I bought an iPhone 8 Plus from Amazon Renewed in 2020! Still worth it?

by birtanpublished on January 10, 2021

So i went back on amazon to buy another renewed phone it's something i want to do more of here on this channel and of course if you want you can give me some feedback of what other phones i should do did the iphone 7 the first time with mixed results and this time i went for the iphone 8 plus uh it's been a really interesting uh experience with this as i never had this when it first came out matter of fact i was all android at that point but this phone became the red-headed stepchild because the same day it was announced

A much cooler phone was announced or at least the future of phones for apple the iphone 10 there was no iphone 9. the iphone 9 might actually come out this year which is three years later listen i i can't get into the mindset of apple on this one but we're going to talk a little bit about the iphone 8 plus and whether or not you should buy one on amazon renewed right after this what up players welcome back and for all you new people welcome my name is travis and i do tech videos

Every single week and have a blast doing them if that sounds like fun to you sit back relax and enjoy the video anything i talk about will be in the description below but for now let's just get into the video now in case you missed my last video about the ipad and the ridiculous pricing of the keyboard make sure you go watch that the intro is one of my best intros i've ever done and apparently according to you guys you really liked it too so i'll leave that in the description

Below and an end card but we're talking about the iphone 8 plus 2017 was a year of the first for apple which was the first phone without a button but it wasn't this one this was the last of this design this design is back from like the iphone 6. so they went from the six six plus seven seven plus eight eight plus but again in the same year they announced the iphone x let's talk a little bit about the iphone 8 first it's funny because

When they announced this we kind of knew through leaks that an iphone 10 would probably be announced but they really started off the entire presentation as if this was it kind of like this an apple if nothing else is great at making people want things i mean their marketing and their videos are pretty amazing i'm not going to lie makes this thing seem really kind of cool and of course they talked a lot about the cameras on this phone there were some changes

And some pretty cool neat software tricks so let me let them explain that the 11 bionic includes our first new generation image signal processor or isp so you know this is used in photography it delivers faster autofocus in low light it has new pixel processing for sharpness and texture and for the first time to help reduce noise it is hardware-enabled multi-band noise reduction it has deeper pixels

And a new color filter the wide-angle camera has an f 1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization the telephoto camera has f 2.8 aperture using the new dual cameras and the a11 bionic chip and the iphone 8 plus the team has come up with a new feature called portrait lighting you compose a photo in the camera app using the portrait mode the dual cameras in the isp sense the scene they create a depth map they separate the subject from the background and then using machine

Learning it creates facial landmarks and actually changes the lighting of the contours over your face that happens while you're composing the shot this is real-time analysis of the light on your subject's face in fact you can go in later after you shot a portrait mode photo into the photos app and change the lighting effect to select which one you want to use on your photograph an ar was a big thing this year i don't know if you remember this

But they did all types of demos with ar on this phone um and not that you can't do it now but i just don't i still do i know ar supposed to be the next thing but i just don't see a lot of use for it i do see apple using it on their website so you can like look at what things will look like in your house but i haven't really used those things much on my phone now with the a11 processor and all the cool things they said this thing has you would expect this phone to perform well in 2020

And to no surprise it absolutely does i um like i said on the iphone 7 which i was surprised how well that thing held up i knew this one would do better and of course it did the 64-bit design 4.3 billion transistors six core we're gonna geek out here for a bit because it is so awesome it has two high performance cores they're 25 faster than the high performance cores and the previous industry-leading 810 chip

First ever apple design graphics processing unit or gpu this is a three core design it's 30 faster than the graphics in the previous a10 and no matter what i do i can't make this thing slow down whether it be editing files and lumafusion or and get this playing call of duty on this thing man this thing really kicks off all types of tail piece a11 with the new gpu in it is all types of awesome and to remind you this is the same processor that's in the iphone 10

So while the numbers are different eight and ten the actual performance really isn't in a lot of ways this phone in my opinion kind of was forgotten because the iphone 10 came out and it was such a drastic change for apple that i think most people kind of skipped over this phone i will say this in the time that i've had it i've kind of fallen in love with it the screen is only 5.5 inches which is normally too small but the overall phone is actually kind of huge because of the big uh forehead

And the big chin but i i kind of like touch id i'm not gonna lie i like it now before i talk too much about the actual phone that i bought the specific one i got from amazon renewed i want to talk a little bit more about the camera on this thing obviously these days if the camera isn't good on your phone you probably don't want to use it well needless to say the camera is pretty darn good on this one now this is something that apple touted the entire video let me let me show you a little bit of how they

Talked about the camera on this thing so iphone 8 and 8 plus are incredible for taking pictures they're also amazing for video as well in fact iphone 8 has the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone and my experience is basically the same as you can see here the picture quality and the video quality in this thing is excellent the pictures i took always came out good no matter what kind of situation i was in and the video quality is just it's just

Really really good 4k 60 on a phone from 2017. i know some people think 4k 4k 60 is a new thing but it totally isn't now let's talk a little bit about this phone specifically amazon renewed here's the thing you can go on amazon i've talked about this before and i'll clarify it again here in a second and buy this phone for under 400 i think i got this for like 340 pretty darn good deal for this phone so let me explain what amazon renewed is amazon renewed is a program in which

Third-party sellers on amazon can sell renewed products on amazon's site under the amazon renewed name now specifically buying iphones and amazon renewed is actually a pretty good deal because you are guaranteed at least 80 battery capacity on any phone you buy and that's exactly what i got here 88 on this thing now obviously this is a phone from 2017 if you buy a phone from like 2018 or something like that you should expect even better battery capacity but even at 88

This thing was getting me through the day pretty easily and i think that has a lot to do with the efficiency of the cores of the a11 as well as the fact that when you turn off the screen this thing acts like it's not on at all like it doesn't drink very much battery at all it's pretty amazing so basically you're getting a flagship from 2017 for under 400 and quite frankly the a11 and the camera on this is much better than your inexpensive mid-range android phone

Much better and there's something about this particular phone that i just fell in love with i really think it's the way it fits in my hand i love the way this thing feels i actually like the way it looks there is so much i like about this phone that i started thinking that i kind of want to keep it and for some reason i've fallen in love with this phone it definitely has something to do with the way it feels in my hands i am just falling in love with this thing i mean for the first time i never again ever owned one of these when it came out

It feels great in the hands and while the screen isn't as big as a lot of your flagships and the overall phone is so you're kind of giving up a lot of that stuff you know touch id is pretty legit uh everything about this phone just works excellently and it's it's one of those things i've been saying for a while now i just wanted to do the base core things that i wanted to do excellently and this thing absolutely does now again with amazon renewed you get something that basically

Looks brand new and i can't tell that this thing has ever been used other than the battery life that starts at 88 of capacity this thing looks brand spanking new and that's been my experience with all the amazon renewed phones that i've gotten so far they are guaranteed to look new and they did i got really lucky this the seller of this particular one was actually verizon verizon apparently sells renewed phones on amazon so i knew it was going to be in good shape

And it this one really was so as a review of amazon renewed i gotta say man i feel really good about saying you can buy an amazon renewed phone and not worry too much about it the other thing is you get 90 days which is much longer than the 30 days you get with any new product on amazon as a matter of fact most cell carriers will only give you like 14 days with a phone before they will not accept your return you get 90. so it's hard to look past something like an

Iphone 8 with a powerful a11 processor a great camera on front and back and of course the ability to do all the things that iphones can do apple pay airdrop which is a savage imessage and more this thing is great i absolutely not only think this could be a great phone for 2020 could be a great phone for 2021 let's not forget apple's doing a great job of updating these phones for every single ios update we're going to see like ios 16 on this thing so yes for me i say this thing can absolutely be

Your flagship for 2020. a lot of people won't agree that's okay guarantee if you give this phone to the vast majority of people out there right now they're gonna be happy with it it's probably better than most people's camera and i'll tell you the processing power in this thing is a beast but what do you think what type of phone would you use from amazon renewed let me know in the comments below and we'll talk about it and also what other phone do

You want me to buy from amazon renewed i was thinking about the s10 because i made a video about it a while back you can watch it over here tell me about it we'll talk about it peace and love peace and love

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