Apple iPhone 8
- Screen: 4.7 inches, 750 x 1334 pixels
- Colors: Silver, Gray, Gold
- Camera: 12 MP
- Front Camera: 7 MP
- OS: iOS 11
- CPU: , Hexa-core
- RAM: 2 GB
- Storage: 64 GB
- IP67 certified (dust and water resistant)
- Fast charging, Wireless charging
- 4K video recording
- Fingerprint sensor, OIS
Apple iPhone 8 in Kenya.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus price in Kenya is around Ksh.39,500 for 2GB Ram 64GB Internal Storage and Ksh.44.500 for 3GB Ram 256GB Internal Storage. It comes in four colors: Gold, Space Gray, Silver, Red. Best Priced iPhone, it has every single thing you want in an iPhone at a cheaper price tag. It is not going to wow you neither disappoint you.
Buying Decision in 2021: More Than 3 Year Later.
Performance and iOS 14.
iOS 14 was launched with the iPhone 12 series, though it brings a lot of cool features it still has stability issues. Especially for older iPhones, iphone 8 included. As expected the first version of the software is never stable and comes with bugs. Probably by the time you are getting your iPhone 8, iOS 14 will be stable.
Apart from that, expect your phone to work well. The combination of the Apple A11 Bionic chipset inside and the Apple software results in a great performance compared to even some of the new android phones.
Battery: Common Pain Point.
Since most of the iPhone 8, you will buy in 2021 and beyond will be pre-owned ones. Over the year, most of the complaints will be on battery life. Originally the iPhone 8 comes with a Li-Ion 1821 mAh, non-removable battery. By today’s standard, this is not impressive. Expect it not to be 100%, probably 90% capacity. Though with a Fast charging 15W, it means you can refill it 50% in 30 min. This might be your biggest challenge.
With iOS 14 you do get some extra camera features.
By today’s standards, the camera is still good for the most part, but don’t expect it to be as good as the new iPhone 11 series and iPhone 12 series. It is not the best camera by today’s standards but it will get the job done.
Design and Build
You can not talk about iPhone 8 design without mentioning Apple iPhone SE 2020, which was released in 2020 with its exact same design except for the internal specs. The fact that in 2020, Apple decides to make the iphone SE 2020 with exact design validates what’s really important to most users.
Apple iPhone 8 Features and Price in Kenya.
Below is a summary of Apple iPhone 8 features and specs.
|Apple iPhone 8 Price in Kenya||Ksh.39,500 for 2GB Ram 64GB Internal Storage
Ksh.44.500 for 2GB Ram 256GB Internal Storage
|Body||Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
Others: IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
|Display||Type: Retina IPS LCD, 625 nits
Size: 4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density)
Protection: Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
Others: 3D Touch display & home button, True-tone
|Platform||OS: iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 14.2
Chipset: Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm)
|Memory||Internal: 64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 2GB RAM|
|Main Camera||Modules: 12MP
Features: Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video: 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps,
|Selfie Camera||Modules: 7MP Wide
Features: Face detection, HDR, panorama
|Battery||Type: Li-Ion 1821 mAh, non-removable (6.96 Wh)
Charging: Fast charging 15W, 50% in 30 min.
|Others||Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer.|
Why Buy Apple iPhone 8?: Buyer’s Guide Full.
Most of the time, what people really care about is the performance, what really works, and the Apple ecosystem. Buying a good iphone in Kenya in 2021, you have to do your due diligence.
You will not find a new iPhone but you can get a Certified Refurbish. Most of the time, the only issue will be the Battery. So yeah iPhone 8 is still a good buy in 2021. Also at this price range, you have the likes of OnePlus Nord which is one of its best competitors released in 2020.
That being said, the only reasons to buy an iphone 8 in 2021 are:
- Your budget is tight but you are already in the iphone ecosystem.
- You love the iPhone and it is the only iphone within your budget range.
Apple A11 Bionic
2G, 3G, 4G, 5.0 Wi-Fi
Silver, Space Grey
iOS 11.1, Upgradable to iOS 13.5