Let's get this out of the way immediately: the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is never going to be your go-to option if you're on a tight budget. It's a Goliath of a smartphone, both in terms of sheer size and internal power. It's got the screen size and specification smarts to be a competitor to the much lauded iPhone X and that doesn't come cheap.
But the price fell drastically over sales season (obvs!) and Note 8s were selling by the bucket-load. Prices held steady for the period after that and have now fallen again! Check out our price comparison tool below for the best prices. We've picked out our very favourite deals as well, and we tell you more about this mammoth mobile further down the page.
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 fully functioning Note-branded phablet from the South Korean tech behemoth. But we can now move forward from that chapter in tech history – the Note 8 is well and truly here!
Samsung's 'Unbox your tickets' offer
Until February 15, you can claim a pair of free gig or music festival tickets – including Katy Perry, Little Mix, Arcade Fire, Elbow, Steps and the London BST festival – when you buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from selected retailers. Find out more about the offer by heading to TechRadar's news story on the 'Unbox your tickets' promotion.
The best Galaxy Note 8 deals in the UK today:
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 (usually around £4 a month for 500MB data), that would still cost almost £1,000 over the two years. You're probably better cranking up the upfront cost in our price comparison chart above, imposing a low maximum for monthlies and finding a cheaper deal in the long run.
To get the best price on your new SIM free Galaxy, you can head to our cheapest unlocked Note 8 deals page.
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
Now let's break down the best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals by network…