iPhone 8 Plus Refurbished FAQs

A Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus is one of our favourite options for an entry level refurbished iPhone at a cheap price point. It’s a bit older in iPhone years but it’s a great smartphone all around.

Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus's offer decent battery life, wireless charging, touch ID and improved camera functionality over its predecessors. Even though the camera is a 12 megapixel camera (like the Refurbished iPhone 7 Plus), the detail, saturation and contrast on the iPhone 8 Plus is improved and it offers a dual lens system. Images are less prone to appearing blown out and the camera can capture zoomed images with more clarity.

As far as looks go, the iPhone 8 Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus 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. 

Yes, a Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus supports Qi wireless charging. This model features a glass back specifically designed for wireless charging.

Although Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus's are extremely similar in size, the iPhone 8 Plus is just slightly taller and wider. The iPhone 8 Plus also weighs more. The Dimensions are as follows:

Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus - 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (6.28 x 3.07 x 0.32 in) and 202g (7.13 oz)

Refurbished Phone 7 Plus - 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in) and 188g (6.63 oz)

The glass back on the Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus contributes to the heavier weight but also supports wireless charging.

Whether or not a Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus is worth it, really depends on what you want to use your phone for. It’s a great entry level device with noteworthy iPhone characteristics such as touch ID and an enhanced 12 megapixel camera.

The iPhone 8 Plus tends to be on the heavier side but does support wireless charging and take better images than previous models. Those who want a sleek looking iPhone might also appreciate the glass back on this model.

If you’re looking for a bargain refurbished iPhone with a large display, the iPhone 8 Plus is a great second hand choice.

The iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus were launched on September 22, 2017.

Which is better, a Refurbished 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 64 and 256 gigabytes (& 128GB overseas).

The major difference between the two is that the a Refurbished 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 a Refurbished 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.

If you want something small and efficient to tuck away in a pocket or for smaller hands, a Refurbished iPhone 8 could be your handset.

Yes, a Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus 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.

A Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus is a good option for a budget iPhone. It has an acceptable design by contemporary standards and is significantly cheaper than the next model up (the iPhone X).

It’s also faster than the previous generations of iPhones. If you want the latest quality tech to create content, then this isn’t the model for you. But if you’re looking for a less expensive second hand phone, with relatively modern features, a Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus is great. Be mindful of the fact that this model features a glass back, so if you want a cheap phone that’s more durable (say it might get beat up a bit at work) you might want to look at the 7 Plus or have a decent case for it.

Note that this model does not have a traditional headphone jack. Rather it features a lightning port.

In Australia a Refurbished iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available in 64GB and 256GB. Although overseas they were also made with 128GB of storage.

A Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus is available in 3 standard color's. Silver, gold and space grey. The iPhone 8 plus was also released in a red version (PRODUCT) red , which tends to be more rare.

The iPhone 8 Plus 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 water resistance might improve slightly with a case but the iPhone 8 plus 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 a Refurbished iPhone 8 Plus 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 too.

The battery life on the iPhone 8 Plus was similar to the iPhone 7 Plus.

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, a Refurbished iPhone 8 and 8 Plus can screen record. In order to enable screen recording you go to settings > control center > customize controls >  and scroll down to add screen recording. You can then access it via 3D touch from your main screen.