iPhone 8 Plus Review – So boring yet so good!

by birtanpublished on August 25, 2020

This is the iPhone 8 plus and if you did not read the title of this video or hear me say it you would have probably mistaken this phone for just another 6 6s or 7 plus and I'm not blaming you it's not until you turn the phone around that you

Notice that it's indeed the latest and greatest from Apple that is for another month until the axe comes out so it's a flagship phone released a month before an undeniably better phone from the same company comes out but that's not to say

The H+ is a bad phone it's actually a really great phone just one that is shadowed by its Bessel s brother so I'm going to throughout this video try not to compare the 8 with the X and just review the phone as it is if you would

Like a full comparison with the X though I would be more than happy to give you guys that video when I got the X in hand but as previously mentioned this video is just a review of the 8 and nothing else let's get into it so let's get the

Boring things done starting with the design and I'm surprised to hear myself say that the boring part of a phone in my review is the design of an apple product I mean this design was fantastic when it came out almost 4 years ago but

It's definitely starting to show its age now that most flagship phones on the competing side have these staggering AMOLED basileus displays full glass design with the color switching in different lighting and all that so yeah

It's it's safe to say that Apple has lost its wow factor with these phones there's no denying that it's a very well-built phone though I took a look at jerry-rigged everything's durability test of the iPhone 8 because well I

Didn't want to risk breaking my own phone so thanks to jerry-rig everything for taking that risk for us but anyway the results are great the glass front and back will not scratch by keys or coins its structural integrity is on

Point and overall it just seems to be a well thought out phone like as usual with Apple taking another look at the back of it you'll see the shiny glass panel instead of the aluminum that were used to with Apple this change

Definitely has its ups and downs a down being the fact that it's more easily breakable / – aluminum and the apps being it's less slippery making it easier to hold and manage and also that glass allows

Wireless charging which is a completely new thing to Apple devices now I can imagine you Android fanboys out there with your custom roms proudly screaming we've had that for years and that is true Android nowadays get all the new

Features before iPhones so so the innovation is really on those guys and not Apple however when Apple decides to finally implement a feature like this it helps everyone not only Apple customers you're gonna see a lot of Meucci

Wireless charging stations in coffee shops restaurants and more and that's thanks to Apple choosing the main standard Qi over some proprietary standard so big props to Apple for doing that

In terms of charging speed it's going to be quite a bit slower than connecting a cable because it's limited to five watts the s8 and note 8 from Samsung for example will work up to 15 watts which is a lot faster but nonetheless is great

To finally see wireless charging on an Apple device water resistance is also a feature on the 8 + and the 8 of course it's not been improved on so it's still this somewhat useless ip67 rating however that still means your phone is

Not gonna break if you drop it in the toilet or in the pool the fingerprint scanner is probably making its final run with the iPhone 8 and it's great no remarks here it's the best in the business we've got the same speaker

Setup as on the 7 which was already pretty good but I noticed it sounds a fair bit more bassy and punchy so there's definitely been some kind of improvement here that's great many new phones nowadays have stopped caring

About sound quality so it's great to see Apple still improving their phone speakers I also want to mention that the iPhone is a bit heavier now thanks to the glass back and it's not only on paper you will notice it and in my

Opinion that's great it makes the phone feel more premium and solid there's not a whole lot other than that to talk about when it comes to the design though so let's take a look at the display which is also mostly untouched it's

Still that 16 by 9 1080 P IPS display that we've had since is sex just with some minor improvements the brightness is up we got a wider color gamut and now with the eight we got true tone which changes

The white balance of the screen based on the lighting around you and if you think that sounds gimmicky I'm with you I mean there is a small change but I still don't know what it's for display quality is good however next to an AMOLED

Display even one with the same resolution like the one plus five it doesn't look all that stunning and with a big chin and forehead bezels it looks even more out of place in 2017 now let's talk specs and this is where the big

Changes this year Apple released the all-new a11 Bionic SOC which is a big improvement even over the a-10 from the 7 and 7 plus it's now got six cores two of them being 25% faster and four of them being extremely high efficient ones

That are a staggering 70% faster this increasing power is to handle the all-new AR features which do take a big toll on the CPU everything else on the iPhone is also butter smooth there's no hiccups anywhere I know some

People have experienced framedrops and I did too but it's completely stopped now after the 11.0 to update so yeah don't worry about performance with the 8 it'll handle everything you throw at it Ram wise the 8 has 2 gigs and the 8 plus

Has three this means that apps are going to be saved for a longer times so you can jump back to them quicker on the 8 plus compared to the smaller 8 charging is still done via the Lightning jack and that's not necessarily bad it's just

Boring everyone's moving over to USB type-c and apples just sitting there with their proprietary Jack to earn more revenue on accessories they very nice enough to use a widely adopted standard with wireless charging though so we

Might see Apple changing to USB type-c with the next iPhone I sure hope so at least speaking of charging the battery life is great at least on the plus model in terms of the 8

Terms of the 8 I did some research and found out it's not all that great so if battery life is a big concern with you get the plus you'll thank me later I got about seven hours of usage and nine hours of standby on the eight plus

On a single day with about 15% left at around 11 p.m. and that includes personal hotspot sharing my cellular for about 45 minutes lots of social media mailing and YouTube video watching the iPhone also has fast charging now though

You'll have to cough up $75 on the 29 watt USB type-c adapter and lightning cable once you've got that though it's lightning quick in my testing it charged from about 10% to 60 in just 25 minutes which is on par with quick charging on

The Android side however the fact that you need to spend extra to get it it's just absurd now finally let's talk camera so in a nutshell I'm actually surprised to see this kind of improvement over the 7 it's really good

Low light has been improved a bunch autofocus is extremely fast and the portrait mode has been greatly improved as well it can also shoot 4k 60fps video now thanks to the upgrade in processing

Power if you're after a phone with a phenomenal camera the iPhone 8 plus should make your shortlist and here are some photos and video samples to back that up

So the iPhone 8 doesn't look all that new but most everything on the inside is improved and it shows in everyday use wireless charging is great to finally have and use on an iPhone the phone's quick the battery lasts an entire day

With some juice left to spare the camera is fantastic and overall it's one of the best phones released in 2017 without a doubt the question is however should you spend all that money on the 8 plus or wait a month and get the X and that's up

To you guys so let me know what you think in the comment section down below and I'll catch you guys in the next video peace

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