It’s that time of the year again – Apple’s firmly established yearly release cycle means today we assess the iPhone 8 Plus. The current flagship, though due to be usurped by the iPhone X very soon, the 8 Plus boasts a new A11 Bionic chip, a dual-camera set up plus a new glass back. Is this phone worth its steep £799+ asking price?
At a glance, you would be forgiven for thinking that nothing has changed from the iPhone 7 Plus to the new iPhone 8 Plus. From a design perspective, that is especially the case – the only major difference is the addition of a glass panel on the back of the phone, instead of Apple’s familiar aluminium construction. Does this mean the iPhone 8 Plus isn’t worth a purchase? Let’s find out.
- Finish: Gold, Silver, Space Grey
- Capacity: 64GB/256GB
- Dimensions: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (L x W x H)
- Weight: 202g
- Display: 5.5in 1920×1080, 401 PPI
- Water resistant level: IP67 rated
- CPU: A11 Bionic 64-bit
- RAM: 3GB
- Camera: Dual 12MP, 1x wide-angle (28mm, f/1.8) 1x telephoto (56mm f/2.8)
- Video recording: up to 4K 60fps, including 1080p 240 fps slo-mo.
- Facetime (front) camera: 7MP, 1080p HD recording.
- Battery: 2691mAh
- OS: iOS 11