Now through the end of June, Walmart is knocking $100 off Apple’s just-released 4-inch iPhone SE. The discount comes in the form of a bill credit for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint subscribers. However, anyone on T-Mobile won’t be able to take advantage of this promotion. iPhone SE typically sells for $399 off-contract, so the bill credit is effectively a 25% discount. Don’t be fooled by its small form factor. iPhone SE can keep up with iPhone 6s in many ways, including camera quality and overall speed. More first impressions can be found below.
Walmart is extending the same offer to iPhone 6/plus, 6s/Plus and upping the discount to $150 on Galaxy S6/7. All deals are only available in-store.
Believe it or not, Walmart isn’t the first retailer to discount Apple’s latest smartphone. T-Mobile is currently running a buy one, get one half off promo and Best Buy is handing out free $50 gift cards.
iPhone SE diary: Day 1, first impressions
The iPhone SE scores big wins in two key areas: pocketability, and design. I’ve already waxed lyrical about that in the introduction, so I won’t do so again here.
It also just feels more comfortable in the hand. That’s partly size, of course, but – paradoxically – I actually find the straight edges of the SE more comfortable than the rounded ones of the 6/6s. Thickness, by the way, is simply not a factor. In real life, the difference between the two is miniscule.