The new iPhone X is displayed at an Apple Store in California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

When the iPhone X was released in South Africa in November, many complained about the hefty R20 000 price tag – making it the most expensive iPhone to date. 

But four months since "the future of the iPhone" was released, South African cellular providers are offering the iPhone X at pretty competitive prices – with a commitment to a monthly contract.

Telkom, South Africa's newest cellular service provider, offers the cheapest iPhone X 64GB deal by far, at R899. For another R50, or R949, the phone comes with 10 GB music streaming through LIT_music, and that is still R50 cheaper than the closest competitor. 

By contrast MyIstore, Apple's Premium Reseller in South Africa, offers the Iphone X 64Gb at R885 per month on credit – before it is connected to a cellphone network at all.

The iPhone X has a range of new features compared to older versions of the iPhone including wireless charging, unlocking the phone with your face and surreal camera capabilities. 

Business Insider South Africa compared the cheapest contract prices for the iPhone X 64 GB at South Africa's four largest cellular networks.  

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