Here are a selection of Black Friday deals which we think should suit phone and accessory buyers the most just before the festive season.
Carphone Warehouse today announced its range of Black Friday deals which will be available between now and 28 November. The deals range from handset contracts, SIM-only deals and Pay As You Go offers with sizable discounts and come with the retailer's Price Promise commitment which means that if you get a better deal anywhere else, Carphone Warehouse will match that offer.
Carphone Warehouse is offering the latest 32GB iPhone 7 on a 24-month contract which will let you save as much as £150 over the length of the contract. The 2GB deal requires an upfront payment of £79.99 and £33.49 a month thereafter on the EE network and is much cheaper compared to the original pricing. You can also go for an iPhone SE by paying £59.99 upfront and £19 a month and save some money in the process.
You can also save £200 on a new Samsung Galaxy S7 by paying just £24 a month and nothing upfront and a similar amount on the iPhone 6s by paying £59.99 upfront and £28 per month for 24 months. Sony's new Xperia XZ is also on offer with no upfront cost and monthly cost of just £28. You can also buy a Google Pixel and enjoy £70 off on the SIM Free pricing. The retailer's cheapest offer is for an Xperia XA with 500MB of monthly data on the iD network. This deal requires no upfront payment and will cost a mere £11.50 per month.
If you're looking for a Pay As You Go deal, you can buy a Huawei P9 for £349.99 instead of £429.99, a Microsoft Lumia 650 for £89.99 instead of £119.99, a Huawei Nova for £299.99 instead of £399.99 and all three storage variants of iPhone 7 at discounts of £20 each on or before 28 November.
Carphone Warehouse' Black Tag deals, which went live on 20 November and will continue till 30 November, also include a range of handset deals and Pay As You Go offers. You can buy a SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for £529.99 instead of £629.99, a SIM-free Pixel XL for £649.99 instead of £719.99 and a Sony Xperia XZ for £479.99 instead of £539.99. On Pay As You Go, the Sony Xperia XA is available for £129.99 instead of £189.99, Huawei P9 Lite is available for £149.99 instead of £249.99 and a Samsung Galaxy J3 is available for £99.99 instead of £119.99.
UK network Three has announced it's range of Black Friday deals across Pay As You Go, SIM-only and 24-month phone contracts. Active from today till 28 November, these include major discounts across all categories as well as Three's Christmas deals which come with three months free on 24-month handset and 12-month SIM-only plans.
Three's best SIM-only offering is a 12-month contract with 2GB of monthly data and 200 minutes a month. If you grab this deal before the 28th, you'll be able to save £30 which you can use for other expenses. Three is also offering FitBit trackers for just £69 apiece but you'll be able to purchase it in-store and not online. There are only 1,000 of them on offer so you better hurry if you want to get one.
Three is offering the 64GB Apple iPhone SE with 8GB of monthly data and AYCE minutes and texts as a Black Friday deal, letting you save £187 on the true cost of the contract. You can also save as much as £229 if you buy a 32GB Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with 8GB of monthly data and AYCE minutes and texts. A similar deal for the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 will let you save £165 on the actual cost.
If you're looking for a kids' tablet, Three is offering the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet on a 24-month contract with 2GB of monthly data. You'll be able to save £69 on this deal over the length of the contract. However, Three also has other deals for the tablet which will let you save up to £111 over the next two years.
Apple has just announced that it will be hosting a 'one-day shopping event' on Black Friday come 25 November. Considering that the company doesn't really get too excited about Black Friday and the fact that it didn't offer any deals whatsoever last year, today's announcement is quite significant.
As usual, Apple is tight-lipped about what it'll be offering on Black Friday and is asking prospective buyers to check the website on Friday for a few surprises. The announcement on Apple's website shows an Apple Watch in the foreground which makes us believe that there will certainly be a few offers for the Apple Watch Series 2. We are also expecting Apple to offer the new MacBook Pro on the cheap, offer new gift cards and probably offer meaty discounts on older iPhones, if not the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
If you're not too optimistic about Apple shaving off hundreds of pounds on iPhones, iPads and Macs, you can shop around elsewhere too. Three is offering a meaty £214 discount over contract length on an 8GB plan for the iPhone SE, iD Mobile is offering a discount of £118 over contract length on a 1GB plan for the iPhone 7 and Mobile Phones Direct are offering a 32GB iPhone 7 with 12GB of monthly data for just £42.00 per month with no upfront cost.
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Buy the Lenovo Moto Z (£499.00) to get a free Incipio offGRID Power Bank Mod (worth £59.99) and free shipping or the Moto Z Play (£369.98) for free JBL Soundboost Speaker Mod (worth £69.98) and free shipping.
There are other delicious discounts on the motorola range of handsets like the Lenovo Moto G4 and the Moto G. But none as tasty as the ones for the Moto Z family!
Currently available through vMall online for £369.99, the new Honor 8 will be available during Black Friday for just £299.99, letting you save as much as £70 in the process. Honor 8 comes with a slim all-metal design, Monochrome and RGB rear cameras, a 5.2-inch Full HD display, a powerful Kirin 950 chip, a fingerprint sensor with a Smart Key function, two SIM slots and as much as 64GB of internal storage.
The sale will go live at 8AM on 25th November and will expire at midnight on 28th November. You will only be able to avail this offer online on Huawei's online store for the UK between the stipulated time.
Now available for £124.99, the ProFlight Echo Collision Avoidance Drone will be available for just £69.97 on Black Friday, letting you save £55.02 in the process.
The ProFlight Echo Collision Avoidance Drone is among the best Go Pro-compatible drones around, letting you capture live videos of beautiful landscapes and cities. Thanks to 6-Axis stabilisation, the drone's built-in action camera can shoot remarkably stable videos and a flight time of 10 minutes will let you capture everything you need in a very short period of time. The discounted sale of this drone will begin at midnight on 25th November and you will be able to buy it at DRONESDIRECT.CO.UK.
Currently priced at £34.99 on Amazon, PowerCore 20000 power bank will be priced at just £26.25 during Black Friday. The device comes with a capaity of 20,000 mAh along with Qualcomm's latest Quick Charge 3.0 tech which facilitates quick charging of smartphones from zero to 80 % in just 35 minutes.
This power bank can charge the iPhone 6s seven times and the Samsung Galaxy S7 five times, enabling longer life cycles of your phones when you're out and about. The power bank is also highly portable compared to other similarly-powerful devices and comes with an 18-month warranty.
Mobile Phones Direct will be offering a range of deals at discounted amounts for those looking to save a lot of money come Black Friday. The best deal that they will be offering next Friday is a 32GB iPhone 7 on contract with Vodafone. You won't have to pay anything for the handset and will need to pay £42.00 per month to avail 12GB of data every month along with AYCE minutes and texts.
Mobile Phones Direct will also offer the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on a contract with Three. This deal will cost you £36.00 per month for 8GB of monthly data along with AYCE minutes and texts.
iD Mobile are offering new Black Tag deals to let buyers make the most out of the upcoming weekend sales. Not only will these deals let you pick new SIMs at lower prices, but also premium handsets on major discounts. In addition, thanks to a partnership with Currys PC World, iD Mobile are also offering the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2016 at just £139.99 until 28th November.
The cheapest SIM-only deal is a £5 a month one offering 1.5GB of data, 250 minutes and 5000 texts. The £10 a month one brings in 4GB of data, 1000 minutes and 5000 texts, the £12.50 a month one offers 6GB of data, 500 minutes and 5000 texts and the £15 a month deal offers 6GB of data, 2000 minutes and 5000 texts.
iD Mobile is also offering a range of contracts if you're planning to buy an iPhone next week. For a 32GB iPhone 7 with 1GB data and 600 minutes a month for 24 months, you will need to pay only £29.99 as upfront cost instead of £99.99 and £33.50 as monthly cost instead of £35.50, thus saving £118 in the process. You can also buy an iPhone SE on a 1GB and 600 minutes contract for 24 months by paying zero upfront instead of £49.99 and £27.50 instead of £31.50 as monthly cost, thus saving £145.99 in the process.
You can also save as much as £147.99 on a Samsung Galaxy S7 handset contract by paying zero upfront instead of £99.99 and £31.50 a month instead of £33.50. This deal will give you 4GB of data and 1200 minutes a month for 24 months. If you're thinking about buying the dual-edged Galaxy S7 Edge, you can do so and save £164 in the process. A 32GB Galaxy S7 Edge with 1GB of data and 600 minute will cost you £29.99 upfront and £23.50 a month instead of the standard £49.99 upfront and £29.50 a month tariff.
Virgin Media's deals for Black Friday includes cheaper Pay As You Go and SIM-only packages, price cuts, double data offerings and a Sony Xperia XA and Parrot Mini drone special. These deals are now available to all and will expire 28 November.
If you own a £6, £9 or £12 SIM-only or handset contract with Virgin Media, you will be able to enjoy double data allowance for the duration of your contract. To avail this, you'll need to either call, visit any of their stores or go online. If you buy a Sony Xperia XA, you will get a Parrot mini drone for free on contrasts starting from £17 a month. The drone is app-controlled and you will be able to fly it using the Xperia XA.
If you love Apple's products, you'll be able to buy a new Apple iPhone SE and iPad Mini 2 bundle for just £31 per month, thus saving £48 and enjoying 300MB of 4GB data per month. A number of other handsets from Sony and Samsung are also available on Virgin Media at discounted rates.
Currys PC World have launched it's biggest ever Black Friday Black Tag deals, offering thousands of electronic products at low prices and packed with cheap deals. Among the brands whose products are on offer include Samsung, Dyson, Hotpoint, HP Sony, GoPro and Bose. Products range from phones, tablets, domestic appliances, TVs, connected and smart products.
Among the best deals on offer at Currys PC World are a Samsung 50” 50KU6020 4K TV for just £449 (normally £649), JVC Smart DVD 32” TV for £189.99 (normally £249.99), Microsoft Surface Pro 4 128GB & Typecover Bundle for £729 (normally £958) and Fresh 12,000mAh Power Bank for £24.99 (normally £49.99).
On Friday, Currys PC World will also unveil a fresh set of best-ever deals which will be available both in-store and online. Some select deals will be made available online from midnight as well and we'll let you know about some of them if we hear from Currys. As per the retailer, mobile traffic this year will exceed desktop traffic for the first time ever and 62% of the retailer's online sales will take place on smartphones (43%) and tablets (19%). Thanks to the vast inventory of products on offer, Currys PC World are gearing up to meet as many as 141 orders per minute between now and the end of the month.
Misfit have now hopped on the Black Friday cart by offering it's range of smartwatches and trackers with up to 60% discounts. The company's flagship Misfit Phase Hybrid smartwatch is now selling at a discount of 15%, costing $149 but the fitness trackers are being offered with even better deals.
The Misfit Ray tracker now costs $69.99 after a 30% discount, the Misfit Shine 2 tracker costs the same but the older Misfit Shine tracker now costs just $29.99 thanks to a 57% discount on its original price. The best deal on offer is the Misfit Flash tracker which now costs just $11.99, thanks to a 60% discount on it's original price.