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The best iPhone 8 Plus deals in January 2018



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. 

But the successor to the iPhone 7 Plus will 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 iPhone 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.

See also: iPhone X deals | iPhone 8 deals | iPhone 7 Plus deals | Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals | Best mobile phone deals | Best SIM only deals

The top 5 best iPhone 8 Plus deals you can get in the UK today:

iPhone 8 Plus | O2 | £329.99 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 3GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £32pm
While you may think we’re mad recommending a deal with an upfront cost of over £300, the £32 monthly fee is the best iPhone 8 Plus deal we’ve seen for this much data and more than enough for most users. If you’ve got the cash, this is definitely worth considering especially now that you can get a tenner off with our 10OFF code. Total cost over 24 months is £1097.99

View this iPhone 8 Plus deal: at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 Plus | EE | £130 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42.99pm
£42.99 is the default monthly price for EE tariffs, and a bit more upfront gets you 15GB of data rather than just 10GB. Plus, EE has the fastest 4G network in the UK, which is a big selling point for data users. This deal also comes with three months of free BT Sport and six month of Apple Music. Total cost over 24 months is £1161.76

View this iPhone 8 Plus deal: at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone 8 Plus | O2 | £174.99 upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
This O2 deal for a huge 20GB of data is around £10 more expensive over the two years than the best iPhone 8 Plus 10GB deals 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 £1206.99

View this iPhone 8 Plus deal: at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone 8 Plus | Three | £79 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £62pm
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 £1567

View this iPhone 8 Plus deal: direct from Three

iPhone 8 Plus 256GB | Vodafone | £78.99 upfront | 4GB 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 Vodafone deal gets you the 256GB version of the iPhone 8 Plus. That’s a remarkable amount of space to enjoy. Total cost over 24 months is £1278.99

View this iPhone 8 Plus deal: at Mobile Phones Direct

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 on launch – that’s almost one hundred pounds more than the 7 Plus cost last year.

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

Great camera

Premium look and feel

Wireless charging

Lacks the pizzazz of the iPhone X



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



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