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Review: iPhone 8 Plus

Rather, a little personal context. Like Rafael, I opted to have a Plus device (with a 5.5 inch screen) when Apple launched the iPhone 7. The justifications for changing the comfort of a model that fits in your pocket and can be used with just one hand for another "trambolhudo" were those that you most probably already know: dual camera system and bigger battery.

Of course, when I opted for the Plus, I gained other benefits such as a screen with higher resolution and pixel density, the possibility of using the iPhone / system in landscape mode (horizontally), among other things. But, undeniably, camera and battery are the strong points that seduced me.

iPhones 8 and 8 Plus

So, unlike our review of the iPhone 7 Plus (the first Plus model on which we put our hands), this one from the iPhone 8 Plus already comes with a one-year base using Apple's 5.5-inch model, a history with O flagship of the company and not a totally new experience. Adding this to the fact that the iPhone 8 Plus is a continuity of the 7 Plus, and is not a break, we will not go into details in depth that do not deserve so much attention because they basically remain the same as those found in the previous generation of the Apple smartphone.

Let's go?

Videos from unboxing and hands-on

Thanks to ? King of the iPhone ?, we had the opportunity to cover the launch of the iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K in New York.

If you haven't seen it, be sure to check out both the video unboxing how much of hands-on iPhone 8 Plus and mophie's wireless charging base.

Liked? Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow us there, too!

Oh, and we also publish a photo gallery of the space gray and gold iPhone 8 Plus worth checking out. ?

Design

It is something that has changed almost nothing but has changed a lot, if you understand me. There are two ways to analyze the design of the iPhone 8 Plus: in one, we can call it ?iPhone 6sss? because it is basically the fourth generation of a phone based on the same project.

The truth is that, looking from the front of the iPhones 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus and 8 Plus space gray / black, for example, it is difficult for a person to know which one. The easiest way to identify them from the rear (dual camera system, launched with the iPhone 7 Plus, and the glass rear, new to the iPhone 8 Plus). Glass, incidentally, is the great differentiator of the iPhone 8 Plus design.

iPhones 8 Plus, 7 Plus and 6s Plus

The look of the device itself remains the same, so many may feel that nothing has changed. But both the footprint and the resistance have changed a lot. Even though the iPhone 8 Plus slips less on my hands (unless you have a lot of sweat on it), I still don't feel the firmness necessary to use it without a cover. And, as we now have glass basically in the entire structure of the device (with the exception of the sides, still made of aluminum) and broken glass! I didn?t want to risk it and tried to put a cape on it.

So, at this point, everything has changed especially if you are a clumsy person, don't even think about using this generation without a cover because the damage can be great.

iPhones 8 Plus in powder

Comparatively, due to the wireless charging capabilities (more on that below) and the glass structure, the iPhones 8/8 Plus are thicker and heavier than their predecessors check the numbers:

MeasuresiPhone 7iPhone 7 PlusiPhone 8iPhone 8 Plus
Height138.3mm158.2mm138.4mm158.4mm
Width67.1mm77.9mm67.3mm78.1mm
Thickness7.1mm7.3mm7.3mm7.5mm
Weight138g188g148g202g

As you can and should imagine, they are insignificant, almost imperceptible differences. The experience, even more with a case, is absolutely the same as the iPhone 7 Plus. So much so that the Apple cases created for the 7 Plus fit perfectly in the 8 Plus.

IPhone 8 Plus / 7 Plus Leather Case - Midnight Blue

In addition to the glass at the rear, the other more noticeable differential is due to the bulge of the iSight camera. As the device is made of glass, there is no longer how this thickness of the camera will be made of the same material as the body of the device and follow the design of the smartphone (being a single piece). Now, we basically have a piece / contour of aluminum embedded on top of the glass; on the other hand, the flash, the Apple logo and the inscription "iPhone" (and now there is just that, no regulatory seals) are under the glass, which gives an even more visual clean to the device.

For the rest, we have everything you already know: the famous side stripes that serve as an antenna, the buttons for increasing / decreasing volume which are just below the switch to silence the phone; on the opposite side, the on / off button next to the SIM card tray; and at the bottom, the traditional Lightning door separated by a speaker and a microphone (properly hidden by perforations that appear to be also speakers, but which are actually only there to give a symmetry to the design).

Capabilities

The change here was drastic. If before we had three options (32GB, 128GB and 256GB), now we only have two (64GB and 256GB).

The good thing is that, a year after doubling the input capacity from 16GB to 32GB, Apple has now done the same thing and doubled the space again (from 32GB to 64GB); The bad thing is that the entry price of the device is now more expensive when compared to the value of the iPhone 7 Plus 32GB, exactly one year ago.

But the bad part, in my view, was the loss of the intermediate option that was undoubtedly ideal for many people. With this change, Apple simply ?forced? several users to spend more money and migrate directly to the 256GB option.

Screen

The screen remains exactly the same: a 5.5-inch LCD panel, with 1920 × 1080 pixel resolution and a density of 401ppi, supports a wide color tone (P3), 3D Touch, maximum brightness of 625cd / m2 and a 1300: 1 contrast ratio.

In short: the screen is great and I can't see a pixel with the naked eye; What could be a little better, without a doubt, the brightness, since it is still difficult to use the iPhone in bright sunlight, especially when compared to the Apple Watch, which has an OLED screen (really blacks) and an incredible brightness!

IPhone 8 Plus screen

The big difference is the arrival of True Tone, a technology that was launched by Apple with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. If you have no idea what it is, True Tone adjusts the white tone according to the light and improves the screen reading in all types of environments. basically one Night Shift but it adjusts automatically, throughout the day.

I particularly like the feature and leave it here, but this is a matter of taste just trying it out for you to know if you like it or not. Having the option available on the iPhone is obviously something very valid.

Performance

The Bionic A11 processor maintains Apple's tradition in this segment and does not disappoint.

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iPhone 8 Plus left; iPhone 7 Plus Direct

The power of this chip, which has six cores (four of efficiency and two of performance, which are respectively 70% and 25% faster than the A10 Fusion) and 4.3 billion transistors is incredible. In a nutshell, the iPhone 8 Plus, as it should be, is the fastest iPhone you could have on hand.

The chip also has a second generation performance controller (which chooses which tasks go to which cores) and a GPU (the first created by Apple itself after breaking with Imagination Technologies) of three cores up to 30% faster than the previous.

What does this all mean, in practice? That you just use and don't have to worry about gagging, unnecessary waiting or things like that. Normally, if something is taking time to happen, it has more to do with a possible animation of the system / app than with the performance of the chip itself, not least because the A11 Bionic can activate the six cores at once.

AUGMENTED REALITY

Much of these CPU and GPU improvements have to do with augmented reality. For the first time the chip, the cameras and the iOS 11 itself came with augmented reality in the head, in order to provide a more immersive and fluid experience.

Augmented reality (AR) on iPhones 8/8 Plus

As I am not much of games, this is an area that I explored very little (to say almost nothing). Still, the augmented reality on smartphones is still in its infancy, which is in its infancy. So, we can expect a lot to come around at the end of this year and early 2018!

Connectivity

There's not much to talk about here: the 4G (LTE) chip, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC everything remains exactly the same. The difference is due to Bluetooth, which went from version 4.2 to 5.0. In practice, Bluetooth 5.0 promises to be 2x faster and 4x more reach.

I don't know if this applies here if both the iPhone and the accessory connected to it, for example, necessarily need Bluetooth 5.0 for everything to work properly. But, from my tests, I can now maintain the connection of the AirPods to the iPhone 8 Plus in some places (leaving the phone in the office here at home) that I couldn't before.

AirPod being placed to charge with hands

This type of test at home is always relative because, if there are some walls between the iPhone and the AirPods (as it happens here at home), there is no way you can control the experience.

But something that I don't even consider a test caught my attention: returning from MM Tour VI, I left my iPhone in the pocket on the armchair in front of mine and went to the bathroom with the AirPods in my ear. At the time I thought the connection was going to be broken, since I was relatively in front of the plane and went to the bathroom behind. Ledo mistake: there was not even a choke!

Loudspeakers

Since the launch of the iPhones 7/7 Plus, Apple has implemented stereo speakers in the devices, one at the bottom and one up there, where you place the device on your ear to talk to someone.

IPhones 8/8 Plus speakers

According to Apple, iPhones 8/8 Plus come with redesigned stereo speakers for up to 25% more powerful sound and deeper bass.

Being quite honest with you, I did some tests here and I couldn't tell the difference. If it exists, it is not so noticeable but it is easy to conclude that the iPhone 8 Plus speakers are the best that Apple has ever put on a smartphone.

In practice, since the iPhone 7 Plus I don't even bother to make that ?shell? gesture with my hand at the bottom of it to direct the audio in my direction. The power and quality of the speakers is satisfactory for all his daily use, when watching videos and the like (this is when I am not using headphones, which is the most common).

Battery and charging

We have reached a point beyond polemic.

Analyzing technically, we see that iPhones 8/8 Plus have smaller physical batteries than their predecessors:

DrumsiPhone 7iPhone 7 PlusiPhone 8iPhone 8 Plus
V3.8V3.82V3.82V3.82V
mAh1,960mAh2,900mAh1.821mAh2,691mAh
Wh7.45Wh11.1Wh6.96Wh10.28Wh

What can I say that I did not feel any loss of battery when migrating to the iPhone 8 Plus; on the other hand, I also didn't feel any gain then, what Apple says (that the batteries, even though they are smaller in the 8/8 Plus, last basically the same thing as in the 7/7 Plus) seems very realistic.

According to the company, these are the performance numbers of batteries in the real world:

Battery usageiPhones 7 and 8iPhones 7 Plus and 8 Plus
Conversion time *at 14 hoursat 21 hours
Internet usageat 12 hoursat 13 hours
Video playback *at 13 hoursat 14 hours
Audio playback *at 40 hoursup to 60 hours

(*) Using wireless headphones.

Normally using my iPhone 8 Plus, I can get through the day with 30-40% battery easily. But, in more intense moments (as in the MM Tour VI, that I was using the iPhone to cover the trip in the Stories Instagram), I was forced to use a powerbank 1-2 times a day because, even leaving the hotel at about 9:00 am with 100%, at noon it was already around 50%.

The big news of iPhones 8/8 Plus in terms of battery are two: fast charging and wireless charging.

FAST RECHARGE

It seems like Apple's prank, but it's no wonder that the company didn't even bother to promote it as a feature of the new devices.

Why? For you to be able to recharge your iPhone using this blessed technology, you need to use a MacBook USB-C charger (29W), MacBook Pro (61W or 87W) or a similar third-party USB-C power adapter that is compatible powered by USB (USB-PD), as Apple indicated in this support article. That's right: you basically need to have an Apple notebook equipped with USB-C and buy a USB-C / Lightning cable to be able to recharge according to Apple up to 50% of the battery in 30 minutes.

This is in full 2017, when practically all competitors offer minimal support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2 technology, some are already supporting version 4+ (which provides a good dose of battery with a few minutes of recharge and, of course, recharges 100% complete in much less time).

In short: Apple took a long time to implement fast recharge on iPhones and still did it in the most wrong way possible. Ball out!

WIRELESS RECHARGE

This is another point where Apple hit the ball. It simply took a long time to implement something that the competition had been using for years. And the worst: without bringing any differential to the resource, which is usually the argument used. Another argument normally explored by her in these cases is waiting for the technology to become good enough (such as the OLED screen, which is now supposedly within Apple's requirement standard). It turns out, looking at it superficially, nothing has changed in the wireless charging world recently enough to justify Apple's entry this year.

Back then, when everything was rumored, many bet that the new iPhones would come with a technology capable of carrying out wireless and contactless recharges. In other words, you would just have to plug a power supply into the socket of your room, for example, that when entering it your phone would start to recharge automagically (within a radius of a few centimeters / meters, of course). Everything, however, was nothing but a dream and what we have today is a technology that has been available on the market for at least four years (the Samsung Galaxy S4, for example, already had this technology).

AirPower charging base with iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPodsAirPower charging base with iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods

Now, however, anyone who enjoys simply getting home and positioning the iPhone with a wireless charging base to revive their favorite gadget can already do that. But pay attention, as you have to place the iPhone well centered on the base, otherwise it can simply not recharge if it is badly positioned. It is always worth paying attention to the radius () that is next to the battery icon if it is there, that means the iPhone is recharging.

There are reports, for example, of people who put the iPhone on the base and after some notifications (which make the phone vibrate), the device simply moved on the base and stopped recharging turn off the vibration or put the device in Do Not Disturb mode, therefore , recommended. ?

You can recharge the iPhone with a case, as long as it is not too thick (something that can hinder the speed of charging) and is not metal. It is also worth noting that the iPhone may get a little warmer while charging. If this happens, the software may limit charging to more than 80% to extend the battery life of the iPhone when charging again when the temperature drops (it is recommended to move the iPhone and the charger to a cooler location, if possible). In addition, if the iPhone is connected to a computer or a power supply via the Lightning / USB cable and you place it on the wireless base, the wireless charging will be ignored (the priority will be charging over the same cable) more about that subject in this Apple support article.

You can use any wireless base compatible with the Qi standard, which is universal and open. It is worth noting that there are several bases on the market, with varying quality and power. At the moment, Apple only allows iPhones 8, 8 Plus and X to be charged on a wireless base at 5W in the future, an update to iOS 11 will allow it to reach 7.5W (what the company calls ?fast wireless charging?) ). Obviously, to enjoy this future benefit, you will necessarily have to have a base that offers a minimum of 7.5W, so stay tuned to this specification if you buy one.

I consider the technology to be cool, but in most cases I still prefer the option of plugging the cable into the device because I can still use it while charging. The wireless charging option, in my view, is great for either situation, like putting the phone on the bedside table before going to sleep. In the United States and some other countries, some coffee shops, restaurants and airports already offer wireless bases for their customers to use, which is great. In addition, many cars around the world already have this type of technology (Apple itself tried to list the compatible ones with the iPhone on this support page).

Gradually, wireless charging is being embraced by everyone and becoming something relevant. With the arrival of Apple, the trend is that this will accelerate even more.

COMPARATIVE RECHARGE

There are several ways to recharge an iPhone: connected to the computer, with the 5W adapter that comes with the product, with the 10W or 12W that comes with iPads, with the power supply of a MacBook (29W) or MacBook Pro 13 ? and 15 ? (61W or 87W) or, of course, with a wireless base.

In order to kill your curiosity about the performance of these charging methods, we did some tests with different chargers.

It is worth noting that Apple's lithium-ion battery charges faster until it reaches 80% of its capacity. Upon reaching this stage, it changes to a slower load. According to Apple, this behavior allows you to use the device again as soon as it increases battery life.

Check the chart of our tests below:

IPhone 8 Plus recharge test chart

It is important to note that in all tests the iPhone was at rest while recharging, with everything connected normally but with the screen off most of the time (due to the connection with the Apple Watch). What I mean is: the device was not in Avio Mode, or anything. Still, we avoided using the device as much as possible while it was being recharged.

Note that the recharge using the MacBook Pro adapter (in our case it was an 87W one, but the result would probably have been the same with 29W or 61W adapters) was obviously what gave the initial initial charge faster, but it reached 100% at the same time as the iPad Pro's 12W adapter. In other words, you won't be able to go from 0% to 100% in less than 2 hours at least in the case of the iPhone 8 Plus, which was the device we used in the tests. We didn't have an iPhone 8 in hand to compare.

With this information, you can now choose the best way to recharge it. ?

Front and rear cameras

PHOTOS

Here, undeniably and again, where the iPhone Plus shines! Unfortunately we don't have a Galaxy S8, a Note8 or a Pixel 2 (the hottest in the competition) to compare; on the other hand, it is interesting to focus only on the comparison with the previous generation, the iPhone 7 Plus, since that way we have the real notion of the upgrade.

Before, however, it is worth mentioning here what actually changed from the device from 2016 to 2017. Focusing on the technical specifications of the cameras, we have very few changes, see:

iPhone 7iPhone 7 PlusiPhone 8iPhone 8 Plus
12MP camera12MP cameras with wide-angle and telephoto lenses12MP camera12MP cameras with wide-angle and telephoto lenses
Aperture /1.8Wide-angle: aperture /1.8 Telephoto: aperture /2.8Aperture /1.8Wide-angle: aperture /1.8 Telephoto: aperture /2.8
Optical image stabilizationOptical image stabilizationOptical image stabilizationOptical image stabilization
Digital zoom at 5xOptical zoom; digital zoom at 10xDigital zoom at 5xOptical zoom; digital zoom at 10x
Wide color capture for photos and Live PhotosWide color capture for photos and Live PhotosWide color capture for photos and Live PhotosWide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Four LED True Tone FlashFour LED True Tone FlashFour LED True Tone flash with slow syncFour LED True Tone flash with slow sync
Portrait ModePortrait Mode
Portrait Lighting Mode

Nothing has changed almost nothing, hasn't it? Your mistake! According to Apple, the new iPhones use a new sensor that, combined with the power of the A11 Bionic chip, facilitates and automates advanced photographic techniques so that anyone can shoot with quality. According to the company, the chip helps the camera to understand a scene (elements, movement and lighting) in order to improve the photos even before the click. It also offers advanced pixel processing, wide color tones, faster autofocus and better HDR photos (you leave it off and you don?t even have to worry about it because it?s really fast now)!

On the iPhone 8 Plus Portrait mode, it has sharper details, a more natural background blur, better low-light performance and flash whenever you need it. New, even, we have the Portrait Illumination Mode, in which it is possible to replicate effects created in a stadium such as: Natural Light (the traditional Portrait mode that we already know), Studio Light (the face appears illuminated and highlighted), Contour Light (highlighted shadows with areas of high and low luminosity), Stage Light (the face appears highlighted against a dark background) and Stage Light Mono (like Stage Light, but not the classic black and white).

In practice, what we can see is that the Portrait Mode has really improved and that the Portrait Lighting Mode, when it works we are talking about a feature in beta, which will still be greatly improved, just incredible!

Below you can see some comparative images (Portrait) and demonstrations of the new feature (Portrait Lighting):

"Portrait "Portrait

Portrait mode | iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 PlusClick / tap on the images to enlarge them.

Portrait lighting mode | iPhone 8 PlusClick / tap on the images to enlarge them.

The Stage Light effect is certainly the most dramatic of all, but it does not work well in all cases. Particularly, I didn?t think the example above was very good, so I put below a cooler one, so you can see the difference:

IPhone 8 Plus Stage Light Example

Another small but interesting new feature of the iPhones 8, 8 Plus and X are the animated strands of Live Photos, being possible to edit a photo so that it enters a loop infinite, keep going back and forth or use the long exposure to give a really cool effect on photos with waterfalls, fireworks, etc.

More good news: thanks to new HEIF compression technology, both Live Photos as normal photos now maintain the same quality occupying almost half the size of the file we did a full article explaining everything about this new format, it?s worth checking out.

This video of ours demonstrates how the new effects of Live Photos on iPhones 8/8 Plus:

If things have improved in Portrait mode, of course they have improved in ?normal? photos (shadows, contrasts, color balance, etc.). The biggest highlight, in my opinion, goes to the photos with low illumination and with flash. This new iPhone 8 flash with slow sync is simply incredible, making photos much more natural and real. According to Apple, it "combines low shutter speed with a short strobe pulse", being very useful to highlight the foreground without hiding the background. And, thanks to the four-LED True Tone flash that offers up to 40% more uniform illumination, you can get photos with less "burst" of light.

Night shots have always been something that bothered me on smartphones, but now, at least with this new flash system on the iPhone 8 Plus, Apple is starting to solve this problem.

"Flash "Flash "Photo "Photo

Flash photos | iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 PlusClick / tap on the images to enlarge them.

Other night shots, without flash:

"Night "Night "Night "Night

Photos without flash | iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 PlusClick / tap on the images to enlarge them.

Below, some more comparatives that cover different situations:

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ISight camera | iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 PlusClick / tap on the images to enlarge them.

Things have even improved on the FaceTime HD (front) camera, which I particularly use very little even because it?s not a fan of selfies.

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FaceTime HD camera | iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 PlusClick / tap on the images to enlarge them.

VDEOS

In terms of videos, things have changed a bit:

iPhone 7iPhone 7 PlusiPhone 8iPhone 8 Plus
4K video recording at 30fps4K video recording at 30fps4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30fps or 60fps1080p HD video recording at 30fps or 60fps1080p HD video recording at 30fps or 60fps1080p HD video recording at 30fps or 60fps
Optical image stabilization for videoOptical image stabilization for videoOptical image stabilization for videoOptical image stabilization for video
Digital zoom at 3xOptical zoom; digital zoom at 6xDigital zoom at 3xOptical zoom; digital zoom at 6x
Slow motion video from 1080p to 120fps and 720p to 240fpsSlow motion video from 1080p to 120fps and 720p to 240fps1080p slow motion video at 120fps or 240fps1080p slow motion video at 120fps or 240fps
Video in time-lapse with stabilizationVideo in time-lapse with stabilizationVideo in time-lapse with stabilizationVideo in time-lapse with stabilization

According to Apple, the iPhones 8 and 8 Plus have a video encoder that processes images in real time to obtain the ideal quality. And HEVC compression helps you create videos with the same quality and half the file size. Advanced video stabilization uses a new, larger sensor in addition to the image processor to make everything more stable. Optical image stabilization is already there to reduce blur on low-light videos, even if your hand is shaking.

As in the photos, the improvement in videos is noticeable mainly in the slow camera, which now has the option of 240fps at 1080p. It is also amazing to imagine that a smartphone is already capable of shooting 4K at 60fps.

Check out some comparisons:

If you are like me and use the iPhone as your only camera, this is an upgrade that is definitely worth doing or not, as we will talk about the differences between iPhone 8 Plus and X below. ?

iOS 11

In the past, it was quite common for new iPhones to reach the market with features of their exclusive iOS. Siri, for example, is a software feature that was only available on the iPhone 4s (it was, even, the great novelty of the device). Last year, with iOS 10, the only difference in this regard was the arrival of the feature ?Raise to Awaken (Raise to Wake), which came with the iPhones 7/7 Plus but was also released for the iPhones 6s / 6s Plus. This year, the only exclusive novelty is only for the iPhone 8 Plus (if we leave the iPhone X aside for now) the Portrait Lighting Mode, already commented above.

For the rest (the new animations of Live Photos, the new filters, the new App Store, the ?new? look of Messages, the new Siri, the new Apple Music, the AirPlay 2, the new Control Center, No Disturb While Driving, what's new in Maps, the new automatic device configuration, etc.), everything is available for users of past generation devices such as the iPhones SE, 6s / 6s Plus and 7/7 Plus.

It is worth noting something that I really enjoyed on iOS 11 of iPhones Plus: the possibility of placing the keyboard squeezed in one of the corners of the screen to be able to type with one hand. For those who do not have huge hands, like me, and prefer to have a 5.5 inch iPhone, this is a great way to make the phone more "usable".

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On the other hand, I didn't like the way Apple implemented the virtual keyboard in landscape mode in the new system (not taking advantage of all that side space when excluding several buttons that were a hand on the wheel in some cases):

Horizontal iOS 11 / iPhone 8 Plus keyboard

I also do not understand her decision to continue not grouping notifications from the same application (keep a balloon for each message you receive on WhatsApp, for example, a crime against the use of space).

But I also really enjoyed the integration of the Archives app (Files) with external services like Dropbox and Google, and the possibility to have, and a local only, all our documents. Infelizmente, voc precisa desabilitar a proteo por senha nos aplicativos desses servios para ter acesso a eles no app Arquivos (o que eu considero uma falha de segurana) quem sabe a Apple consiga corrigir isso numa futura atualizao.

No mais, acredito que a experincia com o iOS 11 no iPhone 8 Plus ainda est um pouco engasgada (especialmente na nova App Store). Nada que prejudique demais a usabilidade, mas com a gente sabe que o os novos iPhones so incrivelmente potentes do ponto de vista computacional, claramente estamos falando de problemas e otimizaes de software que devero ser corrigidos no iOS 11.1 (ao menos os relatos apontam para isso).

Outros pontos

iPhone 8 Plus prateado e iPhone 8 dourado com gua

Muita coisa nos iPhones 8/8 Plus de fato continuam exatamente iguais s dos iPhones 7/7 Plus, como o Touch ID que no um boto de verdade, resistncia a gua e poeira (selo IP67), ausncia da sada de 3,5mm tirando o detalhe do novo corpo de vidro e a nova cor dourada (que mais parece um ouro rosa), a experincia visual e ttil nos novos aparelhos bastante similar ao que tivemos no ano passado o que desanimador para algumas pessoas que buscam novidades.

Para essas, eu no tenho dvidas de que o iPhone X faz muito mais sentido. E por falar nele

iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X

Vamos aos principais diferenciais tcnicos entre os dois modelos:

CaractersticasiPhone 8 PlusiPhone X
ScreenTela Retina HDLCD de 5,5? com IPS1920×1080 pixels a 401pppProporo de contraste: 1.300:1Tela Super Retina HDOLED de 5,8? com HDR2436×1125 pixels a 458pppProporo de contraste: 1.000.000:1
Dimenses (AxLxE)/peso158,4×78,1×7,5mm/202g143,6×70,9×7,7mm/174g
Cmera traseiraGrande-angular de 12MP; abertura /1.8Teleobjetiva de 12MP; abertura /2.8Estabilizao ptica de imagem (grande-angular)Zoom ptico; zoom digital at 10xCaptura de ampla tonalidade de cores para fotos e Live PhotosFlash True Tone de quatro LEDs com sincronizao lentaModo RetratoIluminao de Retrato (verso beta)Grande-angular de 12MP; abertura /1.8Teleobjetiva de 12MP com abertura /2.4Estabilizao ptica de imagem (ambas as cmeras)Zoom ptico; zoom digital at 10xCaptura de ampla tonalidade de cores para fotos e Live PhotosFlash True Tone de quatro LEDs com sincronizao lentaModo RetratoIluminao de Retrato (verso beta)
Cmera frontalCmera FaceTime HDFotos de 7MP; abertura /2.2Flash RetinaCaptura de ampla tonalidade de cores para fotos e Live PhotosGravao de vdeo HD de 1080pCmera TrueDepthFotos de 7MP; abertura /2.2Flash RetinaCaptura de ampla tonalidade de cores para fotos e Live PhotosGravao de vdeo HD de 1080pModo RetratoIluminao de Retrato (verso beta)Animoji
AutenticaoTouch ID (sensor de impresso digital de 2 gerao integrado ao boto de Incio)Face ID (reconhecimento facial por meio da cmera TrueDepth)
Reproduo de vdeoCompatvel com Dolby Vision e HDR10HDR com cont. Dolby Vision e HDR10
DrumsRecarga sem fio (carregadores padro Qi)Tempo de conversao*: at 21 horasUso da internet: at 13 horasReproduo de vdeo*: at 14 horasReproduo de udio*: at 60 horasCarga rpida: at 50% em 30 minutosRecarga sem fio (carregadores padro Qi)Tempo de conversao*: at 21 horasUso da internet: at 12 horasReproduo de vdeo*: at 13 horasReproduo de udio*: at 60 horasCarga rpida: at 50% em 30 minutos

(*) Com fones de ouvido sem fio.

Ns ainda no pegamos um iPhone X nas mos e, por isso, complicado opinar sobre um aparelho ainda desconhecido. No sabemos se a tela OLED dele realmente isso tudo, se o Face ID funciona perfeitamente, se a bateria mesmo to prxima assim do iPhone 8 Plus como a Apple promete, se os Modos Retrato e Iluminao de Retrato da cmera frontal funcionam perfeitamente, se os Animojis sero mesmo algo bacana e divertido de se usar, entre outras coisas.

Por isso, fica bem complicado opinar em relao a essas diferenas que hoje esto apenas no papel. Teremos, claro, um review completo do iPhone X como este daqui a algumas semanas.

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Por incrvel que parea, o tamanho do iPhone Plus ainda me incomoda. Ele ?trambolhudo? demais; por outro lado, eu realmente no me vejo mais usando o modelo e 4,7?, apesar de achar o tamanho fsico dele (no da tela) algo sensacional.

Vale a pena investir especificamente no iPhone 8 Plus? Ainda que tenha falhas, estamos falando de um baita aparelho. O problema a concorrncia interna da Apple, que torna a deciso mais complicada. Explico: para quem quer ter aquela experincia de novamente abrir uma caixa e se deparar com um telefone completamente novo, sem dvida nenhuma o iPhone X a melhor opo; agora, se voc no liga tanto para isso, no quer abrir mo do j tradicional e altamente confivel Touch ID (e do boto de Incio que, querendo ou no, serve como um ?boto de pnico? para qualquer coisa, j que basta apert-lo para voltar Tela Inicial), quer ?economizar? (o iPhone X definitivamente o aparelho mais caro que voc pode adquirir atualmente) e ainda assim ter um timo aparelho em mos, o iPhone 8 Plus o seu telefone.

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Mas eu poderia falar basicamente a mesma coisa do iPhone 7 Plus, no mesmo? Ele no conta com algumas novidades do iPhone 8 Plus (chip A11 Bionic, recarga rpida/sem fio, Modo Iluminao de Retrato, entre algumas poucas outras coisas). Contrapondo esses contras, ele tem um corpo de alumnio (timo para quem desastrado e deixa o aparelho cair com uma certa frequncia) e, ainda que seja inferior do 8 Plus, a cmera dupla dele faz um trabalho incrvel e voc ainda economiza mais dinheiro ao optar por ele.

A avaliao, nesse caso, bem pessoal. A ideia deste review explanar o mximo possvel dos detalhes do iPhone 8 Plus para que voc tenha o embasamento necessrio e tome a deciso por conta prpria. ?

Os iPhones 8/8 Plus esto neste momento em perodo de pr-venda em redes varejistas e operadoras. Seu lanamento oficial no Brasil ocorrer na prxima sexta-feira, dia 3 de novembro.

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