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Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

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

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Specifications Summary

  • 3GB RAM
  • Apple A11 Bionic
  • 2691mAh battery
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 5.5 inches display
  • 12MP + 12MP rear cameras, 7MP front
  • iOS v11, upgradable to v12.1.3
  • Single SIM

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Price In Kenya

Approx= KSh. 88,000

A Review Of The Specifications Of Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

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 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 fast charging solution that offers 50% charge in 30mins & it can also be recharge 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 notchless screen which comes with an aspect ratio of 16:9. This is a sizeable display and offers quality image with sharp contrast and good brightness. On the storage front, this smartphone device packs a 256GB of on-board storage but cannot be expanded further. There is a 64GB variant that is available at lower price point. 

Connectivity & Platform

This device is operated by iOS v11 operating system out of the box. The user can readily up grade it 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 microUSB 2.0 port. This is a dual SIM handset. Also there is no 3.5mm headphone jack connector.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Specs

Launched September, 2017
Supported Networks 2G - GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G - HSDPA 850/900/1700(AWS)/1900/2100, 4G - LTE band
Dimensions 158.4mm x 78.1mm x 7.5 mm
Weight 202g
Screen Size 5.5inches
Screen Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
Screen Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
Hardware & Operating System
OS iOS v11, upgradable to iOS v12.1.3
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic
Processor Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
GPU Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
Storage 64/256GB, 3 GB RAM
MicroSD No
Rear Dual: 12MP (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8) + 12MP (f/2.8, 57mm-telephoto, 2x optical zoom, PDAF), quad-LED (dual tone) flash, 2160p@24/30/60fps & 1080p@30/60/120/240fps video recording
Front 7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
Alert & Sound
Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
3.5mm jack No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Radio No
Sensors Fingerprint (front), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2691mAh battery (10.28 Wh)
Available colors Gold, Space Gray, Silver