When a new phone is released chances are that most people cannot afford it. Due to the high cost of high-end phones, a lot of people end up opting for a contract. The problem is that a lot of mobile phone contracts require that you pay an upfront fee and then a monthly fee to remain on the contract. But what happens when you do not have the cash to pay the initial fee? Well, there are lots of contracts with no upfront fees. The downside of such contracts is that you will have to pay higher monthly fees to make up for the fees foregone at the start of the contract.

Regardless, there are some very good deals out there. Here, we will be looking at a few of them.

Samsung Galaxy S8 deals

Everyone was surprised at just how expensive the Samsung Galaxy S8 was at launch. Although prizes have fallen somewhat since then, they still remain prohibitive for a lot of people. If you want to get this phone and do not have the money to do it outright, you can get it on contract in the UK for around £60 per month. Some network providers will bundle this with unlimited data, calls and texts but always be sure to read the fineprint to know exactly what comes bundled in this offer.

LG G6 deals

The LG G6 is a prime competitor of the Samsung S8 and the iPhone 7 phones but still remains relatively cheaper than both of these. It has all the bells and whistles one expects on a flagship including an excellent screen, massive internal storage and a lot of RAM for multitasking purposes. Two-year contracts start at around £40 with different data, text and call plan depending on the mobile provider you decide to go with.

Samsung Galaxy S7 deals

Even with the launch of the S8, the Galaxy S7 still remains a very good option for a lot of people who might not necessarily require the latest phone in their hands. It still remains impressive, both in day to day tasks and specialized uses such as gaming and doing business. Two-year contracts start at about £35 since the prices did come down after the release of its newer counterpart.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL deals

The Google Pixel line was released as a replacement for the Nexus 5X. The Google Pixel has a 5-inch screen, a 1080p display for multimedia consumption, a 12-megapixel camera and 4GB of RAM. Prices go as low as £17.99 a month for two-year contracts. The Pixel XL is a larger version of the Pixel although it does come with better features such as increased storage. Its contract price should not be much higher than the Pixels.

Sony Xperia XZ deals

Although there are people who would argue that Sony’s better days are behind them, there are those who would vehemently oppose this. The Sony Xperia lineup is still formidable especially when you look at the XZ line. You can get the XZ for as little as £19.99 but those looking for a much more powerful option can opt for the XZ premium.

Hunting for the best deals

Your mobile provider might not always have the best deals out there. It is therefore always a good idea to hunt for the deals yourself. There are lots of good deals that are available online for a fraction of the cost the major phone providers put out there. Another tip is to go for slightly older models. Most people do not need the latest in mobile phone technology and would do just fine with an older generation phone. As a rule of thumb, be sure not to go with a phone that is older than two years other unless your budget is very low.

Another tip is to go with refurbished phones. A good example is the Note 7 that was recalled due to battery issues. It is still a capable phone, with all the features you would expect in a flagship. The refurbished editions are now out and they are going for much lower than the Galaxy S8 which is the latest flagship from Samsung.