The iPhone 8 Plus is the newest "phablet" released by Apple. It's an upgrade from last year's iPhone 7 Plus in almost all areas, especially performance.
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Pro Can be comfortably used a full day on a single charge
The iPhone 8 Plus lasts 14 hours on a single charge in airplane mode while continuously streaming offline video. Even though it does not tell the whole story on how it would fare during real-world use, tests show that you can use it comfortably for a full day on a single charge without worrying about battery life.
Pro Can be charged wirelessly
The iPhone 8 plus (with the X) is the first iPhone to implement wireless charging. What's more, Apple decided to implement the Qi standard for wireless charging which is shared by multiple manufacturers, making it easy to find a third-party non-expensive wireless charger .
Pro Can play sounds at very high volumes
The speakers have been improved by a lot compared to the iPhone 7 Plus which were quite loud and are about 25% louder on the iPhone 8 Plus now.
Pro Can easily be used under direct sunlight
The display for the iPhone 8 Plus is incredibly bright which makes it easy to use under direct, bright sunlight.
Pro The camera is able to shoot very high quality pictures and videos
The iPhone 8 plus is equipped with a camera that is significantly improved from predecessors. Both the rear and front cameras take amazing pictures, especially at low light. The shutter speed and focus have also been improved from the previous iPhone.
The iPhone 8 plus can shoot 60fps, 4K video and 240fps, 1080p slow-mo which amounts to some serious video capturing capabilities.
Pro Performance is considerably better than on previous iPhone versions
The new 6-core, 64bit, A11 Bionic chip inside the iPhone 8 Plus does not disappoint. Performance is smooth, as is expected from an iPhone, and, according to GeekBench, the iPhone 8 Plus has 25% better performance on single core and 80% better performance on multi core compared to the iPhone 7.
Con The camera module forms a bump on the back
Unfortunately the camera module for the iPhone still forms a bump a few millimetres wide on the back. It's quite annoying especially since that extra space could have been filled with extra battery.
Con The design is a bit outdated
The iPhone 8 plus uses the same design introduced by the iPhone 6, albeit with some small differences like the back being glass instead of metal. The biggest eyesore however are the relatively large bezels around the screen, bezels which the iPhone 8 does not have.
Other than being aesthetically pleasing, edge-to-edge screen also serve a practical purpose: they let you have a larger screen without increasing the overall size of the phone and in this case the screen could have been a couple of inches larger.
Con Buying a cover for it is highly advisable
Since Apple decided to ditch their design with an aluminium back and return to the glass back, having a cover for the X is almost a necessity since dropping it means you risk breaking both sides of the phone (back and screen) at once.
Con Can't use wired headphones without a dongle
Since it doesn't have a headphone jack, you are forced to use bluetooth headphones or use a lightning-to-3.5mm jack adapter.