Sep 17, 2017

iPhone 8 Plus Specifications - Price

One of the three iPhone smart devices released in a row by Apple is the iPhone 8 Plus (iPhone 8+). It is the bigger version and successor to the also announced iPhone 8, and as such it has better specifications and features than the later. Both the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 8 are superior to their predecessors (iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus), even though the difference between the original iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 isn't too noticeable except for the fact that the first has a full glass body build and the powerful A11 Bionic processor. Since the iPhone 8 Plus is our focus here, we would go ahead and quickly look at the specs and features packed into it. Not forgetting to check out its price too, which we already believe would be a little bit more expensive.

iPhone 8 plus specs

iPhone 8 Plus Specifications/ Price

Dimensions: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
Build: Glass
Weight: 202g
Colors: Silver, Space Grey, Gold

Screen size and Type: 5.5-inches IPS Retina HD display (Multitouch)
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (~401 PPI pixel density)
True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • 3D Touch
  • 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

Single Nano SIM
2G/3G/4G Support
4G Bands; FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41).

OS: iOS 11
CPU: Apple A11 Bionic Hexa-core processor
GPU: Apple 3-cores Graphics, Embededded M11 Motion coprocessor

Primary: Dual 12MP (28mm, f/1.8, OIS + 58mm, f /2.8 aperture), up to 10x digital zoom
Features: Optical image stabilization, Six-element lens, Quad-LED true tone flash (Slow sync), Panorama, Auto-focus, Body and face detection, Noise reduction, Exposure control, etc.
Secondary: 7MP, Retina flash, 1080p HD video recording, f.2.2 aperture, burst mode, timer mode, etc.

Built-in Storage: 64/256 GB

Lightning connector
WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC: Yes with Reader mode
GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, iBeacon micro-location

Protection: Splash, Water, and Dust resistant
Sensors: Touch ID Fingerprint sensor (Built into the Home button), Accelerometer, Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Proximity, Ambient-light sensor
Fast Charge Support: Yes (50% charge in 30mins)
4K Video Recording

Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (rumored as 2675mAh)
Lasts about the same as iPhone 7 Plus
Wireless charging support with Qi chargers
Fast Charge

$799 for the 64GB version
$949 for the 256GB version

In The Box;

  • iPhone 8 Plus with iOS 11
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

What's new in the iPhone 8 Plus?

Just in case you weren't able to figure out the differences between the iPhone 8 and this iPhone 8 plus under review. Well, I already mentioned that the later is the bigger version of the first and by that, it is expected to have higher specs.

Here we can see a difference in the display size of both new iPhone devices, this bigger version has bigger 5.5 inches screen against the 4.7 inches we saw on the smaller iPhone. Going forward we also find out that the dimension and weight of this phone are bigger than the first.

iPhone 8 plus vs iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 plus has some camera features that are not present, it also has a bigger 3GB of RAM for smooth multitasking and fast running of applications. The battery was also improved from the 1821mAh used on the iPhone 8 to a big 2675mAh capacity Lithium-Ion battery.

The processor, sensors, storage, protection and connectivity features remain the same on both iPhones.

With that said, the only determinate whether to buy this smartphone or not would be its price which happens to be noticeably higher by at least $100. You shouldn't also forget that another iPhone was announced alongside, I mean the iPhone X which is unarguably the successor to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.



Confy Scenty is a Unique Tech Blogger whose aim is to make an impact in Technology. Tech is my passion, it is my calling and I'm always happy to answer to it.


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