The best iPhone XR deals in February 2019

The iPhone XR now has a few months under its belt and while it is still Apple's most recent phone release we've already seen prices drop rapidly, dare we say to the point of being cheap? So if you were hoping to get your hands on Apple's newest budget flagship now is the perfect time. Just a small amount of time into 2019 and prices are already looking very agreeable with contracts on EE, big data and everything in between falling into nice price ranges.

We're not shy in saying that the iPhone XR has got us really excited about Apple smartphones again. With the looks and some of the smarts of the top-of-the-range models in the family but with a much lower cost, we can really shout about the latest and greatest iPhone XR deals in the UK without hesitation. With its array of bright new colours and that stunning Liquid Retina display, the iPhone XR is a absolutely massive leap up from the 8. 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.

Excited by the prospect of a new XR? 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.

iPhone XR deals: today's top 5 best in the UK

iPhone XR | £389 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £22pm
So we have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that Mobiles.co.uk dropped its 4GB data £23 a month tarrif. The good news is that they replaced it with this. Yes, the data dropped down to 1GB but you do pay less a month so it all balances out. This is the cheapest way to get the XR on a monthly basis. Total cost over 24 months is £917

Click to grab the iPhone XR for less than £25 p/m at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR | £240 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £30pm
A O2 deal finally came to an end recently that had been our iPhone XR Editor's Pick for quite a while. This is our pick of the next best O2 deal. There's quite a lot to love with this deal, low monthly costs, a decent amount of data and the upfront fee isn't breaking any banks.    Total cost over 24 months is £891 (after cashback)
View this great value deal at e2save

iPhone XR | FREE upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £48pm
EE, big data, no upfront costs - there is a lot to love about this contract. If you're happy to fork up £48 a month for the iPhone XR this is how we would suggest doing it. Yes, it is quite expensive overall but for 50GB of data it feels worth it. Total cost over 24 months is £1,152

See this EE deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XR | £49 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
Well this is a lot more affordable than we thought it would be. Three was always going to be the network offering all-you-can-eat data, but we assumed the monthly price would be waaaaaaay over £50. The upfront spend is pretty cheap too. So if it's all the data you need, it's all the data you'll get with Three. Total cost over 24 months is £1,345

Get this all-you-can-eat tariff direct from Three

iPhone XR 256GB | FREE upfront | 60GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £58pm
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 £58 bills and nothing upfront. And you don't even have to go short on data. Total cost over 24 months is £1,392

See this big storage deal on EE from Affordable Mobiles

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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...

iPhone XR deals on EE: the best today

iPhone XR | FREE upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £48pm
EE, big data, no upfront costs - there is a lot to love about this contract. If you're happy to fork up £48 a month for the iPhone XR this is how we would suggest doing it. Yes, it is quite expensive overall but for 50GB of data it feels worth it. Total cost over 24 months is £1,152

See this EE deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XR 256GB | FREE upfront | 60GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £58pm
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 £58 bills and no upfront charges. And you don't even have to go short on data. Total cost over 24 months is £1,392

See this big storage deal on EE from Buy Mobiles

iPhone XR deals on O2: the best today

iPhone XR deal | £165 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm | £90 cashback
Paying just £34 a month for an iPhone XR is pretty rare, usually there is a massive upfront cost but here you're only paying £165 upfront (with our 10OFF code) which is barely anything in the grand scheme of XR prices, not to mention you get £90 cashback. Topping it off there's 15GB of data up for grabs here. Total cost over 24 months is £881 (after cashback)

Get this brilliant deal on Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR deal | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 25GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £48pm
£48 a month may seem like a lot for a phone contract, but in the world of high-end smartphones that's a small price to pay. Not to mention there is very little to pay upfront for this deal, and the massive 25GB of data that comes with it. Total cost over 24 months is £881 (after cashback)

Get this big data deal on Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR deals on Vodafone: the best today

iPhone XR | £389 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £22pm
So we have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that Mobiles.co.uk dropped its 4GB data £23 a month tarrif. The good news is that they replaced it with this. Yes, the data dropped down to 1GB but you do pay less a month so it all balances out. This is the cheapest way to get the XR on a monthly basis. Total cost over 24 months is £917

Click to grab the iPhone XR for less than £25 p/m at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR deals on Three: the best today

iPhone XR | £99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £45pm
Three isn't yet that competitive on the iPhone XR, unless of course your're looking for an unlimited data deal (more on which below). This is the cheapest you can get it in the early running, but there are cheaper low data tariffs available from other networks at the moment. Total cost over 24 months is £1,115

View this deal direct from Three

iPhone XR | £49 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
Well this is a lot more affordable than we thought it would be. Three was always going to be the network offering all-you-can-eat data, but we assumed the monthly price would be waaaaaaay over £50. The upfront spend is reasonable too. So if it's all the data you need, it's all the data you'll get with Three. Total cost over 24 months is £1,345

Get this AYCE iPhone deal direct from Three