Saving cash isn’t the easiest job in the world right now, with all sorts of things drawing our attention and costing us money. But if you’re looking to save some cash on your next smartphone purchase, what sort of handset can you expect to end up with?

EE might just have you covered with its latest smartphone effort, which is aiming to provide high-end specs and premium features for a friendly price tag. But can the EE Harrier really save your dosh? Let’s find out!

EE Harrier to the rescue!

The new EE Harrier

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EE aren’t just debuting one handset with the Harrier, there’s also get a second one to consider if you’re a fan of smaller screens. EE is selling both the EE Harrier and Harrier Mini, with some fairly obvious differences between them.

It might not be surprising to hear that the EE Harrier is actually bigger than the Harrier Mini (Shock horror, right?); this is obviously confirmed by the screen size. The Harrier totals 5.2”, whilst the Mini sports a more diminutive 4.7”, but this isn’t the only difference.

The Harrier also stands above its miniature counterpart with a more powerful set of insides, which make it faster and easier on the eye compared to the Mini. This isn’t to take anything away from the Harrier Mini, but its larger sibling is certainly the tougher cookie.

This is also the case when it comes down to your Instagram posts as well, with the Harrier Mini’s less brawny lens clearly struggling to match-up with the larger version. Whilst the Harrier Mini will garner the odd ‘like’ with its 8 megapixel camera, the 13 megapixel monster on the back of the Harrier clearly outshines it, much to the pleasure of your Snapchat story…

4G and Fancy Features

The biggest selling point of the EE Harrier by far is the inclusion of that fancy 4G network you’ve been hearing about. This basically means that your internet loads much faster than before, meaning that videos will no longer take an age to load properly.

But 4G doesn’t just bring you faster loading cat videos, it also offers up some genuinely useful features as well.

Wi-Fi calling is one such feature, and for now you’ll be in some exclusive company if you pick up the EE Harrier or Harrier Mini, as it’s only available on EE, with an exclusive handset list in tow. We won’t bother you with the boring techy explanation, but basically Wi-Fi calling makes sure you have mobile signal at home, as long as you’re router isn’t on the fritz.

If you’re in a rural area or a mobile black spot, Wi-Fi calling uses your internet connection to keep you in touch with your friends, family and those PPI companies that insist on calling the moment you arrive home from work. In general, it just makes sure you aren’t left out of the loop, take that how you want.

Look like a Class Act with the Harrier

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Whilst the EE Harrier and Harrier Mini aren’t going to be winning any smartphone beauty pageants anytime soon, they certainly look good enough to carry around without fear of criticism. However, it doesn’t quite meet the standards of the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6 just yet.

The likes of metal clad trimming and aluminium construction are nowhere to be seen with the Harrier’s glossy plastic casing. But even still, you won’t find yourself turning away in disgust when your best mate decides to pull it out for the first time.

Verdict

The EE Harrier and Harrier Mini aren’t the type of smartphones which will have you picking your jaw up off the floor, but for their price they are an absolute steal. Their spec sheets place them squarely in the mid-range sector, but with no up-front cost on contract, both of them will be keeping your accountant’s blood pressure nice and low.

So, if you fancy grabbing a phone which won’t land you in some sticky financial situations, the EE Harrier or Harrier Mini could be perfect!