Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has just seen a £120 price drop following the unveiling of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max at this year's Apple Special Event, held on 10 September 2019 – but should you buy the phones 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 128GB. You could previously find a 256GB model, but this option is now only available at the Apple Refurbished Store if you buy from Apple directly. We've broken down the discounts across the configurations below:

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 £749 off

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

How much does the iPhone 8 Plus cost?

Like the iPhone 8 model, the iPhone 8 Plus has also seen a £120 discount, with the 256GB model now 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

If you don't want to buy refurbished, a new iPhone 8 Plus with 256GB storage now costs £629 on Amazon, which is lower than John Lewis's £729.

Best 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.

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:

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.

Best 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, 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 contract deals

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.

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.

iPhone 8 Plus

Best iPhone 8 Plus SIM-free deals

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 pricing comparison tool to see iPhone 8 Plus SIM-free prices too.

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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.

Best iPhone 8 Plus contract deals

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