The best iPhone 5S deals in July 2015

Pick up last year's best iPhone for a bargain price

iPhone 5S deals

The iPhone 5S is still a great choice of phone, even in a world of iPhone 6 and 6 Pluses.

The advantage of the 5S is twofold. The first fold, if you will, is that it's a tiny bit cheaper than the newer handsets, but even so retains the brilliant fingerprint scanner. The second advantage is that the 5S is a touch smaller than the 6 is.

Not everyone will care about the larger sizes of the 6 and gigantic 6 Plus, so for you this might still be a great choice of phone.

It's better than the iPhone 5C, is perhaps Apple's nicest ever looking phone and still has bundles of great features. Get it in gold if you can, because it looks very cool indeed.

See the best iPhone 5S deals

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The UK's best iPhone 5S deals:

iphone 6 deals on o2

16GB silver: Free phone | unlimited minutes | unlimited texts | 1GB of data - £27.50pm
Nice to see O2 jumping up to our "best deal of the month" but this is pretty decent. What's more, this is hardly more expensive than O2's deals on the iPhone 5C. Anyway, you get 1GB of data and unlimited calls and texts. Total cost over 24 months: £660

vodafone

Free 32GB phone | 1000 minutes | unlimited texts | 1GB data - £34.38pm
So, the deal here is more about the fact that Vodafone has the 32GB phone on a 1GB data tariff. We'd say that making the jump up to this iPhone is perhaps more important than extra data. These days though, with Apple Music, 1GB might be cutting it a bit fine. Total cost over 24 months: £825.12

Now let's break down the best iPhone 5S deals by network…

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Best iPhone 5S deals on EE:

iPhone 6 deals on EE

Free 16GB phone | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | 4GB data | £29.99pm
Less than £30 per month for 4GB of data is, it has to be said, fairly reasonable. You get a grey iPhone 5S with 16GB of storage and everything else is unlimited. Total cost over 24 months: £719.76

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iphone 5c deals

Best iPhone 5S deals on O2:

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Free 16GB phone | unlimited calls | unlimited texts | 3GB data - £31pm
We like this deal because the phone is gold. More importantly though 3GB is a reasonable amount of data for a modern smartphone, and calls and texts are both unlimited. Total cost over 24 months: £744

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iphone 5c deals

Best iPhone 5S deals on Vodafone:

vodafone

Free 16GB phone, unlimited mins, unlimited texts, 2GB data - £33.58pm
The headline here is really 2GB of data, although this might not be enough if you're going to be using Apple Music to stream lots of songs each month. Even so, the price isn't too bad and calls and texts are both unlimited. Total cost over 24 months: £805.92

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iphone 5c deals

Best iPhone 5S deals on Three:

iphone 6 deals on Three

Free 16GB phone | 600 minutes | unlimited texts | 2GB of data - £33pm
Three seems to change its tariffs each month, but not the price. This offer now has unlimited texts but keeps the 2GB of data and the monthly cost. Three doesn't have anything cheaper unless you're prepared to pay upfront for you phone, but with the iPhone 5S that seems like something of a bad idea. Total cost over 24 months: £792

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