The best iPhone XR deals in July 2019

When it comes to the phone market, iPhone XR deals are consistently one of our favourite choices. iPhone XR deals effortlessly fall between the cheaper, older Apple devices and the the likes of the iPhone XS, blending affordability with big specs.

And the great news is, iPhone XR deals are incredibly affordable right now. Whether you want big data or an offer on EE, now is the time. With prices slowly falling, Apple's 'budget' flagship is now finally starting to fill its title, offering high-end Apple quality at a...well, almost affordable price tag. 

With prices now dropping to points well below £1000 over the two years, the iPhone XR can now be considered a budget option...by Apple's standards of course. They probably won't drop any lower.

With its array of bright new colours and that stunning Liquid Retina display, the iPhone XR is a gigantic leap up from the 8 and somewhere comfortably between the iPhone X and XS.

The bezels have almost completely disappeared except for a small notch at the top, which does mean goodbye to the home button. And that souped up A12 Bionic chipset is bringing a lot of power to the iPhone XR's brains.

Ready to see all of the impressive iPhone XR deals? Well, with TechRadar's helping hand - and, more crucially, our price comparison chart (custom-made of course) - you can be sure that you won't pay be paying more than you need to for your new iPhone deal.

Compare the best iPhone XR deals

Top 5 iPhone XR deals in the UK

iPhone XR | £90 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37pm
The price of this contract recently shot up by £50 but it was so good before that this is still our favourite offer. Costing just £37 a month and £90 upfront (with our checkout code 10OFF) we would peg this as the best of all of the iPhone XR deals. Total cost over 24 months is £978

View this great value deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR | £49 upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
Out of all of the iPhone XR deals, this is one to get especially excited about. With absolutely no upfront costs, monthly bills of £43 a month and a whopping 50GB of data, this deal can't really do any wrongs. With all of this in mind it easily holds the rank of our favourite of EE's iPhone XR deals, and we can't really see it being overthrown anytime soon. Total cost over 24 months is £1,081

See this brilliant EE deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XR | £49 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £52pm
Right now, unlimited data on the iPhone XR has never looked better. For the first six months of your contract, you pay just £29 a month. That is a ridiculous price for this contract and although it sadly goes back up to its regular pricing of £52 after the six months, it will help you save a bit of cash. Total cost over 24 months is £1,297

Get this AYCE iPhone deal direct from Three

iPhone XR | £189 upfront | 3GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £28pm
For those hunting down the best offers on cheap bills, this one stands out as a true winner. With monthly bills of £28 and a reduced upfront of £189 (with the code 10OFF), this deal is an absolute bargain. The only real downside is that data allowance of just 3GB. Total cost over 24 months is £861

Click to grab this cheap iPhone XR deal from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR 256GB | £39.99 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 60GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
Want to make sure that you have ample room for all your photos, music and podcasts? Then it doesn't cost too much more to crank things up to the 256GB model. You're back to the UK's fastest 4G network here, with £54 bills and just a small upfront charge. And you don't even get to go big on your data cap. Total cost over 24 months is £1,335.99

See this big storage deal on EE from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR review

iPhone XR deals

iPhone XR review in brief

Best value flagship iPhone you can buy

SPECIFICATIONS

Screen size: 6.1-inch | Display: Liquid Retina 828 x 1792 | Rear camera: 12MP | Weight: 194g | OS: iOS 12 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB | External storage: No | Battery: 2942mAh

Reasons to Buy
Delicious large display
Camera improvements
Lots of fun colours to choose from
Reasons to Avoid
Chunkier design than some

The home button is dead, long live the notch! It features on what immediately becomes the best value iPhone on the market, with the iPhone XR having all the appearance of more premium models but at a considerably lower cost.

There's no dual lens here, but the main camera does have a 12MP sensor and smart HDR. Excellent photos - in low light or otherwise - are more or less guaranteed. The innards are as finely tuned as ever and call is shallow but we're loving that clutch of new colours. A welcome change from muted Space Grey and Rose Gold.

If you've been an iPhone user for a while and have been waiting for an end to the customary incremental upgrades Apple usually launches, then 2018 may be the time to upgrade your iPhone.

Read TechRadar's full iPhone XR review

Now let's break down the best iPhone XR deals by network...

Best iphone XR deals by network

iPhone XR deals: best on EE

iPhone XR | £49 upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
Out of all of the iPhone XR deals, this is one to get especially excited about. With absolutely no upfront costs, monthly bills of £43 a month and a whopping 50GB of data, this deal can't really do any wrongs. With all of this in mind it easily holds the rank of our favourite of EE's iPhone XR deals, and we can't really see it being overthrown anytime soon. Total cost over 24 months is £1,081

See this brilliant EE deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XR 256GB | £39.99 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 60GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
Want to make sure that you have ample room for all your photos, music and podcasts? Then it doesn't cost too much more to crank things up to the 256GB model. You're back to the UK's fastest 4G network here, with £54 bills and just a small upfront charge. And you don't even get to go big on your data cap. Total cost over 24 months is £1,335.99

See this big storage deal on EE from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR deals: best on O2

iPhone XR | £90 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37pm
The price of this contract recently shot up by £50 but it was so good before that this is still our favourite offer. Costing just £37 a month and £90 upfront (with our checkout code 10OFF) we would peg this as the best of all of the iPhone XR deals. Total cost over 24 months is £978

View this great value deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR | £189 upfront | 3GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £28pm
For those hunting down the best offers on cheap bills, this one stands out as a true winner. With monthly bills of £28 and a reduced upfront of £189 (with the code 10OFF), this deal is an absolute bargain. The only real downside is that data allowance of just 3GB. Total cost over 24 months is £861

Click to grab this cheap iPhone XR deal from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR deals: best on Vodafone

iPhone XR | £102.99 upfront | Unlimited data | Unlimited calls and texts | £40pm
With Vodafone now entering the unlimited data market, it has brought with it some affordable tempts at unlimited data opportunities. This contract costs just £40 a month and £98.99 for absolutely no caps on your usage. Total cost over 24 months is £1,062.99

Click to grab the iPhone XR with Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone XR | FREE upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £44pm
Sadly, Vodafone isn't currently the most affordable option on the iPhone XR. In fact, it's currently looking like the most expensive of the main four networks. But with nothing to pay upfront and £44 a month bills, this is one of the better options currently available. Total cost over 24 months is £1,056

Click to grab the iPhone XR from Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone XR deals: best on Three

iPhone XR | £49 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £52pm
Right now, unlimited data on the iPhone XR has never looked better. For the first six months of your contract, you pay just £29 a month. That is a ridiculous price for this contract and although it sadly goes back up to its regular pricing of £52 after the six months, it will help you save a bit of cash. Total cost over 24 months is £1,110

Get this AYCE iPhone deal direct from Three

iPhone XR | £49 upfront | 4GB | Unlimited minutes and texts | £45pm
Where there is absolutely no doubt around Three's prowess over the unlimited data scene, it seems like they struggle a bit more when it comes to the cheaper end of the spectrum. If you're looking to get a Three contract at its lowest price it will cost you around £45 a month. But, you will be capped at 4GB of data, we would advise just sticking to Three for unlimited data options. Total cost over 24 months is £1,129

Get this affordable iPhone deal direct from Three