Happy New iPhone Day! Apple is re-entering the mid-range market with the second generation of its beloved iPhone SE. it surprised all of us by starting at a cool $749. This means that when it comes to plans, you’re going to get a far more palatable monthly bill than if you opted for a more expensive iPhone.
Telstra has two storage options for the iPhone SE available, and we have all of their plans right here for you.
iPhone SE Specs
If you’re still on the fence about the iPhone SE, have a read of our first look review.
Here’s a full list of the most important specs:
- Display: 4.7 inches (1334 x 750)
- CPU: A13 Bionic Chip
- Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
- Battery: Up to 13 hours video playback, Qi wireless charging, fast charge
- Rear camera: 12MP (f/1.8)
- Front camera: 7MP (f/2.2)
- Video recording: 4K video up to 60 fps
- Water resistance: IP67
- Size: 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches
- Weight: 148g
- Colour: Black, White, PROJECT(RED)
Last year, Google turned the mid-range phone market on its head by introducing the ludicrously-priced and well-specced Pixel 3a. A few other brands have followed suit since then, but none have been quite as exciting as the new iPhone SE. Now it truly seems like flagship inclusions at lower price points are here to stay - and it's about damn time. The trend of $1,500 - $2,000 becoming the norm for new phones over the last few years has been bad for buyers. A new middle ground has been long overdue and we welcome it. But is the resurrected iPhone SE actually a good phone to buy in 2020?Read more
iPhone SE Availability Australia
The iPhone SE is available now from Apple and select telcos like Telstra.
Cheapest Telstra iPhone SE Plan
The cheapest way to get a new iPhone SE on a Telstra plan is by going for the 64GB option on a 36-month ‘Small plan’. Thanks to Telstra’s recently doubling the data on its entry-level plan, this now comes with a whopping 30GB data, which makes it a much better deal than it used to be.
The $50 plan plus $20.66 device repayment brings the total to $70.66 a month over 36-months.
That being said, we would recommend bumping this up to the 128GB version as it will only cost you $2.34 more a month for the same plan inclusions but double the storage space.
Best Value iPhone SE Plan
While you’re always going to get the best value on a 36-month contract, that is a long time to commit to a phone plan. If that doesn’t bother you, our recommendation remains the same as just above – the 128GB iPhone SE on a ‘Small’ Plan. It will cost you $73 a month and you still get 30GB data a month. It’s an excellent choice.
But if you think you might want to upgrade sooner we would recommend the exact same plan but on a 24-month contract. This will come to a total of $84.54 a month for the 128GB device and 30GB included data.
Every Telstra iPhone SE Plan
If you’d like to compare all the plans that Telstra have on offer for the iPhone SE, you can take a cheeky look below. If our handy widgets aren’t loading yet please check back in a little later.
Telstra iPhone SE (64GB) plans – 24 month term
Telstra iPhone SE (64GB) plans – 36 month term
Telstra iPhone SE (128GB) plans – 24 month term
Telstra iPhone SE (128GB) plans – 36 month term
After months of release rumours - and years of waiting - Apple's budget iPhone SE is now available to pre-order. A global pandemic may seem like a really weird time to release a new phone, but considering the recent pricey competition, it might actually be a stroke of genius from Apple. In the very least, this pre-planned release time may still work in its favour. Not only does it offer three models with quite cool inclusions for under $1000, it is adding quite a lot to the mid-range market that the Google Pixel 3a so beautifully disrupted last year. Here's how much the baby iPhone SE will cost in Australia.Read more