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.
Want to get your hands on this stunning smartphone? Here's how to find a deal on the iPhone 8 that works for you at the best possible price.
What is the iPhone 8 like?
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.
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.
How to find the best iPhone 8 deal
Use CompareMyMobile's comparison tool to find the iPhone 8 deal for you. We'll let you compare tons of deals, from loads of UK networks and resellers, so you can discover the best one.
The first thing you'll need to decide when choosing a deal is which phone you want. There's the standard iPhone 8, and the larger iPhone 8 Plus with a 5.5-inch screen - click here for deals on the iPhone 8 Plus instead. On our comparison grid you can also choose which colour you like (silver, space grey, or gold), how much internal storage you need (64GB or 256GB), and whether you want a refurbished model or not.
Next, it's time to compare the deals themselves. Using the filters at the side of the page, you can narrow all the available deals down by things like network, monthly allowance, resellers, your budget, and more.
You can also sort them, so you see the best deals for you right at the top of the table: you can sort by cost, by data allowance, by our top picks, and other criteria too.
Then all you need to do is select the deal you want, and we'll take you through to the provider or retailer so you can buy it.
What's the cheapest iPhone 8 deal?
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
Can I get an iPhone 8 with unlimited data?
Only a couple of mobile networks offer unlimited data plans, but it's very likely that they'll offer them on an iPhone 8 contract. Look for Three and giffgaff for unlimited data iPhone 8 deals, though bear in mind that the data on giffgaff's plan isn't truly unlimited.
Other networks offer plans with high data allowances, which we'd recommend looking at too. Some providers - such as Vodafone, O2, EE, and Three - even have contract plans with 40GB data and above.
Can I get an iPhone 8 with no upfront cost?
Yes, you can - 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.
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:
Our comparison tool lets you compare deals on a bunch of phones all in one place, if you're having trouble making a decision.