Find refurbished and second-hand iPhone 8 Plus deals

iPhone 8 Plus

A safe and steady upgrade to the iPhone 7 Plus it may be, but the iPhone 8 Plus is still a quality Apple release, with improvements to the screen, processor and camera.

Each time a new iPhone is released, the price of a refurbished or second-hand iPhone 8 Plus is further reduced, as people swap their old iPhone for a new one.

Best buy deals
  • iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver
    iPhone 8 Plus
    • 60GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £43.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone
  • iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver
    iPhone 8 Plus
    • 60GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £43.00 per month
    24 month contract From Fonehouse
  • iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver
    iPhone 8 Plus
    • 50GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £43.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone
  • iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver
    iPhone 8 Plus
    • 50GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £43.00 per month
    24 month contract From Fonehouse
  • iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver
    iPhone 8 Plus
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £230.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £25.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone
  • iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver
    iPhone 8 Plus
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £230.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £25.00 per month
    24 month contract From Fonehouse

What is a refurbished iPhone 8 Plus?

A refurbished phone is an unwanted handset that has been returned to a mobile supplier or network for whatever reason - possibly due to a fault or the owner simply changed their mind.

If it’s refurbished, it means the phone has been restored to its factory settings and given a thorough maintenance check and repair.

Search our deals table of mobile networks and retailers to find a refurbished iPhone 8 Plus deal.

Use the filters to find the right tariff of minutes, texts and data and storage options. You can also vary the balance between your monthly fee and any upfront cost.

What’s the difference between a refurbished iPhone 8 Plus and a brand-new model?

Put simply, if it’s refurbished it means the phone has been restored to its factory settings and given a thorough maintenance check and repair.

Sure, a refurbished phone might not have quite the same lustre as a brand-new model; but it will have at least been thoroughly tested and should still function as new.

Here’s a few reasons why you might want to opt for a refurbished phone:

  • Because a refurbished phone isn’t fresh out of the box, it’ll be cheaper than buying a brand-new model.
  • If you buy from an established retailer or one of the major networks, you’ll get a warranty. The warranty usually lasts around 12-months, though the time period will vary depending on the manufacturer.
  • Lots of choice over which device, network and allowance.
  • Since you can go SIM-only, plans are more flexible.
  • Recycling phones is better for the environment.

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Use the filters to find the right tariff of minutes, texts and data and storage options. You can also vary the balance between your monthly fee and any upfront cost.

What’s the difference between refurbished and second-hand smartphones?

Well, a refurbished device can only be purchased from a manufacturer, retailer, or reseller.

Conversely, a ‘second-hand’ smartphone can be bought directly from the owner and a reseller, but the condition might leave a lot to be desired. Moreover, the warranty might have expired too.

So, you see, although you may get a better price, it can be riskier to purchase a second-hand phone over a refurbished handset.

Is the iPhone 8 Plus worth buying?

Building on the design and specs of the iPhone 8, the 8 Plus comes with a larger 5.5-inch screen - a phablet no less. Like the standard iPhone 8, it's HDR-ready too, so colours are super crisp when you watch compatible videos.

The excellent dual-lens camera gives you one telephoto, and one wide-angle, both of which work in tandem to perfect your photos. Substantial battery life, great speakers and wireless charging are big ticks, though the somewhat dated design may put off some looking for a sleeker, more contemporary handset.

How do I find the best refurbished iPhone 8 Plus deals?

The best refurbished iPhone 8 Plus deals will depend on your needs and how you use your phone.

You can filter by:

  • Monthly allowance - There's plenty of choice here over what you can get. Tariffs range from a minimal allowance up to unlimited everything. Pick a small one if you don't use your phone much, or lots of data if you like to browse and stream all day - though most of us are satisfied with 2GB-5GB of data.
  • Budget - Think about how much you're willing to spend on your mobile bill each month, and how much you can spend upfront today.
  • Network - Not all phones are available as refurbished handsets but you should still compare mobile networks. Some also have special offers for existing customers.

Once you've selected all the things that are important to you, you can sort the available deals by cost to see the cheapest, by data allowance to see the most generous, or just take a look at our top picks.

How do I find cheap refurbished iPhone 8 Plus deals?

Signing up for a refurbished mobile phone contract is generally much cheaper than a new handset contract - particularly an iPhone contract.

Each time a new iPhone is released, the older iPhone models come down in price. As new iPhones are so expensive, choosing a refurbished iPhone contract on an older model is an excellent way to save money.

Search our deals table to see what’s on offer from different mobile networks, and consider the following:

  • Work out the number of minutes and texts you will need each month.
  • Think about your data use - data-hungry apps and watching movies on the go means you’ll need a decent data allowance.
  • Compare refurbished contracts by upfront cost against monthly fee.
  • Budget networks will often offer cheaper refurbished iPhone contracts - providers such as iD Mobile and giffgaff.
  • Pick a deal through a reseller, such as Carphone Warehouse - that is, a company that buys handsets and SIMs in bulk and passes the savings onto you.

More phones like the refurbished iPhone 8 Plus

If you'd prefer a brand-new version of the iPhone 8 Plus, we list some of the biggest networks in the UK right here on comparemymobile.co.uk.

If the iPhone 8 Plus isn't for you, check out similar refurbished handsets below:

Alternatively, if a refurnished phone just isn't for you, we list some of the biggest networks and cheapest deals in the UK here on broadbandchoices.co.uk.