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Should You Buy the iPhone 8 plus in 2022?

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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.

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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. 

Camera.

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.

Battery

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.

storage.

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?

Verdict.

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
DeviceMintGood
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.

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iOS 16  is  Compatible with only these devices.

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Apple annual hardware and software event is around the corner. As expected new hardware device and software update will be announced. 

The software announcements is expected to feature the following software updates from the iOS, watchOS, ipadOS and macOS.  The iOS 16 updates come with some unique and easy customizable features to user in the apple ecosystem. Despite all this, not all devices will receive such updates. 

Usually these upgrade in software also requires certain kind of hardware to bring its full feature functionality to the users. And in times like this, the old devices are sacrifice to outdoor the future updates of the software. Apple in particular is known for providing a longer software support for its devices. For instance the iPhone 5s received software support for for six years before finally given up the ghost. iPhone 6s and 6s plus users has also enjoyed a longer software support on these devices from iOS 9 til iOS 15.

Can iPhone 7 Get iOS 16?

Before apple annual WWDC event ,  most users anticipated that Apple will drop support for the iPhone 6s and 6s plus models and probably give the iPhone 7 and 7plus an additional one year software support update, unfortunately the opposite has just happened as apple has dropped support for the iPhone 6s ,iPhone6s plus, iPhone7 and iPhone 7plus models.

The iPhone 7 and 7plus model is still a great device. It uses  Apple A10 Fusion 64-bit system-on-chip, which consists of two low-power cores and two high-power cores (only two cores are used at any point in time). 

The A10 chip also features a hexa-core graphics chip capable of “console-level gaming. 

The same chip is featured in the sixth generation iPad, seventh generation iPad, and seventh generation iPod Touch.

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iOS 16 is compatible with these devices.

What iPhones can get iOS 16?

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

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Will Your iPhone Receive iOS 16 update? check the requirement.

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Apple usual annual Developers Conference (WWDC22) has just ended and the annual software preview has been launched. The event was overhauled with software updates from the iOS, watchOS, ipadOS to macOS. These upgrade in software also requires certain kind of hardware to bring its full feature functionality to the users. And in times like this, the old devices are sacrifice to outdoor the future updates of the software. Apple in particular is know for providing a longer software support for it devices. for instance the iPhone 5s received software support for for six years before finally given up the ghost. iPhone 6s and 6s plus users has also enjoyed a longer software support on these devices.

With the released of iOS16 most users anticipated that Apple will drop support for the iPhone 6s and 6s plus models and probably give the iPhone 7 and 7plus an additional one year software support update, unfortunately the opposite has just happened as apple has dropped support for the iPhone 6 ,iPhone6s plus, iPhone7 and iPhone 7plus models.

below are the iPhone models that will receive ios 16 software updates.

iOS 16 is compatible with these devices.

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

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Gift Card Scams: How to prevent apple Gift Card Scams.

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Gift Card Scams: Be aware of scams involving Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, and Apple Store Gift Cards.

A string of scams are taking place asking people to make payments over the phone for things such as taxes, hospital bills, bail money, debt collection, and utility bills. The scams are committed using many methods, including gift cards. As the fraudsters are sometimes requesting codes from Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards, we want to make sure our customers are aware of these scams.

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Regardless of the reason for payment, the scam follows a certain formula: The victim receives a call instilling panic and urgency to make a payment by purchasing Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards from the nearest retailer (convenience store, electronics retailer, etc.).

After the cards have been purchased, the victim is asked to pay by sharing the code(s) on the back of the card with the caller over the phone.

Where can I use Apple Gift Card?

It’s important to know that Apple Gift Cards and App Store & iTunes Gift Cards can be used only to purchase goods and services from Apple. Services from Apple Retail Stores, apple.com, the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Books, subscriptions to Apple Music, Apple News+, and Apple Arcade, or for iCloud storage.

Apple Store Gift Cards can be redeemed only on the Apple Online Store and at Apple Retail Stores.

If you’re approached to use the cards for any other payment, you could very likely be the target of a scam and should immediately report it to your local police department as well as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at reportfraud.ftc.gov.

Tips to avoid becoming the victim of a Gift Card Scams.

  • Do not make payment with an Apple Gift Card, App Store & iTunes Gift Card, or Apple Store Gift Card if you are NOT purchasing an item from Apple — such as from the Apple Store, iTunes Store, App Store, Apple Books, or for an Apple Music subscription or iCloud storage. There’s no other instance in which you’ll be asked to make a payment with either of these gift cards on a non apple platform.
  • Do not provide the numbers on the back of the gift card to anyone that you don’t know. please note that Once those numbers are provided to the scammers, the funds on the card will likely be spent before you are able to contact Apple or law enforcement.
  • Immediately report potential scams to your local police department as well as the FTC
  • (reportfraud.ftc.gov).
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Contact Apple

If you believe you’re the victim of a scam involving Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards, you can call Apple at 800-275-2273 (U.S.) or contact Apple Support online and say “gift cards” when prompted.

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