While there are some fantastic Black Friday deals around right now, some retailers are being more generous than others, and judging by its discounts, the John Lewis Black Friday sale isn’t going to win any prizes for smartphone deals.
However, there’s a reason you’d typically want to buy items from John Lewis even if they cost the same as, or a bit more than, as you’d find elsewhere, and that’s because of its excellent guarantee policy.
John Lewis provides a two-year guarantee on smartphones – which is as long as many people use a new phone for – so even though John Lewis doesn’t have any particularly cheap phones, you might want to look for Black Friday phone deals there.
If any of the John Lewis Black Friday phones deals below appeal to you, we’ll let you know if you can find the smartphone cheaper elsewhere, or if there’s a reason to shop around anyway. Not all the phones are cheaper elsewhere, because of John Lewis’ price match policy, and in those cases we’ll let you know – and when the price is only a little more elsewhere, the guarantee might make the extra cost worth it.
The obvious alternative to doing your Black Friday shopping at John Lewis is going to Amazon, where Prime members get next-day delivery, so if you want your new phone fast, that could be a better option.
John Lewis Black Friday phones deals
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S10: at John Lewis | SIM-free | 128GB | Prism Black |
This is a decent price for what is certainly one of the best phones of the year, but a pre-Black Friday sale saw Amazon cut the price to £590, £59 less than the current John Lewis price. Amazon has since raised the price slightly, but it’s still £40 cheaper at the online mega-retailer.
Samsung Galaxy S10: at Amazon | SIM-free | 128GB | Prism Black |
Early Amazon Black Friday deals slashed the Samsung Galaxy S10 price to £590, and while it’s risen a little since, this is the most affordable price you can find the device for ight now. It will help you get into the S10 ecosystem for a lower price, giving you access to the great camera, beautiful screen and long-lasting battery.
OnePlus 7 Pro
OnePlus 7 Pro: at John Lewis | SIM-free | 256GB |
This OnePlus 7 Pro deal hasn’t been beaten, at the time of writing, although you can get the phone for the same price elsewhere. However unlike other retailers John Lewis is offering a free pair of OnePlus Bullets wireless headphones with the phone, plus you get the two-year guarantee, so if you want this new OnePlus phone it’s worth picking it up at John Lewis.View Deal
OnePlus 7 Pro: at Amazon | SIM-free | 256GB |
Currently, Amazon can’t match John Lewis’ Black Friday deal for the OnePlus 7 Pro, purely because of the free headphones you’ll get if you shop at John Lewis. The phone has been at this price at Amazon for a while now though, so it could get even cheaper in the Black Friday sales, potentially undercutting John Lewis.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy A80
Samsung Galaxy A80: at John Lewis | SIM-free | 128GB |
Another case of John Lewis matching, but not beating, the price of its competitors; again though, John Lewis does throw in that two-year guarantee. The Galaxy A80 has no front-facing camera; instead it has a pop-up section that spins around the rear cameras when you want to take a selfie, which is sure to make you the centre of selfie attention.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy A70
Samsung Galaxy A70: at John Lewis | SIM-free | 128GB |
One of Samsung’s best budget smartphones has seen a minor price cut in the John Lewis Black Friday sales, matching similar discounts at Amazon and Argos. Again the guarantee is two years, which is plenty of time to enjoy your new phone.
Samsung Galaxy A70: at Amazon | SIM-free | 128GB | £370 £330
Amazon is offering the same deal as John Lewis, and if you’re not fussed about the two-year guarantee, next-day delivery will get you one of Samsung’s best budget phones tomorrow. There’s also a bundle that includes the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, but that’ll bump the price up some.
TechRadar is scouring every retailer and rounding up all the top deals over the Black Friday period, and we’ve put all the best Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals in easy-to-navigate articles to help you find the bargains you’re looking for.