So here’s my conclusion, after nearly a week testing the 8 and 8
Plus: The 8s feel like a swan song — or, to put it another way,
they represent Apple’s platonic ideal of that first iPhone, an
ultimate refinement before eternal retirement.
Unsurprisingly, both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are very good phones.
Most of Apple’s improvements over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are
minor, but if you have an older model, either of the 8s will feel
like a solid upgrade. And if you are considering upgrading from an
Android phone, there’s one area where the new iPhones still rank
head and shoulders above their competition — the processor, the
engine that runs the entire device, where Apple is so far ahead
that it almost feels unfair.