At 1 am on September 13, 2017, Apple officially released iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X. Now we can already pre order the 8-series phones. But what’s the differences between iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus and which one exactly we should choose?
Except the differences we saw in the 7-series phones, there remains a big disparity between the cameras of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
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For both, there is an all-new 12-megapixel sensor, it’s larger and faster, it provides 83% more light and it’s more power efficient at the same time, there is deeper pixels and a new color filter so this adds up to having better color saturation while the dynamic range of color and lower noise in your photos and videos.
The iPhone 8 retains a single 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization(OIS). While the iPhone 8 Plus adds a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with lowly f/2.8 aperture.This means the smaller phone cannot use portrait mode, which blurs out the background to get you photos that have the look of a DSLR shot taken with a wide aperture lens.
Apple introduced portrait mode. iPhone takes fantastic portrait modes and people flip over taking these photos. And now, with the iPhone 8 plus you’re gonna get sharper details more uses in low light and even a more natural bokeh in the background of the photos. Using the new dual camera in a11-bionic chip in the iPhone 8 plus, the company has come up with a new feature called portrait lighting. Now it is beta but it will ship with iPhone 8 plus. When you compose a photo in the camera in the portrait mode, the dual cameras in the ISP sense the scene. They create a depth map, separates the subject from the background, then you see machine learning that creates facial landmarks and actually change the lighting of the contours over you face that happens while you are composing the shot. This is a clever trick that analyses faces and lets you digitally alter the lighting to make it look as though they were taken in a studio.
The iPhone 8 misses out on some goodies. However, it does at least have optical image stabilization (OIS), as what we have mentioned just now, which stops hand movement from blurring your shots, and lets the camera use slower shutter speeds at night, resulting in less noisy photos.
There are all for the differences of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus camera. In our daily life, iPhone 8 camera is already pretty good. But if you pursue better camera experience, iPhone 8 plus is also a good option.
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