iPhone 8 Plus: Is it worth buying this phone in 2021


Apple iPhone 8 Plus the successor to the iPhone 7 Plus was released back in 2017. It was a flagship phone at that time, having major improvements regarding display, Screen and internals. However, in this article, we will be discussing that either you should go for iPhone 8 Plus in 2021 or not?

Apple software optimization is quite better as compared to other brands. That’s why Apple phones perform better for several years without having any lag issues. And that’s the reason most users prefer Apple phones.

The company also push the latest updates for there older iPhone’s. Till now Apple push updates for older iPhone’s models like iPhone 6, 6 Plus etc.

iPhone 8 Plus Specifications

If we talk about the specifications and features of the iPhone 8 Plus. So, the phone comes with a 5.5-inch Retina IPS LCD, having a resolution of 1080 x 1920p. It is a true tone display with a 3D Touch feature. The phone is IP67 dust and water-resistant up to 1m for 30 minutes.

Regarding internals, the phone is powered by iOS 11 and is upgradable to the latest iOS 14.4. Under the hood, there is Apple A11 Bionic (10nm) chipset with Apple GPU (three-core graphics). So the phone is perfect for day to day use, using social media apps like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and others. As the performance is quite impressive, you will not face any issue regarding its performance in day to day use.

The phone features dual camera’s, having 12 MP Wide and 12 MP telephoto lens. It has the ability to record videos up to 4K@60fps. On the front, there is a 7 MP selfie camera. The result is even ok in low light conditions.

Additionally, there is a touch ID, with other standard connectivity options. Besides this, the phone packs a 2691 mAh of battery with 15W of Fast Charging. The phone has the ability of wireless charging as well.


In my opinion, if you need a phone for just gaming purpose, so I would suggest going for its alternative. As there is a lot of better gaming phones at a cheap price. But in case if you need only an iPhone for just daily and normal use with having better camera’s. This is could be the better choice to go for. As you can easily get a used iPhone 8 Plus at a very low price in 2021.


Erika Ryan is Senior Editor at Thewistle. She previously worked for Crunchbase News as Editor in Chief as well as The Next Web, TechCrunch, and Mattermark. You can contact Erika at [email protected]