5.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD multi-touch display with IPS technology and Retina HD display 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, Optical image stabilization and Sixâelement lens All new glass design with A colorâmatched, aerospaceâgrade aluminum band Splash, water, and dust resistant 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
|Package Dimensions||6.2 x 3 x 2 inches|
|Item Weight||2 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
69 customer reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars
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This phone is fast. Donât believe other comments you might see because I officially rate and run speed tests on my phones. The gold phone, we purchased, is rated the fastest phone smart phone in the world at this time. Itâs Antutu rating is 219575 and the second silver phone is rated at 216318. This phone just blows away my iPhone 7 Plus with speed and downloading apps and animation quality. My old iPhone 7 Plus was rated at 178438. This speed is due to the new A11 Bionic chip with 64 bit architecture.
This phone has the new bluetooth 5 which succeeds bluetooth 4.2. Bluetooth 5 is backward compatible to the previous versions. The new bluetooth has twice the speed of the 4.2 version and about 4 times the range. That is amazing since it uses less power and its message capacity is 255 bytes versus 31 bytes which makes the data payload of the 4.2 version rated at 20 bytes max. This is a major distance and data transmission increase in performance. I notice it when I lay down my phone and walk away and my Apple Watch 3 is still connected when before I would lose connection with my older iPhone.
The phone is designed to be IP67 for splash, water and dust resistant. The camera is still 12 MP but it has excellent performance with optical zoom and digital zoom up to 10 times. It also still has the portrait camera mode with the blurred background Bokeh effect by using both of the rear cameras. It even uses the new portrait lighting mode to make your photos look more professional.
In the video recording mode I really like the 4K video recording with 30 or 60 fps. Of course you still have the front facing camera with 7MP quality for face time or selfie photography. The slow motion mode is nice when shooting sports events or shooting wildlife videos.
The phone is slightly larger but is still fits into most of your iPhone 7 Plus cases. The new iPhone 8 Plus weighs just a bit more at 7.12 ounces versus 6.63 ounces. The battery life is the same in the specs but for me it seems to be a bit longer at 22.4 hours. The rating is 21 hours.
The new phone is only available in 64 GIG or 256 GIG storage capacity.
Overall this is a great phone. I am happy with our new phones and it is a good upgrade in power and performance.
December 16, 2017
Wow, update. Iâve never owned anything this nice in my life like the iPhone 8 Plus. You can play for days on end with the camera and have the same photo technology as professionals. The camera in the phone working along with an app for tilt and shift produces like ðµ.
Everything on the case is glass. I canât dream of a drop and looking for a good case.
December 24, 2017