With the fast pace of the mobile phone industry new mobile phones are released constantly with models being updated and improved all the time.
The very latest phones can be out of the price range of some so looking at an earlier model is a great way to get some top tech at a lower price.
Taking a monthly agreement with an older model phone doesn't always mean you will lose out on the latest features either so here we have picked some of the top phones that have been superseded by newer models, whilst still offering a good spec and feature list.
A new iPhone model is released regularly and with the very latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models flying off the shelves you may be wanting to get your hands on an Apple smartphone but don't want to pay out for the latest version.
The iPhone 4S is a great compromise as you get the premium iPhone design, a stunning Retina display and the very latest iOS 8 software so you get access to many of the same great features an iPhone 6 user gets too.
The iPhone 4S 8GB is available from just £14.50 per month and is only £339.99 on pay as you go, when compared to the iPhone 6 that is a quite a saving.
The latest Samsung Galaxy S5 has been a huge success and if you like the look of it but are looking to spend a little less then the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the way to go.
This phone features the same premium style and feel which is a prominent feature of the Galaxy range and it includes a quad-core processor and a stunning 5-inch AMOLED display.
Smart Samsung features that are on board the S5 are included on this phone too such as S Beam for simple file sharing.
The fantastic Galaxy S4 smartphone starts at just £18 per month saving you a small fortune compared to the S5!
The Note series has proven that bigger is better when it comes to mobile phones and these phablets have been a hit amongst mobile users ever since they appeared.
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 sees a number of improvements to the big and bold smartphone but if you are looking for a bargain then you should opt for the Galaxy Note 3.
The beautiful 5.7-inch AMOLED display, 1.9GHz quad-core processor and Android OS deliver a great user experience and the design of this smartphone still looks fantastic.
The S Pen is what the Note is all about and this innovative stylus lets you interact with your smartphone in a new way, with Air View you simply hover the pen over an incoming message or file to get a preview and you can make notes or edit images easily.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available from just £18.50 per month and whilst it isn't exactly a new handset, it's far cheaper than the Note 4.
As you can see, choosing a previous version of a smartphone is an easy way to save some serious cash and you still get a great phone with plenty of power.
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Written by: Carmel Brown