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Find out if our iPhone XS deals are worth it for you

iPhone XS deals are hotter than ever, but should you still buy one?

iPhone XS deals and price history

I'm personally a big fan of the iPhone X series and love the shortened model names compared to some of the newer ones (looking at you Pro and Pro Max models).

Don't worry, this article isn’t going to just be about names, let's get straight into talking about deals. Below, you'll find a chart from Camel Camel Camel that shows just how much the price of the iPhone XS dropped over time since its release in 2018. No surprise that the cost has gone down, but there are clear drop-offs when new iPhones are released.

Luckily, when you land a deal on a refurbished iPhone XS, you can get the same performance out of the phone that you would expect in 2018 for a fraction of the original cost. Plus, that price will only continue to drop over time.

We just wanted to let you know that we built a special tool to help you compare iPhones, here's our iPhone XS Max vs 11 Pro Max comparison!

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Is the iPhone XS still a good phone?

The iPhone XS is cheaper than it ever was. But does this mean that newer iPhones are really so much better?

Sure, newer iPhones have faster processors and a few spec updates so you can get slightly clearer and more vibrant pictures or marginally extended battery life.

We get it, some of these newly introduced features can be hard to pass up, but at the end of the day, the average person doesn't need a phone with all the next generation bells and whistles. The iPhone XS has plenty of features that still make it a great phone including a very capable camera, strong battery, and good processing speeds, so if your goal is to save money, you're going to be really happy with this iPhone.

Why a low-cost iPhone XS is better than a new iPhone

Ok, so the camera and processor performance may not be the best available at this point, but does that mean that you should ignore all the iPhone XS deals out there? We don't think so.

Sure, the camera in the iPhone XS isn't the newest, but it will still get the job done for any pics you want to take with your friends and family. Put em' on Instagram, or Facebook, or wherever else you want.

Unless you're a photography professional, you probably really won't notice the difference in camera quality between the iPhone XS and newer iPhones.

If you're not a mobile gamer who cranks up App Store games to their maximum graphics performance in the settings, then the slightly older processor in the iPhone XS also shouldn't bother you. Once again, the difference when compared to newer iPhones is negligible in the eyes of the average user.

So, if you want a deal on a new(ish) iPhone, you should consider trying out a cheaper cost model, like the refurbished iPhone XS or refurbished iPhone XS Max. Even though it's more than half the price of some new iPhones, it definitely won't feel like you're getting half in terms of value for money or performance.