The best iPhone XS deals and contracts in April 2019

When you think Apple what comes to mind? Top of the line smartphone technology? innovative design? 1 of your 5 a day? costly handsets? If four of five of those questions came to mind you would be right, the fifth would mean you're in the wrong place...Apple makes some of the best and most expensive phones and the iPhone XS is the perfect example of this, super expensive but oh so brilliant.

It's by far one of Apple's greatest creations out yet and dare we mutter the phrase, one of the best phones on the market? Not to mention 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 | £65 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 60GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £49pm
O2 has gone from zero to hero when it comes to iPhone XS deals. With a colossal 60GB of data, monthly costs in the ranges of affordability and decent upfront fees, this deal is 100% unbeatable right now. In fact, it is somehow both one of the cheapest offers as well as one of the highest in data - bizzare! Total cost over 24 months is £1,241

Get better bills with this deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XS | EE | £79 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 30GB data | £58pm
When it comes to EE we can't think of a better iPhone XS deal than this. With the iPhone XS being such a costly device, monthly bills of £58 are something to be excited about. It only gets better with that healthy 30GB of data boost thrown in on top - that should easily hold you over each month. Total cost over 24 months is £1,471

Get this EE iPhone XS deal from Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone XS | Vodafone | £30 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
For those wanting the XS on Vodafone, there is no better choice than this. Costing £54 a month and £30 a month makes this a pretty affordable option on the XS. With its 30GB of data its a brilliant alternative to the slightly more expensive option from EE above, if you're not loyal to any network of course. Total cost over 24 months is £1,326

Get this big data deal on Voda from Fonehouse

iPhone XS 256GB | O2 | £115 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited minutes and texts | 60GB data | £59m
What's the Carpe Diem equivalent of a phone contract? Probably this one. Costing a pretty hefty £59 a month and over £100 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 60GB, 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 £1,531

Grab this extra storage XS plan from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XS | Three | £99 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £65pm
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' £65 a month and £99 upfront, but once you do you'll have unlimited data on one of the best phones in the world, sounds fun right?  Total cost over 24 months is £1,659

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