Apple’s Limited Edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Review

A couple weeks ago Apple launched their iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus limited edition (PRODUCT) RED™. For over 10 years Apple has had a partnership with the RED™ initiative to support various HIV/AIDS programs. The new (PRODUCT) RED™ iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 is Apple’s latest edition with a sleek red case.

I recently purchased the iPhone 8 plus (PRODUCT) RED edition after debating if I would want that versus the iPhone 8 or iPhone X at the Sprint store for a while. They made it easy for me to figure out what is best and as a business owner the plus was my choice. Embarrassingly I like having the button and I liked the size. I seriously wondered what took me so long to upgrade when they make it so easy at the store. All I had to do is back it up to the “cloud”. Unfortunately, my “cloud” was full so the store staff kindly helped me back it all up while I had a margarita at a local restaurant.

The iPhone 8 plus comes with the iPhone (obviously), EarPods with lighting connector, lightning to 3.5mm jack headphone adapter, lighting to USB cable and USB Power adapter. I was personally impressed that they had a 3.5mm jack adaptor for all us old school smartphone owners.

After transferring data it was time to start reloading my Apps from Apple’s App store. As a long time iPhone customer it was relatively easy and fast to get all my old apps loaded with my settings. What I have enjoyed the most is the audio and display. The EarPods exterior didn’t change much in design however the sound seemed much better than my previous pairs of headphones from Apple.

The battery life has been impeccable and for someone that travels often this is a great feature. Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus limited edition (PRODUCT) RED™ have a long list of features I have yet to fully explore but hope to in the next couple weeks! Below is a very detailed list for both.

iPhone 8 Plus: (Starting at $799.00)

  • Retina HD display
  • 5.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
  • 1300:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
  • Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
  • Portrait mode
  • Portrait Lighting (beta)

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus features include:

  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • 3D Touch
  • 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Display Zoom
  • Reachability
  • A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
  • Neural Engine
  • Embedded M11 motion coprocessor

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus camera features include:

  • Optical image stabilization
  • Six‑element lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
  • Live Photos with stabilization
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Improved local tone mapping
  • Body and face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Noise reduction
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus video features include:

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • Optical zoom; 6x digital zoom (iPhone 8 Plus only)
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Body and face detection
  • Noise reduction
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus limited edition (PRODUCT) RED™ are not more expensive that the current iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus already launched. See the below monthly and full pricing for both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus limited edition (PRODUCT) RED™.

  • 64GB2 at $39.50/mo. or $799.00
  • 256GB2 at $45.75/mo. or $949.00

Purchasing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus limited edition (PRODUCT) RED™ helps so many countries struggling with the HIV and AIDS epidemic globally. Here’s how the contribution works:

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Source: Apple, PRODUCT) RED™