Are the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Really Worth the Money?

Article by Shannon Arielle T. Lauson / Photos by Arah Reguyal and Smart

Still debating if Apple’s iPhone 8 is worth it? Thanks to Smart, we were given the honor to fidget with this new gadget – and here’s what we thought of it.


I’m sure it’s not a shock that Apple topped off its iPhone 7 series release with new (and improved?) models: the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

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At first glance, you’ll almost immediately see the polished posterior with the revered Apple logo gleaming iridescently under the fluorescent lighting. It’s reverted back to a glass body, looking more sophisticated than ever.

We had the liberty to open a fresh new box to get the full ‘experience’; and we weren’t disappointed. After a few pictures with the Instagram-worthy phone, we almost forgot that we wouldn’t be taking it home.

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Here are 3 reasons why we think you should commit to this particular purchase:


According to the website (and the tiny plaque next to the display), the iPhone 8 has a built-in True Tone that not only adjusts to the brightness of your surroundings, but also adjusts to its hue or tone. When outdoors, the screen will take on a cooler, bluer tone. When indoors, it has a warmer hue.

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Real-time Photo Editing (AKA Nicer Selfies)

What sets it apart from the iPhone 7? Well, for starters, it’s much, much more powerful. The iPhone 8 makes photo-processing a real-time endeavor, whereas it would normally take a long time for other phones.

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Wireless Charging

Other features include video upgrades (240fps slow motion at 1080p, 4K video recording at 60p), and wireless charging! Go about your business without being tied too closely to a wall, thanks to the iPhone 8’s revolutionary upgrade.

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We’re all very aware of the newly released iPhone X, as well; but to be honest, the iPhone 8 and 8 plus is only one animoji short of that. Plus, it’s much more affordable (for those who want an upgrade without breaking the bank), and is geared a tech tier higher than the 7!

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Smart offers the iPhone 8 and 8 plus with a data plan that starts at Php2,499/month. Get yours now!