How highly do we recommend the iPhone 8 Plus? We summarized its features and specs

Created date: 09/30/2018, 13:20:29, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 06:34:57

Detailed review of iPhone 8 Plus's features

Here's our thorough explanation of whether you should buy the iPhone 8 Plus. We thoroughly evaluated how easy it is to hold, its operability, processing performance, multi-tasking performance, and more. We also reviewed how much we recommend it when compared to other models.

Summary of iPhone 8 Plus performance and functions

The size and weight of the iPhone 8 Plus

The body of the iPhone 8 Plus is 3.1 inches (78.1 mm) wide, 6.2 inches (158.4 mm) long, and 0.3 inches (7.5 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5.5 inch, and it weighs 202 oz (202 g). Its size is large compared to normal smart phones. While it may be slightly difficult to use with one hand, the screen is large and easy to see. I think this is a nice balance. It is recommended for those who want large screens instead of operating with one hand. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 32GB
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ColorGold/Space Gray/Silver/Redー ー / ー / ー/ / /
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.1 inches (78.1 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.5 mm)2.6 inches (67.1 mm) x 5.4 inches (138.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.1 mm)3.1 inches (77.9 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.3 mm)
Weight202 oz (202 g)138 oz (138 g)188 oz (188 g)
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Display of the iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus has a Retina IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 32GB
iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
iPhone 8 PlusiPhone 7 32GBiPhone 7 Plus 256GB
Display size5.5 inch4.7 inch5.5 inch
Display typeRetina IPS LCD3D Touch Retina HD3D Touch Retina HD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 1920750 x 13341080 x 1920
Pixel density400 ppi325 ppi400 ppi
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The battery life of the iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus has a battery capacity of 2691 mAh. The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.

The processing capability of the iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus uses the Apple A11 Bionic CPU with 2.5GHz×6(Hexacore). The memory capacity is 3GB. Its CPU has better performance than normal smart phones. While this level of performance may be excessive, it is something that would be appreciated when enjoying 3D games. In addition, it has slightly more memory, which is more than adequate for general use. Most games can probably be comfortably enjoyed. Although I feel it may be slightly inadequate for 3D games, overall, there is no problem.

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ChipsetApple A11 BionicApple A10Apple A10
CPU specs2.5GHz×6(Hexacore)2.34GHz+2.34GHz×4(Quad core)2.34GHz+2.34GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size3GB2GB3GB
Storage size256GB32GB256GB
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The camera of the iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus has a back camera with 12 MP. The front camera has 7 MP. Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time. The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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Rear-camera resolution12 MP12 MP12 MP
Front-camera resolution7 MP7 MP7 MP
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Review of the product design of the iPhone 8 Plus

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an iPhone 8 Plus, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the iPhone 8 Plus around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The iPhone 8 Plus is easily held with one hand, and its size allows it to be firmly held. It is small enough to be held in one hand together with things like a wallet, but this may be a bit difficult for ladies with small hands.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the iPhone 8 Plus in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

Sometimes taking the iPhone 8 Plus out of your pocket doesn't go so well as it gets caught on fabric easily. It's safe to assume that some people will find it stressful that it is difficult to take it out smoothly.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The iPhone 8 Plus is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the iPhone 8 Plus by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

To many people, the iPhone 8 Plus is of a size which allows it to be operated with one hand. Still, for people with small hands, it may be a bit difficult to do so. It becomes slightly larger when a case is added, and depending on the person, I think this may make it slightly harder to operate with one hand.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The iPhone 8 Plus feels too heavy to operate with one hand, so the device wouldn't be a good choice even if you are just going to use it for a short period of time. We suggest that you hold it tightly with both hands as it may hurt your hands if you use it with just one hand for an extended period of time.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

When using the iPhone 8 Plus with just one hand, it is quite difficult to press the button on the screen edge. We suggest you operate the device with both your hands rather than pushing your luck with just one hand.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the iPhone 8 Plus are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Keys on the iPhone 8 Plus can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

I think it is easy to use the buttons on the iPhone 8 Plus as they are displayed in large sizes. However, it is difficult not to make typos when typing at high speeds. I don't think you will feel it difficult to type if you are careful when typing.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the iPhone 8 Plus is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the iPhone 8 Plus is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the iPhone 8 Plus displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The screen of the iPhone 8 Plus can display pictures and videos quite vividly. This makes it great for enjoying videos and games dynamically. It has a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing sentences

For the iPhone 8 Plus, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

Whether it be a phone call, mail, or during a chat, the iPhone 8 Plus provides smooth performance. Even when using the phone in demanding situations, you can use the phone comfortably since there will usually be no lag.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

If it is just SNS such as Facebook and Instagram, and some internet searches, the performance is enough. As a result, you will hardly ever find yourself frustrated or annoyed when using this phone.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

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