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Best Black Friday Phone Deals 2020: Here’s what to look out for

IN previous years Black Friday phone deals have offered some huge discounts.

And we'll be highlighting the biggest and best phone deals again once offers arrive come November.

 This iPhone 12 concept is an exciting hint at a new Apple release
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This iPhone 12 concept is an exciting hint at a new Apple release

Just because an item is in the sale, it doesn't mean you can't find the same product, or similar, elsewhere. Always shop around to make sure you're getting the best price.

When is Black Friday 2020?

The day of Black Friday is November 27 this year, the fourth Friday of the month and the day after Thanksgiving.

The US holiday always changes date each year and so Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, do too.

Generally though Black Friday phone deals arrive up to a week ahead of the big day itself from phone retailers.

Meanwhile mobile networks and plan providers tend to wait for a big revela either the day before on on Black Friday.

What Black Friday phone deals can we expect?

There are always some surprises and companies looks to undercut each other and provide the best possible offers.

This year it's highly likely the most popular deals will be on the iPhone 11 and Samsung's Galaxy S20 series.

With the much-anticipated release of the iPhone 12 around September, the iPhone 11 range - still offering incredible power and features - is likely to be key to offers.

Likewise, as a supposed 'Galaxy S30' range is predicted to launch early in 2021, Samsung's flagship S20 models could be the focus of big discounts.

We'd expect a fair amount of premium deals on the likes of Google Pixel and Sony Xperia devices.

Not forgetting more affordable Black Friday phone deals too, with the iPhone SE, and Android devices by Xiaomi and Oppo.

Finally, as SIM-only deals have increased in value in 2020, expect some huge 4G data offers, and possibly 5G SIM deals too.

What were the best Black Friday phone deals of 2019?

Best iPhone deals

  • iPhone 11 on Three (100GB data) for £40 a month (£0 upfront) – buy here
  • iPhone XR on EE (75GB data), £36 a month (£0 upfront) - buy here
  • iPhone XR on Vodafone (60GB data), £33 a month (£29.99 up front) - buy here
  • iPhone XR, SIM-Free, at Argos, £549 (saving £80) - buy here
 The iPhone 11 will likely see some big discounts during Black Friday 2020
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The iPhone 11 will likely see some big discounts during Black Friday 2020

Best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB on ID Mobile (1GB data), £29.99 a month, £29.99 up front - buy here
  • Galaxy S10 on Vodafone (20GB data) for £29 a month (£75 upfront) – buy here
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ on EE (75GB data), £43 a month, £0 up front - buy here
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 128 GB SIM-free at Mobiles, £629.99 (save £170) - buy here

Best Sony Xperia deals

  • Sony Xperia 5 with FIFA 20 PS4 bundle, from £36 a month, £9 up front
  • Sony Xperia 1, SIM-free at Mobiles.co.uk, £649 (save £200) - buy here

Best SIM-free deals

  • iPhone XR, SIM-Free, at Argos, £549 (saving £80) - buy here
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 128 GB SIM-free at Mobiles, £629.99 (save £170) - buy here
  • Google Pixel 4 SIM-free at Currys PC World, £599 (save £100) - buy here
  • Google Pixel 3A, SIM-free at Currys PC World, £329 (save £70) - buy here
  • Huawei P30 Pro, SIM-free at Currys PC World, £649.99 (save £150) - buy here
  • Sony Xperia 1, SIM-free at Mobiles.co.uk, £649 (save £200) - buy here

Our tips for finding the best deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal.

PREPARE Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay.

GET FOLLOWING Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its deals newsletter to get the latest on any offers. We post the best deals in our Sun Money FB group too.

CHECK FOR CODES Take a look at The Sun Vouchers, to see if you can get extra savings - be that discounts and vouchers for Samsung or hundreds of other retailers. 

Best Black Friday SIM-only deals

  • ID Mobile (30-day rolling), 10GB data, 300mins, £10 a month  - buy here
  • EE (18 month plan), 60GB data, unltd mins, £20 a month - buy here
  • Smarty MEGA plan (30-day rolling), 100GB data, £17 a month - buy here

EE deals

  • Apple iPhone XR (4GB a month), £39 a month, £50 upfront, unltd mins and texts (save £220) - buy here
  • Apple iPhone XS Max (30GB data) £64 a month, £50 upfront, unltd mins and texts (save £290) - buy here 
  • Apple iPhone 8 (30GB data), £36 a month, £30 upfront, unltd mins and texts (save £192) - buy here
  • Huawei P30 (60GB data), £41 a month, £30 up front, unltd mins and texts (save £192) - buy here

Vodafone Deals

Find vodafone's Black Friday deals here.

Who has the best Black Friday phone deals?

It depends on budget and your own requirements, and phone deals are always worth comparing before committing to a purchase.

If you are looking for Black Friday phone deals, we'd recommend addinf the following reailers to your list.

It is also worth checking with networks and plan providers directly.

Is Black Friday a good time to buy a phone?

Yes, if you are looking to switch and see a phone deal which you consider good value.

But prices do change quickly during the event, so it is best to do research ahead of time so you know when you are getting a truly good deal.

The best Black Friday phone deals don't hang around for too long, and it isn't unusual to see the year's lowest prices on a range of brands, SIMs and contracts during the discount event.

Should you want to follow all things sale-related, have a look at our main Black Friday page.

If you're looking for more than just Black Friday phone deals 2019, head over to our Black Friday tech deals page.

For product roundups and recommendations head over to Sun Selects Tech. 


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