This week’s cheap phones: A little cash can go a long way

Alex Kidman 9 May 2017 NEWS


If you don’t require the absolute cutting edge premium phones, you can save serious money.

A lot of the focus on smartphones tends to centre around the very latest and shiniest handsets, because those have a lot of allure. You know what else they have? Extremely high price points. While those premium handsets attract attention and it’s feasible to score bargains on them from time to time, if your needs are more modest, you can score even better bargains by looking phones sold at mid-range prices. Often what was hot six months ago can now be had for a surprisingly small sum.

Apple iPhone SE 32GBapple-iphone-se-white

Apple hasn’t updated the internals of the iPhone SE in quite some time, but it’s still the most affordable entry point into an iOS-based phone you can get. Apple’s outright pricing for the 32GB entry level model sits at $679, but DWI’s current sale on that model puts it in your pocket for just $529.

You can read our full iPhone SE review here.

Sony Xperia XZ $625sony-xperia-xz_shutterstock

Sony’s Xperia XZ only had a short time on top of the company’s premium smartphone tree, with the upcoming Xperia XZ Premium set to unseat it. That doesn’t mean that the XZ isn’t an impressive phone, however, especially if you want a nicely styled Android device. Many months on, it’s still one of our favourite phone designs across the entire Android ecosystem. Sony’s official pricing for the Xperia XZ sits at $899, putting it at the lower end of the premium tier. DWI’s current deal sells it for just $625, much more comfortably in the mid-range space.

You can read our full Xperia XZ review here.

samsung-galaxy-s7-gold-platSamsung Galaxy S7 $609

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is our current top Android phone without a doubt, but it’s an expensive proposition no matter which way you look at it. At the expected asking price of $999 for the Galaxy S7 it’s hard to make a case for last year’s phone over the newer S8. But at just $609 via DWI, keeping a further $390 in your own pocket? That’s a much more compelling deal to take up.

You can read our full Galaxy S7 review here.

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