The best iPhone XR deals for Black Friday 2018

All the hoping and praying appears to have paid off. There are reductions on iPhone XR deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018, meaning that now is definitely a good time to strike in order to secure the best price for this fantastic phone.

When you consider quality and cost, we genuinely believe that the iPhone XR was the pick of the phones announced at Apple's huge launch event back in September. Going all out on the screen, camera and features, but for a much lower cost of the more premium iPhones in the series, we think that this will be the smartphone that sells best in the remainder of 2018. 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 price tag, we can really effuse about the latest and greatest iPhone XR deals without hesitation. 

With its array of bright new colours and that luscious Liquid Retina display, the iPhone XR is a massive leap up from the iPhone 8. The bezels are pretty much gone, which means hello notch and goodbye home button. And that souped up A12 Bionic chipset is bringing a lot of power to the iPhone XR's brains.

Ready to buy? Well, with TechRadar's helping hand - and, more crucially, our custom-made price comparison - you can be sure that you won't pay over the odds for your iPhone XR deal.

Carphone Warehouse £40 iPhone XR Gift Card deal:

£40 Currys PC World Gift Card | Carphone Warehouse | On iPhone XR
iPhone's X series of phones are some of the best handsets out there right now and well worth getting your hands on if you can bear the massive price tag. Carphone Warehouse has sweetened the deal by offering a £40 Curry's PC World Gift Card when you buy an iPhone XR  from them. 
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The best iPhone XR deals for Black Friday so far:

iPhone XR from Mobiles.co.uk | O2 | £340 £290 upfront with OMD50 voucher code | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £30pm
Bagging £30 bills every month for your new iPhone XR is a privilege usually unavailable to anybody trying not to spend more than £300 upfront. Mobiles.co.uk's OMD50 code means that this 16GB taroff on O2 does exactly that. Lovely jubbly. Total cost over 24 months is £1,010

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iPhone XR from Mobiles.co.uk  | O2 | £210 upfront | 4GB 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36pm
Apple released four new models this year, ranging from affordable to seriously spectacular in spend. This model is the lowest cost of all of them, giving you a mixture of high specs and a less scary price tag. And this quad data deal from Mobiles.co.uk means you get a nice amount of data. Total cost over 24 months is £1,074
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iPhone XR from Buymobiles | EE | FREE upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £47pm + £24 cashback
This monumental 50GB tariff on the UK's fastest 4G network has been in our favour for a while now, but Buymobiles somehow just made it even better. Not only do you pay nothing upfront, but it will actually give you £24 back. Fantastic for sooooo much data. Total cost over 24 months is £1,104 (after cashback)
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iPhone XR deals: today's top 5 best in the UK

iPhone XR | £365 upfront | 3GB data | 1,000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £23pm
The total two year price of this super cheap iPhone XR deal is less than £200 more than the RRP of the handset on its own. That makes it well worth a look if big data isn't your main priority and you just want to pay as little as possible each month. And then there's that general smug feeling that £23 bills bestow for the next 24 months. Sweet. Total cost over 24 months is £917

View this cheap iPhone XR deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR | FREE upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £48pm
This has been the tariff that all the big retailers have been trying to undercut each other on. And that can only mean great news for you, because the total two year cost has already sunk below the £1,200-mark and keeps on getting better. Check out all that data, the meagre upfront cost and sub-£50 bills and rejoice to the God of phone deals. Total cost over 24 months is £1,152

See this XR deal on EE at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XR | £49.99 upfront | 26GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £50pm
If you're a Vodafone devotee (and we know that there are a bunch of you out there) then this is the best value we've found on the XR, and it's Carphone Warehouse that's come up with the goods. The upfront spend is attractive, as is the data allowance. But other networks can do better than this at the moment. Total cost over 24 months is £1,249.99

View this iPhone XR deal at Carphone Warehouse

iPhone XR | £99 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £50pm
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 £1,299

Get this AYCE iPhone XR deal direct from Three

iPhone XR 256GB | £100 upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £53pm
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 those same £53 bills and £100 upfront. And you don't even have to go short on data. Total cost over 24 months is £1,372

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

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
This has been the tariff that all the big retailers have been trying to undercut each other on. And that can only mean great news for you, because the total two year cost has already sunk below the £1,200-mark and keeps on getting better. Check out all that data, the meagre upfront cost and sub-£50 bills and rejoice to the God of phone deals.. Total cost over 24 months is £1,152

See this XR deal on EE at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XR 256GB | £100 upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £53pm
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 those same £53 bills and less than £100 upfront. And you don't even have to go short on data. Total cost over 24 months is £1,372

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

iPhone XR deals on O2: the best today

iPhone XR | £365 upfront | 3GB data | 1,000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £23pm
The total two year price of this super cheap iPhone XR deal is less than £200 more than the RRP of the handset on its own. That makes it well worth a look if big data isn't your main priority and you just want to pay as little as possible each month. Total cost over 24 months is £917

View this cheap iPhone XR deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR | £185 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
Increasing the data, bringing the upfront spend down under £200 and keeping the total two year cost around the £1,000-mark, we like this O2 tariff very much. Total cost over 24 months is £1,001

View this cheap iPhone XR deal at Mobiles.co,uk

iPhone XR deals on Vodafone: the best today

iPhone XR | £390 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
A brand new iPhone XR for only £23 per month!? No, you're not dreaming. You'll have to stomach a pretty hefty upfront cost, but when you check out the two year cost it will save you a lot of cash in the long run (assuming you have those kind of £££s lying around to splash, of course). Total cost over 24 months is £942

View this cheap iPhone XR deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR | £190 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42pm
Well this isn't bad at all, if you were hoping to find decent data on the iPhone XR with Vodafone. There's 16GB of the stuff, to go with unlimited calls and texts. And the £150-ish upfront spend allows the monthly bills to come down to a reasonable sum. Very good deal, this. Total cost over 24 months is £1,198

View this iPhone XR deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR | £49.99 upfront | 26GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £50pm
If you're a Vodafone devotee (and we know that there are a bunch of you out there) then this is the best value we've found on the XR, and it's Carphone Warehouse that's come up with the goods. The upfront spend is attractive, as is the data allowance. But other networks can do better than this at the moment. Total cost over 24 months is £1,249.99

View this iPhone XR deal at Carphone Warehouse

iPhone XR deals on Three: the best today

iPhone XR | £99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £44pm
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 iPhone XR deal direct from Three

iPhone XR | £99 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £50pm
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 £1,299

Get this AYCE iPhone XR deal direct from Three

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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