We would not recommend purchasing an iPhone 8 this year. There are newer iPhone models out there such as the iPhone XR, iPhone SE 2020, or iPhone X that offer more and are available at a similar price point or even for a slight premium.
Best answer: If you want a larger iPhone at a lower price, the iPhone 8 Plus is a great option thanks to its 5.5-inch screen, massive battery, and dual cameras.
As of today, Apple is still supporting the 8 and 8 Plus with software updates, and the devices are running the most current version of iOS. Some early models of the iPhone received regular software updates for about 3 years, however, that update time has gotten longer as newer and newer models have been released.
iPhone 8 in 2019 review: Power and performance Built off the same but better performance. As far as that relates to battery life, Apple rates the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as getting roughly the same amount of battery life at the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The iPhone 8 comes equipped with Apple’s latest A11 Bionic processor. According to Apple, the two high performance cores in the iPhone 8 are about 25% faster than the iPhone 7’s A10 Fusion, with the A11’s GPU also seeing a 30% increase in performance.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Specs
|iPhone 8||iPhone 8 Plus|
|Internal Memory||64GB, 128GB, and 256GB||64GB, 128GB, and 256GB|
|Operating System||iOS 12||iOS 12|
|Price||From $599||From $699|
|Processor||A11 Bionic||A11 Bionic|
Prices for the iPhone 8 Plus have already dropped from $549.99 to $359.99 and will likely be stable over the next 6 months, for the remainder of 2020.
The iPhone SE is the most inexpensive phone Apple has ever launched, and that’s a really great thing.
And, the iPhone 11 is the affordable iPhone you should buy in 2020. Other than that, the iPhone 11 slightly better battery life, slightly better performance and a new range of colours to choose from. However, Apple could have upgraded the 720p LCD display to an OLED panel on the iPhone 11.
The 8 runs iOS 12 like a dream. The phone will work flawlessly for minimum 4 years from now.
By many aspects, the XR beats the 8: it has a larger display with a higher resolution, a higher pixel density, and is edge-to-edge. But not so fast, the iPhone 8 beats the XR in one display aspect: the XR lacks 3D Touch, which the iPhone 8 has. The other obvious difference is that the iPhone XR lacks a Home button.
The iPhone 7 OS is great, still worth it in 2020. This means that if you buy your iPhone 7 in 2020 it will definitely be supported for everything under the hood through 2022 and of course you’re still working with the iOS 10 which is one of the better operating systems that Apple has.
Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 8 devices contain logic boards with a manufacturing defect. Affected devices may experience unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or won’t turn on.
As with the iPhone 7 as well, there’s absolutely no difference in the displays of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 6s. Each offers a 4.7-inch display with a 1334×750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi. Because of the glass back, the iPhone 8 is just a tad thicker and heavier than the iPhone 6s –but not by much.
The iPhone 8 has a 12-megapixel main camera with an f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, and HDR. It’s designed to be easy to use; just point and shoot and more often than not, you’ll get a pleasing photo. Low-light performance is improved, but it’s one of the few areas where the iPhone 8 can be outclassed.