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


Released on September 22, at the same time with the 4.7-inch iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus is Apple's fourth handset to feature a 5.5-inch display - after the iPhone 6 Plus (2014), iPhone 6s Plus (2015), and iPhone 7 Plus (2016). And although some may have expected the 8 Plus to be thinner than its 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 Apple handset to weigh more than 200 grams, and we're thinking that its shiny glass back may have something to do with this (since its battery is smaller than on previous models). 


To put this in a historical context, the new iPhone is almost as heavy as the extremely bulky Nokia E90 Communicator (210 grams) 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 - the very first 5.5-inch iPhone - weighs 172 grams. In case you're wondering, the near-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 8 Plus in terms of heft. 



 



Also interesting is that the iPhone 8 Plus is heavier than pretty much any other new high-end smartphone out there, regardless of screen size. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 weighs 195 grams, the titanium-made Essential Phone weighs 185 grams, while the LG V30 is surprisingly 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 than that, 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 the iPhone 8 Plus is a tad larger than its predecessors. However, the extra heft might 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" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2691 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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44 Comments

1. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

I guess it's a slow news day.

13. tangbunna

Posts: 480; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

weekend = beer time. no news time.

23. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Why isnt phonearena publishing iphone 8 plus swollen batterygate?https://www.imore.com/iphone-8-swollen-batteries-and-what-you-really-need-know

26. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Because it's not even a story just 2 defected devices, you can't even call 2 defected devices a Gate.

38. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1568; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

They've reported on single instances of an iPhone or Samsung catching fire before.

40. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Abd how much apple pays u to defend it on these websites?

28. lyndon420

Posts: 6796; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Good question. Maybe they'll mention it after it has circulated the entire web first?!

29. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And maybe because they just like being late at reporting news? Because they definitely are.

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well after their staunch defense of Apple first flexible phone, I imagine it is likely for more sinister reasons. All of their writers are pro Apple and the company itself probably pushes it, so I can imagine they're just waiting for it to be swept under the rug.

41. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

They are pro apple or on apple's payroll?

42. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If the A11 is really fast, then why produce an iPhone 8 with a really low resolution display? Is it to sucker more users into buying overpriced low tech hardware?

44. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Because they know that they save funds by using similar specs. E.g. the iPhone SE probably cost less than the 5/5S to produce. Furthermore, selling a similar phone to the prior one but at an even higher price is great for maintaining or even increasing their Average Selling Price. Apple's ASP could potentially suffer due to the lower priced SE/6S/7 devices.

24. RevolutionA

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

It's always better to know about our iPhone and its facts you know

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: 6890; 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: 6890; 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.

36. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

I don't have double standart about anything i just being rational, i have both android device and iPhone and i like them both equally so I'm not a fangirl of no one and if there's a actual problem with the iPhone 8 I'm sure we'll hear about it soon but for now it's just 2 reports and probably just 2 defective devices.

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Split screen VS splitgate

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1500; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Wait what's Spligate?

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1500; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

7. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

iphone 8 heavy+

8. Derekjeter

Posts: 1500; 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.

9. Iodine

Posts: 1482; 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

10. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

How about largest and thickest bezzels ever??

12. Iodine

Posts: 1482; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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

11. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

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

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