Black Friday has quickly become an event that most Brits take advantage of in the lead up to Christmas. With online retailers offering products at a fraction of their usual price, it only follows that our usual spending restrictions are thrown out of the window in a bid to secure that amazing deal.
The Office for National Statistics reported that November 2018 saw online sales exceed 20% as a proportion of all retailing sales for the very first time and it goes without saying that online retailers are hopeful for this trend to continue this year. Smartphones have recurrently been identified as one of the major temptations in this period and phone retailers have been quick to promote their deals with over two weeks until the official Black Friday deals begin.
So, let’s look at the best smartphone deals you can get your hands on ahead of the rush!
The iPhone 11
Apple is always a front-runner when it comes to British phone preferences and their latest models are offering up some competitive prices this Black Friday. Fonehouse is offering the iPhone 11, with unlimited texts and minutes as well as 75GB of data, at a reasonable £41 per month with an upfront cost of £19. If you’re looking for improved camera quality or if you fancy a phone in a more avant-garde colour, this could be the deal for you.
If 75GB of data doesn’t sound like enough for you, don’t panic. Three is also offering the iPhone 11 with a Black Friday discount but with a slightly different fine print. Instead of the 75GB of data, you’ll be receiving 100GB. You’ll still get the unlimited texts and minutes, but you will be looking at an increased cost. Three is offering this deal for £44 a month with an upfront cost of £49.
The Samsung Galaxy S10e
The Android versus Apple debate aside, there is no denying that this is an incredible offer. Three is selling this model at a price of £29 per month with a mere £29 upfront payment. The deal includes unlimited minutes and texts and additionally throws in 100GB of data. If you’re looking for a slightly smaller phone that offers most features as its predecessor, then this could tick all of the boxes.
Huawei P30 Pro
Although the prices of this particular deal don’t compare with those of the above, this deal comes packed with a punch. EE is offering the phone at a price of £59 a month with a £50 upfront cost. What’s different, however, is that when you purchase this deal you will also receive a Nintendo Switch or 4K TV completely free. So, if you’re after a new phone but also want to secure an amazing gift for a loved one, this one isn’t to miss!
SIM-only plan from Smarty
You might not be in the market for a new phone entirely, but maybe you’re wanting a better deal in terms of what you’re getting each month. If so, Smarty is offering a 1-month rolling plan that allows you 45GB of data, unlimited calls and unlimited texts for £15 a month. This is perfect if you’re not quite ready to let go of your older, trustworthy device just yet.
Of course, it’s important to remember that even though you’re getting an amazing phone with a low price tag, you still need to protect it. We’re all too aware of the kinds of damage that a device can sustain by a simple slip of the hand or forgetful moment and with Christmas fast approaching you don’t want to fall victim to a 21st-century tragedy.