Are you always on the lookout for budget tech buys? Or, maybe you’re tired of spending heaps on the latest devices? In this cost-effective gadgets guide, we’ve uncovered all of the savings you could make by investing in older models.
Getting your hands on the newest tech releases can be costly, which is why buying an earlier version is a great option to keep costs down. Whether you are in the market for a brand-new phone or need to upgrade your TV, you could save money without compromising on the brand by using this money-saving hack.
Smartphone Deals: Latest vs. Older Tech Models
iPhone 15 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro
The buzz around the latest iPhone can make it tempting to splurge. However, for those keen on money-saving tips, considering the iPhone 13 Pro, an earlier model, can lead to substantial savings.
The new release, iPhone 15 Pro with 1TB storage, is priced at £1,499.00 on the Apple website. However, its predecessor, the iPhone 13 Pro with the same specs, is £1,249.00… that’s a cost-cutting hack saving you £250!
Considering the iPhone 14 Pro? Its newest version in gold with 1TB storage would set you back £1,589.00 at Currys, so buying the older iPhone 13 Pro model would save you £340.
Samsung Galaxy Phones
Galaxy Z Fold5 vs Galaxy Z Fold4
With the 2-in-1 tablet and phone function of the new Galaxy Z Fold range, it’s no wonder why customers have been flocking into stores to secure the latest one despite the hefty price tag. But if it’s the large screen that intrigues you, last year’s model might be the budget-friendly choice you’re seeking.
On Currys, the latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 with 512GB storage in phantom black is £1,849.00. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold4 in beige is £100 cheaper at £1,749.00.
Galaxy S23 vs Galaxy S22
Not a fan of the Z Fold’s folding feature? Perhaps the Samsung Galaxy S23 caught your eye. But if you’re looking for a cost-effective gadget, the S22 might be your match. Whilst the S23 is priced at £849 in phantom black with 128GB, the S22 with these same features is on the market for £669 at Currys. Only 1 year older, this comes in at £180 cheaper than the newest version!
Discounted TVs: Save on Electronics
65” Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR Neo QLED TV: 2022 vs 2023
Getting the newest released TV can set you back hundreds of pounds more than if you bought one that’s a generation older, as is true of the Samsung 65” Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR Neo QLED TV with Bixby & Alexa. Currently, the 2023 version is listed at £1,999.00 on sale with a reduction of £1,100. This sounds like a good deal, right? Well, for the 2022 version, it costs £999.97, which is a huge £999.03 price difference! These are both being sold on Currys and with a nearly £1000 saving, the older model might be worth a shot.
C3 LG OLED TV vs C2 LG OLED TV
Hunting for an affordable LG TV? Don’t just compare older and newer models; also scout for special offers as these can actually make the latest TVs cheaper than previous versions.
At the moment, an LG OLED evo C3 65” 4K Smart TV 2023 is available for £2,099.98 on LG’s website, thanks to an £800 discount. Due to this deal, the older C2 version ends up being £600 more expensive, at £2,699.98 on the same website. We also managed to find a C2 model on the smithstv website reduced to £1,549.00 from £2,249.00 so it is possible to get it cheaper, however, you must be prepared to scour the web. So don’t forget to shop around or check out our electrical goods deals page to snap up unmissable savings such as this.
Low Price Tablets
Apple iPad Pro: 4th generation vs 3rd generation
With a varied range of iPads available, it’s easy to gravitate towards the newest model. However, the 4th generation Apple 11” iPad Pro with 128 GB at £899 on Currys might not be the best budget tech buy. The 3rd generation model, with the same storage, is priced at just £626.97 – a potential saving of £269.03!
Apple iPad: 10th generation vs 9th generation
Have you had your eyes on a new iPad? Remember that whilst the current 10th generation is the newest, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to opt for that one. If you are simply getting the iPad for leisure such as to watch YouTube on, play games or surf the web, the cheaper alternative could be a great match.
Whilst the 10th generation Apple 10.9” iPad with 64GB in silver is priced at £499, the previous 9th generation Apple 10.2” iPad in the same colour and storage is £319.00 online at Currys. So, if you want to get your hands on an iPad for a budget-friendly price, with a saving of £180, this could suit your tech needs and wallet all in one.
Samsung Galaxy Tabs
Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra vs Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
If you are a big fan of Samsung tech, then you’ll have heard about their well-known Galaxy Tab range. Featuring high-quality displays and cameras, these are a favourite amongst Samsung phone holders.
But, before you rush out to buy the most recent tablet, take into account previous versions! The current Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra 14.6” Tablet with 256GB is listed for £1,199.00, whilst the cost-effective Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra with the same size screen and GB amount is priced at £1,049.00 on a special offer at Currys. This is a whopping price difference of £150 – that would buy all the accessories you need such as a case and screen protector with cash to spare!
Regardless of whether you want to pick up a new tablet or a bigger TV, If this money-saving hack has inspired you to pick up some tech for less, then visit our Currys deals page for even more savings on the devices you need.
* Prices displayed in this blog post were correct at time of publication
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