This week’s bargain phones: Save on iPhone 8 Plus, Note 8 or Pixel 2
Compare prices and save on Apple, Samsung or Google's flagship smartphones in our weekly round-up of the best deals.
Every week we compare and check the outright prices charged by mobile handset retailers available in Australia, including local and direct resellers.
There can be some significant benefits to be realised when 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 buy a handset at the lowest possible price.
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 23 January 2018 and are subject to change without notice.
Apple's iPhone X remains a tough device to find real bargains for, but it's still pretty easy to score a discount if you're happy with the iPhone 8 Plus instead. We'd argue strongly that you should be, as it has a superior battery life to the iPhone X, no "notch" and a lower initial purchase price anyway, along with the same internal processor and memory configuration as Apple's pricey flagship phone.
For more detail, including handset deals if you'd rather get one on 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.
|iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver||DWI||$1129|
|iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey||Expansys||$1189.99|
|iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver||Kogan||$1219 + delivery||Buy Now!|
|iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver||The Good Guys||$1229||Buy Now!|
|iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey||Apple||$1229||Buy Now!|
|iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey||amaysim||$1305|
|iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey||amazon||$1350|
It seems all but inevitable that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will make its formal appearance at Mobile World Congress 2018. If current rumours pan out, we won't even have to wait all that long to see the S9 and S9+ on store shelves.
What that does mean is that the Galaxy Note 8's time as Samsung's "flagship" handset is coming to an end, which means it's a great time to go bargain shopping.
For more, including handset deals if you'd rather get one on contract, we've collected everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 here.
Here are this week's deals on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for you to compare:
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight Black||DWI||$979|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Gold||Kogan||$999+delivery||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight Black||Expansys||$1199.99|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight Black||Amazon||$1099|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight Black||amaysim||$1125|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight Black||The Good Guys||$1388||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB||Samsung||$1399||Buy Now!|
Google's Pixel 2 provides the latest up-to-date version of Android alongside a spiffy single lens-camera and absolutely no bloatware at all. It's an object lesson to other Android makers on how to make an Android phone that's lean and fast, although Google clearly has an edge here in terms of overall Android optimisation.
Order Google Pixel 2 from Telstra from Telstra deals
The Pixel 2 is a great phone, but it's not exactly inexpensive on an outright basis, which is where bargain hunting can play its part. If you want a Pixel 2 on contract in Australia, you're looking at a Telstra Pixel 2 plan, but what about the bargains for outright buyers?
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:
|Google Pixel 2 64GB Clearly White||DWI||$919|
|Google Pixel 2 64GB Kinda Blue||Kogan||$979+delivery||Buy Now!|
|Google Pixel 2 64GB Clearly White||Expansys||$1039.99|
|Google Pixel 2 64GB Just Black||amazon||$1060|
|Google Pixel 2 64GB||$1079|
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