iPhone 8, 8S & X Now Available For Pre-order. Here’s What You Need

With the launch of Apple’s big three, iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, people have been asking around for information and searching for the retail prices.

So far the primary reactions have been ‘Wah, Augmented Reality and Facial recognition? Cool!’ and ‘*** $1.6k? I can go eat grass for a month already!’

But there’s one thing you’re forgetting: contract prices. And seeing how all the telcos in Singapore will be scrambling to outpitch each other, you will need some help in that regard.

Don’t worry; here at Goody Feed, we’ve got your back.

iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X

If you need a refresher course on the exact differentiation between all three prototypes, we’re your guy.

The iPhone 8 has got a 4.7-inch screen, single rear camera, augmented reality capabilities and wireless charging.

The iPhone 8 Plus got a 5.5-inch screen, rear-dual camera, augmented reality capabilities and wireless charging.

The iPhone X got a 5.8-inch screen, rear-dual camera, augmented reality capabilities, wireless charging, a 3D camera that enables facial recognition (to unlock your phone) and Animojis (faces of characters that move like you do).

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available on September 22, with prices commencing from $1,148 (64 GB, without contract) for iPhone 8 and from $1,308 (64 GB, without contract) for iPhone 8 Plus. Pre-orders start from September 15.

The iPhone X will be available on November 3 in Singapore, with prices starting from $1,648 (64 GB, without contract) to $1,888 (256 GB, without contract). You can start pre-ordering from Oct 27.

Simply put, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will arrive much earlier than the iPhone X.

Starhub, M1 and Singtel

They have all launched a website dedicated specifically to the new iPhone editions.

Fast work, guys. No wonder you’re the largest telcos in Singapore.

Starhub: http://www.starhub.com/microsite/apple/iphone/iphone-8.html

M1: https://www.m1.com.sg/iphone?icn=postpaid-apple&ici=home-ip8-coming-soon#iPhone8

Singtel: https://iphonelaunch.singtel.com/

Which Telco to pick from?

I’m just going to assume that you’re the lost kid in town, with absolutely no idea which home to go to: Starhub, Singtel or M1.

Well, allow me, the friendly van guy with a lollipop in my hand, to guide you there.

Currently, only StarHub has released the price on how much iPhone 8 will cost with a plan, while the other telcos just wanted you to “express interest”.

So based on agar agar, I will be doing a valuation based on the previous versions, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Singtel:

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M1:

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Starhub:

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If I disregard factors like combo plans, specific incentive-based plans and connectivity, it would look like this.

M1                             Starhub                             Singtel

iPhone 7

32GB:                 $700                             $561                                $657

128GB:                $855                            $716                                 $812

256GB:                 $1,000                         $871                                $967

iPhone 7 Plus

32GB:                  $880                             $742                                 $839

128GB:                $1,035                           $898                                $994

256GB:                $1,185                           $1047                               $1,144

If you look at it this way, Starhub actually offers the cheapest options on the market. M1, on the other hand’s practically baying for your blood.

But keep in mind that this chart does not take into account certain factors (that might be important).

Most importantly, M1 has an unlimited data plan, which doesn’t come with a discounted phone, that will make your data-hungry iPhone full…forever.

But for that kind of bill (which is $98 per month), you can get a 64GB iPhone 8 at $85 (with a bill of $108 per month).

Consensus

As always, we got to wait for the pricing plans to come out before we can decide. If previous plans were to be believed, however, Starhub might be your best bet if your wallet’s going to break after the purchase.

For the loyalists, just stick to whichever Telco you’ve been using.

After all, there are unlimited data during the weekends.

OR you can just whack the phone without signing a contract, and opt for the M1 unlimited data plan (do remember: that’s only for one year).

It will just cause your wallet to erupt in fire.

No biggie. #famouslastwords

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Zhi Hao

Zhi Hao

Just your average Singaporean guy who tends to write aimlessly, work out inefficiently and sleep soundlessly.
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