Apple iPhone 8+ (plus) Review, Full Specs, Alternatives

Although not the latest device from Apple, the iPhone 8 plus is a recent and sophisticated device with some interesting features. The iPhone 8+ however, is an upgrade to the iPhone 8 which sports a 4.7 inch IPS display with 750 x 1334 resolution and 326 PPI density, 74/256gb ROM, 2gb RAM, no sd card slot, 12MP rear camera and 7MP camera all powered by a meagre 1821mAh Li-ion battery.I can’t lie about this, I’m not a big fan of iPhones, so don’t expect me to impressed. I’m absolutely not. Now that we’ve seen what’s in the iPhone 8, let’s quickly find out what we have in the plus.
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iPhone 8+ Basic Features

Network: 2G / 3G / 4G Display: 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)) Software: iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.2 Platform: Apple A11 Bionic chipset | Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) CPU | Apple GPU (three-core graphics) Memory: 3GB RAM | 64GB/256GB ROM | No sdCard support. Cameras: Front — 7 MP, (f/2.2 1080p, flash) | Rear — Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm, OIS) + 12 MP (f/2.8, 57mm) Battery: 2691 mAh, Li-ion, Non removable.
Now that we’ve had a quick glance, let’s break it all down in the review.

Display, Storage and Platform

The iPhone 8+ straps on a 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen on a 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm body. Featuring 401 PPI pixels density on 1080*1920 resolution, the display is crystal and graphics come out as if when alive. This “flagship” from Apple comes in two storage variants, one sports 64GB ROM while the other sports 256GB ROM but both variants come with 3GB RAM Under the hood lies an Apple A11 Bionic chipset, Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) CPU and Apple GPU (three-core graphics). Breakdown Chipset == 64-bit Hexa-Core == 6 cores Monsoon == 2.53GHz x 2 Mistral == 1.42GHz x 4 The iPhone 8+ comes with iOS 11 out of the box but it’s upgradable to iOS 11.2. That’s good news.

Camera and Media

For the camera, It sports a 7mp lens with f/2.2 aperture as the front camera with a soft flash and then a 12MP cameras which features f/1.8 aperture with OIS and another 12MP camera with f/2.8 aperture at the back with a quad flash. For the media aspect, we have our Audio player, Video Player, Sound recorder, Video recorder, Photo shooter, Photo editor but no 3.5mm jack for headphones.

Battery and Comms

As it’s been earlier mentioned, it sports a 2691mAh which I consider to be a very low battery capacity. It sports the fast-charge technology which helps it charge up to 50% in 30 mins. Comms? Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0, 2G, 3G and 4G.

iPhone 8+ Price in Nigeria

As at the time of writing this article, the iPhone 8+ between the #320,000 to #440,000 on jumia. The price depends on your location and seller.

Alternative Device

Apple fans don’t really look towards another market in the smartphones industry. But in case you’re thinking of an alternative, then I suggest you go for some other Android flagships like the Phantom 8 and Zero 5.

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iPhone 8+ Full Specs

Launch

Announced Sep. 2017
Status Available. Released Sep. 2017

General

Navigation Touchscreen
Battery 2691mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable.
Colours Gold, Space Gray, Silver

Display

Type LED-lit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, (~401 PPI density)
Size 5.5 inches
Multi-touch Yes

Platform

Os iOS 11. Upgradable to iOS 11.2
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic
CPU Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
GPU Apple GPU (3 cores)

Storage

RAM 3GB
ROM 64GB/257GB
SdCard Not supported

Camera

Primary (rear) Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm, OIS) + 12 MP (f/2.8, 57mm),
Secondary (front) 7MP (f/2.2,)
Features LED flash, Panorama, Touch focus, Geo-tagging, HDR, phase detection, autofocus, OIS

Comms & Networks

WiFi Yes, 802.11
Hotspot Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared No
NFC Yes (Apple pay only)
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Headphones Wireless
FM radio No
Sim slots 1
Sim Type Nano Sim
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G Yes

Sensors & Controls

Compass Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Fingerprint Yes (Front-mounted)
Temperature sensor No
Heart Monitor No
Barometer Yes
Pedometer No
Iris Scanner No
Motion Sensor No
Wireless charge Yes, QI
Fast Charge Yes,
Voice Control

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