If you’re leaving home and heading off to uni this autumn, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got all your essentials sorted. While your parents might regard "essentials" as a crate of food and some washing-up liquid, we’re sure you’ve got other ideas – mainly which tech you’re going to need to see you through the academic year.
The latest and greatest smartphones
A decent smartphone is a uni must-have – whether it’s for Skyping friends and family back home or capturing those epic student parties on Instagram or Snapchat.
At the premium end of the spectrum, the new Samsung Galaxy Note9, Apple iPhone XS or Google Pixel 2 will give you everything you could possibly need to keep your social life on track. All of them are state-of-the-art smartphones, with long battery life, impressive cameras, superfast performance and plenty of storage.
More budget-friendly devices include the Samsung Galaxy J6 and Nokia 7 Plus, which still offer plenty of the same great features, like a large screen that’s useful for taking notes and browsing the web. With a similar sleek and stylish look, they offer good battery life and a great camera.
If value-for-money is key, the Hawk from EE is a great option. It’s a powerful smartphone with stunning Gorilla Glass casing, a 5-inch HD screen and secure NFC payment features. It also comes with a pair of JBL headphones with JBL signature sound, perfect for listening to music on your way to and from lectures.
Whatever handset you go for we know it’ll make a dent in your pocket, so we’ve teamed up with UNIDAYS to offer UK university students 20% off a range of handset and SIM Only plans.
Whether you’re new to EE or not, as a bonus we’ll also give you six months of free access to Apple Music when you take out a Pay Monthly mobile plan. Stream and download all your favourite tracks, and don’t worry about the data because it’s on us!