The best mobile phone deals in January sales

Looking for the best mobile phone deal in the January sales? Look no further as we cover the best deals around today and just in case that isn’t enough for you – feel free to use as our comparison table below.

That enables you to select the contract phone deal that’s right for you regardless of the handset that you are looking for.  

Not sure what phone will suit you? Our handy guide to the best smartphones breaks down popular phones including by Apple, Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus and more.

The Pocket-lint Best Mobile Phone deals 

We’ve put together the table below to offer quick and easy access to all the key mobile phone deal pages, include SIM Only. These pages show the top offer on each network for that phone, and we’ve highlighted the verybest deal – following on from the table. 

Apple iPhone best deals

• Apple iPhone XS Max

There’s a great offer around for the iPhone XS Max which has a 50GB data offering at £68 a month on EE, with UL mins and texts, plus an upfront fee of £73.99. This is with free Apple Music for six months access and BT Sport for three months

• Apple iPhone XS

This key deal has the Apple iPhone XS with unlimited data for £61 a month on Three, with unlimited minutes/texts and £94.99 upfront fee. 

• Apple iPhone XR

We’ve spotted a good offer with the XR on Three that has an unlimited data allowance for £50 a month, with UL mins/texts and £49 upfront.

• Apple iPhone X

Apple’s iPhone X leading contract is on EE and comes with 50GB of data for £53 a month, with unlimited mins and texts. That has BT Sport access for three months, and Apple music for six months

• Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Our recomended 8 Plus deal comes with 50GB of data for £48 a month on EE, with 25GB free and Apple Music and BT sport for six and three months.

• Apple iPhone 8

The most outstanding offer for the iPhone 8 has 50GB of data for £48 a month. This is with £95 cashback, plus free access to Apple Music for six months, and three months of BT Sport.

• Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple’s 7 Plus best deal has a 30GB data allowance for £36 a month on EE. It comes with three months of BT Sport, six months of Apple Music and this contract has 5GB of extra data each month.

• Apple iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 has 20GB of data costing £31 a month on EE, with UL mins/texts and six months of Apple, three months of BT Sport.   

Best Samsung deals

• Samsung Galaxy Note 9

There’s a good offer for the latest Note on EE: 50GB data priced at £48, and UL mins/texts (usually the price for 25GB).

• Samsung Galaxy S9 plus

The best deal for the S9+ running on Three has 30GB of data, with unlimited minutes and texts for £36 a month (£9.99 upfront). It also has unlimited data for Snapchap, Netflix, Apple Music, Deezer and more. 

• Samsung Galaxy S9

Looking for an S9? For £33 a month you can get 30GB of data on EE with unlimited minutes and texts.

• Samsung Galaxy S8 plus

There’s a bargin to be had on the S8 Plus: 30GB of data priced at £33 a month on EE with unlimited minutes and texts.

• Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s S8 best offer sports £35 cashback, and a 20GB data allowance for £31 a month on EE, with UL minutes and texts.

• Samsung Galaxy S7

Keen on an older flagship phone, but don’t want to pay a flagship price? The Samsung S7 is now available with 4GB of data for just £22 a month, with UL minutes and texts on EE.

Best Huawei deals

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The leading Mate 20 Pro deal has a 50GB data offering for £45 a month, with unlimited minutes and texts on O2.

Huawei P20 Pro

We’ve spotted a good offer for the Pro running on Three with 100GB of data, minutes and texts for £40 a month (£29.99 upfront).

Huawei P20

There’s another good Three deal, this time for the P20. That has 100GB of data for £40 a month and £29.99 for the phone. It also has free data for Snapchap, Netflix, Deezer and others.

Best Google Pixel deals

• Pixel 3 XL

EE’s leading offer for the XL comes with 30GB data, UL minutes and text for £33 a month (£60 upfront). There is also has free Apple Music for six months, and BT Sport for three.

• Pixel 3

The top offer for the Pixel 3 is on EE, with 30GB of data, unlimited mins/texts at £33 a month – plus BT Sport access for three months, Apple Music for six.

Best OnePlus deals

• OnePlus 6T

Pocket-lint has spotted a decent offer for new OnePlus on O2: 15GB of data and UL mins/texts for £34 a month.


Compare the best mobile phone deals

Using the phone deal chart below you can use the drop-down menus and sliders to find the perfect contract plan for you. Whether you want more data or unlimited minutes, our price comparison table updates in real time offering you the best deals.

Price is obviously a key factor and whilst you can lower the monthly cost of the contract by paying a higher upfront cost, most will prefer to spread the cost over the course of the contract period.

Mobile phone users are increasingly finding it difficult to stick to contracts offering less data as more and more content is demanding bandwidth with video content being consumed more daily. 

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