There's no doubt that the smartphone is king. It's probably the device that you use the most, covet the most and pay the most for, on a regular basis. With Black Friday 2017 already getting underway for many phone retailers already, there's the chance to save yourself some cash and grab a smartphone bargain.

You won't get the deals here that you might in smart home or gaming, but we're going to be scouring all the major retailers to help you hunt out those bargains.

Amazon might not be the first place you think of looking for a phone, but they do offer a wide range of devices. Amazon's Black Friday phone deals have already begun, and there are some big savings to be had on some of the best smartphones around. 

Argos might not be the first retailer you think of when it comes to selling phones, but it does have a few deals on offer with its early Black Friday deals.

Carphone Warehouse has started its Black Friday deals a week early, the same as Amazon. The phone retailer has deals on a range of phones, from mid-range to flagship.

Electrical retailer Currys/PC World has a number of deals on mobile phones too, on many of this year's flagships.

EE will have Black Friday deals, saying it will be doing deals on phones, tablets and SIM only contracts. We're expecting them to kick off on 17 November.

If you're looking for a bargain on a new HTC handset, then HTC is now offering a range of deals through its website at htc.com. You'll have to sign-up to the HTC Club to get these deals, but that's just a case of filling in the details. HTC has been kind enough to let us know what deals you'll be able to get.

These deals will be live at 10:00 on 20 November until 23:59 on 27 November (while stocks last):

  • HTC U11+ for £629 (10 per cent off with pre-order)
  • HTC U11 Life for £314 (10 per cent off with pre-order)
  • HTC U11 (128GB) for £519 (20 per cent off)
  • HTC U11 (64GB) for £479 (20 per cent off)
  • HTC U Ultra for £359 (20 per cent off)
  • HTC 10 for £319 (20 per cent off)
  • HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle for £183 (20 per cent off)
  • HTC A9s for £159 (20 per cent off)

iD Mobile, the mobile network run by Carphone Warehouse, has kicked off its Black Friday sale and is promising 17 days of deals. Here are some of the best. iD mobile has various tariff deals for the same phone, with up to £340 in savings for the duration of the contract to be had.

In the deals below, we've selected the tariff with the most amount of minutes and data, but tariffs with less of each are available too. Some deals run until 4 December, while others last until the end of November, so snap them up quick to avoid missing out!

  • Samsung Galaxy S8, 2000 mins, 10GB data for £35.99 per month with £45.99 upfront cost (save £340) - see this deal here
  • Samsung A3, 600 mins, 4GB data for £18.99 per month with no upfront cost (save £29) - see this deal here
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, 2000 mins, 10GB data for £33.99 per month with £19.99 upfront cost (save £176) - see this deal here
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8, 2000 mins, 6GB data for £39.99 per month with £150 upfront cost (save £222) - see this deal here
  • Nokia 8, 600 mins, 6GB data for £27.99 per month with no upfront cost (save £292) - see this deal here
  • Google Pixel 2 (64GB), 2000 mins, 10GB data for £37.99 per month with £49.99 upfront cost (save £146) - see this deal here
  • LG G6, 2000 mins, 10GB data for £31.99 per month wth £21.99 upfront cost (save £312) - see this deal here
  • See all the iD Mobile deals here

Mobiles.co.uk is going to be running a Black Friday event, starting on 20 November. You can expect deals on a range of handsets. 

Tesco Mobile will be running a Black Friday event, but we have no idea what it will be covering, or when it will be starting and finishing.

Three is promising great contract deals and discounts on smartphones once its Black Friday event starts on 22 November.

Virgin Mobile is opening its Black Friday sales on 17 November so you can grab yourself a bargain. The sales will run through until 4 December. You'll be able to find the deals on Virgin Mobile's website.

At the moment we know that the following deals will be included:

Vodafone will have a range of deals available across the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, with the sales starting on 24 November. At the moment there's no word on what those deals might be.