After the monumental prices that were announced when the iPhone X hit the shelves earlier this month, Black Friday bargains are a sweet relief. And there are some absolute beauties out there – if you’re hunting for mobile phone deals, then you’re definitely in luck.
As well as price drops on 2017 flagship smartphones like the iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, we’ve also seen big cuts on older generation mobiles. We’ve never seen Samsung Galaxy S8 deals as cheap as those that have emerged for Black Friday. And there are some great bonus freebies knocking around, too.
Whether you’re after big data plans or just the cheapest contract deals available, we’ve scoured the market to find the best bargains this sales season.
Read on for our top picks of the best mobile phone deals out there this Black Friday, including iPhones, Samsung Galaxys, SIM only deals and more.
Black Friday mobile phone deals quick links:
The best iPhone deals for Black Friday 2017
iPhone X | Vodafone |
£200 £190 upfront (with DEALENVY10 code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 32GB data | £47pm
Wow! We didn’t see this coming – everybody had been very quiet on the iPhone X Black Friday deals until this presented itself. The cheapest overall price we’ve seen so far AND you get a massive 32GB of data. Total cost over 24 months is £1318
iPhone 8 | Vodafone | £150 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 6GB data | £27pm
No iPhone 8 deal is cheaper than this overall at the moment – it brings it in line with pre-Black Friday iPhone 7 prices. £27 is remarkably low for monthly spend on this handset that is barely two months old.
iPhone 8 | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 16GB data | £37pm (after cashback)
This one’s just for TechRadar readers – a £96 cashback deal that takes the effective monthly payments to £37. Considering you don’t have to pay anything upfront and get 16GB of data, this is an absolute steal.
iPhone 7 32GB | Vodafone |
£75 £25 upfront (with BLACKFRI50 code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 6GB data | £27pm
CHEAPEST. iPHONE 7. EVER. The £50 off code from Mobiles.co.uk brings this tariff screaming under the £700 mark. And you don’t even have to settle for minimal data – you get 6GB! Total cost over 24 months is £673
iPhone SE 32GB | EE | FREE upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 1GB data | £14pm (after cashback)
Yes, you are reading that correctly – you can now get the iPhone SE for an effective £14 per month! There’s a little bit of effort required to redeem the £95 cashback – but it’s definitely worth it. Total cost over 24 months is £336 (after cashback)
iPhone 6S | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 6GB data | £27pm
Prices have come so low on the iPhone 7 now, that you may sooner paying the extra few quid a month for that. But this is about £50 cheaper in the long run than other similar iPhone 6S deals – so worth getting if this is your phone of choice.
iPhone 6 | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 6GB data | £22pm (after cashback)
There’s a massive £120 saving on this iPhone 6 deal, thanks to some hefty cashback. The iPhone 6 has been very popular so far this Black Friday, and this new price is only going to exacerbate that. Nice bit of data on this one, too.
The best Samsung Galaxy deals for Black Friday 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Cheapest ever Samsung Galaxy S8 – £60 upfront (with TRBLKFRIS8 code) and £26pm for 4GB of data on O2
Thanks to the exclusive discount code we’ve agreed with Mobiles.co.uk, the two year price of the this brilliant Galaxy S8 deal comes in under £700. Remember to enter TRBLKFRIS8 at the checkout (probably easier to copy and paste!) to get £30 off.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | O2 |
£210 £200 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 12GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £29pm
We were really keeping our fingers crossed that we’d see one of the big networks breach the £900 threshold this Black Friday – but we hadn’t dared imagine that you’d get a massive 12GB of data to play with when they did! The cheapest ever Note 8 deal.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 16GB data | £37.50pm (after cashback)
As above, so below – this is the same tariff as the iPhone 8 but on Samsung’s massive S8 Plus. The £84 cashback brings the total price under the £900 mark – no other tariff gets close, even if you drop down to 1GB of data!
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge | Three | FREE upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23 per month
Even six months ago, you would have had to put aside £30 a month to get the marvelous S7 Edge. Now it’s down almost as low as £20, and you don’t even have to pay a penny upfront. It’s a ludicrous Black Friday bargain.
The best phones with freebies this Black Friday 2017
Best of the rest for Black Friday 2017
Google Pixel 2 | O2 |
£125 £100 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 12GB data | £29pm
When the Pixel 2 opened for pre-orders in October, there were scarcely any overall prices for less than a grand to recommend. A month on and you can get a mighty 12GB of data for under £800 for the two years. Lovely stuff.
LG V30 | Vodafone | £90 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 6GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £27pm
This all new low price for the LG V30 is staggeringly cheap. It blows the likes of the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X out of the water when it comes to affordability. And 6GB of data will suit most people just fine.
Sony Xperia XZ1 | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 6GB data | £31pm
Thanks to this timely Vodafone deal, you can’t get the Xperia XZ1 cheaper without having to pay a penny upfront. And you’ll get a free Sony Bluetooth headset worth £99 in with the bargain, too.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 6GB data | £27pm
There are some really cheap Xperia XZ1 deals to be had if you don’t mind surviving on 1 or 2GB of data, but this is easily the best tariff if you need any more than 5GB. We really like this smartphone – it’s a brilliant budget 2017 phone.
Sony Xperia XA1 – claim £200 cashback
It may not be the most fashionable of Sony’s smartphone offerings, but the perks Mobile Phones Direct is throwing in here are worth a look. A massive £200 cashback offer when you sign up.
Huawei P10 Plus | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 16GB data | £31pm (after cashback)
Huawei’s 5.5-inch version of its new flagship P10 is well worth a look if you want a more affordable alternative to the iPhone 8 Plus or Galaxy Note 8. This is a fantastic tariff considering you pay nothing upfront and get so much data.
The best SIM only deals this Black Friday 2017
Three | 12-month contract | 100GB data | Unlimited calls | Unlimited texts | £20 per month
We can’t quite imagine how you’d use 100GB in a month – that’s a massive amount of film streaming, social media scrolling and podcast downloading. That’s what makes this tariff such an attractive alternative to more costly unlimited data plans.
Vodafone | 12-month contract | 5GB data | 500 mins | Unlimited texts | £6.50 per month
This is a tremendous cashback offer to kickstart Black Friday sales on SIM only plans. For this tariff, £84 cashback makes the effective monthly price only £6.50 for 5GB of data. Superb, assuming you remember to redeem the cashback in five installments. And it’s EXCLUSIVE to TechRadar readers!
View this 5GB Vodafone SIM only deal available from Mobile Phones Direct
iD | 1 month contract | 2.5GB data | 250 mins | 5000 texts | £6 per month
Carphone Warehouse owned-iD has been the go-to network for cheap SIM only deals for some time now. And it hasn’t let us down this Black Friday. If you’re just looking for something to tide you over and don’t want a full year commitment, then this is a superb option.
View this rolling 1 month SIM only deal from iD
Plusnet | 30-day contract | 5GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £10 per month
The maths here is all very easy – a flat tenner a month for a generous 5GB of data. No cashback, no codes, just a great value SIM only deal. And Plusnet piggy-backs off EE’s coverage, so you’ll have super fast 4G to use when away from the Wi-Fi, too.
Virgin Mobile | 12-month contract | 20GB data | 5000 mins | Unlimited texts | £15 per month
This Black Friday Virgin Mobile tariff just sky-rocketed its way into our list of favourite SIM only deals on the market. 20GB is a huge stack of data to play with every month. £15pm is a bargain, and there’s no faffing around with cashback or deal codes necessary to get it.
View this 20GB Virgin Mobile SIM only deal