Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus saw a £100 price drop last year with the unveiling of the 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.

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.

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

Where to buy the iPhone 8 SIM-free

The most obvious place to buy the iPhone 8 SIM-free is is from Apple itself, though there are plenty of other options too.

Use our live pricing comparison tool below to see iPhone 8 SIM-free prices from various retailers in the UK right now

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You can buy the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from the retailers below at either the same price as Apple or slightly less:

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.

Refurbished iPhone 8 deals

Don't forget that you can also save when you buy a refurbished iPhone 8 (or 8 Plus). The Apple Refurbished Store is the first place to check for refurbished stock. Certified refurbished devices are thoroughly examined by Apple experts and guaranteed to work like new.

Amazon has its own refurbished line called Amazon Renew, where you can find discounted refurbished or open-boxed tech ranging from laptops, computers, tablets to cameras, TVs and of course phones. While iPhone 8 devices (or 8 Plus) are not Apple certified refurbished, they are carefully checked by Amazon's technicians and come with a 1-year supplier's warranty. You can pick up a renewed iPhone 8 from around £380 and iPhone 8 Plus for £433.

You can also find refurbished iPhone 8 at Mobiles.co.uk and Envirofone, which has the iPhone 8 for as low as £319.

Where to buy the iPhone 8 on contract right now

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

Here's a great deal we're seeing on the iPhone 8 right now:

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 or from the following resellers:

As with the iPhone 8 above you can use our live pricing comparison tool to see iPhone 8 Plus SIM-free prices too

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

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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

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.