iStore has announced the pricing of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in South Africa, with the devices starting at R13,499 and R15,499 respectively.
The new iPhone will launch on 20 October, available in silver, space grey, and gold.
Apple’s smartphones are set to compete against the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, with both sets of devices delivering high-end performance and features.
The major difference between the phones is their operating systems – iOS and Android – and is likely to be the deciding factor for most buyers.
The table below summarises the specifications and pricing of the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 models in South Africa.
Only 64GB versions of the Galaxy S8 are available in South Africa – currently on special at Takealot and Raru.
|Specifications||iPhone 8||iPhone 8 Plus||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8+|
|Dimensions||138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm||158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm||148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm||159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm|
|OS||iOS 11||iOS 11||Android 7||Android 7|
|Display||4.7″ 750 x 1,334||5.5″ 1,080 x 1,920||5.8″ 1,440 x 2,960||6.2″ 1,440 x 2,960|
|Rear camera||12MP||Dual 12MP||12MP Dual Pixel||12MP Dual Pixel|
|Storage||64GB / 256GB||64GB / 256GB||64GB||64GB|
|Processor||A11 Bionic||A11 Bionic||Exynos 8895 Octa-core||Exynos 8895 Octa-core|
|Battery||“Up to 12 hours Internet use”||“Up to 13 hours Internet use”||3,000mAh||3,500mAh|
|Network||LTE-A Cat. 16 (4CA)*||LTE-A Cat. 16 (4CA)*||LTE Cat. 16 (5CA)||LTE Cat. 16 (5CA)|
|Biometrics||Touch ID||Touch ID||Iris, face, fingerprint||Iris, face, fingerprint|
|Price||R13,499 (64GB) / R16,499 (256GB)||R15,499 (64GB) / R18,499 (256GB)||R12,999||R14,149|
|* Certain iPhone specifcations are from unofficial sources.|
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S8