The best iPhone deals and contracts in March 2019

Lets be honest, Apple needs no introductions. 12 years on from the first iPhone and Apple is still the unbeatable name in UK phone contracts. Whether its due to the sleak designs, easy to use iOS or impressive dedication to Apple's ecosystem, there is 101 reasons to choose an iPhone (price not being one of those).

But of course, deciding whether or not you want Apple or Android is the first stage of the battle, the next is choosing which of the many devices fits your needs. Whether you want the affordable iPhone XR flagship, the top of the line but extremely expensive iPhone XS Max or the uber cheap iPhone SE, we will show you what all of the best prices are on every iPhone.

We can tell you whether an iPhone deal on EE is your best option or if you should grab an O2 contract, we even know which retailers have the cheapest iPhone offers at anytime.

TechRadar's handy price comparison allows you to search and compare the cheapest deals on all the current iPhones. Whatever the network, whatever the data you need, we'll help you zero in on the best plan for you.

See also: iPhone XR deals | iPhone XS deals| iPhone X deals | iPhone 8 deals | iPhone SE deals | Best mobile phone deals

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Which iPhone deal is right for you?

Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this as Apple has been making phones for quite a while now. 

For the phone fanatics without a budget, there is the iPhone XS Max - the best Apple has to offer. With a beautiful screen, strong camera and 3174mAh battery, no other iPhone competes. Or maybe you want a flagship with a lower price, the iPhone XR or X maybe? Or if phones shouldn't cost a lot in your mind, the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 may have now been condemned to the bargain bins but they're unbeatable for price.

So keep reading, and we'll help you guide you through the niche world of iPhone deals. 

Apple iPhone XR

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iPhone XR

Immediately our favourite iPhone to buy

OS: iOS 12 | Screen size: 6.1-inch | Resolution: 828 x 1792 | Memory: 3GB Ram | Weight: 194g | Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm |Storage: 64/128/256GB | Battery: 2942mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP 

It feels like we say this for every iPhone that comes out but here we go - the iPhone XR is our favourite Apple device. With budget pricing, an impressive array of colours and most importantly, a battery life to match - this is an iPhone worth going for. 

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

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iPhone XS

Iterative improvements on the X

OS: iOS 12 | Screen size: 5.8-inch | Resolution: 1125 x 2436 | Memory: 4GB Ram | Weight: 177g | Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm |Storage: 64/256/512GB | Battery: 2658mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP 

If you consider the iPhone X a giant leap forward to Apple, the iPhone XS was a mere tip-toe. That doesn't mean the phone is bad, in fact its just only makes a few changes on the iPhone X. Super powerful processor, strong camera performance and a big battery - this is everything you could want in a phone.

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iPhone XS Max

The biggest and best iPhone ever made

OS: iOS 12 | Screen size: 6.5-inch | Resolution: 1242 x 2688 | Memory: 4GB Ram | Weight: 208g | Dimensions: 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm |Storage: 64/256/512GB | Battery: 3174mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP 

There's only two major impressions you can form on the iPhone XS Max - the first, its unbelievably impressive, hitting top-marks in all departments a phone should hit. The second, it is oh so very expensive. 

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Apple iPhone X

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iPhone X

The most exciting iPhone in years

OS: iOS 11 | Screen size: 5.8-inch | Resolution: 1125 x 2436 | Memory: 3GB Ram | Weight: 174g | Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm |Storage: 64/256GB | Battery: 2716mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP 

Apple fans can claim the iPhone has been innovative throughout every device but we all know there was a period of slacking. Luckily, that all ended with the iPhone X, a phone that launched the notch-movement and gave launch to a new style of phone. A great screen, premium design and impressive camera, this is a great phone through and through.

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Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

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iPhone 8 

The usual iterative update - the 7S by another name

OS: iOS 11 | Screen size: 4.7-inch | Resolution: 750 x 1334 | Memory: 2GB Ram | Weight: 148g | Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm |Storage: 64/256GB | Battery: 1821mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP 

Let's state this first of all - this is the best 4.7-inch iPhone you can buy. But that doesn't prevent us feeling like we should have had more. We like the wireless charging and can't quibble about its performance, but it isn't a massive upgrade on the iPhone 7.

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iPhone 8 Plus

Genuine improvement on previous iPhone Plus models

OS: iOS 11 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | Memory: 3GB Ram | Weight: 202g | Dimensions: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm |Storage: 64/256GB | Battery: 2691mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP 

If the sight of iPhone X deals make you feel a little faint, then use the iPhone 8 Plus as your metaphorical smelling salt. The added wireless charging and premium glass casing make it feel like a proper step up from the iPhone 7 Plus. And it's a brilliant - if over-sized - tool for photos.

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Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

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Apple iPhone 7

Waterproofing. Better battery. Improved camera. A fine upgrade.

OS: iOS 10 | Screen size:4.7-inch | Resolution: 750 x 1334 | Memory: 2GB | Weight: 138g | Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm |Storage: 32/128/256GB | Battery: 1960mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP

There's a slightly longer battery life, a better camera, fast innards and protection against water compared to the 6S. However, many of the changes are slight, and the lower priced predecessor, suddenly becomes a very attractive option.

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iPhone 7 Plus 

A modest update, but one that does enough to still excite

OS: iOS 10 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Memory: 3GB | Weight: 188g | Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm | Storage: 32/128/256GB | Battery: 2900mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP

It may not be the upgrade we were hoping for, but the iPhone 7 Plus is still an excellent phone with improved cameras, super slick performance and a handy waterproof, yet familiar design. 

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Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

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iPhone 6S 

The 2015 edition was and is simply stunning

OS: iOS 9 | Screen size: 4.7-inch | Resolution: 1334 x 750 | Memory: 2GB | Storage: 16/64/128GB | Battery: 1,715mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP

It looks very similar to the iPhone 6 below, but it's got a new '3D touch' screen which allows you to do different things depending how hard you press on it, plus a new camera, faster processor and a stronger frame. It's pricey, but as you can see from the iPhone deals table above, it's quite a bit cheaper now than when it first went on sale.

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iPhone 6S Plus

The big brother to the phone above is beautiful and powerful

OS: iOS 9 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Memory: 2GB | Storage: 16/64/128GB | Battery: 2,750mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP

The iPhone 6S Plus is very similar to the iPhone 6S above but it's bigger and, some would say, better. Some will find the bigger size inconvenient but for iPhone users who have looked on enviously at all those gorgeous Android phablets out there, this is the phone for you. The screen is big enough that you won't be reaching for your iPad as much. There are few reasons to upgrade from an iPhone 6 Plus to this phone, but if you're on an older model and you want the best iPhone with the biggest screen, this is definitively it.

Read more: iPhone 6S Plus deals

iPhone SE

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iPhone SE

The new iPhone SE is an iPhone 6S in the shape of an iPhone 5S

OS: iOS 9 | Screen size: 4-inch | Resolution: 1136 x 640 | Memory: 2GB | Storage: 16/64GB | Battery: 1,642mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 1.2MP

The iPhone SE is a bit different from what we're used to with iPhone releases. Instead of getting bigger, the new iPhone SE went smaller. It's a 4-inch screen just like the old iPhone 5S. That should please all the people who want a modern iPhone without having to put up with enormous handset sizes.

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Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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iPhone 6

Still a supreme phone and one of our favourite iPhones ever

OS: iOS 8 | Screen size: 4.7-inch | Resolution: 1334 x 750 | Memory: 1GB | Storage: 16/64/128GB |Battery: 1,810mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.2MP | Ranked: #2 in TR's best mobile phones chart

The iPhone 6 still offers the premium experience you've come to expect from Apple and lots more. It's bigger, better, sleeker and faster than the other devices below on this page - and it's not as expensive as you might think. Check out the deals we've found above.

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iPhone 6 Plus

The biggest iPhone ever is the most visually stunning to date

OS: iOS 8 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Memory: 1GB | Storage: 16/64/128GB | Battery: 2,915mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.2MP | Ranked: #8 in TR's best mobile phones list

If you're looking for something a little bigger but without paying the asking price for a 6S Plus, check out the iPhone 6 Plus. It's the biggest iPhone ever, jointly with the newer model, it's practically an iPad in fact. But with the trend towards larger phones these days, the iPhone 6 Plus is still selling well. It is a little pricey, but if you check out the iPhone deals we've found above you'll see it's not that expensive and certainly cheaper than the 6S Plus!

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