The best iPhone 8 Plus deals in January 2019

Apple has released a number of other large handsets since the 8 Plus, all stocked up with a bunch of new features but they are still dragged down by the expensive price points they carry and not all of us can afford those £1000 plus phones. 

This is where the iPhone 8 Plus deals come in. If you want one of the newest large screened Apple smartphones, but the price of the iPhone XS make you feel dizzy, then the 8 Plus will be the one for you.

So how are iPhone 8 Plus prices looking. On average, if you shop wisely (using our price comparison chart below) you'll save yourself around £300 if you go for this handset over the iPhone X. We've seen monthly tariffs as low as the £25 region if you're prepared to stick a wedge down upfront.

Still feeling a bit overwhelmed by these prices? Don't forget that iPhone 8 deals are also available if you'd prefer the smaller smartphone, along with the smaller prices. And you can save £10 on the upfront cost of any iPhone 8 Plus deal at Mobiles.co.uk by using the voucher code 10OFF at the checkout.

See also: iPhone X deals | iPhone 8 deals | iPhone XS Max | Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals | Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus deals | Best mobile phone deals | Best SIM only deals

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

iPhone 8 Plus | Vodafone | £315 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £23pm
This is a bit of a wildcard deal. If you're willing to pay the £325 upfront fee you can get yourself monthly payments of just £23 which for this device is pretty incredible and not to mention you're getting 4GB of data to go along with it. Total cost over 24 months is £867

View this iPhone 8 Plus deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 Plus | EE | £55 upfront | 25GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
We think that this must be the best iPhone 8 Plus for pure value over the two years on EE right now. It just gets everything right. For starters, you pay absolutely nothing upfront. And then we've noticed that the monthly payments have fallen, while the monthly data limit has shot up to a very agreeable 25GB. And of course you'll be on the UK's fastest 4G network as well. Total cost over 24 months is £1032

Get this iPhone 8 Plus deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 8 Plus | O2 | £125 upfront | 10GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
O2 really isn't the provider to be with for the iPhone 8 Plus right now as many of the deals seem to have skyrocketed in price but if you're heart is set on it then this is probably your best bet. 10GB of data for £34 a month but you will have to give up quite a bit upfront - we recommend one of the other providers. Total cost over 24 months is £1055.99

Buy this big data deal from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 Plus | Three | £79 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £56pm
Need even more data? Yes? Are you quite sure? 30GB is really rather a lot. You simply need unlimited? Well, OK then, you'll have to go with Three. Obviously this should only be thought about if your downloading and streaming habits are off the scale. Considering the fact that this deal is only £56 a month you are getting a pretty good for this huge amount of data.  Total cost over 24 months is £1423

Get this iPhone 8 Plus deal direct from Three

iPhone 8 Plus 256GB | O2 | £220 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £30pm
Prefer to download your box sets rather than stream them? Rather keep your photos on your phone instead of in the cloud? You'll be parting with £30 every single month of the two year contract, but this O2 deal gets you the 256GB version of the iPhone 8 Plus. That's a remarkable amount of space to enjoy, but just watch that low data allowance. Total cost over 24 months is £940

View this 256GB iPhone 8 Plus deal from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 Plus price: how much does it cost?

A mighty £699. That's how much the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus will cost you in the UK according to the RRP. That might seem like a lot but that's one hundred pounds cheaper than when it first came out.

Need more memory? Then your only other option is spending an extra £150 and grabbing a £849 256GB iPhone 8 Plus. 

If you opt to buy the iPhone 8 Plus upfront without a contract you will save money in the long run, but of course £699 is a lot of money to pay. If you can afford it though it the way to go once you pair it with a cheap SIM only deal.

iPhone 8 Plus review in brief

Brilliant, but still in the shade of the iPhone X

SPECIFICATIONS

Screen size: 5.5-inches | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | Rear camera: 12MP | Weight: 202g | OS: iOS 11 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 64GB/256GB | External storage: No | Battery: 2675mAh

Reasons to Buy
Great camera
Premium look and feel
Wireless charging
Reasons to Avoid
Lacks the pizzazz of the iPhone X

This is the iPhone you want if you can't quite afford the iPhone X or iPhone XS Max. It's got the larger battery, same powerful innards and strong camera. If you don't mind the poorer screen, it's a good option - and the screen is still a beaut. And we prefer it quite a lot more to the regular iPhone 8.

Read more in TechRadar's full iPhone 8 Plus review