The best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals in January 2018

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 certainly has a point to prove and it's now available buy. It's never going to be your go-to option if you're on a tight budget, but it's got the screen size and specification smarts to be a competitor to the much lauded iPhone X.

The price fell drastically for Black Friday and it seemed to sell by the bucket-load. Luckily, prices have remained pretty low since, so there are still some great Note 8 deals to be found. Check out our price comparison tool below for the best prices. We've picked out five of our favourite deals as well, and we tell you more about this mammoth mobile further down the page.

It might seem a tad unfair, but we can't not mention the Galaxy Note 7 debacle when talking about its successor. Samsung's 2016 aborted project due to overheating and fire risks means that we've had to wait two years for a fully functioning Note-branded phablet from the South Korean tech behemoth. But we can now move forward from that chapter in tech history - the Note 8 is well and truly here!

See also: Galaxy S8 deals | iPhone X deals | Best mobile phone deals | Galaxy Note 8 SIM free / Unlocked | SIM only deals | Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

The best Galaxy Note 8 deals in the UK today:

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £163.99 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37.99pm
With monthly bills now coming under the £40-mark, this 15GB tariff from Mobile Phones Direct is really tasty. Go back a couple of months and this kind of tariff would have cost you a fortune. It now seems much more reasonable, considering the sheer size, power and quality of the brilliant Note 8. 15GB of data will be plenty for most people. Total cost over 24 months is £1075.75

View this Galaxy Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £160.99 upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £45pm
The 12GB deal that O2 was flashing around the Black Friday period was so good that everything now just looks lousy, and this is the only tariff on the network we'd really want to recommend right now. You get a bountiful 20GB of data per month and the £45 monthly payments are reasonably good for this smartphone and for so much data. Total cost over 24 months is £1240.99

View this deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £53.99 upfront | 40GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
If you need upwards of 30GB data each month, then Vodafone is your best bet at the moment. This deal gets you a MASSIVE 40GB - now that's a lot of Netflix watching and (admit it) Facebook scrolling to that glorious looking 6.3-inch screen without too much fear of exceeding your limits. It was free before, but now you have to pay a little upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1349.99

View this deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £79 upfront | Unlimited data, minutes and texts | £75pm
Well helloooooooooo big spender! We know you're not going to be deterred by our warnings of the price and suggestions of going for 30GB instead - you want all-you-can-eat, and you want it now. Three is the only network that can offer uncapped data, so you have no option but to sign up with this deal. Total cost over 24 months is £1879

View this deal direct from Three

Should I get the Galaxy Note 8 SIM free?

You must be somebody after our own heart. Always looking to see how you can trim a few pounds off your new favourite gadget. As you probably know, you can now pick up cheap SIM only deals for as little as £4 a month, which could make it worth buying a SIM and handset separately.

Well the Galaxy Note 8's RRP is £869. Even if you get the cheapest SIM card (usually around £4 a month for 500MB data), that would still cost almost £1,000 over the two years. You're probably better cranking up the upfront cost in our price comparison chart above, imposing a low maximum for monthlies and finding a cheaper deal in the long run.

To get the best price on your new SIM free Galaxy, you can head to our cheapest unlocked Note 8 deals page.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review and key specifications

Massive in dimensions and quality

Screen size: 6.3-inches | Resolution: 2960 x 1440 Quad HD+ | Rear camera: 12MP dual lens | Weight: 195g | OS: Android 7.1.1 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64/128/256GB | External storage: microSD up to 256GB | Battery: 3300mAh

Incredible Infinity display
Best Samsung camera on a phone
So powerful
Battery life could be better

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Well the fervour for the Note 8 is probably doubled due to the fact that the Note 7 was pulled from shelves soon after release. But it doesn't take more than one look at the Note 8 to see that it justifies the hype.

The huge 6.3-inch ‘Infinity Display,’ is gorgeous to look at, the 6GB RAM innards go like a train and there are two best-in-class rear cameras. It's expensive, but we think the Note 8 is worth it. 

Read TechRadar's full Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

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Now let's break down the best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals by network...

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Best Galaxy Note 8 deals on EE this month

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £163.99 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37.99pm
With monthly bills now coming under the £40-mark, this 15GB tariff from Mobile Phones Direct is really tasty. Go back a couple of months and this kind of tariff would have cost you a fortune. It now seems much more reasonable, considering the sheer size, power and quality of the brilliant Note 8. 15GB of data will be plenty for most people. Total cost over 24 months is £1075.75

View this Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £25 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 25GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £47.99pm
15GB really is the sweet spot for EE on the Note 8. Once you go above that, things start getting really pricey. Of course you'll be on the UK's fastest 4G network, but EE can't compete with the rest on big data deals at the moment. Total cost over 24 months is £1176.76

View this deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Best Galaxy Note 8 deals on O2 this month

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | FREE upfront | 3GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £47pm
This may be the best Galaxy Note 8 price on O2 at the moment, but it's still not exactly what we'd call competitive when you compare it to the best that EE can offer at the moment. 3GB of data isn't much, but could be enough if you're not into streaming or downloading away from the Wi-Fi. And the good news here is that you don't have to pay a penny to sign up - a nice change to some of those £100+ upfront fees. Total cost over 24 months is £1128

View this Galaxy Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £160.99 upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £45pm
The 12GB deal that O2 was flashing around the Black Friday period was so good that everything now just looks lousy, and this is the only tariff on the network we'd really want to recommend right now. You get a bountiful 20GB of data per month and the £45 monthly payments are reasonably good for this smartphone and for so much data. Total cost over 24 months is £1240.99

View this deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Best Galaxy Note 8 deals on Vodafone this month

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £179.99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £40pm
Vodafone did have some of the very cheapest Note 8 deals on the market, but no longer. Not by a long way, in fact. This is the cheapest tariff around, and quite a lot more than on EE. Plus, you only get 1GB of data. Total cost over 24 months is £1139.99

View this deal at Carphone Warehouse

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £53.99 upfront | 40GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
If you need upwards of 30GB data each month, then Vodafone is your best bet at the moment. This deal gets you a MASSIVE 40GB - now that's a lot of Netflix watching and (admit it) Facebook scrolling to that glorious looking 6.3-inch screen without too much fear of exceeding your limits. It was free before, but now you have to pay a little upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1349.99

View this deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Best Galaxy Note 8 deals on Three this month

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £139.99 upfront | 12GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £46pm
So far, Three hasn't been able to compete very well on the Galaxy Note 8 - we'd imagine that they will come cheaper in time. For now, this is the least expensive option you can go for if you're wedded to the numerical network. Total cost over 24 months is £1243.99

View this Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £79 upfront | Unlimited data, minutes and texts | £75pm
Well helloooooooooo big spender! We know you're not going to be deterred by our warnings of the price and suggestions of going for 30GB instead - you want all-you-can-eat, and you want it now. Three is the only network that can offer uncapped data, so you have no option but to sign up with this deal. Total cost over 24 months is £1879

View this deal direct from Three