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The Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB is a significantly better phone than the Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB!

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Excellence Score
45.5
62.8
Value for Money Score
36.7
51.1
Price ₹ 57,890 onwards ₹ 48,900 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Sep, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Apple iOS 10, Upgradeable to 13Expected update to next Apple iOS version Apple iOS 11, Upgradeable to 13Expected update to next Apple iOS version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features Retina HD Display, Wide colour display (P3), 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical), Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously, Display Zoom, Reachability 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
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.23 GHz N/A
Processor Type Quad Core Hexa Core
Processor Name A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture Embedded M10 motion coprocessorRanked #28 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks A11 Bionic with Neural Engine and M11 Motion CoprocessorRanked #8 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics) Apple GPU
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C Lightning
Primary Camera 12MP + 12MP 12MP + 12MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Wide-angle and Telephoto Cameras, Wide-angle: F/1.8 Aperture, Telephoto: F/2.8 Aperture, Optical Zoom at 2x, Digital Zoom up to 10x, Optical image Stabilisation, Six element Lens, Quad-LED True Tone Flash, 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, 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, Photo and Video Geotagging, Optical Image Stabilisation for Video, Slow-motion Video Support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, Time-lapse Video with Stabilisation, Cinematic Video Stabilisation (1080p and 720p), Continuous Auto Focus Video, Take 8-megapixel Still Photos while Recording 4K Video, Playback Zoom 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 Camera 7.0MP 7.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, Retina Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, 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 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
Internal Memory 128 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM
Thickness 7.3 mm 7.5 mm
Weight 188 gm 202 gm
Audio Output Lightning Lightning
Water Resistant Yes, IP67 Rated (up to 1m for 30 mins) Yes, IP67 Rated (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 2900 mAh 2675 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 384 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 21.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 21.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 15W Fast Charging (50% in 30 min)
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters Internet Use (on 3G): Up to 13 hrs, Internet Use (on WiFi): Up to 15 hrs, Wireless Video Playback: up to 14 hrs, Wireless Audio Playback: Up to 60 hrs Internet Usage Time: upto 13 hrs, Video Playback Time (wireless): upto 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time (wireless): upto 60 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified); NFC; Lightning Connector; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; 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 Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified); Wireless Charging (works with Qi chargers); Siri; Fast Battery Charging: Upto 50% Charge in 30 mins; NFC; TV Out; Lightning Connector; WiFi Calling; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; 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; 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
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • The design follows on from the previous generation of iPhones - with the same excellent build quality, Apple's famed attention to detail, and beautiful aesthetics - in fact, the phone looks almost identical to the previous generation of the iPhone
  • Splash, and water resistant
  • Excellent, large display, improving a bit over the previous iPhones with a "wide color gamut" screen and enhanced color accuracy
  • iOS 10 is excellent and now makes more sense out of 3D Touch, enhances the lock screen and allows third-party integration with Siri and Maps
  • Of course, iOS also 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
  • Phenomenal, top-tier performance backed by the new A10 chip, beating Samsung's flagship phones for instance by a significant margin in benchmark tests (although in practical terms, you might only notice the speed on some intensive games and the video and photo-editing apps)
  • Also adds extra RAM on top of the iPhone 7 setup (3GB vs 2GB) making it more future-proof
  • Excellent front and rear cameras - this is Apple's best camera phone to date, and pushes the envelope to offer great results
  • The camera is a also a step up over the iPhone 7, with a dual rear camera setup delivering a true 2x optical zoom, and with an exceptional bokeh mode to come via a forthcoming upgrade
  • The front-facing FaceTime camera has been bumped to 7 megapixels now, and it looked great for selfies or videos
  • Enhanced (louder, and now stereo) speakers
  • Good audio quality
  • Very good call quality
  • Very good battery life - lasts an hour longer than the previous iPhones 6S Plus
  • Much improved haptics with Apple's updated "Taptic Engine"
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 battery life is excellent - and about the same as the iPhone 7 Plus
  • Added support for wireless charging, and fast charging
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • No big changes in design from the last two iPhone versions
  • The design is starting to show its age, as competing phones squeeze a 5.5-inch screen into smaller, sexier bodies
  • The Jet black version is a fingerprint and scratch magnet (so, use it with a case)
  • The new click-free home button takes getting used to because there's no mechanical click when you press the home button
  • The missing standard (3.5mm) headphone jack on the phone means that you won't be able to easily use your regular earphones with the iPhone now (though compatible EarPods come included in the case, as well as a Lightning-to-regular-headphone adapter dongle)
  • Lacks fast charging support (which is now present on most of the Android flagships)
  • On the whole, while there are significant changes from last year's iPhone 6S Plus, but they may not be thrilling enough to warrant an upgrade
  • The design remains similar to the iPhone 7 Plus
  • 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
  • Though fast charging is supported, a fast charger has to be purchased separately (the included charger does not have fast charging)
  • 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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  1. For the price, you're getting the fastest phone there is, a truly impressive camera and a superb quality screen
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  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
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. For fans who want a blend of classic Apple style and top-tier performance, the iPhone 8/Plus are excellent options
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The iPhone 8 & 8 Plus shine even in the shadow of the iPhone X
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