The iPhone 8 plus is the larger version of the iPhone 8. It resembles strongly with the predecessor model iPhone 7 plus with few changes that differentiate both the variants like the glass body and the resulting dual tone effect. It carries a 5.5-inch display and dual camera setup, also similar to last year's iPhone 7 Plus. Under the hood is Apple's A11 Bionic processor and comes with wirelessly charging.
Design and Display
The display in the new iPhone 8 Plus consists of an IPS 5.5-inch diagonal Retina display with widescreen LCD Multi-Touch. The screen resolution scales to 1920x1080 pixels and it has a pixel density of 401 ppi. The new series models will have the familiar Touch ID-fingerprint scanner-home button system. A big change to the design is that Apple has replaced the traditional aluminium iPhone design with a new glass and steel body. The iPhone 8 Plus carries a fresh glass design reinforced by steel. The body is made of glass and has steel trim around the edge. The phone still retains the large bezels and the round home button. The camera bumps out of the frame which is not great. Most of the flagships are already dealt with the camera to keep it flush with the rear and it gives the users a peace of mind while keeping their phone somewhere. The display supports 3D Touch and has 625 cd/m² max brightness. The screen goes through an oleophobic coating to resist fingerprint smudges. The display supports multiple languages and includes display zoom. Overall the display has good reachability. You can also find a colour-matched, aerospace-grade aluminium band. You can grab the iPhone in 3 exciting colours- Gold, Silver, and Space Grey.
The iPhone 8 Plus will be powered by an A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture. It consists of 4 efficiency cores that are up to 70 percent powerful than the A10 Fusion. Additionally, it has 2 performance cores that are up to 25 percent faster. It will come power-packed with iOS 11 and Neural Engine Embedded M11 motion coprocessor. This chip is powerful enough to smoothly manage the AR functionality. iPhone 8 Plus will feature the next generation of Touch ID with face and/or iris scanning. It is also enabled with wireless charging. Apple is said to include its lightning connector in the iPhone 8 plus in place for the port USB-C. The phone will support the Apple Pencil.
Storage and Connectivity
Apple ditches its 32GB variant in favor of a 64GB and 256GB model, it is backed by 3 GB RAM. The new device also supports Wireless charging that works with Qi chargers. This makes the phone future proof. The iPhone carries an in built rechargeable lithium-ion battery and supports Charging through USB to the PC or power adapter. The device only supports Nano-SIM types. However, they do not support micro-SIM cards. There are also Accessibility features that assist people who need special care to use the iPhone easily. They can make use of the built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy for exploring their device. Such options include Voiceover, Zoom, Magnifier, Siri and Dictation, Type to Siri, Switch Control, Closed Captions, Assistive Touch, and Speak Screen. Now coming to sensors, there is Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, and Ambient light sensor. The iPhone 8 Plus is Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant, Rated at IP67 under IEC standard 60529Splash.
It supports Fast-charge feature. The iPhone 8 plus offers- Up to 21 hours of talk time, Up to 13 hours Internet use, Up to 14 hours Video playback, Up to 16 hours Audio playback. Lasts about the same as iPhone 7 Talk time (wireless): Up to 12 hours Internet use: Up to 13hours of Video playback (wireless): Up to 40 hours Audio playback (wireless): Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes. The glass back allows wireless charging with ease. The Headphones includes Ear Pods with Lightning Connector. The Apps in the device are engineered intelligently so that they consume fewer data.
Just like the iPhone 7 plus, the iPhone 8 plus has dual-cameras. New to the iPhone is two new sensors, 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras with wide angle aperture of ƒ/1.8 and Telephoto ƒ/2.8 aperture. The device offers better portrait mode, swift autofocus. The camera does well in low light conditions. The speakers are also purportedly 27 percent louder than iPhone 7with deeper bass.