The best Vodafone deals in August 2018

Vodafone is one of the biggest networks in the world and one of the most powerful brands in the UK. Not surprising when they so frequently offer excellent tariffs on flagship handsets like the iPhone 8, 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 absolutely terrible on our mobile phone deals comparison charts. But if your data sweet spot is around 16GB a month, Vodafone frequently then becomes a lot more competitive with prices that challenge EE and O2. And, if you're lucky, you may be hunting for your smartphone when its running a promotion where you get an extra 10GB for free.

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 best iPhone 8 deals on Vodafone:

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.

iPhone 8 64GB | £200 upfront (with DEAL20 code) | 4GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £23pm
This is currently one of the cheapest ways to get the iPhone 8 on Vodafone, but it involves a huge spend upfront (slightly dampened by Mobiles' DEAL20 code). You get 4GB of data for your money, which will suit a lot of people. But the standout feature here is those delectable £23 bills. Total cost over 24 months is £752

View this iPhone 8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | £99.99 upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £39pm
The calibre of iPhone 8 deals on Vodafone took a real nose dive with the latest set of the network's tariff refreshes. And this is a prime example. In June, you would have been able to get 26GB of data on this iPhone for less money over the two years. We hope that the good times come again on Vodafone...and quickly. Total cost over 24 months is £1035.99

View this iPhone 8 deal at Carphone Warehouse

The best Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on Vodafone:

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.

Samsung Galaxy S9 | £100 upfront (with DEAL20 code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Yes! This best ever Samsung Galaxy 9 deal is back. £650-odd overall for a phone this good is exceptional, so we'd recommend buying it while you can and before it disappears completely. 4GB data will suit a lot of people just fine and those £23 monthly bills are just staggering value. Total cost over 24 months is £652

View this Galaxy S9 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S9 | £40 upfront (with DEAL20 code) | 20GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £30pm
20GB is a great place to be on the Galaxy S9 at the moment. This Mobiles.co.uk deal is the best of the lot. Only £30 per month and a perfectly reasonable upfront spend - especially if you use the DEAL20 code at the checkout to get £20 off. We like this very much indeed. Total cost over 24 months is £760

View this Galaxy S9 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

The best iPhone X deals on Vodafone:

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 if you tuned into the launch event and liked the look of Animojis, well there's that as well!

iPhone X 64GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 40GB data | £58pm
If it's an iPhone X deal on Vodafone that you're after, then you may as well just forget about the rest at the moment and go straight for the big guns at 40GB worth of data. This is relatively good value for a monumental amount of data on Vodafone, and going for less barely costs much different over the two year term. Total cost over 24 months is £1392

Buy this iPhone X deal from Affordable Mobiles

The best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals and Note 8 deals on EE:

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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | £38.99 upfront | 40GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
Don't have £100+ to put down on your new Note 9? Then this is looking like your best alternative. It's absolutely FREE upfront, but of course the monthlies fly northward. At least you don't get shortchanged on data (40GB is looooooooooads), calls and texts. This one's for you Vodafone fans. Total cost over 24 months is £1296

View this Galaxy Note 9 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | FREE upfront | 40GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £58pm
The only way anybody really gets close to EE at the moment is by offering wads of cashback. Here, Mobile Phones Direct will let you claim £372 cashback over the course of the contract if you agree to pay £58 per month. 40GB is loads of data to swim in and there's nothing to pay at the outset. Total cost over 24 months is £1020 (after cashback)

View this Note 8 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone 7 deals of the month

The best iPhone 7 deals on Vodafone:

The new iPhone 7 is another smash hit mobile phone from Apple thanks to further design enhancements. It's now waterproof, has a better screen and stereo speakers. The long-rumoured dropping of the headphone jack has become a reality. Memory capacity has been given a boost now, with the smallest models now starting at a much more spacious 32GB.

iPhone 7 32GB | £120 upfront (with DEAL20 code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 4GB data | £23pm
One of the very finest iPhone 7 deals out there in the wild right now. Extremely reasonable monthly bills, a nice amount of data and an upfront cost that used to be a lot higher and is £20 less thanks to the current DEAL20 promotional code. It just ticks all the boxes and comes in around £650 in total. Now go get it, tiger! Total cost over 24 months is £672

Get this cheap iPhone 7 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 7 32GB | £79.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 20GB data | £30pm
Vodafone has become a force to be reckoned with on iPhone 7 deals in recent weeks, and this 20GB tariff is a doozy. £30 per month for so much data is excellent, and it's not even as if you have to splash out a lot upfront. Pretty tempting, hey? Total cost over 24 months is £799.99

View this iPhone 7 deal at Carphone Warehouse

Best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals on Vodafone:

There's no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a fantastic phone.  The lightning fast chip-set and abandonment of a large bezel around the screen makes it the premier Android experience. And now that the S9 is here, it's no longer even that expensive.

Samsung Galaxy S8 | £65 upfront (with DEAL20 code) | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £18pm
Lovely stuff. £18 per month is obviously fantastic for a phone that's still as good as the Samsung Galaxy S8, as long as you can cope with the 1GB data limit. And now that the upfront cost has been slashed again, it comes back down to less than £500 for the two year term. You'll need to remember to use the DEAL20 promotional code at the checkout, though. Sigh. Total cost over 24 months is £497

View this cheap Galaxy S8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S8 | £59.99 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Carphone Warehouse and the other retailers under its umbrella have been clearing up of late with their 4GB Galaxy S8 deal. That amount of data from Mobiles.co.uk is relatively good and will suit a lot of smartphone users. It remains an easy choice for our current Editor's Pick slot, especially as the price just fell by about £50. Total cost over 24 months is £611.99

View this great value Galaxy S8 deal at Carphone Warehouse

Samsung Galaxy S8 | £19.99 upfront | 60GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42pm
Crank the data allowance all the way up to a massive 60GB, and this Vodafone Galaxy S8 deal is among the most affordable. We can't quite imagine how you'd come close to using up 60GB (are you sure 30GB wouldn't be enough?), but paying around £40 a month for the privilege isn't bad at all. Total cost over 24 months is £1027.99

View this big data S8 deal at Affordable Mobiles

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The best iPhone SE deals on Vodafone:

The iPhone SE looks and feels exactly the same as the iPhone 5S. But instead of sporting two-year-old hardware it's been updated, with a faster CPU and graphics, and the 12MP iSight camera straight out of the iPhone 6S. It's a modern iPhone in the shape of an old iPhone, for people who like the old iPhones but want more up-to-date hardware.

iPhone SE 32GB | £29.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 1GB data | £18pm
Carphone Warehouse is now the place to go for those sub-£20 iPhone SE bills on Vodafone. The upfront price is attractive, as long as you don't mind only having 1GB of data per month. Total cost over 24 months is £461.99

Get this cheap iPhone SE deal from Carphone Warehouse

iPhone SE 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 4GB data | £23pm
This already-stellar iPhone SE tariff from Carphone Warehouse-owned Mobiles.co.uk just improved again! For starters, you don't have to pay a penny upfront. Lovely. From there it will cost you £23 each month for a rather nice 4GB of data per month. And now the added perk is that you can claim £192 cashback over the two year contract. Incredible value. Total cost over 24 months is £360 (after cashback)

Get this iPhone SE deal from e2save

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The best Google Pixel 2 deals on Vodafone:

Google's own flagship handset has proved very popular with people wanting the purist Android experience out there. The Google Pixel 2 is every bit the match for the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and you know that you'll always have the most up-to-date Android operating system. And the cameras can scarcely be matched by any other smartphone today.

Google Pixel 2 | £90 upfront (with DEAL20 code) | 4GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £23pm
Yes! The good times are here again for the Pixel 2 - for now at least. It's our favourite old 4GB deal on Vodafone from Mobiles.co.uk. Pop DEAL20 in at the checkout to bring the upfront price below the £100-mark and then it's a mere £23 per month! Crumbs, that's good. Total cost over 24 months is £642

View this Pixel 2 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Google Pixel 2 XL | £199.99 upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £30pm
This Carphone Warehouse tariff may be even better value than the very cheapest Pixel 2 XL deals. That's thanks to the remarkable chunk of data you get - 20GB is a fantastic amount for streaming and surfing away from the Wi-Fi. Shame the price just shot up by more than £100...a damn shame. Total cost of 24 months is £919.99

Get this great phone deal from Carphone Warehouse