Sim free, this recently released phone retails for £339.99 at Play (best deal I could find); with this deal you could pay only £238 over the course of the twelve month contract.
Please note this is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S; it was released only a week or two ago and it's an update on the previous Xperia Arc model.
It got an amazing four and a half star review from TechRadar just three days ago, which you can find here: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/sony-ericsson-xperia-arc-s-1033402/review
Also, while this is a redemption deal, which I know aren't too popular here, please read the deal first before casting your vote. I have stated the full price of £432 as I believe that's what you're meant to do with redemption deals?
The phone is free on a twelve month contract with Vodafone, with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.
The stated price is £36 a month, however with redemption this takes it down to only £24 a month. I know people see "redemption" and turn around the other way, and that's fine, but honestly they give you TWO MONTHS to send in the required bills. Also, in your account with Dialaphone, it clearly states for you which bills need to be sent and when. It's simple and straight forward to follow. There's no excuse to not get the cashback.
There's also £50 in Quidco cashback, which takes this phone down to a monthly rate of £19.83.
Over the course of the twelve month contract that's only £238! The cheapest I can find this mobile on PAYG is £339.99 @ Play. A hundred pound less and you get all of that every month, and no up front cost.
I know it isn't dual core, etc., etc., but please read the reviews, especially the one at TechRadar, look at some YouTube videos to take a closer look at the phone and how utterly stunning it looks and see what you think.
Hopefully this deal is useful to some of you.
**If you click through to the link, simply change the contract length to twelve months in the search options and you'll see the deal. I can't link to it directly.""
**Redemption is now even easier and safer, thanks to this information from Gazzie:""
"Alternatively we will accept a screen shot of your online billing account attached to an email. Please forward to [email protected]
When sending in your redemption claims please ensure your personal details name, address and mobile number are showing on the mobile bill; these are required as this is how we verify your redemption claim all the details need to match the information we hold on our system. if you make any changes please update these on My Account via our website before you submit you redemption claim."