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

 Prices last checked: September 27th, 2016

We compare the cheapest iPhone 7 deals across the UK’s major mobile networks.

Apple iPhone 7The iPhone 7 is Apple’s latest flagship smartphone. Building upon the success of last year’s iPhone 6s, Apple has introduced a number of upgrades this year including a brand new 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation and a quad-LED True Tone flash. The iPhone 7 also features a faster A10 Fusion processor and is the first iPhone to be waterproof and splash-proof.

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

Cheapest Deals: At A Glance

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

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

When choosing a price plan for your iPhone 7, 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 whilst 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 with at least 1GB of data per month:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
giffgaff500Unlimited1GB£210.00
upfront
£29.79
monthly
£924.96
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£149.00
upfront
£37.00
monthly
£1,037.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£0.00
upfront
£44.75
monthly
£1,074.00
iD Mobile6005,0002GB£139.00
upfront
£39.50
monthly
£1,087.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£59.99
upfront
£43.00
monthly
£1,091.99
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£130.00
upfront
£42.00
monthly
£1,138.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£99.99
upfront
£45.99
monthly
£1,203.75
BT Mobile1,000Unlimited3GB£80.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,208.00

* 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 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
£31.79
monthly
£974.96
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£149.00
upfront
£37.00
monthly
£1,037.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£0.00
upfront
£44.75
monthly
£1,074.00
iD Mobile6005,0002GB£139.00
upfront
£39.50
monthly
£1,087.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£59.99
upfront
£46.50
monthly
£1,175.99
EEUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£99.99
upfront
£45.99
monthly
£1,203.75
BT Mobile1,000Unlimited3GB£80.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,208.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£90.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,218.00

* 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 4GB of Data

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

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£149.00
upfront
£37.00
monthly
£1,037.00
giffgaff1,000Unlimited4GB£215.00
upfront
£34.79
monthly
£1,049.96
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£0.00
upfront
£49.75
monthly
£1,194.00
iD Mobile2,0005,0004GB£109.00
upfront
£45.50
monthly
£1,201.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£59.99
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,259.99
EEUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£49.99
upfront
£50.99
monthly
£1,273.75
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£50.00
upfront
£52.00
monthly
£1,298.00
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£30.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,398.00

* 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
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£149.00
upfront
£39.00
monthly
£1,085.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£220.00
upfront
£39.79
monthly
£1,174.96
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£0.00
upfront
£52.25
monthly
£1,254.00
iD Mobile2,0005,0008GB£99.00
upfront
£51.50
monthly
£1,335.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£59.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,379.99
EEUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£49.99
upfront
£55.99
monthly
£1,393.75
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£30.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,398.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£50.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,418.00

* 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).

It’s worth noting that not all tariffs will 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

BTBT Mobile 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£120.00
upfront
£42.00
monthly
£1,128.00
BT Mobile1,000Unlimited3GB£80.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,208.00
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£30.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,398.00

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 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 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 you’ll get free BT Sport for the entirety of your contract if you choose 4GEE Max. If 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 tariffs available on EE:

TariffMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
4GEEUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£99.99
upfront
£45.99
monthly
£1,203.75
4GEEUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£49.99
upfront
£50.99
monthly
£1,273.75
MaxUnlimitedUnlimited7GB£9.99
upfront
£55.99
monthly
£1,353.75
4GEEUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£49.99
upfront
£55.99
monthly
£1,393.75
MaxUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£9.99
upfront
£65.99
monthly
£1,593.75
MaxUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£49.99
upfront
£65.99
monthly
£1,633.75

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 tariffs and the benefits of their network.

giffgaff

Giffgaff Logogiffgaff has announced they’ll be selling the iPhone 7 in the future. It isn’t currently available to buy but you can pre-register on their website with your contact details.

Through the giffgaff phone store, 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 tariffs available on giffgaff:

TariffMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
Goodybag £10500Unlimited1GB£210.00
upfront
£29.79
monthly
£924.96
Goodybag £10500Unlimited1GB£110.00
upfront
£34.75
monthly
£944.00
Goodybag £10500Unlimited1GB£60.00
upfront
£37.23
monthly
£953.52
Goodybag £10500Unlimited1GB£35.00
upfront
£38.47
monthly
£958.28
Goodybag £12500Unlimited2GB£212.00
upfront
£31.79
monthly
£974.96
Goodybag £12500Unlimited2GB£112.00
upfront
£36.75
monthly
£994.00
Goodybag £12500Unlimited2GB£62.00
upfront
£39.23
monthly
£1,003.52
Goodybag £12500Unlimited2GB£37.00
upfront
£40.47
monthly
£1,008.28
Goodybag £151,000Unlimited4GB£215.00
upfront
£34.79
monthly
£1,049.96
Goodybag £151,000Unlimited4GB£115.00
upfront
£39.75
monthly
£1,069.00
Goodybag £151,000Unlimited4GB£65.00
upfront
£42.23
monthly
£1,078.52
Goodybag £151,000Unlimited4GB£40.00
upfront
£43.47
monthly
£1,083.28
Goodybag £182,000Unlimited6GB£218.00
upfront
£37.79
monthly
£1,124.96
Goodybag £182,000Unlimited6GB£118.00
upfront
£42.75
monthly
£1,144.00
Goodybag £182,000Unlimited6GB£68.00
upfront
£45.23
monthly
£1,153.52
Goodybag £182,000Unlimited6GB£43.00
upfront
£46.47
monthly
£1,158.28
Goodybag £20UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£220.00
upfront
£39.79
monthly
£1,174.96
Goodybag £20UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£120.00
upfront
£44.75
monthly
£1,194.00
Goodybag £20UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£70.00
upfront
£47.23
monthly
£1,203.52
Goodybag £20UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£45.00
upfront
£48.47
monthly
£1,208.28

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 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 tariffs available on iD Mobile:

TariffMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
TakeAway6005,0002GB£139.00
upfront
£39.50
monthly
£1,087.00
TakeAway2,0005,0002GB£119.00
upfront
£41.50
monthly
£1,115.00
TakeAway2,0005,0004GB£109.00
upfront
£45.50
monthly
£1,201.00
TakeAway2,0005,0008GB£99.00
upfront
£51.50
monthly
£1,335.00

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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 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 £38 monthly payment could break down as £20 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 tariffs available from O2:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£59.99
upfront
£43.00
monthly
£1,091.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£179.99
upfront
£38.00
monthly
£1,091.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£659.99
upfront
£18.00
monthly
£1,091.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£59.99
upfront
£46.50
monthly
£1,175.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£179.99
upfront
£41.50
monthly
£1,175.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£659.99
upfront
£21.50
monthly
£1,175.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£59.99
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,259.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£179.99
upfront
£45.00
monthly
£1,259.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£659.99
upfront
£25.00
monthly
£1,259.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£59.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,379.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£179.99
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,379.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£659.99
upfront
£30.00
monthly
£1,379.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£59.99
upfront
£60.00
monthly
£1,499.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£179.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,499.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£659.99
upfront
£35.00
monthly
£1,499.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£59.99
upfront
£80.00
monthly
£1,979.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£179.99
upfront
£75.00
monthly
£1,979.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£659.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,979.99

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 tariffs and the benefits of their network.

Tesco Mobile

Tesco MobileTesco Mobile has confirmed on their website that they’ll soon be stocking the iPhone 7. Unfortunately, however, at the time of writing, the iPhone 7 is not available for order.

The iPhone 7 will be offered on Tesco Mobile’s 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 tariffs currently available from Tesco Mobile:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£0.00
upfront
£44.75
monthly
£1,074.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£60.00
upfront
£42.25
monthly
£1,074.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£120.00
upfront
£39.75
monthly
£1,074.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£180.00
upfront
£37.25
monthly
£1,074.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£0.00
upfront
£49.75
monthly
£1,194.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£60.00
upfront
£47.25
monthly
£1,194.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£120.00
upfront
£44.75
monthly
£1,194.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£180.00
upfront
£42.25
monthly
£1,194.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£0.00
upfront
£52.25
monthly
£1,254.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£60.00
upfront
£49.75
monthly
£1,254.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£120.00
upfront
£47.25
monthly
£1,254.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£180.00
upfront
£44.75
monthly
£1,254.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£0.00
upfront
£60.25
monthly
£1,446.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£60.00
upfront
£57.75
monthly
£1,446.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£120.00
upfront
£55.25
monthly
£1,446.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£180.00
upfront
£52.75
monthly
£1,446.00

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 best value networks if you’re buying an iPhone 7.

There are two types of Pay Monthly contract you’re able to choose from on Three: either an Essentials Plan or an Advanced Plan. With an Essentials Plan, you’ll typically save money but you won’t have access to the Feel At Home offer or the use of tethering and portable hotspot. On the slightly 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 tariffs currently available from Three:

TariffMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
Essential Plan300Unlimited500MB£149.00
upfront
£36.00
monthly
£1,013.00
Essential PlanUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£149.00
upfront
£37.00
monthly
£1,037.00
Essential PlanUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£149.00
upfront
£37.00
monthly
£1,037.00
Essential PlanUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£149.00
upfront
£39.00
monthly
£1,085.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£99.00
upfront
£42.00
monthly
£1,107.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£99.00
upfront
£44.00
monthly
£1,155.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£99.00
upfront
£44.00
monthly
£1,155.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£99.00
upfront
£46.00
monthly
£1,203.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£99.00
upfront
£52.00
monthly
£1,347.00
Advanced PlanUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£0.00
upfront
£72.00
monthly
£1,728.00

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

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

Vodafone

Vodafone

Vodafone offers the iPhone 7 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 tariffs currently available from Vodafone:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
Vodafone500Unlimited500MB£180.00
upfront
£37.00
monthly
£1,068.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£130.00
upfront
£42.00
monthly
£1,138.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£90.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,218.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£130.00
upfront
£48.00
monthly
£1,282.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£50.00
upfront
£52.00
monthly
£1,298.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£90.00
upfront
£53.00
monthly
£1,362.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£50.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,418.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£50.00
upfront
£58.00
monthly
£1,442.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited24GB£50.00
upfront
£62.00
monthly
£1,538.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£50.00
upfront
£63.00
monthly
£1,562.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£50.00
upfront
£68.00
monthly
£1,682.00

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 tariffs as well as about the key benefits of joining their network.

Full List of iPhone 7 Tariffs

In the following table, we’ve listed currently available tariffs for the iPhone 7 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
£29.79
monthly
£924.96
giffgaff500Unlimited1GB£110.00
upfront
£34.75
monthly
£944.00
giffgaff500Unlimited1GB£60.00
upfront
£37.23
monthly
£953.52
giffgaff500Unlimited1GB£35.00
upfront
£38.47
monthly
£958.28
giffgaff500Unlimited2GB£212.00
upfront
£31.79
monthly
£974.96
giffgaff500Unlimited2GB£112.00
upfront
£36.75
monthly
£994.00
giffgaff500Unlimited2GB£62.00
upfront
£39.23
monthly
£1,003.52
giffgaff500Unlimited2GB£37.00
upfront
£40.47
monthly
£1,008.28
Three300Unlimited500MB£149.00
upfront
£36.00
monthly
£1,013.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£149.00
upfront
£37.00
monthly
£1,037.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£149.00
upfront
£37.00
monthly
£1,037.00
giffgaff1,000Unlimited4GB£215.00
upfront
£34.79
monthly
£1,049.96
Vodafone500Unlimited500MB£180.00
upfront
£37.00
monthly
£1,068.00
giffgaff1,000Unlimited4GB£115.00
upfront
£39.75
monthly
£1,069.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£0.00
upfront
£44.75
monthly
£1,074.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£60.00
upfront
£42.25
monthly
£1,074.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£120.00
upfront
£39.75
monthly
£1,074.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0003GB£180.00
upfront
£37.25
monthly
£1,074.00
giffgaff1,000Unlimited4GB£65.00
upfront
£42.23
monthly
£1,078.52
giffgaff1,000Unlimited4GB£40.00
upfront
£43.47
monthly
£1,083.28
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£149.00
upfront
£39.00
monthly
£1,085.00
iD Mobile6005,0002GB£139.00
upfront
£39.50
monthly
£1,087.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£59.99
upfront
£43.00
monthly
£1,091.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£179.99
upfront
£38.00
monthly
£1,091.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£659.99
upfront
£18.00
monthly
£1,091.99
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£99.00
upfront
£42.00
monthly
£1,107.00
iD Mobile2,0005,0002GB£119.00
upfront
£41.50
monthly
£1,115.00
giffgaff2,000Unlimited6GB£218.00
upfront
£37.79
monthly
£1,124.96
BT Mobile400Unlimited500MB£120.00
upfront
£42.00
monthly
£1,128.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£130.00
upfront
£42.00
monthly
£1,138.00
giffgaff2,000Unlimited6GB£118.00
upfront
£42.75
monthly
£1,144.00
giffgaff2,000Unlimited6GB£68.00
upfront
£45.23
monthly
£1,153.52
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£99.00
upfront
£44.00
monthly
£1,155.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£99.00
upfront
£44.00
monthly
£1,155.00
giffgaff2,000Unlimited6GB£43.00
upfront
£46.47
monthly
£1,158.28
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£220.00
upfront
£39.79
monthly
£1,174.96
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£59.99
upfront
£46.50
monthly
£1,175.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£179.99
upfront
£41.50
monthly
£1,175.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£659.99
upfront
£21.50
monthly
£1,175.99
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£0.00
upfront
£49.75
monthly
£1,194.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£60.00
upfront
£47.25
monthly
£1,194.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£120.00
upfront
£44.75
monthly
£1,194.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£120.00
upfront
£44.75
monthly
£1,194.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0006GB£180.00
upfront
£42.25
monthly
£1,194.00
iD Mobile2,0005,0004GB£109.00
upfront
£45.50
monthly
£1,201.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£99.00
upfront
£46.00
monthly
£1,203.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£70.00
upfront
£47.23
monthly
£1,203.52
EEUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£99.99
upfront
£45.99
monthly
£1,203.75
BT Mobile1,000Unlimited3GB£80.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,208.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£45.00
upfront
£48.47
monthly
£1,208.28
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£90.00
upfront
£47.00
monthly
£1,218.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£0.00
upfront
£52.25
monthly
£1,254.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£60.00
upfront
£49.75
monthly
£1,254.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£120.00
upfront
£47.25
monthly
£1,254.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0008GB£180.00
upfront
£44.75
monthly
£1,254.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£59.99
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,259.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£179.99
upfront
£45.00
monthly
£1,259.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£659.99
upfront
£25.00
monthly
£1,259.99
EEUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£49.99
upfront
£50.99
monthly
£1,273.75
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£130.00
upfront
£48.00
monthly
£1,282.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£50.00
upfront
£52.00
monthly
£1,298.00
iD Mobile2,0005,0008GB£99.00
upfront
£51.50
monthly
£1,335.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£99.00
upfront
£52.00
monthly
£1,347.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited7GB£9.99
upfront
£55.99
monthly
£1,353.75
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£90.00
upfront
£53.00
monthly
£1,362.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£59.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,379.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£179.99
upfront
£50.00
monthly
£1,379.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£659.99
upfront
£30.00
monthly
£1,379.99
EEUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£49.99
upfront
£55.99
monthly
£1,393.75
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£30.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,398.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£50.00
upfront
£57.00
monthly
£1,418.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£50.00
upfront
£58.00
monthly
£1,442.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£0.00
upfront
£60.25
monthly
£1,446.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£60.00
upfront
£57.75
monthly
£1,446.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£120.00
upfront
£55.25
monthly
£1,446.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB£180.00
upfront
£52.75
monthly
£1,446.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£59.99
upfront
£60.00
monthly
£1,499.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£179.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,499.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£659.99
upfront
£35.00
monthly
£1,499.99
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited24GB£50.00
upfront
£62.00
monthly
£1,538.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£50.00
upfront
£63.00
monthly
£1,562.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£9.99
upfront
£65.99
monthly
£1,593.75
EEUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£49.99
upfront
£65.99
monthly
£1,633.75
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£50.00
upfront
£68.00
monthly
£1,682.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£0.00
upfront
£72.00
monthly
£1,728.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£59.99
upfront
£80.00
monthly
£1,979.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£179.99
upfront
£75.00
monthly
£1,979.99
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£659.99
upfront
£55.00
monthly
£1,979.99

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, 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:

About the iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 is Apple’s latest flagship smartphone. It has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display and a 12 megapixel camera with quad-LED flash. Other key features of the iPhone 7 include a 64-bit Apple A10 Fusion processor, waterproof capabilities and the latest version of Apple’s iOS 10 operating system.

Notably, the iPhone 7 lacks a 3.5mm headphone plug. This means wired headphones will need to be used through the Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter. Alternatively, wireless headphones can be used on the iPhone 7 over a Bluetooth connection.

The iPhone 7 compares as follows to the iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S7:

Apple iPhone 7
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S7
Release Date2016, Flagship2016, Flagship2016, Flagship
SoftwareApple iOS 10.0Apple iOS 10.0Google Android 6.0
Display
Size4.7-inch display5.5-inch display5.1-inch display
TypeLCDLCDOrganic LED
Resolution1334x750 pixels1920x1080 pixels2560x1440 pixels
Pixel Density326 pixels per inch401 pixels per inch577 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
Speed1.8GHz quad-core2.2GHz quad-core2.3GHz quad-core &
1.6GHz quad-core
Internal Storage32/128/256GB32/128/256GB32/64GB
External Storage Up to 200GB micro-SD
Handset Weight138g188g152g
Battery1,960mAh (14 hours talktime)2,900mAh (21 hours talktime)3,000mAh
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 iPhone 7, please see Apple’s official website. For more information about the deals available on each network, please see the BT Mobile, EE, iD Mobile, O2, 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 31 comments from readers. You can add your own comment here.

  1. Ken Lo
    Ken said:

    Hi all,
    Just a quick note to say we’ve updated the page for the iPhone 6s. Comments below still refer to an older version of the iPhone.
    Ken

  2. anon said:

    Interesting to note the cheaper EE deals are *not* available in the apple store – I tried to buy an iphone 6 today in an apple store and their equivalent contract was about £100 higher. EE had the cheaper deals in store, but had less stock.

  3. Alex said:

    EE have the worst connectivity where my mum lives. She only has 2 bars. My iPhone that is on Vodafone 4 bars. I have a iPhone 4, and my mum has a iPhone 5S.

  4. Ken Lo
    Ken said:

    We’ve rewritten & updated the article with tariffs for the iPhone 6. The comments below may still refer to an older version of the iPhone.

  5. May said:

    Ken,

    I read an article today at the Standard in London that EE is not working so well as the marketing launch was, and on top of that, it is more expensive. Not sure if a monthly fee is worthwhile than pay as you go, if one have broadband at home already.

  6. Helen Ayres said:

    Hello Ken

    What news on the iphone 5 *64Gb* tariffs?

    Thanks!

    Helen

  7. Ken Lo
    Ken said:

    Full disclosure: Article updated with iPhone 5 tariff details.

  8. alice said:

    so how do i purchease the bolton is there a number i could rring? and when can i buybthe bolton

  9. ballswinger said:

    Just for reference, the cheapest deal offering a free iPhone 4S has now dropped to just £41 per month on a 24 month contract on Vodafone with the CPW group of websites which include e2save, onestopphoneshop and mobiles.co.uk.

    This is obviously for the 16Gb edition but is available for both the black and the white colour schemes, can be found here.

    However, for value for money it is worth holding out for Tesco Mobile to launch their iPhone 4S deals as they will be offering a 12 month contract that beats all competition for total expenditure over the contract period although you will obviously be paying an upfront cost for the phone.

  10. Omer said:

    This is very useful. Thank you very much for the efforts.

  11. Ken Lo
    Ken said:

    Just updated everything with 20% VAT. Also we have a brand new version of the comparison tool. Let me know what you guys think 🙂

  12. where_is_my_iphone said:

    I think Three just released theirs as well… http://www.three.co.uk/Phones/iPhone

    1. Ken Lo
      Ken replied:

      Thanks; you're right. Update coming ASAP

  13. channygold said:

    Could you do business tariffs as well? Would be handy to try and encourage the boss!

  14. channygold said:

    Ken – Three have announced their tariffs. Could you also add Total Cost of Ownership to the Table?

    1. Ken Lo
      Ken replied:

      Hi there,

      Well noticed! Yep update coming soon… as well as info about the Total Cost of Ownership. For the time being, the calculator over at http://cow.neondragon.net/iphone/ has this information.

      Ken

    2. Ken Lo
      Ken replied:

      Ok, Three's tariffs are now up! The comparison site will show you Total Cost of Ownership for each tariff, considering any excess call/text costs.

  15. ed said:

    needs updating!

    1. Ken Lo
      Ken replied:

      Thanks Ed – update for the iPhone 4G will be coming once all of the networks have released information on their tariffs.

    2. Ken Lo
      Ken replied:

      Ok, iPhone 4 tariffs are here!

  16. Jenny said:

    I’m currently on O2 but am thinking of switching to Orange as I think they have better 3g coverage in my area. My only worry is with the ‘Fair Usage’ limit on internet use. Is 750MB a lot or am I going to find myself paying extra? I often watch youtube clips and stuff on my phone and receive a lot of emails.

  17. Ken Lo
    Ken said:

    Hi guys,

    Updated the prices to the post-VAT cut prices (at 17.5%) on both this page and the price comparison tool.

    It’s worth nothing that Orange and Tesco haven’t increased the price of their PAYG iPhone. They might be absorbing the VAT increase… which would mean they now beat O2 price-wise. Alternatively, they haven’t yet updated their price and you’ll be charged more at the checkout. Double-check before buying!

    Ken

  18. Ken Lo
    Ken said:

    Theres an update on the way for the VAT cuts. At the moment, Orange is still advertising pre-VAT cut prices so I have left O2 prices at their pre-VAT cut levels for ease of comparison. See the article log for details of page updates.

  19. gareth said:

    any news on a 3 uk iphone release date (if any)? im on the network and am very happy with it and its services, although am prepared to leave 3uk for an alternative network if 3uk dont provide the iphone 3gs. it is annoying it has not yet reached 3uk, seeing as it is on the 3 network in other countries, such as ireland and austrailia.

    1. Ken Lo
      Ken replied:

      Hi Gareth,

      Afraid not. Three have said they would like to stock an iPhone in 2010 but nothings been set in stone yet. We don’t know whether 3 are even in negotiations with Apple yet.

      Ken

  20. Ken Lo
    Ken said:

    Dear all,

    You can now use our comparison tool to automatically compare prices amongst 23 iPhone tariffs:
    http://cow.neondragon.net/iphone/

    The tool will calculate the total cost of ownership of the iPhone for each of the tariffs listed here and help you decide which one presents the best value for money.

    Regards

    Ken

  21. seb said:

    when I look at O2, Orange and Vodafone pricing it remind me the definition of the word Cartel more.

    cartel [(kahr-tel)]

    An association in which producers of a similar or identical product try to obtain a monopoly over the sale of the product.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_fixing

  22. Bob said:

    Ken on the Tesco £20 a month tariff after 12 months the unlimited download and internet ends and you have to start paying for the down loads, do you see this as a big disadvantage.

  23. Paintball Kolbudy said:

    I am trying to transform the prices to my country, well i must say it is much cheaper abroad. European Comission is trying to force the prices th the right track, this far 50% success.

  24. Ken Lo
    Ken said:

    Thanks David; I’ve amended the article. Also added info. about Orange’s fair usage policy.

  25. David said:

    I think you’ve missed one of the O2 contracts – having looked at their website, it looks as though they do have a £30 18-month contract, just not a 24-month one.

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