The Apple smartphone iPhone 8 plus which is the second best phone from the Apple brand was released in September 2017 and available for online purchase.
The mobile device looks identical to the iPhone 7 which is sleek and made of glass aluminum and a glossy glass back; however, Apple’s construction process this time used a stronger aluminum body.
iPhone 8 Plus is available in gold, silver and grey.
The 5.5 inch touchscreen has a dimension of 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm(6.24 x 3.07 0.30 inches) which weighs 202grams. The one SIM phone is available in 2 models with internal memory of 64GB and 256GB respectively.
In the past, Apple used to have an untouchable lead in camera quality but now there are many other smartphones that takes excellent photos, that is why the Apple brand has raised its bar on its camera by adding the new pixel 2 camera.
Pixel 2 camera on iPhone 8 Plus gives a better image although the Samsung, Huawei and HTC brands have up their games to meet this camera capacity with the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 amongst others which also comes with the pixel 2 camera and can also give an excellent photo like the iPhone 8 Plus.
While the upgrades for existing iPhone 7 Plus users are minimal, the iPhone 8 Plus premium is worth the premium over the iPhone 8 to get the dual camera, larger display and battery life that still beats that of iPhone X.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Key Specs
|Resolution||1080 by 1920 pixel|
|Design||Glass and Aluminum|
Price: How much does Apple iPhone 8 Plus cost?
You can get the iPhone 8 Plus in the US for $999 while the price on Canada starts at $1,253 depending on online retailer you choose from below.
In Australia, the price starts at $1,340 but the price of iPhone 8 Plus in UK is £820 while the EU countries can buy iPhone 8 Plus for €864.
In Africa, you can buy the iPhone 8 Plus in Nigeria for ₦405,000 and Kenya for KSh 134,566 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of iPhone 8 Plus is RS 68,567.
*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!
Almost all phones from the Apple brand are fabricated from glass and aluminum material and iPhone 8 plus is no exception. The device weigh 202 grams measuring 158.4 x 78.1 x7.5mm(6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches). It is available in 3 colour gold, silver and grey which allows users to make their choice. It also has an IP67 water and dust resistant which protects it from water when it comes in contact with it.
iPhone 8 plus features an all glass design and an aerospace-grade aluminum band, charge wireless and also a feel that is like a large work horse next to iPhone X.
The device has a 5.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixel and a screen to body ratio of 67.4% and a density of 401ppi (pixel per inch). It has an all glass display which features a true screen tone and aids the resolution of images.
The massive screen of the iPhone 8 plus is able to display about 6 million colours, the screen is protected with oleophobic coating ion and a strenghtened glass making the display of object sharper and dreamy.
The smart phone operates on iOS operating system and Hexa core processing unit with speed of 2x monsoon + 4x Mistral that uses ARM 64-bit instruction architecture similar to that of Qualcomm like the snapdragon X16LTE, Samsung and Huawei;
Although the iPhone 8 plus processor is faster and better than the mentioned brand phones and this is because the Apple brand holds an architecture license with ARM, which allows it to design its own chips from scratch, iPhone 8 plus uses Apples in-house A11 Bionic processor which is backed by a 3GB RAM that supports the use of applications.
The iOS operating system found in iPhone 8 plus is iOS 12 which is the most advanced mobile operating system with powerful new tools that makes the iPhone more personal than ever, the iOS 12 with screen time, group face time and faster performance is the best option for the modified phone.
It is powered by A11 bionic on chip with neutral engine which supports augmented reality experience in games and applications.
The iPhone 8 plus has a dual 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and f/2.8 respectively and a 7- megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The 28mm and 56mm rear or primary camera and secondary selfie camera features photo detection, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone), touch focus, flash, geotagging, simultaneous 4k video and 8mp
The portrait mode of iPhone 8 plus was debuted last year, it supports flash photography and HDR and also features a new photo technique called portrait lighting which has a beta that adds simulated 3D lighting to faces and strips out background to create a studio-shot effect.
iPhone 8 plus has a camera advantage with two lens, the telephoto lens allows portrait mode depth effect snaps and a 2x telephoto zoom to get closer to your subject without losing definition.
Battery Capacity and Sensors
The device is powered by a non-removable Li-ion 2691mAh which lasts long when used, although we have seen battery that packs way more juice like Samsung Galaxy M20 which packs a whooping 5000 mAh or the beastly Oukitel k10000 with 10,000mAh battery capacity.
The smartphone features sensors like finger print sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity,compass, barometer and light sensor.
It supports network such as WI-FI, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC, which aids browsing and makes access to different social media platform easier and faster.
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus Full Specifications
|Device Name||Apple iPhone 8 Plus|
|Released Date||Release September 2017|
|Dimensions and Size||158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches)|
|Weight (in grams)||202 g|
|Colors||Gray, Silver, Gold|
|Number of SIM||One|
|Material||Glass and Aluminum|
|Water Resistance||Yes – iP67 certified|
|Battery Capacity||2691 mAh|
|Talk time||Up to 21 h (3G)|
|Wireless Charging||Qi – Built in wireless|
|Screen Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen|
|Screen Size (inches)||5.5 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Pixels Per Inch (PPI)||401 ppi pixel density|
|Colors||16 million colors|
|Screen Protection||Oleophobic coating, Ion-strengthened glass|
|Operating System||iOS 11 but can be upgraded to iOS 11.0.2|
|Processor Type or Chipset||Apple A11 Bionic|
|Processor||Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)|
|Internal Storage||64GB and 256GB|
|Expandable Storage Type||–|
|Maximum Expandable Storage||–|
|Front or Secondary||7-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture|
|Rear or Primary||Dual 12-megapixel, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8)|
|Features||Phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Wifi or Wi-Fi||Yes|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|NFC||Yes – ApplePay|
|USB||3.0 reversible connector|
|Network Technology||GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, LTE|
|Fingerprint||Yes – Front mounted|
|Compass or Magnetometer||Yes|
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