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Video: From Today At Aldi: This IPhone Is Available At A Bargain Price - Get It?
There we discover the decisive difference in the small print - “refurbished” is what we read on the iPhone 8 offered. This is then explained in even smaller, barely legible fonts. Be honest: something smells like a trap. The term in question is used equipment that has been put through its paces and, if necessary, refreshed with suitable, original spare parts.
All this under the direction of the Aldi house and court supplier Medion. They also give a 2-year guarantee. This is at least a positive thing, because used machines are usually only guaranteed for 1 year. So if you have a problem with the devices, you can contact Medion or Aldi, Apple itself as the manufacturer is not involved with these devices. Aldi previously offered such used iPhones - we reported.
In view of the fact that it is a completely overhauled product, the price now has to be reassessed. Comparable and also completely refurbished iPhone 8, for example, is available from Amazon for around 300 euros, but then only with a one-year guarantee. Ergo: The two-year guarantee must be worth the huge surcharge. After all, Aldi also offers the Aldi Talk Starter Set (prepaid card) worth 10 euros.
And so the iPhone 8 convinced us in the test:
iPhone 8 in the test
Is an iPhone 8 still worth it in 2020?
Apart from the somewhat questionable pricing at Aldi: is the iPhone 8 useful? Until the launch of the new iPhone SE this spring, Apple even had it on offer, but it was introduced in 2017. Nevertheless, it still meets most requirements today and will continue to be updated by Apple in the coming years. Charging is possible wirelessly, a home button and Touch ID (fingerprint sensor) are available.
However, if you need something more promising for the future, you should probably go for the new iPhone SE (466.92 euros at Amazon) - quasi an improved iPhone 8 with the processor of the current iPhone 11. This iPhone should be provided with software updates even longer become.