#SMARTiPhone8: Eight Things I Love About the new iPhone 8 Plus

Unboxing iPhone 8 Plus

8 Things I Love About iPhone 8 Plus

Ever since Apple released their first iPhone in 2007, I’ve been constantly following and upgrading my iPhone to experience the features and improvements on the subsequent releases. I’m a huge Apple fan tbh. Despite all the innovations released by various Android phone makers, the iPhone remains the easiest phone to use in my own opinion.

8 Things I Love About the new iPhone 8 Plus
8 Things I Love About the new iPhone 8 Plus
After unboxing my new iPhone 8 Plus, here are the top 8 things I love about my new iPhone:
All Glass iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
All Glass iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

All Glass Design

You may think that a phone made of glass is a little scary and somewhat breakable but it’s completely the opposite; the iPhone 8 is made of durable glass material both at the back and front.

The glass panel enables support for wireless charging, a feature that I’ve been waiting for. The new iPhone 8 Plus even comes with new colors like space gray, silver and gold.

Portrait Lighting

This feature allows you to take a picture as if you’re in a studio and this means that you’ll get better results each time.

The new portrait mode produces quality photos with sharper foregrounds and more naturally blurred backgrounds.

All Glass Design of the new iPhone 8 Plus
All Glass Design of the new iPhone 8 Plus

Wireless Charging

Apple lets users charge effortlessly without the hassle of tangled wires and connections. The glass back enables easy wireless charging.

Most Powerful Chip Ever

A11 Bionic chip is one of the most powerful and high performing cores which is 25% more efficient than A10 and 70% faster than A10.

Unboxing iPhone 8 Plus
Unboxing iPhone 8 Plus

Better Camera

As a travel and food blogger, one of the things that I like the most with the new iPhone is the performance of its built-in camera. Apple is proud to say that iPhone 8 / 8 Plus is complete with all the features you need in order to take the best pictures. I have tested it and so far Im loving the photos 🙂 I will post sample photos soon.

Water Resistant

iPhone 8 is made of water-resistant materials like “laser-welded steel foundation and an aerospace-grade aluminum band” to make sure your smartphone is protected from elements like water, dust or any form of liquid.

My new iPhone 8 Plus
My new iPhone 8 Plus

New Retina HD Display

Apple boasts of high-definition resolution and pixels which means better screen quality.

Augmented Reality

Viewing your smartphone that has augmented reality features allows you to see things clearly and immaculately like you’re really experiencing the scene personally.

Here are the complete specs of iPhone 8 Plus:

  • 5.5-inch Retina display @ 1920 x 1080 px, 401ppi
  • TrueTone, 3D Touch
  • Apple A11 Bionic chip
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 64GB, 256GB internal storage
  • 12MP f/1.8 wide-angle + 12MP f/2.4 telephoto rear cameras with Quad Tone Flash
  • 7MP FaceTime Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Single SIM (Nano)
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • Touch ID
  • Apple Pay
  • IP67 Dust and Water Resistance
  • Apple iOS 11
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2691 mAh battery (10.28 Wh)
  • 158.4 mm x 78.1 mm x 7.5mm
  • 202 grams

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available soon in the Philippines at your nearest SMART Stores and Apple product distributors. The official date of release and official pricing of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in the Philippines are yet to be announced.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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