iPhone XR

Apple’s older smartphones, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and XR just got major price drops here in the Philippines.

The aggressive price of the new iPhone 11 might have prompted the abrupt and massive price cuts of the legacy iPhones. The new iPhone 11, the direct successor the last year’s iPhone XR, retails at only USD699, or around Php36,400 when directly converted to Philippine pesos (without local taxes and importation costs).


To give you an idea on how intense the prices have come down, I got the iPhone XR 128GB, my daily driver, for Php53,990 a few months ago. Now, it only retails for Php43,990. That’s Php10,000 less!

This sure is disappointing news for those who just got these older iPhones. But for those who are still planning on copping these devices, then this update is a blessing for you. You can check the new prices below, as well as their full specs list.

* Prices are from Apple’s official Philippine website


iPhone XR

64GB — Php40,990 (from Php50,990)

128GB — Php43,990 (from Php53,99)

iPhone XR Specs

  • iOS 12
  • Dual SIM
  • 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display, 1792 x 828 pixel resolution, ~326ppi
  • True Tone display, P3 color gamut
  • A12 Bionic chip, Next-Gen Neural Engine
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage, non-expandable
  • 7-megapixel front camera, f/2.2, TrueDepth camera system
  • Animoji, Memoji
  • 12-megapixel primary camera, f/1.8, OIS, quad-LED flash
  • Portrait Mode, Depth Control, Portrait Lighting
  • 4K, Stereo Audio recording
  • 120fps/240fps slow-mo 1080p video recording
  • Face ID
  • Stereo speakers
  • IP67 water and dust resistant
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
  • NFC
  • Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 194g
  • Colors: Black, White, Coral, Blue, Yellow, Product Red
  • Talk time: 25 hours, Video playback: 16 hours, Qi wireless charger compatible

See also: iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max announced


iPhone 8

64GB — Php30,990 (from Php39,490)

128GB — Php33,990

iPhone 8 Plus

64GB — Php36,990 (from Php45,990)

128GB — Php39,990

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Specs

  • 4.7-inch IPS Retina HD display, 1334 x 750 resolution, ~326ppi (iPhone 8)
  • 5.5-inch IPS Retina HD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, ~401ppi (iPhone 8 Plus)
  • TrueTone display, Wide color gamut (P3), 3D Touch
  • A11 Bionic chip, 64-bit, Neural Engine
  • M11 motion coprocessor
  • 7MP front camera, f/2.2
  • 12MP rear camera, f/1.8 (iPhone 8)
  • 12MP (wide-angle, f/1.8) + 12MP (telephoto, f/1.8) dual rear cameras (iPhone 8 Plus)
  • OIS, Quad-LED flash
  • 4k @ 60fps, 1080p @ 30fps/60fps/120fps/240fps
  • 64GB/256GB internal storage
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • IP67 splash, water, and dust resistant
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
  • Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm (iPhone 8), 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm (iPhone 8 Plus)
  • Weight: 148g (iPhone 8), 202g (iPhone 8 Plus)
  • Gold, Silver, Space Gray
  • Wireless charging, Qi compatible
  • Talk time: 14 hours, Video playback: 13 hours (iPhone 8)
  • Talk time: 21 hours, Video playback: 14 hours (iPhone 8 Plus)

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