You don't have to pay a ton to get a great, new iPhone experience. The iPhone 8 is still on sale, and while it may hang onto Apple's older design, it's powered by the same processor as the iPhone X. Thanks to the release of newer iPhones, the iPhone 8 is all the more affordable. And, incoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals should make it even cheaper.
When it was first released, the 64GB version of the iPhone 8 started at $699, and the larger 256GB version bumped the price up to $849. But, now those prices range from $599 to $749 if purchased from Apple. That's just Apple's list price for unlocked models, though. The phones are available on installment plans, and if you trade in an old iPhone, you can get up to $315 off those prices. You can see Apple's deals here.
But, mobile carriers also have deals on the iPhone 8 that may do more to save you money. And, Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone 8 are likely to offer even better prices. Have a look below to see what other deals are available to you right now.
Need a bigger phone? Check out the deals on the iPhone 8 Plus.
The best iPhone 8 deals from US carriers
iPhone 8 deals at T-Mobile | Get up to $360 off with trade-in
T-Mobile doesn't offer any discounts on the iPhone 8 directly, but if you've got an older phone to trade in, you can get up to $360 off. Otherwise, it's $599.99 for the 64GB version, which you can pay for in 24 monthly payments of $25 with nothing due upfront.
iPhone 8 deals at Verizon | monthly installment plan available
Like its competitors, Verizon doesn't discount the iPhone 8 beyond the reduced retail price that has brought it down to $599. Verizon does still have the option to space out payments over 24 months, bringing the installments to $24.99 per month.
iPhone 8 deals at AT&T | Buy one get one free with qualifying service
AT&T doesn't discount the iPhone 8, but you can get a low monthly payment — $20 for the 64GB model or $25 for the 256GB version — with $0 upfront because the carrier has 30-month plans instead of 24-month commitments. However, you can also get a a 64GB iPhone 8 for free when you purchase the first and sign up for the AT&T Next wireless plan.
iPhone 8 deals at Sprint | $25 for 18 months with reduced second lease
Like the other big carriers, Sprint also doesn't discount the iPhone 8 beyond the reduced retail price. But it does have a different lease option. With the lease, you pay your lease fee each month, but with the iPhone Forever program, you can upgrade to a new iPhone after 12 payments. Sprint is also offering reduced monthly payment if you get a second iPhone 8 and second line on the Sprint Flex 18-month lease.
iPhone 8 deals at Boost Mobile | 64GB for $499.99, 256GB for $649.99
Boost is currently the only carrier offering a discounted deal on the iPhone 8. You can save $100 on either the 64GB or 256GB model. Unfortunately, you will have to pay for this phone upfront, and it can only be unlocked after 1 year of Boost Mobile service. Fortunately, Boost offers one of the best unlimited data plans.View 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
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 recommend this phone to anyone with an iPhone 7, but for those with older phones this could make a timely upgrade — especially if the price of the iPhone X makes you want to weep.
Read TechRadar's full iPhone 8 review