Granted, I don’t think they show up as clearly on the gold and silver models I tested.This is also one of the cleanest smartphone backs I’ve ever seen.I gave both the i Phone 8 and 8 Plus a good twist, torqueing them this way and that.The larger 8 Plus flexes a bit more, but neither phone bent.These are all welcome changes, but none of them is a convincing reason for existing i Phone 7 and 7 Plus owners to trade up.Don’t misunderstand: What you’re about to read is a favorable review of two excellent handsets, but I’m not recommending anyone drop their i Phone 7 for an 8 (I doubt Apple is, either).As with i Phone 7 and 7 Plus, the new devices are IP67 rated for dust and water exposure.
Certainly, many of the reasons I like the new i Phone 8 and 8 Plus can be traced directly back to its smarter, more gesture-friendly interface.
Besides making much better use of 3D Touch (when the screen responds to stronger pushes with new or different functionality), i OS 11 brings Live Photo editing (swipe up for cool options like Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure), the all new customizable Control Center, Screen Recording (a personal favorite), Apple Pay via Messages, a more natural-sounding voice for Siri, and Do Not Disturb While Driving, which does exactly what it says on the label.
That last feature kicked in while I was on the train, but of course it offers a "passenger" option to switch it off.
Apple worked with all the governing bodies to move whatever text they could off the phones.
If you miss them, you can find them in the printed manuals and electronic documentation.
The first thing you’ll notice about the i Phone 8 and i Phone 8 Plus is that they're heavier than their predecessors.