Yeah, that looks like a stumbling block atm. I will check to see if the ‘Max’ does indeed mean 5G device req’d. If so, I might just go for a 12-month contract on something a bit cheaper and see what the market is like after that.
ETA - I see that 5G is not available where we live currently; below is a guide from an independent review:
Max will give you the fastest available download speeds on Vodafone. In theory, this can go up to 1Gbit/s (1,000Mbit/s). However, it’s more realistic to get average download speeds of around 150-200Mbit/s on 5G and around 25-35Mbit/s on 4G