The best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals in February 2018

Let's get this out of the way immediately: the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is never going to be your go-to option if you're on a tight budget. It's a Goliath of a smartphone, both in terms of sheer size and internal power. It's got the screen size and specification smarts to be a competitor to the much lauded iPhone X and that doesn't come cheap.

Finally some order has been restored on Galaxy Note 8 deals however. The period directly after January sales season was giving us some cause for concern and we were finding it difficult to truly recommend that people purchase it. But now some of the bargains are back from a mix of networks and retailers.

It might seem a tad unfair, but we can't not mention the Galaxy Note 7 debacle when talking about its successor. Samsung's 2016 aborted project due to overheating and fire risks means that we've had to wait two years for a fully functioning Note-branded phablet from the South Korean tech behemoth. But we can now move forward from that chapter in tech history - the Note 8 is well and truly here!

See also: Galaxy S8 deals | iPhone X deals | Best mobile phone deals | Galaxy Note 8 SIM free / Unlocked | SIM only deals | Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

The best Galaxy Note 8 deals in the UK today:

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £87.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42pm
This new Vodafone tariff takes its place at the top of the charts for Galaxy Note 8 deals. Ok, so it isn't as cheap as we were seeing around Black Friday for example, but it would save you hundreds compared to the iPhone X. The upfront price is cheaper than you'll pay with most plans and then £42 a month is very reasonable for such a lot of data. Total cost over 24 months is £1095.99

View this Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £139.99 upfront | 10GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
This is easily the cheapest way you can buy the Galaxy Note 8 on EE at the moment. 10GB is a pleasant amount of data to have on the go each month and there's unlimited everything else. The monthly bills of £43 are around the lowest you'll see without having to splash £200+ upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1172.99

View this Galaxy Note 8 deal at Affordable Mobiles

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £120.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £45pm
This Galaxy Note 8 deal destroyed the competition when it became available. But the price has just increased £20 and the other networks have pulled out some better tariffs. It's still one of the cheapest Note 8 deals around at the moment though and yields a massive 30GB of data every month. You may as well forget everything else on O2 and just go straight for this from Mobile Phones Direct. Total cost over 24 months is £1200.99

View this Galaxy Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £79 upfront | Unlimited data, minutes and texts | £75pm
Well helloooooooooo big spender! We know you're not going to be deterred by our warnings of the price and suggestions of going for 30GB instead - you want all-you-can-eat, and you want it now. Three is the only network that can offer uncapped data, so you have no option but to sign up with this deal. Total cost over 24 months is £1879

View this deal direct from Three

Should I get the Galaxy Note 8 SIM free?

You must be somebody after our own heart. Always looking to see how you can trim a few pounds off your new favourite gadget. As you probably know, you can now pick up cheap SIM only deals for as little as £4 a month, which could make it worth buying a SIM and handset separately.

Well the Galaxy Note 8's RRP is £869. Even if you get the cheapest SIM card (usually around £4 a month for 500MB data), that would still cost almost £1,000 over the two years. You're probably better cranking up the upfront cost in our price comparison chart above, imposing a low maximum for monthlies and finding a cheaper deal in the long run.

To get the best price on your new SIM free Galaxy, you can head to our cheapest unlocked Note 8 deals page.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review and key specifications

Massive in dimensions and quality

Screen size: 6.3-inches | Resolution: 2960 x 1440 Quad HD+ | Rear camera: 12MP dual lens | Weight: 195g | OS: Android 7.1.1 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64/128/256GB | External storage: microSD up to 256GB | Battery: 3300mAh

Incredible Infinity display
Best Samsung camera on a phone
So powerful
Battery life could be better

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Well the fervour for the Note 8 is probably doubled due to the fact that the Note 7 was pulled from shelves soon after release. But it doesn't take more than one look at the Note 8 to see that it justifies the hype.

The huge 6.3-inch ‘Infinity Display,’ is gorgeous to look at, the 6GB RAM innards go like a train and there are two best-in-class rear cameras. It's expensive, but we think the Note 8 is worth it. 

Read TechRadar's full Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

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Now let's break down the best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals by network...

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Best Galaxy Note 8 deal on EE this month

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £139.99 upfront | 10GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
This is easily the cheapest way you can buy the Galaxy Note 8 on EE at the moment. 10GB is a pleasant amount of data to have on the go each month and there's unlimited everything else. The monthly bills of £43 are around the lowest you'll see without having to splash £200+ upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1172.99

View this Galaxy Note 8 deal at Affordable Mobiles

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £76.99 upfront | 25GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £53pm
Crank up the data and EE struggles to keep pace with Vodafone and O2 at the moment. We don't see why you should put up with paying over £50 a month, when you can pay less than that elsewhere. Total cost over 24 months is £1348.99

View this Galaxy Note 8 deal at Affordable Mobiles

Best Galaxy Note 8 deal on O2 this month

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £120.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £45pm
This Galaxy Note 8 deal destroyed the competition when it became available. But the price has just increased £20 and the other networks have pulled out some better tariffs. It's still one of the cheapest Note 8 deals around at the moment though and yields a massive 30GB of data every month. You may as well forget everything else on O2 and just go straight for this from Mobile Phones Direct. Total cost over 24 months is £1200.99

View this Galaxy Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Best Galaxy Note 8 deal on Vodafone this month

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £87.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42pm
This new Vodafone tariff takes its place at the top of the charts for Galaxy Note 8 deals. Ok, so it isn't as cheap as we were seeing around Black Friday for example, but it would save you hundreds compared to the iPhone X. The upfront price is cheaper than you'll pay with most plans and then £42 a month is very reasonable for such a lot of data. Total cost over 24 months is £1095.99

View this Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £74.99 upfront | 32GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £48pm
This Vodafone plan on the Note 8 is good news if you were after a big data deal. It's actually one of the best around with 30GB+ of data allowance. Total cost over 24 months is £1226.99

View this Note 8 deal at Buymobiles

Best Galaxy Note 8 deals on Three this month

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £59.99 upfront | 12GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £48pm
So far, Three hasn't been able to compete very well on the Galaxy Note 8 - we'd imagine that they will come cheaper in time. For now, this is the least expensive option you can go for if you're wedded to the numerical network. Total cost over 24 months is £1211.99

View this Note 8 deal at Buymobiles

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £79 upfront | Unlimited data, minutes and texts | £75pm
Well helloooooooooo big spender! We know you're not going to be deterred by our warnings of the price and suggestions of going for 30GB instead - you want all-you-can-eat, and you want it now. Three is the only network that can offer uncapped data, so you have no option but to sign up with this deal. Total cost over 24 months is £1879

View this deal direct from Three