Five 2017 flagship smartphones that are now less than $900

Tech is all about exciting new products - especially in the smartphone space. However, when it comes down to it, not everyone necessarily needs this year’s flagship device. For plenty, last year’s best will do the job just as well - and there’s never been a better time to scoop up devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11.

Here are five solid smartphones released in 2017 that have already seen their price-tags slashed.

Nokia 8

What is it?

HMD’s flagship Nokia handset for 2017. In our review, we said that “There’s so much more to like about the Nokia 8 than just the nostalgia factor. Solid specs, crisp cameras and fantastic form factor make it a comeback for the brand.”

How much was it?

At launch, the Nokia 8 was $899.

How much is it?

At JB Hi-Fi, the Nokia 8 is priced at $599. On Kogan, it’s currently going for $539 while eGlobal has it for $451.

Samsung Galaxy S8

What is it?

Samsung’s 2017 flagship. In our review, we said that“The phone’s failings are negligible at the end of the day. The screen and handling are generally excellent. Battery life is adequate. It’s super-fast and its camera is one of the very best on show. In short, it’s got it where it counts and at $1199 it’s expensive but reasonable value in the current market.”

How much was it?

At launch, the Samsung Galaxy S8 was $1199.

How much is it now?

On Kogan, the S8 is priced at $839 and on eGlobal, we’ve seen it as low as $840.

HTC U11

What is it?

HTC’s 2017 flagship. In our review, we said that “if you want a fast, flashy phone that cheers you up just by looking at it, and you can see past the lack of headphone jack to make use of the impressive audio features, then this is still a great choice and one of the best Android flagship phones on the market.”

How much was it?

At launch, the HTC U11 was priced at an RRP of $999.

How much is it now?

On Kogan, the U11 is priced at $799 and on eGlobal, we’ve seen it as low as $659.

LG G6

What is it?

LG’s 2017 flagship smartphone. In our review, we said that “The G6 matches the internals of major flagships in a smaller, more-ergonomic body. It does almost everything very well and only persnickety issues with audio and the (mainly Selfie) camera stop us from declaring it the outright king of smartphones.”

How much was it?

At launch, the LG G6 was priced at $1099.

How much is it?

At JB Hi-Fi, the LG G6 is currently going for $699. At Kogan, you can find it for as low as $639. eGlobal has it for $544.

Huawei P10

What is it?

Huawei’s flagship installment of its popular P-series of smartphones. In our review, we said that “If you can't run to the more-expensive P10 Plus this is a superb, powerful mid-range phone thanks to the brilliant Leica camera and beefy processors.”

How much was it?

At launch, the Huawei P10 was priced at $899.

How much is it?

At Kogan, you can find the P10 for as low as $749. eGlobal has it for $551.



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