iPhone 8 hands-on: not quite X, better than 7s

The iPhone 8 is what we expected to be the iPhone 7s – but just a little bit better. Or a whole lot better, if you’re Apple making the case for skipping this year’s expected “s”. The iPhone X, on the other hand, has a few innovations that make it a monster compared to previous iPhone models – even compared to the iPhone 8. Or is it?

iPhone 8 hands-on: not quite X, better than 7s

The iPhone 8 Plus rolls with a new display – it has a few changes from last year’s 7 that make it just a tiny bit better. Displays on both the iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 8 Plus are 5.5-inches, widescreen LCD, multi-touch display with IPS technology, according to Apple. Both have the same resolution, both the same contrast ratio, wide color display (P3), 3D touch, and max brightness.

The only difference between the iPhone 8’s display and the iPhone 7’s display is the addition of True Tone technology. It’s difficult to lay any final judgement on this tweak to the display as yet – but adjustments to display white balance based on this device’s four-channel ambient light sensor might well make a big difference. Aside from that, the display implementation here is quite similar to its predecessor.

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