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Black Friday 2023 smartphone deals: Today’s BEST Samsung, iPhone and Pixel savings – LIVE

Black Friday smartphone deals live. Front and back of grey Google Pixel 8 on purple background

Black Friday smartphone deals have landed and our team of experts have hand picked the very best bargains

The day in question might still be a couple of weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped the Black Friday smartphone deals from already trickling in. It’s not just slim pickings either – there are loads of savings to be scooped up, but which smartphone deals are the best of the best?

That’s where we come in. Rather than tackling the daunting prospect of sifting through the handset bargains yourself, our team of experts are carefully selecting the very best deals you need to know about throughout the Black Friday sales period. And with a wide array of retailers getting in on the Black Friday action this year and competing for your hard-earned cash, you’re bound to find something on this list that fits the bill.

And if, for some reason, there isn’t a deal you’re looking for, we will be regularly updating this live blog for the entire month of November – so it’s worth checking back in to see if something else pops up. If you’re craving even more savings, we will also be updating our Best Black Friday deals hub, featuring a wide variety of products, from air fryers to mattresses.

Black Friday 2023 smartphone deals: The best so far

  • Apple iPhone 15: 250GB of data, £30/mth| View deal
  • Google Pixel 8: 250GB of data, £27/mth | View deal
  • Samsung Galaxy S23: Unlimited data, Disney+, Galaxy Buds FE and £100 cashback, £28/mth | View deal

The BEST SIM-only deal this Black Friday

Picked up a new smartphone in the Black Friday sales but also need a new SIM contract? Don’t fret, this Smarty unlimited data SIM is the best bargain we’ve seen so far.

For just £15 a month (down from £20/mth) you’re getting unlimited data on a rolling monthly basis, which means you can cancel or switch to a different plan at any time. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Smarty Unlimited data Now £15/mth View deal

The best Black Friday 2023 smartphone deals – LIVE

16:13| 10 Nov

Yet ANOTHER Xiaomi bargain

You’re spoiled for choice for Xiaomi discounts this Black Friday. The Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro, a phone we called an accomplished mid-ranger in our review earlier this year, is now only £269. That’s an absolute steal and a big drop from the £337 average price.

What did we think of the Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro in our review? We praised the handset for its speedy performance, super fast 67W charging and beautiful OLED display. In fact, the only real downside is the rather cluttered MIUI14 software, but that’s a small price to pay for what is, ostensibly, one of the best mid-range smartphones you can buy right now.

View deal at Amazon

14:36 | 10 Nov

A flippin’ good Black Friday deal

One of our favourite folding smartphones is now cheaper than ever. The Moto Razr 40 Ultra has received its first big discount, dipping from an a average price of £1,049, down to just £839. That’s a lovely saving of £210.

Fair warning, this is for the magenta colour only, and at the time of writing, there aren’t many of those left. If you fancy the black colour, it’s only £10 more.

View deal at Amazon

11:49 | 10 Nov

Show me the Xiaomi deals

Xiaomi’s early Black Friday deals have kicked off, and there are loads of handsets to choose from. The Xiaomi 12T is our pick of the bunch, which can now be scooped up for just £349. That’s a tasty saving from the £461 average Amazon price.

We quite liked the Xiaomi 12T in our review,  with its sharp, colour-accurate 6.67in AMOLED display and speedy performance delivered via the MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra processor. This new low price makes it an absolute steal.

View deal at Xiaomi

09:38 | 10 Nov

A Pixel perfect Black Friday deal

Kicking today off, we’ve spotted a terrific deal on the brand-new Google Pixel 8 Pro. This is the cheapest contract we’ve seen yet, with 250GB of data costing just £43 a month and an upfront price of only £20. Factor in the price of the handset itself (£999), this means you’re paying only £52 for the data across the length of your 24-month contract.

What did we think of the Pixel 8 Pro in our review? It’s all good news, thankfully, with a beautiful 6.7in display, astonishing cameras (including a 5x telephoto) and a nice performance boost courtesy of Google’s new Tensor G3 chipset. Want the definitive Android flagship this Black Friday? This is the deal to go for.

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16:17 | 09 Nov

Searching for even more savings?

We’re running live blogs for all sorts of product categories throughout the entire Black Friday deals period. Yes, that’s right, the Expert Reviews team are in the trench digging out the very best deals the month of November has to offer, so if you’ve had your fill of smartphones already, and you’ve got your eye on some other products, here’s our full list of Black Friday live blogs:

14:17 | 09 Nov

Bag a Moto BARGAIN for a limited time

In the market for a budget smartphone this Black Friday? This Moto deal is pretty much as good as it gets. The four-star rated Moto G53 5G is cheaper than ever on Amazon, dropping to £140 down from an average price of £169. That’s a lovely little saving of £29.

What did we think of the Moto G53 in our review? We felt it offered decent performance for the price, and it’s got a monstrous battery life, too – reaching over 23 hours in our test. There are some caveats at this price, of course, including some underwhelming cameras and no IP waterproof rating, but at this new low discounted price, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything that comes even remotely close.

View deal at Amazon

12:17 | 09 Nov

Samsung Galaxy S23 with a load of freebies for CHEAPER than SIM-free

This Black Friday deal is going to take quite some beating. If you head on over to Carphone Warehouse, you can pick up the 256GB Samsung Galaxy S23 for £28/mth with an upfront cost of £99. This gives you unlimited monthly data, and works out at a lifetime cost of £771.

Not only is that £128 cheaper than the SIM-free price, but you’re also getting a boatload of freebies thrown in as well, worth a total value of £309. You get the usual free year of Disney Plus (£110) but there’s also a free pair of Galaxy Buds FE earbuds (£99) and you get £100 cashback. What an absolute corker of a discount.

View deal at Carphone Warehouse

09:54 | 09 Nov

This Pixel 8 deal is CHEAPER than buying SIM-free

Front display of Google Pixel 8, held in handWe think might have made a mistake with this deal, but it’s yours to capitalise on. As it stands, you can get the brand-new Google Pixel 8 with 250GB of monthly data for just £27/mth. That works out at a total lifetime cost of £648, which for some reason is £51 cheaper than the SIM-free price.

View deal at

09:08 | 09 Nov

First MAJOR iPhone 15 contract discount

Apple’s iPhones don’t usually receive discounts this early in their life, but has dropped the price considerably in their early Black Friday sales. For just £30/mth and an upfront cost of £129, you can get the brand-new iPhone 15 with a generous 250GB of data with iD Mobile. That works out at a lifetime cost of £849, which is just £50 more than the SIM-free price. Smashing.

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