This week’s cheap phones: Apple, Samsung or a new (Huawei) Mate?

Alex Kidman 8 February 2017 NEWS


In this week's bargain phones, pick up a fancy Jet Black iPhone 7 or Huawei’s latest and greatest at a discounted price.

Every week, finder searches for the best phone deals in Australia. This week, Apple's sleek Jet Black iPhone 7 is on sale, the Galaxy S7 continues to drop in price and the new Huawei Mate 9 gets a discount out of the gate.

iphone-7-mattblack-frontApple iPhone 7 Jet Black 128GB $999 (usually $1229.00)

Out of the iPhone 7 models launched late last year, Apple’s Jet Black models, which only come in 128GB and 256GB variants were the most desirable, hands-down. Getting a bargain on an iPhone is tricky work, but getting a bargain on the most desirable colour? That’s practically sorcery. Somehow Kogan has done just that, slicing $230 off the asking price (not including shipping) for the Jet Black 128GB version of the iPhone 7.

You can read our full review of the iPhone 7 here.

Check out Kogan's deal on the Jet Black iPhone 7 here.

samsung-galaxy-s7-pinkSamsung Galaxy S7 $649 DWI (usually $1148.99)

The Galaxy S7 still sits at the pinnacle of Samsung’s phone tree, even though it was formally announced at last year’s Mobile World Congress, and we’re just about to see Mobile World Congress 2017 kick off. It’s frequently been discounted, but at $649 it’s at one of its historically lowest prices ever.

You can check out our full review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 here.


Huawei Mate 9 64GB $899 (usually $999)

The Huawei Mate has literally only just gone on sale in Australia, and we’re already seeing discounts. Madness! The good kind of madness, however, with DWI slicing $100 off its already quite affordable frame. If you want the current state of the art in Android, the Mate 9 is it.

You can read our full review of the Huawei Mate 9 here.

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    ColleenFebruary 20, 2018

    Which phone is most like Huewei phone to use for seniors

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