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Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

Price in Kenya KSh81,999.00
updated 14th July 2019
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display. It runs on iOS 11, upgradable up to the latest available iOS version. This unit is equipped with Apple A11 Bionic chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. It has 256GB onboard storage space. It has a dual rear 12MP + 12MP and a 7MP front-facing camera. It has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and is powered by a 2691mAh battery. It is available in 4 colors; Silver, Space Gray, Gold and Red.
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Specifications

DISPLAY5.5 inches, 67.4% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio, (401 ppi density)
Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
OSiOS 11, upgradable to iOS 12.2
CHIPSETApple A11 Bionic
CPUHexa-core 2.39 GHz (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
GPUApple GPU (3-core graphics)
STORAGE256GB, microSD card not supported
CAMERASBack: Dual: 12MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF & 12MP, f/2.8, 57mm (telephoto), 2x optical zoom, PDAF, Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
2160p@24/30/60fps & 1080p@30/60/120/240fps videos
Front: Single: 7MP, f/2.2, Face detection, HDR, panorama, 1080p@60fps
SENSORSFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
BATTERY2691mAh battery, non-removable
COLORSGold, Space Gray, Silver, Red
EXTRASIP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)

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DIMENSIONS158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB is a flagship-grade smartphone that was unveiled in 2017, together with iPhone 8 as its scaled down variant.  It is powered by an in-house Hexa-Core Apple A11 Bionic SoC & has 3GB of RAM space. For storage, this unit packs a 256GB of internal space, while the base variant offers 64GB. This device sports a sizeable 5.5-inch FullHD (1080p) IPS LCD with the normal 16:9 aspect. Imaging is handled by a dual 12MP+12MP rear shooters & a single 7MP selfie shooter. The device is backed by a 2961mAh battery and is based on iOS v11, with iOS v12.1.3 readily available. This handset comes with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, and it ships with a single SIM slot. Other popular iPhone devices include iPhone X, iPhone XR & iPhone 7.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Price in Kenya – Safaricom

Safaricom is one of the largest telecommunication companies in Kenya. You can buy Apple products in Safaricom shops. To check whether this phone is available in these shops, you will have to go to the one nearest to you. These shops are in all key towns and cities in the country. One of the benefits of buying a phone at Safaricom shops is the fact that you can take advantage of your Bonga points to get a reduced price.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

Specifications Review

Introduction & Camera

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB is a high-end grade iOS-based smartphone which has a glass & aluminum frame body design is IP67 rated. This device was unveiled with a sizeable display size that has a wide design (16:9 aspect). The fingerprint scanner is placed on the home key. Other key features of this unit include long battery life with fast & wireless charging support & flagship chipset performances.  For cameras, this smartphone comes with dual 12+12-megapixel primary sensors which are accompanied by a quad-LED flash and can shoot 4K videos. On the front, there is a single 7-megapixel front-facing shooter which features face detection and can shoot 1080@30fps videos.

Battery & Performance

The iPhone 8 Plus 256GB is fuelled by a 2691mAh cell with a life span of up to 80hours on standby. There is a fast charging solution that offers 50% charge in 30mins & it can also be recharged wirelessly. The company does, however, ship the fast charger & the wireless charging pad separately. This smartphone is armed with a Hexa-core proprietary Apple A11 Bionic chipset along with 3GB of RAM space, is intended to offer lag-free & top of the line performances.

Display & Storage

iPhone 8 Plus 256GB sports a 5.5-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD notch-less screen which comes with an aspect ratio of 16:9. This is a sizeable display and offers a quality image with sharp contrast and good brightness. On the storage front, this smartphone device packs a 256GB of onboard storage but cannot be expanded further. There is a 64GB variant that is available at a lower price point.

Connectivity & Platform

This device is operated by an iOS v11 operating system out of the box. The user can readily upgrade it to iOS v12.1.3 and get new features. Connectivity options that one can get along with this handset include 4G (with VoLTE support), Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 and a micro-USB 2.0 port. This is a dual SIM handset. Also, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack connector.

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