Apple iPhone 8 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8
  • Display

    4.7 inches

    750 x 1334

  • Storage

    64GB, 256GB

  • Battery size

    1,821 mAh

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If you favour a smaller handset and have been waiting years for acceptable iPhone battery life, the iPhone 8 is a very good premium option.

The good

  • Improved battery life
  • Great processor performance
  • Wireless charging now standard

The bad

  • Old school iPhone design
  • Only a single lens camera
  • iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X are more fully featured

The smallest member of the 2017 iPhone family is a serious premium contender.

Of all the handsets announced at Apple's launch of its 2017 iPhones, the iPhone 8 model was the one that was met with the most lukewarm response.

That's hardly a shock given that the primary focus of the event was clearly the iPhone X, and even if its full-screen display and FaceID features didn't impress you, there was always the iPhone 8 Plus, with its dual cameras and larger battery capacity.

Against that competition, the iPhone 8 is rather easy to overlook, but the reality is that it fills a niche few handset makers even consider any more. That's the space for a more hand- and pocket-friendly device with plenty of power because most smaller-screened Android handsets tend to be low-power, budget devices.


  • Maintains that familiar iPhone look, for better and for worse
  • The glass back adds weight and attracts fingerprints like nobody's business


  • The single lens lacks the versatility of multi-lens arrays in other smartphones
  • Still one of the best cameras available in a phone of this size


  • Genuinely impressive performance that challenges the value of the iPhone X
  • The relatively small screen limits the benefits of all that power

Battery life

  • Finally delivers all-day performance from an iPhone
  • Wireless charging is a big plus


  • Not a significant upgrade from the iPhone 7
  • Improved battery life is welcome, but still not on par with the competition

Pricing and availability

Apple iPhone 8

Familiar yet impressive

The iPhone 8 doesn't stray far from the traditional iPhone formula, but it still delivers the premium experience expected of an Apple device. Buy yours today outright or on a plan with Telstra, Optus or Vodafone.


Apple iPhone 8 specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 4.7 inches
Resolution 750 x 1334
Pixels per inch (PPI) 326
Rear camera megapixels 12MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.8
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 7MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.2
Dimensions 138.4mm x 67.3mm x 73mm
Weight 148g
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 12
Processor A11
Operating system iOS 11
Internal storage



External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 1,821mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP67
Wireless charging Qi

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