Huawei P20 Pro EE retention deal - £33 p/m + £50 upfront, 10GB data £842 @ EE
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Huawei P20 Pro EE retention deal - £33 p/m + £50 upfront, 10GB data £842 @ EE

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Found 30th Apr
I am on the rolling £16 25GB line (not my primary line). Rang up to see what they could offer on the P20 Pro VS Vodafone's deal and they offered to knock £100 off the £150 upfront cost and a rolling 24 month £5 credit from the £38 per month tariff - so £33. Seems like a good deal to me, although I don't believe this is a Max Plan.

Just to clarify, this is definitely for the Pro and not the standard P20.

I've been with EE since they were One2One so I'm not sure if that makes a difference.

This deal is on my account and I haven't committed to it yet so I would legitimately like some feedback from the community as to whether to go for it.

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Doesn't seem like much of a deal for you.
Over the 24 months you will be paying an extra

17 X 24 = £408+ £50(upfront)

£458 extra for less than half the data
Templar_10130th Apr

Doesn't seem like much of a deal for you.Over the 24 months you will be …Doesn't seem like much of a deal for you.Over the 24 months you will be paying an extra17 X 24 = £408+ £50(upfront)£458 extra for less than half the data


I won't be using the data, and 25GB is massively overkill for the person using the line. I have a 40GB per month Max plan for my main line.

Thanks for the feedback though. To be honest I'm in two minds as I tend to look more at SIM free or upfront prices more than contracts on here, so I don't really know what a 'good' deal is. This just seemed pretty good on the face of it. If there are better deals out there my £16 line *is* rolling. I don't want too much hassle though
Edited by: "misterleoni" 30th Apr
I got offered this today as well, they are refusing to drop the £50 upfront fee
Aeschylus13 m ago

I got offered this today as well, they are refusing to drop the £50 …I got offered this today as well, they are refusing to drop the £50 upfront fee


What do you think of the deal?
The phone is roughly £600 so you are paying £242 for the sim over 2 years. That is less than a tenner a month so it is a good deal, however mobile phone direct are doing this deal for £38 a month with 20gb of data and no upfront cost....
I would say it’s a good deal. If you factor in the plan itself is £20/month you are essentially getting the P20 Pro for £362 which sounds amazing.

Or my calculations are wrong lol..
Aeschylus7 m ago

The phone is roughly £600 so you are paying £242 for the sim over 2 years. …The phone is roughly £600 so you are paying £242 for the sim over 2 years. That is less than a tenner a month so it is a good deal, however mobile phone direct are doing this deal for £38 a month with 20gb of data and no upfront cost....


Is that on the same network?
Yes EE, it is on uswitch..I email EE and said can you drop the £50 they said they don’t price match as these 3rd party retailers don’t get their phones from official suppliers!
xmikomix9 m ago

I would say it’s a good deal. If you factor in the plan itself is £ …I would say it’s a good deal. If you factor in the plan itself is £20/month you are essentially getting the P20 Pro for £362 which sounds amazing.Or my calculations are wrong lol..


The way I considered it was that if I don't upgrade the contract I'm not going to bother looking for cheaper 30 day SIMs than the £16 one I already have. The 25GB I get with that is far more than required really.

So by my calculations I'm effectively getting it for £458 over 2 years, which seemed pretty good to me - however it seems there are better deals if this thread is to be believed, so I'm keen to know more.
misterleoni4 m ago

The way I considered it was that if I don't upgrade the contract I'm not …The way I considered it was that if I don't upgrade the contract I'm not going to bother looking for cheaper 30 day SIMs than the £16 one I already have. The 25GB I get with that is far more than required really. So by my calculations I'm effectively getting it for £458 over 2 years, which seemed pretty good to me - however it seems there are better deals if this thread is to be believed, so I'm keen to know more.


Yeah looking at it that way you would do better going for the uswitch deal as you will get more data, but not sure if that would be good for you as you mention you are not gonna be using that SIM.
I just rang them up to try my luck and i got offered p20 Pro with 20gb data and £20 upfront for £43 month.
Templar_10130th Apr

I just rang them up to try my luck and i got offered p20 Pro with 20gb …I just rang them up to try my luck and i got offered p20 Pro with 20gb data and £20 upfront for £43 month.


That's a lot more over the 24 months though isn't it? Although obviously more data. In my case as long as it's 10GB minimum (as a safety net) I'm not too worried about that side of it.
xmikomix49 m ago

Yeah looking at it that way you would do better going for the uswitch deal …Yeah looking at it that way you would do better going for the uswitch deal as you will get more data, but not sure if that would be good for you as you mention you are not gonna be using that SIM.


I won't be using the SIM but it is being used! It just doesn't need any more than 10GB on it.
misterleoni2 m ago

That's a lot more over the 24 months though isn't it? Although obviously …That's a lot more over the 24 months though isn't it? Although obviously more data. In my case as long as it's 10GB minimum (as a safety net) I'm not too worried about that side of it.


I know. I thought it was a crap offering too.
Templar_10130th Apr

I just rang them up to try my luck and i got offered p20 Pro with 20gb …I just rang them up to try my luck and i got offered p20 Pro with 20gb data and £20 upfront for £43 month.


38 pound on fonehouse no upfront 20gb deal
Forgetting data allowances as value-adds, what are the best readily available deals (that best this) in terms of total cost of ownership?
I tried to get this phone on EE last week. Ive been a customer for 17 years or something like that, got offered 8gb for £33 a month and... £250 for the phone! So not sure length of time being a customer has any meaningful effect tbh. More pot luck.
cspectre4 m ago

I tried to get this phone on EE last week. Ive been a customer for 17 …I tried to get this phone on EE last week. Ive been a customer for 17 years or something like that, got offered 8gb for £33 a month and... £250 for the phone! So not sure length of time being a customer has any meaningful effect tbh. More pot luck.


I agree. You're more valuable to them if you've been with them for a year and regularly go over your allowance and pay extra than you are if you have been a customer for 25 years and are paying £5 a month on a loyalty deal.
At least that's what I think from previous experience.
I always get offered brilliant deals when I have had high bills that year.
I got this deal 25 minutes on the phone but we got her down ! But no more movement on price ..... Good deal if 10gb suits
Jordan_Bryce17 m ago

I got this deal 25 minutes on the phone but we got her down ! But no more …I got this deal 25 minutes on the phone but we got her down ! But no more movement on price ..... Good deal if 10gb suits


10GB is a decent allowance. To be honest I don't even need that much anymore so the 40GB on my line is ludicrous - though I do use it about 1 time per year. In the grand scheme of things I'd have been better off just paying for a bolt on when I need it (if I need it). I have WiFi most places now - even on my train for the duration of my commute.
misterleoni2 h, 10 m ago

Forgetting data allowances as value-adds, what are the best readily …Forgetting data allowances as value-adds, what are the best readily available deals (that best this) in terms of total cost of ownership?


hotukdeals.com/dea…049


£668 over 24 months, crap data however.
Mrswitch23 m ago

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/huawei-p20-pro-black-on-ee-500mb-data-unlimited-texts-and-mins-affordablemobilescouk-30899-up-front-15pm-x-24-months-66899-2933049£668 over 24 months, crap data however.

Yeah that allowance would be useless, considering this SIM will actually be getting used by someone who streams Spotify and whatnot. Seems like it's worth the extra £174 for 9.5GB more data (or £7.24 per month), given that the aim here isn't just to get the device and chuck the SIM in a drawer.
Don't have a spare £308 anyway
Edited by: "misterleoni" 30th Apr
Mrswitch27 m ago

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/huawei-p20-pro-black-on-ee-500mb-data-unlimited-texts-and-mins-affordablemobilescouk-30899-up-front-15pm-x-24-months-66899-2933049£668 over 24 months, crap data however.


I'm actually getting more tempted to go for the deal I've been offered to be honest. Everything else I've seen seems to have caveats.
misterleoni3 m ago

I'm actually getting more tempted to go for the deal I've been offered to …I'm actually getting more tempted to go for the deal I've been offered to be honest. Everything else I've seen seems to have caveats.


What are you actually after?

10gb data, on EE, p20 pro? And under £900 per year?
Mrswitch1 h, 33 m ago

What are you actually after? 10gb data, on EE, p20 pro? And under £900 per …What are you actually after? 10gb data, on EE, p20 pro? And under £900 per year?


I don't look at things in that sort of detail. It needs to be a good amount of data for the cheapest price. Doesn't have to be EE. I'm not just looking for the phone as it's a genuine contract I pay for and that gets used - although it doesn't require the huge 25GB it currently has. The previous rolling contract I had was 10.5GB.
This is an excellent deal and 10gb of data is more than enough for most users. The phone is at least £679.99 SIM free so the data and minutes works out at only about a fiver a month.
I’ve just got the EE retention deal on the p20 with 20gb on the max plan no handset cost £33.10 a month
DSB69021 m ago

I’ve just got the EE retention deal on the p20 with 20gb on the max plan n …I’ve just got the EE retention deal on the p20 with 20gb on the max plan no handset cost £33.10 a month


Normal P20?

I'm having second thoughts about the Pro after reading the XDA Developers thread on it. Seems the camera is only 'better' than things like the Pixel 2 if you use manual settings and I have a camera for that. I want the best 'snapshot' phone not a half-assed connected replacement for my RX100. I'm starting to wonder if some of those early reviewers were slightly swayed by being flown to Paris and handed phones, and (perhaps subconsciously) didn't want to rock the boat and ruin their chances of future invites. I'm sure this isn't the case but the glowing initial reviews aren't matching up to user experience now the device is available.

Having said that, it still looks nice.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 30th Apr
misterleoni13 h, 23 m ago

Normal P20?I'm having second thoughts about the Pro after reading the XDA …Normal P20?I'm having second thoughts about the Pro after reading the XDA Developers thread on it. Seems the camera is only 'better' than things like the Pixel 2 if you use manual settings and I have a camera for that. I want the best 'snapshot' phone not a half-assed connected replacement for my RX100. I'm starting to wonder if some of those early reviewers were slightly swayed by being flown to Paris and handed phones, and (perhaps subconsciously) didn't want to rock the boat and ruin their chances of future invites. I'm sure this isn't the case but the glowing initial reviews aren't matching up to user experience now the device is available. Having said that, it still looks nice.


Umm I am not entirely sure, as the reviews are pretty glowing on xda... overall 4.89/5 seems pretty impressive

ignore me I see you are referring to camera only, yeah it seems Manual mode beats the pixel, auto mode does not still having the second best camera phone, not all bad hey

Hello there! Welcome to our Real Life Review section for Huawei P20 Pro. Here we let the XDA community vote on and review the various facets of a device. So jump in, contribute some ratings & reviews. Just no iPhone jokes, kay?OVERALL
4.89 PERFORMANCE
4.38 CAMERA
4.14 BATTERY
4.65DESIGN
4.60 DISPLAY
5.00 COMMUNICATIONS
4.83
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 1st May
misterleoni13 h, 43 m ago

Normal P20?I'm having second thoughts about the Pro after reading the XDA …Normal P20?I'm having second thoughts about the Pro after reading the XDA Developers thread on it. Seems the camera is only 'better' than things like the Pixel 2 if you use manual settings and I have a camera for that. I want the best 'snapshot' phone not a half-assed connected replacement for my RX100. I'm starting to wonder if some of those early reviewers were slightly swayed by being flown to Paris and handed phones, and (perhaps subconsciously) didn't want to rock the boat and ruin their chances of future invites. I'm sure this isn't the case but the glowing initial reviews aren't matching up to user experience now the device is available. Having said that, it still looks nice.



Check this out for more detail on camera performance. Ignore the author's leanings towards the Nokias, just look at the photos themselves if you wish.

allaboutwindowsphone.com/fea…php
Aeschylus32 m ago

Umm I am not entirely sure, as the reviews are pretty glowing on xda... …Umm I am not entirely sure, as the reviews are pretty glowing on xda... overall 4.89/5 seems pretty impressiveignore me I see you are referring to camera only, yeah it seems Manual mode beats the pixel, auto mode does not still having the second best camera phone, not all bad hey Hello there! Welcome to our Real Life Review section for Huawei P20 Pro. Here we let the XDA community vote on and review the various facets of a device. So jump in, contribute some ratings & reviews. Just no iPhone jokes, kay?OVERALL 4.89 PERFORMANCE 4.38 CAMERA 4.14 BATTERY 4.65DESIGN 4.60 DISPLAY 5.00 COMMUNICATIONS 4.83


I think the thing that puts me off is that half the people commenting on the camera thread seem to be negative, which is quite unusual on a thread specifically for a given model. Normally they would be in the honeymoon period. Lots of disappointed voices. The positives seem more like 'fingers in ears' owners, but that could just be the way I'm reading into it.
93tid11 m ago

Check this out for more detail on camera performance. Ignore the author's …Check this out for more detail on camera performance. Ignore the author's leanings towards the Nokias, just look at the photos themselves if you wish.http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/22915_Zoom_PureView_and_more_Lumia_1.php


I know the author of this personally. This is another thing that made me have second thoughts. There are other people I know who are reviewing this model in a glowing fashion, but when I see a load of Huawei hashtags it makes me wonder if they actually had to buy the device themselves.
misterleoni35 m ago

I know the author of this personally. This is another thing that made me …I know the author of this personally. This is another thing that made me have second thoughts. There are other people I know who are reviewing this model in a glowing fashion, but when I see a load of Huawei hashtags it makes me wonder if they actually had to buy the device themselves.


Well something is a miss. Unless there is a lot of paid reviews out there, those real life tests are dissapoi
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 1st May
Aeschylus29 m ago

Well something is a miss. Unless there is a lot of paid reviews out there, …Well something is a miss. Unless there is a lot of paid reviews out there, those real life tests are dissapoi


Hard to know for sure what's going on, but there is a very odd discrepancy which I haven't seen with any other device - eg I never saw people saying the Pixel 2 was amazing and others saying it was rubbish - the reviews were favourable across the board with just a slight variation between people who said it wasn't as good as the iPhone or S8 or whatnot. I never saw the level of criticism the P20 Pro has contrasted so starkly against the glowing praise.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 1st May
Aeschylus:
I got offered this today as well, they are refusing to drop the £50 upfront fee

They screwed up my next day delivery so I ended up with a £51 credit today anyway.
Just bought this phone and it is amazing.
The battery just won't die!
It has an Infrared blaster and also a learning mode where you just point any remote at it and press a button on the remote and it stores that button. Make your own remote with all your different electronics all on the same page.
Screen is nice .
Loads of gesture shortcuts. The camera which I haven't really tested of yet is supposed to be one of the best.
Sound quality is cool with the twin speakers.
I have come from the Note 8 and I find this phone much more manageable to hold and use with a small sacrifice on screen size.

Post
Templar_1018th May

Just bought this phone and it is amazing.The battery just won't die!It has …Just bought this phone and it is amazing.The battery just won't die!It has an Infrared blaster and also a learning mode where you just point any remote at it and press a button on the remote and it stores that button. Make your own remote with all your different electronics all on the same page.Screen is nice .Loads of gesture shortcuts. The camera which I haven't really tested of yet is supposed to be one of the best.Sound quality is cool with the twin speakers.I have come from the Note 8 and I find this phone much more manageable to hold and use with a small sacrifice on screen size.Post


Ah, so you finally found your phone? it took you a while. Glad you like it.

Got rid of my other pixel 2 xl on gumtree so all good
Edited by: "Mrswitch" 8th May
Templar_1018th May

Just bought this phone and it is amazing.The battery just won't die!It has …Just bought this phone and it is amazing.The battery just won't die!It has an Infrared blaster and also a learning mode where you just point any remote at it and press a button on the remote and it stores that button. Make your own remote with all your different electronics all on the same page.Screen is nice .Loads of gesture shortcuts. The camera which I haven't really tested of yet is supposed to be one of the best.Sound quality is cool with the twin speakers.I have come from the Note 8 and I find this phone much more manageable to hold and use with a small sacrifice on screen size.Post


Agree with a lot of this. A lot of the downsides are aesthetics for me. It might seem unreasonable but I hate ugly OS aesthetic choices - for example every time you delete something you get a revoltingly ill-conceived piece of 'advice' about it putting your photo in the recycle bin, that takes up half the screen. I haven't figured out a way to turn this off so that it just deletes the photo so if you know a way...

I also still really hate what they've done to Oreo's rich multimedia notifications. They're really ugly too. Attached images of both.

Otherwise the device is nicer than expected and I've taken some nice photos on it. For those interested in charging and listening to wired headphones at the same time, I've found an adaptor on Amazon that works perfectly (after trying a few duffers). Only £8.99.
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Mrswitch41 m ago

Ah, so you finally found your phone? it took you a while. Glad you …Ah, so you finally found your phone? it took you a while. Glad you like it. Got rid of my other pixel 2 xl on gumtree so all good


Yes buddy.
Bought if off Shpock.
Mint condition.
Couldn't wait any longer.
Got the Note 8 on Shpock.
I'm gutted it took me so long to try another make.
misterleoni38 m ago

Agree with a lot of this. A lot of the downsides are aesthetics for me. It …Agree with a lot of this. A lot of the downsides are aesthetics for me. It might seem unreasonable but I hate ugly OS aesthetic choices - for example every time you delete something you get a revoltingly ill-conceived piece of 'advice' about it putting your photo in the recycle bin, that takes up half the screen. I haven't figured out a way to turn this off so that it just deletes the photo so if you know a way...I also still really hate what they've done to Oreo's rich multimedia notifications. They're really ugly too. Attached images of both. Otherwise the device is nicer than expected and I've taken some nice photos on it. For those interested in charging and listening to wired headphones at the same time, I've found an adaptor on Amazon that works perfectly (after trying a few duffers). Only £8.99. [Image] [Image]


I use wireless headphones (not much of an audiophile) but I have been looking for a decent supercharger for the car. I have ended up buying one on eBay for £12 from China. The next one up was £20+.
Although I can't seeing me needing it that much.
The battery should easily last me a day of my heaviest use and a normal 2.4a car charger of which I have plenty is sufficient for a mid day top-up.
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