For those who are nearing the end of their mobile contract or are in the market for a new phone, here's a tempting deal for you: you can treat yourself to the Honor 20 Pro - our pick for best gaming phone (opens in new tab) - and get a free Xbox One X for £53 a month (opens in new tab) via MobilePhonesDirect.co.uk (after cashback). Meanwhile, an Apple iPhone 7 deal with a free Xbox One X is just £48.50 per month (opens in new tab) (after cashback) on a 24-month contract. Both use o2, have unlimited texts and calls, and offer at least 90GB of monthly data each. Because the Xbox One X console normally goes for £350-£400, this is also a cheap way into gaming or a handy Christmas gift for someone else.
Either way, you won't be disappointed with the Honor 20 Pro or iPhone 7. You can see our Honor 20 Pro review (opens in new tab) here, but the short version is that we praised its superb camera options, excellent battery life, and notable tech that make it a gaming powerhouse. Although it's technically £59 before cashback, you're getting £144 spread over months 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 of your contract. Similarly, the iPhone deal would come in at £59 but is reduced thanks to that £252 cashback scheme. This then gets you a device that has "faster performance, [an] entirely new camera system and the brightest, most colourful iPhone display" for less. Although it's not as brand spanking new as the latest Apple phones, it is still more than competent and if you're comfortable not being right on the crest of flagship mobile phones in order to get the most out of a contract, then it'll serve you well - and get you a free Xbox One X.
No matter which phone you go for, these are comfortably some of the top Xbox One X deals (opens in new tab) we've seen recently. And it's a system you'll want to get your hands on; with high-end technology and faster loading, Microsoft likes to point out that this is "the world's most powerful console".
Cheap phone deal
Honor 20 Pro + unlimited minutes/texts + 120GB data + Xbox One X + £144 cashback | £53pm (£59 before cashback) for 24 months on MobilePhonesDirect (opens in new tab)
The Honor 20 Pro is easily our favourite gaming phone, so don't miss an opportunity to get it for less with this offer.
iPhone 7 + unlimited minutes/texts + 90GB data + Xbox One X + £252 cashback | £48.50pm (£59 before cashback) for 24 months on MobilePhonesDirect (opens in new tab)
This Apple iPhone may be a little older, but it's still an excellent device. Better still, you get an Xbox One X for going for only a slightly older model of phone.
This is simply the latest in a parade of bargains we're likely to get before we reach November's Black Friday game deals (opens in new tab). Keep an eye on our hub to make sure you don't miss any offers!
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