Apple iPhone 8 Plus features a capacitive 5.5 inches’ touchscreen display. This device runs on an operating system of iOS 11. The device comes with dual 12 MP rear cameras. The front side also has 7 MP camera. It is accessed by a RAM of 3 GB. A non-removable Li-Ion 2691 mAh battery powers the device.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Specifications
|Dimensions||158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm|
|Colors||Gold, Space Gray, Silver, Red|
|Material||Front/back glass, aluminum frame|
IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
|Screen Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD|
|Screen Size||5.5 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Screen To Body Ratio||67.4%|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating|
|Operating System||iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 12.1|
|Chipset||Apple A11 Bionic|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (three-core graphics)|
|Internal Storage||64/256 GB|
|Rear Camera||Dual: 12 MP + 12 MP|
|Rear Camera Features||Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR|
|Video Resolution||2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps|
|Front Camera||7 MP|
|Front Camera Features||face detection, HDR, panoroma|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||2.0, proprietary reversible connector|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|Applications||Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min, Qi wireless charging, Siri natural language commands and dictation, iCloud cloud service, MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player, MP4/H.265 player, Audio/video/photo editor, Document editor|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2691 mAh Battery|
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Review
The apple iPhone 8 Plus is a fulfilling mobile phone from apple. It has an excellent camera and comes with fast battery charging technology. Apple iPhone 8 Plus is a waterproof gadget as it was made without earphone jack.
The iPhone 8 plus have almost the same features with the 7 plus if considering the display size and RAM but guessing correctly, the difference in operating systems must have caused the variation in price between iPhone 7 plus iPhone 8 plus. The iPhone 7 plus comes with an iOS 10.0.1 while the iPhone 8 plus comes with the super iOS 11.
In fact, iPhone 8 plus is just a copy and paste version of iPhone 7 plus when considering features like camera. The camera on both devices are dual 12 MP cameras and the selfie cameras are 7 MP.
Notwithstanding the similarities, iPhone 8 Plus has also a reinforced glass at its front and rear section. The frame is an aluminum 7000 frame. And it is good to note that apples didn’t fail to make iPhone 8 Plus a waterproof device just as mentioned. This phone has different color options Space Gray, Gold, Red and silver colors.
The device has a bigger display is measured at 5.5 inches which is just the same as the 5.5 inches display on the iPhone 7 Plus but far more than the 4.7 inches’ display on the iPhone 8.
But it has a higher operating system than other iPhones before it except for iPhone 8 and it is the Apple iOS 11 operating system. The camera is a dual 12-megapixel rear cameras. These cameras have live bokeh effects which includes Portrait mode and Portrait Lightning.
They also have optical image stabilization, 2x lossless zoom, quad-LED flash with slow sync, phase detection autofocus and wide color capture. The internal memory versions of the iPhone 8 Plus are just 64 GB and 256 GB. These memory versions are definitely going to be expensive and most people won’t be able to afford it. The Stereo speakers are there with pressure-sensitive Home key that has fingerprint scanner.
There is no audio jack on the device but Bluetooth earphones are made available. There will never be an SD card slot on iPhones and this iPhone 8 Plus just has two memory versions of 64 GB and 256 GB.
If you unbox the device, make sure that the pack is freshly covered with a seal indicating that it has never been opened before you are about to open it. Just like apple has always been, you are not going to find any other newer thing in the pack if not a white three-pinned charger. You will also see a lightning cable that is also white.
You will definitely find a pair of earpods that are white. A provision for lack of an earphone jack was made and it is an analog jack adapter which you will plug to the charging port and plug the earphone into the other end of the chord that has an earphone jack. You will also find manual books and a sim card remover pin.
The iPhone 8 Plus has a physical dimension of 158.3 millimeters long, 78.1 millimeters wide and 7.5 millimeter thick. These ranges of dimension are more than that of iPhone 7 plus with 0.2 mm on every aspect. These dimensions are larger because the screen on iPhone 8 Plus measures for 5.5 inches.
The iPhone 8 Plus weighs 202 grams making it the heaviest iPhone as at when it was produced. As earlier mentioned, the front is made of glass as so is the back made of glass. The device lacks an audio jack but a wireless paired earPods are made available for that inconvenience. The device is a waterproof for itself.
And guessing rightly, the water immunity made apple not to include and earphone jack to the device. But before you charge your iPhone 8 Plus or any other waterproof device, make sure it is very dry so as to avoid destruction of the phone by short-circuit.
With the earpiece at the top front-side of the phone, it also has a home key placed at the front of the phone display which is at the center. The front side also sees a 7 MP camera. The home key is not just a key but it also has a Touch fingerprint scanner on it.
The left side of the phone has the silencer key and two volume keys while the right side has the SIM slot for a Nano SIM and also a power/lock button. Apples iPhone 8 plus comes with Qi wireless charging technology.
At the bottom of the phone are paired eight rounded openings with a USB port of 2.0 placed in between them. These eight openings are microphone and speaker respectively. At the back you will see a 12-megapixel camera with a quad-LED dual tone flash beside it. This device has variant colors of Silver, Space Gray, Gold and Red.
The glass body isn’t the best for thermal conduction as far as the heating and throttling are concerned. That’s the reason for this particular spot around the lock key may even become inconveniently hot.
The device has a 5.5 inches display which is the same as the 5.5 inches’ display on the iPhone 7 Plus. the display comes with a 1080p resolution that has a pixel density of 401ppi. The display type is a LED-backlit IPS LCD screen that has 3D touch enabled on it. This 3D touch technology started from iPhone 6s. it also has a wide color gamut display.
The display also has a true tone display which when turned on corrects the white balance of the screen and make objects seen on the screen more comfortable to the eyes.The device has a brightness of 620 nits which comes with a wider color gamut. The brightness of the display is excellent with a contrast ratio of 1300:1.
The color calibration is also awesome as it produces excellent colors that we see around the environment. Some Apple devices do come with the Night Shift mode which sets the colors in those apple devices so that the eyes aren’t exposed to the bright blue light after sun’s light out.
Performance and Memory
The operating system that runs this device is iOS 11. The iPhone 8 Plus is the second apple device to have that operating system and this operating system after the iPhone 8 and it is upgradable to iOS 12.1. The iPhone 8 Plus is equipped with a new generation A11 Bionic chip making it the second iPhone to come with such chip.
It is also having a hexa-core CPU that runs at 2.1 GHz. These 2.1 GHz bionic A11 chips are more powerful than the 2.3 GHz chips in A10 of iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 8 Plus has a different GPU. This GPU is a three-core that is 40% more powerful than Adreno 540 GPU by Qualcomm.
It is also 40% powerful and faster than Apple A10’s PowerVR 7XT Series. This GPU is iPhone 8 Plus does not use much power just like the GPU in iPhone 7 plus.
The A11 Bionic comes a dual-core Neural Engine, which is a neural processor. The neural processor helps in hardware acceleration for AI machine learning. The AI Machine learning allows the system to improve functioning in complex tasks over time without specific additional programming.
This device comes with a 3 GB RAM like the iPhone 7 plus that comes with 3 GB RAM. The device has two versions of internal memory including 64 and 256 GB internal memory. As sad as it has always been, iPhone devices do not come with a slot for an SD card thereby making files and data to be stored on the phone memory.
The Apple iPhone 8 Plus comes with rear cameras that are 12 megapixels. This camera is made with sony’s exmor RS sensors. The rear cameras have new image processor as it is capable of shooting real time images. The camera comes with a new file format feature.
All images taken with the iPhone 8 camera will be saved in the HEIF file format and videos in HEVC (H.265) video format. In case you don’t like the new format, you can choose your preferred format.
The selfie camera is 7MP camera in iPhone 7 Plus. It uses Retina flash depending on the color of the available light to provide more pleasing skin tones. The front camera has a face detection technology, a HDR and also a panorama. HDR makes images darker when turned on. The front camera can record selfie videos at 1080p resolution.
The iPhone 8 Plus has a WLAN, a 5.0 version of Bluetooth, an A-GPS and also an NFC. It has no radio. The USB port is version 2.0 with proprietary reversible connector. The device comes with a fingerprint sensor mounted at the front of the phone. It also has an accelerometer, a gyro, a proximity, a compass and a barometer.
Talking about the network technology, we have 2G bands (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), 3G bands (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100) and 4G bands (LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100).
The connectivity speed for HSPA is 42.2 Mbps download and 5.76 Mbps upload, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 is 600 Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload while EV-DO Rev.A is 3.1 Mbps.
Software and Applications
It is pre-installed with imassaging capabilities, SMS messaging, MMS, Email and Push Email. The browser is safari HTML5. Apple preinstalled cool softwares like Siri natural language commands and dictation, iCloud cloud service, MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player, MP4/H.264 player, Audio/video/photo editor and a Document editor.
The iPhone 8 Plus has its Phone applications opened to third-party messengers such as Skype, Viber, and WhatsApp and these third-party applications can share the same in-call screen as phone calls. Apple has always offered Wi-Fi calling. This is possible if whom you want to call has a Wi-Fi calling enabled smartphone. Apps like Calendar, Notes, Weather, Calculator and Alarm are also there.
It also comes with FaceTime which is available for iOS and Mac devices and allows you to make free calls (voice and video) to any other FaceTime-enabled device. It also supports capturing a Live Photo from those video calls.
Some other apps include iWorks suite, Numbers for viewing and editing excel file, and the Keynote app for viewing and editing presentations. You will also see Apps like Calendar, Weather, Calculator and Alarm, apple maps, file manager and clips. The clip of an app is used for editing videos
Battery and Price
A non-removable Li-Ion battery of 2691 mAh powers the device. Its talk time is up to 21 hours on 3G mode. Apple iPhone 8 Plus price is about $800.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Key specs
- OS – iOS 11
- Display – 5.5 inches
- Dimension – 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
- Screen Resolution – 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Network – GSM/HSPA/LTE
- SIM – Nano SIM
- CPU – Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
- Rear Camera – Dual 12 MP + 12 MP
- Front Camera – 7 MP
- Internal Memory – 64/256 GB
- RAM – 3 GB
- Battery Capacity – 2691 mAh battery
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Pictures
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