The best iPhone XS deals and contracts in August 2019

iPhone XS deals are here to blend the world of top-tier Apple specs with a semi-affordable price tag. That makes this a great option for fans of Apple - not as expensive as the iPhone XS Max but still just as good.

From an intro like that, you might assume we would sit here and say the price is too high but not at all! iPhone XS deals might be expensive but understandably so and for you Apple devotees there is no better option.

Especially considering the fact that iPhone XS deals offer up a lot of the same features as its big brother, the iPhone XS Max, without having to sell your house, car, beloved dog or all of your world possessions (dramatic, we know).

Following right behind Apple'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. And luckily Apple has released a few new devices since the XS including the XS Max and iPhone XR deals.

These two devices have helped knock down the prices of some of the older Apple handsets so now is the perfect time to jump on board and grab yourself a good deal. 

Yes, the name isn't hugely inventive but the hardware in the iPhone XS definitely is. Check out the Smart HDR camera for example, or the new A12 Bionic chipset. 

So whether you want the cheapest price (good luck!) or the best amount of data, there are iPhone XS deals for everyone. We've tracked down all of the best options and collated them all here for you.

iPhone XS deals: the best in the UK today

iPhone XS | O2 | £189 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 60GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £49pm
At one time, there was an O2 offer to top all iPhone XS deals. While that is now gone, it has been replaced by a suitably brilliant option from Affordable Mobiles. £49 a month, data allowances of 60GB every month. The only downside is the upfront cost, a suitable payout to drop your monthly cost. Total cost over 24 months is £1,365

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iPhone XS | EE | £79 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 50GB data | £58pm
For some, it is EE or nothing. If that is a principle you subscribe to then look no further. This offer supplies you with an impressive 50GB of data for just £58 a month. You do have to pay £79 upfront but that's a cost we're willing to pay for EE's impressive superfast speeds. Total cost over 24 months is £1,471

Get this EE iPhone XS deal from Buy Mobiles

iPhone XS | Vodafone | £9.99 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £56pm
Realistically, Vodafone just isn't all that competitive right now. If you're heart and mind are set on this network, be prepared to spend more for low amounts of data. At £56 a month and £9.99 upfront this feels like the best Vodafone offer around. You only get 5GB of data though. Total cost over 24 months is £1,353.99

Get this Vodafone deal on Buy Mobiles

iPhone XS 256GB | O2 | £75 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 50GB data | £63m
What's the Carpe Diem equivalent of a phone contract? Probably this one. Costing a pretty hefty £63 a month and £75 upfront you would think this would need to be pretty special. Well offering a boost in storage of almost 200GB and a data cap of 50GB, it really is. If you're not fussed what you're paying for your new phone look no further. Total cost over 24 months is £1,587

Grab this extra storage XS plan from Fonehouse

iPhone XS | Three | £49 upfront | 100GB of data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £52pm
You can look through all of the iPhone XS deals but there is no denying that Three currently has the best offer. £49 upfront and £52 a month with Three will land you a mega 100GB of data. That's more than enough to get you through all of your streaming and heavy data usage each month. Total cost over 24 months is £1,297

See this massive data offer from Three Mobile

iPhone XS deals

iPhone XS review and specs in brief

Like the excellent iPhone X...just a whole lot 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