“Off the charts” best describes the buzz that surrounded Apple’s anniversary phone, or as it became to be known, iPhone X. Predictably, the introduction of the iPhone 8 was the amuse-bouche, preparing us for the delights of the main meal. We always knew the iPhone 8 was going to look overly familiar to us until the iPhone ‘family’ aligned further down the roadmap defined by iPhone X.
Those of us who wanted to upgrade our iPhone 7’s and 6’s were left in a quandary. For several of us, iPhone X genuinely wasn’t suitable and having committed to the Apple-verse we were left with a fait accompli from Apple, leaving us with no choice but to upgrade to iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.
Put the form factor and OLED screen aside, supercharged by Apple’s A11 Bionic SoC, an even more capable LCD display driven by Apple’s first in-house GPU and sporting an upgraded dual camera system, the iPhone 8 Plus is by any definition a flagship-grade device.
Better yet, touting old school bezels – it’s retro. And we all know retro is cool, right?
Seriously though, what do we think of owning iPhone 8 Plus as daily drivers? Read on and find out.
This is our fourth article in a series of long-term reviews – a format which is quite new. While our regular reviews are focusing on assessing every aspect of a device’s performance in the most objective way possible, the long-term review is where we will give you a more subjective look – an outline of what it’s like to live with a specific smartphone every day. We would appreciate your feedback on this new format in the comments section, and we’ll do our best to incorporate your suggestions into the next iterations.