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News | 06 Nov 2020

Meet the new great value 5G Android devices taking on Apple’s iPhone

Deals include the brand new Google Pixel 4a 5G – pre-order now to claim premium Bose QC 35 II noise cancellation headphones for free.

The latest technology can often seem expensive and out of reach, but that doesn’t have to be the case. The latest big-name 5G Android smartphones, now available to pre-order from Vodafone UK, cost far less than you might think.

The new Google Pixel 4a 5G has the same top-notch camera as the more expensive Pixel 5. Its astrophotography mode can take photos of the night sky, a feat previously reserved for dedicated professional cameras.

As the Pixel 4a 5G is made by Google itself, it’s not only guaranteed to receive the latest Android software updates as soon as they’re available but will receive them for the next three years. As with previous Pixel phones, the Pixel 4a 5G has some built-in features unavailable on other Android phones such as the ability to transcribe recorded speech into text without using the cloud.

illustrative photo of the Google Pixel 4a 5G and Bose QC 35 II
For a limited time, Vodafone UK customers can claim a free pair of Bose QC 35 II active noise cancellation headphones when they purchase the Google Pixel 4a 5G.

If you’re quick on your feet and purchase the Pixel 4a 5G from Vodafone before 18 November 2020, you can claim a pair of Bose QC 35 II headphones. Worth £300, the QC 35 II have active noise cancellation technology. This means they have circuitry that can filter out background noise, such as the rattle of a train carriage, so you can listen to music and podcasts without having to turn up the volume to potentially dangerous levels.

The new Samsung Galaxy A42 5G packs in a huge 5000mAh battery and 6.6in screen. Despite its expansive display, Samsung’s OneUI Android interface puts many onscreen controls within easy reach when you’re using this smartphone one-handed.

illustrative photo of the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
The rear of the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G in black.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite is a 5G phone with features more commonly found on much more expensive handsets. Its 6.67in screen has a refresh rate of 120Hz, so animations in games and scrolling through long webpages looks far smoother than it otherwise would. The front-facing camera can record time lapse selfie videos, while another mode allows you to record video from both the rear and front facing cameras simultaneously for creative shots.

If you purchase it from Vodafone before 12 November 2020 then you’ll get Xiaomi wireless earphones, worth £80, for free.

illustrative photo of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
The rear of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite in grey.

If you have a bigger budget, there’s the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. In addition to the features found in the Mi 10T Lite, this flagship phone has an improved camera with a significantly larger imaging sensor for higher quality photography in low light. It also has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, one of the fastest currently available, so it can play graphically demanding games with ease.

If you purchase the Mi 10T Pro before 12 November 2020 then you’ll receive a £150 Amazon e-voucher (while stocks last).

illustrative photo of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Purchase the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro from Vodafone UK and claim a £150 Amazon e-voucher.

No matter which 5G smartphone you choose from Vodafone UK, you’ll benefit from unlimited data, texts and calls on Vodafone’s award-winning mobile network which includes the best 5G network in London. As part of your contract, you’ll be able to take advantage of the discounts and giveaways available through the VeryMe program. On selected plans, you’ll also have your pick of entertainment partners – Amazon Prime, YouTube Premium or Spotify.

The Google Pixel 4a 5G is available from £38 a month and a £29 up-front cost. The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is available from £46 a month and a £29 up-front cost.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite is available from £46 a month with no upfront cost, while the Mi 10T Pro is available from £42 a month with a £19 up-front cost.

Learn more about all the 5G devices available from Vodafone UK.

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