iPhone X – The true cost of owing Apple’s latest smartphone REVEALED | Tech | Life & Style


The iPhone X is the next generation of Apple devices and looks set to become one of the best smartphones of the year.

This all-new iPhone features an OLED edge-to-edge display, facial recognition and an improved dual-lens camera which can take better shots when the lights are low.

Like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X also features a glass design which allows it to be charged wirelessly and there’s the new A11 Bionic processor which are the fastest brains Apple has ever made.

Waterproof design and extended battery life are also useful features plus there’s now the ability to send animated emojis – something Apple is calling Animojis.

These fun characters copy you facial expressions with users then able to send them via the Messages app or email.

With all these features tucked inside, the iPhone X is clearly the best smartphone Apple has ever made and, with fans flocking to stores, it seems there’s plenty of interest in this device.

Express.co.uk will be bringing you a full review in the next few days but our initial iPhone X impressions show Apple may have a major hit on their hands.

However, before you get too excited about the iPhone X it is worth noting that this is not a cheap device to own.

So, if you’re thinking of buying the iPhone X here’s what it’s likely to cost you over a standard two year deal.

Buying direct from Apple

The iPhone X costs £999 for 64GB model or £1,149 for the 256GB version

This clearly doesn’t come with any calls, texts or data so you’ll need to buy a SIM-only plan to use the device.

SIM-only prices start from as little as £5 per month although this will only get you around 500MB of data each month.

If you’re owning this latest flagship it’s likely you’ll want at least 5GB of data which will set you back around £12 per month.

TOTAL FOR THE 64GB iPHONE X INCLUDING 5GB OF DATA • £1,311 over two years

Buying on contract

All of the big UK networks including EE, Three and O2 are stocking the iPhone X.

Prices on contract range from around £50 to £80 month and include an upfront fee.

One of the best deals Express.co.uk has found comes from Mobiles.co.uk using the O2 network.

The contract costs £51 per month and includes 5GB of data plus unlimited calls and texts.

There’s also a £169.99 upfront fee to pay.

TOTAL FOR THE 64GB iPHONE X INCLUDING 5GB OF DATA • £1,393.99 over two years

Extra costs

Apple has recently updated its repair webpage which includes prices for fixing the iPhone X.

Anyone smashing their shiny new phone will face a rather hefty bill of £286.44 for a new screen or over £550 if other parts of the device get damaged.

Clearly, this isn’t cheap but there are a couple of simple ways to avoid these huge costs.

Companies, such as Nodus, are even offering discounts for anyone ordering an iPhone X cover early with prices starting from around £45.

Along with the obvious case to protect your new iPhone X, Apple is also offering its AppleCare+ plan on its new smartphone.

This insurance costs £199 plus an excess of £25 for a screen repair or £79 for any other damage.

Anyone taking out AppleCare+ is allowed two repairs during the period of the plan.

£199 may sound like a lot of money but even with the £79 excess you could end up saving £278 if your iPhone X gets badly damaged.

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