The 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus is quite similar to its predecessor 7 Plus version with the notable exception that the back side is made out of glass. Wireless charging technology based upon the Qi-standard requires a transparent material like glass in order to properly work.
The exterior of iPhone 8 Plus as well as the smaller iPhone 8 also look similar to iPhone 7 Plus' including a fingerprint scanner and a home button. It also sports a Retina-screen. The new True Tone technology, however, improves colour rendering and increases the range of colours that the phone can display.
Dual-rear 12 MP cameras mean that the new iPhone 8 takes higher-quality photos. Furthermore, recording in slow motion at a frame rate of 240 fps in 1080p is double that of iPhone 7.
The phone is powered by Apple’s A11 processor, which contains a neural system capable of face-recognition (currently only available on iPhone X). It lacks a headphone jack and is waterproof.
The operating system employed is the new iOS 11.
A newer model iPhone XS Max 64GB was released in September 2018.