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Phone Essential PH-1 Apple iPhone 8 Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Current U.S. Carriers Sprint AT&T
Boost Mobile
Cricket
Sprint
T-Mobile
U.S. Cellular
Verizon Wireless
Virgin Mobile
AT&T
Boost Mobile
Cricket
Sprint
T-Mobile
U.S. Cellular
Verizon Wireless
Virgin Mobile
Global Availability Released Released Released
Avg. User Rating (not enough ratings) (not enough ratings) (not enough ratings)
Specifications 
Display Size 5.7" diag.
20:10.3
4.7" diag.
16:9
5.5" diag.
16:9
Display Resolution & Type 1312 x 2560 pixels
(~504 ppi)
LCD (TFT/TFD)
750 x 1334 pixels
(~326 ppi)
LCD (TFT/TFD)
1080 x 1920 pixels
(~401 ppi)
LCD (TFT/TFD)
Battery Size 3040 mAh 1821 mAh 2675 mAh
Battery Style Non-removable Non-removable Non-removable
Battery Life Talk: ?
Standby: ?
Talk: 14 hr
Standby: ?
Talk: 21 hr
Standby: ?
Processor 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) Apple A11 Apple A11
RAM 4 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Storage 128 GB raw hardware
100 GB available to user
64 GB raw hardware
59 GB available to user
64 GB raw hardware
59 GB available to user
Camera 13+ megapixel
Dual-lens: monochrome
12+ megapixel 12+ megapixel
Dual-lens: telephoto (zoom)
Video Camera 4K UHD 4K UHD 4K UHD
Front Camera 8 megapixel 7 megapixel 7 megapixel
Weight 6.53 oz
(185g)
5.22 oz
(148g)
7.13 oz
(202g)
Dimensions 5.57" x 2.8" x 0.31"
(141 x 71 x 7.8 mm)
5.45" x 2.65" x 0.29"
(138 x 67 x 7.4 mm)
6.24" x 3.07" x 0.3"
(158 x 78 x 7.6 mm)
Platform / OS Android iOS iOS
Modes LTE  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 40 / 41 / 66
WCDMA  1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
CDMA  800 / 850 / 1900
GSM  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
LTE  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 40 / 41 / 66
WCDMA  1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
CDMA  850 / 1900
GSM  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
LTE  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 40 / 41 / 66
WCDMA  1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
CDMA  850 / 1900
GSM  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Data Technology LTE (Cat 9) LTE (Cat 9) LTE (Cat 9)
SIM card size Nano (4FF) Nano (4FF) Nano (4FF)
Features 
Barometer Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint Reader Yes Yes Yes
Flashlight Yes Yes Yes
Water-Resistant - Yes
IPX7 (snorkeling)
Yes
IPX7 (snorkeling)
Accessibility
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
M4, T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
Yes
M3, T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
Yes
M3, T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
Multiple Languages Yes Yes Yes
TTY/TDD (Digital) Yes Yes Yes
Alerts
Vibrate Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes Yes
USB Yes
USB Type C
Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
Input
Side Keys Yes Yes Yes
Touch Screen Yes
Capacitive
Yes
Capacitive
Yes
Capacitive
Music
Stereo Speakers - Yes Yes
Photo & Video
TV Output - Yes Yes
Power
Fast Charging Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Charging - Yes Yes
Voice
HD Voice - Yes Yes
Speaker Phone Yes Yes Yes
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