The best iPhone X deals of September 2018

The iPhone X has been discontinued by Apple, but you can still buy it from networks and third-party retailers. Here's how much the iPhone X costs, where to buy one and where you can get the best deals.


Apple's iPhone X has been discontinued by the company, replaced by the new iPhone XS and XS Max. However, if you shop around you'll still be able to get the iPhone X at a cheaper price for a while yet. Here, you'll find the best iPhone X deals available now, but be quickll because they won't be around forever.

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Top iPhone X deals

We've got a rundown of more iPhone X deals available below, as well as a customisable price comparison tool that you can use to find the perfect contract for you, but to get you started, we've picked out our favourite iPhone X contracts:

  • O2, 30GB data, unlimited text and minutes, £29.99 upfront and £66 per month. Available at Carphone Warehouse.

iPhone X price

Despite being discontinued by Apple, the iPhone X is still not cheap. It previously started at £999 or $999, and that's for the 64GB model. For the 256GB model, you were looking at a whopping £1,149/$1,149. Wowzers.

Now that it's been replaced, you should be able to pick it up a bit cheaper, but retailers don't seem to be reducing the price much so far.

But many people will buy it on contract instead, which means that payments are spread over one or two years so you don't have to break into your savings to get your hands on the iPhone X.

iPhone X SIM-free

As we said above, retailers haven't reduced the price of the iPhone X by much yet. Right now, you can buy the iPhone X SIM-free from Carphone Warehouse for £40 less than its original RRP, but paying that extra £40 would get you the newer iPhone XS instead so we'd recommend choosing that option. You can check out the best iPhone XS deals here.

Other places to check for the iPhone X (all of which will generally come with the same price tag, but may have better availability or warranties), are listed below:

iPhone X contracts

Carphone Warehouse iPhone X contracts

Among the most popular contracts at Carphone Warehouse is the £66 per month option for £29.99 upfront with O2, which gets you 30GB data as well as unlimited texts and minutes. You can see all of Carphone Warehouse's options here.

Remember to check upgrade deals if your contract with Carphone Warehouse is about to come to an end as they may offer you a big discount.

EE iPhone X contracts

EE is selling the iPhone X too. It claims that its best-selling plan is a 20GB option that costs £78 per month with a £10 upfront fee. Other plans include £10 upfront with an £83 per month fee for 60GB data.

You can see every EE plan available here.

Mobile Phones Direct iPhone X contracts

Mobile Phones Direct has some good iPhone X contract options, including 16GB data, unlimited texts and minutes for £55.50 per month and no upfront fee. That's when you claim £252 cashback, though, so don't forget to make sure you do! See deal and other prices from Mobile Phones Direct here. iPhone X contracts recommends its £38 per month, £320 upfront contract for the iPhone X on O2. You'll get 15GB data and unlimited texts and minutes. See this deal and others from here.

O2 iPhone X contracts

If you prefer to go with O2, you can build your own plan here. A 50GB tariff will cost £64.34 per month and £29.99 upfront which is pretty expensive unless you're on the O2 Refresh programme, which reduces your bill on a phone you've already paid off.

Three iPhone X contracts

Pricing with Three starts at £48 per month with a £99 upfront cost. For that you'll get 1GB of data. Three is also offering discounts on easyJet flights with some of its plans. For instance, if you sign up for the 12GB data plan for £57 per month with a £79 upfront cost you can get £150 off an easyJet holiday. You can see all of Three's plans here.


Contract prices on Vodafone start at £54 per month and go up to £79 per month for 60GB data. Many of its plans also bundle streaming services such as Prime Video, Spotify, NowTV and Sky Sports. Order from Vodafone here.

Sky Mobile

Sky Mobile offers the iPhone X on its Swap12 and Swap24 plans. Among the best is the 2GB, unlimited calls and texts for £40 per month with no upfront cost for 24 months.

The names of those two plans refer to the number of months between phone handset upgrades. The company notes that "If Swap12 or Swap 24 customers choose not to upgrade their phone after one and two years respectively, their monthly cost drops for the rest of their contract."

iPhone X contracts price comparison

For a continuously updated list of the best iPhone X contracts you can buy, use our price comparison tool below. If you can't see the comparison tool, click here for a version of this page optimised for your device.

For more iPhone deals, including those for the rest of Apple's line-up, visit our iPhone deals round-up here.