball

10. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1605; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Saw the article title and thought new design, glad the author agrees. Design was good in 2014, getting stale now. Even keeping the home button they could have slimmed bezels, increased screen size, or did something to redesign the looks.

11. Jolliebee

Posts: 39; Member since: Sep 12, 2017

#1 absolutely. Other manufacturers use a new design every model, well with exception of Sony Xperia. When you look at some older phones phones like S3, S4 and S5. They all looked like a Galaxy, but they were not basically identical. I want to know why they skipped 7S? Could it be so they can be on the same naming same as Samsung S8/Note 8? I recall reading on how with the S8, the camera specs were only slightly above the S7 and that the camera was teh same. Looks like Apple did the same this year too.

14. stevetherican

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

Keeping my 6S with physical home button, touch id & headphone jack.

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