The new Apple iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are a mix of glass and aluminum. So basically nothing new: Visually still closely related to the 6ER and 7er series, the new A11 Bionic processor and the completely newly developed camera rather wake up the intrinsic worth of desires. We tried a Space Gray 256 GB iPhone 8 Plus in the test and the device is currently checked through its paces. Because the problem for all buyers of new smartphones is clear: Should I buy an 8er or rather put on the iPhone X with borderless display? Update at the end of the article: This is just after eight weeks our Zwischenfazit to the iPhone 8 Plus.
This question is not so easy to answer. Nevertheless, we want to try to give a little decision support and now have to a detailed test a lance for the new gadget from the house of Apple. We are relatively alone with that. On Twitter some users mockingly wrote:
The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus would have the shortest life of any iPhone model at all. Already after 10 minutes they were obsolete.
The users said that Apple presented the new model iPhone X at the keynote in early September ten minutes after the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. This made it immediately clear to Twitter users that in addition to a new top model with borderless OLED display and many other gadgets such as Face ID, such it owns the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are immediately superfluous and look old.
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Sure, if you look at the technical specifications, that's true to a degree. But is that really crucial, or are there any good reasons to take a closer look at the iPhone 8 Plus? Of course there are those! Exactly for this reason, we currently have the iPhone 8 Plus in the endurance test. After several weeks of hands-on and testings we have to the iPhone 8 Plus in Space Gray with 256 GB developed a very clear opinion. But more on that later.
The iPhone 8 Plus in the test: is haptically a grenade
In recent years, you had to strive quite hard on new iPhones to get close to a new model. That was much easier this year for the iPhone 8 Plus with 256 GB in Space Gray. Either it was because people do not like buying this model or because of that Apple has produced enough of it. In any case, we quickly got the new eighth-iPhone hold in the hand and of course I tried it right away.
And lo and behold: the first impression convinces! Although the iPhone 8 Plus feels a bit heavier in Space Gray than the black 7 128 Plus with 8 GB that we have used so far. But the feel has become much more pleasant overall. Whether it's because the back is made of glass or a new alloy has been applied in Space Gray - in any case, the iPhone XNUMX Plus is a real haptic grenade and just feels great. It is incredibly comfortable in the hand and it seems much too bad to put this beautiful device in a shell. You really want to use the device without a case, because it feels so good.
From there on, however, there is also the usual minus point to complain about: Overall, resembles the design of the new model still the iPhone 7 Plus and its predecessor, the iPhone 6 Plus and its enhancement, the iPhone 6s Plus. As far as the look of the new phone is concerned, Apple has not made much of a jump since 2014 and has launched the fourth generation that still carries this basic design. But a new design may not be needed, because the true size of the iPhone 8 Plus is inside.
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