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ID Mobile
iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Gold
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes 300
£9.99
per month
£799.99
upfront cost
ID Mobile
iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Gold
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 250
£9.99
per month
£734.99
upfront cost
ID Mobile
iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Gold
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes 250
£9.99
per month
£754.99
upfront cost
ID Mobile
iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes 250
£9.99
per month
£754.99
upfront cost
ID Mobile
iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes 300
£9.99
per month
£799.99
upfront cost
ID Mobile
iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 250
£9.99
per month
£734.99
upfront cost
ID Mobile
iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes 250
£9.99
per month
£754.99
upfront cost
ID Mobile
iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes 300
£9.99
per month
£799.99
upfront cost
ID Mobile
iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 250
£9.99
per month
£734.99
upfront cost
ID Mobile
iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Gold
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes 250
£9.99
per month
£754.99
upfront cost

About iPhone 8 Plus - Review, Specs + more

With the iPhone 8 Plus you get the larger version of the iPhone 8 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.

Summary of contents:
  1. What has changed?
  2. iPhone 8 Plus: Faster processor
  3. Double the cameras
  4. How much does an iPhone 8 Plus cost on contract?

 

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 funnily enough; 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.

iPhone 8 Plus: Faster processor

The following colour options are available for you with memory sizes of either 64 GB or 256 GB:

  1. Silver
  2. Space grey
  3. Gold

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 (non Plus) 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 regular iPhone 8 deals here.

As for the design, it does start to feel like Apple could have done more here. The iPhone 8 didn't really move things on much in terms of that familar design, and Apple were criticised at the time for not innovating enough. There wasn't an iPhone 9, so the iPhone X range which followed did certainly shake up the design front a little.

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.

Or the iPhone 11 (non Pro versions) is perhaps worth a quick comparison to check, as there are some cheap deals available on this too already.

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

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 202 g
  • Operating System
  • Platform: iOS
  • Operating System: iOS 11
  • Display
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Display Type: Retina HD display
  • Display Size: 5.5
  • Performance
  • Memory Card:
  • Memory Card Slot: None
  • Chipset: Apple A11 Bionic
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Battery Type: Non-removable
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 7 MP
  • Back Camera: 12 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: 4G
  • GPS:
  • GPS Type: A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS
  • SIM Capacity: 1
  • Network
  • WIFI:
  • WIFI Type: 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • WIFI Hotspot:
  • Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth Type: 5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • USB:

iPhone 8 Plus Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 20396 Apple iPhone 8 Plus contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus deals on the EE network
  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus deals on the Vodafone network
  • 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 Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

iPhone 8 Plus: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the iPhone 8 Plus currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

iPhone 8 Plus deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date

Is SIM Only better for iPhone 8 Plus?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

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 signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent 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's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 20396 Apple iPhone 8 Plus deals, covering 4 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Apple iPhone 8 Plus handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

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 20396 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.

oneCompare's team 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 to buy i.e. 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.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Apple iPhone 8 Plus phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Apple will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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