iPhone 8 in late 2019 – worth buying? (Review)

by birtanpublished on February 22, 2021

The iPhone age and eight-plus came out in late 2017 right before the iPhone 10 and because of the iPhone 10 they were quickly forgotten about but the eight and eight plus are still being sold by Apple today and are actually really solid phones hey how's it going I'm Josh from ninety one tech and today we're talking about the iPhone 8 and 8 plus how do they hold up and are they still worth buying in late 2019 if you want an immediate answer yes the iPhone a tenday plus are still worth buying right now I'd argue that the iPhone 11 is currently the best of

Valued iPhone but if that's a bit out of your price range and you're not a fan of the 10r then the eight and eight plus are your best choice if you don't want that home button the iPhone 10 are really is a great phone but if you want to save a little money or prefer the older iPhone form factor then the iPhone 8 and 8 plus are the phones to buy the iPhone 7 and 7 plus are not that much different and still really good but even if Apple was still selling them I'd still recommend the eight and eight plus this is because of a couple of reasons first they start at 64 gigabytes instead

Of 32 and second they're literally the best iPhones you can get with the home button so the iPhone 8 and 8 plus absolutely great phones and worth buying right now if you're not feeling the iPhone 11 or 10 are I think they're both a better value and I'll explain why later but regardless the eight na+ are still amazing phones and I don't think you would regret picking one up in late 2019 that being said let's take a step back here and start with the design of the iPhone 8 and 8 plus these phones are very similar to the six success and 7 although I would say they're pretty much

The perfected version they have a glass back and aluminum frame and not only look great but feel really premium as well we have silver space grey and gold with the iPhone 8 as well as an amazing-looking red version that I don't believe Apple sells anymore so it's probably a bit rarer and more expensive on the used market and because of that glass back we do have wireless charging which is great these phones are also water resistant which is also nice and they are capable of fast charging although no fast charger comes in the box there of course also is no headphone

Jack but you probably expected that at this point the iPhone 8 has a 4.7 inch Retina display whereas the A+ has a 5.5 inch display both are pretty similar and both look pretty good so no worries there even if they aren't OLED there are a few benefits to the plus model but generally I just say go for whichever phone feels better in your hand if you're kind of torn between the two after all regardless of extra features the main thing you'll be doing with your phone is holding it in your hands so you might as well get the one that feels better that way under the display we

Have a capacitive home button if you're coming from a success or Bessy or older it's going to seem a bit first but essentially it's kind of a fake home button it doesn't physically click when you push down but instead mimics a click by vibrating it's much better than you would expect and you'll get used to it pretty much immediately we of course have touch ID over face ID whether you prefer face ID or touch ID it doesn't really matter touch ID here is blazing fast on the iPhone 8 and you probably won't have many complaints the main camera on both phones is a 12

Megapixel sensor with the ability to record video in up to 4k at 60 frames per second here's some video it looks quite good apples been the best with a video probably since almost forever and so even though the iPhone 8 is a couple of years old it does a great job as for pictures it's also really good with that too and I'll show some photos in a moment on the iPhone 8 plus we have a second telephoto camera lens that allows for 2 times zoom as well as portrait mode photos a portrait shot is when the background behind the subject is blurred out like this one it's a cool feature

And one that you should find some use for this phone can take some really nice shots in the right situation that being said I would not buy the iPhone 8 plus over the 8 just for the telephoto lens and I'll get into why in a bit but yeah it has it and the portrait shots are nice the selfie camera on the iPhone 8 is okay but nothing spectacular it's 7 megapixels on both sizes and can produce beautiful shots like this one all right maybe not beautiful although the subject doesn't help it's okay it'll do the job but it definitely won't blow your mind both at now put up some photos for you

To see for yourself overall while the iPhone eighths and A+ don't have the best cameras out there anymore they are still pretty good and they're gonna be more than enough for anyone looking at a phone in this price range battery life on the smaller iPhone 8 isn't great it's better when the phone is new but if you pick one up used you might have some problems getting through the day the smaller phones just have smaller batteries it's just how it works that said in stark contrast the iPhone 8 plus has a great and much bigger battery the battery on the A+ can last a really

Long time last year I switched from the iPhone 10 to the 8 plus for about a month before getting the 10s and I gotta say I didn't really want to switch over to the 10s just because battery life on the A+ was so darn good it was so much better than my iPhone 10 and I really really loved it luckily I'm back to that point with the iPhone 11 pro max which has an unbelievably amazing battery anyways the 8 plus battery really really good Yates battery not great but ok the last benefit to getting an A+ over the 8 would be more RAM you get 3 gigabytes

Instead of 2 gigabytes but in day-to-day use he probably won't notice a difference between the two phones and they both have the same and chip set being apples a11 Bionic ship the phones are very fast and should stay that way for at least another couple of years anything you want to do on the iPhone 8 is gonna feel really quick from gaming to social media to just general use honestly it's it's great you shouldn't have many issues and when it comes down to it that's all that really matters Iowa's 13 runs like a champ and dark mode looks really good

Too so that helps things feel fresh especially because that design is a little bit older but if you're a fan of the older design again the iPhone 8 and 8 plus are the best phones you can buy that said if you're not a hundred percent set on that design and you want to buy it more for the price than anything else then you might want to consider looking at the iPhone 10 our here's the deal the iPhone eight starts at four hundred and fifty dollars on Apple's website now four hundred fifty bucks for the iPhone eight it's not an amazing price but most of you are going

To be buying a new one tract if you're picking one up or are you gonna be picking it up used which in which case that's great although watch out for bad batteries anyway $450 is at least a number to throw out there the iPhone 8 plus is a hundred bucks more at five hundred and fifty dollars pretty reasonable that's what you would expect but here's the thing the iPhone 10 R is only fifty dollars more than the A+ at six hundred so for 50 more bucks you're getting a better battery better camera better processor probably at least another year of support and more color

Options all for $50 in most situations I mean considering the 10 hours not much more I'd say that's the phone to buy it is a little bit smaller when it comes to the screen it's all technically it's bigger because of the lack of bezels but it's a little bit more narrow so it feels smaller and also you do lose out on that second camera lens although the 10r can still take portrait photos so personally I don't really care the 10r is a much more complete phone and for only 50 bucks more if you're set on that iPhone 8 design which totally props to you if you

Are the home button is great then the iPhone 8 and 8 plus are great buys but as much as I'm kind of shocked to say it I do think the 10r is a bit better value so if you're willing to pay a little bit more money I think of that so the phone you should buy over the eight plus the eight is a little bit of a different story because it is 150 bucks cheaper if you want a budget phone the iPhone 8 is a great choice and I would not blame you for getting it if you're trying to save money to sum up this video because I think we're pretty much done here the iPhone 810 a plus are still really good

Phones in 2019 as you would expect they're only two years old so they perform as you would expect some funds that were only two years old to perform well maybe I should say iPhones because Android phones usually don't get updates past two years but regardless I think buying used is a good option and cheaper way to get an eight and eight plus but if you do want to buy new I think they're worth it and there as well as long as you're buying on contract if you're buying one straight up well I mean I get the 10r it's it's a better deal and just in general I'd recommend

The 10r if you're really looking for value but if you're not concerned or you want that home button or you know you want the cheaper iPhone 8 then the iPhone 8 and 8 plus are absolutely worth buying right now and so yeah I'd recommend going for it if you've been considering it do you have an iPhone 8 do you want an iPhone 8 let me know in the comments down below if you found this video interesting or helpful maybe hit that like button and consider subscribing for more content just like this you can follow me over on twitter and instagram

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