This week’s cheap phones: $230 off a Jet Black iPhone 7? Now that’s courageous

Brodie Fogg 1 March 2017 NEWS


Pick up Apple's glossy iPhone 7 or pre-order the HTC U Ultra at a discount.

Every week, finder digs up the best deals on smartphones in Australia. This week we've got sweet discounts on the iPhone 7 and the Galaxy S7 and you can get a discount on the HTC U Ultra before it's released.

apple-iphone-7-cpiPhone 7 Jet Black 256GB

$230 off

Though the latest iPhone release was not short on hype, Apple went overboard pushing the Jet Black iPhone 7 as the aesthetically superior option. At launch, the Jet Black iPhone 7 was a little hard to find. Now, four months into its release, not only is the Jet Black iPhone 7 easy to find but you can also find it for a reasonable price.

DWI is currently selling the Jet Black iPhone 7 for $1,149, $230 below what Apple charges.

CP-galaxy-s7Samsung Galaxy S7

$410 off

While Samsung chose to skip out on this year's Mobile World Congress, the word on the street is that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will hit Australian shelves in late April.

With last year's best phone likely to be usurped soon, we're going to see the already-great-value S7 continue to drop in price.

Whether it's a sign of the impending S8 or not, the Galaxy S7 is currently selling for $410 less than Samsung offers it for.

See what we thought about the Galaxy S7 when we reviewed it last year.

htc-u-ultraHTC U Ultra

$100 off

The HTC U Ultra officially launches in Australia on 8 March at Vodafone if you want to buy it on a contract and at JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman if you want to buy it outright.

This year, HTC's unique selling point for its latest flagship phone is a second display that HTC is calling Big/Little. The idea is that the main screen is used for all of your big-picture interactions (gaming, photography, etc) and the small, top-right screen is used for notifications and utilities. The phone's other selling point is its full-glass body, which comes in Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White and Cosmetic Pink.

It's rare that we see a phone discounted before it becomes officially available, but you can currently secure a HTC U Ultra handset from DWI for $100 less than the typical asking price.

Latest mobile phone headlines

Get more from Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site