Got any questions about the iPhone 8? We’ve got the answers for you
An iPhone 8 costs between R3900 - R8150 in South Africa.
A secondhand iPhone 8 ranges between R4000 and R80000 on Phonetradr and comes with a 12-month warranty.
From top to bottom, the iPhone 8 is 13.8 cm x 6.7 cm x 0.73 cm.
You can get the iPhone 8 in black, silver, space grey and rose gold.
The iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch retina display and single-lens camera, whereas the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch retina display and dual-lens camera system.
The iPhone 8 have a 50 percent deeper strengthening layer compared to previous models along with a new steel substructure and the “most durable glass in a smartphone ever”.
The iPhone 8 is water-resistant. It has a rating of “IP68” which means it's fully protected from dust and can handle being underwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 6 meters. If your phone gets dropped in a puddle, or a shallow pool, or gets wet from the rain, it will be just fine.
The iPhone 8 has the A11 Bionic processor. The chip is faster and smarter than any other chip that came before it. The chip has a six-core CPU (central processing unit) which means that the 8 and 8 Plus are 25% faster than the iPhone 7 and 70% faster than the previous model.
You can get the iPhone 8 with 64GB or 256GB of space. For a better picture on how much 256GB is, it equates to an average amount of 73,224 photos. For the 64GB model, that’s approximately 15,000 photos!
The phone comes with 3G of RAM.
It has a 12-megapixel dual camera at the back and a 7-megapixel selfie camera at the front. The dual camera means you get more range in your photos - something the 7 doesn’t have.
Yes, portrait mode is available on the iPhone 8. Portrait mode focuses on the subject of the photo and blurs the background, providing more depth. For photography enthusiasts, portrait mode makes use of the phone’s 56mm-equivalent "telephoto" lens.
Open your Camera app, then select ‘Portrait” on the right side. Your lighting options will appear on your screen such as Natural Light, Studio, Contour and Stage Light. After selecting your lighting, hold up your phone and focus on the person you’d like to photograph.
When taking a photo, there is a 2x zoom option on the screen. Taping this will give you 2X optical zoom. If you hold the 2x button, it will expand to give you further digital zoom options. In other words, anytime you use zoom up to 2x, it will automatically be optical zoom.
You can easily record a demonstration of something from your phone using the built-in screen recorder.
- Go to your Settings, then select Control Centre. Tap into ‘Customise Controls’ then add “Screen Recording” to the list
- Exit your settings and then head to your homescreen. Swipe up the Control Centre and select the little white circle in the square icon. This is the Screen Recording icon.
- The recorder will count down from 3 and then whatever actions you take on your iPhone will be recorded.
- Once you’re done, tap the red recording timer at the top of your screen to stop the recording. You can find your recording in your camera roll and edit it just like a standard video such as trimming the start and end of it. Or, you can edit it in iMovie which comes free with your iPhone.
We would recommend that you invest in a case or cover for your iPhone 8. A good cover can protect your phone from cracked screens, from drops, dents, dirt, scratches and help keep it looking like new for when you’d like to sell it.
Constant internet use of your iPhone 8 gives you about 12 hours of battery life. Audio playback gives you 40 hours and the phone has fast-charging capabilities of up to 50% in 30 minutes.
It weighs 148 grams, which is slightly less than a can of tinned tomato and onion mix.
Yes, the iPhone 8 supports wireless charging via any Qi-certified wireless charger, and also supports fast wireless charging, which can charge your phone from 0% to 50% in around 30 minutes. To use fast wireless charging, you'll need a compatible fast wireless charger like the Apple MagSafe Charger, and a power adapter that supports at least 20W or higher.
We looked at the best wireless chargers for iPhone 8 and these are our top recommendations.
Yes, the iPhone 8 is compatible with magnetic card holder case
There are many good card holder cases available for the iPhone 8 Plus. Here are some of the best ones: Smartish iPhone 8 Wallet Case: This case has a durable construction and can hold up to three cards or cash. It has a slim design and comes in a variety of colors. Silk iPhone 8 Wallet Case: This case is made of textured high-grip material and has a reinforced grip for added protection. It can hold up to three cards or cash and has a slim design. Vena vCommute iPhone 8 Wallet Case: This case has a military-grade drop protection and can hold up to three cards or cash. It has a slim design and comes in a variety of colors. Spigen Slim Armor CS iPhone 8 Case: This case has a dual-layer design with a shock-absorbing TPU interior and a hard polycarbonate exterior. It can hold up to two cards and has a slim design.