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The best iPhone 8 deals and contracts in January 2021

Once the go to budget option for Apple, iPhone 8 deals have quickly slipped away. Apple no longer stocks it, 3rd party retailers are starting to run out of stock and other devices have come in to replace is it still worth buying.

In a nutshell, yes it is. If you find a great price and you aren't looking to secure Apple's latest hardware then iPhone 8 deals could be the perfect choice for you.

We've seen prices drop to well below £20 a month on numerous occasions now making it one of the cheapest iPhones around and despite its age, the specs still hold up strongly.

However...Apple has provided a very strong alternative to iPhone 8 deals. Offering up a new and improved edition of the cheap iPhone SE. With the 2020 edition of iPhone SE deals, you're paying not a whole lot more than what you'd pay for the iPhone 8.

And yet, the iPhone SE is simply a better version of the iPhone 8. It looks identical, it comes in the same screen size, ratio and style but it has a far more powerful processor, an improved camera and a host of other new features.

With that in mind, those considering the iPhone 8 should first consider the SE. If you find it is a tiny bit pricier than you were hoping for, you can find the cheapest iPhone 8 deals below.

Filter and compare all of the iPhone 8 deals available in the UK:

Trading in your old phone for money off the iPhone 8:

Looking for the cheapest way to land the iPhone 8? One great way to get the price down is by trading in your old device. Sites like Sellmymobile can help you do this with ease.

It compares different recycling sites, listing their TrustPilot scores, how long it will take for you to get paid, how you send your phone and of course, how much you'll get.

You an earn some good money by doing this, with the iPhone 6S selling for around £65.90, the Samsung Galaxy S7 selling for £71 and a number of other great prices on older handsets.

Use our how do I sell my phone guide to find out more

Head to to see how much you can get for your old phone

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iPhone 8 review in brief

Obviously excellent, but not the newest by far

Screen size: 4.7-inches
Resolution: 750 x 1334
Rear camera: 12MP
Weight: 148g
OS: iOS 11
Storage: 64GB/256GB
External storage: No
Battery: 1821mAh
Reasons to buy
+Better screen than iPhone 7+New gold colour is handsome
Reasons to avoid
-It's expensive-Same old design

Don't expect a revolution with the iPhone 8. It's essentially a tweaked iPhone 7 with a few enhancements and one or two upgrades. For that reason we wouldn't particularly recommend this phone to anyone with an iPhone 7 - but for those with older phones this could make a timely upgrade if the price of the iPhone XS or iPhone XR makes you want to weep.

Read TechRadar's full iPhone 8 review

iPhone 8 deals: FAQ

Should I get the iPhone 8 or the iPhone SE?

Apple released a new device very recently that looks a lot like the iPhone fact, it doesn't just look like it but it also feels like it with the same screen ratio, size, body size and dimensions - its the iPhone SE.

iPhone SE deals are slightly more expensive than the 8 but you're getting a far more powerful device, featuring Apple's 2020 A13 Bionic chip and a host of other features. Unless ensuring the cheapest price possible is important to you, the iPhone SE is likely to be the best option for you.

Are iPhone 8 deals still good value?

Despite falling behind in Apple's collection of devices, the iPhone 8 still presents some strong value. That's due to the mix of strong specs and pricing that Apple has achieved on this device.

Yes, it is by no means the most powerful iPhone but it is one of the cheapest by a long way.

Will I be getting a good camera with the iPhone 8?

Honestly, it won't be the be camera performance out there, the best Apple can give or the best for the money. However, considering the pretty low-end price tags that the iPhone 8 carries these days, the camera is pretty great.

You'll only get one lens but that lands you portrait mode (bokeh effect photos) and a strong general ability to take good shots with ease - just don't expect it to rival the best out there.

Will the iPhone 8 get discontinued?

It already looks like the discontinuation has begun. Apple has removed it from its website and many retailers are starting to drop the handset from their websites. For now, that simply means lots of cheap iPhone 8 deals - both SIM-free and on contract.

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