the sheer weight of the iPhone 8 Plus

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  1. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

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    Bought the new 8 plus is gold on verizon. loved the screen, hate the weight.
    can't believe its heavier than every other Plus before it.

    Before you say the "glass", even the samsung galaxy S8+ is lighter than this.

    I returned it for the regular iPhone 8 which, in itself, is heavier than both the iPhone 7 and 6S and 6.

    C'mon apple, if samsung can do it....
     
  2. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    I must be in the minority that it doesn’t really feel that more heavier than previous models...Actually, I prefer it being a bit more heavier.
     
  3. Nicholecata94 macrumors member

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    I got mine today. I think the weight feels perfect.
     
  4. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    You're going to get 50/50 feedback on this. There are many of us that have said enough to the thin/light trend when the battery life is not good enough. I'm fine with the fractional increase if it was necessary for battery not to shrink any further.
     
  5. eyedoc2020 macrumors regular

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    Please seek out your local gym and do a few sessions with the weights. Phone will feel lighter in no time.

    In a serious note, it has to be heavier for the glass back to enable wireless charging.
     
  6. Traverse macrumors 604

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    I went from an ultra-light SE to an iphone 8 and I used a plus in the store.

    It’s not insanely heavy to me and I kind of like the heft. It makes it feel more substantial.
     
  7. dulaney22 macrumors regular

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    It just feels solid to me. Yes it’s heavier but seems like what this size iPhone should be. Substantial. It’s a big phone.
     
  8. TrumpWon! macrumors member

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    I dont see how one can complain about a little bit heavier device. It’s heavier yes but heavy enough to be an actual concern? Not a chance.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Of all the things that bother me enough about the 8/8+ to not buy it I think how much it weighs would be the least of my issues.
     
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  11. RickG macrumors regular

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    I checked out the new 8's at local Apple Store and the first thing I noticed was how heavy the 8+ is - I think the 7+ aluminum is better than the glass 8 - there you go!
     
  12. sundog925 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, i totally said before you cry glass, i understand that.

    the point being a SMALLER battery, but more weight? cmon man. ridiculous. the phone makes your pants sag as its heavy AF.
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    Seriously? weight lifting? add something useful to the conversation or s t f u.

    samsung has managed to make a BIGGER screen and BIGGER battery and less weight with wireless charging (as if apple invented it), but apple can't get it together.

    its embarrassing to say the least. no wonder why they shatter easier than the galaxy lol. oh well.
     
  13. missbing macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 8+ is 7.13 ounces
    IPhone 7+ is 6.63 ounces
    Galaxy 8+ is 6.89 ounces

    I don’t think that’s a big difference. At least not enough to really feel it. If you were saying the phone was heavy in general, then maybe I could buy that argument, but to say it’s now so much heavier in comparison to Samsung, then I call bull. You’re just nitpicking.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I agree. I actually like the weight of it, because it kind of gives it a more premium feel or more substantial my hand. And it is weighty at first, but you quickly adjust and don't even think twice about it after a while. (Unless you are using it one-handed, which can be fatiguing at times.)
     
  15. Zune55 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I felt the weight first time when I picked up and I am still feeling it.
     
  16. TrumpWon! macrumors member

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    Because Samsung’s phones are full of air
     
  17. macbanjo macrumors member

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    I like the wt, I can use it for a wt when I glue wood together in the shop or a paper wt when the windows
    are open and the wind blows in.
     
  18. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    The S8+ does feel quite a bit lighter but to me it almost feels plastic-y. Not saying that's good or bad, just different.

    I went with a thinner case on my 8 Plus vs. my 6 Plus so I really don't notice too much difference.
     
  19. spooky23 macrumors 6502

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    It feels premium. It only feels heavy to me if placed in a hefty case.
     
  20. noobinator macrumors 603

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    It felt good in my hand when I picked it up. Feels premium and sturdy.
     
  21. Oliveira46 macrumors member

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    You can't believe?

    It has wireless charging and has glass in place of aluminum.

    Everybody knew the weight has been increased before the preorders went up
     
  22. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    Glass weighs more than aluminium, the phone is pretty much the same size, the internals are largely similar.

    I'm not really sure what people expect?
     
  23. braddick macrumors 68040

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    The difference in weight is less than a single quarter.
     
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  25. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    It was noticeable for me - but I really like it. Definitely makes it feel more premium for me and easier to hold.
     

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