The best Black Friday phone deals that are still available in the UK

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The biggest shopping day of the year may have been and gone but there are still some deals floating around, so if you're after a phone deal you still have a chance to snatch up a bargain.

We're still seeing discounts and deals from brands like Apple, Samsung, Sony and OnePlus, and sales at stores such as Amazon, John Lewis and Currys, with huge savings to be found on the likes of the iPhone 14 and OnePlus 10 Pro.

To guide you through this extended sales period we're constantly keeping an eye out for phone deals, and we'll add all the best ones to this article.

Black Friday phone sales: quick links

The best Black Friday phone deals

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OnePlus 10 Pro: was £799 now £599 from OnePlus (opens in new tab)
The OnePlus 10 Pro is one of the best phones of 2022, and right now this top-end handset is available at a £200 discount, bringing it down to just £599 and making it one of the best smartphone bargains of the year, as at that price it massively undercuts most rival phones.

Google Pixel 6a: was (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 6a: was £399 now £299 at Google (opens in new tab)
The Google Pixel 6a is available for its lowest-ever price right now in the UK, as Google has cut £100 off the standard price, bringing it down to truly affordable levels. If you have an old phone to trade in then you can make it even more affordable, with a rebate of up to £325. And the Pixel 6a is easily worth what it costs, thanks to great cameras, a stylish design, and a powerful Tensor chipset.

Sony Xperia 1 IV (256GB): was  (opens in new tab)

Sony Xperia 1 IV (256GB): was £1,299 now £1,049 at Amazon with free Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones (opens in new tab) The Sony Xperia 1 IV isn't cheap even in this deal, but a £250 discount is substantial, and this is a top-spec handset. The best part of this deal though is the free Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones you get with it, as they usually cost £349, and they earned a full five stars in our review (opens in new tab).

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4:  claim a free Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: claim a free Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
If you're after both a phone and a tablet then this offer is ideal, as you can get a free Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (valued at £299) when you buy a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 from John Lewis or Samsung. This compact foldable phone has loads of power, looks great, and folds down to a tiny size.
Claim a free Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at Samsung (opens in new tab)

Black Friday phone deals: Apple

Apple iPhone 14 series: save up to £300 with a trade-in (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 14 series: save up to £300 with a trade-in (opens in new tab)
If you have an old iPhone to trade in then this is a great way to save some money off a new one. You can get up to £300 off an iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max when you trade in your old one with John Lewis currently, making these expensive new phones a bit more affordable.

Apple iPhone 13 series: save up to £300 with a trade-in (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13 series: save up to £300 with a trade-in (opens in new tab)
The iPhone 13 range is available with the same £300 trade-in offer at John Lewis. This late Black Friday deal can make an iPhone 13 genuinely quite affordable, as these phones aren't as expensive as the newer iPhone 14 line. And while they're not quite as good either, they do come close.

Apple iPhone 14: at Mobiles.co.uk | Vodafone | £120 upfront | 100GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £37/pm (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 14: at Mobiles.co.uk | Vodafone | £120 upfront | 100GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £37/pm (opens in new tab)
This deal gets you a hefty amount of data with an iPhone 14 on a relatively affordable £37 monthly contract. It's on Vodafone too, so you'll be with a major network, and the plan also includes unlimited minutes and texts. There is £120 to pay upfront, but given the overall value of this plan, we'd say that's worth doing.

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: at Affordable Mobiles | Vodafone | £125 upfront | 250GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £43/pm (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: at Affordable Mobiles | Vodafone | £125 upfront | 250GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £43/pm (opens in new tab)
The iPhone 14 Plus is the excellent iPhone 14 in a bigger size, and while that also means a higher cost, this deal takes the sting out, as it's one of the cheapest monthly deals around right now. It comes with plenty of data too, so you can make the most of this expansive handset.

Black Friday phone deals: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: was (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: was £1,149 now £949 at Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is one of the very best phones of 2022, and right now Samsung is knocking £200 off the price, so while it's still expensive, it's at least now under £1,000. And this is a phone that has it all, from top-tier power to a beautiful screen, fantastic cameras, an included stylus, and more. This price is for the base model, but the same £200 discount is available on other configurations too.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4:  claim a free Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: claim a free Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
There's no discount on this Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, and this is one of the priciest phones on the planet, but right now you can claim a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite - valued at £299 - when you buy one from John Lewis. So if you're after a tablet too then this flagship foldable is worth considering. This is one of the very best foldable phones too, with a pair of superb screens, so it's worth the money.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4:  claim a free Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: claim a free Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
If you buy a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 from John Lewis or from Samsung itself, you can also claim a free Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, which would normally cost £299. The clamshell foldable Z Flip 4 is one of the more affordable foldable phones too, yet offers impressive performance in a compact form factor. And while it doesn't double as a tablet like some foldables, with this deal you won't need it to.

Samsung Galaxy A13 (64GB, Black): was (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy A13 (64GB, Black): was £179 now £129 at Currys (opens in new tab) - This cheap entry in the Samsung Galaxy A range is even more of a bargain right now, as you can save £50 on the price of a 64GB model in black. While it lacks 5G and isn't exactly a powerhouse, we praised its battery life - from a 5,000mAh juice pack - and build quality in our review.

Black Friday phone deals: OnePlus

OnePlus 10 Pro: was (opens in new tab)

OnePlus 10 Pro: was £799 now £599 from OnePlus (opens in new tab) OnePlus is currently knocking £200 off the standard price of a 128GB OnePlus 10 Pro, bringing the price down to just £599. That's a very decent discount for one of the most high-spec phones of 2022, so it's worth grabbing.

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OnePlus 10 Pro (128GB, Volcanic Black): was £799 now £699 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Right now John Lewis is knocking a cool £100 off the price of a OnePlus 10 Pro - that's OnePlus's top flagship, offering a superb 6.7-inch AMOLED screen, superfast 80W charging, and plenty of power. Plus, if you trade in an old phone you can also claim up to £300 back.

Black Friday phone deals: other brands

Sony Xperia 5 IV (128GB, Ecru White): was (opens in new tab)

Sony Xperia 5 IV (128GB, Ecru White): was £949 now £799 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Sony Xperia 5 IV is a compact flagship and right now it also has a much smaller scale price than normal, as Amazon has knocked £150 off the RRP. That still leaves this with flagship pricing, but it can justify that thanks to an excellent screen, a premium design, and a battery that we found to be impressively long lasting.

Sony Xperia 1 IV (256GB): was  (opens in new tab)

Sony Xperia 1 IV (256GB): was £1,299 now £1,049 at Amazon with free Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones (opens in new tab)  The Sony Xperia 1 IV is the company's top phone, and while it's usually seriously expensive, you can get it at a £250 discount in this Black Friday Amazon deal that has stuck around. Not only that, but a free pair of Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are also thrown in. These usually retail for £349 and we gave them five stars in our review, so they're an excellent freebie.

Google Pixel 6: was (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 6: was £599 now £299 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Google's 2021 flagship offers solid performance, a superb dual rear camera and a clean Android experience – designed as Google intended; all wrapped up in an eye-catching design. This fresh £200-off Currys deal – paired with the voucher code PIXEL100 at checkout – cuts the price of the Pixel 6 in half, rendering it £100 cheaper than the mid-range Pixel 6a that it usually sits above.

Google Pixel 6a: was (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 6a: was £399 now £299 at Google (opens in new tab)
This is the lowest price we've yet seen the Google Pixel 6a for in the UK, with Google's own store knocking £100 off the RRP. But as great as that is, you can make the Pixel 6a even cheaper if you trade in an old device, allowing you to get up to £325 back via rebate. With its Tensor chipset this is smart and powerful for a mid-range phone, and it packs excellent cameras and a great design too.

Oppo A16s (64GB, Black): was (opens in new tab)

Oppo A16s (64GB, Black): was £179 now £99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Oppo A16s is a bargain in this deal that knocks it down to double-digit pricing. This is the lowest we've seen it go, and while it's a low end phone, it has a large 5,000mAh battery and a triple-lens camera, so there are some solid specs here for the money.

Xiaomi Redmi 10C (64GB, Ocean Blue): was (opens in new tab)

Xiaomi Redmi 10C (64GB, Ocean Blue): was £149 now £99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
If you want to spend as little as possible on a smartphone then the Xiaomi Redmi 10C for under £100 is a good shout. This obviously isn't a top tier handset but it packs a large 6.71-inch screen and a big 5,000mAh battery. There's also a microSD card slot, so you're not limited to the 64GB of built in storage.

Moto G22 (64GB): was  (opens in new tab)

Moto G22 (64GB): was £149.99 now £119.99 at Currys (opens in new tab) - This isn't the biggest discount but if you were considering the Moto G22 anyway then it's a respectable one, making this even more affordable than usual. The Moto G22's standout features include great life from its 5,000mAh battery and a solid, well-built design - just be aware there's no 5G here.

Nokia C2 2nd Edition (32GB): was  (opens in new tab)

Nokia C2 2nd Edition (32GB): was £89.99 now £59.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Nokia C2 2nd Edition is one of the company's cheapest smartphones even at full price, but this late Black Friday discount puts it among the very cheapest smartphones from any brand. For £59.99 you get a phone with a compact 5.7-inch screen, promises of all-day battery life, and a microSD card slot. There's not much storage built in, this isn't a powerful phone, and the cameras are low spec, but as a basic handset, this could be a winner at the price.

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Honor Magic 4 Pro (8GB/256GB, Black): was £910.57 now £699 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Honor Magic 4 Pro is one of the best phones of 2022, despite lacking the hype given to Apple and Samsung. Thanks to excellent cameras, fast charging, a great display, and more we gave this a 4.5-star review - and that's when it was full price. With this Amazon Black Friday deal that's still available though it's an even better buy.

Honor 70 (128GB): was (opens in new tab)

Honor 70 (128GB): was £479.99 now £379 at Amazon (opens in new tab) - We described the Honor 70 as a premium phone with a budget price tag in our review, and that's when it was still full price. With the help of this Amazon deal, it's even more affordable, so it's well worth considering if you're shopping in the mid-range. An eye-catching design, fast charging, and a great screen are the main highlights, but there's plenty more to like here too.

Buying tips: 3 of the best phones to look for on Black Friday

A Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the best phone overall, against a white background

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The best phone overall

Specifications

Release date: February 2022
Weight: 228g
Dimensions: 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9mm
OS: Android 12
Screen size: 6.8-inch
Resolution: 1440 x 3088
CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 / Exynos 2200
RAM: 8GB / 12GB
Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB
Battery: 5,000mAh
Rear camera: 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP
Front camera: 40MP

Reasons to buy

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Incredible cameras and zoom
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Excellent little S Pen

Reasons to avoid

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No microSD slot
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Battery life could be better

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is quite simply the best phone you can buy in our opinion, as while it's not the best for everything, it is the best all-rounder, and more feature packed than most phones.

It has a brilliant 6.8-inch screen, incredible cameras, which include a 10x optical zoom - something you won't find on many other phones, an included S Pen stylus, and a whole lot of power.

Despite its excellence it might well see significant discounts on Black Friday, especially as the Samsung Galaxy S23 range is likely to be out before too long - but don't let their arrival put you off this phone, as the S22 Ultra will be excellent for years to come.

Read our Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra review

The iPhone SE (2022), the best budget phone overall, against a white background

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The best mid-range phone

Specifications

Release date: March 2022
Weight: 144g
Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm
OS: iOS 15
Screen size: 4.7-inch
Resolution: 1334 x 750
CPU: A15 Bionic
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64/128/256GB
Battery: 2,018mAh
Rear camera: 12MP
Front camera: 7MP

Reasons to buy

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Powerful for the cost
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A 5G iPhone that's still affordable

Reasons to avoid

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Starts at only 64GB storage
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Screen is cramped

The iPhone SE (2022) is Apple's entry-level handset, but it still carries a mid-range price. That's fine though, because for your money you get a phone with a chipset that can outmatch most Android flagships, along with 5G support and a capable camera.

This is one of the iPhones that we might see savings on during Black Friday too, making an affordable model even cheaper.

So if you want an iPhone but don't want to spend big, then the iPhone SE (2022) is well worth keeping an eye out for during the Black Friday sales.

Read our iPhone SE (2022) review

A Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC against a white background

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The best budget phone

Specifications

Weight: 215g
Dimensions: 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4mm
OS: Android 10
Screen size: 6.67-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2400
CPU: Snapdragon 732G
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64GB / 128GB
Battery: 5,160mAh
Rear camera: 64MP (wide) + 13MP (ultrawide, 119-degree) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth)
Front camera: 20MP

Reasons to buy

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Great 120Hz screen
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Excellent battery life

Reasons to avoid

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Struggling camera
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Sometimes erratic backlight

The Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC is a remarkably accomplished budget phone, as despite having a low price it also has a 6.67-inch 1080 x 2400 120Hz screen.

Those are the sorts of screen specs you'd typically find in upper mid-range or even high-end phones, and the Poco X3 NFC has an even bigger battery than most flagships, at 5,160mAh.

In other areas it's a bit more modest, packing a mid-range Snapdragon 732G chipset for example, but that's still reasonable for the money. Its main issues are a lack of 5G and mediocre cameras, so be aware of that, but if you can live with those things then this is a great buy.

It could be an even better buy on Black Friday too, because a number of Xiaomi's handsets are often reduced, so this might well be among them.

Read our Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC review

3 pro tips for buying a phone on Black Friday

1. Work out which devices you're interested in

It's worth having a shopping list before going into the sale, so that if you spot a great deal, you already know whether it's on a phone you want.

Having a few possible options is helpful, since there's no guarantee any one specific handset will be reduced, but you should at least narrow down your options.

We have a bunch of tools to help with that, including our best phones guide and our extensive library of smartphone reviews.

2. Be open to other networks

If you're shopping for a smartphone on a contract rather than one that you'll buy outright then it's very much worth being open to changing network, as you'll have a lot more options that way.

In some cases the offers may be exclusive to new customers - though there are often existing customer offers too - but just not limiting yourself to one network inevitably means there will be more choice - and the potential for more excellent deals.

3. Check the previous prices

Knowing how much a phone typically sells for will help you assess whether a Black Friday offer is actually as good as it looks.

Once a phone has been out for a while it will often be sold at a discounted price anyway, so the additional savings on Black Friday may be small or non-existent in some cases.

As such, it's worth checking what the device you're interested in was selling for before Black Friday. If you didn't do that before the sales started, you can use a price history tool like CamelCamelCamel to see previous pricing.

Black Friday phone deals: our predictions

The iPhone 14 being held in a hand

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max full home screen (Image credit: Future)

When will the best Black Friday phone deals start in 2022?

Black Friday sales really started kicking off in the week before the day itself (Friday, November 25), but a few deals are still live if you're after a bargain. So there's no need to hold off on buying.

Where will the best Black Friday phone deals be?

Just about every store that sells phones is got in on the Black Friday action, but some had (and still have) better deals - and a wider variety of deals - than others.

We'll be highlighting all the best Black Friday phone deals until the sales period ends, but if you want to check out the key retailers for yourself, we particularly suggest these ones:

Amazon: discounts on a wide range of handsets (opens in new tab)
Argos: deals and competitive prices on a number of phones (opens in new tab)
Currys: save lots of money with trade-ins and other deals (opens in new tab)
John Lewis: sales and trade-in offers (opens in new tab)

How good will this year's Black Friday phone deals be?

This year's Black Friday phone deals are likely to be a mixed bag, with some excellent deals and a whole lot of mediocre ones.

That's typical of sales events - often retailers will barely reduce the more exciting handsets while prices plummet on those they've struggled to shift.

We expect some great deals in the mix though, including savings of hundreds of pounds on some of the top models, such as some of OnePlus' and Samsung's pricier phones.

There are sure to be discounts on iPhones too, though the biggest deals may not be on the iPhone 14 range. And if you're looking for a phone on contract then Black Friday could also be the time to buy, as monthly prices will likely be reduced for many plans.

What Black Friday phone deals do we expect in 2022?

It's impossible to be sure what deals we'll see on Black Friday, but we can look at last year's event for some ideas.

We saw the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 reduced by £150 for example, so it's possible that we'll see similar deals for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 this year.

We also saw discounts of well over £100 on the Samsung Galaxy S21 line, along with the OnePlus 9. So similar discounts on the Samsung Galaxy S22 line and OnePlus 10 Pro are possible.

If you're more interested in an iPhone then you might have to be content with smaller savings if you're looking to buy one outright, but a number of Apple's handsets did see healthy reductions on contract last year.

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.

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