Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 refurbished deals

Available on Contract from £23.00/month

Also available on Pay As You Go from £559.00
and Sim Free from £489.00

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Compare refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 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. 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 phone deal

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

Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 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 Information

It can very much be argued that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best smartphone that has come out in 2017. Possibly the most beautiful phone in the market - technologically, it's breathtaking too.

It's sleek, sits beautifully in your palm and has 5.8 inches of colourful display that stretches from edge to edge - meaning you can comfortably navigate your handset with one hand.

Although the Galaxy S8 is almost the exact same height as the older S6, the curved sides make the S8 feel narrower and slimmer. As beautiful as it is on its own, it maybe worth buying a case for it as 83 per cent of it is glass, so very slippery and prone to cracking - however the back has Gorilla glass to resist damage.

The screen has a very high resolution, 2,960 x 1,440 pixel display, and makes text, images and video stand out, even when the sun is shining directly onto the screen.

A big change is that the physical home button and keys have completely gone. You now have an on-screen navigation and pressure sensitive home button built into the display itself.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is completely dust and waterproof like its predecessor so has an IP68 rating, which means you could, if you were so inclined, leave the handset in water for up to 30 minutes.

A nice surprise is that there is a 3.5, headphone jack at the base of the handset. Samsung also includes a pretty decent pair of AKG earphones in the box, which are much better than the standard, un-branded types that come with other phones.

There are three colours to choose from in the UK (although five in other places in the world, so they may become available in the future) - Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver.

The handset has a Super AMOLED display, which means the colours are bright and vivid, even in direct sunlight. The Galaxy S8 screen resolution is WQHD+, 2960x1440 because the screen is so tall.

There are lots of new features that make the screen easier to use one-handed and the display is always on should you want it to be.

Samsung's latest octa-core processor has speeds of 2.3- and 1.7GHz and a Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. Samsung says that it is a 10 percent increase in CPU performance and a 20 percent gain on the GPU side.

The Galaxy S8 has 4GB of RAM and comes with 64GB of storage as standard. However, the phone has expandable storage so you can add up to 256GB via the Micro-SD card slot if you wanted more room for apps, pictures and videos etc.

Unsurprisingly for such a technologically advanced phone, S8 comes with all of the latest connectivity specs - including dual-band 11ac WI-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0 and LTE Cat 16.

The camera on the S8 is outstanding. It's able to perform 'multi-frame image processing' where it takes three shots instead of one, and uses the extra pictures to do things like reduce blur and perfect other elements such as focus.

The Galaxy S8 has a 12Mp Dual Pixel with an impressive f/1/7 aperture and other features like optical image stabilisation (OIS) and 4K recording.

Under the bonnet, the phone comes with the latest version of Android - 7.0 Nougat. However, because Samsung has painted over it, you may not realise it though. The interface remains clean and easy to use but still has lots going on behind the scenes.

A big change, which wasn't ready when the phone was first launched, was Samsung's answer to Siri is Bixby. As well as voice command, you can access Bixy with a side button, so you can get to the feature quickly without having to unlock the device.

In regards to security, there are six ways to unlock the S8 - Fingerprint, Face recognition, Iris Scanner, Pattern, PIN and Smart Lock.

The battery on the Galaxy S8 is pretty decent, and can take 24 hours of heavy use without dying. It also comes with a fast charger function, which charges the phone from 0% to 37% in 30 mins - which is pretty impressive.

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