Apple iPhone 8 Plus was released in 2017 with iOS 11. It has a 5.5″ Retina display, Apple A11 Bionic chip, 3GB RAM, 12MP camera, 2691 mAh battery, with 15W fast charging. In 2020, it is still a bargain smartphone.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus is a physical look-alike of its predecessor, the iPhone 7 Plus. It has the same design and same screen size and resolution. This time though, there is glass both on the front and the back of the phone.

The differences become more glaring inside. The iPhone 8 Plus has a new processor and GPU – both Apple-made. iPhone users’ battery life nightmares may not be over yet though: the iPhone 8 Plus has a smaller battery than its predecessor, though Apple claims that the iPhone 8 battery lasts longer. Time will tell.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Phone Price and Specs

Wireless Technology and Software

  • 2G: GSM EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: UMTS HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE frequency bands + VoLTE 1(2100) / 2(1900) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 12(700) / 13(700) / 17(700) / 18(800) / 19(800) / 20(800) / 25(1900) / 26(850) / 28(700) / 29(700) / 30 / 66 / TD-LTE 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • OS / Software: iOS 11
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Design, Build, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 202 g
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels (401 PPI) True Tone, IPS display with ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Ambient Light, Gyro, Barometer, Geomagnetic, Accelerometer, Proximity and Compass
  • Build: Series 7000 Aluminium frame + Glass back. IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
  • Colours: Silver, Space Gray, Gold

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: Hexa-core
  • Processor Name: A11 Bionic, Neural Engine, Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
  • Graphics Processor: Triple-Core
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB / 256 GB
  • External Storage: None

Photography and Video Recording

  • Rear Dual Camera: 12 MP wide angle + 12 MP telephoto, f/1.8 wide-angle + f/2.8 telephoto apertures, optical image stabilization, LED flash
  • Video recording: 4K @ 60fps
  • Front-facing Camera: 5 megapixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 86° wide angle, Retina flash

Multimedia Playback

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: No

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v5.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: Lightning connector

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Charging: Fast Charging (Up to 50% charge 30 minutes). Qi Wireless Charging
  • Battery: Non-removable 2,675 mAh
  • Launch Date: September 12, 2017
  • Availability: September 22, 2017
  • Phone Price: $699 / $849 at launch.

The iPhone 8 Plus is sold in many countries and regions around the world, including but not limited to USA, Canada, Latin America, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, China, Middle East, Africa, UAE, India, Singapore, and Japan.

In the United States of America, it is available carrier locked and factory unlocked across the country, including from retailers like Amazon.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus GSM Unlocked 64GB - Space Gray
Apple iPhone 8 Plus GSM Unlocked 64GB – Space Gray

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Supported US Carriers

Apple iPhone 8 Plus is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Cricket, Boost Mobile, H2O Wireless, Ting, US Cellular, Lyca Mobile, PureTalk, Consumer Cellular, Ultra Mobile, Straight Talk, Red Pocket Mobile, Jolt, Airvoice Wireless, and Google Fi.

It has global networks support too and can be used in most countries around the world.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus News and Price in 2020

The iPhone 8 Plus is a few years old now, and so is no longer listed on the Apple website. However, it is still available, renewed or refurbished, from Amazon for as low as $349 and as high as $400 for the 64GB storage variant from Amazon. There is also a thriving market for used iPhone 8 Plus phones.

Note also that it is one of the Apple devices eligible for iOS 14, so buying one in 2020 means you get the latest software and features at a bargain price. The hardware is still quite decent too.

If you love a smaller, handier form, the iPhone 8 is mostly the same phone with a smaller 4.7″ display. But we would then advice that you consider the iPhone SE 2020, which is a much more powerful, better equipped, modern remake of the iPhone 8.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Not available.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is recommendation that we make based on our evaluation the specs of the device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of the device or of the manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as MobilityArena may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

Phone Review Rating

We are yet to review Apple iPhone 8 Plus and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and information on this page about Apple iPhone 8 Plus are 100% correct.

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