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. 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 | £380 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £23pm
We love that Mobiles.co.uk has these £23 tariffs on pretty much every handset on the market, even those flagship phones only released in late 2018. You probably won't be surprised that the cheap bills get balanced out by a big old upfront spend. But if you have the cash, then it pays off in the long run to put down a weighty deposit. Total cost over 24 months is £912
iPhone XR | £75.99 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,. The upfront spend is quite big but the data allowance is brilliant. But other networks can do better than this at the moment. Total cost over 24 months is £1,275
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 | £115 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 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 £677
Samsung Galaxy S9 | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £32pm
Vodafone hasn't been all that competitive on Samsung devices recently but this deal seems to have changed that. For £32 a month you get some pretty big data allowances of 16GB and only have to pay £25 upfront, a bargain all round. Total cost over 24 months is £793
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 | £675 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £18pm
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 £700-odd to part with then you'll be grateful in the long run. Only £18 per month for a phone like this is just a little bit absurd. Total cost over 24 months is £1,107
iPhone X 64GB | £29 upfront | 26GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £50pm
Heart set on Vodafone? Well this is your best option. Not much upfront cost and a big data plan make this a deal worth keeping an eye out for. You do have some relatively large monthly payments but that has become expected with the iPhone X. Total cost over 24 months is £1229
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 £81 cashback to boot, this one's for you Vodafone fans. Total cost over 24 months is £1,296
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | £43.99 upfront | 26GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £50pm
Upfront costs on Vodafone shot up massively a while ago and it looks like they are now starting to come back down. Where you were paying a few hundred upfront before you now only need to pay £44.99 and then £50 a month and for that you get 26GB of data every month - a pretty solid deal overall. Total cost over 24 months is £1,244.99
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £239.99 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £25pm
Vodafone just isn't really the cheapest provider on the Note 8 but if your heart is set on them then this is going to be the cheapest you'll get it for. You still get 4GB of data and the monthly payments are just £25 a month, not bad at all if you're happy to go through that upfront fee. Total cost over 24 months is £864.99
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 £762
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 | FREE upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £32pm
Yes, that seems like a pretty big monthly payment but you're getting a lot for that cost. There are no upfront costs and you get a pretty hefty 16GB of data, can't grumble at that! and not to mention this just so happens to be the best Vodafone contract available right now. Total cost over 24 months is £768
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 | Unlimited mins and texts | 16GB data | £32pm
No upfront fees are always a good way to start with a contract. From there it will cost you £32 each month and for 16GB of data every single month that is a great deal and seems to be the best option out there for Vodafone. Total cost over 24 months is £768
The 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.
Google Pixel 3 | £65 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Vodafone used to be incredibly expensive for the Google Pixel 3 but it looks like they have taken a major price drop in recent months. For just £23 a month and £65 upfront you can get this 4GB of data contract, a seriously great deal considering the 4GB of data you get as well. Total cost over 24 months is £617 (with 10OFF code)
Google Pixel 3 XL | £99 upfront (with 10OFF code)| 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £32pm
In terms of Pixel 3 XL prices this is seriously cheap. For just £32 a month and £99 upfront you can get your hands on this 16GB of data contract. A serious saving over all for a great phablet device. Total cost over 24 months is £857