If you are after the best iPhone 5 deal on the market and don’t mind using a refurbished handset then head straight to e2save - a Carphone Warehouse subsidiary - and grab a 16GB iPhone 5 for £31 per month on a two year O2, On&On contract.
With a total cost of ownership at only £754, you get unlimited texts and minutes as well as 1GB of data plus O2’s exclusive Priority Moments loyalty scheme.
As for the phone itself, it is an exceptional piece of engineering. Compared to the iPhone 4S, its screen is bigger (4in), it has a higher resolution (1,154x640 pixels), it has a faster processor (the A6) and 4G connectivity.
The iPhone 5 is 20 per cent lighter and 18 per cent thinner than its predecessor but keeps the other features that made it a hit such as; iOS6, Facetime (now in HD), Siri, an 8-megapixel camera, full HD video recording and a battery life of up to eight hours.
One has to wonder whether the increasing competition lead by Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, is to be blamed for a rise in returned/refurbished iPhone 5 handsets.