Smartphones. Everyone has one, and most people are on the lookout for a new one at some point – but no-one ever wants to pay full price.
Smartphones are costing more and more, with the iPhone X coming in at a cool £999 for the cheapest model. This means it’s becoming even more important for people to find the best possible contract prices to spread the cost of the handset and price plan over 24 months.
But not all deals are good deals. Sometimes retailers will take advantage of the hysteria of sales seasons like Black Friday to push discounts that aren’t any better than the rest of the year round. That’s why we are collecting all the genuinely best deals we can find out there to make sure you don’t get ripped off.
Best phone deals right now
What phone deals are available?
This year we are seeing great deals for the Galaxy S8. It is a remarkable phone alongside the larger S8 Plus. Retailers such as Carphone Warehouse often have deals on the handsets, so keep your eyes peeled, and Amazon sells it SIM-free at a very attractive price.
While Apple itself doesn’t often offer discounts, it’s always worth checking contract prices with retailers like Carphone Warehouse and the major networks, who often offer competitive bargains to lure in lucrative iPhone buyers.
Carphone also has significant savings on budget and midrange handsets from the likes of Nokia, Motorola, LG and more. Motorola’s excellent Moto G5 has had money off a few times this year, as have other mid-rangers, getting you the Android experience at a heavily discounted rate.
If you’re looking to buy a phone outright, rather than on contract, Amazon will have some of the biggest bargains, but make sure you check the specs carefully – third-party sellers sometimes use Amazon to shift international stock, which may vary slightly from what you find in UK stores.
If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we’d recommend signing up for Amazon’s 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you’ll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.
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Best phone deals