Apple announced its new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and fancy iPhone X on Tuesday during its September event, and it wasn’t shy when it boasted about all the new features and power of its new devices.
One fact Apple didn’t share with the crowd is that the iPhone 8 Plus will be Apple’s heaviest iPhone yet at a hefty 202 grams, or 7.1 ounces.
Indeed, no iPhone before the iPhone 8 Plus has broken past the 200-gram mark. The closest iPhone to come near that figure is the iPhone 6s Plus, which weighs in at 192 grams, 10 grams less than the iPhone 8 Plus.
In fact, the iPhone 8 Plus may be the heaviest premium smartphone in recent memory. The previous heavyweight champ that comes to mind is the brand new and large Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which comes in at 195 grams. Otherwise, few phones break the 190-gram mark.
Surprisingly, the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus is heavier than the 174-gram iPhone X with its larger 5.8-inch screen and steel frame (steel is heavier than aluminium). A possible explanation is that the iPhone 8 Plus could have a larger battery than the iPhone X, as the iPhone 8 Plus is a larger device despite it’s smaller display compared to the iPhone X.
The extra 10 grams on the iPhone 8 Plus compared to the iPhone 6s Plus shouldn’t be a huge deal for most. If anything, it will add to the premium feel of the iPhone 8 Plus. We’ll only be able to weigh in on the iPhone 8 Plus’ heft after we’ve spent some significant time with the device.
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