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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus
$940.00
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Brand: Apple
Category: Smartphones
  • RAM / ROM: 3GB / 64/128 GB
  • CPU: Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
  • Camera Back / Front: Dual 12 MP / 7 MP
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2691 mAh
  • Display: 5.5 inches / 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • OS: iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.2

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

8.6
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Price 7 / 10

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.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus - Specs

Launch

Announced Date 2017, September
Release Date Released 2017, September
Launched

Body

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

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

Camera

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
Flash
Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
Camera Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)

Performance

Chipset Apple A11 Bionic
CPU Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
GPU Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
RAM 3 GB

Memory

Card Type None
Internal 64/256 GB

Platform

OS iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.2

Battery

Technology Used Li-Ion
Capacity 2691 mAh
Removable
Fast Charging

Sound

Alert Type Vibration, proprietary ringtones
3.5mm Jack
Loud Speaker
Features Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter

Communication

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
NFC
Radio
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector

Network

Technology Used GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G
3G
4G
EDGE
GPRS
SIM Nano-SIM

Other Features

Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browsers HTML5 (Safari)

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus - Reviews

Overall User's Rating

The rating is based on 2 reviews by users.

9.5
  • Design 9.5 / 10
  • Display 9.5 / 10
  • Performance 9.5 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Battery 9.5 / 10
  • Features 9.5 / 10
  • Price 9 / 10
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  1. Jacinthe Burton

    9.1

    I was confused at first

    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.

    • Design
      9 / 10
    • Display
      9 / 10
    • Performance
      9 / 10
    • Camera
      10 / 10
    • Battery
      9 / 10
    • Features
      9 / 10
    • Price
      9 / 10
  2. Jacobson

    9.9

    The best smartphone yet

    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.

    • Design
      10 / 10
    • Display
      10 / 10
    • Performance
      10 / 10
    • Camera
      10 / 10
    • Battery
      10 / 10
    • Features
      10 / 10
    • Price
      9 / 10
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