The Galaxy Note 9 has been out for a while now, which in theory should make the Note 8 old news. Right? Well that’s what you would think. But the 2017 model is so incredible that it still performs just like a new model and not to mention it is so much cheaper than its successor. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals are definitely still well worth a look. And it’s still getting cheaper!
When the Note 8 first came out, EE had deals locked down tight but now there is a pretty good spread across providers so no matter your preference you don’t have to switch, Although EE still does have some of the very best deals on this device – what else would you expect from the UK’s fastest network. Samsung Note 8 deals are now under the £900-mark in total over the two-year contract and can go as low as £750.
The Note 8 is not by any means a budget device, however. It’s a absolutely massive smartphone, not just in size but also in raw power. It’s got the screen size and specification smarts to be a competitor to the highly praised iPhone X or iPhone’s new massive iPhone XS Max and neither of those come cheap. But there are now some excellent Note 8 deals floating around. Check out our comparison chart and handpicked favourite Note 8 deals below.
Now we know some of you may have fiery memories of the Galaxy Note 7 in your head when looking at this device but leave those worries behind. Both the Note 8 and 9 have massively improved their batteries and you won’t be facing overheating problems anymore. The Note 8 truly is miles ahead of the 7 in every way.
Our top 5 best Galaxy Note 8 deals in the UK today:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | Vodafone | FREE upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
Looking for a cheap Note 8 on Vodafone? This is our pick for the best choice. Unfortunately there is much better options with EE and O2. If you don’t mind which retailer you’re with check out the O2 deal below. You can get it for the same price but with a serious bump on data. Total cost over 24 months is £816
Exclusive Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | EE | FREE upfront | 9GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £28pm
When it comes to Note 8 deals, we really can’t think of a better option than this. Absolutely nothing to pay upfront and then just £28 each month – that is a brilliant price for this phone. It gets even better with the 9GB of data Fonehouse is offering on top and when you realise this deal is exclusive to TechRadar. Total cost over 24 months is £672
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | O2 | FREE upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
This deal just seems to keep changing, the price goes up and down but luckily, it is currently at its best price yet. Not only do you only have to pay £34 each month but you also get a big 15GB of data to play with. Plus a taste of those O2 Priority rewards. Total cost over 24 months is £816
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | O2 | £99 upfront | 3GB data | 1000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £23pm
If you’re here to push the monthly costs down as low as you can then this O2 deal might be the way forward. After the £99 upfront cost you will just need to pay £23 a month, a very affordable way to get this phablet device. Total cost over 24 months is £651
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | EE | FREE upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £33pm
As tempting as the exclusive Fonehouse deal on EE above is, this deal is a great choice for big data users. For just £33 a month you can give your data plan a big boost, all the way up to £33 a month, that’s a great price for big data. Total cost over 24 months is £792
Should I get the Galaxy Note 8 SIM free?
Are you determined to get the very best price? Always looking to see how you can trim a few pounds off your new favourite gadget? As you probably know, you can now pick up cheap SIM only deals for as little as £4 a month, which could make it worth buying a SIM and handset separately or if you’re willing to pay a bit more, how about Three’s unlimited SIM deal for £20
The Galaxy Note 8’s RRP has dropped massively recently to £649. That is much cheaper than it used to be but you will still be putting up a big chunk of money upfront. Even if you get the cheapest SIM card (usually around £4 a month for 500MB data), that would still cost near to £800 over the two years. You’re probably better cranking up the upfront cost in our price comparison chart above, imposing a low maximum for monthlies and finding a cheaper deal in the long run.
To get the best price on your new SIM free Galaxy, you can head to our cheapest unlocked Note 8 deals page.
Wondering what all the fuss is about? Well the fervour for the Note 8 is probably doubled due to the fact that the Note 7 was pulled from shelves soon after release. But it doesn’t take more than one look at the Note 8 to see that it justifies the hype.
The huge 6.3-inch ‘Infinity Display,’ is gorgeous to look at, the 6GB RAM innards go like a train and there are two best-in-class rear cameras. It’s expensive, but we think the Note 8 is worth it.
Read TechRadar’s full Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review