The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus started shipping this week and the reviews are in. The basic consensus among tech and smartphone journalists around the world is that these phones are only a marginal refinement from the 7 but still very good devices. Basically, these phones are more like the 7S than the 8 and if you are looking for a major upgrade and want something dramatically innovative and new, you better wait for the X.
We went to the Apple Store on 5th Avenue here in New York to check it out for ourselves and we agree with the reviews out there.
Don't be confused, the iPhone 8 is an amazing device. The new model has an upgraded chip and mechanics that make it run faster and last longer, as well as enhance all of its existing features. The camera on the 8 and 8 Plus have been upgraded and the new chip allows for better color fidelity, deeper pixels and better low-light performance. The problem is that most of the upgrades in this phone are incremental and marginal compared to the previous 7 model, and furthermore it is no where near as innovative as the X which is going to be released in November.
If you have a 7, then you will not notice much difference from the phone you already have. If you have an older model you will definitely see the improvement -- particularly when it comes to the camera.