- Retina HD
- 5.5 “widescreen multi-touch LCD (diagonal) with IPS technology
- 1920 × 1080 pixels at 401 ppi
- Contrast (typical) 1300: 1
- True Tone display
- Wide color range display (P3)
- 3D Touch
- Maximum brightness (typical) 625 cd / m2
- Dual domain pixels for a wide viewing angle
- Impression-free oleophobic coating
- Supports simultaneous display of multiple languages and character sets
- Screen zoom
- Easy access
Battery: 2675 mAH
- Talk time (wireless): up to 21 hours
- Internet surfing: up to 13 hours
- Video playback (wireless): up to 14 hours
- Audio playback (wireless): up to 60 hours
- Fast charge: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes
- 12MP cameras with wide angle and telephoto lens
- Wide-angle: ƒ / 1.8
- Telephoto lens: ƒ / 2.8
- Digital zoom up to 5x
- Optical zoom + Digital zoom up to 10x
- 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
- HD video recording (1080p) at 30 fps or 60 fps
- HD video recording (720p) at 30 fps
Water / Dust Resistance: IP67 rating according to IEC 60529 standard
- Sidereal Gray
What’s in the box:
- iPhone 8 Plus
- Lightning to USB cable
- 5W USB power supply
- EarPods earphones with Lightning connector
- Lightning adapter to headphone jack (3.5 mm)
Well definitely a big innovation compared to iPhone 7 Plus … Mh, NO!
APPLE YOU ARE DELUDING
So talking a little bit of Apple’s choices we can well understand that an iPhone X (totally different from the other iPhone) would have definitely displaced all, ok, so there are new iPhone, but then call them iPhone 7S and 7S Plus and not 8.
Until a few years ago with the change of the number we also had notable aesthetic improvements and with the S generation of internal hardware updates. In the last few years this soap-based design is going on, bah … who knows.
NOTE: iPhone 8 will not be my main device since it will be iPhone X, which I hope with all my heart that next year Apple will also release a Plus version.
Leaving aside this small and short intro we move on to the actual review.
Aesthetically, Apple has really made a masterpiece by inserting the glass in the back, in fact the chances of breaking the glass are now doubled thanks to the glass in both the front and the back. It ‘really very nice I know, but this glass attracts scratches and fingerprints in a scandalous ergo, dear Apple but a glass Gorilla Glass 9H super resistant / oleophobic / sapphire would not be better?
Perhaps with such glass would not even need films or stuff, and the cost would not increase too much to you.
However returning to talk about the aesthetics of this iPhone is to say that even in this case we have a non-physical Home button, like on iPhone 7/7 Plus, a double camera (improved) horizontally like the 7 Plus, and the usual form of the previous iPhone. So in the end it is an iPhone 7 Plus with the back of glass (aesthetically both clear).
The available colors are 3: Silver, Gold, Sidereal Gray (like the reviewed model).
Analyzing this iPhone on a practical level it must be said that the improvements compared to the model are found everywhere, both as regards the camera (given the improvements made on the focal aperture and the new features introduced) and as regards the loading speed of app and operating system.
In just 12 seconds, iPhone 8 Plus manages to light up and ask for the password (if any) for the first unlock.
The apps all run very smooth, thanks to the A11 Bionic chip, both for games (more or less heavy graphics), both for the AR, both for all the apps that an average user uses (social , email, safari, …).
Good really fast charging even if, with some covers, it can not connect.
Overall, is it worth buying this iPhone and investing all this money?
So if we have an iPhone 7 Plus or 7 the answer is NO 100%, while if we want to be cooler than Tim Cook then well, it is useless to answer since it will already be in your cart.
If you own an iPhone 6S Plus or 6S, the answer is SNI more NO. I have an iPhone 6S Plus and it works very well, so I do not recommend the purchase.
If you have an iPhone 6 Plus or 6, even in this case I would say SNI but let’s say it is still tending to a NO. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, apart from folding, still work well enough. Ok they will not be the best, but for now they are still fine.
If you have an iPhone 5S or earlier, then YES.
64Gb or 256Gb? I have opted for 64Gb, since it is now my memory cut. 256Gb are many and often useless, but if you need it (I hope not for games or apps like that, but for a more professional use) then 256Gb can go.
Satisfied with this iPhone? NO, and then not only from this but also from the X (the vertical camera is horrible), so we’ll see next year what Apple will propose.