Come on, we're all looking for the best way to get a decent phone deal. You could just walk into your local phone emporium, but how do you know you're getting the best value for money? There are loads of places to buy, but it takes ages to sort through the deals.
Luckily for you, we've teamed up with Uswitch to get you the best prices on the brand new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Sony Xperia Z3. Not to mention the slightly older Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), LG G3, and Nokia Lumia 930.
Make sure you also keep an eye out for our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 deals - coming soon!
Our deals have two elements for each phone we're featuring: the first is one of the most popular of the week, with the most interest from consumers all over the UK.
The second is the lowest total cost of ownership, where we work out how much the combined total of handset plus monthly cost will hit the wallet over the duration of the deal.
It might not come with much data, but for a lot of people the thought of owning an LG G3 and a contract for two years for just over £500 is a rather lovely one.
Apple iPhone 6
We'd wager that the iPhone 6 is likely to be the most popular smartphone for a while, so we'll kick things off with that. Right now you can get a 16GB version in grey with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data, following three months of unlimited data.
That's for the handset on Vodafone through mobilephonesdirect and it costs £38.50 per month plus £9.99 upfront. Over 24 months that adds up to £933.99. That's pretty pricey, but the allowances aren't to be scoffed at.
Cheapest Apple iPhone 6 deal
Lets face facts, you're not going to get Apple's just-launched flagship particularly cheaply, but nor do you have to pay over the odds.
Right now you can get a 16GB version in grey on EE through mobilephonesdirect with 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of 4G data for £14.99 per month plus £422.99 upfront.
That's a lot to pay in one go but it comes out at £782.75 over 24 months, which isn't bad at all for one of the best, and likely most popular, smartphones on the planet.
- Read all about it in our Apple iPhone 6 review
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
We never thought we'd see the day, but Apple has released an iPhablet and it's really rather good. It's also really rather expensive. One of the most popular deals right now is for a 16GB version of the phone in silver on Vodafone from mobilephonesdirect.
It will cost you £38.50 per month plus £57.99 upfront, for a whopping £981.99 overall, but for that you get unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data (following three months of unlimited data) on one of the most premium smartphones available.
Cheapest Apple iPhone 6 Plus deal
Even the cheapest iPhone 6 Plus deals aren't exactly impulse purchase territory, but considering how new and expensive this phone is there are a few pretty good ones. One of the best at the moment is for a 16GB iPhone 6 Plus in silver on EE through mobilephonesdirect.
It comes with 500MB of 4G data, 500 minutes and unlimited texts and will cost you just £14.99 per month, but you do have to pay £479.99 upfront. Over the life of the contract that comes out at £839.75, which considering the phone is £619 SIM-free isn't too shabby.
- See what we made of Apple's first phablet in our Apple iPhone 6 Plus review
Samsung Galaxy S5
This week you lucky people can get a Samsung Galaxy S5 in blue on Three, which if bought through buymobiles.net comes with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of 4G data.
This can all be yours for just £28 per month. Over 24 months it comes out at £672, which is pretty good value given the allowances... this phone retails for £550 on Samsung's site (although is cheaper SIM free elsewhere).
Cheapest Samsung Galaxy S5 deal
The above deal is certainly popular but there are cheaper ways to get the Samsung Galaxy S5.
The cheapest deal right now is for it in black on Vodafone for just £18.50 per month and that's through mobilephonesdirect.
It comes with 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data (though you get unlimited data for the first three months). So the allowances aren't amazing and there's a pretty steep £132.99 upfront charge, but it will cost just £576.99 over 24 months.
- Read our in-depth Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
While the Galaxy S5 is still Samsung's main flagship the company has now released a metal-clad marvel that seems aimed at the iPhone crowd. It's more affordable than the iPhone 6 too, with one of this weeks most popular deals coming out at just £35 per month with no upfront cost, equating to £840 over 24 months.
That's for the Galaxy Alpha in black through Three and it comes with 600 minutes, unlimited 4G data and unlimited texts.
Cheapest Samsung Galaxy Alpha deal
Despite being new the Samsung Galaxy Alpha needn't break the bank. Right now it's up for pre-order in white from Mobiles.co.uk with 500 minutes, 250MB of 3G data and unlimited texts for just £13.99 per month.
That's for the phone on Orange and there is a £354.99 upfront charge, but it still only comes to £690.75 over 24 months - but that's a very low amount of data, remember.
- See how it stacks up in our Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
HTC One (M8)
The most popular HTC One M8 deal of the week is for the handset in gold, pink or grey and comes out at £28 per month. It comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of 4G data.
That's available through Carphone Warehouse and it's for a 24 month O2 contract. Ultimately it adds up to £672, as there's no upfront cost, making it excellent value for money.
Cheapest HTC One M8 deal
The above deal is already great value, but right now you can get the HTC One M8 cheaper. The cheapest overall deal this week is just £18.50 per month with a steep charge of £155.99 upfront.
For that you'll get 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data, though for the first three months it gives you unlimited data.
That's for a 24 month Vodafone contract and it's available through mobilephonesdirect. In total it will cost you just £599.99. It's for the phone in grey and while the allowances aren't the best it's still great value if you can afford to pay a large chunk upfront.
- The one for you? Find out in our HTC One M8 review
Sony Xperia Z3
Sony has just replaced its less-than-a-year-old Xperia Z2 with the Xperia Z3, but despite the rapid release it's a worthy upgrade. This week you can get it in copper on O2 with unlimited minutes, 1GB of data and unlimited texts for £28 per month. That's through Mobiles.co.uk and there's a £49 upfront cost so it's £721 overall.
Cheapest Sony Xperia Z3 deal
Right now the cheapest Xperia Z3 deal involves paying quite a lot of money upfront, £196.99 to be precise. But then you only have to shell out £18.50 each month, for a total cost of just £640.99, which is surprisingly cheap for a brand new flagship.
That's for the Z3 in copper on Vodafone through mobilephonesdirect, with 100 minutes, just 100MB of data (though for the first three months it has unlimited data) and unlimited texts.
So while it's certainly cheap it comes with very little data beyond the first three months, so consider how much data you're going to need before opting for it - you'll probably need to top that up unless you live in perma-Wi-Fi.
- Find out how it performs in our Sony Xperia Z3 review
The LG G3 is one of the newer flagship smartphones on the block, and as such you'd expect it to be quite expensive, but you can still get a lot for your money. Take this week's most popular deal for example:
It's through Mobiles.co.uk and includes unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 5GB of data for £33 per month.
That's for the phone in black on O2 and not only is there nothing to pay upfront but you even get £144 cashback, so once you factor that in you're looking at just £648, which isn't bad at all for a flagship phone with generous allowances.
Cheapest LG G3 deal
While this week's most popular LG G3 deal is already fairly affordable it's possible to get the phone a lot cheaper. It's available in gold through mobilephonesdirect and comes with 100 minutes, 100MB of data (after three months of unlimited data) and unlimited texts on a Vodafone contract for just £14.50 per month.
If that sounds too good to be true, wait a mo: there's a £169.99 upfront cost, but it still only adds up to £517.99 over 24 months, again brilliant considering this is a high end and newer phone.
- See how it stacks up in our LG G3 review
Nokia Lumia 930
Don't think we've forgotten about Windows Phone handsets. The latest Lumia flagship is a top tier device and we've dug up some top tier deals for it. The most popular one currently is for the phone in black on T-Mobile through mobilephonesdirect.
It will cost you £29.99 per month with an upfront cost of £40.99, so in total it's £760.75 over 24 months. For that you get 500 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited 3G data, which makes it ideal for data hungry users - just as long as you can put up with 3G speeds.
Cheapest Nokia Lumia 930 deal
It's even possible to get the Lumia 930 for quite a bit cheaper than the deal above. It's available in black from mobilephonesdirect for £13.99 per month plus £284.99 upfront, adding up to £620.75 over the 24 months of the contract.
That gets you 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data on an Orange contract, so as you'd expect for that price the allowances aren't amazing, but it sure is cheap.
- See what we thought of it in our Nokia Lumia 930 review
Apple iPhone 5S
Apple's 2013 flagship might be getting on a bit, in fact it's been replaced by the iPhone 6, but it's still just about good enough to go toe-to-toe with some Android phones.
It also carries a similarly high price tag, with one of the most popular deals this week coming courtesy of Mobiles.co.uk, which is offering a 16GB refurbished handset in grey on a 24 month O2 contract with 1GB of data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts for £28 per month, alongside a one-off charge of £19.
All in all that will set you back £691, which is OK, but then this is a refurbished handset.
Cheapest iPhone 5S deal
You can get the Apple iPhone 5S a little cheaper over the course of the contract, but only if you're prepared to pay a lot upfront.
EE is offering a 16GB version in grey on a 24 month contract with 500MB of data, 500 minutes and unlimited texts for £14.99 per month with £239.99 upfront. That comes out at £599.75 over 24 months, which isn't too shabby at all.
- Find out more in our iPhone 5S review
Apple iPhone 5C
The iPhone 5S's cheaper sibling is still a pretty slick handset in its own right and this week the most popular way to get it is through Carphone Warehouse, which sells a 16GB version of the phone on EE with 500MB of 4G data, unlimited texts and 500 minutes for £24.99 per month.
That's with no upfront cost, so over 24 months it will cost you £599.76, which is OK for Apple's most affordable handset, although not as competitive as some of the better-specified Android handsets above.
Cheapest iPhone 5C deal
The Apple iPhone 5C can have a lower monthly cost if bought from mobilephonesdirect. The site offers a 16GB model in pink on Vodafone with 100MB of data (following three months of unlimited data), 100 minutes and unlimited texts for £18.50 per month, alongside an upfront fee of £155.99, coming out at £599.99 over the life of the contract. Not bad.
- Check it out in our iPhone 5C review
If you want to keep your old phone, or just buy a new one outright, then you can currently get a great SIM-only deal from Virgin Mobile, which has a SIM card loaded with 500MB of data, 150 minutes and unlimited texts for just £7 and you're not even tied into a contract... although don't forget you still need to provide the phone.
- In the market for a cheap tablet too? Check out our list of the best budget options.