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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 782 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, whereas 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: 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.

Nov, 2017

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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...

Dec, 2017

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.

Nov, 2017

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.

The iPhone 8 Plus is a hard phone to recommend. Sure, it's powerful, but so is every other flagship - and with a dated design and huge body, the 8 Plus is lagging behind. Throw in the fact that the wireless charging is slow, the fast wired charging...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review

 

A few small upgrades have made a big difference...

Great screen ; Superb dual-lens cameras ; Solid performance ; Good build quality ; Strong battery life

Large, dated design ; No headphone jack

Small upgrades can make a big difference, and Apple’s largest phone now leads the pack

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Faster, better, but essentially more of the same

 

More of the same from Apple – just a little better in most departments and a little more expensive, too

Great cameras ; Wireless charging ; Incredibly fast

Same old iPhone design ; Expensive ; Exceedingly heavy

The iPhone 8 Plus is one of the best phones Apple has ever produced, and for Apple diehards, it offers the most bang per buck of the new range. But if you’re going to spend big on an Apple smartphone, wouldn’t you rather wait for the iPhone X?

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review

 

Small upgrades go a long way, as the iPhone 8 Plus steps forward as the leader of the 8 family

Bright, sharp screen ; Class-leading cameras ; Lightning fast performance ; Top build quality ; Solid battery life

Bulky, dated design ; Expensive ; Lack of headphone jack still annoying

With its superb camera, larger screen and better battery life, the 8 Plus is the iPhone to buy right now

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus hands-on review

 

Apple's less expensive new blowers refuse to be overshadowed by the iPhone X

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Review: A better choice than the X?

 

While the iPhone X is a true evolution of Apple's smartphone, the iPhone 8 Plus is a more straightforward 2017 update of last year's 7 Plus. Still, with its upgraded camera tech, shiny glass jacket…

Powerhouse ; Sleek new design ; Wireless charging ; Smart integrated software

No HDR display ; Still pricey

A lot of people might be holding out for the iPhone X before considering an upgrade, which is only going to hurt early sales of the 8 Plus model. However, a lack of HDR support aside, this is still a solid premium handset that impresses in pretty much...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Apple iPhone 8 Plus

 

iPhone 8 Plus feels substantially more powerful and quicker than most top tier Android competitors. It smokes the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in everything from loading videos and websites, as well as simply navigating and moving from app to app.

navigating and moving from app to app.

Sep, 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
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