The best iPhone 8 deals in May 2018

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Apple iPhone 8

  • Network: Verizon Wireless US
  • 64GB phone
  • Unlimited mins
  • Unlimited texts
  • Unlimited data
$30
upfront
$29.16
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iPhone 8 deals are waaaaaay more affordable than the eye-wateringly expensive iPhone X. If you want one of the latest iPhone without paying silly money, then the iPhone 8 is the Apple handset to go for - and the great news is that it's just had a bit of a price drop.

Despite being the X's cheaper brethren, the iPhone 8 still cost a pretty penny when it was released last year. Was it a mere coincidence that the price dropped around the same time the new Samsung Galaxy S9 was being released? We think not! But that's great news for Apple fans.

You can save yourself lots of money by using TechRadar's price comparison tool on this very page. And to make it even easier for you to get the best price on the Apple iPhone 8, we've picked out specific recommendations  further down the page so you can easily locate the most attractive deals at different data points, networks and budgets.

See also: iPhone X deals | iPhone 8 Plus deals | iPhone 8 SIM free / Unlocked | Samsung Galaxy S9 deals | Best mobile phone deals

  • Save £10 on the upfront cost of any iPhone 8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk by using the voucher code 10OFF at the checkout!

The BEST iPhone 8 deal in the UK today:

iPhone 8 64GB | £90 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £34pm
O2 has really come up trumps on the iPhone 8 where mega data plans are involved. And this just overtook the lot as our very favourite deal on the superb iPhone 8. £34 a month and £90 to pay at the start (be sure to enter our exclusive 10OFF discount code) is one of the cheapest ways to go anyway, but for this amount of beautiful data it's basically unheard of. 30GB will almost certainly cater for all your streaming and surfing needs each month. Total cost over 24 months is £906View Deal

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When the iPhone 8 hit the shelves, we were doing everything possible to prepare people that they were going to have to spend big to get the 2017 Apple iPhone. But as you'll see, you can already get this brilliant iPhone for less than £1000 over the two years and there are some fantastic deals to be snapped up...

iPhone 8 64GB | £180 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 2GB data | £26pm
iPhone 8 deals don't get a lot cheaper than this on O2. There's a fair whack to pay upfront, but the sub-£30 monthly payments make it well worth the spend if you have the cash. £26pm is practically unheard of on the 2017 Apple flagship. O2's the network, so Priority rewards are abound. And although the upfront cost is quite chunky, our exclusive 10OFF code will at least trim it by a tenner. Total cost over 24 months is £804

Get this cheap iPhone 8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | £69.99 upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £38pm
If you want to jump on to the UK's fastest 4G network, we don't actually see much point in faffing around with lower data deals. It only costs a little bit more to escalate things massively up to this just-improved 20GB tariff, which is an extremely healthy amount of data to play with. We like that the monthlies are coming in under £40 and the upfront fee pips £100. Total cost over 24 months is £981.99

View this iPhone 8 deal from Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 8 64GB | £31 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm
Vodafone is usually a pretty good shout around the mid-range data points, but it's a bit of a different story on the iPhone 8. OK, so this Affordable Mobiles number is probably the best value tariff from the red network on this handset at the moment, but look around the page - you'll spy something much better from somebody else. At least you get a healthy amount of data that you can use each month and all-you-can-eat calls and texts as well. Total cost over 24 months is £1111

View this iPhone 8 deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 8 256GB | £99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm
The iPhone 8 starts with 64GB instead of the the 32GB of the iPhone 7, but that's still not going to be enough room for the tunes, snaps and videos some people will want to store on their phone. This Three deal is one of the cheapest ways you can currently get the model with more memory. Total cost over 24 months is £1179

Head straight to Three to bag this 256GB iPhone 8 deal

iPhone 8 deals: how much does the phone cost?

The SIM-free price of the new iPhone 8 is £699. That's £100 more than the iPhone 7 cost when it launched in the UK 12 months ago, so while this is not the iPhone X, nor is it what you'd call a cheap alternative. To get the phone on a 24 month contract you'll obviously have to pay a fair whack more than that, so depending on which tariff suits you best you may or may not be better off buying SIM free with a SIM only deal.

iPhone 8 review in brief

Obviously excellent, but not a giant leap forward

Screen size: 4.7-inches | Resolution: 750 x 1334 | Rear camera: 12MP | Weight: 148g | OS: iOS 11 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 64GB/256GB | External storage: No | Battery: 1821mAh

Better screen than iPhone 7
New gold colour is handsome
It's expensive
Same old design

Don't expect a revolution with the iPhone 8. It's essentially a tweaked iPhone 7 with a few enhancements and one or two upgrades. For that reason we wouldn't particularly recommend this phone to anyone with an iPhone 7 - but for those with older phones this could make a timely upgrade if the price of the iPhone X makes you want to weep.

Read TechRadar's full iPhone 8 review

Now let's break down the best iPhone 8 deals by network...

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Best iPhone 8 deals on EE this month

iPhone 8 64GB | £69.99 upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £38pm
If you want to jump on to the UK's fastest 4G network, we don't actually see much point in faffing around with lower data deals. It only costs a little bit more to escalate things massively up to this just-improved 20GB tariff, which is an extremely healthy amount of data to play with. We like that the monthlies are coming in under £40 and the upfront fee pips £100. Total cost over 24 months is £981.99

View this iPhone 8 deal from Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 8 64GB | FREE upfront | 25GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £43pm
This is an iPhone 8 deal worth considering if need to eke even more data out for streaming and downloading - and it just improved considerably, with a fiver off a month. You don't have to pay a single penny upfront and the monthly payments aren't too bad. Plus, you get £30 cashback from Affordable Mobiles automatically when you sign up. Total cost over 24 months is £1032

View this iPhone 8 deal from Affordable Mobiles

Best iPhone 8 deals on O2 this month

iPhone 8 64GB | £180 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 2GB data | £26pm
iPhone 8 deals don't get a lot cheaper than this on O2. There's a fair whack to pay upfront, but the sub-£30 monthly payments make it well worth the spend if you have the cash. £26pm is practically unheard of on the 2017 Apple flagship. O2's the network, so Priority rewards are abound. And although the upfront cost is quite chunky, our exclusive 10OFF code will at least trim it by a tenner. Total cost over 24 months is £804

Get this cheap iPhone 8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | £90 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £34pm
O2 has really come up trumps on the iPhone 8 where mega data plans are involved. And this just overtook the lot as our very favourite deal on the superb iPhone 8. £34 a month and £90 to pay at the start (be sure to enter our exclusive 10OFF discount code) is one of the cheapest ways to go anyway, but for this amount of beautiful data it's basically unheard of. 30GB will almost certainly cater for all your streaming and surfing needs each month. Total cost over 24 months is £906View Deal

Best iPhone 8 deals on Vodafone this month

iPhone 8 64GB | £74.99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £37pm
This is currently one of the cheapest ways to get the iPhone 8 on Vodafone, but that doesn't mean it's the best value. You only get 1GB of data for your money, which doesn't last long if you're on Spotify or Google Maps away from the Wi-Fi a lot. Total cost over 24 months is £962.99

View this iPhone 8 deal at Buymobiles

iPhone 8 64GB | £31 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm
Vodafone is usually a pretty good shout around the mid-range data points, but it's a bit of a different story on the iPhone 8. OK, so this Affordable Mobiles number is probably the best value tariff from the red network on this handset at the moment, but look around the page - you'll spy something much better from somebody else. At least you get a healthy amount of data that you can use each month and all-you-can-eat calls and texts as well. Total cost over 24 months is £1111

View this iPhone 8 deal at Affordable Mobiles

Best iPhone 8 deals on Three this month

iPhone 8 64GB | £49 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm
As is so often the case, Three comes is decent value. But only when you begin to crank up the data allowance. Forget lower data deals on the numerical network, because £45 a month is now pretty much the cheapest way to go anyway. 30GB will almost certainly cater for all your streaming and surfing needs each month. Total cost over 24 months is £1129

View this iPhone 8 deal at Three mobile

iPhone 8 256GB | £99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm
The iPhone 8 starts with 64GB instead of the the 32GB of the iPhone 7, but that's still not going to be enough room for the tunes, snaps and videos some people will want to store on their phone. This Three deal is one of the cheapest ways you can currently get the model with more memory. Total cost over 24 months is £1179

Head straight to Three to bag this 256GB iPhone 8 deal

iPhone 8 256GB | £85.99 upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £49pm
This is for people who mean serious business; for those who really want to have their cake and eat it. A Three tariff that provides a massive 50GB of data per month, for Apple's MASSIVE 256GB iPhone 8. It's obviously a lot of cash, so do ensure that you really need all this data and memory. Total cost over 24 months is £1261.99

View this deal at Mobile Phones Direct