What's that coming over the hill? It's a big, shiny, brute of a device. Part mobile phone, part tablet, all business. It's the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it has a point to prove and it's now available buy from all major networks and resellers!
It might seem a tad unfair, but we can't not mention the Galaxy Note 7 debacle when talking about its successor. Samsung's 2016 aborted project due to overheating and fire risks means that we've had to wait two years for a (fingers crossed) fully functioning Note-branded phablet from the South Korean tech behemoth.
But we can now move forward from that chapter in tech history. And if you're among the number baying for a new Note 8 deal, you've come to the right place. Deals are now available from all the major retailers and networks – check out our price comparison tool below for the best prices. Plus, we've picked out five of our favourite deals (it might worth waiting for a Black Friday deal!) and tell you more about this mammoth mobile.
Top 5 best Galaxy Note 8 deals in the UK
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | O2 | £190 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 3GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37pm
The killer discounts we saw on the Note 8's release and pre-order period have been cruelly withdrawn. So this is now the best price around (assuming you don't want to splash more than £200 at the outset). 3GB is a nice amount of data to have and you get O2's Priority rewards, too. Total cost over 24 months is £1078
View this deal: at Mobiles.co.uk
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | EE | £119 upfront | 8GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42.99pm
This might well be our favourite Note 8 deal in play at the moment. 8GB is a very healthy amount of data to keep you streaming and surfing away from the home and office Wi-Fi. It's a decent balance between upfront cost and monthlies and you'll get the bonus of being on the UK's fastest 4G network. Total cost over 24 months is £1150.76
View this deal: at Direct Mobiles
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | O2 | £150 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £44pm
Need more data? You greedy beggar, you. It's not a lot more a month to go for this deal on O2 instead. You get a very healthy 15GB of data to play with and unlimited calls and texts. Not a tariff to be sniffed at if you can afford the upfront cost. Total cost over 24 months is £1206
View this deal: at e2save
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | Vodafone | FREE upfront | 32GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
If you need upwards of 30GB data each month, then Vodafone is your best bet at the moment. This deal gets you a MASSIVE 32GB – now that's a lot of Netflix watching and (admit it) Facebook scrolling away to that glorious looking 6.3-inch screen without too much fear of exceeding your limits. This is a decent deal for the data hungry. Total cost over 24 months is £1296
View this deal: at Mobile Phones Direct
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | Three | £79 upfront | Unlimited data, minutes and texts | £73pm
Well helloooooooooo big spender! We know you're not going to be deterred by our warnings of the price and suggestions of going for 30GB instead – you want all-you-can-eat, and you want it now. Three is the only network that can offer uncapped data, so you have no option but to sign up with this deal. Total cost over 24 months is £1831
View this deal: direct from Three
Galaxy Note 8 deals: how much does the phone cost?
Aha – just want to get straight down to business do you? We like the cut of your jib. Well to buy the phone outright, you're looking at an extravagant £869 RRP. That's a tasty £120 uplift from the Galaxy Note 7 last year.
So if you were hoping that the failure of the Note 7 may help to keep prices down, we're afraid you're very much mistaken. As we also saw from the launch of the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, the pricing trend is heading in one direction only and that's up. Manufacturers like Samsung and Apple know that legions of tech fans will pay whatever it takes to get hold of the latest devices.
When can I get the Galaxy Note 8?
You can now buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the UK! It was available to pre-order on August 23rd but it went on sale the same day as the iPhone 8 – September 15.
Should I get the Galaxy Note 8 SIM free?
You must be somebody after our own heart. 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.
Well the Galaxy Note 8's RRP is £869. Even if you get the cheapest SIM card around from iD (£3.99 a month for 500MB data), that would still take you above our wilcard contract option above over two years. So you're probably better off just picking out a contract from our price comparison chart.
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
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