Vodafone is one of the biggest networks in the world and by far one of the most powerful brands in the UK. Not surprising when they so frequently offer excellent tariffs on flagship handsets like the iPhone XR, Galaxy S9 and the market’s other favourite phones.
Vodafone seems to go through fits and spurts when it comes to how competitively it’s priced. It can go from the cheapest on the market, to pretty poor on our mobile phone deals comparison charts.
We’ve seen prices across devices rise on Vodafone lately, especially the bigger devices like the iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. However, there are still tonnes of great deals floating around, it just takes more searching and luckily we’ve done that part for you.
If Vodafone appeals to you though – or if you want to bag a Red Entertainment package that gives you a year’s subscription to Spotify Premium, NOW TV Entertainment or the Sky Sports app – then that’s where this page comes in! We’ve rounded up all of the best Vodafone phone deals so that you don’t have to, just take a look at TechRadar’s bespoke comparison chart below.
The latest and greatest from Huawei, the P30 Pro is now easily our choice for best smartphone camera on the market. Combine top of the line camera quality with an impressive battery life and beautiful screen and you get easily one of the best phones on the market.
- Check out all of the best Huawei P30 Pro deals on all the providers
Samsung’s newest release, this phone is rocking a completely flat, notch-less screen with a pin hole camera, giving it a unique style. Whether it’s the triple cameras on the back, fast processor or reverse charging, there is a lot to love here.
- Check out all of the best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals on all the providers
Samsung’s brand new budget flagship, the S10e features high-end specs for an affordable price. If you want the best Samsung has but don’t want to have to pay through the roof to get it, this is the way to go. With all of the same features as the S10 with a few cutbacks, this is a high-end phone with mid-range pricing.
- Check out all of the best Samsung Galaxy S10e deals on all the providers
The iPhone XR hits a sweet spot between high tech and reasonable pricing. It looks a lot like its more powerful brethren – both in appearance and on the spec sheet – and boasts a glorious 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and A12 Bionic chipset without a £1,000 price tag.
- Check out all of the best deals on the iPhone XR no matter the network
OK, so the Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn’t make massive strides on the S8, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still one of the premier Android phones on the market. The cameras in particular are awe inspiring and tangible improvements have been made to the biometrics and position of the fingerprint scanner.
- Check out all the best Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on all the networks
Oh gosh, Apple went and did it. After years upon years of incremental upgrades, it finally made something special to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. For the iPhone X it has dropped the bezel altogether, while the 5.8-inch Super Retina HD is scarily good – and then it tweaked things a year later for the XS. Marvellous!
Samsung has now well and truly put the flaming memory of the Note 7 behind it. If the Note 8 was exceptional (6.3-inch infinity display and 6GB RAM), then the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is even bigger and better (6.4-inch infinity display and 8GB RAM). If you want the best big screen Android phones on the market, then look no further.
- Check out all the best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals on all the networks
Thanks to the spectacle that was the iPhone X launch, the reception for the iPhone 8 was a little bit flat. Perhaps unfairly – it improves on the iPhone 7 with wireless charging and an improved camera. Plus, it’s quite a bit cheaper. So if you’re looking for the best iPhone but balk at the iPhone X expense, try the 8 on for size instead.
- Check out all the best iPhone 8 deals on all the networks
The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are relatively new devices on the flagship scene but they have very quickly become two of our favourites. Powerful processors, loud speakers, but most importantly they have what is arguably the best cameras you can get on a phone right now.
- Best Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL deals on all the providers
What are the benefits of Vodafone?
With 4G coverage of roughly 95% of the UK population, Vodafone won’t let you down when it comes to connection. Sign up for a Vodafone red entertainment plan and you can get access to the likes of Now TV, MTV and Sky Atlantic.
No matter the plan you’re on, you will be able to use Vodafone’s Veryme rewards scheme. This will occasionally give you access to free coffees and snacks, giveaways and discounts.
Can I keep my number when I switch to Vodafone?
If you switch over to a Vodafone deal but want to keep your old number, then simply give your old network a ring, get a PAC code and transition it over.
If you were previously with Vodafone, you can still keep your number but it is a slightly trickier affair. They won’t let you keep your number, so you have to use this workaround. Buy a free pay-as-you-go SIM from any other network and tell your network that you’re moving.
They’ll release the PAC code, which you then give to the substitute network. Then, you immediately get another PAC code from them. Take that to your old network, and they’ll move your number to your new contract. Long winded, but easier than learning a new number!
Can I use my Vodafone device abroad?
With any Vodafone deal you can use your data allowances without any additional costs while travelling within Europe. That includes locations such as French Guiana, St Martin and Martinique.
When travelling outside of Europe your costs with a Vodafone deal will jump up. Anywhere outside of Europe is a ‘roam-further destination’, this means you will be charged £6 a day to use your data.
However, get a Vodafone red entertainment plan and you will get to use roaming for free anywhere in the world.