The iPhone SE is a great smartphone. It offers a way into the Apple ecosystem without having to spend £600+ on an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro while maintaining the great performance available from the flagship models, thanks to the inclusion of Apple’s powerful A13 chipset. It sports the same design as the beloved 4.7in iPhone 7, complete with the same 12Mp camera on the rear, and you’ve got a Home button with Touch ID for those that prefer a physical Home button.
So, the iPhone SE is a capable smartphone in its own right, which makes a new deal from Mobile Phones Direct a tempting option. Why? Because aside from getting your hands on a 64GB iPhone SE, you’ll get a brand new PS4, unlimited texts and calls and 100GB of data to play with too. All for only £46 a month on a 24-month contract with no upfront cost.
The contract is locked to the O2 network, providing access to exclusive goodies via the MyO2 app along with the great coverage the network offers (you can check local coverage here).
You might question the value of a free PS4 when the next-gen PS5 is due to be released in the coming months – it’s a valid point that needs addressing.
The PS5 is set to offer an upgraded gaming experience, it’s true, but you’ll really need a 4K TV to get the most out of the visual upgrades on offer. The PS4 is capped at 1080p, ideal for standard HD TVs, and there are thousands of great PS4 titles available to play via the PlayStation Store, and hundreds of on-demand games via Sony’s PlayStation Now service. Whatever way you swing it, the PS4 is a great console, and the 112 million sales of PS4 units since release in 2013 backs that up.
If you want to find out more about the iPhone SE before you take the plunge, take a look at our iPhone SE review. Deputy Editor Dominic Preston gave the entry-level iPhone 3.5 stars, claiming that “A top-tier processor and solid camera performance make the iPhone SE undeniably good value, especially when you factor in luxuries like wireless charging and waterproofing” but that bad battery life and the low-resolution display lets it down.