Compare iPhone 8 contract deals 2019

iPhone 8

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 buy deals
  • iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone 8
    • 20GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £35.00 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £31.00 per month
    24 month contract From Affordable Mobiles
  • iPhone 8 64GB Gold
    iPhone 8
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £270.00 device cost
    • Manage your bills with My Vodafone app
    • £22.00 per month
    24 month contract From Mobiles.co.uk
  • iPhone 8 64GB Silver
    iPhone 8
    • 2GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £290.00 device cost
    • £10 off upfront cost with code 'EPICTEN'
    • £20.00 per month
    24 month contract From E2save
  • iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone 8
    • 10GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Priority ticket booking for O2 venues
    • £43.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone 8
    • 30GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £33.00 per month
    24 month contract From Buymobiles.net
  • iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone 8
    • 30GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £43.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone

Best iPhone 8 deals

iPhone 8 splash

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

iPhone 8 at a glance

iPhone 8 landscape
  • 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.

Cheap iPhone 8 deals

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.

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:

Our comparison tool lets you compare deals on a bunch of phones all in one place, if you're having trouble making a decision.