We feel a bit sorry for the iPhone 8 Plus. Usually Apple's big screen iterative update would be set to be the new daddy of the iPhone family. But this year sees the iPhone X take that mantle and steal its thunder. The iPhone 8 Plus is a favourite uncle, tops!
But iPhone 8 Plus deals still have a very valuable function to fulfill in the iPhone menagerie. If you want one of the newest large screened Apple smartphones, but the price of the iPhone X make you feel dizzy, then the 8 Plus is 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 £30 region if you're prepared to stick a wedge down upfront.
Still a little expensive? Don't forget that that iPhone 8 deals is 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.
The top 5 best iPhone 8 Plus deals you can get in the UK today:
iPhone 8 Plus | EE | £169 upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £38pm
For pure value over the two years, you can't beat the magnificence of this EE deal from Fonehouse at the moment. It's a key new tariff in the iPhone 8 Plus game. The total price is creeping ever closer to the £1k mark, but here you get a staggering 20GB of data and unlimited everything else. Awesome stuff on the UK's fastest 4G network. Total cost over 24 months is £1081
iPhone 8 Plus | O2 | £63.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £45pm
This deal is pretty darn good if you're in need of tonnes of data with your iPhone 8+ deal. 30GB is an enormous mound to play in and £47 per month beats a lot of what the other networks can manage with far less data. Do you really need unlimited data? Because if you don't and 30GB is actually enough, this tariff will save you around £600 on all-you-can-eat! Total cost over 24 months is £1128
iPhone 8 Plus | Vodafone | £29 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £49pm
OK, so that EE tariff above beats everything else on sheer value at the moment. But if the £150+ upfront fee puts you off, here's a nice alternative alternative. Head over to Vodafone and get 16GB of data when you put down only £29 upfront. £49 monthly bills do sound steep until you bear in mind the sheer size and quality of the handset. Total cost over 24 months is £1205
iPhone 8 Plus | Three | £79 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £49pm
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. And if you have £700-odd to splash, consider buying the handset outright and slotting in an unlimited data SIM only deal to save loads. Total cost over 24 months is £1735
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB | Three | £99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £50pm
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 £50 every single month of the two year contract, but this Three 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 £1299
iPhone 8 Plus price: how much does it cost?
A mighty £799. That's how much the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus will cost you in the UK according to the RRP - that's almost one hundred pounds more than the 7 Plus cost the year before.
Need more memory - then your only other option is spending an extra £150 and grabbing a £949 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 £799 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 in the shade of the iPhone X
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
This is the iPhone you want if you can't quite afford the iPhone X. 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