Best contract phone deals in August

Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 & Samsung Galaxy S7

With more than a million different contract deals to choose from, picking the right phone deal is tricky. You’ve got to consider how many minutes, texts and data you need, how much you want to spend, which network to go with and how to keep your existing number.

Well, fear not - we've grabbed the top contracts for the most popular phones on the market right now. We'll give you some handy switching tips at the end of the guide too!

Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max deals

iphone 11 pro

The iPhone 11 teams a fantastic dual-lens camera and a large 6.1-inch screen with a long-life battery and fast-charging. It's a great handset at a great price.

Prefer the top-of-the-range iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max? They're excellent too, with triple-lens cameras, crisp, bright screens and

Here's a handpicked selection of our best deals for Apple's 2019 iPhones:

iPhone 11 deals

Handset Name Data Amount Monthly Costs
iPhone 11 (64GB Black) 60GB data £49.00
iPhone 11 (64GB Black) 1GB data £29.99
iPhone 11 (64GB Black) 20GB data £29.00
iPhone 11 (64GB Red) 5GB data £52.00
iPhone 11 (64GB Black) 100GB data £47.00
iPhone 11 (64GB Green) 100GB data £47.00
  • iPhone 11 (64GB Black)
    iPhone 11
    • 60GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £18.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £49.00 per month
    24 month contract From Buymobiles.net
  • iPhone 11 (64GB Black)
    iPhone 11
    • Exclusive
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £129.99 device cost
    • Free Data Rollover
    • £29.99 per month
    24 month contract From iD Mobile
  • iPhone 11 (64GB Black)
    iPhone 11
    • 20GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £351.99 device cost
    • Manage your bills with My Vodafone app
    • £29.00 per month
    24 month contract From Fonehouse
  • iPhone 11 (64GB Red)
    iPhone 11
    • 5GB of 5G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £49.00 device cost
    • £52.00 per month
    24 month contract From Vodafone
  • iPhone 11 (64GB Black)
    iPhone 11
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £47.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • iPhone 11 (64GB Green)
    iPhone 11
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £47.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk

iPhone 11 Pro deals

Handset Name Data Amount Monthly Costs
iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Midnight Green) 5GB data £40.00
iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Space Grey) 0MB data £72.00
iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Gold) 50GB data £33.00
iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Midnight Green) 0MB data £72.00
iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Gold) 60GB data £43.00
iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Space Grey) 100GB data £65.00
  • iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Midnight Green)
    iPhone 11 Pro
    • 5GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £473.99 device cost
    • Manage your bills with My Vodafone app
    • £40.00 per month
    24 month contract From Fonehouse
  • iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Space Grey)
    iPhone 11 Pro
    • Unlimited 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Maximum download speed 2mbps
    • £72.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk
  • iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Gold)
    iPhone 11 Pro
    • 50GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £489.00 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £33.00 per month
    24 month contract From Buymobiles.net
  • iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Midnight Green)
    iPhone 11 Pro
    • Unlimited 5G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £49.00 device cost
    • £72.00 per month
    24 month contract From Vodafone
  • iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Gold)
    iPhone 11 Pro
    • 60GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £420.00 device cost
    • Claim Free Apple TV & Music
    • £43.00 per month
    24 month contract From Mobiles.co.uk
  • iPhone 11 Pro (64GB Space Grey)
    iPhone 11 Pro
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £65.00 per month
    24 month contract From MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Handset Name Data Amount Monthly Costs
iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Gold) 4GB data £48.00
iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Gold) 50GB data £33.00
iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Gold) 90GB data £40.00
iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Midnight Green) 5GB data £70.00
iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Midnight Green) 15GB data £80.00
iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Space Grey) 8GB data £57.99
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Gold)
    iPhone 11 Pro Max
    • 4GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £340.00 device cost
    • £48.00 per month
    24 month contract From Three Mobile
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Gold)
    iPhone 11 Pro Max
    • 50GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £629.00 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £33.00 per month
    24 month contract From Buymobiles.net
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Gold)
    iPhone 11 Pro Max
    • 90GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £496.00 device cost
    • Priority ticket booking for O2 venues
    • £40.00 per month
    24 month contract From Affordable Mobiles
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Midnight Green)
    iPhone 11 Pro Max
    • 5GB of 5G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £99.00 device cost
    • £70.00 per month
    24 month contract From Vodafone
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Midnight Green)
    iPhone 11 Pro Max
    • 15GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £99.00 device cost
    • Swap 12 - Upgrade after 12 months
    • £80.00 per month
    24 month contract From Sky Mobile
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB Space Grey)
    iPhone 11 Pro Max
    • 8GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £149.99 device cost
    • Free Data Rollover
    • £57.99 per month
    24 month contract From iD Mobile

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max deals

iPhone XS

So, you want to get your hands on an iPhone XS or the bigger iPhone XS Max? We don't blame you - it's the best phone that Apple's ever made, and considering that the company's not exactly known for skimping on quality, that's saying something.

Here are some of the best deals right now:

iPhone XS deals:

  • iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone XS
    • 50GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £195.00 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £33.00 per month
    24 month contract From Buymobiles.net
  • iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone XS
    • 30GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £175.00 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £31.00 per month
    24 month contract From Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XS Max deals:

  • iPhone XS Max 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone XS Max
    • 160GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £149.00 device cost
    • Priority ticket booking for O2 venues
    • £49.00 per month
    24 month contract From Affordable Mobiles
  • iPhone XS Max 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone XS Max
    • 30GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £501.99 device cost
    • Priority ticket booking for O2 venues
    • £30.00 per month
    24 month contract From Affordable Mobiles

Picking the right plan depends on how much you're willing to pay upfront, what monthly bill you can afford, and how much memory you need. And which colour you consider the most stylish, of course.

The iPhone XS and XS Max are still relatively new phones, so prices will generally be high. That's why it's important to compare - by using our comparison service, you'll be able see deals from both big networks and smaller operators side by side and quickly find the best deal.

Check out our guide to the best iPhone deals this month for more top offers.

iPhone X deals

If you want an iPhone for slightly less, you could do worse than consider an older model like the iPhone X. It's still a great phone, with a powerful processor, excellent cameras and facial recognition for unlocking the handset and authorising payments.

  • iPhone X 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone X
    • 10GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £291.99 device cost
    • Priority ticket booking for O2 venues
    • £24.00 per month
    24 month contract From Buymobiles.net
  • iPhone X 256GB Silver
    iPhone X
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £51.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone
  • iPhone X 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone X
    • 15GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Priority ticket booking for O2 venues
    • £46.00 per month
    24 month contract From Affordable Mobiles

It's a phone designed to be used extensively, so we'd recommend a 4G contract with enough data to browse the web, use apps and watch a few videos freely.

iPhone 7 deals

There's no such thing as a bad iPhone, and Apple's older models of its handset offer excellent features and performance at a lower price point than the flagships. Here are some of the best deals right now:

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus deals

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are the Korean tech giant's latest flagship handsets and, in typical Samsung fashion, they are jam-packed with the latest specs and features.

Indeed, if you're in the market for a handset with a slick look and plenty of power under the hood, you won’t find much better than the Samsung S10 and S10 Plus.

Stand out features include an embedded finger-print sensor, three powerful cameras, a hefty battery and masses of storage space.

Galaxy S10 deals

  • Galaxy S10 (128GB Prism Black)
    Galaxy S10
    • 60GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £49.00 per month
    24 month contract From Buymobiles.net

Galaxy S10 Plus deals

  • Galaxy S10 Plus (128GB Prism Black)
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    • 8GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £29.99 device cost
    • £47.99 per month
    24 month contract From Carphone Warehouse
  • Galaxy S10 Plus (128GB Prism Green)
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £79.99 device cost
    • Free Data Rollover
    • £37.99 per month
    24 month contract From iD Mobile

To get the best value, we recommend comparing deals from big networks and smaller operators via our comparison service. Simply filter down your results and choose the deal that best suits you.

Samsung Galaxy S10e deals

Looking for a superior Android phone, without the high price-tag? The Samsung Galaxy S10e might just be the phone for you.

  • Galaxy S10e (128GB Prism Black)
    Galaxy S10e
    • Exclusive
    • 20GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £89.00 device cost
    • Includes free BT Sport
    • £38.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone

Indeed, the Galaxy S10 is a seriously impressive handset, and the Samsung has packed some brilliant surprises into this one. Check below for the phone’s key specs and features, as well as how to get one for the best price.

Samsung Galaxy S9 deals

More of an Android fan? You can't do much better than the Samsung Galaxy S9. It sports a slick, curved design, with a massive 5.8-inch screen that stretches right down the sides of the handset, but its beauty is more than skin deep. Its innards are equally impressive, with superfast processors, 4GB of RAM, and one of the best camera systems around.

  • Galaxy S9 (64GB Blue)
    Galaxy S9
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • 5000 minutes
    • 5000 texts
    • £60.00 device cost
    • £30.49 per month
    24 month contract From Tesco Mobile
  • Galaxy S9 (64GB Titanium Grey)
    Galaxy S9
    • 30GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £179.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £31.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone
  • Galaxy S9 (64GB Black)
    Galaxy S9
    • 5GB of 5G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £9.00 device cost
    • £24.00 per month
    24 month contract From Vodafone
  • Galaxy S9 (64GB Blue)
    Galaxy S9
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • 5000 minutes
    • 5000 texts
    • £180.00 device cost
    • £19.49 per month
    36 month contract From Tesco Mobile
  • Galaxy S9 (64GB Blue)
    Galaxy S9
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • 5000 minutes
    • 5000 texts
    • £120.00 device cost
    • £21.16 per month
    36 month contract From Tesco Mobile
  • Galaxy S9 (64GB Blue)
    Galaxy S9
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • 5000 minutes
    • 5000 texts
    • £60.00 device cost
    • £22.82 per month
    36 month contract From Tesco Mobile

To make the most of this phone, we recommend a contract deal that gives you fantastic 4G - EE or Virgin Mobile (which uses the same network) for example.

Samsung Galaxy S8 deals

Want something high-quality, but a little cheaper than the Galaxy S9? The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a great pick.

Samsung phones tend to iterate on each other, so the older models are typically only a small step behind the latest and greatest. That's very much the case for the Galaxy S8 - it looks the same, and has many of the same features, but at a considerably lower price.

Here are some of our favourite deals:

  • Galaxy S8 (64GB Grey)
    Galaxy S8
    • 2GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £119.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £20.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone
  • Galaxy S8 (64GB Grey)
    Galaxy S8
    • 2GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £119.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £20.00 per month
    24 month contract From Fonehouse
  • Galaxy S8 (64GB Grey)
    Galaxy S8
    • 500MB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £212.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £17.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone
  • Galaxy S8 (64GB Black)
    Galaxy S8
    • 500MB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £212.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £17.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone
  • Galaxy S8 (64GB Black)
    Galaxy S8
    • 4GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £69.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £23.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone
  • Galaxy S8 (64GB Grey)
    Galaxy S8
    • 4GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £69.99 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £23.00 per month
    24 month contract From Metrofone

Other Android phones

There are plenty of other great Android phones available. Check out these pages to compare deals on these handsets:

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SIM Only contract deals

What? A mobile contract without a phone? If you're happy with your current handset, then why not see if you can save yourself some cash by switching to a SIM-only contract? SIM-only plans are available from all mobile networks and come with a range of minutes, texts and data to suit your needs. There are 30-day and 12-month plans available, and you can keep your existing mobile number when you switch.

And you're not short on choice. For ultimate value and flexibility, for instance, you could choose a SIM from giffgaff. The great thing about giffgaff is that you can switch up your goodybag every month if you need to, and even choose 'Always on' data. See giffgaff SIM deals here.

Or, if you want unlimited data all year round, go for a SIM plan from Three. Spring for an Advanced plan, and you'll get a personal hotspot allowance and Feel At Home too. See Three SIM deals here.

Want to see more SIM-only deals? Just check out our guide to the best SIM-only deals this month.

Tips for switching

  • Think about how much you're willing to pay upfront. You can spread the cost with a no upfront cost mobile contract, for example, but you may end up paying more in the long run. Alternatively, you can spend a bit more initially for lower monthly bills.
  • Consider how much data you require. If you're a heavy user, a big data or unlimited mobile plan will suit, but if you only use Facebook and email, a few GB is probably all you need to pay for.
  • Make sure you're out of your minimum contract period with your current network.
  • If you want to keep your phone, it may be locked to your current network. You'll need to unlock it if you want to switch to another network, which could cost a small fee.
  • If you want to keep your number, ask your current network for your PAC code, and give it to your new provider when you have your new SIM. For full instructions, read our simple guide to keeping your mobile number when you switch networks.
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