Latest Apple iPhone 8 Plus ad shows off Portrait Lighting feature

The latest television commercial for the Apple iPhone 8 Plus features the company’s new Portrait Lighting feature. From Studio Light, which shines light on the subject’s face without creating shadows, to Stage Light, which isolates the subject by dissolving the background into a sea of black, Portrait Lighting is available on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus (and the iPhone X when that model is released in November). In addition to Studio and Stage Light, Contour Light uses deeper shadows to highlight the edges of the face and creates more contrast. And Stage Light Mono removes the background, replacing …

Best wallet cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Costing at least $900 (depending on where you’re buying it from), the Galaxy Note 8 is one of Samsung’s most expensive smartphones to date. This means you should seriously consider purchasing a protective case for it, assuming you haven’t already done that. If you’re a fan of wallet cases, we think we’ve found five of the best models currently available for the Galaxy Note 8 – go ahead and check them out below.  
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 wallet cases seen here are listed in alphabetical order, and range from cheap to slightly expensive. …

Did you know? iPhone 8 Plus is the heaviest, largest iPhone ever

Released on September 22, at the same time with the 4.7-inch
iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus is Apple’s fourth handset to feature a 5.5-inch
display – after the iPhone 6 Plus (2014), iPhone 6s Plus (2015), and iPhone 7
Plus (2016). And although some may have expected the 8 Plus to be thinner than
its predecessors, this is actually the thickest iPhone Plus to date. In fact,
overall, the iPhone 8 Plus is the largest, heaviest iPhone ever made.


At 202 grams (7.13 oz), the iPhone 8 Plus is the first Apple
handset to weigh more than 200 grams, and we’re thinking that its shiny glass back …

Apple to investigate social media claims of swollen batteries on the iPhone 8 Plus

With a pair of claims disseminated over social media pertaining to swollen batteries found on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, the company is going to take the time to investigate the phones, the batteries and anything else it needs to examine to make sure that it has a legitimate theory about the circumstances surrounding the incidents. At least one of the social media posts included pictures showing that the battery swelling pushed the phone’s screen right out of its housing.

In one of the examples, the owner of the phone said that the swelling occurred while he was charging the handset using …

Nokia 8 expected to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update in late October

HMD has already confirmed that Android 8.0 Oreo for Nokia 8 is currently being tested and the update should be released soon. How soon is that? Well, if everything goes according to plan, Nokia 8 owners won’t have to wait more than a month to upgrade to Oreo.

During a recent press conference in Taiwan with the occasion the Nokia 8’s launch in the country, HMD’s officials present at the event confirmed the smartphone will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo as early as late October.

The Nokia 8 will arrive in many countries in the first week of October, but in some …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 20+ tips and tricks (video)

Samsung might not have made a huge evolutionary stride with the Galaxy Note 8, but that doesn’t take away from the handset’s excellence.

Purchasing one will get you a cutting-edge design, a massive 6.3-inch display, and some of the best hardware specs money can buy. Combine this with an advanced-dual camera composition and the new S-Pen stylus, and you get one of the most feature-packed handsets released to date.

Still, this plethora of functionalities can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Thus, we’ve compiled a number of tricks …

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Review

Three years ago, Apple changed the face of its smartphone lineup not just with a new, larger size for the iPhone, but by introducing a second extra-large option for users who craved bigger screens still: the iPhone Plus. And for a while, that’s basically what you were buying when you picked up an iPhone Plus: a regular iPhone but with a bigger screen.

But even from the start, there were hints that Apple wanted to differentiate its smartphone models based on more than just device size, and we were already seeing feature disparity between the two iPhones, as the Plus picked …

Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: video stabilization comparison

Video stabilization has been a marquee feature of flagship phones: more affordable devices simply don’t get it and video that’s recorded on such phones – even in 4K – looks terribly jittery and often borders with the unusable.
That’s why we look at two of the best phones out there: the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to see which one does better in terms of video stabilization.
Both phones support a dual camera system on their back with a main, wide-angle camera and a secondary, tentatively called ‘telephoto’ …

Caseology's iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X cases are here: protection is priority

This story is sponsored by Caseology. PhoneArena’s opinions in this article have not been affected in any way!


The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are here and the thin-bezelled iPhone X will be available soon enough. We get wireless charging and glass backs… which easily translates not only to a nice new shiny look, but also a bit of a slippery grip and an expensive crack to repair.

It’s wise to invest in a case or two, depending on your lifestyle and …

How to use Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus / X

The iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus come with a brand new camera feature: Portrait Lighting, and Apple says it is way more than just a filter. The company has allegedly spent countless hours setting up studio lights and studying the renaissance masters to understand and bring portrait lighting to your iPhone pictures without any additional real light and just a tap away.
Is this new Portrait Lighting really that great and what can you expect from it in real life?
We shot and analyzed over a hundred pictures with the new …