Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus refurbished deals

Available on Contract from £28.00/month

Also available on Pay As You Go from £459.00
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Compare refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus mobile phone deals

Buying a mobile phone - whether outright or through a mobile contract deal - can be an expensive business, especially as smartphones get more and more sophisticated. One way to reduce your costs is with a refurbished handset of last year's model - it's a significantly cheaper option.

What is a refurbished phone?

A refurbished phone is one that used to belong to someone else. It's been repaired and refitted, had its memory wiped and restored to factory settings, but it probably won't come in the original packaging or complete with all its accessories.

There are lots of reasons why phones get refurbished: it may be that the previous owner wanted to upgrade; the phone had a fault and was sent back for repair; or it was a company phone which was no longer needed.

The bottom line is a refurbished phone can be a lot cheaper than a new one.

You can compare refurbished phone deals using our price comparison table. Use the filters to find the best deal for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. You can search by minutes, texts and data, and by Average Monthly Cost and Total Contract Cost.

What are the benefits of buying a refurbished phone?

The biggest reason for going down the refurbished phone route is cost. Simply put, a refurbished phone deal is usually a lot cheaper than a brand new one - particularly if you're considering flagship handsets from Apple and Samsung.

It's worth bearing in mind that while a refurbished phone is technically second hand, most used items offered for sale don't get the care and attention that a refurb gets. Your refurbished phone has had its OS reinstalled from scratch and will have been properly tested.

Refurbished phone plans are more flexible, as you can go SIM-only. You'll also have more control over which mobile provider to select - and you're doing your bit for the environment!

The downside is there's a chance your phone could look a little used with some scratches and chips; and even though refurbs get a full overhaul, hardware problems and faulty parts can still be an issue. Also, most refurbished phones are older models.

Find a cheap refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus phone deal

It's easy to find a cheap refurbished phone deal by using our price comparison tool.

Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus refurbished deals by adjusting the search filters. Select the minutes, texts and data allowances that suit your needs - as well as contract length. You can also order your search by Average Monthly Cost and Total Contract Cost.

Search for other manufacturers and handsets using the Handset dropdown - and then compare the best refurbished mobile contract deals.

Looking for sim only deal?

If you decide to buy a refurbished phone, you may also consider a separate SIM-only deal to go with it. If so, you have several options open to you:

  • Pay-As-you-go SIMs - Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) can be expensive where you top up with credit and are charged per minute. The cheaper option is a PAYG bundle, which includes buying a package of minutes, texts and data with your credit once you've topped up. Find the best PAYG SIMs
  • Short-term SIM deals - If you're looking for flexibility from your mobile plan, then a rolling 30-day SIM-only contract is a good option. You're only tied in for a month and you can use your SIM card in any unlocked phone. Find Short-term SIM-only deals
  • SIM-only deals with cashback - Some SIM-only deals include a cashback bonus. If you're looking for a little extra, take a look at our cashback deals - you can filter by network and select your minutes, texts and data requirements. Find SIM-only deals with cashback

Use the price comparison table to compare SIM-only deals. You can search by network, contract length and set your minutes, texts and data requirements to find the best SIM-only deals available.

Can refurbished phones be used on any network?

In most cases you can use a refurbished phone on any network, but if there's a particular network you want to use, check upfront with the retailer when you buy your refurbished handset.

There are a number of networks that offer mobile plans with refurbished phones, such as EE, O2, giffgaff and Vodafone.

Unlocked refurbished phones

An unlocked refurbished phone is a handset that can be used on any network. Regardless of the deal you go for, you're free to mix and match your handset with any network provider - with one exception. An Apple device will lock to the first SIM provider inserted, so it's important you always check the small print.

Can I keep my number?

Yes, it's easy to keep your number. Once you've decided on your new mobile contract, you'll need to ask your existing network for a PAC code (Porting Authorisation Code). It's usually three letters and six numbers long and won't cost you a thing. You now have 30 days to pass this code to your new network. See our guide for more information.

Is it better to buy a used or refurbished phone?

A used phone comes with all its technical faults and system issues, so you're potentially taking a big risk buying one. A refurbished phone can still experience problems, but as it's been tested, checked over and had its OS overhauled, it's a much safer bet - and if you buy from a respected retailer, will come with a warranty.

Are refurbished phones any good?

It all depends on what your priorities are when buying a phone. A refurbished phone can save you a lot of money, particularly on a flagship model from Apple or Samsung. However, it has been used before, so it could well come with some physical chips and scrapes; and even though it's been tested and overhauled, it's important to remember this is not a box-fresh factory phone and could develop technical faults.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Information

After the catastrophe that was the Galaxy 7 (and its exploding battery), Samsung have come back kicking with arguably the best phone on the market - the S8 Plus. It's brilliantly designed, bursting with horsepower and has a beautiful screen.

The handset feels sleeker and more slim than its predecessor, thanks to its rounded edge metal and glass body. The S8 Plus's rounded Infinity displays, which are 5.8 and 6.2 inches big, give the handset a classy feel.

There isn't a huge difference between the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the S8 Plus - the S8 Plus is just bigger. It's around 10mm taller and 5mm wider which isn't much to jump from a 5.8- to 62 screen. That said, the Galaxy S8 is heavier at 173g compared to 155g.

The screens don't extend any farther down the phone's' sides than the S7 Edge's display did, but the bezel surrounding them has almost completely disappeared, giving you more screen to look and interact with.

Although it is beautiful as it is, you should consider putting a case on the S8 Plus because of how much glass is used. It is very slippery and would be easy to drop.

Owners will be pleased to find that there's a USB-C port on the phone's bottoms, with a headphone jack next to it, which is a nice surprise as a lot of companies are ditching the port to save on space.

Like a lot of new handsets, the S8 Plus is waterproof too. It's IP68 dust and water-resistant, which means you could (if you were feeling particularly brave) have it in water for up to 30 minutes.

In regards to storage, Samsung has kept things simple this year so the Galaxy S8 Plus matches the smaller model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. However, you can add up to 256GB of additional space with a microSD card.

The Galaxy S8 Plus has a Qualcomm's new octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset, along with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and Adreno 540 GPUs. It has dual-band 11ac Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0 and LTE Cat 16.

The biggest difference between the S8 and S8 Plus are the devices' batteries. The S8 packs a 3,000mAh cell while the Plus contains a 3,500mAh battery which lasts about 24 hours.

The S8 Plus's Super AMOLED panels are awesome, with colours being vibrant and bright. The screens get bright enough so even if the sun is shining directly on the handset, you can see images and text perfectly.

The S8 Plus screen is longer than most - which makes watching video exciting. While a lot of other smartphones screens stick to the 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, Samsung has built the S8 Plus screen with an 18:5:9 aspect ratio. This means that the handset can happily sit in your palm and allow you to multitask easily with just the one hand.

There is an always-on display too if you like that kind of thing. You can customise it further with images in addition to the usual clocks and calendars.

When it comes to the engine of the smartphone, The Galaxy S8 Plus contains Android 7.0 Nougat. However, by looking at it, you wouldn't know it as Samsung has painted over it.

The answer to Apple's Siri is Bixy - the S8 Plus's virtual assistant. It wasn't ready when the phone was first launched which was a big disappointment to many, but Samsung promises you'll be able to control your S8 with your voice as well as you can by tapping on its screen - which is a bit of a game-changer.

Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy S8 Pluses camera is seriously impressive. It has 12-megapixel sensors, meaning the photos are even hand have impeccable colour reproduction. The dual-pixel cameras focus is incredibly fast, and the optical image stabilisation does an excellent job keeping subjects crisp and clear.

There is an improved 8-megapixel front camera too, with a wider field of view, which is perfect for group selfies or landscapes.

If the bigger screen is worrying you, something that will help you out with is the new feature - Snap Window which is a new element to Multi Window. Using a new icon when viewing recent apps, you can select a portion of an app to pin at the top of the display while you carry on using the remainder like normal. It's a great feature which makes your phone feel more like a computer screen.

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