iPhone 8 features an all-glass design and an aerospace-grade aluminum band. Charges wirelessly.³ Resists water and dust.² 4.7-inch Retina HD display with True Tone.¹ 12MP camera with an advanced image signal processor. Powered by the A11 Bionic chip. Supports augmented reality (AR) experiences in games and apps.
4.7-inch Retina HD LCD display¹
Water and dust resistant (1 meter for up to 30 minutes, IP67)²
Single 12MP Wide camera with Auto HDR and 4K video up to 60fps
7MP FaceTime HD camera with 1080p video recording
Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
A11 Bionic with Neural Engine
iOS 13 with Dark Mode, new tools for editing photos and video, and brand new privacy features
¹Display size is measured diagonally.
²iPhone 8 is splash, water, and dust resistant and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes).
Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.
³Qi wireless chargers sold separately.
Apple iPhone 8 128GB
EarPods with Lightning connector
Lightning to USB cable
USB power adapter
Apple iOS 13
Talk time (wireless): up to 14 hours; internet use: up to 12 hours; video playback (wireless): up to 13 hours; audio playback (wireless): up to 40 hours
A11 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
Apple iPhone 8
iPhone 8 128GB
Data Plan Required
Additional Hardware Included
EarPods with Lightning connector, Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter
My Iphone 6 took a bath and I felt the best place to buy a new phone would be Best Buy. I felt very comfortable shopping here because I knew I would get all the help I needed. Love Best Buy!
Love my new Iphone 8...
As the iPhones have evolved, so have the cameras. The optical zoom feature, up to 10x, is great. I took a sunset photo of the Pacific with a resulting photo that rivals my digital camera (which is why I rarely use that camera).
Upgrading from an old iPhone 5s, only thing I really had to adjust to was the new home button and the sleep/wake button being on the side rather than on the top. At first, because of sleep button being on the side and the way I hold the phone, I found that I would also depress one of the volume buttons at the same time as e sleep button, so it wouldn't work - quickly realized what I was doing and that there was nothing wrong with the phone, and am more careful now. Significantly faster, clearer and much better sound than the old phone. Shoulda got it sooner! Also got it cheaper at Best Buy than from Apple.
The staff helped me transition from an Android system to Apple. While the product is an important part, the personal service from everyone is what sends me to Best Buy. They knew the products, were courteous and gave explanations without pushing me towards an item. Once I had decided on the I Phone 8, features were pointed out and how to use them. I find the phone to be what I need and love that I have a “home” button.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about apps, GPS navigation, reception and performance. Editors are less positive about connectivity and have mixed opinions about price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 90/100 = Excellent quality.
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A:Answer upgrades with 8plus: has 1080p screen vs 750p screen on 8 (basically more pixels which makes for a clearer screen, although the 8 does have a brighter screen)
8plus has superior dual camera that the 8 doesn't have; hands down a better camera if that's a major selling point for you
8plus has a bigger screen which is better for viewing, however for me it was bulkier in my pocket so I stuck with the 8
256gb does seem like overkill, but I basically got that phone for the same price as the 64gb because Best Buy had it on sale; if it hadn't been on such a good deal, I
probably stick with the 64gb.
A:Answer It's an incentive to do the monthly payment. You can do a down payment at time of purchase, then pay off the rest through Verizon. I.e. If it is $699, do a down payment of $675, then your monthly payment on your bill will be $1, or you can call Verizon and pay the $24.
A:Answer If your phone is not under contract or you pay full price, it is possible. This means their IMEI number has been released and can be used with compatible carriers. Speaking of compatible carriers, some phones can operate on gsm or cdma only, but StraightTalk supports both. This is a really great feature because one can stay with Straighttalk but just switch the sim to the preferred carrier if needed due to a location move where another carrier may have better service. You will need to be able to access Straighttalk's website to make this change and follow their instructions. Other phones are locked not only to a carrier but a particular type of service. For example, a Straighttalk iPhone SE sold as prepaid (usually at a heavily discounted price for older models) can ONLY be used with Straighttalk's prepaid service. These prepaid iPhones offer the same features. The only difference is they are locked to a particular carrier and service type. We've had no problems updating the software on the prepaid or postpaid iPhone models. However, My son doesn't seem to be able to get the 6.01 update for his Android phone, which was originally purchased as unlocked but had AT&T software on it. Prepaid phones may be unlocked after a certain period of time, but it is more much difficult than unlocking a postpaid phone. If you are purchasing this phone at full price, you may want to look into an Apple sim-free model iPhone. You can use with any carrier or with postpaid or prepaid service. The next best option is to purchase an unlocked phone that will let you use with any gsm or cdma carrier (whatever radio type the phone has, and some models may have both) and with postpaid or prepaid plans.
My older kids have Straighttalk, and they have been happy with it. It offers a good package including data for the price.
Shop around for prepaid carriers. Not all prepaid carriers are the same. Some plans have additional lines that can be added, better customer service, hotspot (another device like a laptop or tablet can use your phone's data plan where a certain amount of data is purchased each month), get the same data speeds at postpaid customers except during times of congestion whereas other carriers THROTTLE data speeds all the time, can use a reusable plastic refill swipe card (after the card is entered the first time, funds that are added to the refillable swipe card after that are automatically credited to the account account), have user-friendly phone app, "always on data" (after data runs out, you at least have a very low-speed data suitable for the most basic tasks), WiFi calling (this is where you can use Internet to make/receive calls where the signal may be poor), and high definition voice and video. With any prepaid carrier, sometimes one does not have the choice of streaming speed, which means YouTube videos may be streamed at 480p (I would probably opt for this to save data, BUT since my plan has a set amount of data, this should be MY choice).
If you already own the phone, most prepaid sites have a way to check compatibility. I am a long-time postpaid customer, but really am glad I switched to prepaid. Whatever phone and service you decide on, there is no worrying about additional charges or contracts any more.