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The best iPhone XS deals and contracts in August 2020

iPhone XS deals are coming down in price making it an almost affordable option from Apple now. With high-end specs, a powerful camera and top-level processor, these now cheaper device will be perfect for many.

And although it's no longer the newest Apple device, the specs on offer with this phone still feel very much up-to-date. In fact, compared to Apple's latest releases, there isn't a huge amount to differentiate between.

And considering Apple tends to carry some...well, hefty price tags, we see iPhone XS deals as the safer option over the XS Max or any of the new 11 series.

Following right behind Apple's 10th anniversary smartphone, the SIM-free XS costs can now be found from £629 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, iPhone XR and of course, the trio of iPhone 11s.

In terms of specs, the iPhone XS is packed full of power, especially for an older phone. With its A12 Bionic chipset, 2658mAh battery and Super Retina OLED display, the iPhone XS can still hold its own against the 2019 devices now available.

Sound like the device for you? We've listed all of the best iPhone XS deals below for you to compare.

iPhone XS deals

iPhone XS review and specs in brief

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

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

That rapid A12 Bionic chip
Speaker improvement
Display remains staggering
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

iPhone XS deals: FAQ

Is the iPhone XS worth your time now the 11 is here?

Yes! If anything, there has never been a better time to get your hands on this device. After the release of the trio of 11 handsets, the XS has plummeted down in price. Now you can get iPhone XS deals at a far lower price than before, securing you an impressive iPhone at a bargain.

Should I go SIM-free or get an iPhone XS contract?

This is completely up to you and depends on what kind of plan you're looking for. Going SIM-free and purchasing a SIM only deal will be the cheaper of the two options over the two years but it will require a massive upfront spend.

Going for a contract on the other hand splits your payments up and while it will cost more over the two years, it will be the most manageable form of payment.

Will iPhone XS deals get discontinued?

While a number of iPhones have stared to get discontinued over the years, the iPhone XS is likely to remain safe for a while. it is still one of the newest iPhones and will likely have a few more years before retailers start to drop it.

Currently the iPhone XS appears to be in a stage where prices are dropping, making it more affordable than ever but as soon as retailers begin to pull stock, prices are likely to level out or go back up.

Is the iPhone XS good value for the specs on-board?

When the XS first launched, it was by no means affordable. However, over time we have watched as the price quickly dropped away, now making this an excellent value device for the kind of specs it offers.

Prices can now frequently been seen under £700 which by the standards of Apple's recent flagships is a bit of a bargain really!

Is the upgrade to the iPhone XS Max worthwhile?

iPhone XS Max deals will mean a decent bump in costs but one that could easily be worthwhile if you like to be getting the most power from your phone that you can. 

However, for what you would be paying to get the XS Max, you could easily go for iPhone 11 deals. They will still come in at a lower price tag while offering better specs overall.