Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have now been discontinued by Apple after the introduction of the iPhone SE - on sale from Friday 24 April.

Before the introduction of the iPhone SE the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus had seen a price drop following the unveiling of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max at the September 2019 Apple Event. Prior to the introduction of the iPhone SE 2020 the iPhone 8 cost from £479 and the iPhone 8 Plus was £579. The new iPhone SE starts at £419 meaning the newer phone (with a better processor) is even cheaper than the iPhone 8 was!

With that in mind should you buy an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Well the answer to that question depends on what the price is. If the iPhone 8 you are considering is being sold for more than £400 we'd strongly advise you to look at the iPhone SE - it's a much better iPhone with a low price (although not as low here in the UK). It's not so simple when it comes to the iPhone 8 Plus - if you want a big screen and a Home Button and you can find an iPhone 8 Plus at a good price then it might be worth buying. Read more about how the iPhone 8 compares to the iPhone SE here.

If it's the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus you are looking for you've come to the right place though. We’ve scoured the web to find the best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus deals and contracts to help you decide where to buy. We're finding that with the Coronavirus Lockdown happening the deals aren't quite as good as they have been in the past, but there are still some good deals to be had if you shop around.

If you want to look at some iPhone SE deals visit this article: Best iPhone SE deals.

iPhone 8 & 8 Plus best deals

Read on to find out how you can identify the best deals for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but here's an overview of the iPhone 8 deals available right now.

Note that we are finding that many contract deals for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now out-of-stock following the introduction of the iPhone SE. We have also seen the total cost of those deals that are still available has risen compared to what they were at the beginning of April.

Here's the best deal we've found for iPhone 8:

  • iPhone 8 64GB, iD
    £122.99 upfront, £29.99 a month for 24 months, 5GB Data, unlimited minutes & texts. Total cost £842.75. Get the deal from e2save here.

And the best iPhone 8 Plus deal:

  • iPhone 8 Plus, 64GB, EE
    £149.99 upfront, £28 a month for 24 months, 16GB Data, unlimited minutes & texts. Total cost £821.99. Get the deal from Fonehouse here. (You need to scroll down the page to find the deal).

Read on for more deals. Also: Make sure you check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals.

How much does the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cost?

The first thing you need to know before you decide to buy is how much the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus should cost. Apple reduced the price of all the iPhone 8 models in September 2019, then in April 2020 Apple discontinued the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus when it introduced the iPhone SE. We recommend that you keep the price (£419) of the new iPhone SE in mind when assessing whether the deal you have seen is actually a good deal. We also warn that some resellers might quote the original price of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in order to make it look like a better discount than it is!

iPhone 8 UK price

The iPhone 8 (reviewed here) was available in two capacities: 64GB and 128GB. There used to be a 256GB model, but this option is now only available at the Apple Refurbished Store (although you might find it available elsewhere - it's available for £749 on Amazon, for example.)

Prior to the introduction of the iPhone SE in April 2020 Apple sold the various configurations of iPhone 8 for:

iPhone Model New Price Original Price Total Saving
iPhone 8 - 64GB £479 £599 £120 off
iPhone 8 - 128GB (New) £529  - -
iPhone 8 - 256GB £539 (refurbished) £749 £210 off

iPhone 8 Plus UK price

Like the iPhone 8 model, the iPhone 8 Plus (reviewed here) also saw a discount in September 2019 and was then discontinued in April 2020.

Here's what the iPhone 8 Plus was sold for at launch, and then prior to being discontinued after the introduction of the iPhone SE:

iPhone Model New Price Original Price Total Saving
iPhone 8 Plus - 64GB £579 £699 £120 off
iPhone 8 Plus - 128GB (New) £629 - -
iPhone 8 Plus - 256GB £619 (refurbished) £849 £230 off

Buy the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus from Apple here.

Don't forget to buy a case for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to keep it looking pristine. You can find our pick of the best cases here.

iPhone 8 Plus

Best iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus contract deals

While it can be cheaper in the long run to buy the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus 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.

Best iPhone 8 contracts

Here's are some great deals we're seeing on the iPhone 8 right now:

iPhone 8 64GB, iD
£122.99 upfront, £29.99 a month for 24 months, 5GB Data, unlimited minutes & texts. Total cost £842.75. Get the deal from e2save here.

You can also use the price comparison tool below to find other great deals.

 

Best iPhone 8 Plus contracts

Next we've got our favourite iPhone 8 Plus contract deals to share with you:

iPhone 8 Plus, 64GB, EE
£0 upfront, £38 a month for 24 months, 50GB Data, unlimited minutes & texts. Total cost £912. Get the deal from Fonehouse here. (You need to scroll down the page to find the deal).

iPhone 8 Plus, 64GB, EE
£0 upfront, £38 a month for 24 months, 50GB Data, unlimited minutes & unlimited texts. Total cost: £912 after cashback. Get the deal from Affordable Mobiles here.

Alternatively, use our contract comparison widget below to see the best contract deals available for the iPhone 8 Plus right now.

Best iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus SIM-free deals

Below we'll take a look at the best deals on offer right now. You'll find live pricing comparison tools below that are always up-to-date.

Remember that Apple now sells the iPhone SE for £419 and that phone has a newer processor and other benefits. If the price isn't much better than that we'd recommend buying the new iPhone SE or considering another iPhone - read Best iPhone and iPhone Buying Guide.

iPhone 8 SIM-free deals

There are very few places selling the iPhone 8 now that Apple has discontinued it. Those that are selling the handset are not offering particularly good deals:

  • You can buy the 256GB iPhone 8 at Amazon for £749 - which is the price Apple sold it for before discontinuing that model.

You can use our live pricing tool below to see the best iPhone 8 SIM-free prices from various retailers in the UK right now.

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

 

iPhone 8 Plus SIM-free deals

Prior to the introduction of the iPhone SE the iPhone 8 Plus was available SIM-free from Apple for £579 (64GB) or £629 (128GB). As with the iPhone 8 very few resellers are still selling the iPhone 8.

  • Amazon used to sell the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus for £578.99 (a 1p saving on Apple's price) right now that model is listed as having "Only 1 left in stock".

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

Retailer Price Delivery  

Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

Best refurbished iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus 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, especially if you want to buy the 256GB model. 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 £263.80 from Amazon and iPhone 8 Plus for £325 (although that's now out-of-stock).

You can also find refurbished iPhone 8 at Mobiles.co.uk and Envirofone.

Where to buy an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus SIM-free

You should be able to buy the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from some of the retailers below, although now that Apple is no longer selling the handset we expect that stocks will be limited:

UK

US

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 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.