Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus - Buy The Best Budget Smartphones of 2020
When searching for a smartphone, the price can be an important factor, but it can be difficult to know how much you should be paying for a handset that suits your needs. As well as having different specifications, there are also different operating systems to consider. The iPhone range has struck a chord with billions of people around the world, and even older versions of the iPhone are in high demand.
On the surface, many iPhones can seem similar. However, each model of the iPhone differs in some way, and knowing what you are looking for in a handset ensures that you're not paying a higher price for features that will not be used.
The iPhone 8 measures 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches and offers a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with a 1334 x 750 pixels resolution. It is available in 64GB and 256GB variants and is supported by an A11 Bionic with 64-bit architecture, M10 motion co-processor along with 2GB of RAM. The 1821 mAh battery can offer up to 14 hours of talk time or 12 hours of Internet use. Charging is carried out via a Lightning port and can deliver a 50% charge in 30 minutes when a compatible wall adapter is used. The handset itself was released in three color variants, gold, silver, and grey and offers an impressive 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front-facing camera.
The measurements of the iPhone 8+ are 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches with a 5.5-inch Retina HD screen and 1920 x 1080 pixels. Battery life is improved as it includes a 2,675 mAh battery which can deliver 21 hours of talk time or 13 hours of Internet usage.
Another area of improvement is the camera, which now offers a dual 12MP camera rear camera as well as a 7MP front-facing camera. There is also power under the hood thanks to an improved 3GB RAM.
Which Handset Should I Choose?
Both handsets offer an affordable introduction to Apple’s iconic iPhone range without having to pay a hefty price, and while some are surprised to find just how affordable a premium handset can be, for many individuals, the price of this particular model can be a deterring factor. Those looking for more screen real estate and power will be paying a little more for the 8+, but the jump in price is not too drastic making the bigger variant a viable option. Despite having a smaller screen, the iPhone 8 is still a fantastic handset that delivers all you need from a smartphone and some more. If you are using this phone for browsing the web, making phone calls and making contactless payments, then its a solid option that is affordable while still relevant with great features like state of the art wireless charging capabilities among other characteristics.
Price in 2020
Apple has stopped selling both these models since early 2020 so you cannot buy it brand new. Some retailers might be holding onto some of their old stock so its best to check out online who might be having it. Expect to pay around $799-$1000 AUD for brand new depending on the storage capacity. Our prices have been quite steady over the years and are as follows.
64GB Grade A (Most Popular) $429
256GB Grade A (Most Popular) $529
64GB Grade A (Most Popular) $549
256GB Grade A (Most Popular) $679
A quick google search will tell you not a lot of resellers sell it brand new as Apple discontinued it a while back in 2019. You might be able to buy an ex-demo or pre-owned one for $399-$699 depending on the storage capacity and overall cosmetic condition.
Where to Buy Cases From?
We have a huge range of cases, that you can buy here. You can also find cases at other leading retailers such as Officeworks, JB hi-fi, Kogan, or Big W but make sure to compare the prices with Phonebot for fantastic price savings and huge discounts. Recently the Tech21 case has been a smashing success and most people prefer this particular type of case then the soft TPU cases or the outdated wallet covers.
Is Repairing Your Device Worth it in 2020?
To simply answer the question, YES! its 100% worth it to replace your broken iPhone screen. These phones are still brilliant devices and changing the screens on them is no problem at all. The screens are quite cheap to source and the labor isn't too expensive either. Word of caution though, Apple doesn't sell original screen replacements so unless you go directly to Apple for screen replacement, third party repair vendors use aftermarket parts as they are affordable and readily available. iPhone 8 screen replacement should cost you around $100 and 8 plus screen replacement around $150 depending on where you get it fixed from. Make sure you're getting at least 30 days warranty with the repair.
Check Apple's official statement https://www.apple.com/au/newsroom/2017/09/iphone-8-and-iphone-8-plus-a-new-generation-of-iphone/