Compare the best iPhone XS deals

iPhone XS

When Apple release a new handset, we all expect it be the best iPhone yet. With its enhanced camera, premier performance and superb display, the iPhone XS certainly ticks that box.

Best iPhone XS deals this week

Handset Name Data Amount Monthly Costs
iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey 50GB data £41.00 p/m
iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey 30GB data £33.00 p/m
iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey 1GB data £39.00 p/m
iPhone XS 64GB Gold 1GB data £39.00 p/m
iPhone XS 64GB Silver 1GB data £39.00 p/m
iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey 1GB data £40.03 p/m
  • iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone XS
    • 50GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £269.00 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £41.00 per month
    24 month contract From Buymobiles.net
  • iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone XS
    • 30GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £429.00 device cost
    • Free BT Sport and Apple Music
    • £33.00 per month
    24 month contract From Affordable Mobiles
  • iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone XS
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Swap24 - Upgrade after 24 months
    • £39.00 per month
    36 month contract From Sky Mobile
  • iPhone XS 64GB Gold
    iPhone XS
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Swap24 - Upgrade after 24 months
    • £39.00 per month
    36 month contract From Sky Mobile
  • iPhone XS 64GB Silver
    iPhone XS
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Swap24 - Upgrade after 24 months
    • £39.00 per month
    36 month contract From Sky Mobile
  • iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey
    iPhone XS
    • 1GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £99.99 device cost
    • £40.03 per month
    36 month contract From O2

Top iPhone XS deals by network

iPhone XS camera

Unsurprisingly the iPhone XS isn’t cheap. But with its impressive build, design, power and features, you wouldn't expect it to be.

What that means is that it's imperative that get the phone on the network that gives you the most bang for your buck. To help you do exactly that, here's a snapshot of some of the key selling points of iPhone XS contracts on all the UK's major networks.

iPhone XS deals on O2

Coverage and speeds on O2 are generally excellent, as borne out by the Best Network Performance award it picked up at the Mobile News Awards 2019.

O2 iPhone XR contracts also include membership of O2's Priority customer rewards scheme, which includes money-off deals at high-street shops and priority booking at O2 venues. Customers get inclusive roaming in O2's Europe Zone too.

Get up to speed with O2 with our O2 network review.

iPhone XS deals on Vodafone

Choose the iPhone XS on a Red Entertainment contract from Vodafone and you'll be able to choose from a free 24-month subscription to Spotify Premium, Amazon Prime Video or Sky Sports Mobile TV. All of which you can watch on your smartphone or tablet.

Vodafone also offers inclusive roaming in 50 locations on most contracts, as well as a three-month free trial of Vodafone Secure Net.

Want to know more? Get the inside line with our Vodafone network review.

iPhone XS deals on EE

EE is consistently rated the UK's fastest mobile phone network. But it also stands out for freebies such as free BT Sport on select contracts, as well as six months' free Apple Music.

Swappable Benefits are on offer with some contracts too, allowing you to switch between sweeteners such as a Video Data Pass or BT Sport, from month to month.

EE also offers a boost with an extra 20GB data per month for customers who also take EE home broadband. All customers get inclusive roaming in 48 European locations.

What else has EE got to recommend it? Find out with our EE network review.

iPhone XS deals on Three

All Three customers get freebies and money-off deals with its Wuntu rewards app, as well as inclusive roaming in 71 locations with Go Roam Around the World.

Select Three iPhone XS contracts also include Go Binge, which lets you stream as much content as you like on Netflix and Apple Music without eating into your data allowance.

Think Three might be the network for you? Find out more with our Three network review.

iPhone XS at a glance

Much was made of Apple’s iPhone X when it came out - boasting a new look and some unique features. Picking up where the X left off, the iPhone XS flaunts its flagship status to excellent effect.

Making strides in the performance and battery departments, the XS is powered by the A12 Bionic chip (like the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR), which means it’s a lot faster than previous iPhone models. The iPhone XS battery also gives you 30 minutes more power than the iPhone X.

A 5.8in OLED screen means super-sharp displays complete with ultra-high pixel density that supports Dolby Vision and HDR10. In other words: striking colour and a superbly clear picture.

The iPhone XS’s real icing on the cake is its camera upgrade, with its rear dual-camera and a new, super-powerful 7MP sensor on the front - giving you photos a pro would be pleased with.

Throw in improvements to storage (there’s a weighty 512GB option), improved facial recognition technology, and even better sound quality than previous models and you should be set.

For some, however, the XS’s price may simply be too steep. Also, fingerprint recognition has been dropped - the iPhone XS does tend to scratch a little too easily and it doesn’t come with a fast charger.

Cheap iPhone XS deals

Unless we’re talking about refurbished or older models, iPhones are rarely considered cheap - and the iPhone XS in all its premium glory is no exception. But there are ways you can manage the cost of Apple’s latest flagship model.

To get a contract deal at the lowest possible cost, you can...

  • Choose an MVNO or budget network, such as giffgaff or Sky Mobile. These networks have lower operating costs, and therefore cost you less too.
  • Go for a lower allowance or lower internal storage size - but make sure you still have enough to cover you for the next two years.
  • Get a refurbished model which has been previously owned or returned.
  • Buy through a reseller - like Carphone Warehouse or Buymobiles, which offer pay-monthly contracts at cheaper rates

iPhone XS deals with no upfront cost

If you want to avoid paying an upfront fee and would rather spread your costs over the course of a contract, there are network suppliers which offer this option.

When searching our contract deals, you’ll see ‘Free Device’ mentioned, which unfortunately does not mean they’re giving phones away, only that there is no upfront cost on that deal. However, it does mean you will pay a higher fee each month.

On the plus side, you get hold of a new iPhone XS without paying out hundreds of pounds at the start of your contract.

Compare network deals and vary the amount you’re comfortable paying upfront against the amount you want to pay each month, until you get the right price for you.

iPhone XS contracts with bad credit

These days, most mobile networks will carry out a credit check. Of course, if you have bad credit, this can be a problem. But it doesn’t have to be - there are still plenty of deals you can sign up to.

Refurbished iPhone XS deals

Not fussed if you're iPhone XS is brand-new or pre-owned? Good news: choosing a refurbished iPhone XS can save you a lot of money.

Better still, all refurbished iPhones will have been thoroughly checked over to check they're in working order before being resold.

iPhone XS refurbished contracts

Networks and retailers offer refurbished iPhone XS models on monthly contracts, just as they do for brand new smartphones.

Alternatively, if you've got the cash to hand you can pick up a refurbished iPhone XS SIM free and sign up for SIM-only deal to save even more cash.

iPhone XS certified refurbished deals

A term used by manufacturers, 'certified refurbished' simply means that the refurbished phone has been checked over and found to meet certain standards that are required for it to be resold.

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iPhone XS specifications

General
Manufacturer Apple
Operating System iOS
Release Date 06/09/2018 00:00:00
Sim Card Type Nano
Sensors
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
GPS No
Size & Weight
Form Factor
Thickness 7.7 mm
Size 70.9mm x 7.7mm x 143.6mm
Weight 177 g
Battery
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Capacity mah
Standby hours
Talktime 20 hours
Display
Display Size 5.8 inches
Screen Type Super AMOLED
Resolution 1125 x 2436 inches
Pixels Per Inch 458 ppi
Touch Screen Type Capacitive
Processing power
CPU 0 mhz
Processor Cores 6 Cores Cores
Memory 4000 MB
Storage
Internal Storage 64, 256, 512
External Storage No
Camera & Video
Primary Camera 12 MP
Flash Yes
LED Flash
GEO Tagging Yes
Auto Focus Yes
Fixed Focus Yes
Touch Focus
Face Detection Yes
Smile Detection
Image Stabilisation Yes
Video Quality 2160p
2nd Camera 7 MP
Data
Generation 4G
Frequency Dual-band
NFC No
Wi-Fi No
Wi-Fi Hotspot No
Wi-Fi Direct No
Bluetooth No
USB No
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes