iPhone 8(+) You'll have to pry my 8 Plus from my cold dead hands

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 77sunsetstrip, Oct 14, 2018.


The iPhone 8 Plus is the best phone ever made

  1. I agree

  2. I disagree

  1. 77sunsetstrip, Oct 14, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018

    77sunsetstrip macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2009
    My proposition is this. The iPhone 8 Plus is the best phone ever made.

    No stupid ugly notch.

    16:9 aspect ratio, like all TV shows, all movies, and everything on YouTube.

    Big screen. (Not as tall as X/Xs/Xs Max, but when you continuously scroll, you look at the top of the screen, not the bottom. Extra screen length is useless in vertical mode.)

    LCD with no PWM. (Meaning no eye strain for those of us sensitive folks who use the phone in the dark for long periods and need to dim the screen below 50% to perhaps 10%.)

    LCD on iPhone 8 Plus is as good as OLED. (Well that's my opinion. I put them side-by-side and I can't tell the difference. And if there is a difference, it's so slight that it makes no material difference.)

    401 ppi. Perfect. (326 ppi on the XR is fuzzy and acceptable. "Liquid LCD" is a con by Apple. Put an iPhone 7 Plus next to an iPhone 7 and you'll see the difference. I'm not going back to iPhone 4 resolution.)

    Great battery life. (Apparently in theory the XR will be better, but that may be because of the lousy screen.)

    Home button. (Okay, not that important.)

    Touch ID. (Works every time, in any light, no matter what my facial condition or angle is, such as bleary-eyed and sideways on a pillow in the morning. And Touch ID is super fast. Doesn't work when finger is wet, but that's no big deal for 99% of people 99% of the time.)

    No intervening screen to swipe away after using Touch ID.

    3D Touch. (Not on the XR. C'mon Apple, it's really useful for quick shortcuts into apps.)

    Two cameras for 2X optical zoom. (Not on the XR.)

    Battery percentage on the main screen. (Yes!)

    Fast processor. (I compared the iPhone 8 Plus with the XS Max. Speed is the same except for a split second or a full second here or there, but nothing significant.)

    No connectivity issues. (None, nada, zero, zilch.)

    Price is not insane.

    And finally bezels. (Yes bezels. Get the white version and you can see your phone on a dark background. I got the black bezels. Big mistake. I keep leaving my phone in the car because I can't see it, even with a white case.)

    So I'm sticking with the best phone ever made. I love my iPhone 8 Plus.
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    That’s great that you enjoy the iPhone 8, and that you feel is the best iPhone ever made. My reply would be I feel the iPhone XS Max would probably be the best iPhone ever made to date for my personal interest. Really it’s just all a matter of opinion.
  3. Volusia macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2016
    Central Florida
    To each their own. I agree that the 8+ is the best phone for me, so far.
  4. Five_Oh macrumors regular


    Jan 7, 2017
    Flyover Country, USA
    You leave your phone in your car because of the dark bezels?
  5. anitak1982 macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2017
    West Central Ohio
    I disagree! Those bezels are worse than a tiny notch. I think the ipx is amazing and see at this time no reason to upgrade
  6. thund3rcat macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2015
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two

    Just a stupid, fugly camera bump.


    Go get your fugly on!
  8. SnyG macrumors regular


    Nov 6, 2017
    Liverpool, UK
    I loved my 8+. I love my Max more.

    You do you, OP.
  9. hungx macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2012
    Davis, CA
    The only things I don’t like about the X/Xs/Xs Max are the lack of a home button and the OLED screen. I’ve never really been a fan of OLED screens since they all seem to have a strange tint when compared to LCD. I can tell that Apple has tried to calibrate the colors on the OLED display to as closely match the colors on their previous LCD as possible, but the colors still look off to me. I stare at LCD screens for most of the day, so OLED screens seem very jarring to me.

    Regarding the home button, I get that the home button is 10+ year old technology and we need to move on. My major gripe is trying to access multitasking on the home button-less iPhones. It takes a split second longer to get to the multitasking screen. I use it quite often and this often drives me nuts. I know it’s possible to toggle a virtual home button through accessibility shortcuts, but there’s an even longer delay when I tap it.

    For those two reasons above, I actually went out the day before the Xs/Xs Max announcement to buy a 256gb iPhone 8 Plus since I was afraid they would discontinue the higher capacity after the announcement (which turned out to not be true). I was previously on the 6s Plus.
  10. StellarVixen macrumors 68000


    Mar 1, 2018
    Wonderful, I remember under how many fire the 8 Plus was last year, because it looked like relic from the past in 2017, the year when everybody started being obsessed with erasing bezels wherever possible.

    Everywhere, even on this forum, majority were saying that 8 and 8 Plus are pointless, and some of the most stupid devices that Apple has ever made.

    Maybe, we have learned a lesson? Maybe some things are just wrong?
  11. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    I like my 8+ a lot. I had a max for a weekend, but it gave me bad headaches. The max is the best iPhone ever made for anyone who likes a big phone. Why wouldn’t you want 6.5” screen on the same size body as a 5.5” plus? I don’t miss the OLED (lcd resolution is fine) but I definitely miss the extra space. Once apps are optimized for the max it’ll be even better. The only reason to buy an 8+ over the max are the price or if the max gives you eye strain. Face ID took me about 5 minutes to get used to. I never even noticed the notch.
  12. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    The notch is ugly? How about that wasted space with the forehead?
  13. CrazyForCashews macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2018
    The best of anything is always subjective. To you the 8 Plus is the best iPhone ever made, to me, well... Pretty much all of the iPhones Apple have ever made are great in each way. The iPhone X (and it's proceeding series) is one of the most beautiful phones ever made in general, and is a testament to Apple's prowess to consumer technology.

    But I have a special place in my heart for the iPhone 4s and iPhone SE. The 4s is a real beauty (especially the black one), because of its design. I love its glass design and metal frame and even to this day it looks fantastic. The SE is also a favourite of mine. The aluminum body and industrial design is just a sweet combination of material and craftsmanship that it highlights the skills of Apple's design crew.

    Choosing the best iPhone is hard, as (for the most part) they're all so good.
  14. jjohnstonjr macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2017
    Cleveland Ohio
    Your post sounded like you publicly tried to convince yourself to not upgrade to the XS/XS Max. There is not one Apple user who didn’t think and toy with the idea of upgrading to one of the newer models. I had my 8Plus up until this past Friday. I went onto Apple’s website, visited this site, lurked on several forums and finally pulled the trigger. I’m not sure why people make such a big issue about the notch when the bezel on the previous iPhone models was much more substantial. Either way the XS is easily one of the best iPhone models I’ve ever owned. Don’t cheat yourself dude treat yourself.
  15. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    IMO the iPhone X is the best iPhone ever made
  16. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    The 8 Plus is fantastic. I never regret choosing it over the X and was never even tempted to upgrade this year. I'll probably get the itch to upgrade next year, but honestly, there's probably no reason why I would actually need to replace it for years to come.
  17. retiredatty macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2018
    north carolina
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    Agree 8plus is the best overall. I am keeping mine and will not pay the rediculous price for more fluff.
  18. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    6s. All of the above plus earphone jack. Also, not absurdly big. 6s. The best phone ever made.
  19. DDustiNN macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    It’s nice that you’re trying really hard to convince yourself it’s better, but you’re simply wrong. And that’s okay.

    16:9 is no issue, because a 16:9 video will display as the exact same size on a Max. (You are aware that zoom-to-fill is optional, yes?)

    I am no fan of the notch, but is rarely noticeable. Because you’re generally staring at the middle of your screen, where most content is. Not the top.

    And the OLED is far, far better than the LCD. No contest there.

    Face ID you get used to, just like when Touch ID was first introduced. I still think Touch ID is faster sometimes, but Face ID is noticeably more convenient when used elsewhere besides unlocking.

    You started off comparing to the X/XS Max, but then you switched to the XR for some of your arguments.

    Regardless, your massive ugly bezels take away significantly more screen space than a little notch. Even worse when they’re white.
  20. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    I agree the iPhone 8+ is a great phone and I am glad I bought it instead of the newer devices. It looks like a classic without looking dated in my opinion and is good value now the newer iPhones are taking the attention.
  21. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    That doesn’t sound true to me and in fact isn’t.
  22. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2015
    “LCD on iPhone 8 Plus is as good as OLED. (Well that's my opinion. I put them side-by-side and I can't tell the difference. And if there is a difference, it's so slight that it makes no material difference.)”

    No offense intended but I can’t for the life of me understand why people keep saying this! Side by side they couldn’t be MORE different. It’s literally night and day! Xs and XS Max’s display makes IPS look so washed out and horrible in comparison.
  23. PMR macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2007
    Portugal (Google it)
    Try to swipe up and right immediately. No delay
  24. Glideslope macrumors 603


    Dec 7, 2007
    A quiet place in NY.
    I'll be there to help your cold dead fingers stay on that phone if you need the assist. ;)
  25. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    TBH I think we reached peak iPhone with the 7 Plus. The 8 plus changed some stuff just for the sake of it (glass back) and by its release felt a bit long in the tooth.

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