The best iPhone 13 Pro deals in December 2022: sim-free and contract offers

With iPhone 13 Pro deals becoming rarer with the introduction of the iPhone 14, you'll need to strike soon if you want to grab Apple's 2021 device.

It seems that with every day that goes by, there are fewer and fewer retailers stocking an Apple smartphone that was, only this time last year, riding high as one of  the very best you could get.

That means that iPhone 13 Pro deals aren't what you'd call cheap. In actual fact, you won't pay a lot more to come all the way up-to-date and get yourself an iPhone 14 Pro deal instead.

But if you have your own reasons to opt for an iPhone 13 Pro deal instead, you can find all of this week's best offers here.

The iPhone 13 Pro comes with the A15 Bionic processing chip which is still one of the most powerful phone processors around and it's the same featured on the iPhone 14 range, this will give you top-level performances while using the camera, gaming or, well...anything else!

It also comes with the triple-lens camera set-up from the previous year but improved its ability in low light, claiming a 92% improvement on the ultra-wide-angle and a 1.5 improvement over the models from the previous year.

Looking to buy? Below we've broken down all of the best iPhone 13 Pro deals currently still available in the UK. But as we said above, just don't expect to walk away with a banging Black Friday 2022 bargain.

The best iPhone 13 Pro deals right now

iPhone 13 Pro: at Tesco Mobile | FREE upfront | 12GB data | unlimited calls and texts | £45.49 per month (opens in new tab)

iPhone 13 Pro: at Tesco Mobile | FREE upfront | 12GB data | unlimited calls and texts | £45.49 per month (opens in new tab)
It's fair to say that it's pretty rare that we find ourselves recommending Tesco Mobile as the best place to get phone deals, but right now this is the best price out there for the expiring iPhone 13 Pro. And this is rather good: free upfront and a reasonable £45 a month. Just watch the lean data allowance and note that this is a 36-month contract.

iPhone 13 Pro: at Carphone Warehouse | Vodafone | £99 upfront | 250GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £63 per month (opens in new tab)

iPhone 13 Pro: at Carphone Warehouse | Vodafone | £99 upfront | 250GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £63 per month (opens in new tab)
If you'd rather go for a network with a better reputation, then this Vodafone offer from Carphone Warehouse may be a better pick. There is at least one perk here to make up for the extra expense... the handset is a mighty 512GB storage model and you get waaaaaaaay more data.

iPhone 13 Pro: at Voxi | FREE upfront| 15GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £48/pm (opens in new tab)

iPhone 13 Pro: at Voxi | FREE upfront| 15GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £48/pm (opens in new tab)
Slight curveball this one, but worth a look. Up-and-coming network Voxi (part of the Vodafone stable) lets you pick up an iPhone 13 Pro without paying anything upfront and then £48 for the next 30 months (so, longer than the standard two-year contracts). It will even throw in a free six-month 'Music Pass' that you can use on your choice of Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and more.

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iPhone 13 Pro deals: trade-in an old phone to save cash

If you're looking to make the jump up to the iPhone 13 Pro, you'll likely be looking for ways to bring the high price tags down. If you've got an old handset lying around, there's an easy way to save some cash - selling it on a website like Sellmymobile (opens in new tab).

This website aggregates different tech recycling websites to bring you the best prices available right now. You'll be able to see their TrustPilot scores, how long you'll wait to get paid and how much money you'll get.

Want to know more? Check out our how to sell my phone guide 

Head to Sellmymobile.com to see how much you can get for your old phone (opens in new tab)

iPhone 13 Pro brief review

The iPhone 13 Pro's camera module on a blue background

(Image credit: Apple)

iPhone 13 Pro in brief review

The more powerful brother to the new iPhone 13

Specifications

Screen size: 6.1-inches
Resolution: 1170 x 2532
Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP
OS: IOS 15
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128/256/512GB
Battery: 4000mAh
Weight: 174g

Reasons to buy

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Super powerful processor
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New cinematic video mode
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Brighter display

Reasons to avoid

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Similar to the iPhone 12

The iPhone 13 Pro sits in the middle of Apple's 2021 smartphone tribe. In essence, it's a lot like the iPhone 13 Pro Max with a few minor changes to bring the price down quite considerably.

Just like the other device's in the iPhone 13 range, it includes Apple's then-new A15 Bionic chip - one of the most powerful phone processors ever. It also comes with Magsafe technology and new exclusively tough glass.

The iPhone 13 Pro now features 120Hz refresh rates and the 6.1-inch display has a 1200-nit peak brightness meaning it is up to 25% brighter outside.

Overall, this is very much an improved version of the iPhone 12 Pro with Apple simply making minor improvements in all of the key areas.

Read our full iPhone 13 Pro review

iPhone 13 Pro deals: FAQ

iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max: which should you choose?

If you're considering making the investment into the iPhone 13 Pro, the iPhone 13 Pro Max might also be a device that you'd be interested in.

Both handsets are in many ways very similar. They both come with Apple's powerful new A15 Bionic chip, a triple camera lens set-up, 120Hz refresh rate display, the same design and, Magsafe on both devices.

Where the differences comes in these two devices is in the battery capacity and the size of the device itself. If you like a big handset, then the jump up to the Pro Max will be a necessary one, otherwise, the Pro should suit you nicely.

What comes in the box with the iPhone 13 Pro?

Like the other iPhone 13 devices and the iPhone 12 series before them, the iPhone 13 Pro comes with quite a limited box. In there you will find the instructions, the phone itself, a SIM card pin, a charging cable and a few other features.

However, Apple no longer includes headphones or charging blocks with its packages. Apple claims that this is in an effort to make their phones more environmentally friendly and is a move Samsung has since mirrored.

iPhone 13 Pro Max in front of hedge

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What's the cheapest way to get the iPhone 13 Pro?

There's a few ways to go if you're trying to get the iPhone 13 Pro on a budget. Firstly, you could get the device SIM-free and invest in a SIM only deal.

This means you won't get caught up paying the excess fees that come with a phone contract. However, this does require you to pay a hefty upfront cost, buying the handset outright.

As well as that, prices have started to come down now that iPhone 14 is available, so you should start seeing cheaper contracts with most carriers. 

When will there be discounts on the iPhone 13 Pro?

Now that iPhone 14 has been launched, discounts on iPhone 13 seem more and more likely by the day. However, don't expect these to be massive discounts in price as Apple isn't one for underselling their products too much. 

Alternatively, the only other time we'd hold out for a decent change in price on these devices is during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This will more likely be on contracts rather than SIM-free plans and of the four iPhone 13 devices, the Pro and Pro Max are likely to be the ones that will see the smallest discounts.

When will there be discounts on the iPhone 13 Pro?

Now that iPhone 14 has been launched, discounts on iPhone 13 seem more and more likely by the day. However, don't expect these to be massive discounts in price as Apple isn't one for underselling their products too much. 

Alternatively, the only other time we'd hold out for a decent change in price on these devices is during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This will more likely be on contracts rather than SIM-free plans and of the four iPhone 13 devices, the Pro and Pro Max are likely to be the ones that will see the smallest discounts.

Is the iPhone 13 Pro good value for money?

Realistically, this is one of the best value for money iPhones from Apple's 2021 launch. It takes the higher-end specs that we see on the iPhone 13 Pro Max but reduces the costs significantly.

While it obviously isn't as affordable as either the iPhone 13 or the smaller iPhone 13 mini, it will be a brilliant option for those wanting the additional camera lens.

And considering the small upgrades made to iPhone 14 base model, we would say that this is still the phone to go for if you're looking to buy a high-spec iPhone at a lower price. 

Is the iPhone 13 Pro good value for money?

Realistically, this is one of the best value for money iPhones from Apple's 2021 launch. It takes the higher-end specs that we see on the iPhone 13 Pro Max but reduces the costs significantly.

While it obviously isn't as affordable as either the iPhone 13 or the smaller iPhone 13 mini, it will be a brilliant option for those wanting the additional camera lens.

And considering the small upgrades made to iPhone 14 base model, we would say that this is still the phone to go for if you're looking to buy a high-spec iPhone at a lower price. 

Andrea Gaini
Phones and Broadband Deals Editor

Andrea is a Deals Editor at TechRadar specialising in phones and broadband deals. He’s worked as a tech and science journalist for two years, writing about all things phones, wearables and sports gear for consumer publications including the likes of Runner’s World and Metro Online, as well as more specialist magazines such as Materials World and Wales Business Insider. Andrea spends most of his awake-time scouring the internet for deals and promotions for all kinds of gadgets, restaurants and his favourite snack boxes. He can often be found in a pool chasing after a ball (aka water polo).

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