Flagship smartphones seem to keep getting bigger, but the continued demand for more compact and pocket-friendly tech has kept devices like Apple’s highly-rated iPhone SE on the market. This handy phone normally costs around $400, but is now available from Best Buy for as low as $300. Just select which network you want the phone to be on — Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T — and enjoy long-term savings with a small monthly payment.
The Apple iPhone SE earned high praise from our review team who concluded that it is quite simply the best four-inch phone on the market. Don’t let the diminutive size fool you, however; the SE sports the exact same internal hardware as its larger sibling, the iPhone S6. The 64-bit A9 processor and 2GB of RAM let this small Apple punch well above its weight when it comes to speed and performance.
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The phone itself measures in at 4.87 inches long and 2.31 inches wide. The vibrant four-inch Retina display features a resolution of 1,136 x 640 for a crisp picture, while the built-in cameras let you snap 12MP photos and record 4K video at 30 frames per second. The iPhone SE is LTE-compatible and ships with iOS 10.
You can get the 16GB Apple iPhone SE at a discount from Best Buy when you select one of these monthly plans: $10 per month for 30 months from AT&T or $12.50 per month for 24 months from Verizon or Sprint. This brings the total price of this compact phone down to $300 for a tidy savings of around $100. If you prefer more internal storage, you can choose the 64GB iPhone SE — normally a $100 upgrade — for a couple dollars more each month, which brings the total price to $350.
Note that these prices do not include a data plan for these carriers and that the carrier selection only reflects which network the phone will be locked to.