Collaborating Authors has launched pre-Black Friday deals on the iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy A9


Black Friday is less than a fortnight away and retailers across the country are starting to launch massive promotions. As we get closer to the big day, more and more retailers will start dropping prices and the competition to offer the best deal will peak. The winner in all of this is you, the happy consumer, basket laden with heavily discounted items. The latest retailer to jump the gun and offer pre-Black Friday deals is The online smartphone retailer has announced a range of deals in their run-up to the biggest shopping day of the year.

Some of the best mobile phone contracts in the UK this month


Committing to a mobile contract can be daunting if you don't like having strings attached. It also might leave you under the impression that you'll end up paying over the odds. But if you do your homework, more often than not you can save money, spread out the cost and get the latest smartphone with the best tariffs for your 4G data, calls and texts. To save time on the heavy lifting, we have scoured the internet and handpicked the most up-to-date mobile contracts for the bestselling mobile devices this month, which includes the new Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Apple iPhone 8 Product RED, Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro. So sit back, relax and check out the latest offers for 24-month mobile phone contracts from the leading network providers below.

iPhone X Australian pricing


Apple and Australia's three biggest telecommunications providers -- Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone Australia -- have unveiled their iPhone X pricing alongside pre-orders from October 27 ahead of launch on November 3. Purchasing the iPhone X outright from Apple will set Australians back AU$1,579 for the 64GB model or AU$1,829 for 256GB, and it is available in silver and space grey. The price tags are an increase on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus; in addition, in the United States the iPhone X 64GB model costs $999 while the 256GB model costs $1,149. Accordingly, even when taking into account the exchange rate, Australians are paying between $250 and $390 extra for the iPhone X. The iPhone X similarly costs more in the UK, starting at £999 with VAT, and in New Zealand where it starts at NZ$1,799 and Singapore where the base iPhone X costs SG$1,648. On Australia's incumbent telco -- which recently updated its post-paid and prepaid plans with a media partnership with Foxtel -- the iPhones are available at the following price points including device repayments on its 24-month phone-leasing plans: It costs slightly extra to pay the phone off in monthly instalments under Telstra's plans: Telstra's plans all include unlimited national talk and text and a day pass for international roaming, with all bar the cheapest two including unlimited talk and text to 15 countries (the US, the UK, New Zealand, China, Singapore, Vietnam, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh) and a number of Foxtel Now starter packs.

The best weekend smartphone deals from Huawei P30, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR


Time to catch up on sleep, spend time with friends, and first and foremost, grab a great deal on the latest Apple and Huawei handsets. Online smartphone retailer clearly knows how we best like to spend our free time, and has announced some new money-saving tariffs just in time for the weekend. These include massive data allowances on the latest iPhone range, and low-cost line-rentals on the recently released Huawei P30. Don't hang though if you fancy bagging a deal, because these limited time offers can only be found onsite until April 8 -- while stocks last. These are the best deals from for the weekend: So sure, spend some time socialising this weekend.

iPhone 7 contracts on EE, O2, Vodafone and Three: which is best?


For many smartphone fans, today is Christmas morning. Both smartphones are an upgrade over their 6s predecessors, boasting better cameras, processors and water-resistant shells. The lack of a headphone jack is...divisive to say the least, but hey, at least you get an adapter and some Lightning headphones in the box. If you're ready to take the plunge with one of the new models, here are your best options. Apple is selling both models with three storage options: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB.