The best iPhone SE deals in August 2017

The tech world rejoiced when the iPhone SE was released. Finally a new Apple phone that doesn't require you to remortgage your house. And the prices just keep getting better and better.

And not just on Black Friday. There are loads of tariffs at less than £20 per month, and they include the generous 128GB model. Plus, this month has seen the return of the holy grail - the £14 per month EE tariff (after cashback)!

The iPhone SE looks and feels exactly the same as the iPhone 5S. But instead of sporting two-year-old hardware it's fully up to date, with a super-fast CPU and graphics, and the 12MP iSight camera straight out of the iPhone 6S.

So if cheap iPhone SE deals are what you seek, then you've definitely come to the right place. Use TechRadar's comparison chart to easily find the right plan for your own personal needs. Or scroll down further to find our pick of the best SE deals on the market and let you know whether EE, O2, Vodafone or Three are leading the way on price this month.

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Top 5 iPhone SE deals across all UK networks:

Lower down the page you'll be able to read about all of the best iPhone SE deals on a model-by-model and network-by-network basis. But first of all here are the best deals so you can instantly see what the best offers are from O2, Three and Vodafone, with EE deals currently leading the pack.

iPhone SE deals on EE

iPhone SE 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 1GB data | £14pm (after cashback)
Pinch yourself - you aren't dreaming! Yes, you are reading that correctly and no, it isn't a joke. Thanks to this phenomenal offer from Carphone Warhouse-owned e2save, now is a great time to buy the iPhone SE. There's a little bit of effort required from you to get this price - redeeming the £95 cashback over the year - but it's definitely worth it for this price. Total cost over 24 months is £336 (after cashback)

Get this iPhone SE deal: from e2save

iPhone SE deals on EE

iPhone SE 128GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 3GB data | £27pm
A few weeks ago you would have got double the data, but this tariff from Mobiles.co.uk still ticks  a lot of boxes. Free iPhone SE handset - tick. Loads of onboard memory - tick. Decent data allowance - tick. Reasonable monthly spend - tick. We think you probably get the picture... Total cost over is 24 months is £648

Get this iPhone SE deal: direct from Mobiles.co.uk

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iPhone SE 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 16GB data | £34pm
Ok, so Vodafone's 16GB deals on the iPhone SE aren't what they were. But it's still the data point that makes most sense on the red network. You'll be practically swimming in data, allowing you to paddle your way to more downloads, streamed films and social networking than you're ever likely to need. And the phone won't cost you a penny. Total cost over 24 months is £816

Get this iPhone SE deal: from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone SE 32GB | £9.99 upfront | Unlimited minutes | Unlimited texts | 30GB data | £30pm
Three has long been the network synonymous with big data, and it's no different on iPhone SE deals. 30GB is absolutely stacks of data - you'll have to try quite hard to use more than that every month. The handset is now a tenner instead of free like last month, but the monthlies are an easy to compute £30 a month. The total cost of this deal over 24 months is £729.99

Get this iPhone SE deal: from Buymobiles

iPhone SE deals on EE

iPhone SE 128GB | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited mins and texts | 1GB data | £17.99pm
The diminutive iPhone with the big internal storage. This deal for the 128GB version of the SE is brilliant and if you enter 10OFF at the checkout you'll get a £10 discount. A great price for stacks of room to save photos, files and your favourite tunes. 128GB handsets are in short supply though, so you'll need to get in there quick. Total cost over 24 months is £471.76

Get this iPhone SE deal: from Mobiles.co.uk 

iPhone SE review

Still brilliant a couple of years on

Screen size: 4-inches | Resolution: 640 x 1136 | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 1.2Mp | Weight: 113g | OS: iOS 10.3.2 | RAM: 2GB | Battery: 1624mAh

Surprisingly powerful
Great battery life
Budget price point
Outdated screen

Launched back in March 2016, the 'Special Edition' iPhone SE was a rare example of Apple dropping its entry-level price to allow bargain-hunters a piece of the iPhone pie. It reduced the screen size from the iPhone 6, but kitted it out with the same camera as the iPhone 6S. In short, it's a premium smartphone with a lower price tag – and we like that!

Read TechRadar's full iPhone SE review

Now let's break down the best iPhone SE deals by network...

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iPhone SE deals on EE

Best iPhone SE deals on EE

iPhone SE 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 1GB data | £14pm (after cashback)
We're beginning to think that EE doesn't like the iPhone SE very much - it's really trying hard to see the back of them! To shift its 1GB data stock, you'll get £95 cashback, making the effective monthly spend a negligible...wait for it...£14 a month! Total cost over 24 months is £336

Get this iPhone SE deal: from e2save

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iPhone SE 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 5GB data | £27.99pm
We have to admit that 5GB deals on EE have been better over the previous weeks, so this is now the one to go for if you want the UK's fastest 4G network but more than a negligible data allowance. You get a free phone thrown in and 5GB of data a month, as well as a £40 cashback bonus when you sign up. Total cost over 24 months is £631.76 (after cashback)

Get this iPhone SE deal: from Buymobiles

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iPhone SE 128GB | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited mins and texts | 1GB data | £17.99pm
The diminutive iPhone with the big internal storage. This deal for the 128GB version of the SE is brilliant and if you enter 10OFF at the checkout you'll get a £10 discount. A great price for stacks of room to save photos, files and your favourite tunes. 128GB handsets are in short supply though, so you'll need to get in there quick. Total cost over 24 months is £471.76

Get this iPhone SE deal: from Mobiles.co.uk 

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iphone SE deals on o2

Best iPhone SE deals on O2

iPhone SE 128GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 3GB data | £27pm
A few weeks ago you would have got double the data, but this tariff from Mobiles.co.uk still ticks a lot of boxes. Free iPhone SE handset - tick. Loads of onboard memory - tick. Decent data allowance - tick. Reasonable monthly spend - tick. We think you probably get the picture... Total cost over is 24 months is £648

Get this iPhone SE deal: direct from Mobiles.co.uk

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iPhone SE 128GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 20GB data | £39pm
Before you say anything, we KNOW that there are cheaper deals for bigger data. But only O2 has Priority rewards, giving free coffees, cheap lunches and priority booking for gig tickets. So if that sounds good, this is still a passably priced 20GB tariff for the spacious 128GB handset. The cost over 24 months is £936

Get this iPhone SE deal: from Mobiles.co.uk

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Best iPhone SE deals on Vodafone

iPhone SE 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 1GB data | £21pm
Vodafone has a troop of loyal customers, so even though this isn't as a good a price as what EE is offering, we still know that it will appeal to the hardcore. £21 is the cheapest you'll pay with the red network per month, and a big fat ZERO upfront. Good stuff. Total cost over 24 months is £504

Get this iPhone SE deal: from Carphone Warehouse

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iPhone SE 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 4GB data | £27pm
We rather like this iPhone SE deal from Carphone Warehouse. You get a free handset for a start, which helps. 4GB is a nice amount of data to play with and £27 per month isn't a massive sum to see on your bill each month. Total cost over 24 months is £648

Get this iPhone SE deal: from Carphone Warehouse

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iPhone SE 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 16GB data | £34pm
Ok, so Vodafone's 16GB deals on the iPhone SE aren't what they were. But it's still the data point that makes most sense on the red network. You'll be practically swimming in data, allowing you to paddle your way to more downloads, streamed films and social networking than you're ever likely to need. And the phone won't cost you a penny. Total cost over 24 months is £816

Get this iPhone SE deal: from Mobiles.co.uk

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iphone SE deals on Three

Best iPhone SE deals on Three

iPhone SE 32GB | £9.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 12GB data | £26pm
Three also has some top iPhone SE deals this month, kicking off with this offering which is asking only £26 per month over two years in return for a 32GB iPhone SE. You'll only have to find a tenner upfront, then there's unlimited calls and texts, and a very healthy 12GB of data to keep you going every month. The total cost of this deal over 24 months is £633.99

Get this iPhone SE deal: at Affordablemobiles

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iPhone SE 16GB | £19 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 2GB data | £22pm
Fancy spending even less each month and saving over the two years of your contract? Then this is the iPhone SE deal for you. You'll need to part with a penny shy of £19 upfront, but from there you're laughing with a £22 monthly fee, 2GB of data and unlimited calls and texts. Total cost over 24 months is £547

Get this iPhone SE deal: direct at Three

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iPhone SE 32GB | £9.99 upfront | Unlimited minutes | Unlimited texts | 30GB data | £30pm
Three has long been the network synonymous with big data, and it's no different on iPhone SE deals. 30GB is absolutely stacks of data - you'll have to try quite hard to use more than that every month. The handset is now a tenner instead of free like last month, but the monthlies are an easy to compute £30 a month. The total cost of this deal over 24 months is £729.99

Get this iPhone SE deal: from Buymobiles