The iPhone 8 Plus Red is the bigger version of the iPhone 8 Red edition, which Apple announced they’ve started accepting pre-orders for. The device was launched in collaboration with Product Red, an organization that campaigns to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa.
According to Apple, the new device will be available from the 13th of April, just like they did last year, it runs on the latest iOS 11.3 operating system. Apart from that, what else was updated? Let’s find out in this review.
iPhone 8 Plus Red Key Specs and Features
・5.5-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 1920 pixels
・iOS 11.3 with 3GB RAM
・Hexa-core 2.38GHz Apple A11 Bionic Chip
・64GB/256GB built-in storage
・12MP + 12MP rear camera and 7MP front camera
・IP67 certified – water resistant
・2691mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery with wireless charging
Looks just like the initial iPhone 8 Plus version but covered in Red Stainless steel and glass as well. The Red body looks perfect with the glass cover and reflects light beautifully. The device still retained its IP67 certifications, offering water and dust resistant.
The dual rear beauties sit at the top left corner as usual, in a horizontal position. While the Apple logo glows in presence of light and can be used as a mirror. Like the initial version, it measures 7.5mm in thickness and weighs 202g.
This is expected to be Apple’s last iPhone with so many bezels. To make the annihilation of bezels, the company introduced black bezels on the iPhone 8 Plus Red. Nonetheless, the home button is still in its usual position and doubles as the fingerprint scanner.
The 5.5-inch LED-backlit FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 401 pixels per inch density. The screen boasts of an Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating, wide colour gamut and true-tone display. Dishing out a 16:9 aspect ratio and stretching up to 67.4% screen to body ratio.
HARDWARE and SOFTWARE
The iPhone 8 Plus Red houses the powerful A11 Bionic chip from Apple, offering fast performance with 6-cores processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The Hexa-core processor on this beauty reaches a fast clock speed of 2.38GHz with 10nm process technology. Apple three-core graphics processing unit is in charge of graphics with M11 mo processor.
Like the initial iPhone 8 Plus, there’s 3GB of RAM space available for multitasking, with a memory speed of 1.866GHz. There are two versions in terms of storage, there’s one with 64GB and a much expensive variant with 256GB. The iPhone 8 Plus Red runs on the latest iOS 11.3 operating system.
iPhone Plus versions always offer twice the fun in terms of camera in the past couple of years. The iPhone 8 Plus Red didn’t disappoint in that department, packing dual 12MP + 12MP shooters with f/1.8 and f/2.8 aperture respectively. The camera records 4K video, boasts of Live Photos with a 1/3inch sensor size, 6P Lens, Sapphire Crystal Lens Cover, Flash True Tone quad LED, Hybrid IR Filter, Noise Reduction, 28mm Focal Length, Smartcam Scene and other quality features. While the 7MP selfie camera has 32mm Focal Length, CMOS BSI Sensor and f/2.2 aperture.
The iPhone 8 Plus Red is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 2691mAh battery with fast charging and Qi wireless charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
iPhone 8 Plus Red will be available starting from $799 to $899, that’s about (N310,000 – N350,000).
iPhone 8 Plus Red Full Specifications
・Announced: April 2018
・Status: Available. April 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 1 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: No
・Material Type: Stainless steel
・Dimensions: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
・Screen Type: LED-backlit FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
・Pixel Density: 401ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 67.4%
・Operating system: iOS 11.3
・Processor: Hexa-core 2.38GHz
・Chipset type: A11 Bionic
・Graphics Processing Unit: Apple GPU
・Memory Card slot: No
・Internal storage: 64GB/256GB
・Back Camera: 12MP + 12MP
・Front Camera: 7MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: No
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Front)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, compass, barometer
・USB: type 2.0
・3.5mm Audio Jack: No
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No