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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 833 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. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The size and camera also get good feedback. Many are negative 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: Soham Raninga (digit.in)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Review

 

The iPhone 8 Plus is a curious case of a great smartphone that fails to excite.

Fastest phone you can buy today ; Brilliant 1080p display ; Stellar battery life ; Speedy camera with accurate focusing

Dated design ; Low-light camera performance should have been better ; Sort of in no man's land, thanks to the iPhone X

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus is a dependable workhorse and the default choice if you are looking for a pure performance flagship smartphone. However, it simply doesn't have the design and looks to match its performance credentials.

2017-10

Expert review by: Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Till the iPhone X comes, this is the best

 

Apple iPhone 8 Plus is an upgrade on the iPhone 7 Plus, and sports one major design change in the form of a glass back. But is there more to this phone?

2017-10

Expert review by: Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review blog: Great phone, but should you buy this?

 

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: The iPhone 8 Plus looks identical to its predecessor the iPhone 7 Plus, but a lot has changed. Here's our daily review of the latest iPhone.

2017-10

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review

 

The siblings 8 and 8 Plus are the ones that could be the Trojans of the new wave

Super smooth experience and blazing fast ; Camera still awe-inspiring with better Portrait mode ; Sound quality hugely improved

Looks too familiar ; Portrait lighting needs work. Lot of it! ; Wireless charger/fast charger not included

It may look all too similar, but the iPhone 8 Plus is a smartphone that just works, using all its power and new functionality with a smoothness that defies spending any more money on the iPhone X

2017-09

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPhone 8 Plus review

 

It's no iPhone X, but the 8 Plus is a safe - if pricey - bet

Wireless charging is useful ; Glass back feels premium ; Dual camera is powerful

Dated design ; No mobile HDR ; Battery life average

A solid iPhone, but a clear evolution from previous Plus models. Compared to the iPhone X it's unexciting, but it offers the far better experience over the iPhone 8.

2017-11

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...

2017-09

Expert review by: Dominic Preston (techadvisor.co.uk)

iPhone 8 Plus review

 

Is the iPhone 8 Plus a step ahead, or is Cupertino killing time until the iPhone X? Find out what we think in our iPhone 8 Plus review.

2017-12

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Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

iPhone 8 Plus

 

An iPhone 7S Plus in all but name. iPhone 8 Plus.

Excellent, versatile camera ; Great screen ; Super speakers ; Wireless charging is nice to have

Very heavy ; Boring design ; No OIS on secondary camera ; Would have liked the screen to be OLED

Apple was very coy about battery life when it announced both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, probably because both of these handsets actually include smaller cells than last year’s models. That’s worrying for the iPhone 8, but I was impressed by the...

2017-12

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review

 

The 8 Plus isn't "the best iPhone you can buy," as the larger Plus phones have been since Apple started its "regular and extra large" iPhone releases in 2014 . And it's no longer the only big-screen iPhone. The iPhone X is a step above the 8 Plus in a...

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

Dated design. Lacks some of the extra iPhone X camera features. Large body makes it hard to hold.

The iPhone 8 Plus is a great phone with a spectacular camera that offers a lot of what iPhone X has under the hood, but in a lot less exciting body.

2017-11

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review

 

The 8 Plus isn't "the best iPhone you can buy," as the larger Plus phones have been since Apple started its "regular and extra large" iPhone releases in 2014 . And it's no longer the only big-screen iPhone. The iPhone X is a step above the 8 Plus in a...

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

Dated design. Lacks some of the extra iPhone X camera features. Large body makes it hard to hold.

The iPhone 8 Plus is a great phone with a spectacular camera that offers a lot of what iPhone X has under the hood, but in a lot less exciting body.

2017-11

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
Front camera type:Single camera
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 colour:Gold / Silver / Space Gray
Colour 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:14
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 - 3000
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:7.5
Height :158.4
Weight:202
Width:78.1