Hello everyone, today I’m going to review a sublime phone i.e. Apple iPhone 8 plus review. It has been around 50 days since the day Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced world’s most stunning phone at Steve Jobs Theater Apple Park in California. I have been using this phone for more than one month. I would say I’m super impressed with it but at another side it is very expensive phone too Let us divide this device into several sections and will understand the specs of this device.
Apple was using same old design template for almost one decade and people around the world are divided into 2 groups one are who do not want to see any change in their iPhone design but want to see the increase in spec bump and another one wants to see a drastic stunning super cool design should compete other android company’s flagship phone Samsung, Google, LG and one plus etc. So this year 2017 decided to satisfy all the section of iPhone lovers by launching two greatest phone ever on the planet. iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X. We will discuss more on iPhone X on my review which is coming Soon.
Highlights of iPhone 8 plus
- A11 bionic chip: The most powerful chip on Smartphone ever
- Wireless charging support: Qi standard charging
- Portrait mode: Rear camera photos
- Truetone display
- Fast charging support
- Best Video Capture support: 4K video at max 60 fps
- Improved Audio Quality
- improved Battery life
- IOS 11: 100% updates guaranteed
- AR support: 1s ever smartphone platform to support Augmented reality
Display and Design:
Apple did not make any huge changes on their native and most successful design in this year as well but has made a futuristic change that can make the difference when compared to other iPhone with iPhone 8 plus. I would say honestly on the front the change percentage is Zero it is just like other iPhone models like iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 6s plus, iPhone 6 plus etc. If we see at the back of this phone its complete glass design and Apple announced that the glass used on this phone is the most durable glass ever on a smartphone before.
And apple engineered nicely with great colors to hide the antenna band this time and the back looks very clean and this time Apple removed info like IMEI number at the back. Even the back contains more durable glass but it is still glass so there is a slight advantage of glass getting slattern over the drops when compared to previous generation phones. Due to the addition of glass, the iPhone 8 plus weights 12g more over iPhone 7 plus but we can have used to it after using someday.
Display and Design elaboration:
It comes with IP67 certified dust and water resistance which can help iPhone 8 plus to survive in water for more than half an hour. At the Display section, apple didn’t make any changes still continued to use same 16:9 aspect ratio with LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, size is 5.5 inches and resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratios (401 ppi density).
iPhone 8 Plus comes in 3 colors and 2 variants they are space gray, gold and silver with 64 GB and 256 GB. Apple has improved the audio clarity in iPhone by almost 25% over their previous iPhone 7 plus. The good thing is this phone comes with both sides durable glass. This glass on the back gives more grip over the aluminum body.
As we knew already that Apple doesn’t want to keep 3.5 mm audio jack back again so we need to use the lightning port for audio listening as well. Apple is using their 2nd generations Touch ID on iPhone 8 plus which super-fast and secure.
Hold on a second I forgot to tell a killer feature that is ‘true tone” display. Which helps to auto adjust the display tone based on the ambient light which is so good for human eyes. This feature was there on iPad already but brought back to iPhone which is so cool.
Apple made it clear that the chip used in iPhone 8 plus is most powerful chip even on a smartphone and that is named as Apple A11 bionic chip and this statement is absolutely right. A11 bionic chip is designed with 64-bit architecture with six cores (2 performance cores and 4- high-efficiency cores. The performance cores used in the A11 bionic chip are almost 25% faster than A10 fusion chip and the performance of 4-high efficiency cores are 70% faster than A10 fusion chip used in iPhone 7 models. I felt this A11 chip is for future I mean to say as a normal user we won’t feel any different right now but this chip can last at least 2-3 years over a period of time. It does the stunning performance which leads to battery optimization and introduction AR technology.
This chip has got the top rating is the geechbench4 app for the single core as well as for multi-core which defeated the topmost Will talk more on this A11 bionic chip in detail in another article. Apple used their 2nd generation GPU which is almost 70% faster than the previous phone which leads to smooth performance booster. A11 bionic comes within built Neural engine which helps in improved SIRI performance and more and also new camera (image processing) ISP chip is also come with which helps in faster autofocus rate and supports portrait mode technology.
Battery and wireless charging:
Apple equipped the new iPhone 8 plus with Non-Removable Li-Ion 2691 mAh battery which was surprised many folks initially because it was bit smaller one over iPhone 7 plus but thanks to power chip A11 bionic and IOS 11 which holds big portion in making this small battery as a big powerhouse which leads that this phone can now sit beside best battery life phone on the current market. We can use it for a full day with 100% charge, but though this phone supports fast charging apple didn’t bundle the fast charging brick in the box but you can buy it separately with spending around $100 (both adapter and USB-C lightning cable). But overall this phone is set to be great powerhouse than previous iPhone.
Apple fans were so much disappointed last year that they expected a new feature that is wireless charging but this they won’t. Apple included wireless charging support in their new iPhone which is designed and follow the “Qi” standards. So that means we can use any wireless pad which was developed using “Qi” standards. Apple announced their “AirPod” which is used to charge the iPhone 8 Plus wirelessly we can keep it any place based on convenient. But this “AirPod” right now not available probably it is for sale for Christmas. So iPhone users also use wireless charging pads available at Starbucks or any other coffee shops. I would say this wireless charging not so fast but it’s kind of top-up which is a known fact.
Camera unit on the new iPhone 8 plus is not that much but has minor changes that give best photography and videography experience. The rear camera is Dual 12 MP (f/1.8, f/2.8), autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality. Now video recording can support 4K at 60 fps and slo-mo at 1080 HD at 240 fps which is awesome. Selfie camera is having 7 MP, f/2.2
The first-time apple introduced portrait mode which is in beta version but available for iPhone 8 plus at the rear camera with this we can capture really cool pictures using portrait mode-studio light, control light, stage light and stage light mono etc. Dark light photo performance is nice thanks to the ISP engine in the A11 bionic chip would say iPhone 8 plus can capture best photos and ranked top by DXO score as well.
iPhone Review Rating:
- Design: 8
- Value for money: 7
- Our Rating: 9
Pros & cons
- A11 bionic chip
- Truetone display
- Touch ID is retain
- Wireless charging
- IP67 water resistant
- Best camera
- AR feature
- Portrait mode
- Old design
- Battery backup
- Fast charging brick not bundled
- Glass back can be breakable
- No headphone jack
Final words of iPhone 8 Plus review
In conclusion, we are in the phase whether we need to buy this phone are not. We have described all the info about the new iPhone 8 plus. It costs little expensive but if you want to use this phone for at least 2-3 years then grab it with 256 GB variant. If you bored of the old design of apple you can go head by spending additional $200 and grab iPhone X. My iPhone X full review is on the way.