iPhone 13: Best price and cheapest way to own Apple’s new smartphone

iPhone 13: Best price and cheapest way to own Apple's new smartphone


Apple's new iPhone 13 range, which includes the 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, are now on sale. These smartphones promise improved power, longer battery life, brighter displays and improved rear cameras. Apple has also boosted the storage on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, which now arrive with a more generous 128GB of built-in memory and the 13 Pro now available with up to 1TB of storage – that's enough to store over 600,000 photos.

There are also new colours to choose from, including Starlight and Sierra Blue, plus you'll still enjoy many of the features found on last year's iPhone 12, including access to 5G data speeds, and a stronger design thanks to Apple's Ceramic Shield glass. Prices for these devices start from £679 SIM-free direct from Apple, but all of the UK's biggest networks are also offering the iPhone 13 on a pay monthly contract.

So, what's the cheapest way to own the iPhone 13 range? Express.co.uk has taken a look at some of the best options available, including the cheapest way to own the new iPhone 13.

BEST FOR LOW DATA & PRICE

If you're looking for a very cheap monthly price, but aren't worried about having bucket loads of 4G or 5G data, there are some good deals available from networks like Sky Mobile, Tesco and Virgin Mobile.

Sky is offering the iPhone 13 for just £33 per month with no upfront fee to pay and Virgin has a similar deal, which also starts from £33. Meanwhile, Tesco is also offering a deal with a little more data for just £37.99 per month.

The only thing to note is that all three of these deals require you to sign up for three years – so make sure you're happy to keep the device for that length of time.

Sky Mobile • £33 per month • SEE THE DEAL
No upfront fee • 3GB data – TOTAL COST £1,188

Virgin Mobile • £33 per month • SEE THE DEAL
No upfront fee • 2GB data – TOTAL COST £1,188

Tesco Mobile • £37.99 per month • SEE THE DEAL
No upfront fee • 6GB data – TOTAL COST £1,367 (36 months)

BEST FOR UNLIMITED DATA

Three Mobile has offered unlimited downloads for years and the mobile network is back with another all-you-can-eat deal on the iPhone 13 series. The firm is offering six months at half price, meaning you'll pay as little as £31 at the start of the contract.

EE is also offering unlimited data although its prices start from £66 per month. Vodafone also has unlimited data plans with things costing £61.50 per month.

Three Mobile • £31 per month (first 6 months then £62) • SEE THE DEAL
£29 upfront fee • Unlimited data – TOTAL COST £1,331

EE • £66 per month • SEE THE DEAL
£30 upfront fee • Unlimited data – TOTAL COST £1,614

Vodafone • £61.50 per month • SEE THE DEAL
£29 • Unlimited data – TOTAL COST £1,505

BEST FOR 5G DATA SPEEDS

The network that continues to win all the awards for best 5G coverage is EE and it could be your best bet if you want to get the best out of your new iPhone. Apple's latest devices are all compatible with this new technology which offers downloads at speeds of over 300Mbps.

Here are all the best EE iPhone 13 deals

iPhone 13 – £49 per month • SEE THE DEAL
£80 upfront fee  • 4GB data – TOTAL COST £1,256

iPhone 13 – £57 per month • SEE THE DEAL
£40 upfront fee • 40GB data – TOTAL COST £1,418

iPhone 13 – £61 per month • SEE THE DEAL
£30 upfront fee • 100GB data – TOTAL COST £1,494

BEST FOR FREE GIFTS

If you want something for free when buying the iPhone 13, check out O2. The network is offering six months of Disney+ when taking a new smartphone contract.

iPhone 13 – £48.98 per month • SEE THE DEAL
£30 upfront fee • 150GB data – TOTAL COST £1,205.52

GOING SIM-ONLY CAN SAVE YOU CASH

If you have the money in the bank then it's worth checking out the savings by buying the iPhone SIM-Free then adding a plan with a network.

The iPhone 13 costs £779 with SIM deals starting from as little £5 per month. Check out all the best SIM plans here.

As an example of price, you can buy the iPhone for £779 and add a 4GB SIM (£6 per month) with the total over two years costing £923 – that's considerably cheaper than most contracts.



Written by David Minister

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