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Phone on a Motorcycle
Don’t mount your Phone on a motorcycle: The vibration can affect the Phone’s camera functionality.
Phone on a Motorcycle
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Motorcycle riders are found of mounting their phone on the motorcycle for simplicity such as direction, where you can follow turn-by-turn directions at a glance and track your progress through apps like RideWithGPS and Strava.

Your bike is more than a piece of metal on wheels, and your phone is more than just a device that helps you communicate. As a biking enthusiast, not only do you need to make sure your phone is on hand to keep you from getting lost, but also so that you can stay in communication with friends and family no matter where you are.

Despite the plenty of awesome benefits derived from Phone on a Motorcycle, we can’t overlook the danger it lay on the device

As a motorcycle rider, you might need to leave your phone in your pocket. For instance, the cautioned Apple released which referred to the warning on mounting your phone on a motorcycle.

According to Apple, iPhone users who exposed their iPhone to vibrations by mounting it on a motorcycle can affect the performance of the camera.

Exposing your Phone to high amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges, specifically, those generated by high-power motorcycle engines can degrade the performance of the camera system.

In the document, Apple specifically addresses the vibration caused by the motors of motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters.

Apple explains that the camera uses technology such as optical image stabilization and closed-loop autofocus that counteracts movement and vibration in order to create a clear photo. However, a motorcycle’s high-amplitude vibration can affect how these technologies work, and prolonged exposure can “degrade” the ability of these components, causing the inability to take clear photos.

The role of optical image stabilization (OIS) in phone camera.

The advanced camera systems in some iPhone models include technology like optical image stabilization to help you capture great photos even in difficult conditions. These systems work to automatically counteract movement, vibrations, and the effects of gravity to let you focus on taking a great shot.

If you accidentally move a camera when you take a picture, the resulting image can be blurry. To prevent this, some iPhone models have optical image stabilization (OIS).

OIS lets you take sharp photos even if you accidentally move the camera. With OIS, a gyroscope senses that the camera moved.

To reduce image motion, and the resulting blur, the lens moves according to the angle of the gyroscope.

The role of closed-loop autofocus.

Closed-loop AF resists the effects of gravity and vibration to preserve sharp focus in stills, videos, and panoramas. With closed-loop AF, on-board magnetic sensors measure gravity and vibration effects and determine the lens position so that the compensating motion can be set accurately.

The damage caused by prolong exposure of phone to vibration.

The OIS and closed-loop AF systems in iPhone are designed for durability.

However, as is the case with many consumer electronics that include systems like OIS, long-term direct exposure to high-amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges may degrade the performance of these systems and lead to reduced image quality for photos and videos.

The best practices.
  • It is recommended to avoid exposing your Phone to extended high-amplitude vibrations. 
  • High-power or high-volume motorcycle engines generate intense high-amplitude vibrations, which are transmitted through the chassis and handlebars.
  • It is not recommended to attach your Phone to motorcycles with high-power or high-volume engines due to the amplitude of the vibration in certain frequency ranges that they generate.
  • Attaching your Phone to vehicles with small-volume or electric engines, such as mopeds and scooters, may lead to comparatively lower-amplitude vibrations, but if you do so a vibration dampening mount is recommended to lessen the risk of damage to your Phone and its OIS and AF systems.
  • It is also recommended to avoid regular use for prolonged periods to further lessen the risk of damage.
smartPhones with optical image stabilization.
  • iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone 7 and later.
  • vivo X70 Pro
  • Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  • Huawei P50 Pro

Many motorcycle mounts offer vibration dampening, but Apple’s support document seems to infer that these mounts only work with the “lower-amplitude vibrations” created by mopeds and scooters. Apple CarPlay is available for some motorcycles, but most bikes with support are touring models, such as the Honda Gold Wing, the Indian Roadmaster, and the Harley Davidson Road Glide. 

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Should You Buy the iPhone 8 plus in 2022?




Should you buy the iPhone 8 plus in 2022?

Should you buy the iPhone 8 plus in 2022?

Apple is known for the longevity of its devices. The company has made name for itself because of the kind of product they serve the mass with. The unique identity and durability of their products, ranging from software to hardware set them apart from other brands.

So in this article, we look at the pros and cons of the old device, the iPhone 8 plus to decide on the question, Should you buy the iPhone 8 plus in 2022?

let begin,

 iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were released in September 2017 alongside the unique design flagship iPhone x 

Apple actually decided to maintain the same old iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 set design. This made the iPhone 8 Plus indistinguishable from the iPhone 6 plus which is a four years ago identical look.

current iPhone price in Ghana .
Should you buy the iPhone 8 plus in 2022?

 However, the iPhone 8 and 8 plus models were built on a glass front and back with a metal band around the edges of the device.

iPhone 8 Plus had a 5.5-inch screen display with annoying front bezels. 

iphone 8 plus  screen dimension
iPhone 8 plus screen dimension (iPhone 8 Plus 5.5-inch screen display)

The device does not have a bad display as it featured bright, clear, and quite accurate colours Which are only 1080p and it’s matched as 1920 by 1080 with 401 pixels per inch. 

This display measurement can be seen on previous models as well.

let’s talk about biometrics and security.

The device also featured 2nd generation of touch ID. Which is conveniently placed on the front of the phone. It’s fast and it is accurate as always.

The touch ID response is still fast in 2022, thanks to apple’s well-built software configuration. 


iPhone 8 plus has a primary wide-angle lens with 12 megapixels and an aperture of f1/1.8 with optical image stabilization.

However, the secondary telephoto lens with 12 megapixels and an

aperture of f2/8 did not feature optical image stabilization. 

iPhone 8 Plus is capable of recording video at 4k at 60 frames per second which is quite amazing.

 This gives you chance to tone it down to 30 frames per second.

 On the front, we have a 7-megapixel camera with an aperture of f-22 which is great for selfies and FaceTime video calls.


iPhone 8 plus will give you a full-day battery experience with a 100% battery life.

The iPhone 8 Plus have wireless charging and it supports fast wired charging which will charge your phone to 50% from 0% in 30 minutes but you can only achieve this if you buy the additional Apple USB- C power adapter the one that comes in the box does not support fast charging.


The iPhone starts with a base storage of 64-gigabyte model and 256-gigabyte model.

iPhone 8 plus review by phonearena

summary of iphone 8 plus key features.

  • LAUNCH: 2017, September 12. Released 2017, September 22
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Body:  Aluminum 7000 frame, reinforced glass front and rear, IP67 certified for water and dust resistance. Gold, Space Gray, and Silver color options.
  • Screen:  5.5″ 16M-color LED-backlit IPS LCD screen of 1080p resolution, 401ppi. True Tone adjustment via four-channel ambient light sensor, wide color gamut, 3D Touch
  • water resistant rating: Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus is rated as IP67 water and dust resistant. 
  • OS: Apple iOS 11
  • software support: ios 11 til current
  • Chipset: Hexa-core (2 Monsoon + 4 Mistral) 2.09GHz Apple CPU, tri-core Apple GPU, 3GB of RAM, Apple A11 Bionic SoC
  • Camera: Dual 12MP camera: wide-angle F/1.8 + telephoto F/2.8, live bokeh effects (including Portrait mode and Portrait Lightning), optical image stabilization, 2x lossless zoom, quad-LED flash with slow sync, phase detection auto focus, wide color capture
  • Video recording: [email protected]/30fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps video recording
  • Selfie: 7MP F/2.2 front-facing camera with BSI sensor and HDR mode, [email protected] video
  • Storage: 64GB or 256GB of built-in storage
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE Cat.12 (600Mbps); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 5.0; Lightning port; GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS; NFC (Apple Pay and for the first time for NFC tag reading too)
  • Battery: 2,691mAh battery, wireless charging (Qi compatible)
  • Battery Charging: Fast charging 15W, 50% in 30 mins
  • Talk time : Up to 21 h (3G)
  • Misc: Stereo speakers, Pressure-sensitive Home key with fingerprint scanner, Taptic Engine

Now the question. Should you buy the iPhone 8 plus in 2022?


Is iPhone 8 Plus still good 2021?

The iPhone 8 plus is a good device despite the fact that the old lady won’t match the camera capabilities of the latest iPhone 13 series, which has undergone massive improvement with both internal and external features.

Individual users from the 2014 and 2015 old flagships who are on a tight budget can make such a decision by going for the 2017 flagship. From a general point of view, a daily iPhone user will have enough battery and massive performance from the 2017 iPhone 8 plus on a single charge.

Is iPhone 8 Plus outdated?

According to our personal experience with 8 plus for two months of continuous usage, we can confidently say it is worth going for the 2017 flagship. Users stand a chance of saving big for better and improve devices in an efficient ios ecosystem.

Will the iPhone 8 Plus still work in 2022?

The answer is a big Yes. The 2017 flagship has the capabilities to perform any daily task a basic and intensive phone user will perform on the device . We have tested the device for (six)6 months and we can confidently suggest iPhone 8plus to any user who wish to save big and still want to take advatage of the apple ios ecosystem functionality.

The iPhone 8 plus will also receive ios software support for additional years.

How much is a iPhone 8 Plus worth in 2022?

TODAY’S BEST iPhone Trade-in Values
iPhone 8 Plus$218.00$199.00
iPhone 8$138.00$137.00

This can can be value on the Ghanaian market as GH₵1,300.00 for the 8 with 64GB moel and GH₵1,700 for 8plus with 64GB respectively.

Here are the latest iPhone prices in Ghana………. current iPhone prices in ghana 2022-6s to 13 pro max

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Current iPhone Prices In Ghana (2021)-6 to 13 pro max.




Current iPhone Prices In Ghana
Here is the Current iPhone Prices In Ghana.

Apple products usage is dominant in the Ghanaian market and the iPhone is no exception from the hype and trusts the Ghanaian phone consumers give to the brand’s products.

Despite the existence of numerous brands of the phone in the Ghanaian market, the price tag of an old iPhone seems to penetrate the Ghanaian market better than the competition.

However, when prices are compared to other brands, iPhone prevails to be expensive.

A certain percentage of phone users in Ghana believe that the 2 or 3 years old iPhone performs better than the current flagship released by some brands.

check this also: Apple Best MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max 

This perception is based on numerous factors which are attested to be real.

A long period of software support for iPhones, the efficiency of the iPhone software, and the durability of the device. An average iPhone user can use a purchased iPhone for a longer period when compared to their Android counterparts.

This is possible as a result of the long device support offered by the company.

How much does iPhone cost in ghana?

Below are the Current iPhone Prices In Ghana.

iPhone 13 models.

The iPhone 13 series was announced on September 14 at the company’s annual launch event, with pre-orders opening on September 17. The iPhone 13 release date was September 24

The display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle.

Current iphone Prices In Ghana

iPhone 13 pro max

GHS 9,500 .00

This is the price for the 128GB storage.

Current iPhone Prices In Ghana

iPhone 13 pro

GHS 8700 .00

This is the price for the 128GB storage.


iPhone 13

GHS 6500 .00

This is the price for the 128GB storage.

iPhone 13 mini models

iPhone 13 mini

GHS 5500 .00

This is the price for the 128GB storage.

The iPhone 12 series were announced on October 13, 2020, alongside the higher-end iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max flagships. Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 started on October 16, 2020, and the phone became available in most countries on October 23, 2020. Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 Mini began on November 6, 2020, and the phone became available on November 13, 2020

iPhone 11  pro max-

iPhone 12 pro max

GHS 6200 .00

This is the price for the 128GB storage.

Current iPhone Prices In Ghana

iPhone 12 pro

GHS 5600 .00

This is the price for the 128GB storage.

Current iPhone Prices In Ghana

iPhone 12

GHS 5000 .00

This is the price for the 128GB storage.

Current iPhone Prices In Ghana

iPhone 12 mini

GHS 4300 .00

This is the price for the 128GB storage.

It was unveiled on September 10, 2019, alongside the higher-end iPhone 11 Pro flagship at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, Cupertino, by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Preorders began on September 13, 2019, and the phone was officially released on September 20, 2019.

iPhone 11 pro max

GHS 4900 .00

This is the price for the 128GB storage.

Current iPhone Prices In Ghana

iPhone 11 pro

GHS 4500 .00

This is the price for the 64GB storage.

iPhone 11

iPhone 11

GHS 3700 .00

This is the price for the 128GB storage.

The iPhone XR, introduced on September 12, 2018, was sold alongside more expensive iPhones up until 2021.

Apple stopped selling the iPhone XR, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max after announcing the iPhone 13 models.

iPhone XR-

iPhone XR

GHS 3200 .00

This is the price for the 64GB storage.

The iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max were released on September 21, 2018. The iPhone XS was available for pre-order on September 14, 2018.

current iPhone price in Ghana .

iphone xs max

GHS 2700 .00

This is the price for the 64GB storage.

current iPhone price in Ghana .

iPhone xs

GHS 2200 .00

This is the price for the 64GB storage.

current iPhone price in Ghana .

iPhone x

GHS 1850 .00

This is the price for the 64GB storage.

current iPhone price in Ghana .

iPhone 8 plus

GHS 1800 .00

This is the price for the 64GB storage.

current iPhone price in Ghana .

iPhone 8

GHS 1350 .00

This is the price for the 64GB storage.

current iPhone price in Ghana .

iPhone 7 plus

GHS 1200 .00

This is the price for the 32GB storage.

current iPhone price

iPhone 7

GHS 900 .00

This is the price for the 32GB storage.

current iPhone price in Ghana .

iPhone 6s plus

GHS 1100 .00

This is the price for the 16GB storage.

 iPhone price in Ghana .

iPhone 6s

GHS 650 .00

This is the price for the 16GB storage.

current iPhone price.

iPhone 6 plus

GHS 800 .00

This is the price for the 64GB storage.

current iPhone price in Ghana .

iPhone 6

GHS 600 .00

This is the price for the 16GB storage.

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Google has announced pixel 6-check it out.




pixel 6 and pixel 6 pro

pixel 6 and pixel 6 pro is a revolutionary device for consumers.

Google Pixel 6
Google Pixel 6

Google has unveiled the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro during October 19 event.

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro is available for pre-order and has a global release date of October 25.

Google latest Pixel is seen as the best google phone lineup. The device comes with amazing hardware and software features. Pixel 6 is a premium device when compared with its predecessors It has a sleeker design and more improved camera overhaul.


 Google latest Pixel is packed with 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, and a 4,612mAh battery capacity. The flagship has a 6.4-inch Full HD (2400 x 1080) OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate This feature offers a smoother browsing experience than phones that max out at 60Hz.

Most importantly, Google didn’t disappoint at all as they max out with the bump up camera feature. Pixel 6 pro also featured pro demanding features with 5,000mAh battery capacity, 6.7-inch OLED display QHD Plus (3120 x 1440) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of onboard storage. The modern flagships from all brands are really pushing the core of the storage to a stream as Apple featured 1TB in the iphone13 released this year.

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro have identical designs but internal and small physical designs set them apart as entry and pro devices. The definite feature that set them apart is the UWB support, camera feature, battery capacity and storage capacity of 512GB on the pro model.

Price Specifications and Other Features.
CategoryGoogle Pixel 6 ProGoogle Pixel 6
Starting price$899$599
Latest OS supportedAndroid 12Android 12
Display6.7 inches (1440p, 120Hz refresh rate) OLED6.4 inches (1080p, 90Hz refresh rate) OLED
Gorilla Glass versionVictusVictus
ProcessorGoogle Tensor custom chipsetGoogle Tensor custom chipset
Storage128, 256, 512GB128, 256GB
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G
UWB supportYesNo
PortsUSB-C charging port with 30W max recharge speedUSB-C charging port with 30W max recharge speed
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fingerprint sensor locationFrontFront
IP ratingIP68IP68
CamerasRear: 50-megapixel main sensor (takes 12.5-megapixel pictures), 4x telephoto lens, 12-megapixel ultrawide camera (114-degree field of view) Front: 11.1-megapixel (94-degree field of view)Rear: 50-megapixel main sensor, 12-megapixel ultrawide camera (114-degree field of view) Front: 8-megapixel (84-degree field of view)
Battery capacity5004mAh4614mAh

Google latest Pixel feature Live Translate, which can translate messages, captions, or text in the camera viewfinder in up to 55 languages. The device act as an Interpreter in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, or Spanish, all of this is done fully offline.

Google Tensor chip enables new Pixel 6 features like Motion Mode, activate accurate face detection, and live translations that can convert text to a different language. Google Tensor chip will be able to handle dedicated machine learning tasks better than previous Pixel models.

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