The best 4G smartphone deals today

ByKim Staples
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4G is the best mobile internet you can get - it’s often as fast as home broadband - and it’s essential in a smartphone if you use the internet on the go.

Today, there's a huge number of 4G mobile plans available, whether you want the widest coverage and fastest speeds from EE, or unlimited allowance from Three. Whatever kind of tariff you need, you can get it with lovely fast internet. Here's our pick of the best.

Want to know more about 4G? Take a look at our guide.

Best 4G SIM-only plans

Already got a fab 4G-ready phone, and want a SIM to put in it? We've got tons of 4G SIM-only plans to choose from - whatever allowance you need, you can get good value.

The great thing about going SIM-only is that you have a lot more flexibility to work with. SIM-only plans don't last as long as phone contracts - they're usually 12 months or 30 days - so you needn't wait as long to change your plan around. Plus, they're a lot cheaper overall, and you'll get far more choice.

See the best SIM-only deals this month

giffgaff

3GB data

750 minutes

Unlimited texts

£12.00 a month

30 day plan

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Plusnet

6GB data

2000 minutes

Unlimited texts

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£12.00  a month

30 day plan

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Three

4G data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

(Three Essential Plan)

£9.00 a month

12 months

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Best 4G smartphones on a budget

 

Moto G4 Play

Moto G4 Play

Motorola has a tendency to put out some of the best budget smartphones, and the G4 Play is no exception. The 5-inch display is HD resolution (720p), for a start, and the design of the body isn't a far cry from the company's more premium models. Straight out the box, you'll get Android Marshmallow… which is even in line for an upgrade to Nougat soon. Not bad for a smartphone that costs less than £150 outright.

It's missing a few features - like NFC, a fingerprint sensor, and gyroscope - but, hey, it's got everything else, including 4G.

iD Mobile

2GB Data

150 Minutes

5000 Texts 

£15.50 a month

24 months

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Vodafone Smart Ultra 7

Vodafone Smart Ultra 7

For the specs you get with the Vodafone Smart Ultra 7, the price is impressive. It's powered by an octa-core chipset and runs Android Marshmallow, and has a huge 5.5-inch, Full HD (1080p) screen. Top it off with a 13MP camera, and you've got a phone worth having. Plus, it's built to be powered by Vodafone's 4G network, ensuring you'll get decent coverage and speed.

As with all budget mobiles, sacrifices have been made, however, and in this case that's in the form of low internal storage (16GB) and a bit of an iffy design. At this price, though, we're inclined to let it slide. 

vodafone

 24GB Data

Unlimited Minutes

Unlimited Texts 

£32.00 a month

24 months 

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Best iPhone deals with 4G

iPhones

With all the stuff that iPhones are capable of, you'd be nuts to get one without a 4G plan. Whether you want to listen to your iTunes library on the go, buy your morning coffee with Apple Pay, or share photos on Facebook, a little 4G will make your iPhone experience just that bit better.

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iPhone 7

Apple's latest, the spectacularly shiny iPhone 7, is packed with all the best specs the tech giant has to offer. It's got the best iPhone camera yet, the longest ever battery life, a stunning display, and a more advanced Siri. Upgrade to the larger 7 Plus version, and that camera and screen get even better. Either way, you'll definitely want a speedy 4G plan to go with it.

 

Sky

5GB Data  

Unlimited Minutes

Unlimited Texts 

£53.00 a month

No upfront cost 

30 month contract

Upgrade after 24 months

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iPhone 6s

Sure, it's not the latest iPhone, but the 6s is still kickin'. Unlike the iPhone 7, it's got a headphone jack - always a bonus - along with a sleek design, 12MP camera, Apple Pay, and pretty much everything else you could want from an Apple smartphone. And again, there's the option to get the bigger and better Plus model for a little extra. 

iPhone 6s O2

1GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£37.00 a month

£129.99 upfront

24 months

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iPhone 6s Plus Vodafone

12GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£37.00 a month

£149.99 upfront

24 months

See all iPhone 6s Plus deals

 

iPhone SE

Want something a little less flashy? The iPhone SE somehow packs the insides of the 6s into the body of an iPhone 5 - and sticks a lower price tag on it.

It's got the same powerful processor and high-tech camera, but it's a little smaller - the screen is 4 inches - and offers better value. And of course, it's 4G-enabled.

iPhone SE Three

1GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£22.00 a month

£19.00 upfront

24 months

See all iPhone SE deals

Best Samsung Galaxy deals with 4G

Samsung Galaxy S7

 

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7, also known as possibly the best smartphone out this year, is beyond impressive. It's got that amazing Super AMOLED display that Samsung is known for, complete with stunning Quad HD resolution, and an octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM so it can handle whatever you throw at it.

Yeah… you'll definitely want decent 4G to go with this one.

For even more functionality, you could even go for a Galaxy S7 Edge. It's got that cool curvy screen that bends down at the sides and gives you quick access to apps and more.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 BT

3GB 4GB data

1000 minutes

Unlimited texts

£40 upfront

£30.00 a month

24 month contract

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Vodafone

1GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£28.00 a month

£29.99 upfront

24 months

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Three

2GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£34.00 a month

No upfront cost

24 months

See all Galaxy S7 Edge deals

 

Samsung Galaxy S6

The previous generation of the Galaxy S range is still a stunner. The jewel-like glass body is something to behold, and you're also getting a fab camera and much of the same features as the S7. It falls short on battery life, however, and there's no SD card slot, so watch out for that.

Again, you've got the option of the S7 Edge, and even the S7 Edge+ if you want a phablet-size screen. 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Vodafone

500MB data

500 minutes

Unlimited texts

£19.00 a month

£104.99 upfront

24 months

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge O2

500MB data

500 minutes

Unlimited texts

£24.00 a month

£149.99 upfront

24 months

See all Galaxy S6 Edge deals

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