Over the last two years of extravagant Amazon Prime Day deals, mobile phones have been left a little in the cold. There have been sensational savings at Amazon on everything from headphones and TVs to pet food and toasted sandwich makers, but nothing special on smartphones.
This year is a little bit different. Now that more and more retailers are cottoning on to the fact that July is pretty much the next best savings season to Black Friday, phones are getting more of a look in.
Plus this year, we've taken the opportunity to bag a fine selection of exclusive mobile phone deals. So if you're looking for a new handset – whether you're after a tasty contract plan or a SIM free phone in which to shove your SIM card – we've found cheap prices on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone SE and Google Pixel.
Amazon Prime Day: mobile phone deals
Although there are one or two excellent contract phone deals knocking around this Amazon Prime Day, they are far outnumbered by the offers on SIM free mobiles. Bearing in mind that you can lay your hands on a SIM only deal from a mere £4 a month, we recommend that you strike while the iron is hot for flashy new handset.
Samsung Galaxy S8 |
£235 £125 upfront (with PRIMETR code) | 5GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £27.99pm at Mobiles.co.uk
The cheapest way you can now own one of the planet's best Android phones on contract – enter the code PRIMETR to get £110 off the upfront cost. Total cost over 24 months £796.76
Google Pixel: down to £469.99 from £599.99 at Carphone Warehouse
The Google Pixel was only released last autumn, but we're already seeing brilliant deals. This is a massive £130 saving on the upfront cost – a handset we rated 4.5/5 in our Pixel review.
iPhone SE: down to £349 from £359 at Mobiles.co.uk
Ok, so £10 isn't the hugest margin you'll save this Prime Day, but this 64GB iPhone SE price is £40 cheaper than anywhere else. Enter IPHSETR to get the discount and the power of the iPhone 6S in palm-sized casing.
Huawei P8 Lite: down to £149.99 from £249.99 at Carphone Warehouse
That's more like it! A mighty £100 saving here on the very respectable P8 Lite. If you need a cheap blower for your holiday or music festival, this should be on your shortlist.