The best iPhone deals in January 2019

Looking for a new iPhone for the new year? Well you're in the right place. We here at TechRadar have made a full guide and breakdown to all of Apple's many devices and have gathered all of the cheapest deals for these handsets. Whether you were looking for something big and powerful like the iPhone XR or XS Max or were hoping to find a cheaper Apple device like the iPhone SE or iPhone 7 we have found all of the best options.

Now is a great time to try and find yourself a deal. Christmas may be way behind us but January and the following months can be great times to track down a cheap iPhone and the even better news? We've already done a lot of the heavy lifting for you, finding the best deals for each device.

So you want an iPhone, that much is clear, but which one is it exactly that has won you over? Is it one of Apple's supercharged 2018 flagship iPhones with their extraordinary Super or Liquid Retina screens, increased onboard storage and new Bionic A12 chipset. Maybe one of the predecessors - the iPhone 8 or iPhone X - both of which can be great options for those looking for a new phone without breaking the bank. And then there's the Apple handsets that have been condemned to the bargain basement which are still great years on (and not to mention incredibly cheap). 

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

The price comparison table above allows you to compare the best deals iPhone deals out there. You can choose to find the price point that works for you, or you can select which phone you want first and then drill down into the deals. It's up to you!

See also: iPhone XR deals | iPhone XS deals | iPhone XS Max deals | iPhone X deals | iPhone 8 deals | iPhone 8 Plus deals | iPhone 7 deals | iPhone 6S deals | iPhone SE deals | Best mobile phone deals

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Which iPhone is right for you?

Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this as Apple has a lot of options by this point. The obvious option would be to go for one of Apple's newest and shiniest devices like the iPhone XR or XS Max right? Well we actually think it's slightly more complicated than that especially considering you will be paying some pretty hefty prices for those devices. There are a lot of older iPhone models that are a lot cheaper and still have a lot of the same specs and features. The iPhone 8 is excellent for sure, but it doesn't improve massively on the 7, which is cheaper. And you may prefer the feel (and much much lower price tag) of the smaller iPhone SE.

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

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Apple 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 

Now we know that we said this about the X last year as well, but the iPhone XR really feels like the Apple smartphone we've been waiting for. The balance between feature quality and price is unparalled among the iPhone range.

Read more: iPhone XR offers

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 the iPhone X was the giant leap, then the XS is the one small step. It looks and feels like the 2017 version, but there are definite improvements if you look hard enough to the camera, chipset and launch of a 512GB storage version.

Read more: iPhone XS deals

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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 

The iPhone XS Max was the real talking point of the 2018 Apple iPhone launch, with the Plus moniker being retired and Max taking its place. At 6.5 inches, the Super Retina screen is a massive, video watching gem. It's pricey though, so only you will know if you really need all that display.

Read more: iPhone XS Max deals

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Apple 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 

Even the most hardened Apple fanboy must have been getting at least a little tired at Apple's incremental approach to its iPhone releases. The iPhone X reinvigorated our excitement with its fresh new features, wireless charging, 5.8-inch display and the end of the home button.

Read more: iPhone X offers

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.

Read more: iPhone 8 best deals

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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.

Read more: iPhone 8 Plus prices

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.

Read more: iPhone 7 deals

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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. 

Read more: iPhone 7 Plus offers

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Apple 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.

Read more: iPhone 6S contracts

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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

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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.

Read more: iPhone SE deals

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Apple 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.

Read more: iPhone 6 deals

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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!

Read more: iPhone 6 Plus deals