UK’s Cheapest iPhone 7 Plus: Deals Compared From Major UK Networks

September 14th, 2016

We compare the cheapest deals for an iPhone 7 Plus on the UK’s major mobile networks.

iPhone 7 Plus ColoursThe iPhone 7 Plus is a larger version of Apple’s latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 7. With a 5.5-inch full-HD display, this year’s iPhone 7 Plus is the first iPhone to have dual-camera technology. There’s one wide-angle camera and another telephoto camera, giving 2x optical zoom with any loss of quality in your images. The iPhone 7 Plus also features a faster Apple A10 processor and is the first large-screen iPhone to be waterproof and splash-proof.

In the UK, the iPhone 7 Plus is currently available to buy from BT Mobile, EE, giffgaff, iD Mobile, O2, Tesco Mobile, Three and Vodafone. In this article, we’ll compare the cost of buying an iPhone 7 on each of the eight UK mobile networks. We’ll also review the features available on each mobile network.

Cheapest Deals: At A Glance

  • BT Mobile
  • EE
  • iD Mobile
  • O2
  • Three
  • Vodafone

In the UK, the iPhone 7 Plus is currently available to buy from BT Mobile, EE, giffgaff, iD Mobile, O2, Tesco Mobile, Three and Vodafone.

When choosing a price plan for your iPhone 7 Plus, the most important thing is deciding how much data you want. In general, we find most people typically require about 2GB per month. For light users, however, a tariff with 1GB per month can sometimes suffice. Heavy users should choose a plan with at least 4GB per month.

In the following tables, we show the cheapest available deal on each mobile network for different amounts of data.

With 1GB of Data

If you’re a fairly light user who mainly uses wi-fi (e.g. when you’re at home or in the office), it’ll sometimes be possible to choose a plan with 1GB of monthly data. In the following table, we show the UK’s cheapest deals for an iPhone 7 Plus with at least 1GB of data per month:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
giffgaff500Unlimited1GB£210.00
upfront
£35.76
monthly
£1,068.24
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£149.00
upfront
£39.00
monthly
£1,085.00
Tesco Mobile3,0005,0002GB£0.00
upfront
£48.00
monthly
£1,152.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£69.99
upfront
£48.00
monthly
£1,221.99
iD Mobile1,2005,0002GB£179.00
upfront
£43.50
monthly
£1,223.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£130.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,258.00
BT Mobile1,000Unlimited6GB£150.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,278.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£179.99
upfront
£45.99
monthly
£1,283.75

* The total cost over 24 months is given as an approximation for ease of comparison. It doesn’t include out-of-allowance charges or mid-contract price rises. We’ve approximated the total cost as upfront cost + (24 x monthly cost).

With 2GB of Data

For the average user, we’d typically recommend choosing a tariff with at least 2GB per month. The following table shows currently-available deals with at least 2GB of data:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
giffgaff500Unlimited2GB£212.00
upfront
£37.76
monthly
£1,118.24
Tesco Mobile3,0005,0002GB£0.00
upfront
£48.00
monthly
£1,152.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£149.00
upfront
£43.00
monthly
£1,181.00
iD Mobile1,2005,0002GB£179.00
upfront
£43.50
monthly
£1,223.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£130.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,258.00
BT Mobile1,000Unlimited6GB£150.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,278.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£69.99
upfront
£51.50
monthly
£1,305.99
EEUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£79.99
upfront
£55.99
monthly
£1,423.75

* The total cost over 24 months is given as an approximation for ease of comparison. It doesn’t include out-of-allowance charges or mid-contract price rises. We’ve approximated the total cost as upfront cost + (24 x monthly cost).

With 4GB of Data

For heavy users, we’d recommend choosing a tariff with at least 4GB of data. The following tariffs would be suitable for this purpose:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£149.00
upfront
£43.00
monthly
£1,181.00
giffgaff1,000Unlimited4GB£215.00
upfront
£40.76
monthly
£1,193.24
BT Mobile1,000Unlimited6GB£150.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,278.00
iD Mobile1,2005,0004GB£159.00
upfront
£47.50
monthly
£1,299.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£0.00
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,320.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£69.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,389.99
EEUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£79.99
upfront
£55.99
monthly
£1,423.75
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£60.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,428.00

* The total cost over 24 months is given as an approximation for ease of comparison. It doesn’t include out-of-allowance charges or mid-contract price rises. We’ve approximated the total cost as upfront cost + (24 x monthly cost).

With 8GB of Data

For super-heavy users, an even larger allowance of data will sometimes be required (e.g. if you’re a heavy user of tethering or portable wi-fi hotspot). At present, the best value deals with at least 8GB of data are as follows:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£149.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,277.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£220.00
upfront
£45.76
monthly
£1,318.24
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£0.00
upfront
£57.50
monthly
£1,380.00
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£90.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,458.00
iD Mobile2,0005,0008GB£139.00
upfront
£55.50
monthly
£1,471.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£69.99
upfront
£60.00
monthly
£1,509.99
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£130.00
upfront
£58.00
monthly
£1,522.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£79.99
upfront
£60.99
monthly
£1,543.75

* The total cost over 24 months is given as an approximation for ease of comparison. It doesn’t include out-of-allowance charges or mid-contract price rises. We’ve approximated the total cost as upfront cost + (24 x monthly cost).

It’s worth noting that not all tariffs will actually allow you to tether. On iD Mobile, it’s not possible to tether on any of their plans. Meanwhile, Three only allows you to tether on Advanced price plans.

Cheapest Deals: By Mobile Network

BT Mobile

BT MobileBT offers the iPhone 7 on a range of tariffs, with customers living in a BT Broadband household getting an additional £5/month discount.

Key benefits of choosing BT Mobile include the extensive 4G network provided by EE, unlimited access to BT Wi-Fi hotspots and access to the BT Sport mobile application. You can also set up monthly spend caps to prevent “bill shock” on your account.

The following table shows iPhone 7 tariffs available on BT Mobile:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
BT Mobile400Unlimited500MB£240.00
upfront
£42.00
monthly
£1,248.00
BT Mobile1,000Unlimited6GB£150.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,278.00
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£90.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,458.00

In the table above, we’ve shown the full price for non-BT Broadband households. If you’re living in a BT Broadband household, you’ll qualify for a £5/month discount on the prices above. Over 24 months, this will reduce the total cost of ownership by £120.

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The BT Mobile website has full information about their iPhone 7 Plus tariffs and about the benefits of their network. You can also read our in-depth review of BT Mobile.

EE

EEEE claims to be UK’s “biggest and fastest” mobile network with 95% coverage on 4G and 99% coverage on 2G and 3G.

Customers choosing to buy an iPhone 7 Plus from EE will get six months of free Apple Music (normally worth £9.99/month). There’s also six months of free BT Sport on 4GEE plans, or 24 months if you choose 4GEE Max. When your inclusive subscription to BT Sport runs out, it will cost you an additional £5/month to extend the service.

EE has a wi-fi calling service for better coverage indoors and for making phone calls on the London Underground. For more information, please see our in-depth review of the coverage on EE.

The following table shows iPhone 7 Plus tariffs available on EE:

TariffMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
4GEEUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£179.99
upfront
£45.99
monthly
£1,283.75
4GEEUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£79.99
upfront
£55.99
monthly
£1,423.75
4GEEUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£79.99
upfront
£60.99
monthly
£1,543.75
MaxUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£99.99
upfront
£60.99
monthly
£1,563.75
MaxUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£79.99
upfront
£65.99
monthly
£1,663.75
MaxUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£79.99
upfront
£70.99
monthly
£1,783.75

Please note: on EE, your monthly price will increase every April in line with RPI inflation. For this reason, the stated ‘total cost over 24 months’ is only an approximation.

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The EE website has more information about their iPhone 7 Plus tariffs and about the benefits of their network.

giffgaff

giffgaffgiffgaff sells the iPhone 7 Plus through the giffgaff phone store where you’ll be provided with a fully-unlocked iPhone. You can either pay for the iPhone with a one-off lump sum payment or you can pay in instalments over up to 24 months. You’ll then be able to choose a one-month goodybag to go with your iPhone.

The following table shows iPhone 7 Plus tariffs available on giffgaff:

TariffMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
Goodybag £10500Unlimited1GB£210.00
upfront
£35.76
monthly
£1,068.24
Goodybag £10500Unlimited1GB£110.00
upfront
£40.72
monthly
£1,087.28
Goodybag £10500Unlimited1GB£60.00
upfront
£43.20
monthly
£1,096.80
Goodybag £10500Unlimited1GB£35.00
upfront
£44.44
monthly
£1,101.56
Goodybag £12500Unlimited2GB£212.00
upfront
£37.76
monthly
£1,118.24
Goodybag £12500Unlimited2GB£112.00
upfront
£42.72
monthly
£1,137.28
Goodybag £12500Unlimited2GB£62.00
upfront
£45.20
monthly
£1,146.80
Goodybag £12500Unlimited2GB£37.00
upfront
£46.44
monthly
£1,151.56
Goodybag £151,000Unlimited4GB£215.00
upfront
£40.76
monthly
£1,193.24
Goodybag £151,000Unlimited4GB£115.00
upfront
£45.72
monthly
£1,212.28
Goodybag £151,000Unlimited4GB£65.00
upfront
£48.20
monthly
£1,221.80
Goodybag £151,000Unlimited4GB£40.00
upfront
£49.44
monthly
£1,226.56
Goodybag £182,000Unlimited6GB£218.00
upfront
£43.76
monthly
£1,268.24
Goodybag £182,000Unlimited6GB£118.00
upfront
£48.72
monthly
£1,287.28
Goodybag £182,000Unlimited6GB£68.00
upfront
£51.20
monthly
£1,296.80
Goodybag £182,000Unlimited6GB£43.00
upfront
£52.44
monthly
£1,301.56
Goodybag £20UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£220.00
upfront
£45.76
monthly
£1,318.24
Goodybag £20UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£120.00
upfront
£50.72
monthly
£1,337.28
Goodybag £20UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£70.00
upfront
£53.20
monthly
£1,346.80
Goodybag £20UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£45.00
upfront
£54.44
monthly
£1,351.56

With giffgaff, it’s best to pay upfront for your handset if possible. This means you won’t need to pay the additional costs of the financing option (i.e. the interest rate charged on the pay-by-instalments option).

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giffgaff uses O2 as their network coverage provider (so customers on giffgaff and O2 will get the exact same coverage).

For more information, see the giffgaff website for full details about their iPhone 7 Plus deals.

iD Mobile

iD Mobile Logo GreeniD Mobile is the own-brand mobile network from the Carphone Warehouse, making use of 3G and 4G coverage from Three. Their TakeAway price plan allows you to use your allowances abroad in 29 other countries at no extra charge.

Unfortunately, the use of tethering and portable hotspot is not permitted on iD Mobile.

The following table shows iPhone 7 Plus tariffs available on iD Mobile:

TariffMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
TakeAway1,2005,0002GB£179.00
upfront
£43.50
monthly
£1,223.00
TakeAway1,2005,0004GB£159.00
upfront
£47.50
monthly
£1,299.00
TakeAway2,0005,0008GB£139.00
upfront
£55.50
monthly
£1,471.00
TakeAway2,0005,00010GB£99.00
upfront
£59.50
monthly
£1,527.00

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For more information, please read our full review of iD Mobile. Alternatively, see the official iD Mobile website for information about their tariffs.

O2

O2O2 is offering the iPhone 7 Plus on their O2 Refresh price plan which allows you to upgrade your handset at any time.

With O2 Refresh, your monthly payment is split into two parts. For instance, a £48 monthly payment could break down as £30 for the device and £18 for the airtime. You can upgrade to a new handset at any time by paying off the remainder of your Device Plan. On some of the more expensive tariffs, you’ll be eligible for O2’s “yearly upgrade programme” which gives you a free handset upgrade after the first 12 months.

A key benefit of joining O2 is you’ll get access to the O2 Priority app. This gives you a number of exclusive offers such as a £1 lunch on Mondays and a free coffee from Caffè Nero on Tuesdays. You’ll also get exclusive access to entertainment tickets before general release.

The following table shows iPhone 7 Plus tariffs available from O2:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£69.99
upfront
£48.00
monthly
£1,221.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£189.99
upfront
£43.00
monthly
£1,221.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£789.99
upfront
£18.00
monthly
£1,221.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£69.99
upfront
£51.50
monthly
£1,305.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£189.99
upfront
£46.50
monthly
£1,305.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£789.99
upfront
£21.50
monthly
£1,305.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£69.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,389.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£189.99
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,389.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£789.99
upfront
£25.00
monthly
£1,389.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£69.99
upfront
£60.00
monthly
£1,509.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£189.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,509.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£789.99
upfront
£30.00
monthly
£1,509.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£69.99
upfront
£65.00
monthly
£1,629.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£189.99
upfront
£60.00
monthly
£1,629.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£789.99
upfront
£35.00
monthly
£1,629.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£69.99
upfront
£85.00
monthly
£2,109.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£189.99
upfront
£80.00
monthly
£2,109.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£789.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£2,109.99

With O2, the airtime portion of your monthly payment increases every year in line with RPI inflation. For this reason, the ‘total cost over 24 months’ is only an approximation.

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For more information, please see the O2 website for their iPhone 7 Plus tariffs and the benefits of their network.

Tesco Mobile

TescoTesco Mobile sells the iPhone 7 Plus through their flagship Anytime Upgrade tariff. With this, your tariff will be split into two parts: one part for the handset and one part for the airtime. You’ll be able to change your phone at any time by paying off the remainder of the handset plan.

The following table shows iPhone 7 Plus tariffs currently available from Tesco Mobile:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
Tesco Mobile3,0005,0002GB£0.00
upfront
£48.00
monthly
£1,152.00
Tesco Mobile3,0005,0002GB£60.00
upfront
£45.50
monthly
£1,152.00
Tesco Mobile3,0005,0002GB£120.00
upfront
£43.00
monthly
£1,152.00
Tesco Mobile3,0005,0002GB£180.00
upfront
£40.50
monthly
£1,152.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£0.00
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,200.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£60.00
upfront
£47.50
monthly
£1,200.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£120.00
upfront
£45.00
monthly
£1,200.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£180.00
upfront
£42.50
monthly
£1,200.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£0.00
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,320.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£60.00
upfront
£52.50
monthly
£1,320.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£120.00
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,320.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£180.00
upfront
£47.50
monthly
£1,320.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£0.00
upfront
£57.50
monthly
£1,380.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£60.00
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,380.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£120.00
upfront
£52.50
monthly
£1,380.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£180.00
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,380.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£0.00
upfront
£65.50
monthly
£1,572.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£60.00
upfront
£63.00
monthly
£1,572.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£120.00
upfront
£60.50
monthly
£1,572.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£180.00
upfront
£58.00
monthly
£1,572.00

Tesco Mobile has a fixed price tariff promise. Providing you stay within the allowances on your plan, your monthly price will be fixed for the duration of the contract.

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Three

ThreeThree tends to be one of the better value networks if you’re buying an iPhone 7 Plus.

There are two types of Pay Monthly contract you’re able to choose from on Three: you can choose either an Essential Plan or an Advanced Plan. With an Essential Plan, you’ll typically save money but you won’t have access to the Feel At Home offer and you won’t be able to use tethering or portable hotspot. On the more costly Advanced Plans, you can use your iPhone abroad in 42 countries at no extra charge and you’ll also be able to tether from your iPhone.

The following table shows iPhone 7 Plus tariffs currently available from Three:

TariffMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
Essential PlanUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£149.00
upfront
£39.00
monthly
£1,085.00
Essential PlanUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£149.00
upfront
£43.00
monthly
£1,181.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£99.00
upfront
£46.00
monthly
£1,203.00
Essential PlanUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£149.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,277.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£99.00
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,299.00
Essential PlanUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£149.00
upfront
£49.00
monthly
£1,325.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£99.00
upfront
£54.00
monthly
£1,395.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£99.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,467.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£99.00
upfront
£59.00
monthly
£1,515.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£99.00
upfront
£64.00
monthly
£1,635.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£0.00
upfront
£80.00
monthly
£1,920.00

With Three, your monthly bill will increase with RPI inflation. For this reason, the ‘total cost over 24 months’ is only an approximation.

Order iPhone 7 Plus from Three » Check Coverage on Three »

Three’s website has more information about their iPhone 7 Plus tariffs. There is also some information about the benefits of choosing their network.

Vodafone

Vodafone

Vodafone offers the iPhone 7 Plus with a 30-day network satisfaction guarantee.

If you choose a Red Value tariff with at least 5GB of data per month, you’ll also get 4G Entertainment included in your plan. This will consist of a free subscription to either Now TV, Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV. The 4G Entertainment packages last for between 6 and 24 months and can be worth up to £9.99/month depending on the package you choose.

The following table shows iPhone 7 Plus tariffs currently available from Vodafone:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
Vodafone500Unlimited500MB£220.00
upfront
£42.00
monthly
£1,228.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£130.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,258.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£160.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,288.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£90.00
upfront
£52.00
monthly
£1,338.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£60.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,428.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£160.00
upfront
£53.00
monthly
£1,432.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£90.00
upfront
£58.00
monthly
£1,482.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£130.00
upfront
£58.00
monthly
£1,522.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£60.00
upfront
£62.00
monthly
£1,548.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£60.00
upfront
£63.00
monthly
£1,572.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited24GB£60.00
upfront
£67.00
monthly
£1,668.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£60.00
upfront
£68.00
monthly
£1,692.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£60.00
upfront
£73.00
monthly
£1,812.00

On Vodafone, your monthly bill will increase in April of each year in line with RPI inflation. For this reason, the ‘total cost over 24 months’ is only an approximation.

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On Vodafone’s website, you’ll find more information about their iPhone 7 Plus tariffs as well as about the key benefits of joining their network.

Full List of iPhone 7 Plus Tariffs

In the following table, we’ve listed currently available tariffs for the iPhone 7 Plus with 32GB of storage. For the 128GB and 256GB models, you’ll typically need to pay a bit more (check on your mobile network’s website for full details about the pricing).

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
giffgaff500Unlimited1GB£210.00
upfront
£35.76
monthly
£1,068.24
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£149.00
upfront
£39.00
monthly
£1,085.00
giffgaff500Unlimited1GB£110.00
upfront
£40.72
monthly
£1,087.28
giffgaff500Unlimited1GB£60.00
upfront
£43.20
monthly
£1,096.80
giffgaff500Unlimited1GB£35.00
upfront
£44.44
monthly
£1,101.56
giffgaff500Unlimited2GB£212.00
upfront
£37.76
monthly
£1,118.24
giffgaff500Unlimited2GB£112.00
upfront
£42.72
monthly
£1,137.28
giffgaff500Unlimited2GB£62.00
upfront
£45.20
monthly
£1,146.80
giffgaff500Unlimited2GB£37.00
upfront
£46.44
monthly
£1,151.56
Tesco Mobile3,0005,0002GB£0.00
upfront
£48.00
monthly
£1,152.00
Tesco Mobile3,0005,0002GB£60.00
upfront
£45.50
monthly
£1,152.00
Tesco Mobile3,0005,0002GB£120.00
upfront
£43.00
monthly
£1,152.00
Tesco Mobile3,0005,0002GB£180.00
upfront
£40.50
monthly
£1,152.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£149.00
upfront
£43.00
monthly
£1,181.00
giffgaff1,000Unlimited4GB£215.00
upfront
£40.76
monthly
£1,193.24
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£0.00
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,200.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£60.00
upfront
£47.50
monthly
£1,200.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£120.00
upfront
£45.00
monthly
£1,200.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£180.00
upfront
£42.50
monthly
£1,200.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£99.00
upfront
£46.00
monthly
£1,203.00
giffgaff1,000Unlimited4GB£115.00
upfront
£45.72
monthly
£1,212.28
giffgaff1,000Unlimited4GB£65.00
upfront
£48.20
monthly
£1,221.80
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£69.99
upfront
£48.00
monthly
£1,221.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£189.99
upfront
£43.00
monthly
£1,221.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£789.99
upfront
£18.00
monthly
£1,221.99
iD Mobile1,2005,0002GB£179.00
upfront
£43.50
monthly
£1,223.00
giffgaff1,000Unlimited4GB£40.00
upfront
£49.44
monthly
£1,226.56
Vodafone500Unlimited500MB£220.00
upfront
£42.00
monthly
£1,228.00
BT Mobile400Unlimited500MB£240.00
upfront
£42.00
monthly
£1,248.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£130.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,258.00
giffgaff2,000Unlimited6GB£218.00
upfront
£43.76
monthly
£1,268.24
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£149.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,277.00
BT Mobile1,000Unlimited6GB£150.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,278.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£179.99
upfront
£45.99
monthly
£1,283.75
giffgaff2,000Unlimited6GB£118.00
upfront
£48.72
monthly
£1,287.28
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£160.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,288.00
giffgaff2,000Unlimited6GB£68.00
upfront
£51.20
monthly
£1,296.80
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£99.00
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,299.00
iD Mobile1,2005,0004GB£159.00
upfront
£47.50
monthly
£1,299.00
giffgaff2,000Unlimited6GB£43.00
upfront
£52.44
monthly
£1,301.56
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£69.99
upfront
£51.50
monthly
£1,305.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£189.99
upfront
£46.50
monthly
£1,305.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£789.99
upfront
£21.50
monthly
£1,305.99
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£220.00
upfront
£45.76
monthly
£1,318.24
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£0.00
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,320.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£60.00
upfront
£52.50
monthly
£1,320.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£120.00
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,320.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£180.00
upfront
£47.50
monthly
£1,320.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£149.00
upfront
£49.00
monthly
£1,325.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£120.00
upfront
£50.72
monthly
£1,337.28
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£90.00
upfront
£52.00
monthly
£1,338.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£70.00
upfront
£53.20
monthly
£1,346.80
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£45.00
upfront
£54.44
monthly
£1,351.56
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£0.00
upfront
£57.50
monthly
£1,380.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£60.00
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,380.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£120.00
upfront
£52.50
monthly
£1,380.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£180.00
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,380.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£69.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,389.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£189.99
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,389.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£789.99
upfront
£25.00
monthly
£1,389.99
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£99.00
upfront
£54.00
monthly
£1,395.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£79.99
upfront
£55.99
monthly
£1,423.75
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£60.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,428.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£160.00
upfront
£53.00
monthly
£1,432.00
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£90.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,458.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£99.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,467.00
iD Mobile2,0005,0008GB£139.00
upfront
£55.50
monthly
£1,471.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£90.00
upfront
£58.00
monthly
£1,482.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£69.99
upfront
£60.00
monthly
£1,509.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£189.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,509.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£789.99
upfront
£30.00
monthly
£1,509.99
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£99.00
upfront
£59.00
monthly
£1,515.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£130.00
upfront
£58.00
monthly
£1,522.00
iD Mobile2,0005,00010GB£99.00
upfront
£59.50
monthly
£1,527.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£79.99
upfront
£60.99
monthly
£1,543.75
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£60.00
upfront
£62.00
monthly
£1,548.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£99.99
upfront
£60.99
monthly
£1,563.75
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£0.00
upfront
£65.50
monthly
£1,572.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£60.00
upfront
£63.00
monthly
£1,572.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£60.00
upfront
£63.00
monthly
£1,572.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£120.00
upfront
£60.50
monthly
£1,572.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£180.00
upfront
£58.00
monthly
£1,572.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£69.99
upfront
£65.00
monthly
£1,629.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£189.99
upfront
£60.00
monthly
£1,629.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£789.99
upfront
£35.00
monthly
£1,629.99
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£99.00
upfront
£64.00
monthly
£1,635.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£79.99
upfront
£65.99
monthly
£1,663.75
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited24GB£60.00
upfront
£67.00
monthly
£1,668.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£60.00
upfront
£68.00
monthly
£1,692.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£79.99
upfront
£70.99
monthly
£1,783.75
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£60.00
upfront
£73.00
monthly
£1,812.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£0.00
upfront
£80.00
monthly
£1,920.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£69.99
upfront
£85.00
monthly
£2,109.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£189.99
upfront
£80.00
monthly
£2,109.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£789.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£2,109.99

If you’re changing mobile networks and want to keep your old number, please see our guide to using a PAC Code.

Before ordering your iPhone 7 Plus, we strongly recommend using an online coverage checker. This will allow you to make sure coverage is available where you live. Choose a mobile network to see their online coverage map:

  • BT Mobile
  • EE
  • giffgaff
  • iD Mobile
  • O2
  • Tesco Mobile
  • Three
  • Vodafone

About the iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus is a larger version of Apple’s latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 7. It has a 5.5-inch full-HD Retina display and a dual-camera set-up with two 12 megapixel sensors and quad-LED flash. Other key features of the iPhone 7 Plus include the 64-bit Apple A10 Fusion processor, waterproof capabilities and the latest version of Apple’s iOS 10 operating system.

Like the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus also lack a 3.5mm headphone socket. This means wired headphones will need to be used through a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter (included inside the box). Alternatively, wireless headphones can be used on the iPhone 7 Plus over a Bluetooth connection.

The iPhone 7 Plus compares as follows to the iPhone 7 and to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7:

Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPhone 7
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Release Date2016, Flagship2016, Flagship2016, Flagship
SoftwareApple iOS 10.0Apple iOS 10.0Google Android 6.0
Display
Size5.5-inch display4.7-inch display5.7-inch display
TypeLCDLCDOrganic LED
Resolution1920x1080 pixels1334x750 pixels2560x1440 pixels
Pixel Density401 pixels per inch326 pixels per inch518 pixels per inch
Camera
Rear Camera12 megapixels12 megapixels12 megapixels
Auto-Focus
Flash Quad-LED flash Quad-LED flash LED flash
OIS
Front Camera7.0 megapixels7.0 megapixels5.0 megapixels
Internals
ProcessorApple A10 FusionApple A10 FusionExynos 8890 Octa
Speed2.2GHz quad-core1.8GHz quad-core2.3GHz quad-core &
1.6GHz quad-core
Internal Storage32/128/256GB32/128/256GB64GB
External Storage Up to 256GB micro-SD
Handset Weight188g138g169g
Battery2,900mAh (21 hours talktime)1,960mAh (14 hours talktime)3,500mAh
Mobile Networks
3G Networks Up to 42Mbit/s Up to 42Mbit/s Up to 42Mbit/s
4G Networks
SIM Card TypeNano SIMNano SIMNano SIM

For more information about the handset, please see Apple’s official website. For more information about the deals available on each network, please see the BT Mobile, EE, giffgaff, iD Mobile, O2, Tesco Mobile, Three and Vodafone websites.

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Your Comments

We'd love to hear your thoughts and any questions you may have. So far, we've received 2 comments from readers. You can add your own comment here.

  1. Andy said:

    Hi Ken,

    I had heard that Apple would be breaking new ground (for them at least) and providing the option of buying the new iPhone direct from them on interest-free credit. I believe the deal was to pay £50 up front, followed by 20 monthly payments. Would I be right in thinking that combining that with one of the better SIM-only deals around would be better value than any of the contracts from one of the networks?

    1. Ken Lo
      Ken replied:

      Hi Andy,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes, I think Apple’s 20-month plan is really exciting and this is potentially a cheaper option than getting it on a mobile contract. You’ll get an unlocked handset and also much more choice when it comes to available networks & tariffs (particularly as you can get a really good SIM-only deal for £10/month). Once the iPhone has been out for a little bit however, I’d expect the gap between the two to narrow (Apple will never change the RRP of their devices whereas mobile networks sometimes sell it for a bit less).
      Ken

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