Pocket Gamer's Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hub: The hottest mobile & handheld deals
Here it is, the ultimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday hub for those of you who call Pocket Gamer home, and it's currently updating. Last Update: 6PM 02/12/2019Ah, Black Friday. That infamous day of sales, the chance for retailers to clear through obsolete stock - or at least sell on a bunch of stuff which they bought cheap and can make look like a great deal. By now most of us know that the original use of the name dates back to a forced financial crash in the late 1800s, and made a resurgence when referring to the state of traffic after the sales. Most of us also know that retailers are creeping those sales earlier and earlier, and dragging them later and later.
We'll be compiling the best and most compelling deals across the Black Friday 'period', updating this post as news deals go live over the long sale weekend. That means that we'll be the best place for you to find your Black Friday deals for mobile phones and great games, as well as handy gadgets and peripherals.
And perhaps the best news yet, we'll be updating it throughout the sale period, meaning that it's well worth keeping us open, bookmarking us, or following us on Twitter, in order to find out the best deals as they land.
Finally, before we get started with the Black Friday Deals, a quick note about navigation in this article. We've set up links in each section which can move you around the post - as you'll see below - so feel free to have a good click-around rather than just scrolling up and down. We've also set each link to open in a new tab automatically, because we are sure that you'll want to dip into more than one thing on our extensive list.
Pocket Gamer's Favourite Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
- Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit: Was £31.55 - Now £25.99 - Amazon
If you use the great Black Friday savings to secure those final Christmas presents then this Labo deal is easy one of the best things on deal at the moment. If you've spoken with anybody about the Labo experience then you'll know that a part of the joy of the toy set is in the assembly; In many ways it encapsulates the unpackaging and parent-child bonding that comes from awkwardly packaged toys - and it's a great way to stir up more interest in the Switch again.
The Best Mobile Handset Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
- Google Pixel 4: Was £669 - Now £599 - Google Store
If you've been holding out for the opportunity to dip into Google's local handset then now is the time to strike; Their latest version - both standard and XL size - are each reduced down to be £70 cheaper at the moment, and that includes the limited edition 'Oh So Orange' version too.
- Google Pixel 4 64GB with Google Home Hub (Contract): Upfront £9.99 Monthly £29 - Mobiles.co.uk
If you're looking for a decent contract for one of the best phones around, you're not going to find any better than this. 20GB of data and a Google Home Hub bundled in for free just sweetens the deal even more.
- Apple iPhone X (64GB) - Space Grey: Was £749 Now £619 - Amazon.co.uk
The iPhone X is still one of the best phones around, and I reckon this is probably the lowest price we've ever seen it going for. If you've got 600 quid lying around and want to treat yourself to a new phone, you can't do much better than this.
- Apple iPhone 11 64GB (Contract): Upfront £89 Monthly £33 - mobiles.co.uk
If you're looking for a new contract, an avid Apple fan but don't need to have the top tier model this might be a good option for you. For just under £90 a month you'll be able to grab this deal with Vodafone with unlimited minutes, texts and 60GB data. It's a two-year contract so that's £881 total cost over that period. If you're willing to wait until December you could pre-order the 128GB version for the same monthly price but for £125 upfront.
- iPhone 11 64GB: Was £729 Now £699 - Very.co.uk
Yes, £30 off an iPhone isn't exactly a deal worth writing home about, but if you'd already planned to pick one up, you may as well get it for the cheapest possible price. The iPhone 11 is Apple's shot at a more affordable smartphone. It's a quality device, though "affordable" by Apple's standards is no doubt still a little pricy for most of us.
- iPhone 11 Pro 64GB: Was £1049 Now £949 - Very.co.uk
If you've got a bit more saved away, then the iPhone 11 Pro is also at its cheapest price yet. Even with the discount, you're still looking at spending almost a grand on a phone. I'm not judging, no sir, but you'd be wise to have a look at some of the other options on this here list before making any big, remortage-your-house-sized decisions.
- Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB: Was £649 - Now £549 - Argos
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a very highly rated phone but of course, that also makes it quite expensive to buy outside of a contract. Over on Argos, you'll be able to grab one for £549 if you're in the market for a new phone but already have your contract sorted. This one is SIM-free so you should be good to go with your current one if you choose to go with this offer.
- Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB: Upfront - £29 - Monthly £33 - uSwitch
On the other hand, if you're not looking to buy a new phone outright and are on the hunt for a new contract, this deal on uSwitch is pretty good. You'll get 100GB of data with unlimited texts and minutes. You would be going with 3 though, so bear that in mind if you have any network provider preferences as a two-year contract is always a big commitment.
The Best Tablet Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
- Apple iPad 10.2 32GB: Was £349.00 - Now £299.00 - Amazon
Whether you were cut out as a result of the iOS 13 update earlier in the year, or you just want to grab a new tablet for the house, the iPad 10.2 (latest iPad) is the surefire way to go. Not only that but at £299 it is undeniably one of the best ways to get into Apple's ecosystem (and get access to Apple Arcade) that's out there. There's a 128GB version available too for £399.
- Fire HD 8 Tablet 16GB: Was £79.99 - Now £44.99 - Amazon
When it comes to functional, entry-level tablets you rarely need to look further than the Fire HD. Most of us are already strapped into Amazon's network and so if you're looking for a great way to move yourself to a smaller screen then you don't need to look further for the starting point. 16GB should be more than enough to get you going - although there's a 32GB version available for £64.99 too.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Tablet 64GB: Was £379 - Now £329 - John Lewis
The Galaxy Tab S5e is a solid gaming option when it comes to Android tablets. It's available at this price at most UK retailers and Amazon too. However, John Lewis offers a 3-year guarantee, which gives a little more peace of mind than the others.
The Best Handheld & Nintendo Switch Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
- Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition & Pokemon Shield Bundle: Was £244.98 Now £219 - Currys
The Nintendo Switch Lite is a solid alternative to the original system, boasting an improved battery life and, if you ask me, a much sleeker look. Its one major downside is that it can't be docked, meaning it's a handheld-only console. Thankfully, this is reflected in the budget price. This one is the fancy Zacian and Zamazenta Edition, which is arguably the best-looking Switch to date.
- Nintendo Switch Lite with Pokemon Shield and Minecraft: Was £259.99 - Now £209.99 - Very
While the deal might not be the extreme pricing that some of us have come to expect from Black Friday's headliner deals, £209.99 for a Nintendo Switch with two of the most accessible, child-friendly games is easily the best opportunity to grab Nintendo's latest hardware with some great savings on two of the most persistently 'in' IPs available now.
- Nintendo Switch Neon Console (Improved Battery) with Pokemon Sword & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Was £359.99 Now £299.99 - Very.co.uk
This here's one of the best OG Switch bundles around. Besides the fact that it comes with two of the console's best games, you're also getting the newer Switch model with the slightly improved battery life.
I certainly forget that the DS range is still current products. Regardless of the remaining lifespan of Nintendo's long-serving handheld range, there's a lot of great games out there for the 2DS/3DS generation and this bundle makes a great way to get in. Its also limited edition, and comes with the latest entry for one of Nintendo's most renowned series pre-installed.
The Best Mobile Accessories Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
- DualShock 4 Controller V2: Was £59.99 - Now: £29.85 - Shopto.net
Whilst a PS4 controller is not really a mobile accessory as such, the latest iOS update does allow people to enjoy more games using the Dualshock 4. So if you're really into mobile gaming and would prefer to play as many titles as you can with a controller, this is a pretty good deal. Or if you just need a new PS4 controller generally.
- Apple AirPods: Was £159 Now £129 – Very
AirPods are everywhere at the moment and I admire people who can have a pair and not lose them because I most definitely would. This price is pretty much the same as Amazon except that, at the time of writing you won't have to wait as long to get your pair from Very. They also have a variety of finance offers such as Buy Now Pay Later or Take 3 - which spreads the cost out over three months if you're looking for something like that.
- Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones: Was £169.96 Now £95 - Amazon
Beats by Dr. Dre isn't an entirely dissimilar brand to Apple in some respects. You get a good quality product but you have to pay more than it'd probably be worth if it didn't have those two brands in front of the product name. Black Friday is the great equaliser though and you can grab these wireless earphones for a sizeable chunk off the original price.
The Best Handheld & Nintendo Switch Accessories Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
- Ring Fit Adventure: Was £64.99 Now £54.99 - Amazon.co.uk
Admittedly, this is more of a game than a Switch accessory, but it's too good a deal to ignore. The excellent Ring Fit Adventure only just launched, so it's a mild surprise to see a tenner taken off its price tag already. It's honestly the best game of its type around, and it's now more affordable than ever.
- Nintendo Labo Variety Kit: Was £31.55 Now £25.99 - Amazon.co.uk
The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit is a great way to kickstart your Labo collection. It comes with the fishing rod, piano, and motorbike Toy-Con. They might not be the most popular of the bunch, but they're all good fun and reasonably straightforward to build.
- Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit: Was £35.49 Now £14.99 - Amazon.co.uk
The Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit is easily one of the coolest going. You get a steering wheel, acceleration pedal, flight stick, and whatever that blue thing is supposed to be. Again, for the price, it's pretty hard to say no to.
- Nintendo Labo Robot Kit: Was £39.49 Now £14.99 - Amazon.co.uk
Here's a hefty stocking filler that I'm sure most kids (and many adults) would be happy to receive. It's perfect for those who wish to relieve some festive stress by stomping about and wrecking everything as a massive robot. It's also more than half price, which certainly sweetens the deal.
- Joy-Con Pair: Neon Red and Neon Blue: Was £74.99 Now £59.85 - Shopto.net
A spare pair of Joy-Con is super handy for all the spontaneous rooftop Switch parties you'll be having with friends. I still think the Neon Red and Neon Blue pair look the best, so those are the ones I've linked, but you can pick up any of the other pairs for the same discounted price.
- Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: Was £54.99 Now £49.99 - Very.co.uk
As much as I love the Switch's dinky Joy-Con, I have to admit that they're far from ideal for faster-paced action games like Bayonetta. The Pro Controller might be a little on the expensive side, even with this discount, but I reckon it's a solid gamepad that's worth checking out.
- GIOTECK WX-4 WIRELESS CONTROLLER: Was £24.99 Now £16.99 - Game.co.uk
This is one of the better budget Switch controllers out there, boasting Bluetooth connectivity and a 12-hour battery life. If you don't fancy splurging £50 on the real deal, this is a solid alternative.
- SanDisk SDSQXAO 128GB for Nintendo Switch: Was £40.99 Now £17.99 - Amazon.co.uk
If you've downloaded even just one full game (least of all something like The Witcher 3) on your Nintendo Switch then you'll know exactly how limited the included memory is. While we certainly don't need Nintendo Licensed memory cards when it comes to how we extend storage, this one does have a power-up mushroom on it AND it's over 50% off. Bargain.
- SanDisk Ultra 200 GB for Nintendo Switch: Now £18.99 - Amazon.co.uk
Don't make the same mistake that I did: Be sure to buy a micro SD with at least double the space you feel you need. There's no point picking up a minuscule 64GB card to then switch it out a few months later for 128GB. If I were you, I'd got for the 200GB to be safe. It's also only a quid more than its 128GB little brother.