Apple iPhone 8

£26 per month / 24 months
£19.99 upfront cost

Why choose iPhone 8?

  • Bright 4.7″ Touchscreen Retina HD display with True Tone
  • Water and dust resistant
  • 12 megapixel camera for amazing photos
  • Wireless charging

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What we think of the iPhone 8

Apple have retained all our favourite things about the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus but the phone has been given a design makeover and a serious spec upgrade. A sleek glass finish on the front and the back means the iPhone looks better than ever and is available in Space Grey, Silver or Gold.

iPhone 8 deals

At Direct Mobiles, it’s our mission to help you find the best possible iPhone 8 deal. We compare the entire UK market to make sure you get your iPhone 8 on the right plan.

Wireless charging

Wireless charging is available on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, as well as the more recent models. Designed in partnership with Qi, the global leader in wireless charging hardware, your iPhone 8 can be charged wirelessly from any compatible charging pad, in your home or at airports, bars and cafes.

A11 bionic chip

Super processing power! The A11 Bionic chip inside the iPhone 8 is 25% faster and 70% more efficient than previous models.

A much better camera

True Tone technology means your photos on screen adapt to the ambient light around you. When combined with a 12 megapixel camera, faster auto-focus and an improved light senor that lets in 83% more light, your photos look better than ever, even in low light.

Splash, water and dust resistant

iPhone 8 is splash, water and dust resistant with an IP67 rating under IEC standard 60529. What does that mean? Well, your iPhone should be safe from accidental splashes and or mess. Just remember, according to Apple, splash, water and dust resistance can reduce as a result of normal wear and you should never charge your iPhone if it’s wet.

What is the iPhone 8 spec?

You’ll find a full iPhone 8 specification below but the key points are a 4.7″ screen size, Retina HD display and a 12-megapixel camera.

How big is iPhone 8?

iPhone 8’s screen size is 4.7″ and weighs 138g. iPhone 8 is 138.4mm high, 78.3mm wide and 7.1mm deep.

What colours are available?

iPhone 8 is available in gold, space grey and silver at Direct Mobiles.

Latest iPhone 8 videos

iPhone 8 introduces an all-new glass design. The world’s most powerful camera, now even better.  The smartest, most powerful chip even in an iPhone. Wireless charging that’s truly effortless. And augmented reality experiences never before possible. iPhone 8.  A new generation of iPhone.

All-Glass design

The most durable glass ever in an iPhone, front and back. A colour‑matched, aerospace‑grade aluminium band. New space grey, silver and gold finishes.

Water and Dust Resistant

Precision‑engineered to resist water and dust.¹

Wireless Charging

The glass back enables easy wireless charging.²

Two Sizes

New 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays.³

All-New Display

A Retina HD display that’s more beautiful than ever. With True Tone, a wide colour gamut and 3D Touch.

True Tone

True Tone technology automatically adjusts white balance to match the light around you. For a better viewing experience in all kinds of environments.

Brilliant Colours

With a wide colour gamut and Apple’s best colour accuracy ever, everything on the screen looks more brilliant and vibrant.

Faster CPU

Introducing A11 Bionic. With four efficiency cores that are up to 70 per cent faster than A10 Fusion. And two performance cores that are up to 25 per cent faster.

The world’s most popular camera. Even better.

iPhone 8 features a more advanced 12MP camera. With a larger, faster sensor. A new colour filter. Deeper pixels. And optical image stabilisation for photos and videos.


64GB or 256GB


4.7-inch (diagonal) Retina HD display 1334-by-750-pixel resolution 326 ppi

Intelligent Assistant


Video Recording
4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
Optical image stabilisation for video
Quad-LED True Tone flash

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
Time-lapse video with stabilisation
Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
Continuous autofocus video
Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
Playback zoom
Body and Face detection
Video geotagging

Video and Audio Calling

Identity Sensor
Touch ID

SIM Card


In the box

iPhone with iOS 11 
EarPods with Lightning Connector
Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant
Size and Weight
Height: 138.4mm (5.45 inches)
Width: 67.3mm (2.65 inches)
Depth: 7.1mm (0.28 inches)
Weight: 138 grams (4.87 ounces)

A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor


Lasts about same as iPhone 7
Up to 14 hours on 3G

Up to 10 days

Internet use:
Up to 12 hours on 3G
Up to 12 hours on LTE
Up to 14 hours on Wi-Fi

Wireless video playback:
Up to 13 hours

Wireless audio playback:
Up to 40 hours

FaceTime HD Camera
7-megapixel photos
1080p HD video recording
Retina Flash
ƒ/2.2 aperture
Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Auto HDR

Exposure control
Burst mode
Timer mode
Five-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Backside illumination sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Auto image stabilisation
Body and face detection

Mobile and Wireless
VoLTE (4G Super-Voice)
Rev.A and Rev.B
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC with reader mode

Three-axis gyro
Proximity sensor