Should I Buy an Unlocked iPhone 8?

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Unlocked iPhone 8

The Story of the Unlocked iPhone 8

Everybody that knows me also knows I love the unlocked iPhone 8. But why?

It’s simple, really.

When the iPhone 8 was released, it didn’t get much attention because it looked almost identical to the iPhone 7, 6S, and 6 before it. People said that it was time for Apple to innovate.

But then when Apple finally did innovate with the $999 iPhone X, many said Apple had gone too far. Yes, the price of that phone was insane, but there was a reason for it. It was a lot harder to produce than iPhones before it because of its crazy full-body notched OLED display (which is still prevalent in today’s newest iPhones).

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Regardless, some decided to pay the premium price tag for the iPhone X, while others decided to stick with the original Apple designs. And anybody trying to buy an iPhone today is still faced with this choice.

I’m not going to talk too much about the iPhone X here because it isn’t the topic of this discussion, so let’s go right into the iPhone 8 and why it’s a stellar choice.

Also, I’m going to talk about the unlocked version of this phone, even though it is important to note that the performance of the unlocked iPhone 8 is no different than that of a carrier-locked iPhone 8 (except for the fact that it can be used on different carriers around the world).

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So, if you pick up an unlocked iPhone 8, one of the first things you’re going to notice are the stellar ergonomics. It just feels great in the hand. And that’s just the start of what this phone does really well.

The screen is great; you won’t be able to see the individual pixels. It’s missing a headphone jack, but it’ll work great with any pair of bluetooth headphones. The battery life is good, it can last you a full day if you’re not a super heavy user. Apps launch quickly, you won’t notice any delay in launching anything.

The unlocked iPhone 8 is the result of many, many years of refinement. Look at each iPhone starting from the original iPhone, and you’ll see all the steps that Apple took to transform and refine a great product into a perfect product. The unlocked iPhone 8 is that perfect product. Is it as pretty as some of the newest iPhones and Androids like the iPhone 11 Pro and Galaxy Note10 that stretch the screen to all the edges of the device? Perhaps not. But it’s perfect in its own way. It’s everything the user needs and nothing more. And that’s what smartphones are meant to be.

By Andre Kopacki, Content Manager

The kind of guy that likes technology a little too much and can't stop talking about it. Good thing I work at Back Market :D

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