Black Friday phone deals: all the cheapest UK contracts

The best Black Friday phone deals 2018 in the UK

Mobile phone deals by category/handset:

1. Today's top 10 phone deals
2. Samsung Galaxy S9 deals
3. iPhone XR deals
4. Other iPhone deals
5. Google PIxel 3 deals
6. Huawei P20 Pro deals
7. OnePlus 6T deals
8. SIM only deals
9. Best freebies
10. Best of the rest

There were thousands upon thousands of Black Friday phone deals to trawl through, so we took the hard work out of it for you by going through them all and picking out the ones we think you'd most like. You can support us by clicking these independently selected links, as we may earn a commission on any purchase you make - but at no extra cost to you.


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 phone deals page for all the best deals. 

Well that was a riot! Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 saw some of the best mobile phone deals we've ever seen. And the best news...some of them are still going strong.

But they won't be around for ever. As the time marches towards Christmas, many of the handset and contract tariffs featured on this page will begin disappearing, one by one. Not trying to rub in what you may have missed, we'll leave them on this page and simply strike them through as we notice these prices being removed from the virtual shelves - you're probably better off heading to our evergreen mobile phone deals page if you want to know the best of what's out there today.

Among our favourites still available are a 4GB of data Samsung Galaxy S9 tariff on EE for what we think is the best price we've ever seen for the handset on contract - and it just happens to be a TechRadar exclusive. But even the phones with slightly more expensive price tags are getting involved this year, like the iPhone XR. Considering you can get a 100GB of data XR for just £36 a month, we can't really call it an expensive phone any longer and we're certainly not complaining. There's even some pretty fantastic prices for those looking for a SIM only deal, like Three's ridiculous unlimited data, minutes and calls for just £20 per month. You will not get a better SIM plan than that - possibly ever!

Of course these weren't the only offers last Black Friday and Cyber Monday and there are/were plenty more great tariffs on smartphones to be had. Take a scroll down this page to see the best.

Our top 10 2018 Black Friday phone deals

Best Black Friday phone deals

EXCLUSIVE Samsung Galaxy S9 at Mobiles.co.uk | EE | £199 £150 upfront with TECH49 code | Unlimited minutes and texts | 4GB data | £19 per month
Here it is, the very best deal you are going to get on a Samsung Galaxy S9 - it's on EE and it's exclusive to TechRadar. If you use our TECH49 code you will drop the upfront cost down to £150 making it the best value S9 contract online for Black Friday. But you do need to hurry, there is a limited stock and, with a total two year cost of only £606, they are very likely to go fast.
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iPhone XR from Mobiles.co.uk | Vodafone | £50 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm
Oh yes! This is the iPhone XR deal we've been waiting for. We really don't need to add much to the headline details. The bills are fair, the upfront cost is decent and the data allowance is HUGE. There isn't a better iPhone XR deal out there. Total cost over 24 months is £914
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AYCE SIM only plan from Three | 12 months | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited calls and texts | £27 £20pm
It's very simple...you just won't find a better SIM only deal than this. No network or third-part retailer gets close to matching this unlimited data Three SIM only deal. You'll never have to worry about breaching your data limit again. It's the best SIM plan EVER!
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£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.
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£20 Currys PC World Gift Card | Carphone Warehouse | On  any phone contract
This is pretty simple. If you're planning on getting a phone from Carphone Warehouse, you might as well get a £20 Currys/PC World gift card for free. Just follow the link to claim your free card...happy spending.
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iPhone XS from Fonehouse | Vodafone | £149 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm
If the iPhone XS Max was a little bit too much for you, then this could be perfect. A bit cheaper but still with many of the same features, design and power. Total cost over two years is £1,013
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from Mobile Phones Direct | Vodafone | FREE upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36 per month | £40 cashback
This is the absolute best Note 9 deal this Cyber Monday. £40 automatic cashback sweetens the deal, and it gets even tastier...you can go for a £156 cashback instead bringing the total two year cost down towards £700, but you have to redeem it in five instalments over the course of the contract.  Total cost over two years is £824 (after cashback)
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EXCLUSIVE Google Pixel 3 at Mobiles.co.uk | O2 | £350 £250 upfront with TECH100 code | 3GB data | 1000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £23pm
The Pixel 3 has been on the shelves for little more than a few weeks, but this TechRadar exclusive offer from Mobiles.co.uk means that it's now at its cheapest since release. That massive upfront cost comes down a hefty £100 thanks to the voucher code TECH100 and then you're laughing with monthly bills of £23. Total cost over 24 months is £802
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Moto G6 | £199.95 Now £179.95 at Argos
There are very few smartphones you can get at a price like this, especially when the G6 only came out earlier this year. For this price you are getting an attractive screen and a surprisingly premium design.
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EXCLUSIVE iPhone 6S 32GB on iD | £19.99 upfront | 500 mins | Unlimited texts | 2GB data | £21.99 £17.99 per month
We suppose that you can now fairly call the brilliant iPhone 6S a budget smartphone. And nothing better exemplifies that than this tasty tariff from Carphone Warehouse's own network, iD Mobile.  Total cost over 24 months is £451.75
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Already know what handset you want? Well we've made life really easy for you. Scroll straight to the individual device mobile phone deals below in individual sections. Not seeing the one you want? Then scroll to the bottom for our 'Other handsets' list.

Samsung Galaxy S9 deals

EXCLUSIVE Samsung Galaxy S9 at Mobiles.co.uk | EE | £199 £150 upfront with TECH49 code | Unlimited minutes and texts | 4GB data | £19 per month
Here it is, the very best deal you are going to get on a Samsung Galaxy S9 - it's on EE and it's exclusive to TechRadar. If you use our TECH49 code you will drop the upfront cost down to £150 making it the best value S9 contract online for Black Friday. But you do need to hurry, there is a limited stock and, with a total two year cost of only £606, they are very likely to go fast.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 at Mobiles.co.uk | Vodafone | £69.99 £64.99 upfront with TECH5 code | 4GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £23pm
The Phone Deal of the Year just got even better and you won't find the £23 per month tariff priced any better on the web thanks to our exclusive TECH5 discount code. Total cost over 24 months is just £616.99
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EXCLUSIVE Samsung Galaxy S9 at Mobiles.co.uk | EE | £50 £30 upfront with TECH20 code | 9GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £28pm
We know, we know - EE is the fastest 4G UK network and you won't settle for anything less. Well, you don't have to. It may be a fiver more a month than the Voda deal, but use our TECH20 discount code and the upfront spend is exactly half while the data allowance is more than doubled. Total cost over 24 months is £722
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Samsung Galaxy S9 | £739 £569 | 23% off at Very
Very has undercut everybody to the punch to offer the best price we've seen so far on the fantastic Samsung Galaxy S9 handset. The 2018 flagship is one of Samsung's best phones to date and this price is simply unbeatable.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus | £869 £769 | 11% off at Samsung
If the regular S9 wasn't big enough for you but you're not a fan of the massive Note 9 then this could be the perfect phone for you. Just like an amped up version of the S9 with more power, more features and more screen.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 | FREE upfront| 4GB 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £30pm
Samsung Galaxy S9 has been a stand out phone this year and there are a lot of great deals going around. O2 is fighting its way up the charts with this massive data package for Samsung's newest Galaxy S. Total cost over 24 months is £720
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Best iPhone XR deals

iPhone XR from Buymobiles | Vodafone | FREE upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm + £50 cashback
Oh yes! This is the iPhone XR deal we've been waiting for. We really don't need to add much to the headline details. The bills are fair, the upfront cost has disappeared completely and the data allowance is HUGE. There isn't a better iPhone XR deal out there. Total cost over 24 months is £814 (after cashback)
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iPhone XR from Affordable Mobiles | EE | FREE upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £48pm cashback
This monumental 50GB tariff on the UK's fastest 4G network has been in our favour for a while now, but Buymobiles somehow just made it even better. Not only do you pay nothing upfront, but it will actually give you £25 back. Fantastic for sooooo much data. Total cost over 24 months is £1,127 (after cashback)
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£40 Currys PC World Gift Card | Carphone Warehouse | On iPhone XR
iPhone's X series of phones are some of the best handsets out there right now and well worth getting your hands on if you can bear the massive price tag. Carphone Warehouse has sweetened the deal by offering a £40 Curry's PC World Gift Card when you buy an iPhone XR  from them. 
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More best iPhone deals

iPhone XS Max from Affordable Mobiles | Vodafone | £215.99 upfront | 32GB 80GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37pm
We're saying it now, you won't get a better iPhone XS Max deal right now. Strong specs, a powerful camera and a beautiful feel and design. Although this is normally a pretty expensive phone, this is such a good deal that the £215.99 upfront fees really don't seem like that much.  Total cost over two years is £1079.99View Deal

iPhone XS from Fonehouse | Vodafone | £149 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm
If the iPhone XS Max was a little bit too much for you, then this could be perfect. A bit cheaper but still with many of the same features, design and power. Total cost over two years is £1,013
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iPhone XS from Affordable Mobiles | EE | FREE Upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 60GB data | £58pm
Now we know this may still seem expensive, but this is by far the cheapest iPhone XS deal we've seen. There are no upfront fees and £58 a month is incredibly cheap for what is one of the most expensive phones on the market right now, not to mention you're getting a massive 60GB of data with it AND on the UK's fastest 4G network.  Total cost over 24 months is £1392
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iPhone X from Fonehouse | Vodafone | £49 upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm
The iPhone X may have come out over a year ago now but it is still a serious performer in the phone market and can compete with the best of the new iPhones. You still get that stunning infinity display and the now iconic Face ID features Apple has become known for. Total cost over two years is £913
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£40 Currys PC World Gift Card | Carphone Warehouse | On  iPhone XR, XS, XS Max and X
iPhone's X series of phones are some of the best handsets out there right now and well worth getting your hands on if you can bear the massive price tag. Carphone Warehouse has sweetened the deal by offering a £40 Curry's PC World Gift Card when you buy an iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, X  from them. 
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iPhone 8 from Carphone Warehouse | 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
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iPhone 8 from Carphone Warehouse | 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
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iPhone 8 direct from iD | £69.99 £49.99 upfront | 500MB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £24.99pm
Here you get the best of both worlds, you're not getting a huge upfront cost and the monthly cost is pretty good too. Balance out the two by paying a bit in each with this contract - one of the cheapest iPhone 8 deals we've seen to date. Total cost over 24 months is £697.75
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iPhone 8 with 1GB data from Virgin Mobile | FREE upfront | 1000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £24pm
This is a pretty cheap contract overall, you've got no upfront costs to pay and then you only need to pay £24 a month, not a bad deal at all overall. You will have to watch your data usage with this contract though as you'll only have 1GB a month.
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iPhone 8 with 60GB data from Virgin Mobile | FREE upfront | 5000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £38 £34pm
If you're a big data user this deal might be more for you. You get a massive 60GB of data to get through a month, that's more than enough for most people's streaming habits and internet usage. You also only have to pay £10 a month more than the other deal so you're not breaking the bank too much.
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EXCLUSIVE iPhone 6S 32GB on iD | £19.99 upfront | 500 mins | Unlimited texts | 2GB data | £21.99 £17.99 per month
We suppose that you can now fairly call the brilliant iPhone 6S a budget smartphone. And nothing better exemplifies that than this tasty tariff from Carphone Warehouse's own network, iD Mobile.  Total cost over 24 months is £451.75
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Best Google Pixel 3 deals

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
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EXCLUSIVE Google Pixel 3 at Mobiles.co.uk | O2 | £350 £250 upfront with TECH100 code | 3GB data | 1000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £23pm
The Pixel 3 has been on the shelves for little more than a few weeks, but this TechRadar exclusive offer from Mobiles.co.uk means that it's now at its cheapest since release. That massive upfront cost comes down a hefty £100 thanks to the voucher code TECH100 and then you're laughing with monthly bills of £23. Total cost over 24 months is £802
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Google Pixel 3 at Three + FREE Google Home Mini | £99 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 100GB data | £48 per month
This deal really is full of bonuses - not only do you get the Pixel 3 but you also get a Google Home Mini and a whopping 100GB of data! And all for under £50 per month. 
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Google Pixel 3 | £140 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £30pm
The Google Pixel 2 had one of the best camera of 2017 and now the Pixel 3 has one of the best camera of 2018. Google strives to bring you picture perfect quality and a powerful processor and screen to work with it.  Total cost over 24 months is £860
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Best Huawei P20 Pro deals

Huawei P20 Pro | £65 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £30pm  
Huawei has made a big impression in the last couple of months and the P20 Pro is no exception, in fact we loved the phone so much we gave it our Phone of the Year award. Total cost over 24 months is £785
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Best OnePlus 6T deals

EXCLUSIVE OnePlus 6T at e2save | £115 £90 upfront with TECH25 code | Unlimited calls and texts | 9GB data | £28pm
We love this OnePlus 6T deal, we really do. It's the best on the UK market at the moment, in our view. 9GB is a healthy place to be in terms of data, £28 per month for a phone so new is ace and our TECH25 code to apply at the checkout brings the upfront spend to under £100.
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OnePlus 6T at Mobiles.co.uk | £210 upfront wth 10OFF code | Unlimited calls and texts | 1GB data | £18pm
The brand new Oneplus 6T is an absolutely stand out phone and definitely one to match the higher end models like the Samsung S9. This is the cheapest of all the Mobiles.co.uk deals, coming in at £220 upfront and £18 a month. That upfront may seem high but the monthly cost is so low for a phone this new it's hard to pass up. Watch out for the 1GB data limit though.
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OnePlus 6T at e2save | £175 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 4GB data | £23pm
If that 1GB wasn't enough data for you, then e2save can quadruple it up to 4GB offer. This is a much more manageable amount and should be more than ample if you're not blasting through data at alarming speeds. This deal has a slightly higher monthly cost but your upfront won't be quite as bad.
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OnePlus 6T | £90 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £27pm
The OnePlus 6T is a new player to the game and yet despite it matching a lot of the other flagships out there for specs and features, it is one of the cheapest phones in this list. Total cost over 24 months is £788
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Best SIM only deals

Best ever SIM only plan | Three | 12 months | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited calls and texts | £27 £20pm
It's very simple...you just won't find a better SIM only deal than this. No network or third-part retailer gets close to matching this unlimited data Three SIM only deal. You'll never have to worry about breaching your data limit again. It's the best SIM plan EVER!
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Virgin Mobile SIMO with 200GB of data | 5000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £20 per month
This is an astonishingly strong SIM only showing from Virgin. The amount of data for this much cash is just fantastic and unparalleled by the rest of the market. And because Virgin uses EE's 4G coverage, you'll even get the benefit of the UK's fastest mobile data speeds.
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EXCLUSIVE 4GB SIM on iD/Carphone Warehouse | Unlimited calls and texts | £9 per month
We know that most of you look to SIMO as a way of reducing your bills on an existing mobile at the end of your contract. Well here you'll be paying less than a tenner a month for a decent 4GB of data  and unlimited everything else.
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Virgin Mobile SIMO with 5GB of data | 2500 minutes | Unlimited texts | £13 £9 per month
If you've wanted to get a SIM only but you weren't quite convinced by the prices then we think these Virgin deals might change your mind. With 5GB of data for £9. this is one of the best SIM only deals for under a tenner a month.
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7GB 9GB SIM on iD/Carphone Warehouse | 300 minutes | Unlimited texts | £10 per month
This just has to be our favourite of everything that Carphone Warehouse's iD Mobile is offering. The bills go up to a tenner each month, but check out the 9GB data allowance. This is one of the best value SIM only deals in the UK right now.
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Virgin Mobile SIMO with 8GB 24GB of data | 2500 minutes | Unlimited texts | £15 per month
Maybe that 5GB of data wasn't quite enough for you, we understand. Here you can get 24GB of data and only pay a fiver a month more than the deal above, that's not bad bang for your buck and is more than enough for most phone users.
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Best phones with freebies

Google Pixel 3 at Three + FREE Google Home Mini | £99 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 100GB data | £48 per month
This deal really is full of bonuses - not only do you get the Pixel 3 but you also get a Google Home Mini and a whopping 100GB of data! And all for under £50 per month. 

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Sony Xperia XA2 at Virgin Mobile | PlayStation 4 + FIFA 19 | FREE upfront | 1000 minutes | 1GB data | £19 per month
Virgin is offering up a great bundle deal here. Not only are you getting the Sony Xperia XA2 getting the PlayStation 4 bundle as well (which would normally be worth around the £250-mark. An astonishing freebie to celebrate Black Friday.

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Other handsets with Black Friday 2018 discounts

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | £899 £799 | 11% off at Samsung
Samsung's biggest device to date - the Note 9 - is an absolute power monster. This device has a huge high resolution screen, powerful processor and battery life that just won't quit out on you. For an extra £200 you can get the 512GB version, 384GB more storage for those who need a lot of memory.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 | £609 £449 | 26% off at Samsung
Maybe the prices above were all still a bit much for you? Well, the S8 could be a better choice for you. You can get the S8 for under £500 from Samsung or just £18.41 a month if you get it through 0% finance. The S8 is still a serious competitor in the phone game and isn't far behind the newer Galaxy models.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 from Carphone Warehouse | 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

Samsung Galaxy S8 deal at iD | FREE upfront | 500MB data | Unlimited texts | 500 minutes | £19.99pm
This is one of those deals that only comes along every so often. The S8 is still a stand out phone and isn't really much of a downgrade from Samsung's S9. You've only got the £19.99 monthly bills to pay but be careful of that 500MB data allowance, it isn't very much and may suit the less data heavy users out there.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £699 £539 | 23% off at Samsung
Just like with the S9 Plus, this is a slightly improved version of the S8. You get a bigger screen, more powerful phone and more features but also a £90 increase. This is pretty similar to the S9 Plus, just a generation older and not as feature intensive.
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Moto G6 | £199.95 Now £179.95 at Argos
There are very few smartphones you can get at a price like this, especially when the G6 only came out earlier this year. For this price you are getting an attractive screen and a surprisingly premium design.
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Moto G6 Play: £179.99 £129.99 at Amazon
For this price you're getting a surprising amount of features. The G6 Play has a good battery life, a strong screen and is overall a great phone for the price, especially with this £40 saving.
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Huawei P Smart: £179 now £129 at O2
The Huawei P Smart is our second best cheap smartphone right now, and you can pick it up for even less thanks to this Black Friday deal from O2 taking it below the £130 mark - that's a chunky £50 saving on an already-budget mobile phone.
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Nokia 3.1: £149 now £119 at Carphone Warehouse 
You're only getting a £30 saving here but the phone was already so cheap it's amazing it's dropped even lower. Now sitting at just under £120 this is an absolute bargain for a smartphone.
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Up to 50% off Sony mobiles at Amazon.co.uk
Looks like the Amazon warehouse is having a clear out of old Sony phones, as its gone and dropped some massive discounts on former flagships.
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