Smartphones – how to find the best new deals and contracts

It’s official peeps – smartphones have taken over the entire world. They’re so deeply integrated in modern society that it’s unlikely they’ll ever go away, and if you don’t know your stuff about them by now, we’re sorry to say that you’ve fallen a little bit behind. Never fear though, this mini guide will tell you all you need to know about how to find the best new deals on your smartphone and how you can grab the best models for low prices.

So, What The Deal Yo with smartphone deals? Are they all much of a muchness? Or are they completely different from one another? The answer is actually a little bit of both! Some companies will toss in a small extra feature to justify renaming a bundle package, but some deals are actually worth every penny. Here’s how you can spot the best deals.

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Use comparison sites

Using comparison sites is a no-brainer when it comes to selecting a smartphone. TechRadar, Smartphones.specout and uSwitch are all great sites to use when comparing different smartphones against one another. These domains highlight the key features of each model and list the phones in an order of your choice (price, size etc.), allowing you to clearly see which one is the best for the lowest price. Piece of cake, eh? These are even updated by the month, allowing you to find fresh deals that haven’t hit the expiry date.

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The iPhone isn’t the only way

The iPhone is the daddy in the smartphone market, and whilst you can grab one for a relatively cheap price, you shouldn’t be swayed just because it’s the cool phone to have. Nope, there are plenty of equally good options out there on the market – and a lot of the time they can even be bought for a substantially cheaper price. These include:

  • HTC One A9.
  • HTC 10
  • Motorola Moto Z
  • Google Pixel
  • OnePlus 3.
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge.
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Avoid Windows phones…for now

Windows are slap bang in the middle of a big switcharoo right now – making an upgrade and moving over to the new Windows 10 software. This isn’t to say you should stay away from Windows phones forever, it just means that you should wait a while until they’ve got their stuff together and fixed any little technological niggles before you grab yourself a Windows smartphone model.

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Take a chance on a different provider

Many people sign up for a certain provider and remain with them for years, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Just because something is familiar and comfortable doesn’t mean there isn’t something better out there. Take a look at what other companies are offering before simply comparing new deals that your current provider is putting on the table in front of you.

If you do your research carefully, you should be able to grab a great smartphone deal, whether you are looking for a contract or a pay as you go package. Do your homework and it’ll be worth it in the end!

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Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 feels like a revolutionary new form and a sign of things to come.

Samsung Galaxy S8
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Apple iPhone X

A very impressive, but expensive iPhone with some exciting leading edge features.

Apple iPhone X
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Google Pixel 2

Possibly not the most exciting phone, but the Google Pixel 2 is a solid top end smartphone none the less.

Google Pixel 2
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iPhone 8

Not the most exciting phone release, but a solid iPhone update.

iPhone 8
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Samsung S7

A market leading phone and winner of multiple consumer awards.

Samsung S7
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iPhone 7

iPhone 7 dramatically improves the most important aspects of the iPhone experience. Unrivaled for Apple fans.

iPhone 7
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HTC 10

HTC 10. It’s more of what you’re looking for in a flagship phone. Tough competition for the iphone 7 and Samsung S7.

HTC 10
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HTC One M9

A premium design with premium software.  A real contender to Samsung and Apple.

HTC One M9
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One Plus 3

A smartphone conceived and built by tech enthusiasts, rapidly becoming a real contender for the top spot with each version release.

One Plus 3
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Google Pixel XL

It has the highest rated smartphone camera. Ever. A battery that lasts all day. Unlimited storage for all your photos and videos. And it’s the first phone with the Google Assistant built in.

Google Pixel XL
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