If you’re looking to upgrade your phone contract then Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great times to snap up a good deal, not only on a handset but on a contract too.
Apple fans will already know that iPhone 11 is the new phone on the block and, while it may be new, it’s already included in deals. If you’re camp Android then maybe take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, or if you just need something cheap and cheerful Nokia has seen a resurgence.
Carphone Warehouse, Mobiles.co.uk, Fonehouse, EE and Mobile Phones Direct are competing to provide the best contract deals. For SIM-free phones then Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and Very are all good places to start.
Mobiles.co.uk currently have some of the best offers on Apple iPhones, with the 64GB iPhone XR for just £33 per month and no upfront cost. They also have the popular iPhone 11 for £33 per month and £89 upfront.
If you’re looking for a top of the range Samsung, fonehouse are selling the Samsung Galaxy 10 Plus with 128GB of data for £43 per month with no upfront cost.
The Carphone Warehouse is offering a free Nintendo Switch Lite with select contracts and Vodofone is offering a free Google Nest Hub Max for new and upgrading customers on the Vodafone Together plan. Mobiles.co.uk are offering a free Google Home Hub with the select Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL contracts.
We’ve got an exclusive cashback code for you too. If you buy a phone on Mobiles.co.uk add BFPROMO10 at checkout to get £10 cashback. The code works on any deals on Black Friday up until Cyber Monday. Check out what phones are included below.
iPhone 11 /11 Pro Black Friday Deals
- iPhone 11 128GB – Tesco Mobile, 5GB, £39.25 per month, £0 upfront
- iPhone 11 64GB – Tesco Mobile, 5GB, £37.75, £0 upfront
- iPhone 11 64GB – Three, unlimited data, £49 per month, £49 upfront
- iPhone 11 128GB – Vodafone, 60GB, £33 per month, £135 upfront at Mobiles.co.uk
- iPhone 11 64GB – O2, 60GB, £37 per month, £75 upfront at Mobiles.co.uk
- iPhone 11 64GB – EE, 64GB, £41 per month, £19 upfront at Fonehouse
iPhone XR Black Friday deals
Flash deal iPhone XR 64GB: £33 per month effective cost after cashback with 60GB data for Free (48 hours only)
- Apple iPhone XR – Three, unlimited data, £43 per month, £49 upfront
- iPhone XR 64GB – Vodafone, 60GB, £33 per month, £9.99 upfront at E2save
- iPhone RX 64GB – EE, 75GB, £36 per month, £0 upfront at Fonehouse
- iPhone XR 64GB – O2, 60GB, £37 per month, £0 upfront at Mobiles.co.uk
- iPhone XR 64GB – O2, 90GB, £39 per month, £0 upfront Mobiles.co.uk
- iPhone XR 128GB: Vodafone, 60GB, £33 per month, £50 upfront at Mobiles.co.uk
- iPhone XR: O2, £58p/m Pay monthly- £30 upfront – Get a one-year Apple TV+ description, worth £59.88
If you’re after a sim-only handset, giffgaff are offering the iPhone XR for £549 – a saving of £70.
Apple iPhone XS
TescoMobile have the iPhone Xs from as little as £39.25 per month and no upfront cost. Their flexible tariffs means the cost will change depending on what you think your usage will be.
We’ve also found a great SIM-free handset offer from John Lewis for £849, saving you £250. Plus you get the two year guarantee that comes with all John Lewis purchases.
iPhone 7 and 8 Black Friday deals
- iPhone 7 32GB: BT, 1GB for £21, 12GB for £26, 45GB for £31, 100GB for £51
- iPhone 7 Plus 128GB: Vodafone, 60GB, £22 per month (after cashback), free upfront at Mobiles.co.uk
- iPhone 8 Plus 128GB: Vodafone, 60GB, £27 per month (after cashback), free upfront at Mobiles.co.uk
- iPhone 8 128GB – Vodafone, 60GB, £26 per month (after cashback), free upfront at E2save
- iPhone 8 64GB – Three, 30GB, £30 per month, £49 upfront
- iPhone 8 64GB – BT, 12GB, £34 per month, £0 upfront (plus a £40 reward card if you take it out before Wednesday)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Black Friday deals
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 128GB – Three, unlimited data, £45 per month, £79 upfront
- Samsung Galaxy S10e 128GB – Three, 30GB, £0 per month, £50 upfront
- Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB – Vodafone, 30GB, £33 per month, £100 upfront at E2save
- Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB – O2, 30GB, £30 per month, £110 upfront at Mobiles.co.uk)
- Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB – £629 sim-free from Mobiles.co.uk
Samsung Galaxy A70 Black Friday deals
Sony Xperia Black Friday deals
- Sony Xperia L1: BT, 1GB for £10, 3GB for £12, 6GB for £17, 15GB for £22
- Sony Xperia 1 128GB – O2, 5GB, £29 per month, £30 upfront
- Sony Xperia 10: O2, 5GB, £26.75 per month, £10 upfront
EE has a few offers on now, one being the free PlayStation bundle when you buy a Sony Xperia phone (only on selected phones). When you buy a Sony Xperia 5, 1, 10 or L3 on a 10GB plan or more, you can claim one of two PlayStation bundles – the PlayStation 4 bundle with a console, extra controller and PS Plus voucher, or the PlayStation VR bundle with VR headset, PS camera and VR Worlds download voucher. The offer is running now until 16th December, 2019.
If you were after a sim-free handset, Mobiles.co.uk are offering the Xperia 1 for £649 – a saving of £200.
Take a look at our EE Black Friday deals guide for the full list of options and our predictions.
Huawei Black Friday Deals
At EE or £10 upfront, £64 a month you get 10GB data, and a free Nintendo Switch or 4K Toshiba TV. It’s one of the best phones around, with a high-powered camera with 50x zoom as well as a huge battery life, great display, and a fast processor. Add to that the freebie and you’re on to a winner.
If you’re after a sim-free handset, Mobiles.co.uk are offering the Huawei P30 Pro for £649 – a saving of £150.
You can also get a few Samsung phones in the deal and the Huawei P Smart, a new phone for 2019.
Google Pixel 4 Black Friday deals
Mobiles.co.uk are offering a free Google Home Hub with the selected Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL contracts below.
Black Friday Bundles
Tesco has just launched this deal on Tesco Mobile. When you buy the Nokia 2.2 you get a free Juice Jumbo speaker for £65 when bought with a £10 top up. That’s a saving of up to £50 compared to buying the speaker and phone separately. The deal is exclusive to Tesco and will run for 8 weeks from 4th November, so we’re counting this as an early Black Friday deal.
The bundle also comes as a contract for £8 a month with no upfront cost for the handset, 500MB data, 250 minutes, and 5000 texts. Just check that’s enough data and minutes for you.
Vodafone has teamed up with Google for an early Black Friday deal for new and upgrading Vodafone Together customers. You get a free Google Nest Hub Max worth £219 when you get a Vodafone Together plan. Prices start from £47 a month for a combined 18 month SIM-Only and home broadband plan..
They’re also offering free AirPods with the iphone 11 starting at 1GB of data for £48 per month £99 upfront cost.
Are there any 5G Black Friday phone deals?
With 5G on the market relatively recently it’s hard to say whether there will be any 5G Black Friday phone deals. There aren’t many options either. EE does have the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G phone for £119 a month. The 5G phones sit at the high end, so expect high prices still. Having said that the Samsung A8 was £10 upfront, with the phone included, 1GB data a month, unlimited minutes and texts for £24 a month. That’s a great deal and you’d have made a huge £160 saving.
Contract v SIM-free?
One of the choices you may be stuck on when buying a new phone is whether you go for a contract deal or SIM-free. On Black Friday there have been offers on both of the options so don’t let that sway you.
There are slightly better deals with contacts, which makes sense as providers want to keep you signed up. SIM-free still has good deals on budget phones and is still a good option for those looking for cheaper options.
SIM only Black Friday deals
There were plenty of SIM only deals on Black Friday last year. Three and iD had good options, so expect more of the same this year. Three’s unlimited data plan had its price slashed, and now stands at £20 a month, which you can sign up to now. It may go even cheaper for Black Friday…
Virgin Mobile SIM Only deal on now
Virgin Mobile has a few good SIM Only deals already. There’s the 12-month contract with 10GB data, 1500 minutes and unlimited texts for £10 per month (down from £16 per month). There’s also Virgin Mobile’s SIM only deal with 50GB data and 5000 minutes and unlimited texts for £19 per month (down from £25 per month).
What Black Friday phone deals to expect
There will be plenty of opportunities to get a cheap iPhone deal in the Black Friday sales. Every year Apple knocks down the price of its older handsets as well as offering deals on its flagship phones. While the iPhone 11 is new there may be the odd contract to entice you. If you’re not fussed about having the latest tech then the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and XS Max are expected to be competitively priced, at least as much as 2018.
For those hoping to get last year’s iPhone XR or XS then we expect prices to go under £30 a month. If you want to go cheaper then your best bet is the iPhone 7 or 8.
Android phones are more of a mixed bag. There’s bound to be plenty of Black Friday deals, from Google, Huawei, Samsung and OnePlus. We’re expecting the Samsung Galaxy S10 to have a few offers, but the Samsung S9 may be a better bet if you want a cheaper deal. The Huawei P30 Pro is a good choice for camera lovers especially with the ban in the US, it looks like they’ll be looking to shift more handsets in the sale. Google Pixel 4 may be new but if we look at last year’s deals the Pixel 3, which was new then, was in the sale with contract deals and free Google Home Minis.
The cheaper phone deals will be SIM-free based, so look out for the older Pixel, Pixel 3a and Samsung Galaxy S10e or the OnePlus 6T.
What Black Friday phone deals were there last year?
Samsung Galaxy S9 at Mobiles.co.uk on EE
Unlimited minutes, 4GB data, £19 month, £150 upfront (£199 was)
This was a Black Friday exclusive. The S9 sold particularly well and the internet was flooded with offers and deals. This was one of the best, and, while it’s unlikely that the S10 will go this low it is a good sign for at least something near it.
iPhone XR from Mobiles.co.uk on Vodafone
100GB data, Unlimited texts and minutes, £50 upfront and £36 per month
The iPhone XR was still relatively new when this offer cropped up. This is a pretty great price, and would still be a great price if it was offered now. You’re more likely to get the iPhone XR for just under £30 if you wait until Black Friday. https://www.mobiles.co.uk/apple-iphone-11-256gb-purple
iPhone XS from Fonehouse on Vodafone
Unlimited minutes and texts, 100GB data, £149 upfront and £36 per month
While it seems pricey this is pretty good as a deal. Fonehouse offered 100GB data on an expensive handset, but the price stayed under £40. Expect the iPhone XS to go for even cheaper this year.
Google Pixel 3 at Three with Free Google Home Mini
Unlimited minutes and texts, 100Gb data, £99 upfront, £48 per month
The free gift in this deal was what swayed many to buy last year. The Google Pixel 3 had just been released so the price was a bit higher than the other handsets, but with a free speaker and 100GB included it balanced out.
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