Apple iPhone 8 Plus Malaysia Review – Setting the Bar for Flagship Smartphones
Every year, you can rely on Apple to deliver the best smartphones in the market and the iPhone 8 Plus is no different. The larger sibling of the iPhone 8, this Apple phone consists of cutting-edge features that make it a must-have phone for tech-savvy individuals. Below is a rundown of the best iPhone 8 Plus specs:
Apple has long abandoned a rear glass design for an iPhone; the last time it was seen was on the iPhone 4S. However, Apple decided to bring back the design on the iPhone 8+ with a beautifully crafted all-glass body that gives the phone a luxurious look and feel. The glass back is not purely for aesthetic purposes only. Having a glass back means that the iPhone 8 Plus now supports wireless charging, a feature that will be undoubtedly useful for many. The glass chassis also provides more weight to the device, making it sturdier and better to hold
Improved Display and Audio
The iPhone 8 Plus is fitted with a 5.5-inch Full HD display that offers natural colour reproduction and sharp image quality. However, the true highlight comes in the form of the True Tone technology. Taken from the iPad Pro, this technology changes the temperature of the screen to better match the ambient lighting, thus reducing strain on the eye. The screen is also bright enough to be used outdoors under direct sunlight without affecting viewability, making it an ideal choice for individuals who are constantly on the move.
Another improvement comes in the form of the dual speaker on the iPhone 8+. Apart from being louder than the ones on previous models, the speakers deliver rich audio and a well-balanced bass.
One of the main reasons why Malaysians love using an iPhone is that it can deliver a flawless performance, regardless of the task you throw at them. Continuing this trademark trait is the iPhone 8 Plus that is fitted with Apple’s own A11 Bionic processor. This new chipset has six cores – four that handle basic functions and the remaining two to do all the required heavy lifting such as photo-editing, intensive gaming, etc. Performance is smooth across the board and you will not experience any lag even while the phone operates multiple tasks simultaneously.
Excellent Dual Rear Cameras
The iPhone 8+ features dual 12MP rear cameras, one being a f/1.8 wide-angle camera and the other a f/2.8 telephoto camera that allows 2x zoom without affecting the quality of the images. Apple has also included a new ISP (image signal processor) into the mix which provides better textures and colours to your shots. Photos taken in bright settings have vibrant and saturated colours without being overexposed while night shots are sharp and detailed with minimal noise present.
Commendable Battery Life
The iPhone 8 Plus is more than equipped to handle your busy schedules with its generous supply of battery life. The phone can easily last through a day’s worth of repaying WhatsApp messages, browsing social media sites, replying emails, and the occasional games. The phone also comes with fast-charging capabilities which enables it to be charged to full capacity within a shorter time span. Its new glass back means that users have an alternative method to replenish the battery life – via wireless charging.
|More About the iPhone 8 Plus |
|What is the size of the iPhone 8 Plus? |
|The iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920pixel screen with 401ppi. It has the same size as an iPhone 6s Plus with better performance, camera, and battery life. |
|How much does an iPhone 8 Plus cost in Malaysia? |
|You can get the cheapest iPhone 8 Plus price in Malaysia from Shopee for only RM2,650. The iPhone 8 Plus also comes in different storage variants such as 64GB (RM3,694) and 256GB (RM4,412). You can also choose between different colors including silver, gold, and space grey. |
|What is the difference between the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus? |
|One of the most obvious differences between the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is the screen. The iPhone 8 Plus almost has a phablet-sized screen with 5.5" while the iPhone 8 has 4.7". The camera is also a significant difference between the two iPhone models. The iPhone 8 has a single-lens 12MP sensor while the iPhone 8 Plus has a 12MP+12MP dual sensors. The iPhone 8 Plus also performs better than the iPhone 8 in terms of speed and battery capacity. |
|How much is the iPhone 8 Plus Red? |
|The iPhone 8 Plus Red is a special edition iPhone finish which raises awareness against HIV and AIDS. Every purchase of the iPhone 8 Plus red contributes directly to the global funds to fight AIDS. The iPhone 8 Plus RED costs around the same price as the normal iPhone 8 but they come in limited edition. |
|Is the iPhone 8 Plus waterproof? |
|Yes, the iPhone 8 Plus has an IP67 dust and waterproof rating. Since the release of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, flagship iPhone models have retained their IP67 rating and continues on to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. |