The best iPhone XS deals and contracts in May 2019

iPhone XS deals demonstrate a key idea that Apple epitomises - make the best device possible without worrying about costs. The iPhone XS is easily one of the world's best phones but it there is no doubt that the price tag reflects this. Brilliant in every way but oh so expensive.

It may sound like we're simply going to slate the price tag but this is one of Apple's greatest creations out yet and dare we quietly mutter the words, one of the best phones on the market? Not to mention with iPhone XS deals you're getting a lot of the same features you would get in this phones big brother, the iPhone XS Max, without having to sell your house, car and pets.

Following right behind Apple's 10th anniversary smartphone, the SIM-free XS costs can now be found from £999 upfront, meaning that shaving a few quid off of your contract deal is crucial. And luckily Apple has released a few new devices since the XS including the XS Max and iPhone XR.

These two devices have helped knock down the prices of some of the older Apple handsets so now is the perfect time to jump on board and grab yourself a good deal. 

Yes, the name isn't hugely inventive but the hardware in the iPhone XS definitely is. Check out the Smart HDR camera for example, or the new A12 Bionic chipset. 

Sadly, if you were hoping for the phone on Vodafone, the network really isn't that strong right now. We would suggest O2 or EE as these are showing off some great deals right now. Or O2 for that All You Can Eat data.

iPhone XS deals: the best in the UK today

iPhone XS | O2 | FREE upfront | 90GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £59pm
At one time, there was an O2 iPhone XS deal that was truly unbeatable. While that is now gone, it has been replaced by a suitably brilliant option from Affordable Mobiles. Nothing to pay upfront and £59 a month scores you a pretty impressive 50GB of data, a brilliant overall price. Total cost over 24 months is £1,416

Get better bills with this deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XS | EE | £104 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 30GB data | £53pm
iPhone XS deals on EE seem to have been hit with a massive upfront cost increase, but luckily monthly costs have also dropped. Depending on your preferred method for paying for your phone, this is either brilliant or terrible news. This is the best option from EE right now, £53 a month and £104 upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1,376

Get this EE iPhone XS deal from Fonehouse

iPhone XS | Vodafone | £55.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
For those wanting the XS on Vodafone, there is no better choice than this. Our favourite thing about this contract is the lack of upfront costs. Then following that up with a brilliant amount of data completes it, the monthly costs aren't even too expensive...well for an iPhone XS. Total cost over 24 months is £1,351.99

Get this big data deal on Voda from Fonehouse

iPhone XS 256GB | O2 | £49.99 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 30GB data | £65m
What's the Carpe Diem equivalent of a phone contract? Probably this one. Costing a pretty hefty £65 a month and £49.99 upfront you would think this would need to be pretty special. Well offering a boost in storage of almost 200GB and a data cap of 30GB, it really is. If you're not fussed what you're paying for your new phone look no further. Total cost over 24 months is £1,609.99

Grab this extra storage XS plan from Carphone Warehouse

iPhone XS | Three | £49 upfront | 100GB of data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £52pm
You know how the expression goes 'big data phone contracts cost the world but they make your life so much better'. Okay, so no one has ever said that but it is true. You do have to fork up a big ol' £52 a month and £49 upfront, but once you do you'll have 100GB of data on one of the best phones in the world, sounds fun right? We'd say so, so much so that this is our go to iPhone XS deal right now.  Total cost over 24 months is £1,297

See this all-you-can-eat deal from Three Mobile

iPhone XS

iPhone XS review and specs in brief

Like the excellent iPhone X...just a whole lot better

SPECIFICATIONS

Screen size: 5.8-inches | Resolution: 1125 x 2436 | Rear camera: 12MP | Weight: 177g | OS: iOS 12 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/256GB/512GB | External storage: No | Battery: 2716mAh

Reasons to Buy
That rapid A12 Bionic chip
Speaker improvement
Display remains staggering
Reasons to Avoid
Didn't you see the price!?

If the iPhone X was the massive innovative leap that we'd been hoping Apple would make for years, then the XS feels a lot more like the iterative update that we'd been getting used to over the previous few Septembers.

But don't imagine for one moment that means Apple has totally rested on its laurels. There's a brand new so-called Bionic chipset in the iPhone XS - the computing lengths the company wants you to achieve with the XS are extraordinary. We've also been told about enhancements to the main camera, an extra 1GB of RAM and an incredible 512GB of storage on the costliest model.

Only you know whether you need a smartphone as advanced as the iPhone XS. But if you do, you won't find any better deals around than on this very page.

Read TechRadar's full iPhone XS review