iPhone 8 Teardown Confirms Smaller Battery but Different Changes Added to Accommodate New Features

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In design, the iPhone 8 looks a lot like the iPhone 7, but there’s a lot going on inside that you and I are not familiar with. Well, to familiarize ourselves with the internals of the phone, iFixit got an early start on the iPhone 8 teardown process, revealing several changes present on the flagship’s innards.

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The teardown shows some notable changes in the smartphone, and when we say notable, we’re talking about the wireless charging coil. The resolution of the phone has been retained along with the display tech; 1,334 x 750 with an IPS LCD panel. Thanks to the number of additions present in the phone, Apple was forced to incorporate a smaller battery than the cell present in the iPhone 7.

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You now get a 1,821mAh battery, but despite that change, the iPhone 8 continues to offer the same battery life as the iPhone 7 due to processor improvements. In addition to the A11 Bionic chipset, you have 2GB of SK Hynix LPDDR4 RAM. Not surprisingly there is also a Qualcomm MDM9656 Snapdragon X16 LTE modem and an NXP 80V18 Secure NFC module.

The camera sensor is slightly bigger than that present in the iPhone 7, meaning that more light will be able to project on this hardware, resulting in better images in low-light situations. The presence of a larger sensor will also mean that users will experience less noise or the popular term film grain when shooting images and video.

While the teardown continues to take place, we will eventually find out how easy it is to repair the iPhone 8. Unfortunately, if the display ends up cracking then you will have to take a trip to the nearest Apple retail outlet because changing the display from a third-party repairman means that Touch ID will be disabled unless taken to an official Apple store.

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For $699, do you think the latest smallest iPhone 8 is a good purchase over the iPhone 7? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.

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Source: iFixit

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