Thinking of scoring the new iPhone SE through Telstra? Here are the plans you'll want to know about.
Best Telstra iPhone SE 3rd gen (64GB) 24-month plans
Best Telstra iPhone SE 3rd gen (64GB) 36 month plans
Best Telstra iPhone SE 3rd gen (128GB) 24 month plans
Best Telstra iPhone SE 3rd gen (128GB) 36-month plans
Best Telstra iPhone SE 3rd gen (256GB) 24-month plans
Best Telstra iPhone SE 3rd gen (256GB) 36-month plans
How much does the iPhone SE (3rd gen) usually cost?
In Australia, the new iPhone SE will be available in three sizes with prices starting at AU$719 for the 64GB model. Bumping the storage up to 128GB will cost you AU$799. Finally, the 256GB version will be available at AU$969 for Australian consumers. For more info, click here.
Does the iPhone SE (3rd gen) have 5G?
Yes, unlike its predecessor the new iPhone SE (3rd gen) does feature 5G connectivity. It also has Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
What's the cheapest option here?
Opting for the smaller 64GB sizing and breaking the cost of the device out over 36-months lets you score the new iPhone SE for as little as $19.97/month. Combined with Telstra's cheapest post-paid plan, you're looking at $74.97/month in total.
You'll end up paying $718.92 over the life of the plan for your phone, which is slightly less than the iPhone SE would cost you outright.
What do we recommend?
As always, we'd recommend opting for the larger storage size.
Even if you're looking to kit yourself out with a fairly basic iPhone and don't care too much about specs, opting for 64GB doesn't leave you with all that much space for apps or photos. For that reason, we recommend the 256GB iPhone SE. In a more expensive phone opting for this storage capacity can cost you thousands more, but the iPhone SE's low starter price keeps the cost of the phone to under AU$1,000, which is pretty good value.
At the end of the day, it's only an extra $6.94 per month for your phone, with the plan fees on top of that.
iPhone SE (3rd gen) vs iPhone 13: What's the difference?
Even though the iPhone SE sports the same 6-core A15 Bionic processor as the iPhone 13, there are a number of key differences between the two that you'll want to be aware of if you're looking to decide between them.
First of all: there's the obvious stuff.
The iPhone 13 comes in larger 6.1 or 5.4 inch display options on the front and a much more powerful dual-lens camera setup on the back. If you're someone who likes to take the prettiest photos possible for your Insta-fans, then this might be the reason for you to consider spending a little bit extra on the more expensive option. The single-lens camera on the back of the new iPhone SE might match the iPhone 13 for megapixels but it's got one less lens - which means you're probably not going to get the same degree of flexibility or fidelity.
Then, there's the difference in biometric tech. The iPhone 13 supports Apple's Face ID tech. The new iPhone SE doesn't. Instead, it relies on Apple's older Touch ID system through a fingerprint sensor. This is, from both a security and ease of use perspective, something of a step backward. However, if you find the idea of your phone scanning your face to be a little uncomfortable, it's unlikely to be a deal breaker for you.
If you don't care for big phones, the iPhone SE looks to be a solid 5G option. It promises to pack in access to Apple's iOS ecosystem, wireless charging and water resistance, snappy performance and an above-average camera.
What else can you get through Telstra for around the same price?
If you're good to go with a phone plan of roughly the same price, you can also grab the following through Telstra.
- iPhone 12 - Starts at $33.30/month
- Google Pixel 6 - Starts at $27.75/month
- Samsung Galaxy A53 5G - Starts at $19.41/month
- Samsung Galaxy S22 5G - Starts at $34.69/month
- iPhone 11 - Starts at $23.58/month