The Apple iPhone 8 Reviews and Buying Guide

Apple phones are known for their high security which safeguards the users’ data from authorized access by hackers. Furthermore, it is not easy for viruses to enter an Apple phone or tablet as compared to phones with other operating systems. Apple iPhone 8 is among the most powerful Apple smartphones currently in the market. The phone was released on September 12, 2017.

Although the phone has a low capacity battery and a smaller screen as compared to many other smartphones of similar cost, the phone remains among the best due to large memories and high-resolution cameras as well as broad network compatibility. It is unlocked and will work with various carriers of the world. Other iPhone phones include; the newest iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro,  iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro among others. Also, the Apple iPhone 8 smartphone is one of the cheap iPhones without a contract that you can buy to perform various tasks.

What are the specifications of the Apple iPhone 8?


The specifications of the Apple iPhone 8 include the following.

  • Large internal storage memory
  • High-resolution cameras
  • Upgradable OS
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Fast charging
  • Has no FM radio
  • Lacks the 3mmm jack

1) Design of Apple iPhone 8

Its body dimensions are 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in). The weight of the phone is 148 grams which makes the phone suitable to walk around. The phone has a Gorilla Glass glass front, Gorilla Glass back, and an aluminum frame.

It has a Nano-SIM. One of the several things I like about this phone is that it is IP67 dust and water-resistant up to 1m for 30 mins. It thus ensures that the phone does not get damaged at the slightest exposure to moisture.

2) Network of Apple iPhone 8

This phone supports GSM / HSPA / LTE networks. Having broad network compatibility, it makes it a flexible phone that allows you to swap SIM cards of various service providers. Furthermore, it is not locked to any network. Its broad network compatibility makes it suitable to use with MetroPCS. It is one of the phones in the MetroPCS free phone upgrade program and thus you can get it today.

3) Display of Apple iPhone 8

The phone has a screen size of 4.7 inches. Which occupies an area of 60.9 cm2? It has a 65.4% screen-to-body ratio. The screen resolution for this phone is 750 x 1334 pixels with a ratio of 16:9. Furthermore, the screen has Ion-strengthened glass, and an oleophobic coating to make it durable. It has a 3D touch display & a home button.

4) Platform of Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8 smartphone operates on iOS 11 which is upgradable to iOS 14.1. The chipset is Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm) while the CPU is Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral). Also, the phone has an Apple GPU (three-core graphics). The provision of upgrading the phone to iOS 14.1 makes it a wonderful phone to have.

5) Memory of Apple iPhone 8

This phone does not have a memory card slot. However, the 64 GB/128GB might be enough to save many kinds of items. After all, internal memories are secure as compared to external ones. The RAM is 2GB and is good for moderate phone usage.

6) Cameras of Apple iPhone 8

The phone has a single rear camera of 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm (wide), PDAF, OIS) the camera features Quad-LED dual-tone flash and HDR. It supports 4K@24/30/60fps and 1080p@30/60/120/240fps video recording. Also, it has a single selfie camera of 7 MP, f/2.2. The camera supports Face detection, HDR, and panorama.

It supports 1080p@30fps video recording. Both cameras are wonderful when it comes to taking photos and recording videos. Most iPhone deals at Verizon are of smartphones with high-resolution cameras and no wonder Apple iPhone 8 is one of those deals.

7) Sound of Apple iPhone 8

The phone has loudspeakers. However, it does not have a 3.5mm jack and thus you cannot use a wired headset. However, you can opt for Bluetooth headphones to enjoy music silently. Bluetooth also helps you to pair the smartphone with loudspeakers and soundbars to play music wirelessly.

8) Communication of Apple iPhone 8

The phone’s WLAN supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, and hotspot. Use the hotspot to share your internet with compatible devices instead of getting a separate modem or router. It has Bluetooth version 5 that ensures faster sharing of data.

Also, the phone has GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and QZSS. It has USB 2.0. Unfortunately, the phone does not have an FM radio.

9) Battery of Apple iPhone 8

It has a non-removable Li-Ion 1821 mAh battery. The battery can push you for several hours as it can support talk time of up to 14 hours and music play is up to 40 hours.  It has a 15 W fast-charging feature and can attain 50% in 30 mins. Furthermore, it has Qi wireless charging.

10) Sensors of Apple iPhone 8

The phone supports various sensors which include fingerprint, gyro, accelerometer, proximity, compass, and barometer. It also features Siri natural language commands and dictation which helps you use the device hands free. It makes it suitable for seniors.

11) Colors of Apple iPhone 8

Choose your phone from various colors which include silver, space gray, gold, and red.

Does Apple iPhone 8 have a contract?

If you want to buy an iPhone without a contract, then you can consider the Apple iPhone 8 as it does not have one. You just pay the cash and own the phone completely. Furthermore, it is unlocked so that you can use it with any compatible carrier.

Contract phones allow you to pay for the devices in batches until you finish the whole amount owed. They are good options to own phones if you do not have enough money at the time of buying but they might be costly in the long run.

Bottom line

Apple smartphones are secure and thus not easily attacked by viruses or hackers. Most have high-resolution cameras that make the taking of photos and videos awesome. Apple iPhone 8 is a good phone to own since it has no contract. Additionally, it is unlocked. The fact that it features Siri natural language commands and dictation makes it suitable for seniors.

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