The best iPhone 8 deals in February 2018

 techradar.com  2/7/2018 7:00:31 AM  67  Adam Marshall

Black Friday and the January sales were a heady and exciting time for folk looking to pick up an iPhone 8 deal. Prices dropped so far that they were pretty much undercutting the iPhone X by almost half! If you wanted one of the latest iPhones without paying silly money, then the iPhone 8 was the Apple handset to go for.

The bargain basement iPhone 8 prices have, of course, now come to an end.. Maybe we'll see another drop when the Samsung Galaxy S9 is announced at the end of February, but for now you'll find the cheapest deals here. You can save yourself lots of money by using TechRadar's price comparison tool on this very page, and the iPhone 8 is still waaaaaay more affordable than the X.

To make it even easier, we've picked out specific recommendations  further down the page so you can easily locate the most attractive deals at different data points, networks and budgets.

See also: iPhone X deals | iPhone 8 Plus deals | iPhone 8 SIM free / Unlocked | Samsung Galaxy S8 deals | Best mobile phone deals

  • Save £10 on the upfront cost of any iPhone 8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk by using the voucher code 10OFF at the checkout!

Filter and compare all of the iPhone 8 deals available in the UK:

The best iPhone 8 deals you can buy in the UK today:

When the iPhone 8 hit the shelves, we were doing everything possible to prepare people that they were going to have to spend big to get the 2017 Apple iPhone. But as you'll see, you can already get this brilliant iPhone for less than £1000 over the two years and there are some fantastic deals to be snapped up...

iPhone 8 64GB | £175 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 3GB data | £29pm
Yes! It's back. O2's sub-£30 per month iPhone 8 tariff is back on the shelves at Mobiles.co.uk. It's the very cheapest way you can own the iPhone 8 on contract right now (with out paying more than £200 upfront), slipping under the £900-mark thanks to our exclusive 10OFF code. And did we mention those monthly payments...? Total cost over 24 months is £871

View this iPhone 8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | £100 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 15GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £37.99pm
If you want to jump on to the UK's fastest 4G network, we don't actually see much point in faffing around with lower data deals. It only costs a little bit more to escalate things massively up to this 15GB tariff, which is an extremely healthy amount of data to play with. We like that the monthlies are coming in under £40 and there's a tenner off the upfront fee with our exclusive code. Total cost over 24 months is £1011.76

View this iPhone 8 deal from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | FREE upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £42pm
The iPhone 8 generally costs a fat wad of money upfront - but not with this deal, no sirree. In fact, you won't have to pay a penny when you sign up with this Mobile Phones Direct tariff. From there it's £42 a month, which isn't outrageous. Especially when you consider the healthy amount of data that you can use each month. Total cost over 24 months is £1008

View this iPhone 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone 8 64GB | £9.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £43pm
For an extra £1 a month than Three's cheapest 8GB tariff, you can escalate the data on the iPhone 8 all the way up to a mighty 30GB. That's should pretty much cater with all your streaming and surfing needs each month. You only have to part with a tenner at the outset, too, and then £43 bills doesn't seem horrendous considering what else is on offer. Total cost over 24 months is £1041.99

View this iPhone 8 deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 8 deals: how much does the phone cost?

The SIM-free price of the new iPhone 8 is £699. That's £100 more than the iPhone 7 cost when it launched in the UK 12 months ago, so while this is not the iPhone X, nor is it what you'd call a cheap alternative. To get the phone on a 24 month contract you'll obviously have to pay a fair whack more than that, so depending on which tariff suits you best you may or may not be better off buying SIM free with a SIM only deal.

iPhone 8 review in brief

Screen size: 4.7-inches | Resolution: 750 x 1334 | Rear camera: 12MP | Weight: 148g | OS: iOS 11 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 64GB/256GB | External storage: No | Battery: 1821mAh

Better screen than iPhone 7

New gold colour is handsome

It's expensive

Same old design

Don't expect a revolution with the iPhone 8. It's essentially a tweaked iPhone 7 with a few enhancements and one or two upgrades. For that reason we wouldn't particularly recommend this phone to anyone with an iPhone 7 - but for those with older phones this could make a timely upgrade if the price of the iPhone X makes you want to weep.

Read TechRadar's full iPhone 8 review

Now let's break down the best iPhone 8 deals by network...

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Best iPhone 8 deals on EE this month

iPhone 8 64GB | £100 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 15GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £37.99pm
If you want to jump on to the UK's fastest 4G network, we don't actually see much point in faffing around with lower data deals. It only costs a little bit more to escalate things massively up to this 15GB tariff, which is an extremely healthy amount of data to play with. We like that the monthlies are coming in under £40 and there's a tenner off the upfront fee with our exclusive code. Total cost over 24 months is £1011.76

View this iPhone 8 deal from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | FREE upfront | 25GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £47.99pm
This may be an extra £10 a month, but this is an iPhone 8 deal worth considering if need to eek even more data out for streaming and downloading. As an added bonus, you don't have to pay a single penny upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1151.76

View this iPhone 8 deal from Mobiles.co.uk

Best iPhone 8 deals on O2 this month

iPhone 8 64GB | £175 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 3GB data | £29pm
Yes! It's back. O2's sub-£30 per month iPhone 8 tariff is back on the shelves at Mobiles.co.uk. It's the very cheapest way you can own the iPhone 8 on contract right now (with out paying more than £200 upfront), slipping under the £900-mark thanks to our exclusive 10OFF code. And did we mention those monthly payments...? Total cost over 24 months is £871

View this iPhone 8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | £160 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 10GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £35 per month
This brand new tariff from Mobiles.co.uk is probably one of the best value iPhone 8 deals on the market at the moment - especially if you implement our exclusive 10OFF discount code to save a tenner at the start. You get stacks more data than the cheapest tariffs out there but for not much more over the two years. Pretty good value. Total cost over 24 months is £1000

View this iPhone 8 deal from Mobiles.co.uk

Best iPhone 8 deals on Vodafone this month

iPhone 8 64GB | £99.99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £36pm
This is currently the cheapest way to get the iPhone 8 on Vodafone, but that doesn't mean it's the best value. You only get 1GB of data for your money, which doesn't last long if you're on Spotify or Google Maps away from the Wi-Fi a lot. Total cost over 24 months is £963.99

View this iPhone 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone 8 64GB | FREE upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £42pm
The iPhone 8 generally costs a fat wad of money upfront - but not with this deal, no sirree. In fact, you won't have to pay a penny when you sign up with this Mobile Phones Direct tariff. From there it's £42 a month, which isn't outrageous. Especially when you consider the healthy amount of data that you can use each month. Total cost over 24 months is £1008

View this iPhone 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone 8 256GB | £187.99 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £42pm
The iPhone 8 starts with 64GB instead of the the 32GB of the iPhone 7, but that's still not going to be enough room for the tunes, snaps and videos some people will want to store on their phone. This Vodafone deal is one of the cheapest ways you can currently get the model with more memory - and the monthly bills recently fell by a couple of quid. Total cost over 24 months is £1195.99

View this deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Best iPhone 8 deals on Three this month

iPhone 8 64GB | £24.99 upfront | 8GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £42pm
If the Three network's Go Roam and Go Binge benefits have piqued your interest, then this is as affordable as it comes on the iPhone 8. It's a rather good tariff, considering you get a healthy 8GB of data in there. Total cost over 24 months is £1032.99

View this deal at Buymobiles

iPhone 8 64GB | £9.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £43pm
For an extra £1 a month than Three's cheapest 8GB tariff, you can escalate the data on the iPhone 8 all the way up to a mighty 30GB. That's should pretty much cater with all your streaming and surfing needs each month. You only have to part with a tenner at the outset, too, and then £43 bills doesn't seem horrendous considering what else is on offer. Total cost over 24 months is £1041.99

View this iPhone 8 deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 8 256GB | £81.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £56pm
This is for people who mean serious business; for those who really want to have their cake and eat it. A Three tariff that provides a massive 30GB of data per month, for Apple's MASSIVE 256GB iPhone 8. It's obviously a lot of cash, so do ensure that you really need all this data and memory. Total cost over 24 months is £1425.99

View this deal at Affordable Mobiles

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