So… Apple iPhone 8 Plus. You’re probably already are aware it’s not the latest model – Apple iPhone X is. Having heard that, it still came out near the end of this year and deserves its own glory. There are some specs we are jealous of, we can tell you that. But will those get you a bang for your buck? We’ll see very soon, but you must be aware of the price – around $940. It all depends on the color choice and the memory you choose, but we’ll talk about that a bit later.
It’s time we started talking about specs of Apple iPhone 8 Plus – screen specifically. The screen is a LED-backlit IPS LCD panel, which is something we love and appreciate. You probably know the deal, as IPS LCD is a part of almost every single flagship smartphone today. We’re aware that it isn’t Apple’s flagship, but it’s hanging pretty close. Moving on – the screen size is 5.5-inches in diameter, which is decent. The resolution is Full HD – 1920 x 1080. We’re just a tiny bit disappointed, as some smartphones like Nokia 8 have less screen size and more resolution. But it’s not the end of the world, that’s for sure.
Both front and back of the smartphone is covered in glass and protected accordingly. We can thank Ion-strengthened glass and oleophobic features for that. It’s also water and dust resistant, but not immune! Do not make the mistake of trying to dive deep into a lake. Not only can you endanger your life, but it can cost you your phone. The screen is a pleasure to look at, we must be honest with you. There is a Wide color gamut and True-tone display feature integrated, and we’re extremely happy for that.
It’s time we talked about which Apple iPhone 8 Plus specs make it run so fluently. That’s Apple’s chipset called Apple A11 Bionic. One step forward from the previous chipset like on Apple iPhone 7 Plus, and it’s noticeable. The CPU itself is Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral cores), which if you added those two up is six cores. The GPU doesn’t have a prominent name, so it’s called Apple GPU (3 core graphics). Whatever the case may be, one thing is clear – it works, and it works great. Stay patient to see what in our analysis the camera is capable of:
First of all, the camera on the back is dual 12 MP camera with some nifty features. You’re already aware what the main purpose is – to create good-looking pictures with a blurry background. That way the pictures look like they were taken with an expensive DSLR like Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D. You can also take a 2160p video with either 24, 30, or 60 fps, and it looks just great. One of the worse features of Apple iPhone 8 Plus is the lack of an SD card. But they made up for it by giving you a choice when purchasing. You can choose between 64 or 256GB of internal memory, depending on your habits. In the end, the battery is only 2691 mAh, which is a bit low by today’s standards.
|Announced Date||2017, September|
|Release Date||Released 2017, September|
|Dimensions||158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||202 g (7.13 oz)|
|Colors||Gold, Space Gray, Silver|
|Display Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.5 inches (~67.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)|
|Display Features||Multi Touch, Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating, Wide color gamut display, 3D Touch display & home button, True-tone display|
|Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm, OIS) + 12 MP (f/2.8, 57mm), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED dual-tone flash|
|Secondary||7 MP (f/2.2, 32mm), 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR|
|Camera Features||Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Chipset||Apple A11 Bionic|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (three-core graphics)|
|OS||iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.2|
|Alert Type||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|Features||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||2.0, proprietary reversible connector|
|Technology Used||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
Just like I wrote in the title, I was confused at first, because Apple launched both iPhone 8 and iPhone X(10) in the same year. I'm a big Apple fan, and I bought this smartphone thinking it's gonna be an upgrade to the previous one, and the best for this year. I am a little bit disappointed, I must be honest, but it's still a very, very good smartphone. The screen is sharp and bright, the camera on the back is dual and takes very good and sharp pictures. I did hear about Octa-core processors, but this one has only six. I was worried at first, but then I saw it works fluently and very fast and realized I have nothing to worry about.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus is the best smartphone yet. I purchased it a few days back and it has been performing well ever since. No problems until now and have been fulfilling all my requirements from a smartphone. The only thing I have to say as a con is the pricing as usual. It was a bit complicated to arrange nearly $1000 for a smartphone. However, at the end when comparing the performance of it with the price, all is good.
One of the best iPhones that I have ever used. If you're ever planning to buy an iPhone, this is the best choice you can make. I even tried the latest models of the iPhone, but was disappointed. However in this model I get a lot more performance than the latest models of the iPhone. iPhone 8 Plus is a beast. I got one for my mom as well. She absolutely loves the design of the product as well as the performance. She gets everything she needs from the iPhone that I bought her. Really glad that I chose Apple products over other smart phones.