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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.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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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