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 at least £250 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. The likes of EE, Vodafone and O2 are all competing for the best prices and have attractively balanced options around the 5GB data point.
Still a little expensive? Don't forget that that orders for iPhone 8 deals are also live 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 | Vodafone | £216.99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £37pm
While you may think we're mad recommending a deal with an upfront cost of over £200, the £37 monthly fee makes this one of the cheapest iPhone 8 Plus deals when you total up the price over two years. So if you've got the cash to spend at the start and don't mind the trifling data allowance, this is definitely worth considering. Total cost over 24 months is £1104.99
iPhone 8 Plus | EE | FREE upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £53pm
Paying more than £50 a month isn't the cheapest you'll pay each month for an iPhone 8 Plus deal, but it's the zero upfront cost that makes this tariff stand out. Plus, EE is the fastest 4G network in the UK, which is a big selling point for big data users. This deal also comes with three months of free BT Sport and six month of Apple Music, and a free 3000mAh portable battery charger. Total cost over 24 months is £1272
iPhone 8 Plus | O2 | £129.99 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 20GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £44pm
This O2 deal for a huge 20GB of data is pretty much as affordable as any 2GB+ tariff out there at the moment. You only need to look at the other prices in our comparison chart to see that this is one of the best value deals for big data users. We know there's a lot to pay upfront, but it's a massive phone with massive quality. Massive! Total cost over 24 months is £1185.99
iPhone 8 Plus | Three | £79 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £70pm
Do you really need unlimited data? We'll ask you again...do you really need unlimited data? If you always go unlimited as a kind of safety blanket, then double-check your usage. We'd be willing to bet that 100GB a month will still be much more than you use, and you'll save around £200 over the course of the contract. Total cost over 24 months is £1759
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB | Three | £134.99 upfront | 8GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £55pm
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 £55 every single month of the two year contract, but this Vodafone deal gets you the 256GB version of the iPhone 8 Plus. That's a remarkable amount of space to enjoy, and even a generous 8GB of data a month to boot. Total cost over 24 months is £1373.99
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