EE launch 'UK's most affordable 4G smartphone'

EE - who still might be getting taken over by BT - have decided to give the UK its most affordable 4G smartphone, according to themselves.

Interested? Well, you can get the EE own-brand phones called the Harrier and Harrier Mini, which will hit the shelves on April 28th. They say that the Harrier Mini is going to be the cheapest phone in the UK with WiFi calling as a thing.

So how much will they cost? Well, if you're interested in The Harrier, that'll set you back £199.99. It has a 5.2-inch full HD screen, a 13 megapixel rear camera, and a 1.5Ghz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. For the Mini, that will cost you £99.99 and has a 4.7-inch display, an 8 megapixel camera, and a 1.2Ghz processor. Both run on Android's latest version of Lollipop.


Naturally, there's still some maths to do as you'll have to get them on a contract. The Mini's contract is £16.99 per month and the Harrier will cost £21.99 per month.

Pippa Dunn, Chief Marketing Officer at EE, said: "Customer take-up of our existing EE branded products has been phenomenal, so we’ve worked hard to create new feature packed devices. The Harrier and Harrier Mini are another big step forward and will allow even more people to benefit from a premium smartphone without the premium price – as well as provide access to a superfast 4G experience that only the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network can provide."

EE also showed off two new portable 4G WiFi gizmos - the Osprey 2 and Osprey Mini 2. They'll give you 4G data speeds for up to 10 connected devices.

Anyway, under £100 for a 4G smartphone - worth considering.


  • JonB
    This is not the cheapest 4G phone by a long shot. Assuming 12 months Mini = £16.99 x 12 = £203.88 (plus £99.99 for handset = £303.87) Harrier = £21.99 x 12 = £263.88 (plus £199.99 for handset = £463.87) You can buy a Moto G sim-free for £118 at the moment, and then pay £8 a month on Three 4G. Total cost = £214. O2 also offer this at £15.50 a month with no handset cost which is cheaper than EE.
  • Fiyero
    I'm hoping its just a badly written article and ther prices quoted are PAYG or Contract rather than £99 + contract cost. Crazy costs otherwise if they are positioning it as a cheap handset.
  • Father J.
    Errr... the Chinese no-brand 5" quad core Android I just bought for £60 does 4G, thank you very much.

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