Did you know? iPhone 8 Plus is the heaviest, largest iPhone ever


Released on September 22, at the same time with the 4.7-inchiPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus is Apple's fourth handset to feature a 5.5-inchdisplay - after the iPhone 6 Plus (2014), iPhone 6s Plus (2015), and iPhone 7Plus (2016). And although some may have expected the 8 Plus to be thinner thanits predecessors, this is actually the thickest iPhone Plus to date. In fact,overall, the iPhone 8 Plus is the largest, heaviest iPhone ever made.



 



At 202 grams (7.13 oz), the iPhone 8 Plus is the

first Applehandset to weigh more than 200 grams, and we're thinking that its shiny glass back mayhave something to do with this (since its battery is smaller than on previous models). 


To put this in a historical context, the newiPhone is almost as heavy as the extremely bulky Nokia E90 Communicator (210grams) from a decade ago. As for Apple's previous large smartphones, the iPhone 7 Plus weighs 188 grams,the iPhone 6s Plus tips the scales at 192 grams, and the iPhone 6 Plus - thevery first 5.5-inch iPhone - weighs 172 grams. In case you're wondering, thenear-bezel-less iPhone X (which will be released in November) weighs 174 grams,while all other smaller iPhone models obviously don't come anywhere near the 8Plus in terms of heft. 



 



Also interesting is that the iPhone 8 Plus is heavier thanpretty much any other new high-end smartphone out there, regardless of screensize. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 weighs 195 grams, thetitanium-made Essential Phone weighs 185 grams, while the LG V30 issurprisingly light at just 158 grams.



 



Size-wise, the iPhone 8 Plus is a 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches(158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm) device. There's no other iPhone that's larger thanthat, although the three previous iPhone Plus variants come very, very close -you can see the exact dimensions of all four models below.


Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.77 oz (192 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.77 oz (192 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



 



In real life, you'll have a hard time realizing that theiPhone 8 Plus is a tad larger than its predecessors. However, the extra heftmight be noticeable, especially if you're switching from an iPhone 6 Plus(which is almost 30 grams lighter).



 



Apart from being mildly interesting, the fact that the iPhone 8 Plus is the heaviest and largest Apple handset ever should have little to no impact on its commercial success. After all, the phone is not exaggeratedly heavy, and it's actually about the same size as Apple's prior iPhone Plus models.


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iPhone 8 Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2691 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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44 Comments

43. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

and the dumbest too

39. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Soooooo that's why it's more expensive this year.

37. Mr.mobile

Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 09, 2017

They can easily reduced the body sizes and put 5-5" inch screen in compact body with less weight there are using the same desgin and display from 6+,6s+,7+8+ to cut the cost value look the one plus 5 its has the same 5-5inch screen with less bezels,front finger prints scanner and bigger 3300 mah battery with less weight L

35. amaze244

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 20, 2017

Good to see Apple is turning to make it larger

31. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Weighs as much as a small tablet, while having a significantly smaller display than the competition. Still gets a ridiculously high rating on iPhonearena's "review".

21. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I will have to admit that the iPhone 8 feels a bit better/ more reassuring to hold than the previous wide body iphones but the phone is just wide for no real reason. Hell, it's wider than my Moto Z Force.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Good for the triceps.

16. Whitedot

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

And one with the worst body to screen ratio.

15. painnpanic

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

So the phone is thicker and heavier than before any previous model. It also has glass all the way around meaning braking glass over say a dent. Warranty won't cover water damage even though it is suppose to be water resistant, and this phone received a 9.2. I'm not saying it's a bad phone just would prefer a more honest outside the box review.

20. mikehunta727 unregistered

No company warranty covers water damage on any device though

14. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

So a heavier iPhone 6sss plus

11. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Useless information. It's just an iPhone 7S...

17. izim1

Posts: 1622; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

More like iphone6SSS

19. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

iPhone 6 (4th Generation) !

25. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

iPhone 6 CHANGED EVERYTHING THE f**k AGAIN edition

10. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

How about largest and thickest bezzels ever??

12. Iodine

Posts: 1520; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Deffinitelly not, even the iPhone SE has bigger top/bot I think. But still got a home button.

9. Iodine

Posts: 1520; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

3D touch and glass back both added like 20 g and when Apple has not added such aditional “all body” layers weight went down on the iPhone 7. Well just hope touch ID display wont be an aditional 20 g layer. The new iPhoneX class design seems much denser though - stainless steel plus big battery plus a ton of glass

8. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I played with my cousins iphone 8 Plus, and you can tell it's a lot heavier than my 7 plus. It almost felt twice the weight of my Nexus 6p.

7. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

iphone 8 heavy+

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Wait what's Spligate?

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Oh I just read on it, lol. #splitgate You know those Asians messed with those phones.

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Split screen VS splitgate

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Why don't you report the iPhone 8 #Splitgate since it's slow news day?

4. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Maybe because there's only 2 reports so far? It can't even been considered as a gate.

22. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Then why were they one of the first media outlets to report on the 1st Note 7 that caught fire in China?

27. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Because the device caught fire and risked people lives?

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That's no excuse. News is news, regardless of however grave or dangerous the issue is. PA was one of the first to report on the Note7 which caught fire in China... So why can't we expect them to also be one of the first to publish a report on this split and swollen battery issue of the latest iPhone? Any logical reason why we can't?

34. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Because 2 defective devices isn't even news, if this is a massive production issue we'll hear more reports about it soon.

33. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And this case is also caused by a faulty battery, so we don't know how this is going to end like. Anyways, it's pretty obvious you have double standards in this matter, so I'll save myself some time instead of explaining all this.

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