Recently, the Apple, an American smartphones maker has added a new iPhone in its portfolio by launching iPhone 8 Plus at its 10th annual anniversary gala. And this phone has been started to sale in India since 29 September by seeing festival season. Do you know that, this is up-step series of the iPhone 7 series. The phone comes with a unique design with protector glass on both side. There is a lot more features of this mobile and here is the Apple iPhone 8 Plus review. Hope you like and it.
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- iPhone 8 Plus runs iOS 11.
- It has a 5.5 inches full HD IPS LCD panel
- The other variants of this mobile are iPhone 8 and iPhone X
- It has a dual 12+12MP camera with 4k recording and 7MP front camera with HDR and Face Detection.
- It is powered by a quad-core A11 processor with 3GB of RAM
- Internal storage is 64GB with no microSD expansion
- Connectivity options include 4G, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS and a USB Type-C port
- Battery is a 2,100mAh Li-ion unit
iPhone 8 Plus Design and Display (8/10)
Come to design of iPhone 8 plus that offers an incredible look when you take a look around the phone as it is featured with all-glass backs. This mobile is an upgraded version of iPhone 7 Plus. This mobile is marginally bigger compared to its last models. The iPhone 8 Plus is all glass on the front and rear side, it seems that the design is borrowed from its predecessor model, iPhone 4S. The phone gets nearly all glass body that offers a superb grip in your hand. Apple also claims, “The most durable glass ever in a smartphone.” In simple words, if you fall your phone from hand or table of four feet, even then your cell’s glass will not hurt. The handset is little bit heavier compared to iPhone 7 or 7 Plus as it gets 200 grams weight.
Talking about the specifications, the iPhone 8 Plus is loaded with a 5.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen with Retina HD Display, LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology, 1920×1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi with 1300:1 contrast ratio (typical), 3D touch with True Tone display.
iPhone 8 Plus Camera Features (9/10)
The iPhone 8 Plus is featured with dual 12-megapixel cameras on the rear and 7-megapixel on the front side that is perfect for selfies. The rear camera is stabilized with f2.8 telephoto camera that gives you permission to capture 2x Zoom without losing of quality of pictures. The Apple confirmed that the camera is loaded with new sensor that makes it larger and faster and it has a new ISP (image signal processor) for better result. The iPhone 8 Plus camera is featured with extra lens that enhance your focus length around 56mm. It’s much better camera quality compared to iPhone 7 Plus as you can capture your special moment especially in low light. The camera is also loaded with exposure and white balance that allows you to click best shoots every time.
iPhone 8 plus review rear camera
In the case of ideal lighting, the iPhone 8 Plus is capable of shooting photos, which is also generally possible. Apple mentions that under the change the camera works well in low light. Some of the photos I clicked were influenced by me, which were clicked in the dark. Focusing on topics is very fast if you plan to shoot photos from a moving vehicle, then prepare to impress with the result.
iPhone 8 Plus Battery Life & wireless charging (9/10)
If you are thinking that iPhone glass back 8 Plus is not a just design element. It also holds the wireless charging feature that is Qi standard of wireless charging. It means, now you no need to have a charger cable. The iPhone 8 Plus takes the time of 24 minutes to charge 20 percent to 51 percent.
In terms of battery life, the iphone 8 plus is powered by non-removable Li-lon 2691 mAh battery that gives a better experience of using the iPhone 8 Plus was similar to that with their predecessors. In our HD video loop test, iPhone 8 Plus manages around 9.5 hours.
There is a big disappointment fast charging support in the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. Although there is no doubt that many of us have been waiting for a long time, that there is no fast charger bundle with this device. Instead you have to spend extra for a fast charger. While paying 70,000 rupees for the device, at least you can expect from a company to provide compatible accessories in the box.
The second new feature is Wireless Charging Support, which is a major reason for buying iPhone 8 Plus, featuring a feature of Glass back. Apple is using its AirPower Mat which can charge your iPhone, watch and airpods at the same time. But sometime before the time of sale, you can buy a bunch of third party wireless chargers. It can be said that during my use, the iPhone 8 Plus charging is very slow. It may take up to two hours for the iPhone 8 Plus to fully charge. In today’s time when every other company is working fast on charge, waiting for two hours after seeing the price of iPhone 8 Plus is disappointing.
- Middling battery life
- No fast charger in the box
iPhone 8 Plus performance and software (10/10)
The iphone 8 Plus gets iCloud operating system with A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture and neural engine embeded with M11 motion coprocessor, whereby the phone gives a dynamic performance. The mobile runs on iOS 11 that is the latest and updated Apple operating system. In the last iPhones was loaded with the Apple A10 Fusion that was a quad core chip, and there two high performance cores and two energy efficient. But there was a big problem, only single pair could be active at a time. But talking about new generation iPhones, they are equipped with A11 Bionic that has six cores – four efficient cores. In result, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus much faster than its previous models such as iPhone 7 Plus. The Apple A11 manages multi threaded tasks that can scale to multiple cores.
Storage capacity of iPhone 8 Plus
The phone comes with 64GB or 256GB internal memory and single Nano-SIM. It is a bad news for iPhone loves as it does not comes with 32GB storage. And the phone has 3 GB RAM.
Connectivity Features of iPhone 8 Plus
As we all know, Apple always comes with single SIM slot, hence the iPhone 8 Plus also carry one slot of SIM that supports 4G and VoLTE. Other noteworthy connectivity features including 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS and a USB Type-C magnetic connector for charging and data transfer. Apart from this, it also comes with new feature, wireless charging. It means this phone supports wireless charging.
Price and Colors of iPhone 8 Plus
The iPhone 8 Plus has been priced a starting price tag of Rs.67999. The 64GB variant is available at Rs 67,999, while the 256GB model is priced at Rs 86,000 in India. The handset is available in various color options including Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, and Jet Black – we are down to three – Gold, Silver, and Space Grey.
Verdict: You should buy the iPhone 8 Plus or not
The iPhone 8 Plus is strong mobile and it is upgrade version of 7 Plus. It is much better than iPhone 8 and explores your world. So here some confusion has created, now what we do? If you are planning to buy this phone, then you should focus on some conditions. If you have already the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, then skip. Don’t waste the money. And if you have older iPhone like iPhone 5S then you think about the iPhone 8 Plus as it is worthy for upgrade. If you are wait for iPhone X then you should also skip it.
- Excellent, versatile Dual camera is powerful
- Great screen
- Super speakers
- Wireless charging is amazing and useful
- Glass back feels premium
- Very heavy
- Boring design
- No OIS on secondary camera
- Would have liked the screen to be OLED
- No mobile HDR
- Battery life average