This week’s bargain phones: Grab yourself a cheap iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S8 or Motorola Moto G5S Plus

Matt Sayer 8 January 2018

Compare prices and save on the iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy S8 or the surprisingly solid Motorola Moto G5S Plus smartphone 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.

Buying outright can save you serious cash in the long run, and if you have the means to do so, it's an easy way to cut your phone bill down to size. With such a hefty outlay, you'll want to make sure you're paying the lowest price possible for your new handset, especially if it's a premium model with a sticker price approaching the $1000 mark.

To help you find the best deals on your new phone, 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 8 January 2018 and are subject to change without notice.

Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB

It can sometimes seem like there's a new Android handset released every other week, with fancy new bells and whistles or an attractive price point attempting to lure you in. For reliable performance and a design to rival the iPhone, it's worth sticking with Samsung's excellent Galaxy line, and last year's Galaxy S8 easily lives up to its pedigree.

Retailing for $1199, you can save more than $300 this week by shopping around at different Aussie retailers. To save you the trouble of scouring the web manually, we've rounded up the best deals on the table below.

For more information on the Samsung Galaxy S8, including the best contract deals if you'd rather go that route, check out our guide to everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Here are the best deals this week for the Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB from retailers selling to Australian customers.

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Maple GoldDWI$795.00Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Maple GoldExpansys$834.99Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB BlackDick Smith Electronics$849Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Blackamaysim$865
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB BlackThe Good Guys$988Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB BlackSamsung$999Buy Now!

Apple iPhone SE

Though it's a couple of years old now, the iPhone SE still holds its own thanks to a combination of power and affordability, a pairing not all that common among Apple products. With the guts of an iPhone 6S lurking inside its compact body, the iPhone SE remains a solid choice for those wanting to enjoy the Apple ecosystem without spending a small fortune.

For more information on the Apple iPhone SE along with contract deals through Aussie providers, head on over to our iPhone SE hub.

Here's the comparison of this week's deals on the Apple iPhone SE:

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
Apple iPhone SE 16GB SilverDick Smith Electronics$379Buy Now!
Apple iPhone SE 16GB Space GreyDWI$385Buy now
Apple iPhone SE 16GB Space GreyExpansys$399.99Buy now
Apple iPhone SE 16GB Goldamaysim$435
Apple iPhone SE 16GB GoldThe Good Guys$529Buy Now!
Apple iPhone SE 16GB BlackApple$549Buy Now!

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

Budget phones run the gamut from cheap, chintzy handsets to smartly scaled-back redesigns of their premium brethren. Motorola's Moto G5S Plus fits firmly in the latter category, offering sturdy build quality and impressive battery life at a price point accessible to a wide audience of prospective phone buyers.

To find out more about Motorola's mid-range Moto G5S Plus handset, have a read of our Motorola Moto G5S Plus review.

Check out this week's Motorola Moto G5S Plus deals below:

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
Motorola Moto G5S PlusDWI$309Buy Now!
Motorola Moto G5S PlusExpansys$379.99Buy Now!
Motorola Moto G5S PlusDick Smith Electronics$389Buy Now!
Motorola Moto G5S PlusThe Good Guys$399Buy Now!

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    DebHJanuary 17, 2018

    Looking for an older model Samsung with maybe a Vodafone prepaid for person on a budget. Don’t know much about megabytes but want to be able to download some Apps, check emails, cover all calls (not STD nor International) and texts for a reasonable amount. I am on a budget and currently have my daughter’s old iPhone 4G – which is hopeless and won’t allow me to download any apps. I won’t be using it for movies but maybe the occasional game from Facebook. I want to be able to buy a reasonably low priced phone and use prepaid, not an account. My sister recommended Samsung, but an older model. And advice would be great as I need a good mobile phone for working purposes. I live in Newcastle, NSW.

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      MattJanuary 17, 2018Staff

      Hi Deb,

      Thanks for your enquiry. If you’re looking for a decent but not overly expensive handset, older-model Samsungs are a good choice. The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime is a solid option, and you can currently pick it up for $249 from Dick Smith Electronics.

      As for the plan, you have plenty to choose from. I’ve pre-congigured our mobile plan comparison tool with prepaid plans that come with unlimited calls and texts plus 2GB or more of data, and you can take a look at those for yourself here.

      For pure value, amaysim’s $20 2.5GB prepaid plan is worth considering, as is Vodafone’s $30 Talk Combo.

      I hope this helps, and if you have any more questions, please reach out.



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