iPhone 8 in the pocket

I thought I had to share the fact that I have the iPhone 8 in the pocket! Every two year, I buy myself a new phone. I’m an apple addict to be honest. I wished I could buy a new Iphone every year, but that’s a bit too expensive in my opinion.

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iPhone 8 or iPhone X

This time, it wasn’t so easy for me to decide which new iPhone I wanted. I saw the iPhone 8 on but I know there will be two new iPhones this autumn… The iPhone 8 and the iPhone X (ten). I’ve been comparing them a bit, but there were two reasons why I chose the iPhone 8.

1. The iPhone 8 was released earlier and I didn’t want to wait any longer for a new phone.
2. The iPhone X is way more expensive than the iPhone 8. I could buy a (cheap) car for that amount of money haha! Because of that I live in Sweden, the phone is even more expensive than the rest of Europe.


The final decision to buy the iPhone 8 was made and now I had to choose which colour iPhone I wanted. I always have the white version. This time the white version has a golden (looks more pink to me…) backside. The black version has a silver backside of the phone. I chose to stick with the fresh white colour and the pinkish gold looks just fine!


The glass of the new iPhone 8 is much stronger this time. The whole phone is made of this hard glass, front- and backside of the phone. With the little one here, it’s a safer feeling to have a phone that breaks less easy. I always break the glass of the screen of my iPhones.
I had however no plans to give our son my new phone in hands, but once he starts crawling or walking, it could be a risk.


With all the photo’s and video’s I’m taking from him, I chose the 64GB version again. And I have everything backed-up automatically on my iCloud. Whenever I have Wifi, my phone backs everything up automatically. This is really important when you don’t want to loose photo’s of a newborn or other important things on your phone. I’ve heard stories about losing important files from the phone because it was stolen for example.
Always do the software update right away, since the iPhone can get a bit ‘cranky’ (read: doesn’t work proper) when you forget to do the updates. I always remind my mom to do this haha, she forgets it otherwise.

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I am super happy with my new phone, pretty strange actually, how I can hardly live without that thing! I use it everyday, all day long. However, when I’m having quality time with my family or friends, I know how to switch it off too 😉

Which phone do you have? 

Would you rather buy the iPhone 8, X or no iPhone at all? 

Call you later,


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  • Reply
    21 October 2017 at 12:08

    Oeh wauw, super gaaf ! Ziet er mooi uit.

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    21 October 2017 at 12:09

    Such a great review! This will really help people in search for a good phone!
    I have a samsung (would love an iPhone but it’s just too expensive, I can’t give my money to it).
    But I’m happy with my phone as well 😀 xx

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      21 October 2017 at 12:23

      Oh which samsung do you have then? 🙂

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    21 October 2017 at 12:39

    Ik heb ook een roze iPhone 8. Ben er heel tevreden van, maar de prijs was jammer genoeg wel even slikken.

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    21 October 2017 at 12:40

    I also love the Iphones!! They are so easy to use and understandable for everyone. I used to have Iphones… but I switched to a Chinese Android phone… I know right –> crazy!!! But i was so tired of paying so much money for my phone! I just wanted to try if I could be as happy with a chinese knock off phone from Ali Express as I was with my Iphone. I have the LeEco le Max 2 in Rosé Gold. And eventhough it is no Iphone and I had to get used to the Android OS… I am really happy with my phone. Good value for Money!! I bought mine in february this year for €250 including transport costs. So when I am tired of it I can always buy another or switch back to an Iphone. it was no waste of money 🙂

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    21 October 2017 at 12:47

    Prachtige telefoon! Ik heb een Samsung. Goede prijs voor een telefoon. De iPhone is me iets te duur haha.

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    nicole orriens
    21 October 2017 at 13:46

    Ik heb een iPhone6 die ik refurbished kocht. Jouw nieuwe iphone is prachtig!

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    nicole orriens
    21 October 2017 at 13:51

    Ik heb over deze iPhone 8 gelezen, en ook over de prijs…. Maar hij is het vast wel waard.

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    21 October 2017 at 14:42

    ik vind hem veel te duur. ik hou het daarom bij mijn Samsung

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    21 October 2017 at 14:45

    Ja, hij’s wel mooi… Maar ben geswitched van Apple naar Samsung 2 jaar geleden dus mag nu van mezelf niet nog een keer switchen, haha! Vind Android wel veel fijner dan iOS. Maar. Hij is mooi!

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    21 October 2017 at 16:55

    Ik heb de 6S, maar kijk er al enorm naar uit om een nieuwe model te mogen uitzoeken

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    Jasmin N
    21 October 2017 at 18:52

    My hubby is planning to buy iPhone X & it’s available to pre-order next Friday here haha. 8 looks gorgeous though!

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    21 October 2017 at 19:10

    Ben eerlijk gezegd geen fan van Apple. Maar dijn voor je dat je er zo blij mee bent.

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    Renata Feyen
    21 October 2017 at 22:26

    Dat ziet er wel echt super vrouwelijk uit en elegant – mooi zeg 🙂

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    Sonja Josipovic
    21 October 2017 at 23:32

    Great review! I also love the Iphones!!

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    Tadeja Umek
    22 October 2017 at 09:43

    Congrats on your new phone! 🙂 I have a Huawei one – they are way less expensive and they are amazing for photography.


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    22 October 2017 at 10:34

    Oehhh deze telefoon lijkt mij zo mooi en fijn! Ik heb op dit moment een Huawei p10 en daar ben ik ook heel tevreden over.

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    22 October 2017 at 13:31

    Hij is mooiii! Ik heb zelf ook een Iphone, maar dan de 7 in het rosé goud. Ben er ontzettend blij mee en ga ook denk ik nooit meer weg bij Iphone.

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    22 October 2017 at 15:45

    Prachtig is die en ook ik kan niet zonder mijn telefoon. Daarvoor is een goede investering ook niet verkeerd Ik hoop dat er geen bugs uitkomen bij langer gebruik. Hij is prachtig

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    23 October 2017 at 07:15

    Oh wow, congrats on a good choice Sabine! 🙂 I’m having a crisis between 8+ and X! I’m sure that I’ll take either because of the cameras. In 8+ I love the golden color but on the other hand I’d love to have X with even better cameras and all new design. If X would come in gold this would a no-brainer but now I have to wait seeing X live before I can do my decision.

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    23 October 2017 at 09:20

    Veel plezier er mee. Ik vind hem stiekem toch wel erg mooi helaas de prijs ook

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    23 October 2017 at 09:59

    Such a great presentation and so detailed. I would love to have an iPhone, but for now i am only having Samsung, more affordable versions.

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    23 October 2017 at 10:53

    Hier ook een Apple addict! Ik zou ook sneller gaan voor iPhone 8. Vooral voor het prijsverschil, iPhone X is me echt te duur! Wel goed dat je het zo vergeleken hebt met elkaar 🙂

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    23 October 2017 at 16:13

    Great post! I’ve been contemplating which one to get between the two…not sure which I’d prefer.

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    23 October 2017 at 22:54

    Well, Apple is so not my thing. I am a Samsung junky. But, I am due to a new smart 😉 phone now, as my 24 month-contract is fulfilled. So, I will need to pay attention to the GBites. Remember 64 GB! I love that iCloud option, that is really smart. The case is beautiful, I guess my new smart Samsung won’t fit?!

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    David Elliott
    24 October 2017 at 06:24

    I definitely will be getting another iPhone but I don’t think I am going to get the 8. I will wait for another iteration. Although I really am curious about the new smartphones that are supposed to be bendable. I will be curious to see how those work when they finally come out.

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    Dyonne Bakker
    24 October 2017 at 14:49

    I love the iPhone 8. It looks so good! The iPhone X is my favourite, but that’s too much money for me haha.

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    24 October 2017 at 16:51

    I wish I could buy the iPhone8. Unfortunately, due to financial circumstances, I have to stick to my dearest iPhone5S which I received as a birthday gift last year. Of course, not unfortunately as I am really very happy with this phone. But hearing and seeing the perks of the newest iPhone, I find myself being a tiny bit jealous 🙂 Love the white with gold (pinkish)

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    25 October 2017 at 08:21

    Ik ben al een hele tijd geleden van iPhone afgestapt, gewoon omdat er zoveel betere alternatieven zijn bij Android voor een veel mindere prijs. iPhone is goed, maar daarom niet beter dan andere merken, daar ben ik nu wel zeker van! Ik bestelde deze week een Xiaomi voor nog geen 200 euro, perfecte specs & hoog gerated in andere landen! Benieuwd naar!

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    25 October 2017 at 08:59

    Ik heb juist de 7 gekocht voor mijn werk, de 8 of x was me net te duur. Ook is het mijn eerste apple phone dus ik was benieuwd naar de kwaliteit.

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    25 October 2017 at 09:39

    Heel mooi! Zelf hoef ik nooit het nieuwste van het nieuwste te hebben met dit soort dingen. Ik heb zelf een Samsung en die vind ik prima. Ik besteed liever mijn geld aan iets waar ik ook echt wat aan heb 🙂

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    mieke | mieksmind
    25 October 2017 at 14:29

    oeh jaloers die wil ik ook wel maar is me wat te duur. ik heb nu de iPhone SE in rosé goud en die vind ik ook fijn

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    25 October 2017 at 14:37

    Ik wilde deze ook graag maar moest mijne helaas vervroegd verlengen omdat andere kapot was

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    21 December 2017 at 17:33

    Oooooh. My dream)) I wish to have Iphone8))

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