Looking for a brand new mobile phone? Well you're in the right place. You may know it better for its Christmas ads and Elton John playing a piano, but John Lewis consistently has some of the best prices out there on SIM-free phones. Whether that be on the world's best smartphones such as the iPhone 11, Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 or the more affordable models like the Huawei P Smart, John Lewis has it all.
One of the UK's most recognisable retailers, John Lewis isn't only offering up cheap prices as a reason to buy a phone from it. Free standard delivery for your device, an easy returns policy and two year guarantees, John Lewis is an oasis for those needing a new phone.
And, with the opportunity to seize some John Lewis Black Friday deals now just around the corner, now is looking like the ideal time to be shopping with John Lewis.
So enough convincing - we really doubt you need it. Down below you'll find our pick of the ten best phones John Lewis has up for grabs right now, so you can see what all of your options are. We've included a range of high-end smartphones and competitive budget smartphones so there's something for everyone.
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10 best phones you can buy from John Lewis:
1. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
Samsung's newest release is its best yet
Weight: 186g | Dimensions: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm | OS: Android 10 | Screen size: 6.7-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3200 | CPU: Snapdragon 865 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 4500mAh | Rear camera: 12 + 64 + 12MP | Front camera: 10MP
Samsung's latest trio of devices are easily some of the best handsets currently available. They come with some exceptional camera quality, multiple lenses, big batteries and powerful processors.
Of the three handsets, the Plus model feels like the best value option. You can read more about it with our Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus review
- Head straight to John Lewis to get yourself the Galaxy S20 Plus
- Or check our Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus deals to see all of the best prices
2. Huawei P30 Pro
The best of the best when it comes to Huawei
Weight: 192g | Dimensions: 158 x 73.4 x 8.4mm | OS: Android 9.0 | Screen size: 6.47-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 | CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 980 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128/256/512GB | Battery: 4200mAh | Rear camera: 40 + 20 + 8MP | Front camera: 32MP
Huawei's P30 Pro is no longer the newest option in the form of the P40 Pro now available. However, due to the access to Google apps being cut in Huawei's latest launch, the P30 pro remains its best choice.
It comes with a powerful camera and specs similar to what is available in 2020 flagships, just with a much lower price tag.
You can read our full in-depth review of the Huawei P30 Pro here.
- Grab yourself Huawei's latest and greatest phone from John Lewis
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3. iPhone 11
2019 Apple specs at a surprisingly affordable price tag
Weight: 194g | Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm | OS: iOS 13 | Screen size: 6.1-inch | Resolution: 828 x 1792 | CPU: A13 Bionic | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB | Battery: 3110mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 12MP
As the most affordable option from Apple's latest trio, the iPhone 11 is looking like the Apple device most people should go for right now. With the exception of a third camera lens, the 11 offers everything that you can get from both the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.
It even packs Apple's latest CPU - the fastest on the market. That paired with its 3110mAh battery and 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display come together to make a premium Apple device.
- Grab one of the best iPhones available from John Lewis
- To see all of the best deals no matter the retailer, check our best iPhone 11 deals
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10
The S Pen makes this phone distinctive
Weight: 201g | Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm | OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) | Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 | CPU: Snapdragon 845 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 512GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP
Between Samsung's two most recent 'S' pen sporting phones, we can't help but recommend the Note 10 over the Note 10 Plus. It cuts the costs down slightly minimising the hefty price tag that Note 10 Plus deals charge.
With the Galaxy Note 10, you're getting a 3500mAh battery, a 6.3-inch AMOLED display and some serious processing power. That combined with Samsung's 's' pen makes this an all-round solid handset to get your hands on.
- Find this impressive Samsung flagship over at John Lewis
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5. iPhone SE
Apple's brand new cheap iPhone
Weight: 177g | Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm | OS: iOS 13 | Screen size: 5.8-inch | Resolution: 1125 x 2436 | CPU: Apple A12 Bionic | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64/256/512GB | Battery: 2658mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
The iPhone SE is Apple's 2020 cheap iPhone. It comes with Apple's A13 Bionic chipset, packed full of power and offers features like 4K video to entice you in.
However, outside and in many ways internally, this is an iPhone 8. It has the same body, a similar battery and more. All of those features allow the iPhone SE to have a pretty affordable price tag.
- Get your hands on this impressive Apple product from John Lewis
- To compare prices check out our best iPhone SE deals page
6. Google Pixel 4
Google's latest and greatest camera
Weight: 162g | Dimensions: 147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2mm | OS: Android 10 | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2280 | CPU: Snapdragon 855 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 2800mAh | Rear camera: 12.2MP + 16MP | Front camera: 8MP
As is the nature of Google phones, one feature stands out above everything else with this phone - the camera. With the Google Pixel 4, you're getting a 2800mAh battery, a 50% increase in RAM over what Google was offering last year and most importantly a high-performance camera.
'Astrophotography' (the ability to get accurate shots of the sky), top-notch night shots and detailed software to improve photos, these are just some of the features on offer.
- Get one of the best camera phones ever made from John Lewis
- See all of the available options on our Google Pixel 4 deals page
6. iPhone 8
Apple quality on a budget
Weight: 148g | Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm | OS: iOS 11 | Screen size: 4.7-inch | Resolution: 750 x 1334 | CPU: Apple A11 Bionic | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 64GB/256GB | Battery: 1821mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
If you're not fussed about owning the newest Apple technology, the iPhone 8 could be the perfect phone for you. Almost two years old and this phone still manages to consistently impress us.
We especially like getting wireless charging, the glass rear and decent specs for this price (you can see our iPhone 8 review for all the details). Of course, if you were thinking of going bigger with your phone then you could always upgrade to the iPhone 8 Plus for just £100 more.
- Save some money on a new iPhone with this cheap device from John Lewis
- Check out all of the offers available over on our iPhone 8 deals page
8. OnePlus 7T
Big impressive specs, low affordable pricing
Weight: 190g | Dimensions: 160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1mm | OS: Android 10 | Screen size: 6.55-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2400 | CPU: Snapdragon 855 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128/256GB | Battery: 3800mAh | Rear camera: 48MP + 12MP + 16MP | Front camera: 16MP
OnePlus has a special ability - cramming high-end specs into affordable handsets. The latest of these affordable devices is the OnePlus 7T. Offering a battery of 3800mAh, an 8GB RAM processor and a dual camera lens, the OnePlus 7T offers everything we've come to expect from a flagship while charging far less than the average phone of this calibre.
- Save yourself some money with the OnePlus 7T from John Lewis
- Compare prices on our OnePlus 7T deals page to see the best options
9. iPhone 6S
Age may have grabbed hold of this phone but it has never been so affordable
Weight: 143g | Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm | OS: iOS 9 | Screen size: 4.7-inch | Resolution: 750 x 1334 | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/32/64GB | Battery: 1715mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP
The iPhone 6S may not be the newest phone, in fact it's over three years old now but it still rocks a lot of the features we'd expect from high-end smartphones these days. Strong processor, decent battery and a good operating system. Best of all, the device is now incredibly cheap compared to other competitors. Despite its age there still seems to be a lot of buzz around this phone and we can see why.
You can read our full review of the iPhone 6S here.
- Get yourself a cheap iPhone 6S from John Lewis
- Find out all of the best iPhone 6S deals available right now
10. Moto G7 Power
Because a massive battery shouldn't cost a fortune
Weight: 193g | Dimensions: 159.4 x 76 x 9.3mm | OS: Android 9.0 | Screen size: 6.2-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1570 | CPU: Snapdragon 632 | RAM: 3/4GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: 5000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP
The Motorola Moto G7 Power has two key things going for it - its price and its battery size. Coming in far below the £200 SIM-free mark, you would be beyond surprised to know this has one of the biggest batteries on the market, topping the Note 10 Plus, Huawei P30 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Beyond that, Motorola has crammed in some impressive gaming performances, a decent processor and a 6.2-inch LCD screen - although the camera isn't exactly award-winning.
Who is John Lewis?
John Lewis rose quickly to become one of the top high-end department stores in the UK. Since its arrival in 1864 the brand has consistently aimed to hit the mark between high-end and affordable and continues to strive for that now.
Not only does it offer affordable online prices but it lets you go in store to buy and collect so you can get your gadget right away. Free next day delivery is also an option if you're in a rush but don't want to get to the shop itself.
John Lewis click and collect
Order online, walk into the shop the next day and pick up your phone. It's that easy. No more arriving to find out stock has run out, John Lewis in-store collection lets you walk in calm and collected knowing your phone will be there for you. And the best part, it is completely free on orders over £50.
John Lewis store locator
While John Lewis doesn't quite have the same amount of stores as some of the other bigger chains, they definitely have enough that there will be one near you. You can use the John Lewis shop finder to locate your nearest one.
Apple iPhones from John Lewis
If it's an Apple iPhone you want then John Lewis has you covered. From the latest and greatest iPhone XR and XS Max all the way down to the incredibly cheap iPhone 6S and iPhone 7, John Lewis has iPhones locked down.
John Lewis SIM-free phones
It can often be more cost effective to buy an unlocked SIM-free handset and then get a SIM only deal separately. That can save you money in the long run and means you aren't locked into a contract. This is ideal for upgrading when you want, changing deals as you like and actually owning the phone for as long as you need. Check out the best SIM only deals right here to find you perfect partner.