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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus
$940.00
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 4.3 2
  • 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 4.6 5

    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 5.0 5

    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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