The best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals for Christmas 2018

So the Galaxy Note 9 has been out for a little while, making the Note 8 old news. Right? Well that's what you would think. But the 2017 model is so incredible that it still performs just like a new model and not to mention it is so much cheaper than its successor. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals are definitely still well worth a look. And it's still getting cheaper!

When the Note 8 first came out, EE had deals locked down tight but now there is a pretty good spread across providers, Although EE still does have some of the very best deals on this device - what else would you expect from the UK's fastest network. Samsung Note 8 deals are now under the £900-mark in total over the two-year contract and can go as low as £750, and our clear Editor's Pick now offers 30GB of data a month instead of 20GB.

The Note 8 is not by any means a budget device, however. It's a absolutely massive  smartphone, not just in size but also in raw power. It's got the screen size and specification smarts to be a competitor to the highly praised iPhone X or iPhone's new massive iPhone XS Max and neither of those come cheap. But there are now some excellent Note 8 deals floating around. Check out our comparison chart and handpicked favourite Note 8 deals below.

Now we know some of you may have fiery memories of the Galaxy Note 7 in your head when looking at this device but leave those worries behind. Both the Note 8 and 9 have massively improved their batteries and you won't be facing overheating problems anymore. The Note 8 truly is miles ahead of the 7 in every way.

Our top 5 best Galaxy Note 8 deals in the UK today:

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | O2 | FREE upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
Finally another network has stood up and challenged EE's might on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This has come from nowhere from Mobile Phones Direct to become the cheapest Note 8 deal out there. It's terrific value, considering that you get a tasty 15GB of data each month and unlimited everything else. Plus a taste of those O2 Priority rewards. Real nice. Total cost over 24 months is £816

View this cheap Galaxy Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | Vodafone | £344.99 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Vodafone just isn't really the cheapest provider on the Note 8 but if your heart is set on them then this is going to be the cheapest you'll get it for. You still get 4GB of data and the monthly payments are just £23 a month, not bad at all.  Total cost over 24 months is £848.99

View this Note 8 offer at Affordable Mobiles

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | EE | FREE upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm
Mobile Phones Direct has produced a Galaxy Note 8 deal so good that it's barely worth looking at any others -we think it even beats O2's best effort. The monthly bills, upfront price and sub-£900 total cost are extraordinary enough for this gigantic phone anyway, but when you consider that you get an incredible 30GB of data every month it becomes stratospheric. This is THE Note 8 deal to go for. Total cost over 24 months is £864

View this Galaxy Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | O2 | FREE upfront | 60GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £58pm | £200 cashback
30GB of data not enough for you? Well EE also has the Note 8 with 60GB of data for those who are glued to their phones. £58 a month might seem like a lot to pay but that is just the price you pay for high data plans. Not to mention you are getting £200 cashback as well knocking the price back down. Total cost over 24 months is £1192.08

View this Galaxy Note 8 offer at Mobile Phones Direct 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | Three | £79 upfront | Unlimited data, minutes and texts | £61pm
Darn...Three's all-you-can eat data Samsung Note 8 deal reduction just came to an end, so the price has just jumped by around £200 over the two year term again. But Three is the only network that can offer uncapped data, so you have no option but to sign up with this deal if it's all-you-can-eat that you crave. Total cost over 24 months is £1,543

View this deal direct from Three

Should I get the Galaxy Note 8 SIM free?

Are you determined to get the very best price? 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 or if you're willing to pay a bit more, how about Three's unlimited SIM deal for £20

The Galaxy Note 8's RRP has dropped massively recently to £649. That is much cheaper than it used to be but you will still be putting up a big chunk of money upfront. Even if you get the cheapest SIM card (usually around £4 a month for 500MB data), that would still cost near to £800 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

SPECIFICATIONS

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

Reasons to Buy
Incredible Infinity display
Best Samsung camera on a phone
So powerful
Reasons to Avoid
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