Vodafone is one of the biggest networks in the world and by far one of the most powerful brands in the UK. Not surprising when they so frequently offer excellent tariffs on flagship handsets like the iPhone 8, Galaxy S9 and the market's other favourite phones and especially right now in the midst of Cyber Monday and Cyber sales.
Vodafone seems to go through fits and spurts when it comes to how competitively it's priced. It can go from the cheapest on the market, to pretty poor on our mobile phone deals comparison charts. But if you are looking for data of around 16GB a month, Vodafone frequently then becomes a lot more competitive with prices that challenge the likes of EE and O2. And, if you're lucky, you may be hunting for your smartphone when its running a promotion where you get an extra 10GB for free.
If Vodafone appeals to you though – or if you want to bag a Red Entertainment package that gives you a year's subscription to Spotify Premium, NOW TV Entertainment or the Sky Sports app – then that's where this page comes in! We've rounded up all of the best Vodafone phone deals so that you don't have to, just take a look at TechRadar's bespoke comparison chart below.
The best iPhone XR deals on Vodafone:
The iPhone XR hits a sweet spot between high tech and reasonable pricing. It looks a lot like its more powerful brethren – both in appearance and on the spec sheet – and boasts a glorious 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and A12 Bionic chipset without a £1,000 price tag.
The best Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on Vodafone:
OK, so the Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn't make massive strides on the S8, but that doesn't mean it's not still one of the premier Android phones on the market. The cameras in particular are awe inspiring and tangible improvements have been made to the biometrics and position of the fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Galaxy S9 | £79.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £32pm It's a big welcome back to an old favourite. Some of Vodafone's great value 16GB tariffs have returned, and the Galaxy S9 hasn't been left out of the party. It's a nicely rounded deal this one, with an OK upfront shout and then perfectly decent monthly payments as well. And 16GB of data each month will be more than enough for most mortals. Total cost over 24 months is £847.99 View this Galaxy S9 deal at Carphone Warehouse
Oh gosh, Apple went and did it. After years upon years of incremental upgrades, it finally made something special to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. For the iPhone X it has dropped the bezel altogether, while the 5.8-inch Super Retina HD is scarily good – and then it tweaked things a year later for the XS. Marvellous!
The best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals and Note 8 deals on Vodafone:
Samsung has now well and truly put the flaming memory of the Note 7 behind it. If the Note 8 was exceptional (6.3-inch infinity display and 6GB RAM), then the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is even bigger and better (6.4-inch infinity display and 8GB RAM). If you want the best big screen Android phones on the market, then look no further.
The best iPhone 8 deals on Vodafone:
Thanks to the spectacle that was the iPhone X launch, the reception for the iPhone 8 was a little bit flat. Perhaps unfairly – it improves on the iPhone 7 with wireless charging and an improved camera. Plus, it's quite a bit cheaper. So if you're looking for the best iPhone but balk at the iPhone X expense, try the 8 on for size instead.
iPhone 8 64GB | £59.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £42pm The calibre of iPhone 8 deals on Vodafone took a real nose dive with the latest set of the network's tariff refreshes. And this is a prime example. A few months ago you would have been able to get 26GB of data on this iPhone for less money over the two years. We hope that the good times come again on Vodafone…and quickly. Total cost over 24 months is £1067.99 View this iPhone 8 deal at Carphone Warehouse
There's no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a fantastic phone. The lightning fast chip-set and abandonment of a large bezel around the screen makes it the premier Android experience. And now that the S9 is here, it's no longer even that expensive.
Samsung Galaxy S8 | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm Carphone Warehouse and the other retailers under its umbrella have been clearing up of late with their 4GB Galaxy S8 deals. That amount of data is pretty good and will suit a lot of smartphone users. And the price has just come down thanks to the upfront cost being slashed, so it's back to the Editor's Pick slot for this tariff.. Total cost over 24 months is £592 View this great value Galaxy S8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk
The iPhone SE looks and feels exactly the same as the iPhone 5S. But instead of sporting two-year-old hardware it's been updated, with a faster CPU and graphics, and the 12MP iSight camera straight out of the iPhone 6S. It's a modern iPhone in the shape of an old iPhone, for people who like the old iPhones but want more up-to-date hardware.
The best Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL deals on EE:
The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are relatively new devices on the flagship scene but they have very quickly become two of our favourites. Powerful processors, loud speakers, but most importantly they have what is arguably the best cameras you can get on a phone right now.