The iPhone 8 Plus is the most recent of the original ‘classic’ iPhones, and the design heritage that changed mobile for ever.Read More...
The iPhone 8 Plus is the most recent of the original ‘classic’ iPhones, and the design heritage that changed mobile for ever.
It is larger than its predecessor, the iPhone 8. The Plus gives you a spacious 5.5” screen, dual rear cameras (for both wide angle and zoom shots), a further front camera, and wireless charging. For photographers, its storage has ample scope for high-res shooting.
This feast for the eyes is also a joy to the ears: the Plus is equipped with superb stereo speakers that deliver rich bass and the rounded sound you only usually get from good Bluetooth speakers. Read less
- Tech specs
- Internal memory: 64GB, 256GB
- Size: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 in)
- Weight: 202 g
- Display: 1080p 5.5” True Tone LCD
- Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
- RAM: 3GB RAM
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2691 mAh battery (10.28 Wh)
- Talk Time: Up to 21 h (3G)
- Chipset: Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm)
- Operating System: iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 13.5
- CPU: Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
- SIM: Nano-SIM
- Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Siri natural language commands and dictation
- Primary camera: Dual 12MP cameras
- Secondary camera: 8MP
- Video: 4K
- Connectivity: WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot, BLUETOOTH: 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, NFC: Yes
- What's included
As well as your new phone, you’ll receive:
Free USB charging cable
Free 12-month parts and labour warranty
Free 90-point pre-delivery diagnostic check
Free SIM card removal tool
Free 2 months’ protection when you choose our accidental damage insurance
Timed delivery to your door
- Questions & answers
New or Refurbished condition:
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Why buy a refurbished Apple iPhone 8 Plus?
A cheap way to get a big iPhone
Screen and camera upgrades over iPhone 8
Still gets software updates
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Apple launched the iPhone 8 Plus in September 2017, at the same time that it announced the flagship iPhone X. While the latter’s design grabbed all the attention, the new iPhone 8 Plus was a significant step forward from the iPhone 7 Plus. In came fast charging, Qi wireless charging, a glass back, and improvements to the camera and displays, while the phone shared much of the iPhone X’s internals.
The iPhone 8 Plus was the last phablet version of a mainstream iPhone. From the iPhone XS Max onwards, Apple has only offered plus-sized versions of its flagship phones. It’s also the last iPhone phablet without a ‘bezel-less’ design. As a result, there’s much less room for a truly large screen. Although the iPhone 8 Plus is roughly as big as the iPhone 12 Pro Max, it only manages a 5.5” display - the iPhone 12 Pro Max squeezes in 6.7”.
The iPhone 8 Plus shares the dual-camera system found on the back of the iPhone X. It covers wide and telephoto angles, rather than ultra-wide, so it might be harder to fit everyone into a group shot. On the plus side, there’s a huge 10x digital zoom range. Unlike the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus does benefit from a portrait mode.
At the front, a 7MP camera handles selfie and FaceTime duty. The iPhone 8 Plus deals with authentication using its fingerprint sensor - it doesn’t support Face ID.
The iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus introduced improved video capabilities, with the rear camera now able to shoot 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. Again, although there’s no ultra-wide lens, there’s a big 6x digital zoom and optical image stabilisation to help make up for it. The front camera doesn’t support 4K, but it can still shoot 1080p video at up to 30fps. Unfortunately, the iPhone 8 can only record video with mono audio, rather than in stereo.
The iPhone 8 Plus has a near-identical LCD screen to the iPhone 7 Plus. Measuring 5.5”, it offers 401 pixels per inch - mid-way between the 326ppi in the iPhone 8 and the 458ppi found on the iPhone X. While it’s still a good screen, it’s worth noting that it’s smaller and less detailed than the 5.8” OLED found in the iPhone X. If you mainly want a big detailed screen, you’d do better with that.
The iPhone 8 Plus is a massive leap forward from the iPhone 7 Plus when it comes to processing power. However, its A11 Bionic chip is now three generations behind the A14 found in the iPhone 12 series. The iPhone 8 Plus deals reasonably well with today’s games and apps, but it may not perform strongly on the most demanding ones.
With more space for a bigger battery, the iPhone 8 Plus offered an extra hour of video playback compared to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. New it could manage 14 hours on a single charge. A refurbished iPhone 8 Plus should still perform well, but the battery may not last as long as it did when new.
Colours & Options
Apple offered the iPhone 8 Plus in silver, Space Gray and gold, and when it came to storage there was a choice of 64GB or 128GB. Each new iPhone 8 Plus came with a standard charger, along with EarPods with a Lightning connector. As with other iPhones, there’s an almost limitless market for iPhone 8 Plus accessories.