The best iPhone X plans and prices in Australia compared

Months of rumours and hype have ended and we now know exactly how hard the iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) will hit our wallets. This tenth anniversary handset is Apple's priciest, by far, but you can check out our iPhone X review for more details on its specs to see exactly what your money will be going towards.

At the moment, you can order at most of the major carriers or the Apple Store itself, but if you're after a nifty deal on a contract plan, we've picked the best overall value, budget, and massive data options below.

Alongside the announcement of the iPhone X, we've also heard all about the latest entries into Apple's flagship range. The iterative updates of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have landed, in the form of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

See also: iPhone 8 deals | iPhone 8 Plus deals | iPhone 7 deals | iPhone 7 Plus deals | Samsung Galaxy S8 deals | Galaxy S8 Plus deals

The best iPhone X plans (December 2017)

Given the $1,579 starting price of the handset, most people are going to want to pick it up as part of a plan. Like the outright prices, the plans are similarly steep, but here's the cheapest plans you can order the iPhone X on right now.

Best overall value – iPhone X 64GB | 16GB data | $300 international calls and text | $113 pm

The 'entry-level' iPhone X model comes with 64GB, and we feel this is enough storage to keep you going. For not that much over $100 a month, you can score 16GB of data, have this data roll over each month, and not have some of your music streaming data count towards your cap. You'll also get $300 worth of international calls and texts every month for most locations, and if you sign up before January 31, calls from Australia to the UK, US, NZ, China, India, Singapore and Canada will all be free. Total cost over 24 months is $2,712View Deal

Best budget option – iPhone X 64GB | 2GB data | $50 international calls and texts | $92 pm

Once again, Virgin Mobile have fronted with the best budget option for the latest iPhone, and on this deal you'll score an impressive 2GB given the cost is sub-$100 a month. You'll also get $50 worth of international talk and text a month, data rollover, and streaming via Spotify, Google Play Music and iHeartRadio won't count towards your data cap. Total cost over 24 months is $2,208View Deal

Best big data option – iPhone X 256GB | 200GB data | Unlimited roaming calls and texts | $149 pm

Yes, you read correctly. 200GB of data. Until January 14, 2018, Optus is offering a special deal with this ludicrous amount of data for an exceptional price (relative to the market, that is – for comparison, Telstra's $149 plan only gets you 20GB). On top of this data, you'll get unlimited international calls and texts as well as 1.5GB of data, unlimited calls and unlimited texts to use when roaming. There's plenty more where that came from, so click through for all the sweet Optus extras.  Total cost over 24 months is $3,576View Deal

The best iPhone X plan for each carrier

Best Telstra plan – iPhone X 256GB | 75GB data | 3 Foxtel Now starter pack subscriptions | $169 pm

If you're looking at going with Telstra, then the included extras and promise of improved coverage is going to cost you a little more than its competitors, so it's best to get the most out of it with a higher-tiered plan. This is the cheapest plan that will get you the 256GB iPhone X along with three of the Foxtel Now starter pack 12-month subscriptions, along with 75GB of data and unlimited international calls and texts. Total cost over 24 months is $4,056View Deal

Best Optus plan – iPhone X 256GB | 200GB data | Unlimited roaming calls and texts | $149 pm

On Optus, it's pretty hard to look past the extraordinary 200GB data option. Until January 14, 2018, Optus is offering a special deal with this ludicrous amount of data for an exceptional price (relative to the market, that is – for comparison, Telstra's $149 plan only gets you 20GB). On top of this data, you'll get unlimited international calls and texts as well as 1.5GB of data, unlimited calls, and unlimited texts to use when roaming. There's plenty more where that came from, so click through for all the sweet Optus extras.  Total cost over 24 months is $3,576View Deal

Best Virgin Mobile plan – iPhone X 64GB | 16GB data | $300 international calls and text | $113 pm

The 'entry-level' iPhone X model comes with 64GB, and we feel this is enough storage to keep you going. For not that much over $100 a month, you can score 16GB of data, have this data roll over each month, and not have some of your music streaming data count towards your cap. You'll also get $300 worth of international calls and texts every month for most locations, and if you sign up before January 31, calls from Australia to the UK, US, NZ, China, India, Singapore and Canada will all be free. Total cost over 24 months is $2,712View Deal

Best Vodafone plan – iPhone X 64GB | 4GB data | $95.79 pm

Vodafone doesn't really offer any included extras, but if you're after a budget plan, the 64GB iPhone X on the $30 Red Plan offers up a reasonable data allowance for only $96.79 a month. The biggest perk with Vodafone is the ability to leave the contract at any time and only pay out the price of the handset itself. Total cost over 24 months is $2,322.96.View Deal