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 8, Galaxy S9 and the market's other favourite phones and especially right now in the midst of Black Friday and Cyber sales.
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. But if you are looking for data of around 16GB a month, Vodafone frequently then becomes a lot more competitive with prices that challenge the likes of EE and O2. 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 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.
iPhone XR | £390 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
A brand new iPhone XR for only £23 per month!? No, you're not dreaming. You'll have to stomach a pretty hefty upfront cost, but when you check out the two year cost it will save you a lot of cash in the long run (assuming you have those kind of £££s lying around to splash, of course). Total cost over 24 months is £942
iPhone XR | £190 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42pm
Well this isn't bad at all, if you were hoping to find decent data on the iPhone XR with Vodafone. There's 16GB of the stuff, to go with unlimited calls and texts. And the £150-ish upfront spend allows the monthly bills to come down to a reasonable sum. Very good deal, this. Total cost over 24 months is £1,198
iPhone XR | £49.99 upfront | 26GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £50pm
If you're a Vodafone devotee (and we know that there are a bunch of you out there) then this is the best value we've found on the XR, and it's Carphone Warehouse that's come up with the goods. The upfront spend is attractive, as is the data allowance. But other networks can do better than this at the moment. Total cost over 24 months is £1,249.99
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 | £90 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
£23 per a month on Vodafone has been one of our fave Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on the market for a while. This is a sensational price that just got even better. 4GB of data will suit a lot of people just fine and those £23 monthly bills are just staggering value. Total cost over 24 months is £642
Samsung Galaxy S9 | £79.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £32pm
It's a big welcome back to an old favourite. Some of Vodafone's great value 16GB tariffs have returned, and the Galaxy S9 hasn't been left out of the party. It's a nicely rounded deal this one, with an OK upfront shout and then perfectly decent monthly payments as well. And 16GB of data each month will be more than enough for most mortals. Total cost over 24 months is £847.99
The best iPhone XS deals and 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 then it tweaked things a year later for the XS. Marvellous!
iPhone XS | £620 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
This deal is all about the bills (monthly, not dollar). We know it won't appeal to everybody - that costly upfront spend and relative lack of data will put many off - but if you're committed to the XS and have the £600-odd to part with then you'll be grateful in the long run. Only £23 per month for a phone like this is just a little bit absurd. Total cost over 24 months is £1,172
The best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals 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 | FREE upfront | 26GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
If you can't be swayed from Vodafone - no matter how much we suggest you do on the Note 9 - then we reckon this is the best deal you're going to find right now. For a start, it's free upfront,and the monthlies aren't even that bad considering the generous 26GB data allowance. And with £24 cashback to boot, this one's for you Vodafone fans. Total cost over 24 months is £1,320
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | FREE upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42pm
Sorry Vodafone fans, you favourite network just can't compete with the other networks on the Note 8. In fact, it appears to be getting worse. This is the best of a bad bunch - even a quick glance at what else is out there condemns this. But still, at least there's nothing to pay upfront and 16GB is a nice place to be for data. Total cost over 24 months is £1,008
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.
iPhone 8 64GB | £240 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £23pm
This is currently one of the cheapest ways to get the iPhone 8 on Vodafone (or any network for that matter), but it involves a rather large spend upfront. You get 4GB of data for your money, which will suit a lot of people. But the real standout feature here is those delectable £23 bills. And don't forget to save a tenner with our exclusive 10OFF code. Total cost over 24 months is £792
iPhone 8 64GB | £59.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £42pm
The calibre of iPhone 8 deals on Vodafone took a real nose dive with the latest set of the network's tariff refreshes. And this is a prime example. A few months ago you would have been able to get 26GB of data on this iPhone for less money over the two years. We hope that the good times come again on Vodafone...and quickly. Total cost over 24 months is £1067.99
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 | £100 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £18pm
£18 per month is obviously fantastic for a phone that's still as good as the Samsung Galaxy S8, as long as you can cope with the 1GB data limit and rather large upfront cost (although entering our exclusive 10OFF code at the checkout will save you a tenner). Total cost over 24 months is £532
Samsung Galaxy S8 | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Carphone Warehouse and the other retailers under its umbrella have been clearing up of late with their 4GB Galaxy S8 deals. That amount of data is pretty good and will suit a lot of smartphone users. And the price has just come down thanks to the upfront cost being slashed, so it's back to the Editor's Pick slot for this tariff.. Total cost over 24 months is £592
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 | £79.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 1GB data | £18pm
Carphone Warehouse is now the place to go for those sub-£20 iPhone SE bills on Vodafone. The upfront price just got bigger but those are some sweet, sweet bills - as long as you don't mind only having 1GB of data per month. Total cost over 24 months is £5111.99
iPhone SE 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 4GB data | £23pm
This stellar iPhone SE tariff from Carphone Warehouse has been around for a while, although it just got a little worse - an all new upfront price appeared. Hhmph!. But from there it will cost you £23 each month for a rather nice 4GB of data per month. That's pretty good value, just not as good value as it was before. Did we mention hhmph?. Total cost over 24 months is £552