Got your eye on an iPhone 8, but don’t want to pay full price? A refurbished device is well worth a look. Read on to find out how to get the best refurbished iPhone 8 deals
Let’s face it, iPhones have never been cheap - particularly if you go for a brand new, straight off the production line release.
But there are ways to get your hands on a cheaper iPhone, most notably, buying a second-hand device.
Best Refurbished iPhone 8 deals this week
What’s the difference between a refurbished iPhone 8 and a brand-new model?
A refurbished phone – also known as a reconditioned phone - is a handset that has been returned to a mobile supplier or network for whatever reason, possibly due to a fault or the owner changing their mind.
If it’s refurbished, the phone will have been restored to its factory settings and given a thorough maintenance check and repair.
In short, although a second hand iPhone 8 might not have quite the same sparkle as a brand-new model, it will have at least been tested and should function as new.
Why choose a second-hand model over a brand-new model?
Here’s a few reasons why a refurbished phone might be the best choice for you:
- Savings. Because refurbished phones aren't fresh out of the box, they are cheaper than buying a brand-new model. How much you save depends on the age of the phone.
- Warranty. If you buy from an established retailer or one of the major networks, you’ll likely get warranty. The warranty usually lasts around 12-months, though the time period will vary depending on the manufacturer.
- Choice. Brilliantly, if you opt for a refurbished device, you'll have lots of choice over devices, networks and allowances.
- Eco-friendly. Naturally, by opting for a refurbished handset, you're also doing your bit to help the environment too.
Search our deals table of mobile networks and retailers to find a refurbished iPhone 8 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.
Is the refurbished iPhone 8 worth buying?
Similar in design to iPhone 7 and something of a marginal upgrade to iPhone 7S, the iPhone 8 was clearly the best Apple phone you could have when it was released.
Made with shiny glass and ‘aerospace-grade’ aluminium, the iPhone 8 gets you wireless charging, Apple’s powerful chipset, the A11 bionic, and redesigned speakers.
As with iPhone 7 in terms of build, the 8 boasts Apple’s signature quality. But those after a more up-to-date look may feel its bezel-heavy design looks a little dated.
If you don’t mind settling for an older model, you should be able to find a refurbished iPhone 8 contract at a reasonable price.
The iPhone 8 is available with either 64GB or 256GB of internal storage for your apps, files and pics. You can get the device in gold, silver and space grey colour variants.
More phones like the refurbished iPhone 8
If the iPhone 8 isn't for you, check out similar refurbished handsets below:
- Apple iPhone 6s
- Apple iPhone 7
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
- Huawei P20 Pro
Or, if you'd prefer a brand-new version of the iPhone 8, we list some of the biggest networks and best deals in the UK right here on comparemymobile.co.uk.
To find a deal that suits you, hit the button below.
iPhone 8 specs
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|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|