Vodafone is one of the biggest networks in the world and one of the most powerful brands in the UK. Not surprising when they so frequently offer excellent tariffs on flagship handsets like the iPhone 8, 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 absolutely terrible on our mobile phone deal comparison charts. It usually can't compete with Three deals when it comes to big data bundle. But if your data sweet spot is around 16GB a month, Vodafone frequently then becomes a lot more competitive with prices that challenge EE phone deals and O2 deals. And, if you're lucky, you may be hunting for your smartphone when its running a promotion where you get an extra 10GB for free.
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.
The best iPhone 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 if you tuned into the launch event and liked the look of Animojis, well there's that as well!
iPhone X 64GB | £145 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 4GB data | £51pm
We've said it before and we'll say it again: the iPhone X is not a cheap mobile phone. But this is more or less the least you can currently pay over a two year contract. The monthly payments are worthy of admiration, relatively speaking. They are ever creeping closer to the £50-mark. Granted, there's a lot to pay upfront - but remember that this phone costs a grand if you want to buy it upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1369
iPhone X 64GB | £54.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 16GB data | £61pm
Vodafone isn't in a great place with the iPhone X right now. O2 and EE have overtaken it in the value stakes. This 16GB effort would be the one to go for with this network if you need more than negligible data to surf, stream and download with. We wouldn't call it cheap as such though - cast your eyes upwards for better looking plans. Total cost over 24 months is £1518.99
The best iPhone 8 deals on Vodafone:
Thanks to the spectacle that was the iPhone X launch (see above for more of that splendour), 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.
iPhone 8 64GB | £74.99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £37pm
This is currently one of the cheapest ways to get the iPhone 8 on Vodafone, but that doesn't mean it's the best value. You only get 1GB of data for your money, which doesn't last long if you're on Spotify or Google Maps away from the Wi-Fi a lot. Total cost over 24 months is £962.99
iPhone 8 64GB | £79.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £41pm
Vodafone is usually a pretty good shout around the mid-range data points, but it's a bit of a different story on the iPhone 8. OK, so this Carphone Warehouse number is probably the best value tariff from the red network on this handset at the moment, but look around the page - you'll spy something much better from somebody else. At least you get a healthy amount of data that you can use each month and all-you-can-eat calls and texts as well. Total cost over 24 months is £1063.99
The 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.
Samsung Galaxy S9 | £165 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Oh gosh! This came from absolutely nowhere. £23 per month and less than £200 upfront is unheard of in the first few months since the S9's release - yet here it now is, as if it's the most natural thing in the world? We'd be impressed with this sub-£750 tariff if it was for the Galaxy S8, let alone the all new Samsung S9. Extraordinary stuff. Total cost over 24 months is £717
Samsung Galaxy S9 | £115 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £30pm
Believe it or not, this Vodafone deal might be even better value than the one above. It maybe more to pay on your monthly bill, but you get quadruple the data. £30 per month for 16GB is astonishing for a Samsung Galaxy flagship phone barely out of nappies. And it's way cheaper upfront than the 4GB tariff, too. Total cost over 24 months is £835
The best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals on Vodafone :
Sssssshhhhh! Don't mention the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and its troublesome little overheating problem. The awesome Galaxy Note 8 has helped as forget all about that little fiasco thanks to its vast 6.3-inch infinity display and razor sharp 6GB Ram. If you want the best big screen Android phone on the market, then look no further.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £19.99 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
This is the cheapest way you can currently buy the Galaxy Note 8 on Vodafone, but that doesn't necessarily make it the best value. It may be worth paying a bit extra for more data, if you think you'll need it. Total cost over 24 months is £1051.99
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | FREE upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £49pm
This Vodafone plan on the Note 8 is good news if you were after a big data deal, and for several reasons. For a start, 40GB is an enormous allowance to cater for your non-WiFi internet needs. It's absolutely free upfront, which we love. And then there's the small matter of £150 cashback that you can claim back in instalments over the two years. Total cost over 24 months is £1176
The best iPhone 7 deals on Vodafone:
The new iPhone 7 is another smash hit mobile phone from Apple thanks to further design enhancements. It's now waterproof, has a better screen and stereo speakers. The long-rumoured dropping of the headphone jack has become a reality. Memory capacity has been given a boost now, with the smallest models now starting at a much more spacious 32GB.
iPhone 7 32GB | £125 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 4GB data | £23pm
One of the very finest iPhone 7 deals out there in the wild right now. Extremely reasonable monthly bills, a nice amount of data and an upfront cost that used to be a lot higher and is £10 less thanks to our exclusive 10OFF code. It just ticks all the boxes and comes in under £650 in total. Now go get it, tiger! Total cost over 24 months is £677
iPhone 7 32GB | £55 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 16GB data | £30pm
Vodafone has become a force to be reckoned with on iPhone 7 deals in recent weeks, and this 16GB tariff is a doozy. £30 per month for so much data is excellent, and it's not even as if you have to splash out a lot upfront. Pretty tempting, hey? Total cost over 24 months is £775
iPhone 7 128GB | £53.99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £37 per month
This deal is the best around for the iPhone 7 handset with the extra memory. £37 monthly payments are pretty good and the upfront price is reasonable, too. Good value for all that photo, song and video storage. 1GB data is obviously low, but you're presumably not intending to stream and use the cloud a massive amount if you're opting for this handset. Total cost over 24 months is £941.99
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals on Vodafone:
There's no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a fantastic phone. The lightning fast chip-set and abandonment of a large bezel around the screen makes it the premier Android experience. And now that the S9 is here, it's no longer even that expensive.
Samsung Galaxy S8 | £90 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £18pm
Say hello to the cheapest way you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 at the moment. You can now get this marvellous phone for less than £20 per month thanks to Mobiles.co.uk's cheap tariff. This is excellent if you just want to pay as little as possible over the life of the contract. Total cost over 24 months is £522
Samsung Galaxy S8 | £45 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Despite the sheer affordability of the above deal, we think we actually prefer this Samsung S8 deal on Vodafone. That's because you don't have to cope with meagre data as 4GB a month is relatively good. It's a new lower price from the retailer and it's an easy choice for our current Editor's Pick slot. Total cost over 24 months is £597
Samsung Galaxy S8 | £29.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £30pm
16GB is a stack of data to stream, surf and play with, and we really like the fact that you don't have to pay too much upfront to get it with this Carphone Warehouse tariff. Those features, combined with the really reasonable monthly bills mean that this isn't bad at all for such a good phone. Massively cheaper than it was a week or two ago. Total cost over 24 months is £749.99
The best iPhone SE deals on Vodafone:
The iPhone SE looks and feels exactly the same as the iPhone 5S. But instead of sporting two-year-old hardware it's been updated, with a faster CPU and graphics, and the 12MP iSight camera straight out of the iPhone 6S. It's a modern iPhone in the shape of an old iPhone, for people who like the old iPhones but want more up-to-date hardware.
iPhone SE 32GB | FREE upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 1GB data | £18pm
Mobiles.co.uk is now the place to go for those sub-£20 iPhone SE bills on Vodafone. The upfront price is down to zero thanks to TechRadar's exclusive 10OFF discount code hat you can apply at the checkout. Total cost over 24 months is £461.99
iPhone SE 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 4GB data | £23pm
This new iPhone SE tariff from Carphone Warehouse is a bit of a tempter. For starters, you don't have to pay a penny upfront. Lovely. Then there's the small matter of £30 cashback kicked in. From there it will cost you £23 each month for 4GB of data. So it's not the very cheapest SE deal out there, but you won't have to scrimp and save your data each month as 4GB is a rather nice amount. Total cost over 24 months is £552
The best Google Pixel 2 deals on Vodafone:
Google's own flagship handset has proved very popular with people wanting the purist Android experience out there. The Google Pixel 2 is every bit the match for the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and you know that you'll always have the most up-to-date Android operating system. And the cameras can scarcely be matched by any other smartphone today.
Google Pixel 2 | £65 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 16GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £36pm
We have mixed emotions about this Vodafone tariff on the Google Pixel 2. On one hand, it's pretty good value considering you get a meaty 16GB of data, and we like the fact that you can make the upfront price even more reasonable thanks to our exclusive 10OFF code for a tenner reduction. But the problem is that it's just so much more expensive than it used to be. Pity really. Total cost over 24 months is £929
Google Pixel 2 XL | £99.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £36pm
Carphone Warehouse has staged this intervention at precisely the right moment. The Pixel 2 XL was looking pretty expensive before the retailer dropped its prices, and now it's about as cheap as the regular Pixel 2. You'll be on Vodafone with this one, but the exciting bit of info is that 16GB of data every month. Absolutely stacks, and for a very attractive price. Total cost over 24 months is £963.99