The iPhone 8 is finally hitting stores in countries across the world and Apple fanboys and fangirls in the world’s second largest market for smartphones are finally getting their hands on the latest and greatest smartphone from Apple. While the latest smartphone from Cupertino is no longer the top of the line phone from Apple, it is still more than enough smartphone for the needs of most people and for those what do not want to spend the 1000 Dollar 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 5s or a 6 even, the 8 should be a pretty big jump. The price difference between the iPhone 8 and the X is actually even greater in countries outside of the States, once taxes and duties are taken into account. For the most hardcore Apple fans who have to have the latest smartphone from the company and want to show off the cool new bezel-free design and the OLED display, the X is possibly worth whatever the asking price, if only for the bragging rights.But for those iPhone users that just want a capable new device, the iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus covers the needs of almost everyone.
But what if you want that amazing screen and that bezel-free design? What if you are totally okay with the notch at the top of the phone? What if you want to live your life on the bleeding edge of technology and be one of the first people with a phone that uses FaceID to unlock it and as a means to verify your identity to make purchases? What if you are willing to pay the price of being an early adopter, both in terms of the ‘version one’ hassles that are bound to accompany any new technology and any first generation hardware?
Well, in that case the iPhone X is a much easier sell and its crazy price tag is a less hard pill to swallow. What will be hard to deal with is the cost of replacing the glass back or more importantly the display of the new phone if you happen to drop it. Apple has just announced the repair and replacement prices for these parts and the prices are eye-watering. Going with the 8 along with an iPhone 8 case should not only save you a lot of money but the iPhone 8 covers the smartphone needs of almost everyone but those who absolutely must have the newest thing.
If you want a little more screen real estate, the iPhone 8 plus case is very easy to make. Even the 8 Plus along with a couple of iPhone 8 Plus back covers should still leave you with a few hundred dollars of change in your pocket from a thousand dollars. With almost all the same internals as the much more expensive 10, the iPhone 8 should be a phone that will work really well for more than a few years, if you take care of it.