Flagship smartphones from Samsung or Apple generally sell for $600-700. That’s a lot of money, but in return you’re getting a pocket computer with fast internals, a good screen, a standout camera, and extras like a fingerprint reader. The “complete package” is meant to be the justification for those high price tags, but the times they are a-changing.

The Huawei Honor 8 was quietly one of the best phones released in 2016. It’s got killer two-day battery life, a weirdly fast fingerprint sensor, great screen and a very capable dual-camera system. The biggest downside I could find was that the naked phone is more slippery than a greased penguin on ice, so having a case is an absolute must. But if you can live with that, you get a fantastic Android smartphone with zero bloatware for $400.

At least, that’s the RRP. But for Christmas, a bunch of retailers are cutting the price to $300, plus throwing in a bunch of freebies like $100 Bluetooth headphones and a case. If you’ve been on the fence about upgrading, or you’re hunting for a Christmas gift for someone, it’s definitely worth a look.

As Android Police noted, the best deal is over at Newegg right now. For $300, you get the 32GB version of the Honor 8, plus a $50 Newegg gift card, extra cables and a case, and JBL Synchros E40BT Bluetooth headphones. B&H has the same deal but without the gift card, while Best Buy and Amazon are both offering the discounted price but none of the freebies.

Chris Mills has loved tinkering with technology ever since he worked out how to defeat the parental controls on his parents' internet. He's blogged his way through Apple events and SpaceX launches ever since, and still keeps a bizarre fondness for the Palm Pre.