iPhone XS deals: compare the best Black Friday 2018 contracts

We know that a one thousand pound phone might seem like a big purchase and may not be for everyone, but we can completely understand why there has been so much excitement for the iPhone XS. It's a spectacular smartphone from Apple and by far one of their greatest creations yet. 

And as the world prepares itself for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we're finally starting to see the odd retailer slowly but surely knock down the price of those iPhone XS deals. In part, that must be because of the recent introduction of the XR and if that drops the price of the XS then we're certainly not complaining.

Following right behind last year'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. The name might not be the most inventive we've ever seen, but some of the iPhone XS's tech definitely is. Check out the Smart HDR camera for example, or the new A12 Bionic chipset. 

And the great news is that next day delivery is in play from most retailers. So if you've decided that it has to be the iPhone XS for you, stick with this page as your one stop shop for contract deals and the offers from all of the UK's biggest retailers and networks.

Carphone Warehouse £40 iPhone XS Gift Card deal:

£40 Currys PC World Gift Card | Carphone Warehouse | On iPhone XS
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 XS  from them. 
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iPhone XS deals: the best 5 in the UK today

iPhone XS | Vodafone | £620 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
This deal is all about the bills (monthly, not dollar). We know it won't appeal to everybody - that costly upfront spend and relative lack of data will put many off - but if you're committed to the XS and have the £600-odd to part with then you'll be grateful in the long run. Only £23 per month for a phone like this is just a little bit absurd. Total cost over 24 months is £1,172

Get super low monthly bills on your iPhone from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone XS | O2 | £430 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
Yes, the upfront price is high on this iPhone XS deal, but check out the healthy whack of data you get and the reasonably priced bills. We really think this one is worth considering, as the total two year spend is among the best you'll see. A fair price on a phone this impressive and selling well to prove it. Total cost over 24 months is £1,246

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

iPhone XS | O2 | FREE upfront | 45GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £61pm
This is the polar opposite of some of the other choices on this page, as the upfront cost is reduced to zero. This O2 iPhone XS deal from Mobile Phones Direct really has to be worth a look for that niche alone. The monthlies fly up, but you get a massive 30GB of data for streaming, downloading and surfing every month. This is all new and we love it. Total cost over 24 months is £1,464

Get this big data iPhone XS deal at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone XS | EE | £74.99 upfront | 60GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £58pm
Without spending astronomical sums upfront, we think this is the best value EE deal we've seen so far for the 64GB iPhone XS. It includes a mighty 60GB of data to use on the UK's fastest 4G network. The monthly bills are down to less than £60, and you'll only be burnt for £80 today. Very competitive to be on the UK's fastest 4G network. Total cost over 24 months is £1,471

View this EE iPhone X deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone XS | Three | £99 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £77pm
If you're going all out on the phone, then it makes sense to go all in on data, too, eh? If that sounds like your mindset, then this is the deal you're going to want to see. Directly from the Three network (the only major purveyor of unlimited data deals), the upfront spend is fair and the monthlies nowhere near as bad as you may probably feared. Total cost over 24 months is £1,563

See this AYCE iPhone XS deal from Three

iPhone XS deals: how much is it to buy outright?

We were actually pleasantly surprised by the outright RRP of the iPhone XS. Ok, we know, we know...it costs a mind-boggling £999 for the 64GB model (and £1,149 or £1,349 if you want more storage). But that's exactly what the iPhone X cost when it was released last year, and we felt certain sure that the XS would be priced higher.

So if you've put away a grand to spend on your new iPhone XS, check out the retailers below that are stocking it. Alternatively, head over to our best iPhone XS SIM-free price page to keep tabs on the best offers out there for this unlocked handset. And once you've done that, be sure to also take a look at our guide to the best SIM only deals.

iPhone XS

iPhone XS review and specs in brief

Like the excellent iPhone X...but 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