Buying a new phone in 2019 can be an extraordinary investment, especially if you want to own it outright. Even the "mid-range" phones from Google and Samsung go for $649, and the least expensive 2019 iPhone is $1199.
As an alternative, here are three devices released in the last month that punch above their weight in design and performance. All three are from Chinese manufacturers, available at Australian retail, and they each go for an RRP of $499.
Believe the hype - Disney Plus is a bona fide Netflix killer. Boasting thousands of individual titles (much more than expected), premium features at entry-level pricing and some the world's most popular IP, it is set to shake up the local streaming market in a big way.
We've been playing around with the platform since yesterday and so far we're mightily impressed. Here are ten things we love about the service (and a couple of things we don't.)