The iPhone 8 launched in 2017 alongside two other iPhones: the X and the 8 Plus models. But it was the iPhone 8 that kept the classic look and feel of Apple's phones before it - only this time around, its specs had been given a nice bump.
Best iPhone 8 deals by network
The iPhone 8's a great smartphone and bears up well in comparison with a lot of newer, more expensive phones. But if you're in the market for one, you still want to get the most for your money.
To help you do just that, here's a breakdown of what some of the major networks offer when you buy an iPhone 8 on a monthly contract.
iPhone 8 deals on O2
O2 iPhone 8 contracts offer freebies and money-promos with the O2 Rewards incentive scheme, as well as inclusive roaming in O2's Europe Zone.
O2 picked up the award for Best Network Performance at the Mobile News Awards 2019, so you'll get good coverage and speeds too.
Keen to know more? Read our O2 network review.
iPhone 8 deals on EE
EE is frequently named the UK's fastest network. Its plans include Swappable Benefits, which let you add a different add-on each month, such as a subscription to the BT Sport App or a Video Data Pass that means you won't use any data when you're streaming video.
Sign up for an EE iPhone 8 deal and you'll get inclusive roaming in 48 European locations. And if you add EE home broadband to your bundle, you'll get a free data boost of 20GB per month.
Take a closer look at what's on offer with our EE network review.
iPhone 8 deals on Vodafone
Pair the iPhone 8 with a Vodafone Red Entertainment contract and you can choose from a 24-month subscription to Amazon Prime Video, Sky Sports Mobile TV or Spotify Premium to enjoy on your phone or tablet. Alternatively, there's the option of a Now TV Entertainment Pass.
So what else has Vodafone got to offer? Read our Vodafone network review.
iPhone 8 deals on Three
Three iPhone 8 deals include use of its Go Roam Around the World roaming scheme, which covers 71 locations around the world.
Customers on select contracts also benefit from the Go Binge scheme, which offers zero-data streaming on Netflix, Apple Music and more.
Like the sound of Three? See what else it's got to offer with our Three network review
Cheapest iPhone 8 deals this week
There are plenty of great value iPhone 8 deals out there, but make sure you find one that still gives you everything you need from your plan - such as a high enough data allowance, or a network you like.
You can do this with our comparison tool. Be sure to sort by cost to see which ones offer what you want at the cheapest price, or filter by cost to see just the deals in your budget.
There are a few other cost-cutting measures you can try:
- Pick a lower storage size - the 64GB model is significantly cheaper than the 256GB one, as long as 64GB is enough space for you
- Choose a smaller, cheaper network
- Buy through one of the resellers we list, such as Mobiles.co.uk
- Get a refurbished phone
- Look for existing customer deals from your current mobile network, broadband provider, or TV service - like BT Mobile or Sky Mobile
iPhone 8 deals with no upfront cost
There are loads of pricing setups available for iPhone contracts, and iPhone 8 deals with no upfront cost are almost certainly available.
To find them, choose 'free' under the device cost setting at the side of the comparison grid. You can also sort the deals by upfront cost using the menu at the top of the page, which will show you deals with nothing or very little to pay upfront first.
iPhone 8 at a glance
- The iPhone 8 features that iconic iPhone design that we've seen since the iPhone 6 - though this iteration has a shiny glass back. Not only does it look cool, it means you can charge the phone wirelessly with a charging pad too. (Android phones which come with wireless charging include Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9.)
- On the front, you get a 4.7-inch True Tone display, which has a wide colour gamut and looks incredibly clear in all lighting thanks to Apple's clever screen tech.
- You'll also get an excellent 12MP camera with optical image stabilisation that can even shoot 4K-resolution video - and a 7MP selfie cam on the front.
- Sadly, there's no headphone jack on this generation of iPhone, though you do get Lightning-connected EarPods in the box as well as a Lightning-to-3.5mm adaptor cable.
Can I get an iPhone 8 contract with bad credit?
Before they let you sign up for a plan, most mobile networks will carry out a credit check. Of course, if you have bad credit, this can be a problem. But it doesn’t have to be - there are still plenty of deals you can sign up to.
More phones like the iPhone 8
If you like the look of the iPhone 8, you may also be interested in some similar iPhones as well. Compare all your options:
And take a look at some Android handsets with similar specs, which may even tempt the biggest of Apple fans:
iPhone 8 specs
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Size||67.3mm x 7.3mm x 138.4mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||4.7 inches|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||326 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||6 Cores Cores|
|Internal Storage||64, 128, 256|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||7 MP|