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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Pros

  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • Water-resistant phone
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Proprietary USB connector

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Description

Just like the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus sticks to a familiar form factor, with water resistance and built-in stereo speakers, but replaces the metal housing with a glass back to enable wireless charging. It brings along a new, faster Apple A11 Bionic system chip and a display supporting Apple's True Tone display technology. The dual camera at the back now shoots 4K video at up to 60fps and takes portraits with studio lighting effects. The addition of optical image stabilization to the 2X zoom Telephoto camera should translate to clearer images and portraits. iOS 11 runs on it out of the box, introducing augmented reality applications, a redesigned App Store, a new Control Center layout, and a number of UI refinements.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupiOS (11.x)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 7.13 oz (202 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (157 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 67
  • Colors:
    • Gold, Gray, Silver

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 401 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 67.47 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Peak brightness:
    • 625 cd/m2 (nit)
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup12 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Quad LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.8
    • Pixel size:

      Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

      • 1.22 μm
    • Optical zoom:
      • 2.0 x
    • Hardware Features:
      • Dual-camera (12-megapixel, F2.8 aperture), Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 7 megapixels
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
    • Video capture:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Apple 3-core GPU
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM / LPDDR4
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 256 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2691 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Fast Charge:
    • Yes
  • Wireless charging:
    • Built-in (Qi)
  • Talk time:
    • 21.00 hours
      the average is 20 h (1195 min)
  • Music playback:
    • 60.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 14.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • Headphones connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • Yes

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Phonebook:
    • PopupUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T4
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 5.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
      • MIMO
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Direct:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Mobile Payment:
    • Apple Pay
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Sep 2017

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 949
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This device is also known as Apple A1897, Apple A1864


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (with 64GB storage)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 799

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (A1864)

Differences from the main variant:

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
  • 2G Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Apple iPhone 8 Plus specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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