Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB  +1 variation

price₹ 79,994 onwards

launchSep, 2017

86.2

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53.2

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Design

  • Exceptional build quality, with a glass based design - built to the highest standards, water-proof, and still one of the best-looking flagships, across all smartphones
  • The design remains similar to the iPhone 7 Plus

Display

  • Excellent class-leading IPS display, slightly improved from the iPhone 7 Plus - adds 'True Tone' support - a color warmth-adjusting ambient effect that the iPad Pro added last year - it makes the display seem less harsh in everyday reading

Software

  • iOS 11 continues to be a highly refined and intuitive user interface, and is a solid update over iOS 10, with big and small improvements all over
  • And of course, Apple has an industry-leading software update program - you are guaranteed to get all iOS updates in the next few years as soon as they are out

Performance

  • Breathtaking, lightning-fast performance powered by Apple's new chip - A11 Bionic - the benchmark numbers are close to what MacBooks with Core i5 processors can achieve - on paper, they blow away the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip that's in most competing top-end phones, including those from Samsung, LG and OnePlus

Camera

  • The most amazing thing you can do with iOS 11 is augmented reality (will be supported iPhone 6s onwards) - Apple's ARKit works by fusing cameras and motion sensors to track the real world and layer virtual things on top of it, using your phone, promising immersive experiences without wearing any headsets or glasses - the initial apps are all pretty impressive - for instance in SkyGuide, you aim the phone at the daytime skyline and a night sky fades in, with superimposed constellations and star names - and the level of graphic detail in these apps is stunning - it feels richer than VR, even if in a sense it is less immersive
  • Excellent rear dual camera setup - a solid upgrade over the already excellent iPhone 7 Plus camera - thanks to an all-new image sensor, photo quality has improved in low light, as has video quality - easily among the best cameras on a smartphone, period
  • The new Portrait Lighting Mode is quite brilliant too, and just by itself might be reason enough to prefer an iPhone 8 Plus over an iPhone 8 for camera loving folks
  • The front selfie camera takes some very nice images too, though not class leading

Audio

  • The speakers also get a small but solid upgrade - they sound nice and loud, and now get a bit beefier with some bass - it's nice when you're sharing TV, movies or YouTube videos with friends, or even just using the iPhone for music at home
  • The missing 3.5mm headphone jack is still an issue if you like to use your own headphones instead of the Apple's bundled ones

Battery

  • The battery life is excellent - and about the same as the iPhone 7 Plus
  • Added support for wireless charging, and fast charging
  • Though fast charging is supported, a fast charger has to be purchased separately (the included charger does not have fast charging)

More

  • The larger size means its on the heavier side, and not as ergonomic/comfortable for single handed operation, as the smaller iPhone 8

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  2. The iPhone 8 Plus is a great phone with a spectacular camera that offers a lot of what iPhone X has under the hood
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  3. For fans who want a blend of classic Apple style and top-tier performance, the iPhone 8/Plus are excellent options
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSApple iOS 11, Upgradeable to 12Expected update to next Apple iOS version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Retina HD Display
  • Wide colour display (P3)
  • 3D Touch Display
  • True Tone display
  • Fingerprint-resistant Oleophobic Coating
  • Support for Display of Multiple Languages and Characters Simultaneously
  • Display Zoom
  • Reachability
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
ProcessorHexa Core, A11 Bionic with Neural Engine and M11 Motion CoprocessorRanked #1 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUApple GPU
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2675 mAh
Battery Talktime21.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet Usage Time: upto 13 hrs
  • Video Playback Time (wireless): upto 14 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time (wireless): upto 60 hrs
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight202 gm
Thickness7.5 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (12MP + 12MP)
  • Wide-angle: F/1.8 Aperture
  • Telephoto: F/2.8 Aperture
  • Optical Image stabilisation
  • 6P Lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone Flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • Sapphire Crystal Lens Cover
  • Backside Illumination Sensor
  • Hybrid IR Filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to Focus with Focus Pixels
  • Portrait Mode
  • Portrait Lightening
  • Optical Zoom
  • Live Photos with Stabilisation
  • Wide Colour Capture for Photos and Live Photos
  • Improved Local Tone Mapping
  • Body and Face Detection
  • Exposure Control
  • Noise Reduction
  • Auto HDR for Photos
  • Auto Image Stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Geo-tagging
  • Full HD Video Rec. at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Slow-motion Video: 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse Video with Stabilisation
  • Cinematic Video Stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous Autofocus Video
  • Take 8MP Still Photos while Rec. 4K Video
  • Playback zoom
Secondary Camera7.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Retina Flash
  • Wide Colour Capture for Photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR
  • Backside Illumination Sensor
  • Body and Face Detection
  • Auto Image Stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure Control
  • Timer mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + GALILEO + QZSS
CompassYes
TV OutYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreApple App Store
Water ResistantYes
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Wireless Charging (works with Qi chargers)
  • Siri
  • Fast Battery Charging: Upto 50% Charge in 30 mins
  • Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 Content
  • AirPlay Mirroring
  • Photos and Video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video Mirroring and Video Out Support
  • Lightning Connector
  • WiFi Calling
  • AirDrop
  • AirPlay
  • AirPrint
  • Control Centre
  • Handoff
  • HomeKit
  • iCloud
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Multitasking
  • Night Shift
  • Notification Centre
  • Siri
  • Spotlight Search
  • iMovie
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • Numbers
  • iTunes U
  • GarageBand
  • Apple TV Remote
  • iTunes Remote
  • Music Memos

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