iPhone 8 Plus Contracts

The iPhone 8 Plus deals remains a solid option in the iPhone ecosystem despite seeing some competition since it launched. Since this review was originally published, we've added comparisons to some of the alternative phones you might be considering. Plus we've now had official word that iOS 13 will be coming to the phone very soon.

The newest contenders into this competition congregation are 2019's iPhone line. and they're far more powerful than 2017's iPhone 8 Plus.

Usually when Apple announces new iPhones, older ones get the axe, but Apple keeps the iPhone 8 Plus securely in its lineup alongside the iPhone 8 as its affordable iOS  devices. So if this review gets you interested in the smartphone, it should be easy to find and easier on the wallet to buy.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus represent the last hurrah for the old iPhone design with a Home button and thick chin bezels. While we now have the drool over, Apple has kept the iPhone 8 handsets on sale for pragmatic buyers.

In terms of what came before this phone though, The iPhone 8 Plus looks like th which looks like the 6S Plus, which looks like the 6 Plus...you get the idea. The only thing that tips us off that the 8 Plus is the newest model is the addition of the glass back and the two-tone effect it creates… if it wasn't for that, it would be impossible to tell this and the 7 Plus apart.

We can only interpret that this is now the 'default' iPhone – the one for folks who aren't looking to spend exorbitant sums of money on a handset, or not keen on big changes, when shopping for a new iPhone.

One benefit of the newer iPhones appearing is that the iPhone 8 Plus is steadily getting cheaper.

There are some strong upgrades from the iPhone 7 Plus too: the camera has been enhanced, the internal workings are still among the most powerful in the industry, and little tweaks throughout smooth off rough edges in a way that makes us feel Sir Jony Ive climbed inside his computer and lathed them off himself.

Add to that a better battery and screen, and the iPhone 8 Plus is the better iPhone compared to the smaller 8.