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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great phone (Comes with a hefty price tag)

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    Mike
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    I am fluent in both languages (Android & IOS) I have to admit. The IOS is very user friendly, but cannot be customized like most Androids. The IPhone 8 is no exception. In order for you to customize your own ring tones, you must hook it up to your PC or MAC. I imagine everyone knows this. The iPhone 8 has the same dimensions as the iPhone 7, except it’s faster. I upgraded from an iPhone 6S. The one thing I must admit I do not like is how the home button feels. The 6S at least had movement. I guess this is the price you pay for water resistance. I heard people complain about the lack of an earphone jack. No big deal. Apple includes an adapter that fits in place of the lightning adapter. What I can see why some people complain is you cannot charge the phone & listen to music at the same time. Until Apple releases such an adapter that can do both, just grin & bear it. Most people use Bluetooth headphones or connect to the vehicle. I don’t see why so much fuss. Anyway, yes, the phone is exceptional. I also own a Galaxy Note 8. The Note 8 is as good as the IPhone 8. Both are super quick. I have used the “Antutu benchmark app” on the IPhone 8 and the Note 8 for comparison. Here are the results: IPhone 8 plus: 128052 Galaxy Note 8: 165930 As you can see, both are phenomenal smart devices. Both are a tiny computer in your pocket. If you worry about customizations, then the IPhone is not for you. However, if you can live with without customizing ring tones, then the IPhone 8 is your weapon of choice. Matter of fact, if you so choose to purchase the IPhone 8, then go with maximum storage. I believe you can purchase the iPhone 8 with 64gb or 256gb, either with 2gb Ram. I’m not sure about 128gb. Interface. The new interface is somewhat different. It seems more “Colorful“, some of the icons appear different & from experience, not all apps you had on the previous interface will work with the new IOS. Matter of fact, Swan Digiview will not work with the new IOS. The developer had to update their software to be compatible with the new version. Let’s talk about security. Nothing like biometrics. I will not use face recognition. Your face expression must always be the same after you setup your device the first time. The Galaxy Note 8 has a familiar security feature. Iris reader. I’ve set it up on my Note 8. What a pain in the you know what!!! You must look at the camera at the same angle every time to unlock the device. Also lighting has a lot in play. If the lighting & the angle is not the same, you’ll need to open your device a different way. Also, allegedly, anyone can unlock the device using a picture of you? I don’t know, I cannot give a definitive answer. What I can attest is the fingerprint reader is as good as the previous one with the IPhone 6S. Flawless. This is all I have for now. I hope it may answer a question or two.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best iPhone Yet

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    Micheal
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    My son was still using a flip phone, and for a variety of reasons, I wanted to get him a smart device for his telephone, texting, and data needs. I had a year-old iPhone 7 Plus, myself, and was itching to upgrade, and so I decided to hand my 7 Plus down to him and purchase either an iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus for myself. I considered the X, but was turned off by the loss of the fingerprint sensor for awakening/unlocking the phone; I am a long distance runner who often has my iPhone strapped to my left arm. Having to look directly at the phone to unlock it while running seemed like a non-starter in that situation. It also seemed like having to look directly at the phone to unlock it would prove difficult if one often finds oneself trapped in never-ending meetings and if, during such occasions, one would like to sneak a peek every now and then at one's e-mail or fire off a quick text without anyone noticing. And so I opted for the 8 Plus. I have not regretted it. While there are a number of differences between the 7 Plus and the 8 Plus, two great differences stand out for me. First, the 8 Plus has a higher storage capacity than its predecessor. And second, the 8 Plus has "wireless" charging. Both are features that I make great use of now that I have upgraded to the 8 Plus. With respect to the "wireless" charging, I wound up purchasing three wireless charging devices (one for my bedroom, one for my home office, and one for my work office). Once those devices are plugged into an outlet, one simply places ones iPhone in the charging cradle, and the phone begins charging without the necessity of plugging the phone into a lightning cable. The charging occurs even when the iPhone is in a protective case (I have a leather case). I even have found the wireless charging convenient in a few airports since I bought the 8 Plus. I think it was Atlanta's airport that had a wireless charging mat. Or was it Houston's? As for whether the iPhone 8 Plus is more responsive than the 7 Plus or has longer battery life, if so, I didn't notice it. Would I recommend to a friend? Well, certainly if this would be his or her first iPhone, if it would be replacing a non-Plus model, or if it would be replacing a model made before the iPhone 7. But if you already have an iPhone that is working well, if you are not running out of space on it to store your apps and data, and if wireless charging is not something important to you, it would not likely be worth the extra money to get the 8 Plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More of the same, only better

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    Morvac
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    I debated a lot about this phone or the X, Note 8 and S8+. I’ve had iPhones since the 3GS and tried a few Android devices in between. Samsung makes wonderful phones, just not a fan of the android software. All the benefits of android don’t really apply to me. I don’t customize or need all the bells/whistles just a very solid phone that works. I had a iPhone 6 for 3 years and it was very solid. It begun slowing down after iOS 11 using multiple apps more so than the past so I upgraded to the 8. The X was simply out of my budget. If the Note 8 or maybe S8+ ran iOS I would have bought one of those. Overall going to the 8 was a simple process with the new migration in iOS 11, I was transferred over and fully working in 20 minutes. Sold old phone on swappa and away I go. Overall the 8 Plus is a very good phone. Camera is nice, MUCH faster than my 6, but otherwise much like my previous phone. True tone display sounds nice and works but found it to be of little value to me. Probably more useful on larger screens such as the iPad. Battery life is excellent as usual. Probably could go 2 days on my use. I also have an Apple Watch, no issues there either. I’m happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Last Chance iPhone

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    jbelli21
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    To be honest I had been getting pretty sick and tired of iphone just giving us reiterations of the same product over and over again and decided that I was going to give Apple one last chance before switching to Samsung, Google, or someone else. Finally they came through on this one. The new features are too great to go through but it just runs better and more intuitively than ever before. I chose to go with the 8 plus as opposed to the normal sized 8 as I had done in the past and that was a great decision. It isn't so big it can't fit in your pocket but is just larger enough that you certainly notice it and it makes viewing video and pictures that much better on it's sharp resolution screen. I chose the 8 over the X primarily because of the face ID, I'm not ready to make that switch and I love the finger print scanner as I can easily open it in my pocket or without looking at it in discrete situations. I could go on and on and I'm sure a lot of reviewers have but this is a great phone, far better than the 7 and actually lives up to the hype.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic IPhone!!!

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    StarStruck
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    I think this is BY FAR the BEST phone I've ever had. From the moment I had my first Apple product I was hooked. Even if I got angry with Apple I wouldn't stop using their product, (aggravating because they KNOW that). Sooo user friendly. Such a clear crisp picture and it picks up sound too. Great camera. My iPad Air 2 is 128gb and I use it every single day. It hasn't reached its capacity yet and I have added LOTS of information. But I figured as insanely expensive as this iPhone is I might as well get the larger screen with the largest amount of storage available and if something happens to my iPad I can change over to my 8Plus with no problem. I did get the Geek Squad insurance just to be safe. Love the new (at least to me) Siri. I went with the British female voice! I use Siri a lot and the accent is appealing. The red color is like an expensive paint job on a luxury sports car. I got the red for the black bezel. Hope it lasts as long as my last iPhone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Phone I ever had from android user for 8 yrs.

    Posted
    Mhie

    When I first got this phone I had to get use with all the navigating from an android user for 8yrs. I would only hade one or two problem with it compare to android that freezes on me every hour of using it, my apps would crash, at a point where I get annoyed using my android phone. So, I tried to switch to apple and see whats up. I would say Im glad I did try this. I love the camera, the selfie camera not so much, I like the wide angle camera on my previous phone(samsung s6). The system runs really smooth with the A11 bionic chip. I use a lot of apps on my phone for many reasons and this iphone handles it all well. Overall, I think Ill stick with this phone for a little while untill another device comes up that I think worth switching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent phone

    Posted
    RikuisHOT
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    I have always been a Samsung/Android phone person. I was tired of my phone constantly crashing and getting those “viruses” plus the new update of the galaxy took away ALL the free music I acquired over the years so I was not happy. I already had ITunes and thought well maybe I should try an iPhone. We originally went in to get my husband a computer but I decided to just “look” at the phones while we were there. (Honey blame the associate for taking too long to get your computer) The guys in the phone department were awesome! They had the red iPhone 8 Plus which was the one I wanted and it was on SALE! (My favorite word) It was only 749 for the 256gb so I was all about trying it out. I don’t think I will ever go back to android phones ever again. I love this phone! Apple has always been known to be seamless and everything is wonderfully integrated and beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone with practicality

    Posted
    shiva9696
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    People who need a bigger sized phone would love this phone. It does everything that an iPhone X does with a different front camera and screen to be precise. I have used the iPhone X and the iPhone 7 Plus and I really like this phone better than the two. The camera and portrait modes are phenomenal and the screen with true tone display works brilliantly. The battery life is really a boon and can go for a full day without ever having to plug it in. The only downside would be the weight of the phone. The glass makes is super heavy but its adjustable. The phone is a great alternative and has the pracitcality of the home button that is missing on the iPhone X.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone/Camera -Miserable Setup

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    PattiS
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    I have purchased three of these phones in the last four months. Once you get it to work it is a great phone but each and every one of them was miserable to set up. Multiple problems with Sim card exchange and recognition. All three of us needed the assistance of an in-store Verizon tech to get fully up and running and this includes two tech-savy college students. So much for the convenience of online purchases. I expect more from an Apple product but maybe it’s a Verizon glitch. Sound is also a little sketchy. Calls are heard much better on speakerphone than handheld (echoey) and I can no longer hear mapping directions via Bluetooth because the volume is so low unless radio volume full blast . All in all anything is better than the iPhoneSE. I would recommend to a friend only with full disclosure of cons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone

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    sweetsauce
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    Great Phone. I was going to buy the iPhone X at first, but thought it was too gimmicky. Its a all "faceID" type of iPhone, I am not really drawn to that feature too much. I just need a iPhone that will work for me. I asked one of the Best Buy employees that had this version previously from her iPhone X upgrade, she felt that the iPhone 8 Plus had a better battery life. So one is expensive, and the other one is more expensive. I decided on the iPhone 8 plus instead, because its at a better price point, and has a better battery life. For a phone that has a enclosed battery, that is something really important to think of. The only real difference from both phones are their screens. The iPhone 8 plus screen is at 5.5 inch with a better battery, and the iPhone X edge to edge screen is at 5.8 inch, plus its FaceID/AugmentedReality feature. Other then that they're technically the same phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Snowman Says: Amazing Phone | Happiness Ensues

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    Snowman
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    Snowman says that he owned the 7 Plus previously but after a long winter and meaningless summer it was time to upgrade. They say lucky number 7? Snowman says lucky number 8 as in fate or never too late for wireless charging. Lay the phone down on the insignia charging pad, Snowman says, and you’ll get that boost in power, like a shower after a long day of work before an evening with Ms. Snowman. The camera, Snowman continues, represnts a duality— like the simulacra of reality at war with your conscious interpretation of “the real” ... in short, Snowman continues, the camera is baller! Not much more to say than the buying experience in store was amazing and should be recognized by all the people at corporate. High five Apple! High Five Best Buy!!! - Snowman

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge Upgrade From the iPhone 6 Plus!

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    Kevyn
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    I recently decided to upgrade from my iPhone 6 Plus to the iPhone 8 Plus (Silver/White Combo, 256GB) as I had no intentions to wait for the iPhone X. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I have only had my phone for only a couple of days now but am loving every second with it! The battery life lasts all day, the screen quality/resolution is breathtaking, the wireless charging feature is great and the camera is absolutely amazing! All in all, one of my best purchases to date!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great iphone

    Posted
    aladdin
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    love this iphone.The iPhone 8 Plus is an incremental update to the 7 Plus (as opposed to the dramatically redesigned iPhone X unveiled on the same night) and therefore has largely the same design as the 7, 6s and 6-generation handsets. It's a classic design but one's that's now three years old and starting to feel a little dated. If you're looking for radical new designs, this isn't the device for you. The curved edges remain pleasant in the hand, and the slight increase in weight since the last generation (it's gone up from 188g to 202g) adds rather than detracts from the feel in our opinion, although your mileage may vary. It's also a shade longer, wider and thicker, although only a fraction of a millimetre in each case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As always, a great Apple product!

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    Catriona
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    The iPhone 8Plus doesn't disappoint! I was a little worried it would be too big, but it fits pockets and purses nearly as well as my old 6s did. Despite the usual blips in transferring information and getting the phone set up to my preferences, the transition was pretty smooth and I was able to use it right away without any loss of data. I was pleased to see that it also comes with corded earbuds that connect through the charging port, so the missing audio jack is not a problem. There is even a converter for my old earbuds so I can use them with the new phone! Excellent all the way around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s not the x, but it’s great none the less

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    Billy
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    I had to buy this because my Matt phone (iPhone 6) completely crapped out on me. I was holding out for the iPhone X but didn’t have the time. My work requires me to have a functioning phone and the x was weeks away so I went with the next best thing. The fingerprint scanner works flawlessly without a split second and the phone itself is seamless when it comes to switching apps. The vattery life is phenomenal, especially considering my last home only lasted 30 minutes off the charger. Now I get a full day and a half on one charge with average use. I can’t say given the option I wouldn’t take the iPhone X, but for the price difference, it would be an hard choice. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My Best Phone Change Ever

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    dmggf12345
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    I probably held onto my iPhone SE about a year too long. Once the charger connection no longer held on a consistent basis, I knew it was time for a change. While I briefly debated as to whether I would still with an iPhone, I happily ended up going with the iPhone 8 Plus. The larger screen is perfect for my aging eyes and the promotion to go with the 256gb model at only a few dollars more a more made it a 'no-brainer". I have had my iPhone 8 Plus for several months now and can say without hesitation that it was the best phone change I have ever made.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Was needing an upgrade

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    Tech1
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    Been looking at this phone for awhile. After comparing the specs with the iPhone X, I felt it was pretty much the same device without the Face ID hardware. So saving some cash to have a updated phone has been working alright so far. Got a temporary case and screen protector as I contemplate protection vs. aesthetics. Just a side note, all stores in SoCal didn’t have 8 plus except 2. Not sure if that changed due to shipments or it was due to people buying them up before the new models came out. Either way, screen is nice for texting and watching videos. Like the feature that rotates the home screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    From the 7+ to the 8+...it's well worth it!

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    Dpiden
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    I've been using the 7+ for about a year and a half now. I've got to say...it's a great iPhone. It does everything I want and everything I need. My son broke his (my) iPhone 7 after about 8 months so I had to do something to get his phone fixed. Well, I took his upgrade and picked up the 8+ giving him my 7+. I've had it for a couple weeks now and right off the bat, I can tell you this....... The battery life on the new 8+ is MUCH better than the 7+ (why...I don't know...maybe Apple slowed it down like their previous phones...) AND the phone itself is noticeably faster in all of it's applications.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BADASS HARDWARE BABY

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    PeterNorth
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    I was rocking an iPhone 5 (16gb) for the last 4.9 years and was long overdo for a new iPhone. I'm a huge photography nut and I have over 85+ gb of music let alone all of the pics and videos that I take. On top of that I like to run quite a few apps and sometimes at the same time. Take this all in with a much bigger screen and a faster chip set/ processor and this iPhone 8+ 256 is a beast! It has changed my music, hobbies, work functionality, and I'm still just getting started. Waiting so long to upgrade was a mistake. All I did was put myself behind personally and professionally. This phone is a BEAST! I LOVE IT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best iPhone!

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    Luvcat
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    I was very happy with my iPhone 6 Plus and never had any trouble with it. However, we had a family need for a new phone so I passed it on to another and upgraded to this iPhone 8 Plus, not thinking there would be much of a difference. Wow...love this phone! The camera is awesome and the speed is quick! The fingerprint id works so much better than on my old phone, which was frustrating. I also like the Plus size as it is easier on the eyes and really is slim so it doesn’t take up much room in my purse. So far, there is nothing to complain about this phone. It’s simply the best!

    I would recommend this to a friend