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Apple - iPhone 8 64GB - Gold (Verizon)

Model: MQ6M2LL/ASKU: 6009932

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2309 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 8 vs iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, & iPhone X.

    Posted
    PinkPower
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    I have recent experience using both the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s Plus. The Plus model was too big since I use a case with a belt clip to carry the phone, and the SE's screen was a bit too small. I am going to compare my review of the iPhone 8 (purchased unlocked at full price and used with Verizon prepaid) mostly to the iPhone 6s Plus, but one has to understand that the SE especially at prepaid price is an excellent, outstanding phone too with almost all of the same features as the Plus!) Pros: The iPhone 8 is an upgrade in a few ways. Apple includes a compare feature on its website so I won't go into all of the details, but I will try to address the ones that are upgrades to the iPhone 6s Plus. True Tone display does make the screen easier to read because the lighting isn't as harsh. This is coming from someone who has vision problems and prefers the "daylight" bulbs because I need good lighting to see. This phone features water resistance, which means one can now uses cases that might provide better protection or do not muffle sound. With that said, I use a Ghostek Nautical 2 case also sold through BestBuy. It provides great protection combined with waterproofing. Since I use hearing aids to stream audio, sound being muffled isn't an issue and people can hear me clearly. The camera specs *seem* to be similar, but I can see a difference! The pictures are clearer, sharper, and more detailed. Also, this smaller model has the optical image stabilization for the video too. To get the best quality video, I shoot in 4K even though the final output will be in 1080p. Larger files won't take up as much room on this model thanks to upgraded compression features. This model includes an improved flash too. The sound quality on the iPhone 8 seems to be louder and clearer. There is a front speaker too. With my previous phones I also used battery cases. The iPhone 8 with the same use seems to get me through the whole day, but I plan to buy an external battery charger that will also allow me to charge wirelessly soon. Neutral: The bluetooth is supposed to be an upgrade. I am not sure if this is a hardware of software issue with iOS 11 through 11.2.1. At the time of this writing, I am having some issues with it. With phone calls, my made for iPhone hearing aids do not work as well. Sometimes only one connects. Other times I notice a periodic static or crackling sound. Areas for Improvement: What I do not like about the IPhone 8 is the glass back because of how it is designed. In my opinion, it is a very poor design choice, and what weighted the most heavily on my decision to knock star off the overall rating. It is almost half of the cost of the phone without insurance to replace this! The iPhone 4s has a glass back too. However, one could remove two screws and slide off the back, which means the back plate and battery were easily replaced. A fast charging wall adapter was not included in this premium priced phone. I use a Belkin (also sold through BestBuy) or iPad one instead of the one included with great results. Without a case, the "gold" looks like rose gold around the edges and several shades lighter on the back. It looks expensive and stylish, but this look disappears with a case. I miss my Rose Gold that could be seen even through a clear back case. Comments: I didn't wait for the iPhone X. I think the technology behind the facial recognition features is impressive. However, without Touch ID too, I am willing to wait to see how this works out and will decide again when I upgrade next time. I would prefer the bigger iPhone screen on a smaller size. The built-in portrait features are a plus, but I can do most of that with software. These three differences were not worth the price difference to me. Overall Conclusion: I am enjoying using my IPhone 8 with improves on previous models, and it was the best overall choice for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As always, amazing!

    Posted
    Bkelly217

    I’m definitely an Apple junkie, in other words, all of my technology is Apple. Prior to getting my iPhone 8, I had an iPhone 6. I feel the iPhone 6, 7, and 8 are pretty comparable in looks and features. I had already downloaded the new software on my iPhone 6 prior to upgrading, so I basically saw what my new iPhone 8 would be like. Despite the models being fairly similar, I’m definitely still happy with my upgrade. Obviously the phone itself is faster and doesn’t experience as many glitches as older models. I have experience a few issues with software updating, to the point where it’s had go into recovery mode. I have my phone backed up, so it’s not a huge downfall, just annoying. I definitely feel the Touch ID settings are much more accurate and easier to use opposed to older models. I have the gold model and I have to say I love the color! The back is also a glass material as opposed to the old metal casing. This material definitely feels more durable. I have a cheap and compact case on my phone, and it has still survived my toddler throwing it on our wood floor! If screen size is what you’re looking for, I would definitely go with a plus or X model. For me, I like that the regular model is small enough to hold in one hand, but still has a decent screen size. For it being the brand new model, I definitely love my 8 despite the software glitches and updates!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Best iPhone tier IMO but just barely worth it

    Posted
    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    weak battery and screen

    Posted
    coguy
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    Battery only lasts 4 hours with somewhat heavy usage, 8 hours with normal usage, barely 24 hours with very light usage, mostly with WIFI off. I imagine streaming a 2 hour movie would deplete 90% of a brand new battery. But at least it doesn't shutdown suddenly at 18% like they used to. Screen gets scratched alarmingly easily, seriously must be either pocket lint or cash bills scratching it. Scratches are not noticeable when screen is actually on though. For the cost of these things, the screen glass should be much more durable to scratching. Software is typical apple software, some cool features, some annoying, some ridiculous, not as intuitive or perfect as fanatics would have you believe, but comfortably secure, though not in a privacy sense, apple is about as bad as google and facebook in wanting to know every detail of your life and make ads a part of your life. Would I recommend, meh, if an android user was on the fence about switching, I'd tell them apple certainly isn't perfect and is kind of tyrannical, intrusive, and over-hyped, but more secure from hackers. I'd also mention how apple sabotages old devices, that really irks me and made getting another iphone a really difficult decision, still worry this new iphone might only be at it's best for a couple years. If someone was going from iphone 7 to 8, I'd ask why bother. Oh, also still upset that they omitted the 3.5mm audio jack, that's an example of what I mean by tyrannical.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this phone!

    Posted
    ReturnoftheMac
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    I recently upgraded to the iPhone 8 from a 5s. It's great. I love that Apple products are pretty seamless in terms of transitions. I had no problem starting up my new phone from a previous backup of my old phone. All contacts, apps, photos, etc. appeared on my new phone with no issue. It was an adjustment from the 5s because I had it for 3 or 4 years, but I keep my phones a long time. I definitely recommend a screen shield and nice case. Small investments that keep your phone like new for a long time. There are some cool new features with this phone that I haven't quite mastered like 3D touch and Portrait mode. 3D touch worked in the store with the sales person coaching me, but I didn't master it before I left so now I can't get it (again more so user error than anything). Also portrait mode isn't showing up in the camera options and I have updated the phone since I bought it. Other than that, I love the phone and love the service I received at Best Buy during purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's an iPhone!

    Posted
    phonegeek
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So it's an iPhone, what more needs to be said? I've used iPhones for many years. In the middle or last year I made the swithch to google phones; the pixel 2 then the 3. Decent phones, no doubt and a pure android experience. However, I missed the perfection that iPhone offers in it's OS. I am not one who cares all that much about customization; if something works well then let it work. I will say this about the iPhone 8 -- I am so very impressed with the battery. In my opinion and experience it lasts longer than the pixels. Pixel batteries are larger, to be sure. But they have to do more. iPhone batter and system just work well together and are far more efficient. Just to give you an example; I took my phone off the charger yesterday at 9:30 am. It is now 11:30 am (the next day) and I have 25% batter left on it, with a good deal of usage, the same as I would have used on a pixel phone. My previous pixel phone would have been dead long ago. The iPhone is still going. This is impressive.

    I would 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Takes getting used to

    Posted
    JerseyBelle
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    Now that I've had my phone for 3 weeks, I'm beginning to like it a lot more. My last 2 iPhones were the 5S and SE, which were smaller and sturdier. I chose the 8 because of the price and because it fits into my bicycle phone case mount. With that being said, I'm not sure I want to take my phone on bike rides (not a good idea--what if something happens), since it's made of glass. The home button works differently than the other two phones, but thankfully I got Siri every time I punched the home button too hard, and she could help me out. Once you've paid for the protective coating for the screen and found a reasonable case that seems sturdy enough to protect the rest of this slimline phone, hope that's all you have to pay for. Also, I drive an older car with a bluetooth not recognized by the iPhone, so I had to buy a different auxiliary adapter, since the lightening port is different. This just means I can't recharge my phone and listen to music at the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Helpful?

    Posted
    Calire
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    I have to wonder what may be the point of writing a review on a phone. The tribal mentality that is Android vs. iPhone has obfuscated any real discussion around fitting the right tool to function. Subjectively, and objectively as one can muster, it is redundant to say this is a beautiful functional top shelf device. The only thing I can offer to anyone on the fence is consider whether you are someone that "needs" your device... needs your phone to meld into the million parts of the daily kaleidoscope of your life, to find it's place in your own personal flurry.... or if you are someone that is buying the phone primarily as a daily fidget spinner of sorts; a electronic time killer to insulate the space between the minutes. To keep the walls warm between seasons. Neither of those are ill things, nor does one always find themselves only in summer flurries or wedded to the cruel mistress of hurry up and wait. Do you need your device, or does your device need you? The iPhone 8 is a stalwart servant to your court. Android is a small child, a forever needy fledgling. The rest is what you're made of.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent phone

    Posted
    phonegeek7

    I took a break from iphone for a while and moved to Android, Samsung Galaxy S7. I liked the Galaxy. The main disappointment with the S7 was batter life. It does a have a bigger battery than the iphone 8 but you would never know it. I missed the iphone and decided to come back. No regrets at all! In fact I believe this is the best phone I've ever owned. Battery life, ease of use, quality hardware and software --- all of it is just exceptional. Apple knew what they were doing on this one. I am happy to be back with iphone and don't intend to leave again. I do like many things about Android but I found myself customizing android to be like Apple. To anyone thinking about upgrading from another iphone or changing from android -- this is the phone to do it with!

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its better than my Flip Phone!

    Posted
    Packerman8
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    SO I went shopping with a elderly lady who was trading in her flip phone for a new smart phone since her family thought this would be a great way for them to keep in touch. We stopped at Target first since they had a $200 gift card available when you purchased an IPHONE 8. Come to find out, Target hasn't had this phone in stock since November and the sale was void. We decided to stop at Best Buy after this, and We worked with some of the nicest people ever. They recommended the IPHONE since my elderly lady already had an IPAD and this would be the easiest conversion to a smart phone since the apps and menu are the same. I really wish APPLE had EASY MODE but we did get the ICONS and APPS bigger and everyone is happy. Thanks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Right Phone for Me

    Posted
    RealJZ
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    When I finally resolved to upgrade from my iPhone 5S, the decision came down to the 8, 8+, or X. I went with the 8 because I preferred the more compact size, and didn't feel like the extra $300 justified the facial recognition, better camera, etc. that the iPhone X offers. I went with 64G because I don't store a lot of content (music, videos, etc.) on my phone; I keep most of my content library in iCloud and download as needed. So far, I'm really liking this phone, but there has been one issue: poor cellular reception in my house, which has also been a problem for my wife with her iPhone 6. This was never an issue with my 5S but there have been multiple occasions with the iPhone 8 where people have had difficulty hearing me (although I could hear them fine). It could be a Verizon issue or it could be a phone issue, I'm not sure. Will try to post an update once I have more info.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    new iPhone after 5 years

    Posted
    Rainman
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    My old iPhone 5s was on it's last leg with no battery life, cracked screen and shutting off all the time. Couldn't decide to go with iPhone again or Samsung. Fortunately, I met Jenn at the Apple area of Best Buy and she showed me the iPhone 8. I felt it was an overkill for my needs but I took a chance with it because of the great sale they had. Very glad that I did and EXTREMELY happy with my purchase. It's only been a couple of weeks but every day I am discovering something new with it's performance and functionality. I can't believe the difference of it's performance over the iPhone 5s. There have been a few glitches with updates but that is software and not the hardware. I've been an Apple user with laptops and phones for 8 years and yes, I'm biased. I'm confident in Apple taking care of the minor software update issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Phone. Held up well on long trek.

    Posted
    Jerry
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    Took my new iPhone 8 on a 10 day, 100 mile hike to Mount Rainier in Washington state. It worked well overall. Photos came out fantastic. It held up well under rough trail conditions even after I dropped it. Glad I had a screen protector though. Screen protector cracked, but the glass itself did not. I suspect under normal drop conditions the phone will hold up well. It would have gotten five stars if the battery performed just a tad better when it got cold on the trails. I know the cold saps a battery charge, but being a brand new phone, I thought the battery should have lasted just a bit longer than it did. When we were in warmer temps, battery charge lasted many many hours. Overall though, I'm happy with the phone and it performed admirably at high elevations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect.

    Posted
    rcrumb
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    My wife has been rocking a flip-phone since 2014. Recent events required that we upgrade our phones. She selected the iPhone 8 because she's an Apple lover. Yes, we know there's an iPhone X. Big deal. We don't conduct our lives over cell phones, unlike many of you. First and foremost, it integrated seamlessly with her other Apple toys -- her Mac, her iPod and her iPad, which was a plus, without her having to do anything at all. Also, the features and amenities are first-class and the camera is very near DSLR quailty. But we use it for making and receiving calls, mostly. After all, it's a PHONE. And a very good one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Phone

    Posted
    reynoak

    I bought the iPhone 8 almost immediately after it went on sale. I needed an upgrade from my iPhone 6, but really wasn't interested in dropping a grand on the iPhone X. The 8 has beautiful screen definition and a great camera. It runs quickly and I very rarely have any issues with my programs/applications closing or malfunctioning. I use my phone A LOT and most of the time my battery lasts all day without an additional charge. The phone itself is very light weight and the color is super pretty - I would call it more of a rose gold than a gold. I also feel like it's very durable, especially for being all glass. I do have a case and screen protector on it, but I swear I've dropped it a hundred times and don't have any scratches or breaks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just an average user

    Posted
    CMoney
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    I am not a avid phone junkie. There are some that utilize their phones for just about everything . No judgment here just the way our society is today and to be honest I am not so much or perhaps just not as quick. I see lots of advantages from a iPhone 6 to the 8. The camera is a plus, The operating system is much more responsive and the cell reception in the north area of my city is much better as I have both of the MAIN cell services with multiple device that apple provides and do not think it has to do the service provider. All in all a great phone but a bit pricey as it comes from an old rather dapper chap ( if may add) like myself that finds himself more routinely saying, " I remember when .... and in this case - " I rember when I could get a cell phone for free.... hahahahah!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's an iPhone

    Posted
    FrugalDad
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    I just upgraded to this iPhone 8 from my iPhone 6 (which was literally splitting at the seams). So far it's..... well and iPhone. I don't know about all the plusses yet, but the negatives are: costly (of course), the ridiculous haptic response of the home button (feels like the phone is breaking - why can't we turn off the response), and the obvious lack of a headphone jack (which I knew ahead of time). I guess the level of customization has improved, but I'm not sure about the faster speed or better camera (I use this mostly for calls, texts, and simple game apps (not as a mini computer). If I wasn't locked into Apple products, or if the older model iPhones were still so expensive, I would have stayed with the 6.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend