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iPhone 8 Plus Specs and Price

iPhone 8 Plus Specs and Price

The newly unveiled iPhone 8 Plus is the bigger sibling of Apple’s latest flagship iPhone 8. It shows off similar premium design and same powerful processor, but comes with dual-lens rear camera setup.

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iPhone 8 Plus Key Specs & Features

  • 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Apple A11 Bionic Chipset with GB RAM
  • iOS 11
  • Water Resistant & Dustproof
  • 64GB, or 256GB Built-in Storage
  • Dual 12MP Rear Camera and 7MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (up to 1024 Mbps download)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
  • Fast Charging and Wireless Charging support

iPhone 8 Plus

Design and Display

Like its smaller brother, the iPhone 8 Plus flaunts a premium all-glass design. It is among the first phones from its American maker offering glass on the rear. This is probably the only thing on the outside that sets it apart from its predecessor. The company claims this glass is the most durable on any phone to date.

The water and dust proof device crams in a large 5.5-inch Retina HD display. The IPS touch screen actually has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. That’s more than 400 pixels per inch. It comes with oleophobic coating.

Camera

The iPhone 8 Plus differs from the regular variant in the camera department. It offers you not one, but two 12MP sensors on the rear. The main wide-angle camera uses a six-element lens with an f/1.8 aperture. The second telephoto shooter has an aperture size of f/2.8.

Camera features include phase detection autofocus (PDAF), 2X optical zoom, optical image stabilisation (OIS), and quad-LED dual tone flash. Apple promises better bokeh effect in shots. You get a 7MP front camera with Full HD video recording capability for selfies.

Hardware, Software and Other Features

A new in-house A11 Bionic chip provides the muscles to get things done in the iPhone 8 Plus. The six-core chipset offers better processing and graphics crunching, as one would expect. Support comes from 3 GB of RAM. Buyers can get the device in a 64GB or 256GB variant.

The iPhone 8 Plus flagship comes with latest Apple iOS 11 operating system. The American tech company promises awesome augmented reality (AR) experience. Plus, audio is louder and bass deeper.

You get speedy dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless connectivity. There are NFC and Touch ID for Apple Pay and seamless unlocking. For the first time ever, Apple offers wireless charging support on a flagship smartphone. iPhone 8 Plus also supports fast charging.

Pricing and Availability

Pre-orders for the iPhone 8 Plus will begin on September 15, while the device will hit stores starting September 22, 2017. iPhone 8 Plus is available in 64GB and 256GB models at $799 and $949 respectively.

The iPhone 8 Plus is not yet available in Nigeria, Kenya, or Ghana and we have no info on official pricing and availability at this time. iPhone 8 Plus Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 300,000 Naira to 490,000 Naira, depending on your location and built-in storage.

Price in Ghana is expected to start at around 3,200 GH₵. iPhone 8 Plus Price in Kenya is expected to start at around 99,999 KSh.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Specs

Here are a few specs of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus:

General Features

  • Platform: iOS 11
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
  • GPU:
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Colours: Silver, Space Gray, Gold
  • Dimension: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 202 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi), 3D Touch
  • Screen Protection: Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP Camera, 2160p ultra HD 4K Video
  • Rear Camera Features: phase detection autofocus, 2X Optical Zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama), OIS
  • Front Camera: 7MP Camera, 1080p HD Video, HDR, Panorama

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB or 256GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 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(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 1024 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes, (Apply Pay only)
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0, Reversible Connector

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: No (supports a lightning connector to 3.5mm jack adapter or wireless AirPods)

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Apple Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: No
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes, Apple Pay
  • Water Resistant: Yes, IP67 (Water resistant in up to 1 meter or water for up to 30 minutes)
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: No
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: Non-Removable Battery Battery
  • Talktime: up to 21 hours (3G)
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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iPhone 8 Plus Specs and Price was last modified: September 14th, 2017 by NaijaTechGuide Team