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

The iPhone 8 Plus is the best phone ever made


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77sunsetstrip

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Original poster
Dec 31, 2009
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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.
 
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Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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My proposition is this. The iPhone 8 Plus is the best phone ever made.
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So I'm sticking with the best phone ever made. I love my iPhone 8 Plus.
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.
 

hungx

macrumors 6502
May 8, 2012
337
42
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.
 

StellarVixen

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Mar 1, 2018
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Earth
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?
 

tonybarnaby

macrumors 68020
Dec 3, 2017
2,146
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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.
 

CrazyForCashews

macrumors 6502a
Apr 1, 2018
645
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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.
 

jjohnstonjr

macrumors regular
Apr 18, 2017
186
252
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.
 

Hieveryone

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

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Sep 7, 2010
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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.
 

retiredatty

macrumors newbie
Jul 7, 2018
9
2
north carolina
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.
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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.
[doublepost=1539551752][/doublepost]Agree 8plus is the best overall. I am keeping mine and will not pay the rediculous price for more fluff.
 
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DDustiNN

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Jan 27, 2011
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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.
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.
 
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The-Real-Deal82

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Jan 17, 2013
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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.
 

Jetcat3

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May 3, 2015
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“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.
 
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PMR

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Sep 29, 2007
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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.
Try to swipe up and right immediately. No delay
 

Glideslope

macrumors 603
Dec 7, 2007
6,385
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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.
I'll be there to help your cold dead fingers stay on that phone if you need the assist. ;)
 

AppleHaterLover

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Jun 15, 2018
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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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