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.

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4G on a budget O2

500MB data

100 texts

£5.00 a month

1 month

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4G for an average user Tesco Mobile

2GB data

1000 minutes

5000 texts

£12.50 a month

12 months

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Superfast 4G EE

8GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£25.19 a month

12 months

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Unlimited 4G data Three

Unlimited data

200 minutes

Unlimited texts

(Three Advanced Plan)

£23.00 a month

12 months

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Best 4G smartphones on a budget

 

EE Harrier Mini

EE Harrier

The Harrier Mini is a favourite budget smartphone - and that's partly because of its 4G capability. It comes from EE, the network with the UK's widest coverage and fastest 4G, so you know you'll get great mobile internet with this handset.

And as a smartphone, the Harrier Mini isn't half bad. It's got a nicely sized 4.7-inch screen with HD resolution, an 8MP camera, and a battery that will last you well over a day. Low internal storage brings it down, however. For some better specs, you could always spring for the full-size EE Harrier - though you'll need a slightly bigger budget. 

EE Harrier Mini EE

2GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£20.99 a month

£19.99 upfront

24 months

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EE Harrier EE

5GB data

Unlmited minutes

Unlimited texts

£25.99 a month

£19.99 upfront

24 months

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LG G4c

LG's G4c is another brilliant budget phone, because with these specs at this price, you're getting some seriously good value. And with a design almost identical to the regular LG G4, you'll always feel a little bit classy when you use it.

It's rocking a HD 5-inch display, 8MP and 5MP cameras - better than you'll find on most budget models - and decent battery life. Again, its downfall is in the rather small 8GB internal memory, though thankfully that's expandable up to 128GB with an SD card.

LG G4c Three

500MB data

600 minutes

Unlimited texts

£17.00 a month

£9.99 upfront

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 6s

Also known as Apple's big flagship phone, the iPhone 6s is packed with all the best specs the tech giant has to offer. Not only does it have the same gorgeous design as the iPhone 6, it's added an even better 12MP camera, pressure-sensitive 3D Touch, and the latest A9 chipset to power the whole thing.

iPhone 6s O2

1GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£28.00 a month

£40.00 upfront

24 months

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iPhone 6s Plus Vodafone

1GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£37.00 a month

£50.00 upfront

24 months

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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

£23.00 a month

£43.99 upfront

24 months

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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 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

£27.99 upfront

24 months

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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

£49.99 upfront

24 months

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge O2

500MB data

500 minutes

Unlimited texts

£27.00 a month

£44.99 upfront

24 months

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ EE

1GB data

500 minutes

Unlimited texts

£35.99 a month

£23.99 upfront

24 months

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