iPhone 8(+) iPhone 8 / 8 Plus Owners - Share your first impressions here

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  1. Hustler1337, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017

    Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    Hi guys,

    Just thought I'd create a thread for new owners of the iPhone 8 / 8 Plus to share their first impressions of their new iPhones. Would be interesting to read some of your first impressions on things such as the design, display, camera, performance, fast charging and everything else.

    I'm thinking a lot of users upgrading from the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus would be somewhat underwhelmed? I'll be switching over to the Note 8 soon after 8 years of iPhone and being disappointed with the the iPhone 8 and X updates, but it's always good to read some real first impressions from everyday users rather than those from the usual review sites and Youtube reviews.

    Edit: Would be great if you can mention what phone you had previously, just to get some context.
  2. cleebrown93 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2015
    Silver 8+ 64GB. I am impressed. I am happy with it. Camera is for sure improved. Speakers are clearer and louder. Glass back is a welcome change back from the iPhone 4. TrueTone works great. It is more of a 7S, but I still think it was worth it for those not interested in the X.

    Walked into AT&T when they opened (I was the only one there) and grabbed one. They did not have ANY 256GB 8+ (backordered), but oh well.
  3. macpro2017, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017

    macpro2017 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2017

    Typing from my iPhone 8+ 256gb unlocked space gray version, I upgraded from original 6+. Very fast. I did some comparisons on wifi with both phones and this one smokes it so very happy. Truetone is very nice and 4k video at 60fps is life changing. Slomo and touch ID is greatly improved from 6+ versions. Love the look and with otterbox clear case it looks very glossy and sharp. If you get iphone 8, space gray is the color to get. Ill wait for iPhone X2 or X4 if I wait another three years;)
  4. ApplePersonFreak macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2016
    Upgraded from the 7. Love the glass back, and it’s so zippy. For what I use my phone for, it works for me and is a great upgrade. Can’t wait to use wireless charging eventually.
  5. puma1552 macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    Got mine this morning, 8th person in line, out by 8:20.

    Build quality is excellent.

    Screen has the nicest, most even backlighting of any iPhone I've ever had. No backlight bleed at all, and no gradient on an all white page. However - it is actually a tad warmer than my SE screen (night shift, tru-tone, auto brightness all turned off). I was kind of surprised because my SE was much warmer than my old 6 which was pretty cold, so I was surprised to see that my 8 is a tad warmer than my SE (warm, but not tinted yellow/nasty).
  6. earthdog macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2014
    I guess I will be the exception so far. I got my 8 Plus this am and I am moving from a 7 Plus. Honestly I am already struggling to find a good reason to keep it. The differences are so slight. I am going to use it over the weekend to see if I can justify the move. I really WANT TO LOVE IT but right now I just am not impressed. I am hoping for some hidden tidbits to entice me to keep...
  7. Miketsi99 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2017
    Wasnt this a foregone conclusion before purchase?
  8. borgeindergaard, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017

    borgeindergaard macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2017
    Got my 8+ 256 Space Gray this morning. Moved from a regular 7. Reason? Missed the bigger screen (I had a 6+ before). My thumbs appreciate the bigger keyboard! I really appreciate the glass back, as the 7 and 6 was just WAY too slippery which made it impossible to use them without a case. I can comfortably use the 8+ without a case!

    I'm kinda disappointed that the Space Gray on the iPhone 8 doesn't match the same color / hue as the Space Gray on the MacBook Pro 2017. The Space Gray on the iPhone is significantly darker. Almost black. There is basically no similarity between the Space Gray on the MacBook Pro and the Space Gray on the iPhone.

    So far so good, except, I can't for the life of me figure out how I can do a cold-reboot on the 8+ ... If anyone knows, please tell me! The regular hold power button + volume down button doesn't work any more. It just presents Emergency SOS regardless! I've tried countless combinations and even looked at Apple's website without being able to figure out how I can do a cold reboot of the 8+.

  9. Electrolite1982 macrumors newbie


    Jul 27, 2017
    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Hold power button and down volume button together.:)
  10. earthdog macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2014
    Well... I my gut yes but I was hoping... Maybe I will feel better after the weekend if not then off it will go and order a X on the 27th with everyone else.
  11. borgeindergaard macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2017
    Doesn't work. This only presents Emergency SOS, regardless if both buttons are held for 20 seconds.
  12. KrazyBear15 macrumors member


    Apr 26, 2011
    South Dakota
    Settings > General > Shut Down
  13. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009
    Reading the minds
    "Its ok man, you don't need the X"
    "This looks fine....i mean...look...isnt it...good"
    "I don't need the X, who needs the X, X is for losers, only rich brats want it....i wish i was rich"
    "Who needs the X, I am fine with the 4 year old classic design....i hate the notch...damn the X, damn it"
    "he he he Whats X he he he"
    "wish I got the X, ill just type i love this 8, i mean its good right...right.....i need a drink"
  14. borgeindergaard macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2017
    That only performs a regular power-off... I'm talking about the COLD reboot (reset) that was performed by holding the power button + volume down button on the iPhone 7 for 10 seconds, which resets the phone in the same way as holding the power-button on a computer for 4+ seconds resets the computer.
  15. craigio85, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017

    craigio85 macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2017
    United Kingdom
    Picked mine up this morning. 8 Plus, 64GB in Space Grey.

    Love the glass back and the overall design. To me it feels much more premium than the 7 and is reminiscent of the iPhone 4s. I only switched for the design (had a 7 Plus which was my first white-front iPhone and will be the last) so not disappointed.

    Two things...

    I might be missing something really obvious but I can’t find 4K @ 60fps. Camera is set to 30fps and if I go into the settings menu, the options under video recording show only 4K at 24fps or 30fps. Anybody know where this is?
    EDIT - found it. you have to turn on “high efficiency” in the format tab for it to work.

    Portrait lighting has a long way to go. After playing with it for a while, out of about 30 attempted shots, only one of them didn’t look like some naff photoshop job - and even that one didn’t exactly look impressive. Thankfully I didn’t buy it for this feature as I wouldn’t have been impressed at all if I had.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 22, 2017 ---
    Give over.
  16. jlp2979 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    Played with the 8+ in store this morning before work and decided to reserve one for pick up later today, despite canceling prior pre-orders. It isn't that much heavier than the 7+ I played with, I certainly don't have a problem with it. Love the glass back, the SG color looks so great. Can't wait to pick it up.

    There are actually people out there who want the 8+. Coming from a regular 7 with a Mophie battery case, the 8+ is less than 1/4 inch taller and a much better overall experience. I will enjoy my new phone until spring 2018 when the X is readily available and decide at that time whether I want it. Further, I'd place money on the likelihood of the 2nd generation X bringing back Touch ID. Rendering all of these 1st Gen X phones utterly valueless.
  17. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009
    Listen to Gruber, The engineers abandoned Touch ID in favor of Face ID because they saw it as better. its not coming back. Don't you know Apple. Face ID is the way to go. By saying the touch ID is less secure it would be a Strike for them to bring back a LESS secure feature. Its over.
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My 8+ and AW3 LTE arrived today and all is working fine. The AW3 is much faster to me, just rebooting is fast now.

    Phone came with 93% battery and the AW3 came with 96% so they were fresh to say the least!
    --- Post Merged, Sep 22, 2017 ---
    I will believe that when Apple gets the X out there and running. All I hear now is production problems which means they are not turning them out in near the meager numbers they thought! Apples stock has already lost a good bit because of the AW problem, the cr^p will hit the fan if there are problems with the X after it is introduced.
  19. jlp2979 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    Ehh, we'll see. Don't want to get in a debate on this thread, I'm all in with the 8+ and was very impressed with it this morning. It is surprisingly very pocket-friendly. I wore a freshly washed pair of jeans that hadn't been fully dried before and was extra crispy, just to test this, lol. I was walking like Kramer in that Seinfeld episode when he tried on skinny jeans. But the Plus slid right in and didn't interfere with my mobility :D
  20. OTACORB macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    Gruber has been wrong before... I think if Apple can figure how to make it work with the OLED display they will in fact bring it back. Why because the competition is going to force them too with Samsung and others not only offering Face ID, Iris Scanning and Touch... Apple just having Face ID will keep them behind the curve. It is also going to depend on how well it works and the feedback they get in the next several months too. It seems pretty clear they wanted to include Touch ID, but just couldn't make it work.
  21. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    I just held the off button for number of seconds, then I swiped “slide to power off” pop up. Is that what you want ? Then when you power on again you wait for the Apple logo then enter your ID code number
  22. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    Apple will be telling touch ID iOS devices (phones, tablets) for three or four more years at least. But I agree that it will likely not come back to the "X" series. The question is does Apple make an "8s" or "9" with TouchID.
  23. Rayban macrumors 6502


    Sep 5, 2008
    How was the activation with the AW3?
  24. SimoBG macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2017
    I need some help too on this. I tried all the combinations but nothing so far.
  25. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have not activated the ATT LTE yet. Will do this weekend. Just glad to have got both new phone and AW up and running. Already getting calls from that family member who has claimed my 7+, telling me to take care of their phone and hurry home!:p

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