iPhone 8 Plus Price, Specs, Features, Reviews : Same as iPhone 7 Plus?

iPhone 8 Plus – All you need to know

iPhone 8 Plus price is just a bit expensive than the iPhone 8. Before we know about the price, let we know about the iPhone 8 Plus itself. iPhone 8 Plus is another smartphone designed and developed by Apple Inc. It was first announced on September 12, 2017 same as iPhone X. It was first released on September 22, 2017. iPhone 8 Plus release date in Malaysia is October 20, 2017 that is 27 days after the first released.

iPhone 8 Plus is the bigger version of iPhone 8. Just like the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus has the all-glass design. iPhone 8 Plus has been review by many users since it first released. Almost all the user make a review for both iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8. Just like everyone knows, the Plus version means better. Same as this iPhone, iPhone 8 Plus is better than iPhone 8. But that is not the issue for this time. Many users agreed that there are not much difference between iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus. There are only a few things that has been upgrade on the iPhone 8 Plus. This make it almost the same as iPhone 7 Plus.

Although it almost the same as iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus still has the new body design that is not on the iPhone 7 Plus. If you want to feel the new design, you should buy this iPhone 8 Plus. If you already have iPhone 7 Plus now, I don’t recommend to upgrade it to iPhone 8 Plus. You will not find much difference in it. Just save your money and upgrade to iPhone X. But if you a new iPhone user, you should go for this iPhone 8 Plus.

 

iPhone 8 Plus price

 

iPhone 8 Plus Price

iPhone 8 Plus price is a bit expensive than iPhone 8. Everyone knows that iPhone 8 Plus price will be expensive than iPhone 8. iPhone 8 Plus price is expensive because it have more features. iPhone 8 Plus price will drop a bit if new iPhone comes out.

For now, iPhone 8 Plus price for Malaysia Set is still expensive. iPhone 8 Plus price will be RM4,149 for 64GB. If you want the 256GB, iPhone 8 Plus price will be RM4,899.

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iPhone 8 Plus price for US Set is cheaper than the Malaysia Set. iPhone 8 Plus price will be $799, around RM3,200 for 64GB. If you want the 256GB, iPhone 8 Plus price will be $949, around RM3,800.

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iPhone 8 Plus Specs

Display : 5.5 inches                                                                

Resolution : 1080 x 1920 pixels

Chipset : Apple A11 Bionic

Storage : 64GB/256GB

Ram : 3GB

Rear Camera : Dual 12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.8

Front Camera : 7MP f/2.2

OS : iOS 11 (upgradable to iOS 11.2)

Battery : 2691 mAh

 

Pros :

  • All-glass design that said to be the most durable glass ever in a smartphone                                    
  • Wireless charging thanks to its all-glass body build                                                     
  • Great dual camera that have optical zoom and digital zoom up to 10x

 

Cons :

  • Design and features almost the same as iPhone 7 Plus
  • Average battery life that lasts about the same as iPhone 7 Plus
  • No headphone jack same as iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 Plus

 

OVERVIEW

iPhone 8 Plus has the new body build design that is the all-glass design. That is the first thing that we will notice about iPhone 8 Plus. iPhone 8 Plus use the same chip as iPhone X that is Apple A11 Bionic. This chip is faster than Apple A10 Fusion that is in iPhone 7 Plus. This makes iPhone 8 Plus have a better performance in multitasking. iPhone 8 Plus still use the Touch ID just like iPhone 7 Plus. The Touch ID works really well just like iPhone 7 Plus. The contrast ratio for this phone is 1300 to 1. The display and images on iPhone 8 Plus still better than other phones but no difference if compare to iPhone 7 Plus.

The rear camera of iPhone 8 Plus still features the same as iPhone 7 Plus. The only new features that is not in iPhone 7 Plus is Portrait Lighting (beta). If compare to iPhone X, this rear camera had the same features as it. The front camera also features the same as iPhone 7 Plus. There are no difference between both phones. The rear and front camera still works great. You can take a lot of amazing photos and shoot a video with this camera. iPhone 8 Plus comes with iOS 11 just like iPhone 7 Plus. iOS 11 have many new features that you can use easily.

Overall,

iPhone 8 Plus is great phones to buy for those who are new to iPhone. You will feel the excitement using this iPhone 8 Plus and you will amazed by it new all-glass design. But, if you are planning to upgrade your iPhone 7 Plus to iPhone 8 Plus, I don’t recommend it at all. It just a waste of money only for a few upgrade. Consider yourself to upgrade to iPhone X.

 

For more review about iPhone 8 Plus, feel free to read below…

 

COLOUR

iPhone 8 Plus Colour

iPhone 8 Plus comes out with 3 colours that is Gold, Silver and Space Grey. There are no more Rose Gold and Jet Black like iPhone 7 Plus. You don’t have much choices this time. So you need to think carefully what colour you should have for iPhone 8 Plus. All the 3 colour is great to have and will look fantastic in your hand.

The quality of the 3 colour look better because of its glass body build. Your iPhone 8 Plus will look stunning and shining especially when there a sun or light surround you. These 3 colour look difference when compare to iPhone 7 Plus that have aluminium body build. Colour on iPhone 8 Plus looks more exclusive than iPhone 7 Plus. iPhone X also will have the same looks because it also have the glass body build. If you are worry about the glass body build, you can cover your iPhone 8 Plus with a case for its protection.

Case

iPhone 8 Plus Case

iPhone 8 Plus case has two type that is silicone case and leather case. There are no leather folio case like iPhone X. This case has many choices of colour for you to choose. The silicone case comes with flash (yellow), spicy orange, cosmos blue, blue cobalt, rose red, ultra violet, dark olive, white, pink sand, midnight blue, black and red from PRODUCT RED. iPhone 8 Plus leather case comes with cosmos blue, pink fuchsia, dark aubergine, charcoal grey, taupe, saddle brown, midnight blue, black and also red from PRODUCT RED.

Now you don’t have to worry anymore about the glass body build. You can choose any of the case to use for your iPhone 8 Plus as its protection. If you don’t want any scratch on your iPhone 8 Plus, you might consider yourself buying one of the case. It also can prevent you iPhone 8 Plus from taking any damage if accidentally drop on the surface. Not just as protection, you also can make your iPhone 8 Plus looks more colourful with the case.

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CAPACITY

iPhone 8 Plus has two different storage capacity that you can choose. It has 64GB and 256GB of memory. iPhone 8 Plus price for 64GB is RM4,149 and RM4,899 for 256GB. Both of these iPhone 8 Plus price is for Malaysia Set. For US Set, iPhone 8 Plus price is $799, around RM3,200 for 64GB and $949, around RM3,800 for 256GB. iPhone 8 Plus price will be more expensive for bigger capacity. Bigger capacity is not a big issue if you are not a heavy user that will store everything in your iPhone 8 Plus.

The 64GB is good enough to have if you only use your iPhone for streaming, chatting, searching internet, take some photos and play a few games. If you only average user of smartphone, this 64GB is already enough for you to store all your things. The 256GB is for people who always take photos every day and shoot videos especially in 4K 60 fps. You can store a lot of photos and videos in this 256GB but not in 64GB. You also can install many apps and games you want with this 256GB. That’s mean you don’t need to worry anymore about the space issue in this iPhone 8 Plus. But the bigger capacity doesn’t means that the performance will be better. The only advantage is you will have more memory space. Now, it’s your choice to decide which capacity is suitable for your iPhone 8 Plus.

 

SIZE AND WEIGHT

iPhone 8 Plus Size and Weight

iPhone 8 Plus was measured 158.4mm in height that is 6.24 inches, 78.1mm in width that is 3.07 inches and 7.5mm in depth that is 0.30 inches. iPhone 8 Plus is a bit bigger compare to iPhone 8 and iPhone X as well. The size of this iPhone 8 Plus is really great to use by one or two hand. It also will fit into your pocket perfectly. You can use iPhone 8 Plus easily and bring it anywhere you like without any problems. Let we know about the weight measurement of this iPhone 8 Plus. iPhone 8 Plus weight is 202 grams that is 7.13 ounces. This phone is heavier than iPhone 8 that is 148 grams and iPhone X that is 174 grams. Both size and weight of iPhone 8 Plus is great for people who love using smartphone with one hand.

 

DISPLAY

iPhone 8 Plus Display

iPhone 8 Plus uses the Retina HD display just like iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 Plus. Retina HD display will make images more clear and text looks smoother. It is really great to have this display on your iPhone 8 Plus. Without it, you can feel that your phone is missing something. If you like to see clear image and smooth text, you really need this display for you own phone. iPhone 8 Plus has 5.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology. IPS technology can solve strong viewing angle dependence and low-quality colour reproduction. This means that you can see your iPhone 8 Plus in wide angle without any colour changes. This is really great if you love to watch movies in your iPhone 8 Plus.

The display resolution of iPhone 8 Plus is 1920×1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi. The contrast ratio for it is 1300:1. It is slightly lower than iPhone 8 that have 1400:1. This means that iPhone 8 will looks a bit better than iPhone 8 Plus. When compare to iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus is left far behind because iPhone X has 1,000,000:1. Contrast ratio on iPhone X can’t be compare with iPhone 8 Plus because it’s too powerful. iPhone 8 Plus still features wide colour display, 3D Touch, 625 cd/m² max brightness, Fingerprint-resistant oleo phobic coating, support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously, display zoom and reachability. These features are the same as iPhone 7 Plus. The new features in iPhone 8 Plus is True Tone display.

True Tone Display

You can turn on or off this True Tone display depends on how you like the colour of your display. If you like the True Tone display, you can turn it on anytime. This feature can be found in the settings. True Tone Display helps the display match the colour temperature around by its automatic white-balancing powers. This feature is great to use in the dark because you can see your phone without any colour changes.

In addition, iPhone 8 Plus is rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529 for splash, water and dust resistant. This means that you can use your iPhone 8 Plus underwater. You don’t need to worry anymore if your phone is cover with water. You will not face any problems with it. However, you still need to take care of your iPhone 8 Plus because this is not permanent condition. Just use your iPhone 8 Plus anywhere you like as long as you remember that it also has a limit.

 

CHIP

Apple A11 Bionic

iPhone 8 Plus uses Apple A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture. It was introduced on September 12, 2017. iPhone 8 and iPhone X also use the same Apple A11 Bionic. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are the first iPhone to use this Apple A11 Bionic. It is said that Apple A11 Bionic is faster than Apple A10 Fusion that is in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. This means that iPhone 8 Plus have the same performance as iPhone X and much better than iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple A11 Bionic includes Neural Engine. It is a dedicated neural network hardware. It can perform up to 600 billion operations per second. This means you don’t need to worry anymore about multitasking problems. Apple A11 Bionic also includes M11 motion coprocessor. iPhone 8 and iPhone X also use the same M11 motion coprocessor. Overall, iPhone 8 Plus share the same chip as iPhone X. This means that the performance on iPhone 8 Plus can be the same as iPhone X. iPhone 8 Plus is better than iPhone 7 Plus when it comes to a chip.

 

CAMERA

iPhone 8 Plus Camera

iPhone 8 Plus uses dual rear camera that is 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras with wide-angle: f/1.8 aperture and telephoto: f/2.8 aperture. This rear camera features optical image stabilisation, optical zoom, digital zoom up to 10x, wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos, Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync and Portrait mode. These features still the same as iPhone 7 Plus. The new feature that is not in iPhone 7 Plus is Portrait Lighting (beta). This feature is under the Portrait mode. It helps user to apply several lighting effects to a subject’s face.

Not just that, this rear camera also features six-element lens, panorama (up to 63 megapixels), sapphire crystal lens cover, backside illumination sensor, Hybrid IR filter. If you love to take amazing photos, this camera features autofocus with Focus Pixels, tap to focus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with stabilisation, improved local tone mapping, body and face detection, exposure control and noise control. These features will make your photos look amazing. This camera still features auto HDR for photos, auto image stabilisation, burst mode, timer mode, photo geotagging and image formats captured to HEIF and JPEG. All these features are the same as iPhone 7 Plus.

FaceTime HD Camera

iPhone 8 Plus FaceTime HD Camera

iPhone 8 Plus uses FaceTime HD camera for front camera that is 7MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. This front camera features Retina Flash, wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos and 1080p HD video recording. These features are the same as iPhone 7 Plus. Not just that, this camera also features auto HDR, backside illumination sensor, auto image stabilisation, burst mode, exposure control and timer mode. All these features are still the same as iPhone 7 Plus.

Overall, both rear and front camera work really well. You can take a lot of amazing photos just with iPhone 8 Plus camera. There are also a lot of features that you can try to use for you photos. All the features will make your photos look better. You also can record many videos with this camera. If compare to iPhone 7 Plus, the result is almost the same. Only a few difference can be spotted on this both phones. iPhone 8 Plus still a bit better compare to iPhone 7 Plus although it have the same features.

 

VIDEO RECORDING

The only difference with iPhone 7 Plus is 4K video recording. iPhone 8 Plus enables user to record 4K video at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps. But, iPhone 7 Plus only 30 fps for 4K video. Other than this, all the features are same as iPhone 7 Plus. The features are 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 720p HD video recording at 30 fps, optical image stabilisation for video, optical zoom, 6x digital zoom, Quad-LED True Tone flash, slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps and 720p at 240 fps. Not just that, iPhone 8 Plus also features time-lapse video with stabilisation, cinematic video stabilisation for 1080p and 720p, continuous autofocus video, body and face detection, noise reduction, take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video, playback zoom, video geotagging and video formats recorded to HEVC and H.264.

 

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

iPhone 8 Plus has 4 types of model that is Model A1660, Model A1661, Model A1778 and Model A1784. All models of iPhone 8 Plus features 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology and NFC with reader mode. Wi-Fi and NFC are same as iPhone 7 Plus. The only difference is Bluetooth. Bluetooth on iPhone 8 Plus is much faster than iPhone 7 Plus that only use Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology.

 

LOCATION, VIDEO CALLING AND AUDIO CALLING

iPhone 8 Plus has the same features as iPhone 7 Plus. The features are assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS, digital compass, Wi-Fi, mobile data and iBeacon micro-location. Video calling and audio calling also the same as iPhone 7 Plus. Video calling features FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or mobile network. Audio calling features FaceTime audio, voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling.

 

AUDIO PLAYBACK AND VIDEO PLAYBACK

For audio and video playback on iPhone 8 Plus, the features are the same as iPhone 7 Plus. Audio formats on iPhone 8 Plus supported AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+). It also has user-configurable maximum volume limit. Video formats supported HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2 and Motion JPEG. iPhone 8 Plus supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 content but not on iPhone 7 Plus. This is the only difference that can be found. Other features are AirPlay Mirroring, photos and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later) and video mirroring and video out support up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lighting to VGA Adapter. You need to buy the adapter separately.

 

POWER AND BATTERY

Battery on iPhone 8 Plus doesn’t show an improvement compare to iPhone 7 Plus. iPhone 8 Plus lasts about the same as iPhone 7 Plus. Talk time on wireless lasts up to 21 hours. Internet use on this phone will lasts up to 13 hours. Video playback on wireless lasts up to 14 hours and audio playback on wireless will lasts up to 60 hours. iPhone 8 Plus features Fast-charge capable up to 50% charge in 30 minutes. This feature is the same as iPhone X. iPhone 8 Plus uses built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery just like iPhone X and iPhone 7 Plus. It still feature charging via USB to computer system or power adapter. The feature that is not on iPhone 7 Plus but on iPhone 8 Plus is wireless charging. iPhone 8 Plus features wireless charging that works with Qi-certified chargers. iPhone X also features wireless charging.

 

SENSORS

For sensors, iPhone 8 Plus has the same sensors as iPhone 7 Plus. The sensors are Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor. Although it is the same as iPhone 7 Plus, it still works really well.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

For accessibility, iPhone 8 Plus still have the same features as iPhone 7 Plus. Accessibility is for people with disabilities to use the their iPhone easily. The features include VoiceOver, Zoom, Magnifier, Dictation, Switch Control, Closed Captions, AssistiveTouch and Speak Screen. All this features will help these people to use iPhone easily.

 

OPERATING SYSTEM

iOS 11

iPhone 8 Plus uses iOS 11. This is the eleventh version of the iOS operating system. This iOS 11 has many new features. There also improvement in performance with this iOS 11. Lock screen and Notification Center has a new looks. Control Center also has been redesign to make user uses it easily. There also another changes and improvement in the Settings and others apps that you can try yourself. iPhone X and iPhone 7 Plus also use the same iOS 11.

 

CONCLUSION

iPhone 8 Plus still a bit better than iPhone 7 Plus although they don’t have many difference. If you want to feel the exclusive look, you might buy this iPhone 8 Plus because it has all-glass design that is not on iPhone 7 Plus. If you don’t care about the design but care about the performance and features, I don’t recommend to switch from your iPhone 7 Plus to this iPhone 8 Plus. But if you are the new user of iPhone, this iPhone 8 Plus is a great iPhone to start off your experience with iPhone.

 

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