The best Vodafone deals in October 2018

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 deals comparison charts. But if your data sweet spot is around 16GB a month, Vodafone frequently then becomes a lot more competitive with prices that challenge 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 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 | £210 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 £762

View this iPhone 8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | £5.99 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

View this iPhone 8 deal at Carphone Warehouse

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) | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £18pm
If you simply want the S9 for the very cheapest price possible then this, dear friends, is it. You only get 1GB of data, but check out those insane £18 per month bills. The total you pay over the two years is back down to less than £600, and be sure to get a tenner off the upfront spend with our exclusive 10OFF code. Total cost over 24 months is £597

View this super cheap S9 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S9 | £145 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
£23 per a month on Vodafone is back to being the premier Samsung Galaxy S9 deal on the market. This remains a sensational price (even though it just went up by £30). 4GB of data will suit a lot of people just fine and those £23 monthly bills are just staggering value. Get this before it goes up even further. Total cost over 24 months is £697

View this Galaxy S9 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S9 | £99.99 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 £867.99

View this Galaxy S9 deal at Carphone Warehouse

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 | £580 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 £500-odd to part with then you'll be grateful in the long run. Only £23 per month and a total two year spend less than £100 more expensive than buying the handset outright. Total cost over 24 months is £1,122

Get super cheap monthly bills on your iPhone from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XS Max | £630 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Bit of a wildcard this one, but just bear with us one moment. The upfront cost sounds massive (and it is) but is almost half what you'd pay for the SIM-free handset. Then you get to revel in £23 bills for the next two years, which will make you feel great. And the overally 24 month spend is less than £100 than buying the phone outright. Total cost over 24 months is £1,182

Get this £23 per month iPhone XS Max deal at Mobiles.co.uk

The best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals and Note 8 deals on EE:

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 | £53pm
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 £1,296

View this Galaxy Note 9 deal at Affordable Mobiles

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

View this Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

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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 | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £18pm
Lovely stuff. £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 now that the upfront cost has been slashed again, it comes back down to less than £500 for the two year term. You won't find cheaper on the major networks right now. Total cost over 24 months is £472

View this cheap Galaxy S8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S8 | £15 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Carphone Warehouse and the other retailers under its umbrella (like Mobiles.co.uk) 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. It remains an easy choice for our current Editor's Pick slot. This is a turbulent tariff though, so be sure to get it before the price shoots back up. Total cost over 24 months is £567

View this great value Galaxy S8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S8 | FREE upfront | 32GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
Unlike the rest of the S8 deals at the moment, big data from Vodafone is getting more expensive. This tariff gives you less data yet higher monthly payments than it was last month. But at least there's nothing to pay upfront - in fact, you get £24 cashback. Total cost over 24 months is £1032

View this big data S8 deal at Affordable Mobiles

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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

Get this cheap iPhone SE deal from Carphone Warehouse

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

Get this iPhone SE deal from Carphone Warehouse