The iPhone 8 is finally hitting stores in countries around the world and Apple’s fanboys and fangirls in the world’s second largest market for smartphones are finally getting their hands on Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone. While Cupertino’s latest smartphone is no longer Apple’s top-of-the-line phone, it is still a smartphone more than enough for most people’s needs and for those who don’t want to spend the $ 1000 asking price. of the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 is a very capable alternative. In fact, for anyone upgrading from an older device like a 5 or even a 6, the 8 should be a huge leap. The price difference between the iPhone 8 and the X is even greater in countries outside the United States, once taxes and duties are taken into account. For die-hard Apple fans who have to own the company’s latest smartphone and want to show off the cool new bezel-less design and OLED display, the X is arguably worth whatever the asking price, if only for the bragging rights. But for those iPhone users who just want a capable new device, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have almost everyone’s needs.
But what if you want that amazing display and that bezel-less design? What if you totally agree with the notch at the top of the phone? What if you want to live your life on the cutting edge of technology and be one of the first people with a phone that uses FaceID to unlock it and as a means of verifying your identity to make purchases? What if you’re willing to pay the price of being an early adopter, both in terms of the ‘version one’ hassles that are sure to accompany any new technology and any first-generation hardware?
Well, in that case, the iPhone X is a lot easier to sell and its crazy price is a less difficult pill to swallow. What will be difficult to handle is the cost of replacing the back of the glass, or more importantly, the screen of the new phone if you drop it. Apple just announced repair and replacement prices for these parts and the prices are staggering. Going with the 8 alongside an iPhone 8 case should not only save you a lot of money, but the iPhone 8 covers the smartphone needs of just about everyone except those who absolutely must have the newest.
If you want a little more screen space, the iPhone 8 plus case is a breeze to make. Even the 8 Plus along with a pair of iPhone 8 Plus back covers should leave you with a few hundred bucks of change in your pocket from a thousand bucks. With almost all of the same internals as the much more expensive 10, the iPhone 8 should be a phone that will perform really well for more than a few years, if you take care of it.