Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have seen a £100 price drop since the unveiling of the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, but should you buy them direct from Apple or can you get a better deal elsewhere? We’ve scoured the web to find all of the best iPhone 8 deals and contracts, to help you decide where to buy.
How much does the iPhone 8 cost?
The iPhone 8 is available in two capacities: 64GB and 256GB.
- 64GB SIM-free costs £599.
- 256GB SIM-free costs £749.
How much does the iPhone 8 Plus cost?
The iPhone 8 Plus is also available in the same two capacities:
- 64GB SIM-free costs £699
- 256GB SIM-free costs £849
The most obvious place to buy the iPhone 8 SIM-free is from Apple itself. You can find the iPhone 8 available to buy now from Apple.
Carphone Warehouse Black Tag event
Carphone Warehouse has its Black Tag sale on now before Black Friday officially arrives. Save £40 on the iPhone 8 when you buy SIM-free.
You can also buy the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from the retailers below at either the same price as Apple or slightly less. We've highlighted the discounts we're seeing at the moment:
- KRCS (£587 for iPhone 8 64GB & £734 for iPhone 8 256GB model)
- Mobile Phones Direct
- Carphone Warehouse
All of these retailers should stock the three main colours - black, silver, and space grey - along with the special edition (PRODUCT)RED version of the phone, which is available in the same prices and capacities, but some of the proceeds go towards the fight against AIDS.
If you're buying the iPhone 8 SIM-free, it's well worth checking out our round-up of the best SIM-only deals over on our sister site Tech Advisor.
Where to buy the iPhone 8 on contract this Black Friday
While it can be cheaper in the long run to buy the iPhone 8 SIM-free, that's a lot of cash to splash in one go so many will prefer signing up for a contract. We've got the best contract deals to share with you right here, including our pick of the top three.
Top iPhone 8 contracts
The best plan we're seeing now is from Vodafone, available through Mobile Phones Direct:
- Vodafone, 30GB data, unlimited texts and minutes, £36 per month. Available from Mobile Phones Direct here.
- EE, 45GB of data, unlimited texts and minutes, £41.96 with £25 guaranteed cashback. Available from BuyMobiles.net
iPhone 8 contracts price comparison
You can use the sliders and menus in our price comparison tool below (click here if you can't see it) to tailor the results to your needs.
Choose how many minutes you need, how much data you're after, and how much you're willing to pay upfront.
You can also choose between the 64GB and 256GB model. If you already know which you'd like, you can click "Show more Apple iPhone 8 [capacity] offers" to see a much longer list of deals.
Where to buy the iPhone 8 Plus SIM-free
As with the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus is available SIM-free from Apple (click here) or from the following resellers:
Like offers on the iPhone 8, Carphone Warehouse's Black Tag event also has £40 off the iPhone 8 Plus when you buy SIM-free.
Without a SIM for your iPhone 8 Plus, it's worth checking out our round-up of the best SIM-only deals over on our sister site Tech Advisor.
Where to buy the iPhone 8 Plus on contract
We've got our favourite iPhone 8 Plus contract deals to share with you, followed by our comparison tool for the iPhone 8 Plus to help you find the contract that perfectly suits your needs and your budget.
Top iPhone 8 Plus contracts
- O2: 30GB data, unlimited texts and minutes, £42 per month, no upfront cost. Available from Mobile Phones Direct here.
- EE, 50GB data, unlimited texts and minutes, £48 per month, no upfront cost. Available from from Buymobiles.net
Use the sliders and menus in our contract comparison widget below (click here if you can't see it) to tailor the results to your needs. You can also choose between the 64GB and 256GB model, and click "Show more Apple iPhone 8 Plus [capacity] offers" to see a much longer list of deals for the model you'd prefer.
Don't forget to buy a case for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, too. You can find our pick of the best cases here.