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New & Refurbished Apple iPhone 8

Sitting in the middle ground of the iPhone range, the 8 is the perfect choice if you want the legendary iPhone experience at a very affordable cost. I Read More...

    • Internal memory: 64GB, 256GB
    • Size: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in)
    • Weight: 148 g
    • Display: True Tone 4.7” HD
    • Resolution: 750 x 1334 pixels
    • RAM: 2GB RAM
    • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 1821 mAh battery (6.96 Wh)
    • Talk Time: Up to 14 h (3G)
    • Chipset: Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm)
    • Operating System: iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 13.6
    • CPU: Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
    • SIM: Nano-SIM
    • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Siri natural language commands and dictation
    • Primary camera: 12MP, PDAF, OIS
    • Secondary camera: 7 MP
    • Video: 4K
    • Connectivity: WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot, BLUETOOTH: 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, NFC: Yes
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Why buy a refurbished Apple iPhone 8?

A cheap way to get an iPhone
Smaller than a modern iPhone
Still gets software updates

Not convinced? Try one of these alternatives to an Apple iPhone 8:

iPhone XS - newer, better, doesn’t cost much more
iPhone 11 - much newer and better
Google Pixel 4 - newer, better, doesn’t cost much more

 

Introduction

Apple launched the iPhone 8 in September 2017, at the same time that it announced the flagship iPhone X. While the latter’s design grabbed all the attention, the new iPhone 8 was a significant step forward from the iPhone 7. In came fast charging, Qi wireless charging, a glass back, and improvements to the camera and displays, while the phone shared much of the iPhone X’s internals.

 
 

Design

The iPhone 8 was almost the last mainstream iPhone without a ‘bezel-less’ design - only the iPhone SE 2020 holds out. Although it’s marginally smaller than today’s iPhone 12, its 4.7” screen is tiny in comparison. In the border beneath it there’s a Touch ID fingerprint reader, while the border above holds the front-facing camera and speaker. It’s a compact, classic design, but there’s no denying it’s quite dated now.

 
 

Camera

The iPhone 8 has a single 12-megapixel camera which uses an older, smaller sensor than newer iPhones, so its low-light performance is slightly inferior. While there’s no optical zoom, there is digital zoom up to 5x, and optical image stabilisation to banish the shakes. The iPhone 8 also misses out on the portrait mode features first introduced on the iPhone 8 Plus.

At the front, a 7MP camera handles selfie and FaceTime duty. The iPhone 8 deals with authentication using its fingerprint sensor - it doesn’t support Face ID.

 
 

Video

The iPhone X and iPhone 8 introduced improved video capabilities, with the rear camera now able to shoot 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. Again, while there’s only one lens, 3x digital zoom helps add flexibility. The front camera doesn’t support 4K, but it can still shoot 1080p video at up to 30fps. Unfortunately, the iPhone 8 can only record video with mono audio, rather than in stereo.

 
 

Display

The iPhone 8 has a near-identical LCD screen to the iPhone 7. Measuring just 4.7”, and with 326 pixels per inch, it’s not a match for newer iPhones with OLED displays. While it’s still a good screen, offering crisp and clear text and images, its 1,334x750 resolution might limit its ability to display detail in today’s apps and games.

 
 

Processor

The iPhone 8 is a massive leap forward from the iPhone 7 when it comes to processing power. However, its A11 Bionic chip is now three generations behind the A14 found in the iPhone 12 series. The iPhone 8 deals reasonably well with today’s games and apps, but it may not perform strongly on the most demanding ones.

 
 

Battery

Apple has been making incremental improvements to iPhones’ battery life, and the iPhone 8 is now a little way behind. New, it offered a good performance of up to 13 hours’ video playback, but the iPhone 12 offers 17 hours. A refurbished iPhone 8 should still perform well, but the battery may not last as long as it did when new.

 
 

Colours & Options

Apple offered the iPhone 8 in silver, Space Gray and gold, and when it came to storage there was a choice of 64GB or 128GB. Each new iPhone 8 came with a standard charger, along with EarPods with a Lightning connector. As with other iPhones, there’s an almost limitless market for iPhone 8 accessories.

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iPhone 8 FAQs

You can no longer buy a new iPhone 8, but cheer up - you can buy a certified refurbished iPhone 8 through Mozillion for less than £200!

You can pick up a refurbished iPhone 8 for less than £200!

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Yes. Apple says the iPhone 8 can survive water up to one metre deep for 30 minutes. While we wouldn’t shower with one, it should shrug off everyday spills - or the dreaded toilet drop.
The iPhone 8 was unveiled and launched in September 2017. It was discontinued in April 2020.
Apple has a great record for iPhone support. Phones typically get iOS updates for at least 5-6 years after they were last on sale. As an example, the iPhone 6s launched in 2015 and is still supported (as of July 2021).
The iPhone 8 has a 4.7” screen. It measures 139x67x7.4mm and weighs 148 grams. It’s the same size as the iPhone SE 2020, which is about mid-way between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.
That’s 5.45x2.65x0.29 inches
It’s 138.4mm (5.45 inches) long.
Yes, it supports Qi wireless charging. You can also charge using the supplied USB-C to Lightning cable, but you’ll need a power adaptor with a USB-C output. An old USB-A to Lightning cable will let you recharge an iPhone 8 from a wider range of existing chargers, power banks or vehicles. You’ll need a 20W or better power adaptor for the quickest charge.
No. You can only use the iPhone 8 with wired headphones if they have a Lightning connector.
No, it uses a fingerprint sensor and Touch ID for authentication.
No, but the iPhone 8 Plus does.
No. You’ll need an iPhone 12 for that.
It’s behind the holes at the base of the phone, just near the Lightning connector.
To turn off an iPhone 8, press and hold the side button until the power off slider appears. When it does, drag it across and wait 30 seconds for the phone to fully shut down.
If the phone is on, turn it off following the instructions above. If it’s already off, press and hold the button on the right-hand side until the Apple logo appears. If it doesn’t appear, charge the phone for a few minutes first.
If the phone’s not responding, you can try forcing a restart. Quickly press volume up, followed by volume down, then press and hold the side button. Release it when the Apple logo appears.

 

The iPhone 8 is unlocked with Touch ID. Simply present one of the fingertips you previously registered to the reader below the screen and it should unlock. If it doesn’t, check your fingers and the sensor for dirt. If Touch ID isn’t working, enter the passcode to unlock the phone.

Briefly press and release the side button along with the home button. You’ll hear a shutter sound, and a screenshot thumbnail should appear on the screen. Tap this to edit, share or delete the screenshot.
To video what’s on your screen, you first need to add Screen Record to the Control Centre. Tap Settings, Tap Control Centre, scroll to Screen Recording and tap the green cross next to it. With this done, swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to open Control Centre and tap the Screen Record icon. If you want to narrate the recording, hold down the icon and switch the microphone on. Recording begins after three seconds.
To backup your phone to iCloud, open Settings, tap your name, then tap iCloud followed by iCloud Backup. When you turn iCloud Backup on, your phone is backed up daily whenever it’s connected to power and Wi-Fi, and locked.

First you need to set Apple Pay up: open Settings and tap Wallet & Apple Pay. Read the Apple Pay overview, then tap Continue and tap Credit or Debit Card to add a card. Either use a card that’s already associated with your Apple account, or tap Add a Different Card, scan the card, then tap Continue. Once you’ve provided the card’s three-digit security code and agreed any additional terms and conditions, tap Continue to finish the process. You can use Apple Pay on any contactless terminal. Rest your finger on the Touch ID sensor and hold the phone near the terminal to pay with your default card. To use a different card, hold the phone near the terminal first, then when your default card appears tap it, choose another card, then rest your finger on the sensor to pay.

Your iPhone’s screen should rotate automatically between portrait and landscape modes, provided you’re using a compatible app. If not, swipe down from the top right corner to open Control Centre, then tap the Portrait Orientation Lock button - it looks like a padlock surrounded by a circular arrow.
Double-click the home button to show your most recently used apps. Swipe right or left to find the app you want to close, then swipe it up off the top of the screen.

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