The iPhone 8 Plus, Apple’s latest version of their plus-sized iPhone. Available in either 64GB or 264GB capacity, the device is made nearly entirely of glass (front and back) being rid of the aluminium rear we saw on the previous iPhone series. The new glass back is very sleek, and surprisingly gives much more grip now due to smart designed glass. Some will be disappointed that the overall design hasn’t changed much since the 6, but this is effectively a fine-tuned previous iPhone Plus – so still a brilliantly designed device.
The display is noticeably improved, with the addition of the True Tone feature enabling the phone to automatically alter the colour temperature of the display depending on the surrounding environment/lighting (reducing the sometimes harsh blue tones associated with LCD.) The OLED screen won’t be seen on every variant of the iPhone just yet (annoyingly,) but we can hope they decide to with their next generation.
The performance has also seen plenty of attention, with Apple’s fastest processor – the A11 Bionic – teamed with 3GB of RAM making it a supremely fast device. In fact, the iPhone 8 gen nearly achieved double the scores of Android flagship devices in the multi-core Geekbench 4 test. Released with iOS 11, the overall experience of using this device is far, far better and faster than the already quick previous iPhone model – asserting Apple’s place in the smartphone elite choices.
Apple have stuck with a dual 12MP camera on the rear, as seen on the previous iPhone Plus one of these is f/1.8 and the other a f/2.8 telephoto camera. The sensor has been rebuilt entirely making it larger and faster plus there is a new ISP (Image Signal Processer) to allow for better textures and colours in each pic. The updates given to the camera’s on the iPhone 8 Plus all add to make the photo’s look like they are taken from the Galaxy S8 (a very big compliment.)
Overall a very impressive smartphone, again putting the iPhone at the top of many wishlists.
iPhone 8 Plus Tech Specs
• Screen – 5.5-inch 1080p LCD True Tone Display
• 3GB RAM
• 12-Megapixel f/1.8 rear camera
• 8-Megapixel front camera
• Wireless and Fast Charge capable
• Water, dust and splash resistant