iPhone 8 FAQ
The iPhone 8 is our favorite option for an entry level phone at a cheap price point. Even though it’s an older model in iPhone years, it’s a great smartphone all around.
This model offers decent battery life, wireless charging and an improved camera over its predecessors. Even though the camera is a 12 megapixel camera (like the iPhone 7), the detail, saturation and contrast on the iPhone 8 is improved. Images are less prone to appearing blown out.
As far as looks go, the 8 gets an upgrade from aluminum casing to a glass back which gives the handset a pretty sleek appearance. Apple produces modern products so even though features evolve and some materials change, the iPhone 8 holds up as a quality device. An important consideration in your purchase of an iPhone will be what you intend to use the phone for. Overall the Apple iPhone 8 offers trusted iOS features at a bargain price. If you’re looking for more information on the specific features check out more of the questions below.
Although the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are extremely similar in size the iPhone 8 is just slightly larger. The Dimensions are as follows:
iPhone 8 - 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in) (HxWxD) and 148g (5.22 oz)
iPhone 7 - 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) (HxWxD) and 138g (4.87 oz)
The glass back on the iPhone 8 contributes to the heavier weight but also supports wireless charging and has a sleek look.
Whether or not the iPhone 8 is worth it, really depends on what you want to use your phone for. It’s a great entry level smartphone with noteworthy iPhone characteristics such as 3D touch and an enhanced 12 megapixel camera.
The iPhone 8 tends to be on the heavier side but fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, which is convenient and good for smaller fingers too. If you’re looking for a bargain refurbished phone that still looks modern, the iPhone 8 is a great second hand choice.
Yes, the iPhone 8 supports Qi wireless charging. This model features a glass back specifically designed for wireless charging.
The iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus were launched on September 22, 2017.
Which is better, the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus? Overall these two models are extremely similar. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are both good smartphones that come in the same storage capacities of 64and 256 gigabytes (& 128GB overseas).
The major difference between the two is that the iPhone 8 has a smaller 4.7-inch Retina display and single-lens camera setup, while the iPhone 8 Plus features a larger 5.5-inch Retina display and dual-lens system. If you’re trying to choose between the iPhone 8 vs. iPhone 8 Plus and you care about digital content and photography, we recommend the iPhone 8 Plus since you’ll likely see the most difference in image quality.
Yes, the iPhone 8 supports iOS 14. iOS 14 is compatible with the iPhone 6s and later.
Unlike many other generations of the iPhone there was no S model created for the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. The next model released after the iPhone 8 was the iPhone X.
The iPhone 8 is a good option for a budget phone. It has an acceptable design by contemporary standards and is significantly cheaper than the next model up (the iPhone X).
If you want the latest quality tech to create content or play with photography, this isn’t the model for you. But if you’re looking for a less expensive second hand phone, with relatively modern features, the iPhone 8 is great.
Be mindful of the fact that this model features a glass back, so if you’re going to need something more durable for working, you’ll want a decent case. Note that this model does not have a traditional headphone jack. Rather it features a lightning port.
In Australia the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available in 64GB and 256GB. Although overseas they were also made with 128GB of storage.
The iPhone 8 is available in 3 standard colors, silver, gold and space grey. The iPhone 8 was also released in a red (PRODUCT)red which tends to be more rare.
The iPhone 8 is not waterproof. Generally iPhones are built to withstand some water penetration but won’t always survive a drop in deep water or or being submerged for an extended period of time. Read...some intense rain might be okay...the toilet, you might not be as lucky.
The iPhone 8 does have a level of dust and water resistance. Apple has noted that this resistance is not permanent and may decrease with time. The resistance might improve slightly with a case but the iPhone 8 is not technically waterproof.
You should always let your iPhone dry out completely before inserting any cables or trying to turn it back on.
How long should the battery of an iPhone 8 last? Approximately 10-12 hours depending on how you are using your phone.
If you tend to use your phone more for audio playback and phone calls than internet browsing you can expect more out of the battery.
Keep in mind that the more recent iOS versions tend to use more power. The battery life on the iPhone 8 was similar to the iPhone 7.
When you purchase a refurbished iPhone the battery has likely been slightly depleted but at Frank We guarantee our batteries retain a minimum of 80% of their original capacity (which Apple has declared sufficient for efficient battery performance).
Apple's lithium-ion batteries are designed to hold at least 80% of their original capacity for a high number of charge cycles, this will vary depending on the product.
Yes, you can screen record on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. In order to enable screen recording you go to settings > control center > customize controls > scroll down to add screen recording. You can then access it via 3D touch from your main screen.