This week’s bargain phones: Go premium while saving money

Alex Kidman 10 October 2017 NEWS

Who says you've got to spend a fortune to score a premium handset?

Apple iPhone SE (128GB) $609Apple-iPhone-SE-Rose-Gold

We're not too far away from the opening up of pre-orders for the iPhone X, but that's a handset with a serious sticker shock problem. If your wallet isn't feeling that generous towards Apple, the 128GB iPhone SE is a better bet, with a smaller body and classic iPhone design. DWI's deal on the always-popular iPhone SE 128GB shaves $90 off the regular asking price, bringing it down to just $609 outright.

You can read our full iPhone SE review here.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (64GB) $1159Samsung-galaxy-note-8

Samsung's latest and greatest handset has only just launched here in Australia, and it's a very fine handset indeed. What it isn't is particularly budget-centric, with an Australian RRP of $1499. That's not the most expensive phone on the market, but it's right up there, even if you do get a lot of phone for your money. DWI's deal reduces that price nicely, dropping it down to just $1159 outright.

You can read our full Note 8 review here.

HTC U Ultra (64GB) $449htc-u-ultra

Android flagships often drop in price only a few months after their debut. The HTC U Ultra was 2017's first flagship, launching well before Mobile World Congress and before HTC's own U11 or its selling off of its IP and engineers to Google to help run Google's Pixel division. The U Ultra's age is to your benefit because at $449 outright through DWI this week, you'd be hard put to find a better mid-range phone.

You can read our full HTC U Ultra review here.

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