The best iPhone 8 deals in May 2023

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It's a good time to grab one of the best iPhone 8 deals. A new iPhone takes the spotlight every year, but the truth is that both the 8 and the 8 Plus are still fantastic iPhones four years after their release, and now they're economical too. Since the iPhone 8 is no longer sold by Apple, you won't see a huge number in stockists, but that means you find them at a bargain price where they're available.

The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus came out in September 2017, so they're hardly antiques. The pace of Apple releases is so fast that the focus is now on the iPhone 11s and 12s, but the iPhone 8 remains a firm fans' favourite. Its size is much more manageable than the latest iPhones, fitting in your palm, it has a 4.7-inch Retina HD screen, a fingerprint sensor and comes with storage of between 64GB–256GB and great battery life.

With our bargain hunter widget below, you'll be able to find the best iPhone 8 deals available now, whether you want to buy the phone outright or go for a contract. There are filters and a slider to allow you to pick the criterion that's most important for you (maximum handset cost, minimum monthly payments, etc), so you can find exactly the right deal you want on either the iPhone 8 or its bigger brother the 8 Plus. If you're on the hunt for other Apple gear, don't miss our round-up of the best Apple deals too, and if you're looking for the next step up the iPhone ladder, see the best iPhone XR deals. You can learn more about the iPhone 8 here.

The best iPhone 8 deals and iPhone 8 Plus deals right now:

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When's the best time to buy the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus?

In a word – now! It's the perfect time to get your hands on an iPhone 8 at a great price, especially if you're looking to trade in an existing model for it. Remember, if you want to get rid of an older phone, a good way to do it and get some money back to put towards your new iPhone 8, is to use a site like

How much is the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus?

When the iPhone 8 was released in September 2017, it would have cost you around $699/£699 to buy the 64GB handset outright. You'll be pleased to hear that the price has dropped considerably since then!

As you'll see from our price calculator above, you'll be able to get the 64GB iPhone 8 for around $300/£300, and the iPhone 8 Plus for around $100/£100 more. That's less than half the original price!

What's the cheapest way to buy an iPhone 8?

The cheapest iPhone 8 available will be a refurbished version. That won't be for everyone, but bear in mind that refurbished doesn't mean old and used! As stated on the Apple website, all refurbished iPhones come with a brand new battery, new outer shell and a 12-month warranty for peace of mind. They're cleaned to within an inch of their lives too, making them look as good as new.

A good refurbished option in the UK is this iPhone 8 contract deal, which comes with 6GB of data, and unlimited minutes and texts for no upfront cost and only £15 a month after that for 24 months. Bargain! In the US, Best Buy has this iPhone 8 with 64GB memory available from $249.99 upfront.

Is the iPhone 8 still worth buying? 

Yes, the iPhone 8 is still well worth buying in 2021 if you don't want to pay the price of a newer iPhone. In fact, some people may even prefer it over the newer iPhones if they want a more compact phone that can more easily fit in a pocket – rather than the slightly unwieldy 6.1-inch screen on the iPhone 12, for example. 

Some also like the iPhone 8's home button and Touch ID, which aren’t available on many newer iPhones. Considering that you can get an iPhone 8 for less than a third of the price of the iPhone 12, it makes very good sense to consider it.

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Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren likes nothing better than to climb himself a bit of rock.