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23rd September 2017 by Yemi Osonaike with 0 comments

Review of iPhone 8 Plus: iPhone 8 Plus Specs and Price

iPhone 8 Plus is no doubt making waves now in Nigeria and all over the world.  Last year, the American technology giant unveiled iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both of which were huge success. But this year, Apple is determined to surpass that record the 78.3 million sales with a higher priced 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, which has one of the best displays you’ve ever seen in a smartphone.

As expected, iPhone 8 Plus shares similar features with its little brother, the iPhone 8. However, iPhone 8 Plus has few distinct features which give it the edge over its iPhone 8. A major feature is the 12MP dual camera, which makes iPhone 8 Plus more advanced than iPhone 8 .

Also, it sports a bigger battery than the iPhone 8 which means that it’s battery will last longer  than that of iPhone 8.  Besides, the iPhone 8 Plus has a larger display than its ‘cousin’, the iPhone 8. It sports a 5.5-inch Retina HD display while the iPhone 8 comes in a smaller 4.7-inch.

Amazingly, the newly released iPhone range is powered by Apple’s  A11 Bionic chip. This powerful chip which ensures augmented reality apps and games run smoothly on both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. If you want to know more about the iPhone 8, you can click here

But if you want to know more about the more advanced version, here is the in-depth review of iPhone 8 Plus


Key Features of iPhone 8 Plus

The main specifications of iPhone 8 Plus are as follows:

  • Display: 5.5-inch Retina HD Display
  • OS: iOS 11
  • Processor: Hexacore
  • Rear Camera: 12MP wide-angle & 12MP Telephoto
  • Front Camera: 7MP Face-time HD Camera
  • RAM: 3GB
  • ROM: 64GB
  • Battery: 2675mAh (up to 21 hours)

Pros of iPhone 8 Plus

  • Larger screen and better resolution compared to iPhone 8
  • Excellent build quality
  • Outstanding Performance
  • Superb Cameras
  • Active wireless charging
  • Updated Augmented Reality experience
  • Dust and water resistant

Cons of iPhone 8 Plus

  • Familiar design (except the glass backs)
  • Quite Expensive
  • No headphone jack
  • Non-expandable internal memory
  • Can be uncomfortable to hold

Price Comparison of iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus will soon be available in Nigeria online stores. According to Apple, the iPhone 8 Plus will start selling in Nigeria from September 22, 2017. However international third-party sellers on Jumia and Konga are already offering the iPhone 8 Plus from N350, 000

Display & Design of iPhone 8 Plus

While the iPhone X has dramatically changed in design, iPhone 8 and iPhone Plus still retains the same design from iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. You will still get the rounded edges, lightning ports, camera humps and volume buttons, just like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

However, iPhone 8 has changed in aspects like all glass design to enable easy wireless charging. Also, Apple has upgraded the Retina HD display on the iPhone 8 range.  The 5.5-inch display of iPhone 8 Plus still supports 3D Touch just like iPhone 7 Plus. However, there’s an addition of True Tone which seamlessly adapts the display to the ambient light.

Besides, the display on the iPhone 8 supports cinema grade wide colour, which Apple says offers the best colour accuracy in the industry.

Performance and Software of the iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus comes with much improvement in software. Apple has finally dropped the 32GB storage tier. You have the option of 64GB or 256GB depending on your needs and budget.

Also,  iPhone 8 Plus seems to be more capable of handling high-intensity tasks because of its 3GB RAM compared to iPhone 8’s 2GB.

Besides, this generation of iPhones is the first to feature Apple’s newly designed GPU which is coupled with the new hexacore A11 Bionic chipset. So, customers should expect the iPhone 8 Plus more performance from these smartphones.

Also, the bigger battery and improved dual camera make the 8 Plus the better option of the iPhone 8.

What more, iOS 11 has just been released, so users will get all the exciting features of the most advanced operating system because iOS is now more powerful with the A11 Bionic chipset.

Cameras of iPhone 8 Plus

Camera of iPhone 8 Plus

Do you want the best photography from your smartphone? The camera of the iPhone 8 will transform your ‘selfie’ fantasies into reality! With this phone, you don’t even need to buy any digital camera in Nigeria to get that amazing selfies you’ve always craved for. Here is why.  It comes with dual 12MP cameras as we have stated earlier. You get a 12MP wide-angle primary camera and a 12MP telephoto camera with a slower lens for zooming in on objects. The latter is also used for special effects such as portrait mode portrait lighting.

The 7MP selfie camera is also impressive. It has features like Apple’s portrait mode and new portrait lighting. Amazingly, both cameras can shoot 1080p videos at 240 frames per second. What more, the 8 Plus camera can shoot 4K videos and record super-slow 240fps at 1080p.

Battery of  iPhone 8 Plus

Are you concerned about battery life?  The iPhone 8 Plus will not disappoint you. It features a 2765mAh battery with wireless charging.

The battery of iPhone 8 Plus might seem lower than that of its predecessor’s 2900mAh.  However, Apple has assured customers of getting the same battery life as that of the iPhone 7 Plus, all thanks to the power efficient A11 Bionic chip inside it.

Besides, the iPhone 8 Plus does not come with Apple’s rapid chargers, but you can use any Qi-compatible charging pad.

Our Verdict of iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 might not have the iPhone X’s cutting-edge design. However, it is an incredibly powerful machine. And we highly recommend this smartphones for Nigerians. Plus, you get the same performance as the iPhone X at a reduced price, since both flagships feature Hexacore A11 Bionic chip processor.

You only miss out on the all-screen OLED display, 3D Animated ‘Animojis’  and face ID of the iPhone X. Also, the iPhone 8 Plus’s camera is a much improved version of iPhone 7 Plus.

Moreover, the redesigned body of the iPhone 8 range allows for wireless charging which is a welcome development to the iOS smartphones.

In sum, iPhone 8 Plus packs more storage, better cameras, improved software and top-tier performance into a more familiar device. We think Nigerian Apple’s diehard fans would enjoy this smartphone. Only time will tell anyway.

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Yemi Osonaike
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Yemi Osonaike is a freelance writer and teacher. She provides writing and editing services. Her educational background in English Language has given her a broad base from which she approaches many topics. She especially enjoys writing product descriptions and blog posts.

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