Apple may have just unveiled brand-new iPhones, but there’s still plenty to like about its older devices — and they’re now cheaper than ever before.
After introducing the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max on Wednesday, Apple dropped the prices of some older devices. While the priciest iPhone now exceeds $1,100, a year-old phone like the iPhone 8 will set you back a more manageable $600.
And the price isn’t the only thing to love about the iPhone 8 — its design and specs are still competitive with Apple’s new flagship phone.
Here are six reasons to buy the iPhone 8 over the new iPhone XS:
1. The iPhone 8 costs $400 less than the iPhone XS.
If you’re looking for an affordable phone with up-to-date specs, the iPhone 8 is a solid option. It starts at $599, or monthly payments of $24.95.
Of course, if you’re looking for more storage, the price will increase significantly. While the 64 GB option starts at $599, a 256 GB iPhone 8 costs $749.
Still, it’s a better deal than the new iPhone XS, which starts at $999 and can cost as much as $1,349.
2. The iPhone 8 is lighter and thinner than the iPhone XS.
Not everyone is looking for the lightest, thinnest phone. But if that’s a priority for you, the iPhone 8 is the best option.
- Weight: 148 grams
- Depth: 7.3 mm
- Weight: 177 grams
- Depth: 7.7 mm
3. The iPhone 8 is water-resistant and has wireless charging, just like the iPhone XS.
Just like the brand-new iPhone XS, the iPhone 8 is compatible with Qi wireless chargers. It’s also water-resistant in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
The iPhone XS, however, is slightly more water-resistant than the iPhone 8 — Apple says it can be submerged in 2 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.