iPhone 8 Price in Nigeria, Specs & Review

Want to know iPhone 8 Price in Nigeria? That’s not the only thing you should know, here are its full specifications and review some years after.

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Beyond every reasonable doubt, is a legacy iPhone – because an announcement of a new iPhone product, always follows a typical drop-in production price, availability, and market demand of a few aging device, which this device managed to survive unscathed, – even as owners of this impeccable smart devices cannot deny that fact that the smartphone speaks a lot for itself, despite that there are just a few changes over the previous model, which some considered even as a bonus to the smartphone.

The operating system – iOS 12, upgradable to latest Apple iOS 13 – on the smartphone is a robust choice for speed and functionality and speed, with the traditional home button, functioning same as Touch ID fingerprint sensor to boot, is rated as powerful as the iPhone X, even at half its price, as Apple has considered it as their budgeted product for people who desire Apple’s tech without much financial capacity to procure a high-end phone.

This implies it established a new notch when considering the cost of Apple’s most conventional smartphone. Comparatively, its prices, when launched, is now different from the current market price of the smartphone gadget.

When launched, it costs $699 for 64GB of storage, and $849 for the more significant 256GB storage option, as against its current price of $449 for the 64GB model, and $499 for the 128GB variant.

One unique feature of the phone is that despite that Apple had launched three new generations of iPhones devices into the market after its arrival, the smartphone is much and widely available, even from Apple Inc. itself and major phone retailers worldwide.

iPhone 8 Price in Nigeria

The prices of iPhone 8 vary across diverse sellers in Nigeria online market stores, although officially from Apple online store, it cost $449 and $599 for the 64 GB and the 128 GB phone spec, respectively.

On Jumia, the price range from N150,000 for the 64 GB variants to N185,000 for the 128 GB phone capacity, which is slightly different on Konga and other online stores.

It comes with its full accessories but minus the Wireless Charging Pod, which costs extra.

Just little variation is perceived with the prices for the procurement of new iPhone products and the UK (used), as experimented. At local store visited, with N140,000 on your hand, you are as good as owning your first 64GB of the device, and N160,000 will get you the 128 GB variance of the product.

Design and Display

The significant upgrades that come with it are the rear glass, which is the most radical change in iPhone design seen for the past three years, as against the aluminum body found with previous iPhone products before this. This inclusion brings a new feature in the adaptability of the shape to wireless charging.

it’s practically difficult to distinguish amongst it and its three generations of a smartphone, for they look much alike regarding their size, shape, look (Facial and rear, except for the innovation of the glass wear.) The device is measured at 138.4 mm x 67.3 mm x 7.3 mm and weighs an extra 10g over iPhone 7.

The power lock, as well as the home button, which serves as the Touch ID fingerprint scanner button, are both located at the right side and at the center in the bezel, below the 4.7-inch display of the smartphone respectively while the mute switch, with the volume keys, positioned on the left of the phone, which to me are easy to be manipulated.

The glass rear makes it look stylish and appealing, as against the metal body on its predecessor and lower generations, but that implies it is even more slippery, as the phone comes with a high-risk warning for someone liable to drop their smartphone, and got the phone glass smashed on both sides. But apple rebuff, saying the glass is super-tough.

Its display is not different from the previous phone it is replacing – iPhone 7 – which comes with a 750 x 1334 resolution, on a 4.7-inch IPS display, giving a 326ppi pixel density.

While one seems right, it came with a unique feature called True Tone display technology, which is added to its panel.

True Tone display technology helps regulate the ambient light around the handset, by calibrating the screen to suit the lighting condition of the environment, thereby resulting in stronger colors and improved contrast. This, I believe, is a plus for Apple, as it focused on on-screen enhancement rather than increasing its pixel for record sake.

Camera

It was launched with a 12MP rear camera, with f/1.8 aperture, supporting optical image stabilization, 5X digital zoom, and Live Photos support, thereby making it similar to its predecessor – iPhone 7. It also can take a motion picture at 4K at 60 (fps) to a slow-motion video recording of 240fps at 1080p instead of 720p.

The camera app setup comes with its focus on a high image capturing, using simple settings to deliver well-detailed photos and videos, which invariably increase the size of the images and motion pictures. For instance, Apple claims that one minute of 4K at 60fps will gulp-up up to 400MB of space; this implies a 210-seconds video clip required 1.3GB of Local Disk (ROM) space.

Finally, the front camera comes with a 7MP camera, which gives Full HD video footage while the screen brightens brighten up the selfie.

Hardware, Software & Performance

It comes with Apple’s Bionic processor, which is rated as the first Hexa-core processor type Apple Inc. is manufacturing with its smartphone product.

Fortunately, this same processor is the processor type found in its successors, the likes of its Plus and iPhone X. The processor speed makes it multi-task efficiently and effectively. It was observed that there was just a few lag time for it to resume back its previous task, especially when subjected to Augmented Reality (AR) apps.

This processor capacity some flagged as inappropriate for such a device because it lacks the latest smartphone features like dual camera, Face ID app, or large image processing app, which will push the processor to its maximum limit. Another reason it doesn’t consume much power, because it lacks these latest specifications.

The smartphone comes with two storage options: the 64 GB storage capacity and the 128 GB storage capacity. These storage sizes are a true reflection of our daily life and living. The most fascinating thing is that, it comes with cloud technology, where you can upload some of your files on the cloud, while you are able to free some space on your phone as to enable new files to be created, because like any of Apple products, doesn’t come with micro SD card to expand the storage externally.

The device was launched with iOS 11 running on it, but was upgraded to iOS 12 lately, which provide better power management and introduce Screen Time, that informs you about your phone usage, and provides a solution to such effect. Lately, in 2019, Apple Inc. releases iOS 13, with unique features like Dark Mode and Find My Device, in which the latter was a reinvention.

Another fascinating thing with it is Apple Pay supports. These enable users to make payments online without entering their payment details every time you want to check out. This technology works in places that support the technology, which is in tandem with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner for online procurement.

Battery

The battery size was not reveal to the users by Apple Inc., but the company promised a better battery life to the iPhone 7, but considering the internal upgrades in the processing power of the phone seems disappointing, which apparently indicates that it has a smaller battery to its predecessor, which comes with 1,821mAh battery capacity, according to unconfirmed review source of the smartphone, and it’s relatively smaller than the 1,960mAh of iPhone 7.

One unique feature with the smartphone is the inclusion of wireless charging, which is the first innovation of Apple Inc., which is powered courtesy of the glass rear on the handset.

This implies that it supports the Qi wireless charging standard ability – which is not as fast as through a wired connection. The wireless charging does not support metal bodies, which makes Apple shift to different material on the rear, which comes with a super-strength glass.

It does not come with a wireless charging pad, which implies additional cost – $59.95 (N21, 000) – for its procurement. The AirPower-supported charging pads come in two variances and offer a higher voltage (7.5w), which charges the device faster than its rival.

You should however know that there are newer and more powerful Apple phones right now talking of the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. You should also check out both.

Summary

The iPhone 8 is small, powerful, compact, and perfect phone that delivers such an excellent experience for its users, although it comes with just a few incremental upgrades over iPhone 7, but these upgrades are outstanding and unique in the real sense, much more when considered as half the budget for the price of iPhone X, with invariably are loaded with same spec and functionalities.

The introduction of glass rear makes wireless charging a reality, but with additional cost, which worth investing in, especially when factored in that Apple have discontinued the use of 3.5mm jack headphone types from their iPhone products recently the improvement in the processor speed, which gives a great performance for operating AP applications, alongside user’s favorite apps, on iOS 12, upgradable to 13.

However, the new generation specifications, especially in the area of security, camera, and other astonishing specification, which makes it seems like a second option to many.

Nevertheless, it retains its unique characteristics, and most importantly, as a budget-centric iPhone product.

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