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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

from  $929.99+
92
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Review

The iPhone 8 Plus shares a powerful foundation with the iPhone 8, but a few features give it a distinct advantage over its little brother. Its 12-megapixel dual camera is one of the best we've used, and its bigger battery means it'll stick around longer on a charge than the iPhone 8. While it's easily the best big phone Apple has ever made, its slightly longer, slightly heavier body make it feel a little unwieldy compared to some of its biggest rivals.

Pros
  • Impeccable performance
  • Great build quality
  • Dual camera works well
  • Solid battery life
  • Early AR apps are impressive
Cons
  • Design may be too familiar to some
  • The camera humps are back
  • Portrait Lighting modes need work
  • Can be uncomfortable to hold
  • Not as water resistant as its competitors
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
5.522
Internal memory
641
Camera
Yes
Model
64GB

General

Type
Smartphone (IOS)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Battery type
Li-ion

Camera

Camera
Yes (12 megapixels) (f/1.8) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Optical zoom) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 ac)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Streaming / internet)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Edge) (UMTS / WCDMA) (EV-DO rA) (1 2100MHz, 3 1800MHz, 4 1700 2100MHz, 5 850MHz, 7 2600MHz, 12 700MHz, 13 700MHz, 17 700MHz, 18 800MHz, 19 800MHz, 20 800MHz, 25 1900MHz, 26 800MHz, 28 700MHz, 30 2300MHz, 40 2300MHz, 41 2500MHzMHz)
Subscriber identity
Nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.5 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
401 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
None

Hardware

Processor make
Apple (Other)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Model
256GB

General

Type
Smartphone (IOS)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Battery type
Li-ion

Camera

Camera
Yes (12 megapixels) (f/1.8) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Optical zoom) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 ac)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Streaming / internet)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Edge) (UMTS / WCDMA) (EV-DO rA) (1 2100MHz, 3 1800MHz, 4 1700 2100MHz, 5 850MHz, 7 2600MHz, 12 700MHz, 13 700MHz, 17 700MHz, 18 800MHz, 19 800MHz, 20 800MHz, 25 1900MHz, 26 800MHz, 28 700MHz, 30 2300MHz, 40 2300MHz, 41 2500MHzMHz)
Subscriber identity
Nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.5 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
401 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
None

Hardware

Processor make
Apple

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes