Apple's iPhone X was discontinued by Apple back in September 2018. If you shop around, you might be able to get the iPhone X at a cheaper price than it was originally sold for. However, our advice would be that you will probably find a much better deal on a newer iPhone. In fact, with the iPhone 11 costing £729 you'd have to be crazy to spend more than that on an iPhone X!
However, if it's an iPhone X you want, it's an iPhone X you will get! In this article we will round up the best iPhone X deals available now, but be quick because they won't be around forever.
We would recommend checking out our best iPhone XR deals if you want to consider the iPhone X's successor still sold by Apple for £629. Plus we have deals for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, which were introduced in September 2019 and start at £729. And if you want the cheapest iPhone going then the iPhone SE would be a great option - it has the same processor as the iPhone 11, so that's two generations newer than the one in the iPhone X. Have a look at the best iPhone SE deals here.
Make sure you check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals.
iPhone X price
The iPhone X was discontinued by Apple two and a half years ago so you might think you could pick one up for not much money. Unfortunately not - perhaps because the iPhone X has always had a high price: when Apple launched the iPhone X it cost from £999 or $999 for the 64GB model; for the 256GB model you were looking at a whopping £1,149/$1,149. Despite newer and better phones being sold for less retailers don't seem to be reducing the price of the iPhone X at all.
For an idea of the best price we've seen for the iPhone X: over Black Friday 2019 the iPhone X was reduced to £619 from Amazon. Then just before Christmas 2019 the iPhone X was £599 on Amazon here. It's currently sold-out at Amazon where until recently it cost £899 for the 64GB model.
We'd suggest that if you can't find the iPhone X for less than £629/$599 - the price Apple is selling the iPhone XR for - then you really shouldn't buy one. Especially now that the brand new iPhone SE is available for £419/$399.
Top iPhone X contract deals
You might find an iPhone X available from a network via a good contract deal - although again, we recommend that you look at the XR or 11 instead of paying more than £1,000 for an ageing handset.
We've got a rundown of some of the best iPhone X deals available below, plus you can check our tool below that will automatically update with the best contract details.
iPhone X 64GB, Vodafone
£0 upfront, £53 a month for 24 months, 6GB Data, unlimited minutes & texts. Total cost £1,272 after cash back. Get the deal from Fonehouse here. (You need to scroll down the page to find the deal).
You may still find the iPhone X on offer from network carriers like EE, O2, Three or Vodafone – or to resellers like Carphone Warehouse, Mobiles.co.uk or Mobile Phones Direct, that aggregate deals from across all networks.
As we said above, the few retailers that are still selling the iPhone X haven't reduced the price of the iPhone X by much. In the past we have seen Amazon reduce the price of the iPhone X to £599 here, but then it returned to £899 and it is currently sold out.
Perhaps the reason prices don't tend to be reduced much is due to its scarcity. If you can't find it for less than £629/$599 we would really advise you to get a newer iPhone XR (still sold by Apple but now for just £629/$599) or even the September 2019 iPhone 11 (£729/$699) instead.
It seems the attraction of the iPhone X is that it has a better screen than those two phones, but you can get a newer iPhone for less than the iPhone X. We really recommend that you by a newer iPhone instead.
However, if you really want an iPhone X, you can compare prices across retailers using our live pricing tool below (but note that the iPhone X deals are so poor, and so few and far between now, that the tool will automatically bring in iPhone XR deals and even XS deals as they are better than the iPhone X deals!)
If you simply have to have the iPhone X, check the few retailers below to see if they still have stock of the iPhone X.
Refurbished iPhone X (SIM-free)
Here's another option if it simply has to be the iPhone X.
Buying refurbished can save you hundreds of pounds. The first place to check is Apple's Refurbished Store, which has a 64GB iPhone X available for £699 (which is still more than the newer iPhone XR, so not a great deal). Go to the Apple Refurbished Store now.
Another reseller to check for refurbished iPhone X deals is Envirofone which specializes in refurbished phones, tablets and other devices. It previously had the iPhone X for as low as £384.99. View deal here.
Keep in mind when you buy refurbished that the quality of the product may sometimes show a bit of wear and tear – unless you buy certified refurbished. When a device is marked certified refurbished, it goes through rigorous testing and repairs to ensure the product works good as new by Apple's standards.
You can also find Amazon Renewed iPhone X devices. While these are not certified refurbished by Apple, they are thoroughly checked by Amazon technicians and come with a 1-year supplier's warranty. A 'renewed' iPhone X (64GB) is available for £439.89.
GiffGaff is offering discounts on their refurbished iPhone handsets - you can save up to £50 on the price of the already cut-price handset until 29 July.
GiffGaff says that its refurbished phones are "often practically unused when returned". The company says it puts each handset through "rigorous testing for faults". Each refurbished phone will be unlocked - so you won’t be tied to a particular network - and each has a 12-month warranty. You can get money off refurbished iPhone X, XR, XS and XS Max models here.
- iPhone X 64GB for £479 (a saving of £50)