Best iPhone deals for April

ByKim Staples
iPhone handsets

Picking the best iPhone deal can be tricky. With several different iPhone models to choose from and lots of different places to buy them, where do you even start? Well, broadbandchoices is here to help. Here’s our guide to getting yourself a new iPhone deal this month.

Today's best iPhone offer:

We compared the deals across the different iPhone models, networks and plans. Offers change every few days, weeks and months. 

iPhone X

iPhone X 64GB

60GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

FREE Handset

£71 a month

24 month contract

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iPhone X deals

The iPhone X - pronounced 'ten', by the way - is the most innovative iPhone we've seen in years. It sports a stunning edge-to-edge AMOLED screen, facial recognition tech, and some ultra speedy processors… but it isn't cheap to buy outright.

We recommend a pay-monthly contract deal to make the cost of this amazing phone more manageable. A plan with a chunky data allowance will give you plenty of scope to use it as much as you want.

 

Three

iPhone X 64GB

12GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£79 upfront

£66 a month 

24 month contract

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O2

iPhone X 64GB

25GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£9.99 upfront

£76 a month 

24 month contract

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iPhone 8 deals

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, rocking features like wireless charging and iOS 11. Both phones are available with either 64GB or 256GB capacities. Check our our pick of the best iPhone 8 64GB deals below: 

O2

iPhone 8 64GB

15GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£39.99 upfront

£57 a month 

24 month contract

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Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB

10GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£150 upfront

£43 a month

24 month contract

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Carphone Warehouse

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB

16GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£79.99 upfront

£47  a month

24 month contract

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iPhone 7 deals

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were released in September 2016. Thanks to an improved design, these iPhones that are water resistant, and they've got better cameras than their predecessors. Deal-wise, you'll want a plan with plenty of data so you don't have to hold back on using this wonderful phone.

iPhone 7:

Tesco

15GB data

5000 minutes

5000 texts

£60 upfront

£41.88 a month

24 month contract

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Three

30GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£49 upfront

£49 a month 

24 month contract

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O2

25GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£19.99 upfront

£52 a month

24 month contract

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iPhone 7 Plus:

Vodafone

32GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£69 upfront

£57  a month

24 month contract

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Best iPhone 6S deals today

If you're looking at buying the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus then we recommend that you go for a plan that allows you to get the most out of the handset. We recommend a large data allowance so you can enjoy watching movies and videos on the device.

iPhone 6s:

Vodafone

16GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts 

FREE handset

£39 a month

24 month contract

 

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iPhone 6s Plus:

Three

12GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

£49 upfront

£47  a month

24 month contract

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These deals are great because not only do you get lots of data, you'll also get unlimited calls and texts, so you can talk all month to your heart's content. The upfront costs aren't high, and even the monthly costs are reasonable considering you'll be getting the latest iPhone with tons of data. 

iPhone 6s on a low monthly cost

three

4GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

FREE handset

£38 a month

24 month contract 

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To get a lower monthly cost on an iPhone, you may have to compromise on your monthly allowance. The amount of data and calls offered here, however, isn't bad at all - well worth it, in our opinion.

Best deal on a 128GB handset

Sky

5GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

FREE handset

£47  a month

30 month contract

Swap24

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With a 128GB handset, you'll definitely want lots of data - and luckily, most deals on the phone include that. We like this deal because of its low upfront cost and the big allowances on data, texts, and calls. Go ahead and download as many movies, songs, and apps as you like - both the phone and your plan will allow it. 

Cheapest way to get an iPhone

OK, so you fancy an iPhone deal but don't like the hefty price tag and large monthly costs. The cheapest way you can get an iPhone today without spending a few hundred quid upfront is to go for a pay monthly contract deal on the iPhone 6S.

Best iPhone 6S deal if you want loads of internet data (3G & 4G) 

three

4GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unllimited texts

FREE handset

£38 a month

24 month contract

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If you think you'll be using a lot of internet data then we suggest that you go for an unlimited data plan with Three. If you have a 4G-compatible phone - the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8 or 8 plus - you'll be able to use 4G, and you can use your plan abroad in any of Three's Feel At Home destinations at no extra cost too.

We recommend going for the iPhone 6S because its processor copes extremely well with the pressures of non-stop downloading, uploading, browsing and streaming at a nice low price.

Best iPhone SE deals

The brilliant thing about the iPhone SE is that it's essentially got the guts and specs of an iPhone 6 in the body of a 5 - and an old-style, smaller phone means it's a lot cheaper than a flagship. It's got the latest processor, a 12MP camera, and decent battery life, all in the nice four-inch frame. The best deal on an iPhone SE is one that keeps costs down but gives you enough allowance to put those specs to work - like this one. 

O2

10GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unlimited texts

FREE handset

£38 a month

24 months

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EE 4GB data

Unlimited minutes

Unllimited texts

FREE handset

£28  a month

24 month contract

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Which iPhone to choose?

Not sure whether it's worth spending a bit more for an iPhone 8 than the old iPhone 7? If you what an iPhone but don't know exactly which model you want, take a look at the table below to compare the main features. 

Phone Released Memory Size (mm) Display Battery Cost
iPhone X 2017 64GB, 256GB 144x71x8 5.8" 2716mAh Check prices
iPhone 8 2017 64GB, 256GB 138x67x7 4.7" 1821mAh Check prices
iPhone 8 Plus 2017 64GB, 256GB 158x78x8 5.5" 2691mAh Check prices
iPhone 7 2016 32GB, 128GB 138x67x7 4.7" 1960mAh Check prices
iPhone 7 Plus 2016 32GB, 128GB 158x78x7 5.5" 2900mAh Check prices
iPhone SE 2016 32GB, 128GB 124x59x7 4.0" 1624mAh Check prices
iPhone 6s 2015 32GB, 128GB 138x67x7 4.7" 1715mAh Check prices

The newest iPhones are the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. Whilst the basic specifications don't look too different from one iPhone to another, there are some significant differences between the very latest models and the older versions. As well as a longer battery life, improved camera, better screens and processors, there are some other functions that only come with certain models:

iPhones

Waterproof: Only the iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, and 7 Plus are resistant to water and dust. With any other iPhone, you'll need to be a little more careful.

Wireless charging: A brand new feature that you'll only find on the iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus.

Headphone jack: If you want a standard headphone jack on your iPhone, you'll need an older model - the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus or older. 

True tone flash: Most people turn off the flash when taking pictures these days. The standard LED flash leaves an unnatural glare. The iPhone 6 and above come with a flash that's a little more pleasing to the eye.

3D Touch:  This is a fairly new piece of touchscreen tech that Apple introduced in its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Touching the display with different levels of pressure performs different actions, giving the default iOS apps better functionality.

 

Tempted to switch mobile plans?

With tons of different options to choose from, we know it's a bit of a minefield. If you've seen a deal you like and fancy switching from your current handset and plan then check out our guide on switching and keeping your number. Also, you can check out all the iPhone deals in one place using the broadbandchoices iPhone comparison tools or even compare iPhone contracts with no upfront cost.

If your main priorities are flexibility and value for money, SIM-only plans are worth considering. There are some excellent SIM-only plans available, which include a wide range of allowances for data, calls and texts, from suppliers such as giffgaff, iD Mobile and Smarty.

Don't forget, you can also sell your old phone once you've changed contracts. There are tons of recyclers out there who will give you a healthy amount of money for your old device - go check our sister site CompareMyMobile.com to see how much yours is worth:

Sell your phone at CompareMyMobile

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