Monthly cost: £5 - £85
Contract length: 12 - 24
Data: 1GB - 100GB
All about Apple iPhone 8...
With oneCOMPARE, you can buy the iPhone 8 directly with a suitable monthly contract - either 12, 18 or 24 months for this model. Let's dive in and analyse the iPhone 8 to see if it represents good value for money or if you should consider another handset.
iPhone 8: wireless charging-ready
Visually, at first glance, little has happened, the iPhone 8 looks like the 7 from the front. Seen from the rear, however, the new back comes to light, which consists of tempered glass, which is particularly robust, according to Apple. The glass has a very practical reason: It is now possible wireless charging with most common QI chargers. The case is precision-machined and provides protection against splash water and dust.
The home button still supports Touch-ID. After a bit of getting used to it, you can quickly unlock the iPhone with your fingerprint.
The connections have been pure minimalism since the 7th generation. So you will find the iPhone 8 only contains a Lightning connector to connect to other devices. In other words, if you want to connect the iPhone to a computer or listen to music with conventional headphones, you need the appropriate wire that supports Lightning.
More power through the Bionic chip
The display delivers sharp images, thanks to the award winning Retina HD resolution. TrueTone automatically adjusts the display to the light of the environment through a white balance. Thus, the screen is not as tiring for your eyes as normal bluish smartphone displays. It has a diagonal of 4.7 inches and an IPS LCD panel. The size still allows a comfortable operation with one hand - in contrast to the 5.5-inch large 8 Plus variant. If you need a bigger handset and screen then do consider that model as well.
3D Touch provides a variety of smart gestures that make using the phone easier.The processor known from its predecessor was replaced by the A11 bionic chip. This is 25% faster than the last generation A10 processor. The integrated graphics chip even has a speed increase of a whopping 30%.
Also on the 12-megapixel camera of the iPhone was worked. In particular, the sensor and the image stabilization have been much improved according to Apple, in contrast to the 7 Series. However, the new dual camera and the portrait mode are only available on the iPhone 8 plus and not in the basic model.
What colours are available?
You have the choice of 2 storage options, 64 GB or 256 GB, as well as the following 3 colour variants:
- Space Grey
Should I buy an iPhone 8 on contract?
With the end of a contract, you'll get the smartphone usually a little more expensive than a direct purchase but you spread the cost, allowing you to use your cash for other things. Another advantage is that you can choose a rate that best suits your usage. So you only pay for what you really need with oneCOMPARE by dragging the sliders across to suit your needs and wants . Will you use the iPhone 8 mainly for surfing? Then pay attention to enough data and a high surfing speed. Compare now using the table above to find your perfect contract.
As an alternative, you can of course buy the iPhone 8 without a contract and continue to use your previous contract. If you are still satisfied with your current contract, this is often the better solution. Because in this case, you save the cost of a new contract and you only have to pay the device costs. Once the smartphone arrives, you can simply insert your existing SIM card.
All-new, but with the features you know.
- The 4.7-inch Retina HD display makes your content more realistic thanks to True Tone technology. So you can enjoy games, series, movies and much more up close.
- Thanks to the A11 Bionic Chip, you are perfectly equipped for the daily routine with the iPhone 8. The processor provides under the hood for the necessary power, so you can use your phone smoothly.
- The battery ensures that you have enough energy for your smartphone use. Once the battery is empty, you can recharge it, among other things wirelessly and with a fast-charging power supply.
New design and features
The iPhone 8 can create some great noise when it wants to - it's about 25 percent louder than the 7 Series models. This is primarily due to the improved stereo speakers at the top and bottom of the smartphone. These will now deliver you deeper bass and beautify not only your music experience, but also videos and hands-free calls.
So you do not have to think twice about diving into a game of your choice or running multiple apps at the same time during your train ride. In addition, the performance tasks are intelligently distributed to all cores of the processor, so that Augmented Reality games and demanding apps run faster and smoother.
Should I buy an iPhone 8?
If you are looking at buying a slightly older model, and don't really want to pay the huge premium for the newer iPhone X models, then the iPhone 8 is a great choice and not really even a compromise. It is still extremely feature-rich and will last for a few years yet before it even begins to feel dated - Apple will make it for many years yet. Dont' forget to consider the slightly more feature-rich iPhone 8 Plus too.
Apple iPhone 8 Specifications
- Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
- Weight: 148 g
- Platform: iOS
- Operating System: iOS 11
- Resolution: 750 x 1334
- Display Type: Retina HD display
- Display Size: 4.7
- Memory Card:
- Memory Card Slot: None
- Chipset: Apple A11 Bionic
- RAM: 2 GB
- Battery Type: Non-removable
- Front Camera: 7 MP
- Back Camera: 12 MP
- Connection Type: 4G
- GPS Type: A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS
- SIM Capacity: 1
- WIFI Type: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- WIFI Hotspot:
- Bluetooth Type: 5.0 with A2DP, LE
Contract & Deals FAQs
We are currently comparing 26845 Apple iPhone 8 contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):
- Apple iPhone 8 deals on the EE Network
- Apple iPhone 8 deals on the Vodafone Network
- Apple iPhone 8 deals on the iD Network
- Apple iPhone 8 deals on the O2 Network
- Apple iPhone 8 deals on the Virgin Network
- Apple iPhone 8 deals on the Sky Mobile Network
We'll shortly be adding Three, Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.
Not sure which Mobile network to go for?
OneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Apple iPhone 8 ee contract or a Apple iPhone 8 Tesco Mobile contract?
The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - OneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.
Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Apple iPhone 8 contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.
A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signal across all major mobile networks across the UK.
So which network has the best signal?
According to Which?, In their latest research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.
EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!
OneCompare.com extensive deals & contracts database includes 26845 Apple iPhone 8 deals covering 4 model(s):
Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?
In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.
Out of our 26845 Apple iPhone 8 deals, our cheapest Apple iPhone 8 deal over the entire life of the contract is £408.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.
We have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile Networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.
A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Apple iPhone 8 SIM free phone would cost, this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront. The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile Networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Apple iPhone 8 handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Apple iPhone 8 Contract.
Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contract is to consider purchasing a pre owned Apple iPhone 8 phone from the likes of Music Magpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.