Monthly cost: £5 - £85
Contract length: 12 - 24
Data: 1GB - 100GB
All about Apple iPhone 8 Plus...
With the iPhone 8 Plus you get the larger version of the new smartphone from Apple. The most important updates include wireless charging, the dual camera and the fleet A11 processor.
Apple created a whole new market 10 years ago with the first iPhone. Since then, smartphones have become indispensable in everyday life. As regular as clockwork every year, it seems there is a reissue of the popular classic from Cupertino, California. Here you will find out everything about the new iPhone 8 Plus and how to compare prices to get the best monthly deal.
What has changed?
At first glance, the 8 Plus resembles the predecessor model iPhone 7 Plus down to the smallest detail. The Home button is still mounted below the display and also serves as a fingerprint sensor, the so-called Touch ID technology. The large screen still has the same 5.5-inch diagonal and Retina HD resolution.
TrueTone is a new feature that automatically adjusts the colours of the display according to the ambient light. For example, the screen is not as blu-ish in the evening as other devices. Besides normal gestures for control, the iPhone also supports 3D Touch - to perform additional actions, simply press the display and additional information or menus will appear.
Tempered glass is truly stunning
The first major innovation is on the back, this is now made of tempered glass and makes wireless charging possible for the first time. Simply place the device on the now widely used QI charger and the battery level indicator fills up.
Front and back are connected by a metal frame. This is made of aluminum, which, according to Apple marketing garb, is made from the same metals as used in space travel. The gaps are so small that the entire device is protected against dust and splash water.
Faster processor and improved camera
The following colour options are available for you with memory sizes of either 64 GB or 256 GB:
- Space grey
The performance of the phone has been significantly improved compared to the previous model. This is mainly due to the new processor, which Apple has placed into a phone for the first time. The A11 bionic chip is 25% faster than the iPhone 7 Plus. The integrated graphics unit even delivers an increase of 30% speed.
Double the cameras
However, the biggest jumps were made by the camera and photo quality — in contrast to the standard version of the iPhone 8, the Plus has a dual camera. With the 12 megapixel camera you have both a wide-angle and a telephoto lens available. Optical image stabilisation and aperture shutter speed have been optimised too.
The new port mode allows you an adjust perfectly the lighting conditions, and go live when taking pictures and not afterwards. For example, you shoot pictures with only one face visible and the background automatically turns black - it is quite incredible!
The smaller iPhone 8 model might be worth considering if you don't need all the features or size of the "Plus" version - it does work out slightly cheaper per month. Compare iPhone 8 deals here.
How much does an iPhone 8 Plus cost on contract?
Generally the iPhone 8 Plus (or any of the Plus/Max models) should be considered if you want that little bit extra — whether that is more screen size, or more power, or just a bigger handset. If you find that the iPhone 8 is too small or underpowered then it might be worth paying a little extra.
Another model to consider instead, might be the newer iPhone Xr which is the cheapest of the newer models.
The iPhone 8 Plus can be bought on contract for a minimum of £15, for a 24 month contract, although there is an upfront fee to pay. Adjust the sliders above to find your optimum deal with oneCOMPARE.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Specifications
- Dimensions: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
- Weight: 202 g
- Platform: iOS
- Operating System: iOS 11
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Display Type: Retina HD display
- Display Size: 5.5
- Memory Card:
- Memory Card Slot: None
- Chipset: Apple A11 Bionic
- RAM: 3 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 b/g/n/ac
- WIFI Hotspot:
- Bluetooth Type: 5.0 with A2DP, LE
Contract & Deals FAQs
We are currently comparing 26973 Apple iPhone 8 Plus contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus deals on the EE Network
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- Apple iPhone 8 Plus deals on the iD Network
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus deals on the O2 Network
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus deals on the Virgin Network
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus 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 Plus ee contract or a Apple iPhone 8 Plus 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 Plus 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 26973 Apple iPhone 8 Plus 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 26973 Apple iPhone 8 Plus deals, our cheapest Apple iPhone 8 Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Apple iPhone 8 Plus 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 Plus phone from the likes of Music Magpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.