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The best iPhone XS Max deals in deals in in April 2021

iPhone XS Max deals were once the crown jewel of Apple's range, offering market-leading specs at a very high price tag. Now a few devices behind, the XS Max is rapidly falling in price.

So with that price drop and apparent falling in Apple's range, are iPhone XS Max deals the right option for you?  Considering the blend of price and high-end specs, for many this will be the perfect option.

Until the lauded iPhone 11 and its two more powerful brothers hit the stage, the iPhone XS Max was the king of Apple. With its massive 6.5-inch OLED display and 3174mAh battery, it took the ‘Max’ part of its name very seriously.

And in terms of power, Apple’s A12 Bionic Chip made this device more power-efficient and stronger than most Androids at the time and all of Apple’s previous devices. In other words, it is clear where iPhone XS Max deals get their high price points from.

When Apple’s more recent 2019 collection of devices came out, Apple stopped selling the iPhone XS Max but that doesn’t mean it is no longer available. If anything, now is the best time to invest in iPhone XS Max deals, especially considering the release of even newer iPhone 12 deals has reduced the price even further.

Prices are dropping, range is increasing - what’s holding you back? We’ve gathered all of the best iPhone XS Max deals and listed them in our comparison chart down below so you can find your ideal contract.

Trading in your old phone for money off the XS Max:

Yes, Apple has pulled out some seriously expensive devices here. With that in mind, you'll want to find techniques to reduce the costs. The most obvious of which is probably trading in your phone and luckily there is a number of sites that help do this.

One of the most popular ones is Sellmymobile. It compares different recycling sites, listing their TrustPilot scores, how long it will take for you to get paid, how you send your phone and of course, how much you'll get.

In terms of what you can earn, taking the Samsung Galaxy S8 as an example, you can get up to £126 for a working device or £32 for a completely broken device. Or if you have an iPhone 8, you could earn up to £183.

See our how do I sell my phone guide to find out more

Head to to see how much you can get for your old phone

How much is the iPhone XS Max SIM-free to buy?

£1,449. And no we're not kidding. That's how much you're going to have to find if you want to buy an iPhone XS Max.

OK, so we're not being 100% open with you. That astonishing cost is only if you want to buy the 512GB storage version of the new iPhone. So when we tell you that the 64GB model is only £1,099, it will probably sound like a bargain. Right? The 256GB tweener is priced at £1,249.

All the information on the best iPhone XS Max SIM-free price can be found by clicking through to our dedicated guide or taking a look at the comparison below. And we reckon you might well be interested in browsing our rundown of the best SIM only deals, too.

iPhone xs max deals

iPhone XS Max review and specs in brief

Incredible, but not for everyone


Screen size: 6.5-inches | Resolution: 1242 x 2688 | Rear camera: 12MP | Weight: 208g | OS: iOS 12 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/256GB/512GB | External storage: No | Battery: TBC

Reasons to Buy

The sheer size and majesty
Multimedia force to be reckoned with
Better cameras than the X

Reasons to Avoid

It's. So. Expensive.

We know, you know, Apple surely knows - the iPhone XS Max is only going to appeal to a few people. And not just those with surnames like Irons, Verstappen or von Sydow.

It's for the people who want the very best, very biggest iPhone they can get without plungig deep into their pockets to get the iPhone 11 Pro Max . Replacing the Plus models we've been used to for the last 5 or so years, it's big in every department. From that 6.5-inch display to the larger battery Apple has added.

Read TechRadar's full iPhone XS Max review

iPhone XS Max deals: FAQ

Is the iPhone XS Max worth going for now the 11 range is here?

While the iPhone 11 range is much more impressive specs wise and even in design, the iPhone XS Max now carries a far lower price in comparison. That means for most people not willing to go all out on costs, this will be the obvious choice.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max even looks just like the new range, it just lacks a few of the fancy new features Apple has chucked in.

Is the iPhone XS Max worth the money?

Considering the price has rapidly dropped since it was released, iPhone XS Max deals are looking the best value yet. You're getting one of the best and most powerful iPhones without having to destroy your bank account.

Of course, if it still feels too expensive, there's iPhone XR deals or the smaller iPhone XS deals.

Will the iPhone XS Max price drop? 

Prices on this handset are already starting to drop. Since the launch of Apple's 2020 devices, iPhone XS Max deals have seen a rapid fall to its current position, a good few hundred less than it used to cost.

Of course, we will likely continue to see this phone drop further. When the iPhone 12 drops, around Black Friday or over Amazon Prime Day, iPhone XS Max deals are extremely likely to hit some more affordable pricing.

iPhone XS Max or iPhone 11 Pro Max?

Two massive iPhones - but which one is right for you? While the iPhone 11 Pro Max is Apple's newest and most powerful device, it carries with it a very heavy price tag. The iPhone XS Max on the other hand is a slightly older device that doesn't have quite the same spec sheet...but a much lower price.

In reality while both of these phones are Apple's flagship devices, just a year apart, one is currently fulfilling the needs of people wanting Apple's best device possible and the other is a more affordable alternative.