Vodafone is one of the biggest networks in the world and by far one of the most powerful brands in the UK. Not surprising when they so frequently offer excellent tariffs on flagship handsets like the iPhone XR, Galaxy S9 and the market's other favourite phones.
Vodafone seems to go through fits and spurts when it comes to how competitively it's priced. It can go from the cheapest on the market, to pretty poor on our mobile phone deals comparison charts. Unfortunately, Vodafone seems to be going through one of its more expensive periods.
We've seen prices across devices rise on Vodafone lately, especially the bigger devices like the iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. However, there are still tonnes of great deals floating around, it just takes more searching and luckily we've done that part for you.
If Vodafone appeals to you though - or if you want to bag a Red Entertainment package that gives you a year's subscription to Spotify Premium, NOW TV Entertainment or the Sky Sports app - then that's where this page comes in! We've rounded up all of the best Vodafone phone deals so that you don't have to, just take a look at TechRadar's bespoke comparison chart below.
Price comparison chart
Vodafone phone deals on the Huawei P30 Pro
The latest and greatest from Huawei, the P30 Pro is now easily our choice for best smartphone camera on the market. Combine top of the line camera quality with an impressive battery life and beautiful screen and you get easily one of the best phones on the market.
- Check out all of the best Huawei P30 Pro deals on all the providers
Huawei P30 Pro | FREE upfront | unlimited data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £39pm
After a recent move into the world of unlimited data, Vodafone has this excellent offer. At a price much cheaper than Three's unlimited deal for this phone, this could be a brilliant offer for those big data hunters. However, be warned that Vodafone's unlimited plans do have caps when it comes to speeds. Total cost over 24 months is £936
Huawei P30 Pro | £220 upfront (with code 10OFF) | 5GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £28pm
This contract is for all of those people who want their monthly bills as low as possible. Knocking the bills all the way down to £28 each month, this P30 Pro deal's only downside is its upfront cost - £220. For that cost you get a pretty fair 5GB of data. Total cost over 24 months is £1,030
Best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals on Vodafone
Samsung's newest release, this phone is rocking a completely flat, notch-less screen with a pin hole camera, giving it a unique style. Whether it's the triple cameras on the back, fast processor or reverse charging, there is a lot to love here.
- Check out all of the best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals on all the providers
Samsung Galaxy S10 | FREE upfront | Unlimited data, minutes and texts | £39 per month
For those wanting unlimited data, it doesn't get much better than this. There is nothing to pay upfront and the monthly bills come in at just £39 - the only downside, Vodafone restricts its speeds on these packages, so you won't be getting the full benefits of your unlimited data. Total cost over 24 months is £936
Samsung Galaxy S10 512GB | £230 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £28 per month
For those who hate the idea of paying a lot each month, this deal could be for you. Yes, a lot of that cost does instead go into the upfront. However, offering 5GB of data and an impressive 512GB of storage, that cost feels well worth your time. Total cost over 24 months is £902
Best Samsung Galaxy S10e deals on Vodafone
Samsung's brand new budget flagship, the S10e features high-end specs for an affordable price. If you want the best Samsung has but don't want to have to pay through the roof to get it, this is the way to go. With all of the same features as the S10 with a few cutbacks, this is a high-end phone with mid-range pricing.
- Check out all of the best Samsung Galaxy S10e deals on all the providers
Samsung Galaxy S10e | £99 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £24pm
While this offer has recently been hit by a pretty major price rise, it is still one of the best prices for those wanting cheap monthly bills. After you pay the slightly higher than normal £160 upfront, you are then rewarded with £24 a month bills, a brilliant price for a device like this. Total cost over 24 months is £675
Best iPhone XR deals on Vodafone
The iPhone XR hits a sweet spot between high tech and reasonable pricing. It looks a lot like its more powerful brethren - both in appearance and on the spec sheet - and boasts a glorious 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and A12 Bionic chipset without a £1,000 price tag.
- Check out all of the best deals on the iPhone XR no matter the network
iPhone XR | £199 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 5GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £28pm
This contract offers up some more than affordable monthly bills of just £28. However, to get those impressively low costs on this device, you do have to pay £199 upfront (if you use the code 10OFF). That price lands you 5GB of data and a comforting overall price. Total cost over 24 months is £871
iPhone XR | FREE upfront | Unlimited data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm
For those who want to go all out on data, look no further than this iPhone XR deal. It costs absolutely nothing upfront and just £45 a month, at that price you're getting no caps whatsover on your internet usage, meaning non-stop streaming. Total cost over 24 months is £1,080
Best Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on Vodafone
OK, so the Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn't make massive strides on the S8, but that doesn't mean it's not still one of the premier Android phones on the market. The cameras in particular are awe inspiring and tangible improvements have been made to the biometrics and position of the fingerprint scanner.
- Check out all the best Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on all the networks
Samsung Galaxy S9 | £9.99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £32pm
Vodafone is realistically not the network to go for with this phone - other networks have much better pricing. But if your set on Vodafone, this is the best offer on the S9. There's nothing to pay upfront but the bills are high and the data is low. Total cost over 24 months is £777.99
Best iPhone XS and X deals on Vodafone
Oh gosh, Apple went and did it. After years upon years of incremental upgrades, it finally made something special to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. For the iPhone X it has dropped the bezel altogether, while the 5.8-inch Super Retina HD is scarily good - and then it tweaked things a year later for the XS. Marvellous!
iPhone XS | £87.99 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £52pm
Unfortunately, Vodafone isn't on its best form when it comes to the iPhone XS right now. At £52 a month and £91.99 upfront this is one of the cheapest Vodafone offers around. Considering you're only getting 5GB of data, we would recommend one of the other offers on this page. Total cost over 24 months is £1,335.99
iPhone X 64GB | FREE upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £49pm
Recently, unlimited data has become a relatively affordable option. This offer drops the upfront costs and gives monthly bills of just £49, making it cheaper than any other unlimited offer on the iPhone X - perfect for those big streamers out there. Total cost over 24 months is £1,176
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8 deals on Vodafone
Samsung has now well and truly put the flaming memory of the Note 7 behind it. If the Note 8 was exceptional (6.3-inch infinity display and 6GB RAM), then the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is even bigger and better (6.4-inch infinity display and 8GB RAM). If you want the best big screen Android phones on the market, then look no further.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | £23.99 upfront | Unlimited data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £44 per month
For the best Galaxy Note 9 deals on Vodafone, look no further. You don't have to pay anything at all upfront and the monthly bills are just £44. Paired with the unlimited data cap you're getting, this tops all other Vodafone Galaxy Note 9 deals currently available. Total cost over 24 months is £1,056
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | Vodafone | £44.99 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm
Cut the data down slightly and you could save yourself some money. Coming in at £36 a month and a low upfront of just £39.99 this is one of the more affordable Galaxy Note 9 deals out there. But if lots of data on Vodafone is important for you, go with the offer above. Total cost over 24 months is £903.99
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | FREE upfront | Unlimited data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm
For the best Note 8 deal on Vodafone - look no further. With an unlimited data cap at £36 a month this is certainly a good sign that Vodafone is finally becoming an affordable option on this device. You don't even have to pay anything upfront. Considering its not really that much more than most deals, this seems like a great price for an unlimited data cap. Total cost over 24 months is £680
View this unlimited data Note 8 deal at Fonehouse
The best iPhone 8 deals on Vodafone
Thanks to the spectacle that was the iPhone X launch, the reception for the iPhone 8 was a little bit flat. Perhaps unfairly - it improves on the iPhone 7 with wireless charging and an improved camera. Plus, it's quite a bit cheaper. So if you're looking for the best iPhone but balk at the iPhone X expense, try the 8 on for size instead.
- Check out all the best iPhone 8 deals on all the networks
iPhone 8 64GB | FREE upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £35pm
Who says unlimited data has to be an expensive option? Coming in at £35 a month and nothing upfront, this is some purely excellent value for those trying to score an iPhone 8 with unlimited data. The only issue, there is a cap of 10Mbs meaning you may struggle with intensive gaming and heavy downloads. Total cost over 24 months is £840
Best Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL deals on Vodafone
The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are relatively new devices on the flagship scene but they have very quickly become two of our favourites. Powerful processors, loud speakers, but most importantly they have what is arguably the best cameras you can get on a phone right now.
- Best Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL deals on all the providers
Google Pixel 3 | £14.99 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
After a recent price hit, it appears that the network of Vodafone was hit the hardest. If you want to go with Vodafone, this seems to be the most affordable option available right now. The big redeeming feature here is the 30GB of data you're getting. Total two year cost is £545
Google Pixel 3 XL | £7.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £38pm
For Vodafone's best offer on the Pixel 3 XL, you can turn to Fonehouse. Offering 30GB of data for £38 a month, this isn't the best offer out there but it is still pretty great. You only have to spend £7.99 upfront so there isn't even any surprises there. Total cost over 24 months is £919.99
FAQ on Vodafone deals
What are the benefits of Vodafone?
With 4G coverage of roughly 95% of the UK population, Vodafone won't let you down when it comes to connection. Sign up for a Vodafone red entertainment plan and you can get access to the likes of Now TV, MTV and Sky Atlantic.
No matter the plan you're on, you will be able to use Vodafone's Veryme rewards scheme. This will occasionally give you access to free coffees and snacks, giveaways and discounts.
Can I keep my number when I switch to Vodafone?
If you switch over to a Vodafone deal but want to keep your old number, then simply give your old network a ring, get a PAC code and transition it over.
If you were previously with Vodafone, you can still keep your number but it is a slightly trickier affair. They won't let you keep your number, so you have to use this workaround. Buy a free pay-as-you-go SIM from any other network and tell your network that you're moving.
They'll release the PAC code, which you then give to the substitute network. Then, you immediately get another PAC code from them. Take that to your old network, and they'll move your number to your new contract. Long winded, but easier than learning a new number!
Can I use my Vodafone device abroad?
With any Vodafone deal you can use your data allowances without any additional costs while travelling within Europe. That includes locations such as French Guiana, St Martin and Martinique.
When travelling outside of Europe your costs with a Vodafone deal will jump up. Anywhere outside of Europe is a 'roam-further destination', this means you will be charged £6 a day to use your data.
However, get a Vodafone red entertainment plan and you will get to use roaming for free anywhere in the world.