Best Christmas phone deals: our buyer's guide

Best Christmas phone deals: our buyer's guide

The holiday season is almost upon us: with gentle snowdrops landing on the windows outside, it's nearly time to huddle under blankets and play on your new smartphone or tablet. But first, you need to make sure Santa Claus is bringing one for you! We’re here to help you get the best deals for Android products this Christmas - why pay over the odds for a device you could get cheaper with a little bit of research? Thankfully, you don't have to look far, as we have all of the best Christmas 2014 phone deals in one place - right here.

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In search of the best Christmas phone deals? Look no further! / © ANDROIDPIT

Please note: as we run up to Christmas, deals are going to be in a constant state of flux, new offers will pop-up and old ones will disappear. We’ll try to keep this page always up to date with the current best offers - and feel free to let us know in the comments if you discover any others!

Galaxy Note 4

We've found a couple of the best prices available for the Galaxy Note 4 for those in the UK. The first is 0 GBP down and works out at 912 GBP total over 2 years, whereas the second is 73.99 GBP up-front, but the final total works out at 709 GBP. The second price is great value, if you can stomach the tariff, and while the first isn't cheap, we think it's the best current offer on the Note 4 in the UK.  

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The Galaxy Note 4 with S-Pen stylus: one of the most high-end smartphones on the market. / © ANDROIDPIT

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Retailer Description Price Galaxy Note 4, black - o2, 2-year contract, unlimited minutes, 2 GB data, unlimited texts. 

0 GBP (handset)

38 GBP per month

Mobilephonesdirect Galaxy Note 4, white - Vodaphone, 2-year contract, 100 minutes, 100 MB data, unlimited texts

73.99 GBP (handset)

26.50 GBP per month

HTC One (M8) deals

Amazon currently has the wonderful HTC One (M8) on sale for 0 USD with a number of carriers if you take out a 2-year contract. The HTC One (M9) probably isn't too far away, so you may wish to hold on for another few months. That being said, the One (M8) is still high on our best Android phones list, and still comes recommended.  

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The aluminium-clad HTC One (M8) has impressive battery life and, thanks to its 5-inch display, is easier to hold than the smartphones which arrived in the 2nd half of 2014. . / © ANDROIDPIT

HTC One M8

Retailer Description Price
Amazon HTC One (M8) - various carriers, 2-year contract 0 USD

Motorola DROID Turbo deals

Best Buy currently have a lovely deal on the on the DROID Turbo with a 100 USD or 150 USD gift card when you purchase the Verizon exclusive handset. The offer is only available for another few days, but it's a cracker; with an extra 150 USD you could be well on your way to buying an accompanying Moto 360 smartwatch (currently selling for 249 USD).

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Motorola's Verizon exclusive device, the DROID Turbo. / © Droid Life

Motorola DROID Turbo

Retailer Description Price
Best Buy Motorola DROID Turbo - Verizon Wireless, 2-year contract. Get 100 USD gift card (for upgrading customers) or 150 USD gift card (for new customers). 199 USD

LG G3 deals

The LG G3 is one of the devices which has seen price cuts and better contract offers since its release. Amazon currently has the best price, on zero down with a 2-year contract with all the major carriers, but Best Buy have a few extra color options for you.

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The LG G3 is currently one of our favorite devices. / © ANDROIDPIT


Retailer Description Price
Best Buy LG G3 - various colors and carriers, 2-year contract 1 USD
Amazon LG G3 - various colors and carriers, 2-year contract 0 USD

Moto X (2014) deals

The Moto X (2014) was one of the more recently release flagships, being one of a few Motorola has produced towards of the of year (like the Nexus 6, Moto G (2014) and Moto Maxx). Best Buy currently has it for 49 USD on a 2-year contract, but it's beaten by Amazon. 

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Motorola's Moto X (2014) provides excellent value for money. / © ANDROIDPIT

Moto X (2014)

Retailer Description Price
Best Buy Moto X (2014) - black, Verizon, 2-year contract 49.99 USD
Amazon Moto X (2014) - various colors, AT&T or Verizon, 2-year contract 0 USD

Galaxy S4 deals 

The Galaxy S4 is still a firm favorite among many, and for good reason! If you're thinking of picking on up, there are great deals to be had on Amazon and Best Buy once again.

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The Galaxy S4 is still loved by many people. / © ANDROIDPIT

Samsung Galaxy S4

Retailer Description Price
Best Buy Galaxy S4 - various colors, Verizon and Sprint, 2-year contract 1 USD
Amazon Galaxy S4 - various colors, various carriers, 2-year contract 0 USD

Samsung Tablet deals

We know that a tablet is not a smartphone, but if you're in the Android gadget market, you thought you might be interested in this all the same. Samsung itself has discounted a whole range of tablets, which looks like it will only be running until December 1st, but there are some good deals to be had if you're in the mood for some Christmas shopping, with a few from hour best tablets of 2014 article, including our best in the world, the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014).  

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Check out Samsung's tablet deals if you want to pick up a bargain. / © Samsung, AndroidPIT

Some of the more notable Samsung tablet choices are:

Samsung Tablets

Retailer Description Price

Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014), black or white, 16 GB

449.99 USD
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, black or white, 16 GB 399.99 USD
Amazon Galaxy Tab 4, 4G LTE, Black, 8-Inch 16GB, Verizon Wireless 199 USD

Carphone Warehouse

If you're in the UK, head over to the Carphone Warehouse website to find new smartphone deals every week. Previously it had the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Alpha on sale, and now its the HTC One M8 and Galaxy Note 4's turn (but don't worry, we already have you covered for the best Note 4 deals at the top of the page).

That's all we have for now, and we don't exactly know how long these deals are going to last, so if you're interested, hit the links ASAP. 

Are there any other smartphone offers we should be aware of?

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  • Jeeva Jeeva Nov 23, 2014 Link to comment


  • Saem Sarguroh Nov 21, 2014 Link to comment

    I would like to suggest you a topic for a future article.

    "What to look for when buying a used phone".
    I am interested in buying an LG G3. Should I go for new or used?

    • Kevin Berendsen Nov 21, 2014 Link to comment

      Just check if the screen is alright, test the device thoroughly and know whether it has a custom rom or not.

      • Saem Sarguroh Nov 21, 2014 Link to comment

        Where are the water damage stickers on the G3?

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