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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.

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Best iPhone 8 deals by network

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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. Filter the deals down using the steps above, and 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, which will show you deals with nothing or very little to pay upfront first.

iPhone 8 at a glance

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  • 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.

Refurbished iPhone 8 deals

A refurbished iPhone 8 is one that's been returned by a customer, for whatever reason. It could be because of a fault or just that the customer changed their mind.

Why ever it was returned, a refurbished iPhone 8 will have been thoroughly checked and will be in good working order. Best of all, they're often as much as £10 per month cheaper than buying the same phone as new.

iPhone 8 refurbished contracts

You can, of course, get the iPhone 8 SIM-free. But there are refurbished iPhone 8 contracts too, with monthly allowances to suit most users and pockets.

iPhone 8 certified refurbished deals

A term used by manufacturers, 'certified refurbished' simply means that the refurbished phone has been checked over and found to meet certain standards to be resold.

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 specifications

General
Manufacturer Apple
Operating System iOS
Release Date 04/09/2017 00:00:00
Sim Card Type Nano
Sensors
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
GPS Yes
Size & Weight
Form Factor
Thickness 7.3 mm
Size 67.3mm x 7.3mm x 138.4mm
Weight 148 g
Battery
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Capacity 1821 mah
Standby hours
Talktime 14 hours
Display
Display Size 4.7 inches
Screen Type IPS LCD
Resolution 750 x 1334 inches
Pixels Per Inch 326 ppi
Touch Screen Type Capacitive
Processing power
CPU 2100 mhz
Processor Cores 6 Cores Cores
Memory 3000 MB
Storage
Internal Storage 64, 256
External Storage No
Camera & Video
Primary Camera 12 MP
Flash Yes
LED Flash
GEO Tagging Yes
Auto Focus Yes
Fixed Focus Yes
Touch Focus
Face Detection Yes
Smile Detection
Image Stabilisation Yes
Video Quality 4K
2nd Camera 7 MP
Data
Generation 4G
Frequency Dual-band
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Wi-Fi Direct No
Bluetooth Yes
USB No
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes

iPhone 8 specs

General
Manufacturer Apple
Operating System iOS
Release Date
Sim Card Type Nano
Sensors
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
GPS Yes
Size & Weight
Form Factor
Thickness 7.3 mm
Size 67.3mm x 7.3mm x 138.4mm
Weight 148 g
Battery
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Capacity 1821 mah
Standby hours
Talktime 14 hours
Display
Display Size 4.7 inches
Screen Type IPS LCD
Resolution 750 x 1334 inches
Pixels Per Inch 326 ppi
Touch Screen Type Capacitive
Processing power
CPU 2100 mhz
Processor Cores 6 Cores Cores
Memory 3000 MB
Storage
Internal Storage 64, 128, 256
External Storage No
Camera & Video
Primary Camera 12 MP
Flash Yes
LED Flash
GEO Tagging Yes
Auto Focus Yes
Fixed Focus Yes
Touch Focus
Face Detection Yes
Smile Detection
Image Stabilisation Yes
Video Quality 4K
2nd Camera 7 MP
Data
Generation 4G
Frequency Dual-band
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Wi-Fi Direct No
Bluetooth Yes
USB No
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes