Compact enough to hold in one hand, but a premium Apple device in every other way, an iPhone 8 refurb is a unique choice for those looking for a great smartphone deal.
If you're looking for a compact and premium smartphone, then it doesn't get much better than a refurbished iPhone 8. Featuring a 4.7-inch Retina display in a glass and aluminium chassis, this is a high-quality device in a small package. With phone screens getting bigger and bigger, the compact iPhone 8 is a refreshing alternative to giant plus-sized devices. It can be held in one hand, making it ideal for those who like to keep things minimalist.
And of course, all the iPhone essentials are present and correct. Whether you love speaking to Siri or are addicted to Apple Music, the iPhone 8 has you covered.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the iPhone 8 being a “huge step forward" for the iPhone. While the aesthetics were certainly familiar with previous generations, improved hardware make this a compact, feature-packed phone that's still up there with some of the best flagships on the market. With all that in mind and more, the iPhone 8 makes for a stellar refurbished option.
The iPhone 8 was launched alongside the iPhone X and successfully bridges the gap between older models and revolutionary top-spec devices. If you 're not quite ready to make the jump to the pricey top-end models, then the 8 could be for you.
Let's talk about aesthetics first. After all, this has always been a draw for Apple smartphones. Sporting an aluminium frame, with glass to both the front and back, the iPhone 8 makes itself known as a premium device instantly. It's smooth, high quality, and feels great in the hand. Silver, gold, space grey and red finishes are all available too.
If you find yourself dropping your phone regularly, then the slightly grippy texture to the casing will be a real benefit. Similarly, the smooth glass feels wonderful, and does a good job of repelling fingerprints, but without causing the phone to slip out of your fingers. That glass back isn't just for looks either - Apple reckon it improves wireless capabilities.
But not in the way you might think. The screen is 4.7 inches - just like in the previous generation iPhone - and while that's a bit smaller than many flagship devices, it does actually make for one of the most ergonomic smartphones you can buy. It's super easy to use the phone in one hand, and when combined with the high specs you'd expect from Apple, makes the iPhone 8 somewhat unique. No other phone will give you this combination of premium design, top features and compact size, which means that a refurbished iPhone 8 could be the number one choice for many phone buyers.
When it comes to the screen quality itself, you 'll get a 750 x 1334 IPS LCD display, which has an excellent pixel density of 326 PPI. That means sharp images, whether you're editing photos, streaming or just browsing the web. And Apple's clever True Tone technology means that the colour representation is spot on.
If photos are your thing then the iPhone 8 certainly won't disappoint. The main camera delivers excellent quality whether you're at a gig or you 're taking outdoor pictures. For selfies, there's also a great quality 7-megapixel camera that faces forward. And again, that compact size makes holding the phone nice and easy.
For the hardware geeks, the iPhone 8 comes with the A11 Bionic six core processor which remains one of the fastest chips you 'll find in a phone. This ensures snappy switching between apps and the ability to run many at once without issue. If you enjoy mobile gaming, then you can be confident that the iPhone 8's internals will ensure smooth playability. 2GB of RAM is standard, and you can choose from either 64GB or 256GB of storage.
Battery life is always a priority. The iPhone 8 has a solid battery and will comfortably last the day in normal use. To sweeten the deal, Apple also ensured that the iPhone 8 comes ready to charge wirelessly and boasts fast charging, provided you use the correct cable and charger.
If you're looking for something compact and ergonomic that looks great and performs even better, then there's no phone quite like this. A pristine second-hand iPhone 8 is a great choice for anyone that places a focus on stunning looks and quality, but doesn't need a large screen, and its features and hardware shames even many brand-new phones.