Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus saw a price drop following the unveiling of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max at the September 2019 Apple Event. Apple's discount on the handsets is great news, but should you be buy the phones direct from Apple or can you get a better deal elsewhere?

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.

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

Apple reduced the price of the iPhone 8 models in September 2019, so we recommend that you keep these new prices in mind when assessing whether the deal you have seen is actually a good deal. Some resellers might quote the old price to make it look like a better discount than it is!

iPhone 8 UK price

The iPhone 8 (reviewed here) is 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 if you buy from Apple directly (although you might find it available elsewhere).

Below you will find the current Apple pricing for the various configurations of iPhone 8.

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 as with the iPhone 8, now the 256GB model is only available from the Apple Refurbished Store if you want to buy from Apple directly.

You can compare the original price to the new prices below:

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

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.

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.

iPhone 8 SIM-free deals

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

For example, you can pick an iPhone 8 up from Laptops Direct for £479 (64GB), Carphone Warehouse for £529 (128GB), and Amazon for £629 (256GB).

You can 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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iPhone 8 Plus SIM-free deals

As with the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus is available SIM-free from Apple or you could look to other resellers for deals.

For example, a new iPhone 8 Plus with 256GB storage costs £724.98 on Amazon (although we've seen it there for £629).

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

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

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

You can buy the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from the retailers below:

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.

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 directly from Apple. 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 £390 and iPhone 8 Plus for £459.99.

You can also find refurbished iPhone 8 at Mobiles.co.uk and Envirofone, which has the iPhone 8 for as low as £327.24.

Also see refurbished iPhone deals from MeResell below:

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

You can also use the price comparison tool below to find a great deal.

Best iPhone 8 Plus contracts

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.

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