Apple iPhone 8 Plus Review

Released along with its younger sibling iPhone 8, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus is the flagship smartphone that can be found in the market. The Apple 8 Plus has been released as the successor of Apple iPhone 7 Plus which was known for its camera quality and other features.

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus has been built up with same body design as of the iPhone 7 Plus, yet the 8 Plus has been made more thicker and taller than the iPhone 7 Plus which makes it a little hard to hold with a single hand. The device, further, comes with glass back panel which makes it look attractive and eye-catchy.

Talking about the physical appearance of the device, the iPhone 8 Plus looks similar like the iPhone 7 Plus. The front part of the smartphone contains an earpiece along with the front facing camera and sensor. The device, nevertheless, lacks LED notification light that is not acceptable. The home button of the fingerprint sensor can be located below the screen.

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus has been provided with same 2.0 reversible connecting port which allows you to connect your wired charger and lightning jack which later allows you to connect wired earphone. The bottom part of the device contains a microphone and a speaker. Looking at the rear, we can find dual camera followed by a flashlight and a secondary microphone.

Coming towards display, the iPhone 8 Plus has been provided with 5.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD display along with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The company, however, could have featured 4K resolution in the device. The screen, yet looks good, has good reproduction quality and the 8 Plus comes with “True Tone” feature that lets your screen to adopt the color as per your environment.

Apple ships the iPhone 8 Plus running with iOS 11 and the OS can later be updated to iOS 11.1. The Apple iPhone 8 Plus too has been clocked with same Apple A11 Bionic Chipset which makes the smartphone faster than expected. The smartphone further is boasted with Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) CPU and Apple GPU (3-Core graphics) that lets you to enjoy high-end graphic games.

Moving towards camera, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus features dual 12 MP (28 mm, f/1.8, OIS and 57mm, f/2.8) cameras. The first 12 MP camera takes sharp images and the low aperture lets it to perform well in the low light condition. The second camera helps to take image with high depth of field while using portrait mode. The rear camera is also capable of shooting 4K videos at 30/60 and 120 fps and full HD videos at 30/60/120 and 240 fps.

The iPhone 8 Plus possesses 7 MP front facing camera which allows you to satisfactory self portraits. The camera also f/2.2 aperture lens that performs quite well in the low light condition. The front camera also shoots videos at 1080p@30fps and 720p@240fps.

However, Apple has degraded the battery capacity instead of increasing it. Nevertheless, the battery doesn’t get low even with heavy use, thanks to its bionic chip. The smartphone too has been provided with Qi wireless charging and fast charging functions which were lacked in its predecessors.

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus has been made available in 3 colors; Silver, Space Gray and Gold.


Apple iPhone 8 Plus Price in Nepal : Rs. 112,500 (For 64 GB),

Rs. 133,000 (For 256 GB)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Specification


 Size  5.5 inches
 Resolution  1080 x 1920 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed NA
 CPU Type Hexa-Core (2x Monsoon + 4x Minstral)


 Video Recording Resolution  2160p@24/30/60fps and 1080p@30/60/120 and 240fps
 Main Camera Resolution  Dual 12 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  7 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  3 GB
 ROM  64 GB/256 GB
 External Memory  No


 Multi-Sim  No
 Sim Size  Nano SIM
 2G Sim  NA


 USB Version  2.0 Reversible Connector
 Headphone  NA
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot, NA
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth 5.0
 PC Sync  NA
  NFC  Yes, Apple Pay Only


 Operating Software  iOS 11 (Upgradable to iOS 11.1)

Physical Information

 Color+ Silver, Space Gray and Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
 Weight  202g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  Yes, IP67 Certified Water Resistant and Dust Proof


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  NA
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  2691 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  NA
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  NA


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