If amazing screen quality is something that’s essential for your next smartphone, you’ll love the Samsung Galaxy S8. It’s the Infinity Display with zero bezel that makes it stand out, letting you view, edit and explore with no visual limitations.
Inside, it’s a pretty spectacular phone too. The Android phone uses a 10nm processor – something of a first in the smartphone world, meaning it’s super speedy and mega responsive.
Unlike phones from other manufacturers, with the Samsung Galaxy S8 you can expand storage space with a memory card so you can have photos, videos and everything else you need close to hand at all times.
If you’re after a smartphone that keeps up with the latest tech, that’s fast enough to cope with the daily demand, and with a screen that’ll wow just about anyone who uses it, the Galaxy S8 is for you.
As well as the impressive screen, and the Galaxy S8’s 10nm processor, key features include its 12MP camera at the back, the 8MP front-facing camera, its iris-scanning security feature and the fact that its IP68 rating means it can be used in the rain too.
The phone also has Gigabit LTE and is Gigabit Wi-Fi-ready, and it supports 1024-QAM. These features mean that when you’re downloading from Wi-Fi, you’ll get your stuff a heck of a lot faster than you would with previous models.
It’s an all-round great multi-tasking phone, with features that let it stand out as a serious contender among tech fans out there.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 12MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP camera on the front, making it excellent for budding photographers, and those who love a good selfie.
The rear camera has an f/1.7 lens, which makes it an impressive camera to use when there’s not much light around. You can also shoot 4K video with this phone.
Switching to this phone.
If you already have an Android phone, switching over to a newer model is really easy. Make sure you’ve backed up all your information to the cloud, then simply sign into your Android account on your new Galaxy S8, and all your data should be exactly where you left it.
Moving from a Windows phone to an Android phone requires a few more steps, but should be equally as straightforward. You can back up all your files and information to Google Drive using Google’s Drive app. Once uploaded, you can sign in on your new device to access your data.
If you’re switching from an iPhone, you should also be able to follow the steps above as if you were switching from a Windows phone.
If you want to stay at the forefront of the latest tech, you can go above and beyond the Galaxy S8 with the Samsung Galaxy S9. It’s got a better camera (a dual-aperture lens), AR Emoji, Live Translation through your camera and so much more – it really is an impressive model.
Alternatively, if a bigger screen is what you’re really after, Samsung offers the Galaxy S8+ and the S9+, so you can all the features of these brilliant models, with a little more space to see it on.
For something slightly cheaper that still hosts a whole bunch of impressive features, there’s the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge that both feature the curved screen.
If you like the sound of the Samsung Galaxy S8 for your next smartphone, check out the deals available with iD Mobile today.
The charges you pay will adjust (up or down) in line with changes to the Retail Price Index Rate (RPI Rate) set by the Office of National Statistics. We will adjust charges with effect in your April bill after the RPI Rate is announced for the previous 12 months to February. We will publish the RPI Rate on our website as soon as it becomes available.
Roll over unused monthly data to the next month, giving you a second chance to use it.
Put a capped limit on your out-of-plan charges. So even if you go over any of your monthly allowances, you'll never get shocked with a hefty bill.
Roam like you're at home across the EU and EEA. Any minutes, texts and data you use come out of your monthly allowance.
4G for free.
4G is the next step up from 3G, giving you mobile internet speeds up to five times faster than before. In fact, even the average home broadband speed can't match 4G. That means you can stream movies in HD without buffering, play online games in real time and upload photos to Facebook instantly.
The 4G network we use already covers huge parts of the country and by the end of the year we're aiming to cover 98% of the population, so you'll be able to experience faster internet almost anywhere.
If you do find yourself somewhere that we haven't brought 4G to yet, don't worry, you'll still have access to our Advanced 3G service, the fastest 3G connection in the UK.
Our network uses the fastest version of 3G ever. Known as Advanced 3G, it gives impressive speeds that'll let you download your favourite movies in a matter of minutes, and make smooth, HD video calls over Skype or Facetime.
The great thing about Advanced 3G is that it already covers 98% of the population. So wherever you go with your iD plan, you'll get fast and reliable internet.
New countries added.
We've just added Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
This is in addition to the existing list of countries:
Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and USA.
So when you're in any one of these countries, you'll be able to use your data, and make calls or send texts to UK mobile numbers and landlines.
Calls to foreign numbers (even when you're in the same country) aren't included.
Add-ons (coming soon).
These will be available to buy through the iD App and My Account. You'll be able to use them to call and text UK numbers, or surf the web. Just add what you need as you need it.
With Data Rollover, you automatically roll over your unused data to the next month, and then it gets used first. Here's an example of how it works.
Total allowance for month
Used in a month
Unused tariff allowance
Expired rollover allowance
Your monthly inclusive allowance of data, listed in GB (gigabytes).
A free feature that lets you roll over unused data to the next month.
Your monthly inclusive allowance of texts you can send.
Your monthly inclusive allowance of call time, listed in minutes.
An adjustable, pre-set £5 cap that lets you control your monthly bill limits.
Roaming lets you use data, and call or text the UK at no extra cost, in 29 countries.
SIM Only is ideal for customers with phones. Plans available from 1-12 months.
This is a 30 day rolling plan. It will refresh automatically every month, unless the customer asks for it to finish.
This plan expires 12 months after the start date. Customers can then renew, or choose something else.
This plan expires 24 months after the start date. Customers can then renew, or choose something else.
Add-ons are extra bundles of minutes, texts or data that you can buy in addition to your normal contract.
Where can I find this information?
Your standard monthly plan cost can be found by logging in to the iD Mobile app or My Account online, and going to the 'My Dashboard' section.
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Save some serious cash with refurbished phones.
Pocket the difference with a refurbished deal.
We all know the main benefit of choosing a refurbished smartphone is to save some cash. You can expect cheaper monthly line rental, or less to pay up front, and get the latest tech in your pocket without the usual price-tag.
You might be wary of ordering a refurbished phone, but there's no need to worry. Our stock is provided directly from mobile manufacturers, who have expertly inspected the goods to ensure they're in top working order. This gives you peace of mind, as well as great savings.
As well as being kind on your wallet, ordering a refurbished phone is also great news for the environment. With components being re-used, this means less of an environmental footprint than a newly-manufactured phone.
Does refurbished mean these phones were faulty?
Most refurbished stock is due to change-of-mind returns, where a customer has sent the phone back during their cooling off period. Returned items cannot be sold as new, so we offer these as refurbs. Occasionally of course, handsets may be returned to us due to a slight manufacturer's fault. In these cases the phones will be repaired in-house by our approved technicians, then inspected by fully qualified engineers who carry out extensive checks and tests until all faults are fixed.
If a handset is returned due to a fault, it will only be sold as a refurbished once the engineers are satisfied that any issues have been fully repaired. We have the highest grading process on the market, as we ensure that all refurbished stock is Grade-A rated. This means that the item is "good as new", and we don't offer handsets for sale that are rated any lower. This gives you peace of mind that your refurbished smartphone will reach you in immaculate working condition.
Are refurbished phones still covered by warranty?
Yes, they're subject to the same warranty as brand new handsets. As with our new handsets, all refurbished phones are covered by a 12 month warranty. In fact, if your phone should develop a manufacturer's fault within the first month of ownership, we'll send a courier to your home to pick up the phone, and get this exchanged in our warehouse right away, so you don't have to wait ages without a working phone.
Outside of the first month, you're covered by free repairs at your local Carphone Warehouse store, should the phone develop a fault during the first year. As well as the one-year retailer's warranty provided by us, most handsets are also covered by a manufacturer's warranty too. This differs depending on the manufacturer, so you may wish to check this at the point of sale. The warranty offered by us doesn't affect the manufacturer's, with most mobile brands offering 12 or 24 months alongside our own. So even if your refurbished phone develops a fault somewhere down the line, you get the same level of cover as you do with a brand new device.
Do I still get everything that comes in the box?
Due to the nature of refurbished mobile phones, the original accessories can't be guaranteed. As the item may have been handled already, we don't include accessories such as earphones for hygiene reasons. However, it's worth remembering that the amount of cash you're saving on a refurbished phone is a lot more than the value of a pair of headphones, so even if you pick up an accessory or two separately, you'll still be in pocket in the long run.
The handset may also come in plain white packaging (although sometimes it'll be delivered in the original box, depending on its condition). In all cases, you can be guaranteed to receive a charger, so you won't lose any time in getting your handset juiced up and ready to go.
Do you offer refurbished iPhones?
Yes we do. Ordering a refurbished iPhone is a great way to grab yourself the latest iPhone tech on a budget. Just be aware that refurbished iPhones tend to be locked to the network you've ordered, so you wouldn't be able to use it with a different SIM if that was your plan. Other than that, you get the same great phone and warranty as you would with a new iPhone, so take a look at the full range offered.
As one of the market leaders in smartphone technology, iPhones have never been the cheapest option. However, with a refurbished iPhone deal you can get the latest models without the usual price-tag. With a refurbished iPhone 6s, you'll enjoy Apple's most advanced iPhone to date, while a refurbished iPhone SE offers similar features in a smaller, cheaper design. Even less recent handsets, such as a refurbished iPhone 5s, would still deliver awesome specs at a price to suit.
Why not browse our range of refurbished iPhone deals?
Refurbished VS New
When sat side-by-side, there's not much that would separate a cheap refurbished phone from a new phone. Other than a cheaper price-tag and a non-branded box, you still get a fully working handset, full warranty, the excitement of receiving a great bit of tech, and complete peace of mind.
New phones arrive in their original box, with all accessories included. However, they're listed at our regular prices, so you don't get the extra savings. You're covered by a warranty to protect against manufacturer faults, which is included when you buy refurbished phones too.
How can I pay my bill?
The best way to pay your bill is via Direct Debit - it's our preferred payment method. Paying by Direct Debit means you don't have to remember to make a payment every month and so avoid any issues with late payments. You can set up or amend your Direct Debit details using the iD Mobile App or by logging in to My Account.
We also accept one-off card payments in emergencies. You can make an emergency card payment using one of the following methods:
Pay with the iD app. Navigate to My Billing and click on 'Make a payment'. Download it for free if you haven't already done so.
Pay online with My Account. Navigate to My Billing and click on 'Make a payment'. To do this, register at my.idmobile.co.uk if you haven't already done so.
Pay by phone. Call our dedicated payment line on 0333 003 0001.
Data Rollover is a free feature on all iD plans. It automatically rolls over your unused data allowance to the next month, giving you a second chance to use it.
Capping is a free feature on all iD Mobile plans. It puts a cap (limit) on your monthly spend. So even if you use up an allowance and get charged at our out-of-plan rates, you won't pay more than you can afford.
All iD Mobile plans come with inclusive EU roaming. This feature lets you use your monthly allowance of minutes, texts and data when you're in 50 destination.