UPDATE: The Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is now over so this page will no longer be updated. But there are still some great deals that are still going, just don't bank on all of them still being around. Instead, check out our everyday, updated best Carphone Warehouse deals page for all the best deals.
2018 wasn't Carphone Warehouse's first time at the Black Friday rodeo. As you might expect from one of the UK's biggest mobile phone retailers, Carphone goes big on discounts around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
This year was no different, but the good times are still rolling. Carphone Warehouse continues to offer great variety in its phone stock, both in terms of network deals and handsets, and its 'Black Tag' (Black Friday by another name) discounts were some of the best we've seen.
So take a look below at some of the key discounts we were most impressed by. To be honest, many of them are now expired, after it went big on Vodafone's huge 100GB tariffs.
Carphone Warehouse Black Friday deals: best of Black Tag:
£40 Currys PC World Gift Card | Carphone Warehouse | On Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and Note 9
Samsung has some of the best phones around right now and well worth getting your hands on. Carphone Warehouse has sweetened the deal by offering a £40 Curry's PC World Gift Card when you buy a Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ or Note 9 on contract from them.
iPhone XS on O2 | £79.99 Upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 100GB data | £60pm
Now we know this may still seem expensive but that is just what you have to expect with the XS. But for 100GB of data you are getting a great price here and not to mention that the upfront cost isn't too much to have to pay at the start. A great overall price for one of the best phones out right now. Total cost over 24 months is £1,519.99
iPhone XR on Vodafone | £59.99 Upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 100GB data | £36pm
Not quite as expensive as the iPhone XS or XS Max but still with a lot of the features, the iPhone XR is a good balance of cost and power. For just £36 a month you are getting a massive 100GB of data, a great price for a device that is normally well over the £1,000 mark over the two years. Total cost over 24 months is £923.99
Google Pixel 3 on Vodafone | £29.99 Upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 100GB data | £36pm
The Google Pixel 2 had one of the best cameras of any phone when it came out and now the Pixel 3 continues this legacy with an incredible camera backed up by great specs. For just £36 per month and 100GB of data it is an all round great deal. Total cost over 24 months is £893.33
iPhone X on Vodafone | £99.99 Upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 100GB data | £36pm
We haven't seen that many great iPhone X deals this Black Friday so we can all let out a sigh of relief with this great deal that Carphone have dangled in front of us. 100GB of data and a overall price way below most of the other iPhone X deals makes this our standout choice for an iPhone X. Total cost over 24 months is £963.99
iPhone 8 on Vodafone | £29.99 Upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 100GB data | £36pm
Since the release of the iPhone 8 we've had the iPhone X, XS, XR and the XS Max meaning the iPhone 8 is no longer the newest Apple device you can get but that by no means makes it a bad device. In fact, the iPhone 8 is the perfect device for people that want a strong iPhone without the crazy prices of the newest devices. Total cost over 24 months is £893.99
Samsung Galaxy S9 on EE | £99.99 upfront | 9GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £28pm
Plenty of data, the UK's fastest 4G network and a delicious balance of upfront spend and monthly bills. There's nothing not to like with this S9 deal. Total cost over 24 months is £771.99
Samsung Galaxy S8 on O2 | £49.99 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £27pm
That Galaxy S9 deal still feeling a bit on the expensive side? Well the S8 is still a fantastic phone. Worth checking out our best Galaxy S8 deals guide though, as it's even cheaper elsewhere. Total cost over 24 months is £697.99View Deal
iPhone 8 on O2 | £79.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
This one's already selling like hotcakes, probably thanks to that really healthy data allowance and possible because of the lure of O2's Priority rewards. A good price this on Apple's 2017 flagship. Total cost over 24 months is £895.99
Google Pixel 3 on Vodafone | £79.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42pm
How long has the Pixel 3 been out again? We're delighted to see a reduction in price on Google's latest and greatest as the release tariffs were lofty. Thanks Carphone! Total cost over 24 months is £1,107.99
iPhone X on O2 | £49.99 upfront | 45GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £56pm
A big discount on the big iPhone with a big data allowance. This is a BIG bargain. Despite now being over a year old, iPhone X discounts remain rare, so we're glad to see this. Total cost over 24 months is £1,393.99
If you're looking for something super cheap for these phones, and you're not worried about having reams of data, these options would certainly be worth checking out as well as part of the limited-time deals:
- iPhone 7:
£59.99 £49.99 upfront, monthly cost of £19.99, 500MB of data
- iPhone 6S:
£49.99 £19.99 upfront, monthly cost of £17.99, 500MB of data
- Huawei P20 Pro:
£49.99 £19.99 upfront, monthly cost of £22.99, 500MB of data
- Huawei P20:
£99.99 £19.99 upfront, monthly cost of £18.99, 500MB of data
- Huawei P20 Lite: Free upfront, monthly cost of £13.99, 500MB of data
- Huawei P Smart: FREE upfront, monthly cost of £11.99, 500MB of data
- Nokia 6.1: FREE upfront, monthly cost of £11.99, 500MB of data
- Samsung J6 2018: FREE upfront, monthly cost of £10.99, 500MB of data
- Samsung A6: FREE upfront, monthly cost of £12.99, 500MB of data
Black Friday SIM-only deals at Carphone Warehouse:
It's not just monthly contracts that are dropping though; the unlocked phones market is getting a shot in the arm, with these options catching our eye:
Huawei P20 Pro -
£699 now £629 at Carphone Warehouse
It's not the crazy deal that we're seeing for the Huawei P20, but wth the triple-camera system the P20 Pro is the more discerning buy for the spec fan. However, it is available for £599.99 at Very.co.uk, if you want a true saving.View Deal
£149 now £119 at Carphone Warehouse
This phone is a little on the budget side, but it manages to preserve a few flagship-esque features in there for good measure. Not the most powerful phone around, but in our review we called it "a solidly built phone with an interesting design"... not bad for that price.View Deal
If you're looking for a good, unlocked and SIM-free deal for some other top phones, we've got you covered there too - here are a few other top choices:
- Huawei P Smart was £179, now £149 - saving of £30
- Nokia 6 was £199, now £179 - saving of £20
- Motorola G6 Plus was £249, now £219 - saving of £30
- Huawei P20 Lite was £279, now £229 - saving of £50
- Huawei P20 was £599, now £399 - saving of £200
- Huawei P20 Pro was £699, now £629 - saving of £70
Note: These deals are only available for one week, and the reductions end on Friday, November 16.
And if you're looking for a cheap SIM plan to shove in your brand new mobile, then don't hesitate to head over to our best SIM only deals guide for the best bargains.
If you're thinking of finding the best deals for your phone during the Black Friday period, you could do a lot worse than Carphone Warehouse.
A word of warning though, if you're fully committed to the Three network, then you'll be out of luck at Carphone Warehouse as it doesn't range the carrier's tariffs, but you do get the firm's own network, iD, which piggybacks off the aforementioned's signal to deliver often quite cheap deals.
It's not just phones either, with Carphone Warehouse also stocking tablets, cases, chargers, accessories and even the odd smart speaker from time to time - so keep an eye out for all of these during Black Friday and Cyber Monday as well.