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Apple - iPhone 8 64GB - Gold (AT&T)

Model: MQ6M2LL/ASKU: 6009710

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2048 reviews

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Best iPhone tier IMO but just barely worth it

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    Joeschmo
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    I had a first gen iPhone 6 Plus and had been riding my bike when it fell of my mount. The screen was shattered and I knew after holding out for 4 years that it was time to upgrade. The iPhone 8 was my first choice. It has drastic enough changes and performances to jump up from the 6. I knew the 7 wasn’t a radical enough change and the X is just too expensive (though I still think all of Apple’s iPhones are overpriced these days including my 8). The 8 is a fast performer, takes drastically more beautiful pictures than my old 6, and even has nice resolution on the front-facing cam. I do wish that the 8 looked much different than the 6 and 7. I jumped back down to the regular size from the plus and it has been a nice change of not having bulging pockets! Though as a guy it still seems a bit small and would prefer the slightly larger size of the iPhone X. Other than that, it’s the same old quality and reliability that Apple delivers. IMO, these iPhones are only worth paying when you really need to upgrade (e.g. your old phone is going kaput or is broken). It’s a great phone but there isn’t anything magical for this almost $800 phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    iphone 6 to iphone 8

    Posted
    Waterpolo01
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    recently upgraded from iphone 6 to iphone 8. I updated to ios 11 and it was downhill from there. had the model phone for almost 4 years and it was great but definitely time for a change when I notice my iphone 6 was working extremely slow. the speed is such a giant jump it is super relieving, now my snapchat loads quicker, well basically everything! also the camera on this guy is way better! such crisp and rich colored pictures! same size as my iphone 6 and that feels like home. I've had wireless headphones for months and have absolutely no need for a headphone jack. if youre looking for a sign to go for wireless headphones this is it. THE BATTERY LIFE IS INCREDIBLE ON THIS LITTLE DEVICE. I BARELY HAVE TO CHARGE IT. compared to my iphone 6 I would have to charge more frequently. such an easy transition from the iphone 6 to iphone 8 no need to really learn anything new. was debating between the iphone 8 and iphone 8 plus. i went with the smaller one to save money and have never had a need for portrait mode as I already have a DSLR Camera. Also, the iphone 8 plus seemed really big in my hands and took a lot of space in my pockets and was really used to that. I was able to take some great shots on my iphone 6 whenever traveling and the camera on this i phone8 blows the iphone 6 through the water. i've literally only had this phone for two days and it is by far exceeding my expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Signal strength is worse compared to older iphones

    Posted
    GamerTech

    I have upgraded two iphones(5s, 6) both to the iPhone 8. They were not having signal issues until I upgraded to the iPhone 8. My mother-in-law's phone was replaced(she was having the issue in her house) waited for the recent updates, verified with the second phone the issue was related to both phones and still they continue to have signal issues in areas where the signal was fine with the previous iphones. My mother-in-law is unable to use her iPhone 8 at home. 1-10 times the phone will work in her house. I don't understand when the phone does work the call is clear on both ends and when it doesn't work you can hear the person your talking to clear but they cannot hear you or the phone hangs up the call. This was tested with three iPhone 8's and they all continue to have the same issue. I hope apple is able to fix this issue soon. I am a long time apple fan and so far I have been disappointed with the iPhone 8 and the new updates. I cannot recommend this to people until the signal issue is fixed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good camera, great wireless charging, great phone

    Posted
    David
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    The iPhone 8 is a great phone for anyone who wants great pictures, wireless charging, 3D Touch and all the new bells and whistles without forking out $300 more for an iPhone X. This phone is also great for anyone who does not sacrifice a home button for a full screen and a rediculously annoying notch. The IPhone 8 overall is great. The only downside I have found is that with the new glass back ( for wireless charging) if you break the back the whole phone needs to be replaced. This is because of the manufacturing process. This makes an Apple care + plan almost a necessity for peace of mind and cheaper repairs. But in all honesty this goes the same for all glass back smart phone (which most are). Other than that this phone is great. It’s fast, battery last a good amount of time, and the wireless charging is so convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still going strong in 2019 and hubby loves it

    Posted
    MultiTaskingGenius
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    We have no need to upgrade every time a new model comes out and my husband agrees this phone is still doing everything he needs it to do. The photo quality is still great and the battery is still holding up as well as when the phone was new. We do take excellent care of our iPhones though and only charge when needed, then charge fully, so I think that helps. He didn't need an iPhone with more memory because he's not a saver of pictures and text threads like I am. If he knows I'll want a picture he'll send it to me and I'll put it in our PC's external hard drive. I'm not sure why, but I often feel like this iPhone takes slightly better quality pictures than my iPhone 8+ but I believe they have the same cameras? (I'd have to look that up, I guess.) But we'll be hanging on to this until it can't go on any further. It's worth every penny paid when we get so much time and use out of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    Posted
    noitcele
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    I am pleased with the phone so far. I have only had it one week today. However I recommend all workers showing customers respect. The young man , Parnell, who assisted me in my purchase apparently was still in training. This I can understand, but when he asked for assistance from an experienced worker I never should have witnessed ,Angel, disregarding what he asked . Angel reminded Parnell that he had signed up for a training session and he needed to be leaving .The same was true for Kiara until I asked Parnell the names of the two ladies working in the area with him. Kiara finally took over the responsibility of closing out my purchase and Parnell was able to leave. Kiara insisted on explaining to me that she wanted Parnell to understand that his customers are always to come first, that there would be other training sessions, I told her that all I wanted was to have my purchase done by whoever was available to do so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So fast!

    Posted
    Potter829
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    I’ve had my iPhone 8 a week now and I’m liking it so far. It’s amazingly fast compared to my old iPhone 6! Apps seem to open instantly. The thumbprint reader is also way better. It reads my thumbprint instantly 99% of the time no matter what position whereas with my iPhone 6, I had to reposition my thumb a lot for it to read. I’m still working on some compatibility issues. It doesn’t seem to talk to my Apple Watch Sport as wuickly as my iPhone 6 did and there are delays from my phone to my watch. I also don’t like the vibration on this phone. It’s a lot more gentle and when it rings, sometimes I don’t notice that it’s ringing even if it’s right next to me because it’s so gentle and quiet (and my phone is always on silent). I’m also having some compatibility issues with some of the features in my car and my iPhone 6 seemed to work better with my car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Beware "Universal" Iphone locks to network

    Posted
    NotUnlocked
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    I purchased a UNIVERSAL IPHONE 8 64GB SPACE GRAY after explaining to the sales person that i would use the total wireless network and needed to be able to switch out the sim for use in Europe. I was told the Universal model of the iphone would permit this. Upone arriving in Europe, inserting a sim card for use on european carriers the phone stated it was locked and I had NO access to the phone. I had to reinsert my US sim card in order to even be able to use the phone. After 15 calls to total wireless and 5 calls to Best Buy I was finally able to determine that while i believed i had purchased an unlocked iphone, the phone was actually locked. It took a week to have the issue remedied, meanwhile rendering my iphone useless except for over wifi networks. Best Buy did not inform me upon purchase that the phone was not a truly unlocked phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another good phone

    Posted
    late80sdude
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    I upgraded from iPhone 6 to iPhone 8. So far, the only difference I can tell is that the iPhone 8 has more memory and no headphone jack. It comes with a converter so you can still use regular headphones, but you can't charge your phone and listen to headphones at the same time, as there's only 1 port at the bottom of the phone. Also, I've plugged my headphones in a couple times and the phone will randomly lose connection with them. It's a weird quirk, but not a deal breaker. I also had an issue where the phone would not automatically turn the screen off if nothing touched it for 30 seconds, so my battery drained very quickly for 2 days. I restarted the phone and it fixed the problem. Frankly, I mainly upgraded for the additional memory. Otherwise, it looks and acts just like my iPhone 6 did, which is fine by me for what I use it for. If you're looking for something truly different, you'll want to save your money for the iPhone X, or get a different brand phone altogether.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wireless charging an issue.

    Posted
    MicMac
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    I wanted to upgrade my old iPhone and I was going back and forth between the 7 or the 8. I decided to spend the extra money for the 8 because of the wireless charging capability. I recently bought a new truck with a wireless charging pad so I was excited to use it, only to find out that it is not compatible with iPhone devices. Talked to Chevy and they need to test the device first and since it's so new it could take a while. So now I have a new phone that can't be charged wireless and a new truck that charge my wireless phone. Apple get on the stick....why are you so behind Android! Waist of an extra $150. Should have gone with the 7. Doesn't seem to have that many new features to me and I upgraded from a 5S. My advice wait till they fix the wireless issue. One positive it does come standard with 64GB memory. The rose gold color is pretty but you can't see it with my case on so it doesn't really matter.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sweet phone

    Posted
    David
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    I bought this phone last month to replace a 3-year old iPhone 6 that was showing its age from hard mileage. At the time of purchase, the BestBuy sales rep. explained the alternatives of the iPhone 8 vs. the iPhone10. For the $200 difference in cost and what I need from a phone, I chose the 8 and have no regrets. I especially like the touch (as opposed to press and click) home key and the enhanced camera features, compared to my 6. This is my fourth iPhone --I've loved them all-- but this one is definitely the sweetest. I also like the way BestBuy handles the phones. The sales reps are truly sales techs. They know what they're doing and they provide so much better support and service than I've gotten from the AT&T retail outlets in the past. iPhone 8 + BestBuy=Happy customer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade from iPhone 6

    Posted
    Evso
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    I purchased this for my son as an upgrade from his IPhone 6. He wanted the Product Red version & it was available at my local Best Buy. It is a lovely rich color & has a few nice new features from the old 6. The camera is a BIG improvement & 'live photo' is a nice feature that's included, but can be switched off if not required. I also like the fact that this new phone can be charged using the charging pad, which makes for easier charging & is very convenient for the whole family! Even my daughter fancies the new color & we might look to upgrade hers too nearer to Christmas time. Best Buy has great customer service & often has EXCELLENT deals! HIGHLY recommend :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the iphone6!

    Posted
    Sandy
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    Bought this one for my husband, and I got the 256Gb version. I did read reviews since my primary motivation was the battery issue - and Apple's lack of getting in batteries quickly to replace it! The phone also wasn't responding as well as it used to - very slow on certain apps. After using this one for about a week, my husband is very happy. Much better battery life and quick response! I agree (just got mine a few days ago) on that totally. I can use Waze and not have the whole battery sucked dry in about a half hour (if I didn't plug it into the car charger!). My only nit is that it's 15% heavier. For most people that's not an issue. For me..it is. Otherwise..we are happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sold a Locked Apple iPhone 8 instead of Unlocked

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    Ruthvick
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    I purchased an universally unlocked Apple iPhone 8 from a Best Buy store in Chicago and it was supposed to be a gift overseas. After opening the GIFT, it turned out to be a 'T-Mobile Locked Apple iPhone 8'. I called BB customer service center multiple times and even T Mobile but none of them could help. Finally, had to get it unlocked through Apple by paying $150 for an already full paid iPhone phone. What a special gift it was! Thanks to the Associate who handed me the phone at store. I would strongly recommend to test cellphone carrier before stepping out of the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but not perfect.

    Posted
    sg53
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    The iPhone eight downloads rapidly. The typing out of voicemail messages seems to be a good idea. I am enjoying the low light camera. I still prefer the size of the iPhone 5 at this point. For some reason,the phone seems to require more data than my previous phone. This phone seems to make more mistakes in “talk to text“ then my previous phone, but maybe it will get used to my speech after a while. It made about 15 mistakes as I tried to “talk to text” this review, for example. The battery also seems to deplete quicker than I expected. Mostly, though, I expect to get used to it and it’s new features overtime and to enjoy how many things you can do for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good phone that's not an Apple X.

    Posted
    Northvic
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    I shoulda bought the Apple X, I shoulda bought the Apple X...oh well. This is a fine phone - just not a "great" phone. There are a few annoyances such as the "home" button being recessed below my glass screen cover so it's take a couple of tries to use it. Also, those pop-up "missed phone call" notifications often stick when trying to delete them. I've actually had to power down to get rid of some of them only to have them reappear 3 days later. A odd glitch to be sure. It's also heavier than my former Apple 5S-not a big issue however. All in all, it does the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything and more

    Posted
    PokLuv
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    Everything I read about the 8 is amazing. I just came from a 6 and my experience is a day to night difference. It’s clearer, sharper, faster, and just flows. I don’t have the plus for the portrait feature but I still love my pictures. They’re really crisp. Don’t know if this feature is new to 8 but on photo mode you can change the color mode before taking the pictures that’s interesting. There’s a free app I found for creative editing that starts with Pris and that’s real fun. My phone is beautiful I love looking at it. It’s silver it’s so pretty I had to find a nice clear case so I can admire it. Got it on opening day and I have nothing to complain about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade from iPhone 6S

    Posted
    Ryan
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    Decided to upgrade because of an AT&T offer. Purchased an iPhone X and got this iPhone 8 free. This is a noticeable upgrade from a 6S. Phone looks similar, but noticeably quicker. One nice feature that we are not using yet, but hoping to soon is the wireless charging ability. Will be nice not to have a plug the phone in to charge it. Personally the Plus is just a little to big of a phone for us. Not going to get into the iPhone X review here, only to say it is a great phone. If I was purchasing a phone and trying to decide between the two, I would get the X. Great screen. Once you get use to no home button, I find it easier to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An iPhone is an iPhone...

    Posted
    hunterb
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    Look, at this point we are all slaves to mobile devices and usually the specific operating system we use. As an apple/Mac user for over 20 years, I’m basically locked in at this point. This is my 5th iPhone. That said, I don’t have any issues with it. Or this phone. It’s an iPhone. And as far as iPhones go, it’s great. I’m not sure what else there is to say. The battery life is actually pretty good, and having wireless charging finally is fantastic. You’ll definitely want a case though because this version is slippery (glass back in looks fantastic, it’s just tougher to grip).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why Did I Wait to Upgrade?

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    GlennP
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    I decided to move up to the iPhone 8 because I was tired of being on the trailing edge of technology. My iPhone 5s had served me well, but it was showing its age, and just wasn’t “peppy” with many of the apps I depend on. The iPhone 8 is quick, responsive, and works so well that I’m pretty sure I should have upgraded a LONG time ago! One very important system that works so much better is the Bluetooth. My headphones used to cut out a lot with the 5s, but that just doesn’t happen with the more advanced version of Bluetooth in the iPhone 8. I’m very pleased with this phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend