Black Friday & Cyber Monday Phone Deals: Looking to upgrade your smartphone? This Cyber Monday is the perfect time to do so, with plenty of bargain phones on offer.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Phone Deals
Whatever your smartphone budget may be, whether you’re looking at an entry-level handset or a top-tier flagship, Black Friday has brought about plenty of options for you to choose from. Our deals are first grouped by SIM-free models, and later by phone contracts – giving you a better overview of just how many deals are available. Read on to nab yourself a great smartphone at an even better price.
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From what we’ve seen so far, Black Friday 2018 has been one of the best sales in recent memory for picking up a brand new smartphone on the cheap. On the contract side of things, Fonehouse has burst through the gate and brought with it an incredible 100GB contract that’s available on several phones.
For just £36 a month and absolutely no upfront cost, shoppers can pick up an iPhone XR, an Xperia XZ3 or even a Huawei Mate 20 Pro. These are top tier smartphones, and the ability to combine them with a massive monthly data allowance of 100GB makes Fonehouse’s deal the one to beat.
While not included in Fonehouse’s lineup, the Google Pixel 3 can be had for a similar price over at Carphone Warehouse. With the same 100GB allowance and £36 monthly cost, you only need to pay £29.99 upfront to nab Google’s latest and greatest.
Those holding out for a cracking iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max deal will not be disappointed. Straight out of Fonehouse, you can pick up the XS and XS Max with £149 and £229 upfront respectively. Both contracts come with 100GB of data and require only £36 each month – by far one of the best deals available since the two phones were released.
If you’re on a tight budget and want to keep your monthly expenditure down then you’ll love the Samsung Galaxy S9 offer available through Mobiles.co.uk. After an upfront cost of just £69.99, the 4GB contract will only set you back £23 each month, allowing you to get Samsung’s flagship smartphone for a pittance.
Of course, these are just a few highlights in a plethora of deals that are currently available. Don’t hang around though, unless explicitly stated, there’s no telling how long some of these deals will be around for.
Prices were correct at time of publication but are subject to change. Be sure to snap up any SIM-free phone that grabs your interest before prices change.
SIM-free Phone Deals
SIM-Free Mobile Phone Deals – Amazon
Amazon Best SIM-Free Deals – Flagship Phones
Huawei's first flagship of 2018 still packs plenty of punch, with its impressive Leica-branded AI triple-camera array and its whopping 4000mAh battery.
Save £140 on Samsung's 2018 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9. Available in Midnight Black, Titanium Grey, Lilac Purple or Coral Blue and complete with 64GB of storage, the S9 sports fast wireless charging, a stuuning AMOLED Infinity Display, dual aperture camera and much more.
Pick up LG's 2018 flagship Android smartphone at Amazon's lowest price ever, with a whopping discount of £225.
Amazon SIM-Free Deals – Mid-range Phones
Don't let the existence of the newer OnePlus 6T throw you. The OnePlus 6 uses the same top-tier Snapdragon 845 chip and practically unrivalled Fast Charge technology, making it a steal at just £399.
The special single SIM Galaxy A8 (2018) gets a price cut of £58.99, and as it's the Amazon Memory Edition, Amazon throws in a 32GB microSD card as part of the savings, letting you double the storage in one fell swoop.
In addition to dual-SIM capabilities, a FHD+ display and a metal chassis, the P20 Lite enjoys a dual rear camera, letting you capture professional looking shots with the phone in your pocket.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 is solid mid-ranger that offers impressive performance and a good camera. And now that Amazon has wiped a massive £180 off its regular price, it's looking much more tempting than ever.
Amazon SIM-Free Deals – Budget Phones
Amazon has cut the price on the dual SIM variant of the Moto G6, complete with 4GB RAM. At £195.99, you're saving you £43.01 or 18% off its standard RRP of £239.
One of the best value phones around just got even better with a £20 discount through Amazon.
SIM-Free Mobile Phone Deals – Argos
Argos SIM-Free Deals – Flagship Phones
Apple stopped selling the iPhone X just a year after its release, and we can see why - the new iPhone XS is themost incremental of upgrades. Which makes this offer a bit of a steal.
Argos SIM-Free Deals – Mid-range Phones
The Honor Play may well be one of the best value for money smartphones of 2018 and Argos has taken things a step further by knocking an additional £30 of its already competitive price tag. Also comes in black.
A beautifully executed mid-range phone with fantastic battery life and a big, bright screen.
Motorola's latest smartphone supports the company's robust Moto Mods ecosystem, letting you apend functionality onto its svelte frame effortlessly and now Argos has taken an impressive £120 off the price.
Argos Best SIM-Free Deals – Budget Phones
Offering one of the most premium Android One experiences out there and toting a 5.9-inch 19:9 Max Vision HD+ display, the Motorola One is a great affordable offering made better by Argos' £90 discount.
An already budget-friendly phone gets even lighter on your wallet.
How do you make a great value smartphone even better value for money? Knock £20 off the asking price, that's how.
The Huawei P Smart offers a lot of phone for the money, including a decent Full HD display, an appealing design, and fast performance.
SIM-Free Mobile Phone Deals – John Lewis
John Lewis SIM-Free Deals – Flagship Phones
While there's no discount on the standard price of the iPhone X, buying through John Lewis does get you a two-year warranty and three months of Apple Music for free. Available in both Space Grey and silver.
A mighty £140 discount on Samsung's 2018 flagship, plus the company's two-year warranty. Available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple.
Pick up Google's latest Pixel 3 XL with £40 off and benefit from six months of YouTube Music Premium. Available in all three colours - Not Pink, Clearly White and Just Black.
John Lewis Best SIM-Free Deals – Mid-range Phones
The smaller of Huawei's early 2018 flagships, the P20 enjoys John Lewis' two-year guarantee and an insane £200 saving.
John Lewis Best SIM-Free Deals – Budget Phones
The shiny new Motorola One packs in dual SIM functiolity, a dual 13 + 2-megapixel primary camera, a headphone jack and, thanks to this JL deal, an £80 price cut and a two-year guarantee.
The baby of the P20 family, Huawei's P20 Lite still packs plenty of punch and sports a svelte glass design too. A saving of £50 isn't to be sniffed at, considering what's on the table.
The conservative Honor 9 Lite rocks a premium design, microSD expandability up to 256GB, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack, plus John Lewis' two-year guarantee and £40 off its already competitive price.
It won't win any 'best of' awards but the Nokia 3 has a great battery life and runs a fairly modern version of Android – not bad for just shy of a hundred quid.
SIM-Free Mobile Phone Deals – Currys
Currys SIM-Free Deals – Flagship Phones
Those who love a smartphone with a good camera will do well to make use of the £140 discount now running on the Pixel 2 at Currys.
£50 off the 128GB model or £100 off the 512GB model, it's up to you. Other colours are available too.
Currys is offering a £100 price cut on all of its iPhone X models - all colours and all storage capacities. This deal takes you straight to a 64GB Space Grey model but there are plenty more to choose from.
Shop through Currys and enjoy a £60 saving on one of Apple's top-tier iPhones.
Currys SIM-Free Deals – Mid-range Phones
Another company offering up the Huawei P20 Lite with a tasty price cut.
Currys Best SIM-Free Deals – Budget Phones
The solid Samsung Galaxy A6 gets a £50 discount as part of the company's Black Tag event.
The excellent Moto G6 Play gets a small price cut but it's already so competitively priced that any saving just makes a good deal better.
It might not be on offer at the moment but the E5 is still one of the best smartphones you can buy for under £200.
SIM-Free Mobile Phone Deals – Tesco
There are only a handful of deals available through Tesco right now, so we’ve decided to consolidate them into a single section instead of being spaced across the usual three.
Best Tesco SIM-Free Deals – Low to High
The Moto G6 holds the honour of being one of Trusted Reviews' most highly recommended budget smartphones – made even better with £20 off.
Tesco has matched Amazon on the Honor 10, coming in at 99p cheaper than its competitor. True to its word, every little helps.
SIM-Free Mobile Phone Deals – AO
AO has a great price on a SIM-free Nokia 7.1 at the moment, beating its rivals.
Best AO SIM-Free Deals
At its previous price, the Huawei P20 was a tricky sell but with a massive £200 off, it's an absolute steal.
As Trusted Reviews' Product of the Year, there are plenty of reasons to love the Huawei P20 Pro, but I think a £170 saving really helps to seal the deal.
The Galaxy S9 is still one of the best smartphones on the market and it can be yours this Black Friday with a massive £140 discount through AO.
The most affordable way to enjoy HDR visuals on a smartphone made even cheaper by AO's £70 discount.
Contract Mobile Phone Deals
Unbeatable iPhone XS Max 100GB Black Friday Deal
This Black Friday 100GB data deal is phenomenal value. Just £36 a month and £229 upfront. 100GB of data is also more than anyone will ever need.
Unmissable iPhone XS Black Friday 100GB Deal
This big 100GB data deal is simply unbelievable. Just £149 upfront with a low £36 a month for 100GB of data, unlimited calls and and unlimited texts? Yes, please.
Incredible Apple iPhone XR Black Friday Deal
An absolutely outstanding deal, not to be missed with a ridiculous amount of data for a low price. With just £39.99 to pay for the iPhone XR, this is one not to be missed. Use our exclusive code to save £10.
Incredible Huawei Mate 20 Pro Black Friday Deal
The excellent and newly-released Mate 20 Pro on a ridiculously good value 100GB contract with absolutely nothing to pay upfront. A Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal not to be missed. This comes to just £864 after two years, which is particularly impressive considering the phone alone usually retails for £899.99.
Google Pixel 3 Carphone Warehouse Deal
Get the excellent Google Pixel 3 with 100GB data on Vodafone from Carphone Warehouse for £29.99 upfront and monthly payments of £36.
Sony Xperia XZ3 Fonehouse Black Friday Deal
A deal not to be missed with more data than you can shake a stick at. There's absolutely nothing to pay upfront making this a deal you'd be mad to pass up.
iPhone X contract deals
Apple’s 2017 flagship is still a killer smartphone. If you’re after the high-end iPhone experience, this is the one you want.
Top iPhone X deals right now
Get the iPhone X with absolutely nothing to pay upfront and double the usual amount of data on the best contract currently available.
If you want even more data and don't mind an upfront cost, then this is the deal for you.
iPhone 8 Plus contract deals
If you like your iPhone on the more ‘phablet’ end of the spectrum, the iPhone 8 Plus still has a lot of the features of the beefier iPhone X but with a more wallet-friendly price, especially after this year’s price drop following the arrival of the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.
iPhone 8 contract deals
The smaller of the two iPhone 8 models, which is perfect if you find larger phones unwieldy.
Apple iPhone 8 Post-Black Friday Deal
A phenomenal deal on the iPhone 8 with nothing to pay upfront for Black Friday. Perfect for heavy data users. Use the cashback system to get this phenomenal deal for just £30 a month.
iPhone 7 contract deals
The iPhone 7 is still widely on sale, even if it is now a little older. Considering the iPhone 8 didn’t see a massive design change, the iPhone 7 is yet to feel dated and can be had for a comparatively bargain price.
Fantastic iPhone 7 Deals
Being able to get 20GB of data with a brand new iPhone 7, all for less than £30 is an absolute steal. Plus, you get six months of Apple Music and three months of BT Sport, all on the house. Don't let this banger pass you by.
If you're after a high data contract, this is one of the best options out there right now, all for the low price of just £33.74 a month and no upfront cost. This contract also comes with the same freebies listed in the previous deal.
Samsung Galaxy S9 deals
The Samsung Galaxy S9 features lots of clever camera tech including a camera with an automated adjustable aperture that affords it great low-light performance.
Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Deals
This incredible contract gives you triple the data at no extra cost. What's more, EE treats its new customers to six months of Apple Music and three months of BT Sport on the house, just to say thank you.
For just a bit more each month, you can nearly double your data allowance with this great offer, also from EE. This contract also nabs you the same freebies mentioned in the previous deal.
Samsung Galaxy S8 deals
If stretching to the Galaxy S9 is a bit much, the Galaxy S8 is now available for a lower price and isn’t that big a step down in terms of performance and functionality.
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Deals
For just £26 a month, you can pick up Samsung's amazing Galaxy S8 smartphone – which has stayed the test of time – with a hefty 10GB of data for just £26 a month. With no upfront cost to speak of, this is an amazing deal for anyone after a high-end smartphone at an easily affordable rate.
With a staggering 45GB to get through each month, you'll be glad you picked up this fantastic contract on EE. What's more, signing up with EE also gets you six months of Apple Music and three months of BT Sport for no extra cost.
Huawei P20 deals
The smaller of the two Huawei P20 phones still packs a fantastic camera and a slick design.
Huawei P20 Pro deals
Step up to the Pro model and you get Huawei’s innovative triple-lens camera system that improves upon some already strong photography skills.
Best Huawei P20 Pro Deals
This incredible offer nabs you 10GB of data each month (plenty for a bit of surfing and streaming), and a brand new Nintendo Switch – on the house. You can't ask for a better deal than that.
Contract vs SIM-free phones
If you’re trying to decide whether to opt for a SIM-free phone or pick one up on contract, there are a few things you need to weigh up.
In terms of the total cost of ownership (TCO), it’s generally cheaper to opt for a SIM-free phone and buy your handset outright. You can then either pair this with an existing contract you might already have, or sign up for a SIM only deal. Going this route does mean a high initial outlay to pay off the phone, but once you factor in the monthly contract cost after 24 months (the typical contract length if going for a contract phone) then you end up spending less overall.
However, if this isn’t really an option – which it might not be with the high cost of some of today’s smartphones being prohibitive – then a contract option may well be the better bet. This might be your only option for picking up your shiny new dream phone.
When selecting a contract phone, you generally spread the cost of the phone across the 24 months of the contract, making it more approachable. Contract phones come with something called an ‘upfront cost’, which is the amount you pay at the beginning towards the cost of the phone. Some contracts will have no upfront cost, which makes them more suitable.
If you’re able to pay an upfront cost, you can typically bring your TCO down after 24 months. As a general rule of thumb, the more you pay upfront, the less you’ll pay each month as you have less of the phone to pay off. Your monthly bill consists of an amount towards paying off the phone and the rest to cover your network service. It’s worth doing the math to calculate the TCO, which you can do with this formula: upfront cost + (monthly charge x 24).
Even then, it might still be worth paying a little more for your TCO if it means you can have a lower upfront cost, which lets you get the new phone you want. It’s all down to your personal circumstance.
What to expect
Last year there was money off the then-brand-new iPhone X and iPhone 8 on contract, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Note 8. The Samsung Galaxy A5 was also a massive seller last year courtesy of a big discount. You could also get money off cheaper phones like the Sony Xperia XA1, the WileyFox Swift 2, the Nokia 8 and more coming in at under £200.
This year, we would expect Sony Xperia phones to feature heavily again, the Xperia XA2 was in Amazon Prime Day so we would expect it to make another appearance. We wouldn’t be surprised to see some discounts on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus now that they’ve been out a few months, as well as discounts on the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. On that note, Honor phones like the Honor 8X and Honor 10 will also likely feature. Motorola’s budget line up is also a mainstay, so expect to see the Moto G6 Play to be discounted, too.
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