Both Apple and Samsung's latest - the S20 range and iPhone 11 range - are some of the most expensive phones currently on the market. For anyone trying to save money on their next phone, that obviously makes them an instant no go.
However, if you are interested in one of these two brands (and as the UK's two most popular, you likely will be) then going for the phones of the year before will save you some serious cash.
Exclusive Samsung Galaxy S10 deal:
Samsung Galaxy S10: at Affordable Mobiles | EE |
£75 £45 upfront (with code TR30) | 20GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £31 per month
Unlike the recently released Samsung Galaxy S20 deals, this is looking pretty affordable. Use the code TR30 and you'll be left with £45 upfront to pay and just £31 a month bills. That price lands you with 20GB of data.
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Exclusive iPhone XR deal:
iPhone XR: at Affordable Mobiles | EE |
£110 £50 upfront (with code TR60 | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £33 per month
This is an excellent price for the iPhone XR, especially on the EE network. This works out as one of the cheapest plans you can get on the network and with the 30GB of data on offer, it seems like one of the top choices right now.
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So what's so good about the iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S10?
As one of the best iPhones currently on the market (even with the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro out!) there is a lot to love with the iPhone XR. Above everything, the battery really stands out. Before the launch of the iPhone 11, this was the biggest Apple battery at 2942 mAh.
Sporting Apple's Liquid Retina display and a powerful A12 Bionic chip, going for this more budget flagship doesn't have to mean taking a hit on specs.
Read our full iPhone XR review
Samsung Galaxy S10:
Fitting perfectly between Samsung's affordable S10e and its mammoth S10 Plus and Note 10 devices, this phone is the ideal middle ground. You're getting a high-quality screen, in-screen fingerprint scanner, and a powerful battery/processor combo. A quick glance at our best smartphone guide shows we currently rank it as the joint best phone in the world.
Read our full Samsung Galaxy S10 review