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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 806 reviews of Apple iPhone 8 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and design are generally positive. The size and camera also get good views. Some have doubts about the connectivity and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 8 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt, Patrick Afschar Kaboli (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Smartphone Review

 

Big sibling, small improvement. As with its smaller sibling, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus does not have many new features. We get a slightly revised chassis, now with a glass rear panel, as well as the new A11 chip. However, small optimizations improve the...

True-Tone display ; fast SoC ; great camera ; accurate GPS ; Bluetooth 5.0 ; high Wi-Fi performance ; many LTE bands ; water and dust protection ; high build quality ...

... but big and heavy ; storage cannot be expanded ; only 12 months warranty ; no stereo jack ; only average speakers ; display resolution could be higher ; heavier than the predecessor ; very limited NFC functionality

The iPhone 8 Plus offers slightly more than its smaller sibling. We are not only talking about the pure weight, which is substantial at more than 200 grams (~7 oz), but mainly the dual-camera. The display also features more pixels and you get 1 GB more...

Sep, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

iPhone 8 Plus review

 

The iPhone 8 Plus' updates don't warrant a full number bump, but they're welcome improvements that make it another great iPhone.

Stellar performance ; Great camera, fun Portrait Mode features ; Wireless charging works well ; Great display ; Daylong battery

Expensive ; Boring, dated front design ; No headphone jack

The iPhone 8 Plus should really be called the iPhone 7S Plus. Its updates don’t warrant a full number bump, but they’re welcome improvements that make the 8 Plus another great iPhone.

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

 

The iPhone 8 Plus may promise better augmented reality experiences than its smaller counterpart thanks to its dual cameras, making it the one you should buy.

Super-fast processor. Dual cameras. Wireless charging.

Not the fastest LTE connections. Still a relatively low-res screen with a big bezel for the price.

The iPhone 8 Plus is ready for the future, which makes it our favorite iPhone so far—but then again, we haven't tested the iPhone X yet.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review

 

Apple's fanciest iPhone isn't here yet. But the innards of that fancy iPhone X already exist -- mostly, anyway -- inside a phone you can get right now: the iPhone 8 Plus.

Fantastic dual-lens camera shoots better than ever with improved portrait mode. Adds wireless charging. Lightning-fast speed. Starts at 64GB.

Dated design. Most competing Android phones have even larger screens. Upcoming iPhone X could be a more compelling choice.

The iPhone 8 Plus is a superlative phone with a spectacular camera, but wait for the upcoming iPhone X before buying: it promises to fold all of the key features of the 8 Plus into a smaller, sexier package.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8+

 

Both the iPhone 8 Plus and the Galaxy S8+ are great phones, but they are better at different things and we're about to learn more about those differences...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Peter K. (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs OnePlus 5

 

The iPhone 8 Plus has arrived with a bang, aiming for a spot on the winning podium. A ton of competition from the Android realm is also vying for a place there, with one of the best bang-for-buck competitors being the OnePlus 5, a rather affordable...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 

Apple vs Samsung is the modern day smartphone rivalry, and their two latest devices - the iPhone 8 Plus and Note 8 - step up their performance and photo skills…

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Review

 

So who should be buying an iPhone Plus this year? Well, let's take a look at what you can expect from the phone's hardware, and Apple's latest software, as we start breaking things down and answering that question.

Monumental battery life ; Wireless charging ; Dual-camera improvements ; Stunningly fast performance ; Tons of storage space

Glass back feels damage-prone ; Portrait lighting mode needs more fine-tuning ; No longer feels like Apple's best iPhone

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Luca Zaninello (androidpit.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Classic look, future tech

 

Well, here we are. This year the time has come once more to cross to the dark side of the force, at least for a few days. All of us are anxiously waiting to try the brand new and (in its own way) revolutionary iPhone X, but we must not forget that...

Long battery life ; Perfect performance ; High quality apps in the App Store ; Best AR platform in the mobile world ; Wireless Recharge ; Telephoto lens ; Video 4K 60 fps and 1080p 240fps 4K 60 fps and 1080p 240fps

Screen/front panel ratio ; No audio jack ; Somewhat heavy ; Lack of manual mode in the camera ; Heats up a lot under stress

iPhone lovers have nothing to complain about with regard to design. It has to be said that compared to other top-range 2017 phones one realizes that this smartphone has been left behind. Take the Galaxy S8 Plus for example: it is almost the same size...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review

 

The Apple iPhone 8+ is a larger version of the iPhone 8. With a bigger screen and a superior camera, it's the best iPhone of the current generation, but also the most expensive. Compared with the 7+, the 8+ offers more memory, a faster chip and...

Don't choose the iPhone 8+ if you want value for money or a compact phone. Choose it if you value Apple's ease of use, if screen size matters, and if you're a keen photographer. But be prepared to carry something huge in your pocket.

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13
Talk time (3G):21
Wireless audio playback time:60
Wireless charging:Y
Wireless video playback time:14

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:10
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):7
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.5 / 1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera aperture number:2.8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Brand color:Gold / Silver / Space Gray
Color of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1300:1
Display brightness:625
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:401
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:ZIP
Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Equalizer:Y
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:FaceTime, Safari, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, Game Center, iCloud Drive
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:Lightning male - 3.5 mm female

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:Lightning
Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M11
Processor cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A11

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:11

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:256 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.295
Height:6.24
Weight:7.13
Width:3.07