This week’s bargain phones: Save on iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8 or Google Pixel 2

Alex Kidman 2 January 2018 NEWS


Compare prices and save on Apple, Samsung or Google's flagship smartphones in our weekly roundup of the best deals.

Each week, we carefully we compare and check the outright prices charged by mobile handset retailers available in Australia, including local and direct resellers.

An increasing number of Australian consumers are are switching on to the benefits of buying a phone outright. When you're talking premium handsets, you're looking at a significant upfront investment. That's where it makes sense to pay as little as possible for your new premium device.

We've selected the lowest cost version of each handset available with an online vendor. That could constrain your colour choices, as some vendors charge more for specific hues. Prices are as per each vendor's website on 2 December 2018 and are subject to change without notice.

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB

Apple's iPhone X continues to command buyer attention, but finding a bargain on the iPhone X is, to put it mildly, not that easy. With demand so high, even the usual direct importers are finding it tough sourcing handsets at a low enough price to give them a margin, which is why we're still not seeing iPhone X bargains.

The iPhone 8 Plus is another matter, and it's one well worth your consideration. It's got the same processor as the iPhone X, the reliability of the TouchID sensor and markedly better battery life than the iPhone X, and you can score it at a lower price than Apple's local RRP. What's not to like about that equation?

For more detail, including handset deals if you'd rather get one contract, we've collected everything you need to know about the iPhone 8 here.

Here are the best deals this week for the iPhone 8 Plus 64GB from retailers selling to Australian customers.

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB BlackDWI$1209Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB SilverKogan$1219 + deliveryBuy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB SilverGood Guys$1229Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB SilverApple$1229Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB SilverExpansys$1234.99
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Greyamaysim$1325
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Goldamazon$1370

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

While it's expected that Samsung will announce the Galaxy S9 in the early months of 2018, possibly even giving hints at the upcoming CES show, for now, the premium flagship it sells to consumers is the excellent Samsung Galaxy Note 8

For more, including handset deals if you'd rather get one contract, we've collected everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 here.

Here's the comparison of this week's deals on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8:

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Midnight BlackKogan$999+deliveryBuy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Maple GoldDWI$1009Buy now
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Coral BlueExpansys$1084.99
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight Blackamaysim$1115
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight BlackGood Guys$1318Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight BlackAmazon$1311.99
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GBSamsung$1399Buy Now!

Google Pixel 2

Here in Australia, the Google Pixel 2 is a Telstra exclusive if you want one on contract, but it's also possible to score the HTC-built premium Google handset outright. It's been a long time since Google's own-brand handsets targeted the more "affordable" side of the spectrum, with the Pixel 2 commanding a premium price.

For more, including specifications and contract deals, check out our comprehensive guide to the Google Pixel 2 here.

Check out this week's Google Pixel 2 deals below:

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
Google Pixel 2 64GB BlackAmazon$942.99
Google Pixel 2 64GB BlackDWI$979Buy Now!
Google Pixel 2 64GB Kinda BlueKogan$979Buy Now!
Google Pixel 2 64GB BlackGoogle$1079
Google Pixel 2 64GB BlackExpansys$1099.99

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