The best iPhone 8 Plus deals and UK contracts in August 2021

iPhone 8 Plus deals are an older option from Apple, being replaced by a wide host of newer and more high-tech devices. But what that old age has brought about is an excellent price tags, saving you a boat-load of cash.

After a good few new releases including the extortionate iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone XS, iPhone 8 Plus deals have been slowly dropping into the realms of affordability.

Now, it is quite easy to get a contract around the £30 a month mark and if you're willing to do some digging and pay a bit more upfront, even the mid £20s. And the same goes for SIM-free where prices have reached an excellent low point.

But while both the age and cost would give you the idea that this isn't a great phone, it is the complete opposite of that. It might not have all the bells and whistles of Apple's latest and greatest but it shines where it needs to.

With a 2691mAh battery. a dual camera set-up, IP67 water protection and a surprisingly powerful processor for its age. And, at 5.5-inches, this is the kind of device you can easily use one-handed

Still feeling a bit overwhelmed by these prices? Don't forget that iPhone 8 deals are also available if you'd prefer the smaller smartphone, along with the smaller prices. 

iPhone 8 Plus price: how much does it cost?

A mighty £699. That's how much the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus will cost you in the UK according to the RRP. That might seem like a lot but that's one hundred pounds cheaper than when it first came out.

Need more memory? Then your only other option is spending an extra £150 and grabbing a £849 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 £699 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

Cheap and brilliant, but not quite 2019 level

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 newer iPhones

This is the iPhone you want if you can't quite afford the iPhone XR or iPhone 11. 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

iPhone 8 Plus deals: FAQ

Is the iPhone SE going to be a better choice?

iPhone SE deals are a newer, more powerful handset entering the world in 2020. It's named after a budget handset Apple gave the world a few years ago but looks like the iPhone 8...and has the specs of an iPhone 11.

In other words, its Apple's amalgamation of all of its top devices and comes at a price lower than the iPhone 8 Plus. However, it is much smaller in size so if you're favourite feature of the iPhone 8 Plus is the size, don't be swayed by this new release.

Is the Plus worth going for over the iPhone 8?

There are really just two decisions to make here - cost and size. If you don't mind paying a little bit more then the iPhone 8 Plus will be the option you should gravitate to.

More worried about saving some cash with your new device? Drop down to the iPhone 8 with its smaller size and cheaper price tag.

Will iPhone 8 Plus deals drop further in price?

It is highly unlikely that we'll see this handset get any cheaper. For newer handsets like the iPhone 11, iPhone SE and more, prices will fall over the Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day periods but the iPhone 8 Plus is unlikely to get that same treatment.

In fact, we imagine soon the iPhone 8 Plus will start to rise in price for contracts and drop slightly in SIM-free price as more retailers stop stocking it due to its older age.

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