This week’s cheap phones: Why wait for S8?

Alex Kidman 4 April 2017 NEWS

man-using-mobile-phone_shutterstockYou could wait a few weeks for the Galaxy S8, or score a bargain on the S7 or S7 Edge in this week’s roundup of phone bargains.

Last week saw Samsung’s official launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets. We compared the S8 against its older siblings, and while on contract you’re arguably better off with a new S8, if you’re buying outright and can score a bargain the S7 or S7 Edge could be a great option. Guess what’s on sale this week?

Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB $609

Samsung has slightly dipped its official outright price on the Galaxy S7, but at $999 to the S8’s $1199, that doesn’t make much sense. But at $609 outright through DWI for the Dual SIM model, the savings seriously stack up while still leaving you with a nicely premium phone.

You can read our full review of the Galaxy S7 here.

samsung-galaxy-s7-edge_shutterstockSamsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB $669

If you want even better battery life and the same style as the Galaxy S8 or S8+, then the S7 Edge might be a better fit again. Samsung’s official price on the S7 Edge sits at $1,149, but DWI’s cutting a solid $480 off that asking price, delivering the Dual SIM international model of the S7 Edge for just $669.

For more on the Galaxy S7 Edge, read our full review.

apple-iphone-7-white_shutterstockApple iPhone 7 128GB $1039

While Samsung was capturing headlines, Apple simply carried on serving up premium phones at predictably premium prices. It’s rare to see an Android-level price drop on iPhone handsets, so every penny you can save really does count. DWI’s current deal on the 128GB iPhone 7 shaves a healthy $190 off the local asking price, leaving you plenty of cash to spend on apps, movies or music for your shiny new smartphone.

For more on the iPhone 7, you can read our full review here.

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    SoleApril 7, 2017

    I really hope that Curved display is just a transient trend … i really don’t find it comfortable nor durable :( I prefer regular ruggeds… Why don’t try to do a durable product as an AGM?

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      OscarApril 16, 2017

      Comparing? Thank u , i m a fan xD love this comparisons: both great at specs… but why the curved screen, its so breakable! but at the end i went for cheap rugged: an Agm x1… look it up! its been amazing :)

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