Best deals and offers on Xiaomi phones in India

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has seen its fortunes grow in India over the last few years. Analyst firm Canalys recently released a report that puts Xiaomi in as the second largest smartphone brand in India. Thanks to its affordable Redmi line of devices with multiple successful phones, Xiaomi managed to ship 4 million smartphones in India in the first quarter this year.

Most smartphone enthusiasts know where to get the most recent Xiaomi smartphones from. However, in this post today we focus on bringing you the best deals on Xiaomi smartphones in India. Xiaomi has been expanding its official partners network over the last few months, thus widening the scope for customers to get the best deals on Xiaomi phones.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is phablet from Xiaomi and comes with a huge 6.44-inch display. It is priced at Rs. 16,999 and is available from mi.com, Amazon India and Flipkart. While there is no difference in prices on these sites, the device does come with some offers.

If you buy the Mi Max 2 from Flipkart using an Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card, you will get a discount of 5%. However, the maximum discount has been limited to Rs. 200. Apart from this, if you exchange your previous phone on Flipkart, you will get up to 12% more than the usual exchange price.

Buy Mi Max 2 @ Flipkart @ Rs. 16,999

If you pay using Mobikwik on mi.com, you will get Rs. 500 cashback in the form of Supercash. Apart from this, Amazon and mi.com are offering up to 100GB additional 4G data to Reliance Jio users on purchasing the Mi Max 2. Mi.com is also offering free 12-months subscription of Hungama Music.

To recall, the Mi Max 2 comes with a 6.44-inch display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 12MP primary camera, 5MP secondary camera and a huge 5,300mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi A1

Coming to the recently launched Android One device from Xiaomi, the Mi A1 has been priced at Rs. 14,999. As this is a recent launch with good demand, we do not expect it get a substantial discount anytime soon. However, it still comes with some offers.

Flipkart is offering a 5% discount on the Mi A1 if you buy the device using an Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card. Again, the maximum discount has been capped at Rs. 200. This time, Xiaomi has partnered with Airtel to offer an additional 200GB of 4G data to Airtel customers who buy the Mi A1. If you buy the device from mi.com and pay using Mobikwik, you will get Rs. 500 cashback in the form of Supercash.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is an Android One device that comes with a 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, a dual 12MP camera setup, 5MP front camera and a 3,080mAh battery.

Buy Mi A1 @ Flipkart @ Rs 14,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

The Redmi Note 4 is Xiaomi’s highest selling device in India and also the fastest Xiaomi device to cross the 1 million sales mark. Coming to the pricing, the Redmi Note 4 is available in three variants. The three variants are priced as follow: 2GB RAM / 32GB storage at Rs. 9,999, 3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage at Rs. 10,999 and 4GB RAM / 64GB internal storage at Rs. 12,999.

As a general offer, Reliance Jio users will get 30GB free 4G data on buying the Redmi Note 4. If you buy the device from mi.com, you will get free 12-months subscription of Hungama Music, and Rs. 500 cashback in the form of Supercash when you pay using Mobikwik.

Flipkart is offering up to Rs. 12,000 off on exchanging your old device for the Redmi Note 4, with up to 12% more money being offered for your device than usual. Apart from this, users who pay with an Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card will get an additional discount of Rs. 200.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 2GB / 3GB / 4GB RAM and 32GB / 64GB internal storage, 13MP primary camera, 5MP secondary camera and a 4,100mAh battery.

Buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (32 GB) @ Flipkart @ Rs 10,999

Buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (64 GB) @ Flipkart @ Rs 12,999

Xiaomi Redmi 4

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 is the budget offering from Xiaomi and comes with a price tag of Rs. 6,999 for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage variant, Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant and Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant.

Amazon India is providing four offers with this device, starting with 30GB additional data for Reliance Jio users, 12-months subscription of Hungama Music, Rs. 200 promotional credit on Kindle App and up to 70% off on selected cases and covers.

mi.com on the other hand is offering 12-months subscription of Hungama Music and Rs. 500 cashback in the form of Supercash if you pay with Mobikwik.

The budget Redmi 4 comes with a 5-inch display, Snapdragon 435 processor, 2GB / 3GB / 4GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB / 64GB internal storage, 13MP primary camera, 5MP secondary camera and a 4,100mAh battery.

Buy Xiaomi Redmi 4 (16 GB) @ Amazon @ Rs 6,999

Buy Xiaomi Redmi 4 (32 GB) @ Amazon @ Rs 8,999

Buy Xiaomi Redmi 4 (64 GB) @ Amazon @ 10,999

Xiaomi Redmi 4A

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A 32GB storage variant was launched on August 29 in India. The initial launch of the device was in March. The new Redmi 4A has been priced at Rs. 6,999.

As the Redmi 4A is already priced competitively, it does not come with many offers. Reliance Jio users will get 30GB additional data on buying the Redmi 4A. Apart from this, Amazon is offering up to 70% off on selected cases and covers.

To recall, the Redmi 4A comes with a 5-inch display, Snapdragon 425 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13MP primary camera, 5MP secondary camera and a 3,120mAh battery.

Xioami Redmi 4A (32 GB) @ Amazon @ Rs 6,999

iPhone X release date, price and features

iPhone X is "the future of the smartphone," according to Apple, but it's going to be hard to find in stock. You'll also need to brace yourself for the iPhone X price and release date that Apple announced last week. It costs more than any prior iPhone and ships later than expected.

That's the only bad news, though. Apple claims the iPhone X, which is pronounced 'iPhone 10', is worth your money and the extra wait time. This is Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone, and it's making big changes for 2017.

The iPhone X wasn't the only smartphone announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook on September 12. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were unveiled at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple's new campus, too, and are available to pre-order today.

  • Check out our hands-on: iPhone X review
  • Check out our hands-on: iPhone 8 review
  • Check out our hands-on: iPhone 8 Plus review
  • Check out our hands-on: Apple Watch 3 review

That said, the iPhone X is the flagship phone you really want. It takes Apple's ten-year-old smartphone design in a bold new direction. It also leaves behind the familiar physical home button and tried-and-true fingerprint sensor.

Is it worth the extremely high iPhone X price and wait? What are the big features you need to know about? We have all of your iPhone X news right here.

iPhone X release date

  • You'll have to wait longer for it to come out
  • Pre-orders begin Friday, October 27
  • Ships starting Friday, November 3
  • Supply is expected to be extremely limited

The iPhone X release date is Friday, November 3, which is a month-and-half away and later than the usual September launch date for new iPhones.

Can you wait for the iPhone X? iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-orders are now available and ship right on time next week, September 22.

  • Register your interest at Mobiles.co.uk (UK)
  • Register your interest at Carphone Warehouse (UK)

iPhone X pre-orders start Friday, October 27. That's later than normal, too. All of the delays are due to its new, Samsung-made OLED screens being in short supply. We expect iPhone X to be instantly out of stock on launch day and may even into 2018. Expect retailers to lure you to their stores with a chance of getting an iPhone X on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

For those living in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait or Qatar, iPhone X pre-orders also start on October 27, but the handset will arrive in stores a day later, on November 4.

iPhone X price

  • More expensive than any other iPhone
  • 64GB iPhone X: $999, £999, and AU$1,579
  • 256GB iPhone X: $1,149, £1,149, AU$1,829
  • US carriers are charging $42 a month

The iPhone X price starts at $999, £999, and AU$1,579, which makes it the most expensive iPhone ever made. And that's for the iPhone X with 64GB of storage.

You have to take the various models, storage sizes, US the sales tax into account. We bought an iPhone 8 Plus with 256GB of storage and it cost over $1,000 in the end. The 64GB iPhone 8 is more prominently advertised as $699. The iPhone X is going to be another jump in price.

The 256GB iPhone X will cost $1,149, £1,149, AU$1,829. Sadly, there's no option in between, if you were hoping for a 128GB iPhone X. There just isn't one.

It's also available in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar, with the 64GB iPhone X costing AED/SAR 4099 while the 256GB model is AED/SAR 4729

To put the iPhone X price into perspective, it doesn't cost much more than a 4.7-inch iPhone 8, which has a one-inch smaller screen and received a basic specs boost, wireless charging, and a similar glass design. In the US, the iPhone X costs an extra $300, but over the course of 24 months, it's is only an additional $3 each week.

US carriers like Verizon and AT&T are charging $42 a month for one year and allow you to upgrade to a new iPhone next year if you trade in your device. The Apple's iPhone Upgrade program starts at $49.91, but includes AppleCare+.

Regardless of how you're paying for it, the iPhone X is expensive.

Below you can watch our guide to teach you the key differences between the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

iPhone X design

  • New glass design that enables wireless charging
  • Bigger display, but smaller than Plus phones
  • Easier to hold than an iPhone Plus phone, too
  • Remains water-resistant and comes in only two colors

Apple managed to make the iPhone X bigger, yet smaller at the same time. It'll have a more expansive 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen (that's the bigger part), but the size is actually smaller than a Plus-sized iPhone. It also feels lighter.

How? The iPhone X dimensions give you a shorter height of 5.65 inches (143.6 mm) and, importantly, a smaller width of 2.79 inches (70.9 mm) vs a Plus phone. It weights a lighter 6.14 ounces (174 grams), too.

The iPhone X will be easier to hold in one hand. Even if you were turned off by the Plus size, you'll still be able to upgrade to iPhone X without a problem. That's good news because the front and back of the phone are now made of glass, eschewing the usual aluminum casing. You'll want an iPhone X case. 

Like last year's iPhone, the iPhone X is waterproof, or water-resistant. It has an IP 67 rating, which means the phone can be 1m (about 3.3 feet) under water for 30 minutes, according to Apple's tests.

What iPhone X colors will you be able to get on day one? Space Gray and Silver will be the only two options available. No red, gold, rose gold or that rumored blush gold colors this time around, which is disappointing.

iPhone X screen

  • Vibrant 5.8-inch edge-to-edge AMOLED screen
  • Apple's 'Super Retina Display' makes its debut
  • Quad HD+ display with a 2436 x 1125 resolution

Apple's new iPhone X screen is considered an all-screen display, or what it calls a 'Super Retina Display.' It's not elegantly named, but it comes with perks.

It uses a 5.8-inch OLED display, a first for an iPhone since it's used LCD displays before. Apple says it's the first OLED that's great enough to be on an iPhone.

This is also Apple's first edge-to-edge display, which means it lacks bezel at the top and is missing the home button at the bottom. It replaces them with more screen. It doesn't have curved screen sides like Samsung's phones, however.

It goes well beyond the 1080p screen ceiling Apple gave us on past phones and it'll crank the resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels, delivering a Quad HD+ picture.

The iPhone X display is built for HDR and its superior contrast video playback. It can deliver a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio on Dolby Vision and HDR10 content, and we expect to see Amazon Instant Video and Netflix onboard right away.

3D Touch returns for more granular pressure-sensitive touchscreen controls, which usually amount to hidden shortcut menus within apps and on the home screen. If you're upgrading from an iPhone 6, this will be new to you.

No more home button

  • Bezel-less iPhone X screen eliminates the home button
  • Flick an open app upward to return to the home screen
  • Control Center is now a swipe-down-from-the-top gesture

You won't find a physical home button on the iPhone X, or any home button at all. Apple's all-screen design doesn't have room for it or the fingerprint sensor.

Having no home button and Touch ID sensor is going to be the biggest change that long-time Apple users will have to get used to the new iPhone controls.

How do you return to the home screen without a home button? Simply flick an open app upward from the bottom, like you're throwing it away. This, oddly enough, is your new home button. You bypass the lock screen the same way (once you're authenticated with Face ID or a password).

The fanned-out multitasking menu can be accessed by dragging an app upward, but pausing for a second (don't let go) and it'll appear with other open apps. You can also swipe along the very bottom edge of the screen to switch between apps more quickly. This shortcut is akin to the browsing the watch faces gallery on an Apple Watch.

Since the swipe-up-from-the-bottom gesture is now occupied by the return to home mechanic, Control Center has been moved to a swipe down gesture. Just slide your finger down from the top-right-aligned battery icon and you can see the new iOS 11 Control Center dash. Swiping from the top on the left side of the screen reveals the notifications screen.

The Sleep/Wake button has been renamed the side button (also matching the Apple Watch). Holding it in for a second summons Siri, and double pressing it brings up Apple Pay, which can now be authenticated with Face ID.

Apple likens all of these swipes to slide to unlock, which everyone misses. We'll have to test out the new gesture mechanics see if this has the same natural feeling. This could become second nature, though some people will undoubtedly complain at first (they always do).

Face ID replaces Touch ID

  • Unlock your phone simply by looking at it
  • More secure than the fingerprint sensor
  • Also used in conjunction with Apple Pay

Without Touch ID, how do you unlock your iPhone X? Apple claims to have made this easy with the debut of Face ID.

"It's the future of we how unlock our smartphones," said Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller at the company's launch event.

To pull this off, the iPhone X uses its front-facing 7MP TrueDepth camera and its multiple sensors, including a sophisticated dot projector to map your face. It even works in the dark thanks to an infrared camera, according to Apple.

Apple claims that Face ID won't be spoofed by photos, which Samsung had an issue with on the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. The company went so far as to work with Hollywood mask makers to prevent even the most advanced hackers from breaking into your new iPhone X.

And don't worry, it'll work with sunglasses and can be disable in times of crisis, according to senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi. You can disable Face ID by holding in the side button for a few seconds, say if a robber demands that you hand over your smartphone.

Touch ID letting someone else into your phone 1 in 50,000 chance of happening. The chance a thief (or the FBI) can look at your iPhone and unlock it with Face ID? It's now a 1 in 1,000,000 chance, claims Apple. 

Face ID's debut did have what seemed like failed moment at the Apple event, but the company explained that it was due to a number of failed attempts by the stage crew. The iPhone X tried to authenticate their faces, unbeknownst to them, while they handled the new phone. It then reverted to asking Federighi for his passcode during the live demo. Oops. 

The science behind Face ID is extremely complex and interesting. It's almost ripped from the headlines from a newspaper – one that's printed in the future. What has us most intrigued is the fact that it gets better at recognizing your 3D mug over time and even adapt to the evolution on your face. Apple promises that Face ID won't mind when you get a haircut, grow a beard or start looking fabulously younger. It'll still 'just work.'

iPhone X dual-lens camera

  • Redesigned 12MP dual-lens camera
  • Telephoto lens OIS and a wider aperture
  • Portrait Mode enhanced by Portrait Lighting

Apple says it has redesigned its cameras, though it sticks with much of the same specs as last year: You get 12MP cameras with every new 2017 iPhone.

Of course, if you want a dual-lens camera you have to go with the iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus, and if you want optical image stabilization on both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses, you'll have to buy the iPhone X.

OIS helps make up for hand shakiness when taking photos. The camera lens actually moves with your unsteady hands. Now it's on the telephoto lens, too, so you photos with 2x optical zoom can be blur-free as well.

The iPhone X camera sensors are also larger and faster, capturing what Apple calls "deep pixels" with either an f/1.8 aperture (wide-angle) or improved f/2.4 aperture (telephoto) lens. It also uses its new A11 Bionic chip and machine learning to optimize for scenes even before an image is taken.

Last year's Portrait Mode gave us bokeh-rich (background-blur-added) portrait photos. This year, Apple is introducing Portrait Lighting. It can transform the light in a scene, going as far as changing a background, or apply lightning to a persons face, as if they were being hit by lights in a studio. It reminds us of a live version of Instagram, but done on the phone's default camera app and smartly focused on a person's face, not the entire photo.

iPhone X video recording in 4K hasn't changed, but capturing a slow-motion has. It can now record 240 frames per second in 1080p, up from doing it in 720p. The compromise of capturing slow-motion video at a lower resolution is gone. 

Apple's ridiculously tricked out TrueDepth camera

  • 7MP front-facing camera takes Portait Mode selfies
  • TrueDepth is full of face-mapping sensors

Apple's iPhone X TrueDepth camera is no ordinary selfie camera. Its 7MP again, but packs more technology than we've ever seen in a front-facing camera array.

It adds Portrait Mode to your selfies, giving us the first iPhone that doesn't have a single fixed-focus camera. This means your selfies can exhibit that stylish background blur, too.

Depth of field is way better than the Beauty Mode that's popular on Android phones. The blur effect deserves to be on the background, not your skin.

What else is packed into the screen cut-out at the top besides the 7MP camera? An infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, speaker, microphone and sophisticated face-mapping dot projector.

The TrueDepth camera is a beast, between Portrait Selfies, Portrait Lighting Selfies (nope, it's not just on the back camera), Face ID, and Animoji.

Animoji

  • Combines animations with emoji, of course
  • Mirrors your facial expressions quite accurately
  • Like a more advanced versions of a Snapchat mask

Animoji has Apple taking emoji to the next level, utilizing its TrueDepth camera to mirror your facial expressions on a animals or… other creations, yes, like the poo emoji.

A dozen of these animated emojis will be available in Apple's Messages app, and the camera will be able to bring them to life by tracking 50 of your facial muscle movements. 

It's more than just intrigued eyebrow looks.

The iMessages app is already exploding with fun stickers and special effects and we didn't think we'd be using a year ago. The same is being said of Animoji. If they seems a bit meaningless and silly now, check back with us in a year.

It's no surprise that Apple is working with Snapchat on using the front-facing camera to bring new, more realistically contoured masks to its photo-sharing app. There's a lot of potential behind this expression-driven creation.

iPhone X specs

  • A11 Bionic has six cores and is 25% faster than iPhone 7 CPU
  • Doubles the number of efficiency cores to be 70% faster
  • Translates into more power for 3D games and AR

Apple has debuted its new 'A11 Bionic' chipset with the iPhone X, and it'll have a six-core processor to power all of the latest 3D games and AR technology.

What does that mean? The six-core iPhone X chip has four efficiency cores, double the two efficiency cores on the four-core iPhone 7 Plus. That translates into a 70% faster CPU efficiency cores. 

What are the other two cores? They're the high-performance cores, and while the new iPhone X and last year's iPhone have two cores each, Apple says they're 25% faster and the iPhone X can even use all six at the same time for a turbo boost. It's smartly designed.

We won’t know the RAM until someone pries open an iPhone X, as Apple doesn’t reveal its RAM specs. But one report has suggested the iPhone X will come with 3GB of RAM, the same amount we saw Apple pack into the iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone X battery life and fast charging

  • Lasts two hours longer than last year's iPhone 7
  • First fast-charging iPhone: 50% recharge in 30 minutes

Apple gave us a big headline at the iPhone X launch: it will last two hours longer than the standard-sized iPhone 7.

It'll amount to all-day battery life, depending on usage. You can easily pare down  battery consumption with low-power mode in iOS 11 to have it last even longer.

What's interesting is that the iPhone X will be the first Apple phone (along with the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus) with fast-charging capabilities. This can give you a 50% charge in just 30 minutes. Previously fast charging was limited to newer iPad Pro tablets and the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

You will have to spring for the separately sold Lightning-to-USB-C cable and adapter. The iPhone X comes with a normal lightning cable and underpowered 5W charging adapter – smaller than even the iPad charger.

Wireless charging with AirPower

  • Apple's AirPower pad can charge multiple devices
  • iPhone X also charges with existing Qi chargers

Plugging in your iPhone X could be as easy as dropping it on a wireless pad, and that's the idea behind the new iPhone X wireless charging feature.

Sure, wireless charging isn't new (yes, it's been on Android phones for years), but Apple will debut a new AirPower charging pad in 2018. It can charge every new Apple product: an Apple Watch, AirPods and the iPhone X. The pad itself uses a USB-C cable for power, just like Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro.

This wide-shaped charging pad makes it easy to recharge everything at once compared to plugging each gadget in with a Lightning cable or fetching that inductive Apple Watch charger. However, Apple didn't lay out how much the hassle-free AirPower pad will cost, and we know it won't launch until next year.

AirPower also requires a new AirPods case, one that has wireless charging built into it. Just when you thought iPhone X was expensive enough, it makes you want to buy all sorts of accessories (that's how they get you, right?).

Convenience often has a high price and a long wait. In the meantime, Mophie and Belkin are making wireless chargers, and standard Qi chargers should work, though most will simply charge a single device.

  • Want to look for a charging pad? Here are the best wireless chargers right now

Augmented Reality features

  • Apple just created the world's largest AR ecosystem
  • New demos are launching with iOS 11 
  • It even works on older devices (A9 chip and higher)

Apple is very bullish on augmented reality, favoring AR over VR. CEO Tim Cook mentions AR during every one of Apple's quarterly earnings calls these days.

iOS 11 beta is already transforming your world into a virtual playground, with games that create digital objects on empty tables when you look through an iPhone or iPad. Home furnishing giant IKEA, meanwhile, is creating practical furniture measuring tools. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

That's why AR is going to play a big part on the iPhone X, although any exclusive features it gets may be minimal, as older iPhones has AR capabilities, too.

You can find out more about the iOS 11 AR experience on the iPhone and iPad, which is coming to all Apple devices with an A9 chip or newer.

  • Be sure to read our hands on iPhone X review

The best iPhone 8 deals available to pre-order today

iPhone 8 deals are now available to pre-order for the next week. Apple's new phone goes on general sale on September 22 which means if you buy today, it will ship Thursday September 21st for delivery on the Friday.

The deals for the iPhone 8 Plus are also now available to pre-order so if you want the bigger version of this phone, you can do that too. The iPhone X deals are, however, not going on sale until October 27 so if you're after that particular technology marvel you'll have to wait a bit longer.

So what are the iPhone 8 pre-order deals like? As you might have expected they're not exactly cheap – in fact, many of the early prices are extremely expensive. But not all these deals were born equal and if you're careful you can save yourself lots of money. Watch out for certain deals with low data costing more than those with lots of data!

Use the comparison tools below to find your way to the best iPhone 8 pre-order deals, or see our recommendations for the best deals below that.

If you want to buy the iPhone 8 SIM-free, you can get it from £699 at Argos.co.uk and Very.co.uk.

The best iPhone 8 deals you can pre-order today:

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iPhone 8 64GB | £150 upfront | 10GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £39PM
This is definitely the best iPhone 8 deal out there so far today. £150 upfront is not too bad for this phone, but £39 per month for 10GB data on O2 is really good value in relative terms! It's still not cheap, but compared to everything else out there this is the best option! Total cost over 24 months is £1086

View this deal: from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | £75 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £47.99PM
This is the best iPhone 8 deal from EE we've seen so far. It's very similar to the O2 deal above but will cost you a bit extra each month for the privilege of being on EE. Again, £75 upfront isn't too bad and £47.99 per month for 5GB data and unlimited everything else is about as good as you're going to get in this early pre-order phase. Total cost over 24 months is £1226.76

View this deal: from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | £89.99 upfront | 26GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £48pm
Vodafone is an attractive network to go for with the iPhone 8 if you're after lots and lots of data. This deal offers 26GB of 4G data for £48 per month. The upfront cost is a bit more than the deals above at £89.99 but the total value of this deal is better than those on offer from O2 and EE if you can stomach signing up with Vodafone for two years! Total cost over 24 months is £1241.99

View this deal: at Carphone Warehouse

iPhone 8 64GB | £79 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £60pm
Three is often a good network to go for if you're after lots of data. This is the best big data deal we've seen from the Three network so far. £60 per month is a lot of money though, so only go for this deal if you really need all the data and want to be on Three. Total cost over 24 months is £1519

View this deal: at Three.co.uk

iPhone 8 deals: how much does the phone cost?

The SIM-free price of the new iPhone 8 is £699. That's £100 more than the iPhone 7 cost when it launched in the UK 12 months ago, so while this is not the iPhone X, nor is it what you'd call a cheap alternative. To get the phone on a 24 month contract you'll obviously have to pay a fair whack more than that, so depending on which tariff suits you best you may or may not be better off buying SIM free with a SIM only deal.

When can I pre-order the iPhone 8?

You can pre-order the iPhone 8 right now! The phone will be in pre-order phase for just a week, so you'll get the phone Friday next week – or Thursday if you're super super lucky!

Don't expect a revolution with the iPhone 8. It's essentially a tweaked iPhone 7 with a few enhancements and one or two upgrades. For that reason we wouldn't particularly recommend this phone to anyone with an iPhone 7 – but for those with older phones this could make a timely upgrade.

Read TechRadar's full iPhone 8 review

iPhone 8 Plus deals and pre-orders: here are the best prices in the US

The iPhone 8 Plus is now available to pre-order, but you shouldn't overpay or at least gets something for free if you're going to buy it for full price. Here are the best deals on day one.

The iPhone 8 Plus has been announced as a typical upgrade to last year's iPhone 7 Plus. Thankfully, that means it comes with a price in line with that upgrade. The iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799.

The iPhone 8 Plus might come at a higher price than the iPhone 7 Plus, but it also comes with a larger starting storage. It's the biggest phone in size, but at least it's cheaper than any of the iPhone X deals.

  • See the iPhone 8 Plus deals at T-Mobile
  • $300 off a iPhone 8 Plus at Verizon with trade-in
  • 50% off an iPhone 8 Plus lease at Sprint
  • 32GB iPad for $99 with the AT&T iPhone purchase

See also: iPhone 7 deals | iPhone 7 Plus deals | iPhone SE deals | Samsung Galaxy S8 deals | Galaxy S8 Plus deals

iPhone 8 Plus price: how much will deals cost?

With a starting price of $799 in the US, Apple delivers the 5.5-inch base model with a decent spec bump without giving it too much of a price bump.

The best news is that Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and other US carriers will offer iPhone 8 Plus deals at launch for new customers. 

They'll also break the price into monthly payments, so you'll likely be paying $33 a month for 24 months if you go with a carrier like Verizon.

The best money-saving plans: Verizon plans | T-Mobile plans | AT&T plans | Sprint plans

When can I buy the iPhone 8?

On top of the price, Apple announced the release dates for the iPhone 8 plus.

Today is Apple's official iPhone 8 launch event. iPhone 8 Plus pre-orders will start later this week, Friday, September 15. As usual, it's the Friday directly after an Apple press conference.

Keeping in line with past releases, the iPhone 8 Plus will then be available to purchase the following Friday, September 22.

Then, you can take your $799 and head down to a carrier to get your new iPhone 8 Plus.

TechRadar predicts the best iPhone 8 deal

While Apple gave us the price of the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus model, it didn't mention a price for the 256GB model during its launch event, but the price is now on Apple's website. To get the increase in storage size, there's a $150 increase, hitting a high $949.

You'll experience less sticker shock if you opt for the $33 a month over 24 months price, or about $26 a month for 30 months with AT&T for the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus. Unfortunately, you may have to wait for those installment deals to show up.

If you have a phone to trade in, you might get an even better price. So far, T-Mobile is offering $300 off the iPhone 8 Plus with an eligible trade-in, and its throwing in free enrollment in the iPhone upgrade program. It will also sell the Apple Watch 3 with 3 months of free wireless service. Other carriers are also likely to offer trade-in deals soon. 

  • See T-Mobile's iPhone 8 Plus deals here
  • Read more about the iPhone 8

iPhone 8 deals and pre-orders: here are the best prices in the US

Apple's iPhone 8 is now available to pre-order. Here's where you can get the best price for iPhone 8 on T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.

It's not as expensive as we first thought it would be. The iPhone 8 that Apple announced this week alleviated fears that the base model would come with a $1,000 price tag. The new iPhone 8, instead, starts at $699 for a 64GB model.

The iPhone 8 is simple upgrade from last year's iPhone 7. As such, the price hasn't increased too much, though it's a little more expensive likely due to the increased storage of the base model. 

More important than any of that: how can you get the best iPhone 8 deal on launch day, or simply find it in stock? Let's make sure you have all of the answers for today.

  • See the iPhone 8 deals at T-Mobile
  • $300 off a iPhone 8 at Verizon with trade-in
  • 50% off an iPhone 8 lease at Sprint
  • 32GB iPad for $99 with the AT&T iPhone purchase

See also: iPhone 7 deals | iPhone 7 Plus deals | iPhone SE deals | Samsung Galaxy S8 deals | Galaxy S8 Plus deals

iPhone 8 price: how much will deals cost?

The iPhone 8 won't cost $199 – the usual subsidized new iPhone price every year since the iPhone 3G in 2008. This is the iPhone 10th anniversary edition and it's going to be extra special.

Apple announced two sizes for the iPhone 8: 64GB and 256GB. The smaller size is $699. The larger 256GB model will come with a $150 increase to the price, bringing it to $849.

The best news is that Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and other US carriers will offer iPhone 8 deals at launch for new customers. They'll also break the price into monthly payments.

iPhone 8 price increase: how you can save money

Since the iPhone 8 didn't increase the base price much over the iPhone 7, the carrier deals won't change much either.

We therefore expect the iPhone 8 to cost $29 a month for 24 months from carriers that offer simple installment plans.

That's going to differ at AT&T, where contracts can be extended to 30 months for a slightly smaller monthly price, or T-Mobile, which may ask for money upfront, then give you the appearance smaller monthly payments that way. Verizon is our go to for natural pricing, split evenly over 24 months.

You can save money by looking into becoming a new customer on launch day. All carriers are currently running promotions, promising around $300 for new sign-ups, or avoid paying Early Termination Fees with your current network.

The best money-saving plans: Verizon plans | T-Mobile plans | AT&T plans | Sprint plans

When can I buy the iPhone 8?

Apple's official iPhone 8 pre-orders start Friday, September 15. The actual release date is a week later, on Friday, September 22.

Though you should be ready to part with $699 we'll update this guide with any new deals that show up an offer a better price or perks that ease the high price of a new phone.

TechRadar predicts the best iPhone 8 deal

Since the price of the iPhone 8 is still high at $699, and it goes even higher for the 256GB model. That can be a lot of cash for someone to drop all in one go.

You'll experience less sticker shock if you opt for the $29 a month over 24 months price, or about $23 a month for 30 months with AT&T.

If you have a phone to trade in, you might get an even better price. So far, T-Mobile is offering $300 off the iPhone 8 with an eligible trade-in, plus it will sell the Apple Watch 3 with 3 months of free wireless service with it. On top of that, people who pre-order the new iPhone 8 will be enrolled in the iPhone upgrade program for free. Other carriers are also likely to offer trade-in deals soon. 

  • See T-Mobile's iPhone 8 offers
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