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Apple iPhone 8 Plus Review Roundup

iPhone 8 Plus is the best iPhone ever with a “home button”. It’s definitely worth the upgrade for the camera alone.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Consenus

iPhone 8 Plus offers two big new features over iPhone 7 Plus — wireless charging and a faster processor — with a new a glass back. Otherwise wait for iPhone X if an extra $200 bucks is not a deal breaker. Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. // Define the slot itself, register it and fetch an ad. googletag.cmd.push(function() { var slot = googletag.defineSlot('/1003891/_between_article', [['fluid'],[640,480]], 'div-gpt-ad-in-article') .setTargeting('test', 'infinitescroll') .addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().enableLazyLoad(); var div = document.createElement('div'); div.id = slot.getSlotElementId(); // auto-generated by GPT document.body.appendChild(div); // Call display() to register the slot as ready and fetch an ad. googletag.display(slot); });

4.27 out of 5

Average Overall Rating

★★★★★★★★★★

4.27 out of 5 stars (8 reviews)

Critics Reviews (Around the Web)

★★★★★★★★★★

4.65 out of 5 stars
the iPhone 8 Plus is the best iPhone I have ever used. I appreciate the glass back, added wireless and fast charging, and the camera is terrific. Yet, I haven't ordered one because of the iPhone X. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.5 out of 5 stars
A solid iPhone, but a clear evolution from previous Plus models. Compared to the iPhone X it's unexciting, but it offers the far better experience over the iPhone 8. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.0 out of 5 stars
The iPhone 8 Plus may promise better augmented reality experiences than its smaller counterpart thanks to its dual cameras, making it the one you should buy. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4 out of 5 stars
The iPhone 8 Plus should really be called the iPhone 7S Plus. Its updates don't warrant a full number bump, but they're welcome improvements that make the 8 Plus another great iPhone. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.4 out of 5 stars
The iPhone 8 Plus is a superlative phone with a spectacular camera, but wait for the upcoming iPhone X before buying: it promises to fold all of the key features of the 8 Plus into a smaller, sexier package. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.6 out of 5 stars
more storage, great cameras, improved software and absolutely first-rate performance into some highly familiar packages. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.0 out of 5 stars
The world is going camera-first, and this is a kick-ass camera. The glass design is a big improvement. Wireless charging makes everything better. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★

4.0 out of 5 stars
if you're upgrading from anything older than an iPhone 7, the improvements in the camera and the overall speed of the phone are going to really impress you. Read full review →
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Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in gold
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in gold

Pros

  • Wireles charging
  • Much improved camera, portrait mode
  • Glass back feels premium
  • Super-fast processor
  • Dual cameras
  • Portrait Lighting is intuitive and useful
  • Starts at 64GB
  • Early AR apps are impressive
  • Great build quality
  • 25 percent louder
  • 60fps 4K video recording
  • 240fps 1080p slow motion video

Cons

  • Portrait Lighting, while in beta, needs some work
  • Nearly as expensive as the iPhone X
  • Dated design
  • Battery life average
  • Not the fastest LTE connections
  • Still a relatively low-res screen with a big bezel for the price
  • No headphone jack
  • Not as water resistant as its competitors
Apple iPhone 8 on wireless charger
Apple iPhone 8 on wireless charger

Our Final Conclusion

iPhone 8 Plus is the best iPhone ever with a "home button". It's definitely worth the upgrade for the camera alone.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus black, white, gold colors
Apple iPhone 8 Plus black, white, gold colors

Product Overview

September 12, 2017 - Featuring New Glass and Aluminum Design, Retina HD Displays, A11 Bionic Chip, New Single and Dual Cameras with Support for Portrait Lighting, Wireless Charging and Optimized for Augmented Reality Apple today announced the successor to iPhone 7, aptly named iPhone 8. It is not the iPhone X also announced today. Although, still excellent smartphones that improve upon the previous generation with faster processors, better cameras, and wireless charging -- all while keeping pricing the same....

MSRP:
$799
Type:
Smartphones
Released:
Sep 22, 2017
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