The best mobile phone deals - December 2016

Out of contract? Here are the best deals on the hottest phones for Christmas gifts - including the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, Edge S7, HTC 10 and the LG G5

Looking for a new smartphone? You've come to the right place.

We've scoured the web for the best mobile phone, and SIM Only deals - and we've found some absolute bargains. We've also taken the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) into account, which involves working out the monthly cost multiplied by the contract length, then adding the upfront fee to arrive at the total real-world figure for what you'll pay. 

This is along with highlighting which contracts come with free Apple music, free BT Sports, double speed 4G or two months unlimited data.

Below you'll find our specially curated pick of contracts for the best smartphones in the world. So, that's your iPhone 7s, Galaxy S7s, your LG G5s, your HTCs, your iPhones and the like. Aim high, we always say...

The best OnePlus 3 deal of the week

OnePlus 3 is a truly affordable flagship killer. If you're short on cash, this is the smartphone to get

OnePlus 3 64GB - £35.50/m and no upfront fee 

  • 3GB of 4G UK data 
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £852.00

Get the OnePlus 3 (64GB) on O2 for £35.50 a month in Grey

The best Samsung Galaxy deals of the week

The Galaxy S7 Edge is here, and it's excellent. Fancy the smaller non-curved screen S7? Then you'll find deals for them below too.

For many more, head to our full Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge deals page.  

1. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB - £36.00/m with no upfront fee

  • Free Dezzer for three months
  • 8GB data 
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £864.00

Get it here for £36.00 a month on Three in Black

2. Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB - £33.00/m with no upfront fee

  • Free Dezzer for three months
  • 8GB data 
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £792.00

Get it here for £33.00 a month on Three in Black Gold Pink gold | White

3. Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB - £26.50/m with £29.99 upfront fee

  • 3GB data
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £665.99

Get it here for £26.50 a month on O2 in Black | Gold | White | Blue

* See more Samsung deals here

The best Apple iPhone deals of the week

You'll find a full page of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus contract deals over here, but we've selected our favourites for you below as well:

1. Apple iPhone 7 32GB - £33.00/m and £25.00 upfront fee (enter USWITCH100 code at the checkout).

  • £30 cashback
  • iPhone 7 32GB
  • 3GB of 4G UK data (two months unlimited)
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £793.00

Get the iPhone 7 (32GB) on Vodafone for £32.00 a month, and £25.00 upfront in Rose Gold | Gold Black | Silver 

2. Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB - £42.00/m and no upfront fee

  • 3GB of 4G UK data (unlimited for two months) 
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £1008.99

Get the iPhone 7 Plus (32GB) on Vodafone for £42.00 in Rose Gold | Gold Black

3. Apple iPhone SE 16GB - £21.00/m and no upfront fee

  • 1GB data 
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £504.00

Get it here for £21.00 a month on Vodafone in Rose Gold | Gold | Silver | Grey

4. Apple iPhone 6 16GB - £33.49/m with no upfront fee

  • 2GB data
  • 1000 minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £803.76

Get it here for £33.49 a month on EE in Rose Gold Gold Silver Grey

* See more Apple iPhone deals here

The best Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL deals of the week

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL mobiles are now here; see the best deals money can buy below:

1. Pixel 32GB - £36.50/m with a no upfront fee

  • Pixel 32GB
  • 3GB of 4G UK data
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £876.76

Get the Pixel (32GB) on EE for £36.50 a month in Black | Silver

2. Pixel XL 32GB - £52.00/m with a £29.99 upfront fee

  • Pixel XL 32GB
  • 3GB of 4G UK data
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £1277.99

Get the Pixel XL (32GB) on Vodafone for £52.00 a month in Black | Silver

* See more Google Pixel deals here

The best HTC deals of the week

The HTC 10 is a fantastic return to form for HTC that excels in almost every important area: battery life is superb, the camera is far better than the M9's and the design and build are up there with the best. You'll find our full five-star review here.

1. HTC 10 32GB - £35.99/m with no upfront fee

  • £5 cashback
  • 5GB data
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £858.76

Get it for £35.99 per month on EE in Grey | Silver  

2. HTC One A9 16GB  - £21.50/m with no upfront fee

  • 2GB data 
  • 600 minutes
  • 5000 texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £516.00

Get it for £21.50 per month on iD Mobile in Grey

* See more HTC deals here

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The best LG deal of the week

LG's G5 flagship stands out from the crowd, thanks to its ability to support different modules including spare batteries and camera controls; you'll find our full review of it here

1. LG G5 - £32.00/m with no upfront fee

  • Free LG G5 Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY
  • Free B&O Play H3 In-Ear Headphones
  • 3GB data (two months unlimited)
  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £768.00

Get it for £32.00 a month on Vodafone in Grey | Silver

* See more LG deals here

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The best SIM-only deal of the week

Suffer from commitment issues? This 6GB £15.00 SIMO deal from iD Mobile, running from the Three network, should do the trick.

  • 6GB data (4G)
  • 2000 minutes
  • 5000 texts

Get it for £6.99 per month from FreedomPop in a Multi SIM

* See more SIM Only deals here