The best iPhone 8 deals in April 2018

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.

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 been 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!

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The top 5 best iPhone 8 deals you can buy in the UK today:

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 | £139.99 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 4GB data | £30pm
This Mobiles.co.uk tariff just took over as our favourite iPhone 8 deal. There's really nothing much not to like here. Let's start with the beautiful £30 monthly payments, and then move to the healthy 4GB of data. 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 £859.99

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

iPhone 8 64GB | £87 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 £999

View this iPhone 8 deal from Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 8 64GB | £129.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £39pm
Vodafone is usually a pretty good shout around the mid-range data points, and this 16GB iPhone 8 deal from Carphone Warehouse is no different. We love that the monthly payments cost less than £40 per month. You get a healthy amount of data that you can use each month and all-you-can-eat calls and texts as well. Cracking value. Total cost over 24 months is £1016

View this iPhone 8 deal at Carphone Warehouse

iPhone 8 64GB | FREE upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £42pm
As is so often the case, Three comes up trumps on the iPhone 8 where mega data plans are involved. Forget lower data deals on the numerical network, because £42 a month and absolutely nothing to pay at the start 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 £1008

View this iPhone 8 deal at Buymobiles

iPhone 8 256GB | £99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £46pm
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 £1203

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 | £87 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 £999

View this iPhone 8 deal from Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 8 64GB | FREE upfront | 25GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £48pm
This is an iPhone 8 deal worth considering if need to eek even more data out for streaming and downloading. You don't have to pay a single penny upfront and the monthly payments aren't too bad. Plus, you get £50 cashback from Affordable Mobiles automatically when you sign up. Total cost over 24 months is £1152

View this iPhone 8 deal from Affordable Mobiles

Best iPhone 8 deals on O2 this month

iPhone 8 64GB | £139.99 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 4GB data | £30pm
This Mobiles.co.uk tariff just took over as our favourite iPhone 8 deal. There's really nothing much not to like here. Let's start with the beautiful £30 monthly payments, and then move to the healthy 4GB of data. 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 £859.99

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

iPhone 8 64GB | £165 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 2GB data | £28pm
O2 is the go-to network for sub-£30 per month iPhone 8 tariffs. This Mobiles.co.uk plan is among the very cheapest iPhone deals on the market in the UK right now. It's a pound more expensive a month than the very lowest we've seen it, but this deal is still an utter bargain on Apple's 2017 flagship. Total cost over 24 months is £837

Get this iPhone 8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | £75.99 upfront| 25GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £41 per month
O2 has rather lost its mojo when it comes to big data deals on the iPhone 8., but this 25GB plan from Mobile Phones Direct is still competitive compared to what the other networks are offering. We're really keen on the small upfront spend, too. Total cost over 24 months is £1059.99

View this iPhone 8 deal from Mobile Phones Direct

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 | £265 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £23pm
Now we know that this tariff is by no means whatsoever going to be the perfect iPhone 8 deal for everybody, but just hear us out. If (and it's a big if) you can find £265 upfront, it means monthly payments over the next two years of an unbelievable £23. That's for 4GB of data, so not bad at all. Total cost over 24 months is £817

View this iPhone 8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | £129.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £39pm
Vodafone is usually a pretty good shout around the mid-range data points, and this 16GB iPhone 8 deal from Carphone Warehouse is no different. We love that the monthly payments cost less than £40 per month. You get a healthy amount of data that you can use each month and all-you-can-eat calls and texts as well. Cracking value. Total cost over 24 months is £1016

View this iPhone 8 deal at Carphone Warehouse

Best iPhone 8 deals on Three this month

iPhone 8 64GB | FREE upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £42pm
As is so often the case, Three comes up trumps on the iPhone 8 where mega data plans are involved. Forget lower data deals on the numerical network, because £42 a month and absolutely nothing to pay at the start 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 £1008

View this iPhone 8 deal at Buymobiles

iPhone 8 256GB | £85.99 upfront | 30GB 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 30GB 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

iPhone 8 256GB | £99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £46pm
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 £1203

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