How compatible are these earphones to iPhone 8GB?

My iPhone was a surprise gift from a distant relative, and I'm new to Apple in general, so I'm not even sure what generation my iPhone is.

Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic

Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic

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    If your iphone has a silver backing, the middle button, mic, and earphones will work, and it is a First Generation. If the backing is black or white plastic, check for the presence of a Compass app. If it is there, you have a 3GS, and all functionality is supported. Otherwise, it is a 3G, and in regard to earphones, works identically to the first generation iPhone.