Updated 20 Mar 2018

Apple

iPhone 8 Plus (256 GB)

Snapshot: The Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256 GB) is an iOS phone with a 12 megapixel camera and a 1080x1920 screen. How does it rate?

iPhone 8 Plus (256 GB)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1599

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Test results

Overall score
79
Calling
?/10
TXTing
?/10
Reception
?/10
Camera quality
?/10
Battery life
?/10

Good points

  • Reception is OK.
  • Very good for texting.
  • OK for calling.
  • Good camera.
  • Battery life is OK.

But

  • Heavy.
  • Bulky.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Functionality (20%) is based on reception, battery life, connections, memory and sound quality.
Ergonomics (20%) includes ease of use, portability, durability and display quality.
Calling (10%)
Texting (5%)
Camera quality (20%) including video quality
Music player (10%)
Internet and email (10%)
GPS navigation (5%)

Price is based on a September 2018 online survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1599

Specifications

Operating system
iOS 11
Size
Large
Dimensions W x L x H (mm)
79 x 158 x 9
Weight (g)
204
Screen resolution (pixels)
1080 x 1920
Screen size (inches)
5.5

More test results (/10)

Ergonomics
7.8
Internet and email
8.7
Handset capabilities
7.1
Music player
8.8
Video quality
7.6
Synchronisation
8.8
GPS Navigation
8.3

Camera

Camera resolution (MP)
12
Built-in flash
Yes

Features

Memory card slot
No
Dual SIM
No
4G compatible
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
GPS receiver
Yes
Compass
Yes
FM radio
No