The best iPhone XR deals in May 2019

We're going to come out and say it. iPhone XR deals are the best option currently available from one of the giants of tech - Apple. Planting itself firmly between both affordability and a feature-packed design, this phone is the best of Apple and one of the overall best options on the market. cheap iPhone XR deals could land you an Apple device without the iPhone XS Max's colossal prices.

With prices slowly falling, Apple's 'budget' flagship is now finally starting to fill its title, offering high-end Apple quality at a...well, almost affordable price tag. With prices now dropping to points well below £1000 over the two years, iPhone XR deals can now be considered a budget flagship...by Apple's standards of course.

With its array of bright new colours and that stunning Liquid Retina display, the iPhone XR is a gigantic leap up from the 8 and somewhere comfortably between the iPhone X and XS.

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 iPhone XR deal? 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.

Compare the best iPhone XR deals

Top 5 iPhone XR deals in the UK

iPhone XR | £289 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 5GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £24pm
Until very recently, you could buy an iPhone XR deal with incredible monthly cost as long as you paid slightly more upfront. While this is still true, the upfront costs seem to have shot up. Now costing less than £300 upfront and £24 a month, this is the best monthly cost available on an iPhone XR deal right now. Total cost over 24 months is £865

Click to grab the iPhone XR for £24 p/m at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37pm
If the three most important factors of a phone deal are the upfront cost, monthly payments and data cap - this tariff has it all. The price isn't too expensive in either area but still offers a hefty 30GB of data to get you through the month. A deal so good, it currently sits in our Editor's Pick slot for this device. Total cost over 24 months is £928

View this great value deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR | FREE upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
This is an iPhone XR deal to get excited about. With absolutely no upfront costs, monthly bills of £43 a month and a whopping 50GB of data, this deal can't really do any wrongs. With all of this in mind it easily holds the rank of our favourite EE iPhone XR deal currently available, and we can't really see it being overthrown anytime soon. Total cost over 24 months is £1032

See this brilliant EE deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XR | £49 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £52pm
When it comes to all-you-can-eat data, it's always going to be Three that wins but we assumed it would be unbearably expensive with the XR. Although the cost has slowly crept up it still hasn't become too expensive yet.  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 £1,297

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

iPhone XR 256GB | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 60GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
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 £54 bills and just a small upfront charge. And you don't even get to go big on your data cap. Total cost over 24 months is £1,336

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

iPhone XR review

iPhone XR deals

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...

Best iphone XR deals by network

iPhone XR deals

iPhone XR deals: best on EE

iPhone XR | FREE upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
This is an iPhone XR deal to get excited about. With absolutely no upfront costs, monthly bills of £43 a month and a whopping 50GB of data, this deal can't really do any wrongs. With all of this in mind it easily holds the rank of our favourite EE iPhone XR deal currently available, and we can't really see it being overthrown anytime soon. Total cost over 24 months is £1032

See this brilliant EE deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XR 256GB | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 60GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £54pm
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 £54 bills and just a small upfront charge. And you don't even get to go big on your data cap. Total cost over 24 months is £1,392

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

iPhone XR deals: best on O2

iPhone XR | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37pm
If the three most important factors of a phone deal are the upfront cost, monthly payments and data cap - this tariff has it all. The price isn't too expensive in either area but still offers a hefty 30GB of data to get you through the month. A deal so good, it currently sits in our Editor's Pick slot for this device. Total cost over 24 months is £928

View this great value deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR | FREE upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
When it comes to a contract with no upfront costs, it really does not get much better than this. Pay just £43 a month and absolutely nothing upfront and you'll be rewarded with an iPhone XR deal with a massive 50GB of data. This works out as one of the cheapest ways to get this much data on this device. Total cost over 24 months is £1032

View this no upfront deal at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone XR deals: best on Vodafone

iPhone XR | £289 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 5GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £24pm
Until very recently, you could buy an iPhone XR deal with incredible monthly cost as long as you paid slightly more upfront. While this is still true, the upfront costs seem to have shot up. Now costing less than £300 upfront and £24 a month, this is the best monthly cost available on an iPhone XR deal right now. Total cost over 24 months is £865

Click to grab the iPhone XR for £24 p/m at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XR | £65 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £43pm
When it comes to Vodafone on the iPhone XR, the deals don't quite manage to compete with other networks. The monthly costs come in at £42 and the upfront is around £65 but this is easily the best offer on Voda. If 5GB of data isn't quite enough for you, consider some of the other networks above. Total cost over 24 months is £865

Click to grab the iPhone XR with Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XR deals: best on Three

iPhone XR | £49 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £52pm
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 £1,441

Get this AYCE iPhone deal direct from Three

iPhone XR | £49 upfront | 4GB | Unlimited minutes and texts | £45pm
Where there is absolutely no doubt around Three's prowess over the unlimited data scene, it seems like they struggle a bit more when it comes to the cheaper end of the spectrum. If you're looking to get a Three contract at its lowest price it will cost you around £45 a month. But, you will be capped at 4GB of data, we would advise just sticking to Three for unlimited data options. Total cost over 24 months is £1,129

Get this affordable iPhone deal direct from Three