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

Alex Kidman 23 January 2018

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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.


iPhone 8 Plus 64GB

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.

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB SilverDWI$1129Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space GreyExpansys$1189.99
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB SilverKogan$1219 + deliveryBuy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB SilverThe Good Guys$1229Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space GreyApple$1229Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Greyamaysim$1305
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Greyamazon$1350

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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:

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight BlackDWI$979Buy now
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB GoldKogan$999+deliveryBuy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight BlackExpansys$1199.99
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight BlackAmazon$1099
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight Blackamaysim$1125
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight BlackThe Good Guys$1388Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GBSamsung$1399Buy Now!

Google Pixel 2

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

  • Available in 64GB and 128GB
  • Free unlimited online storage to save photos and videos
  • Long lasting and fast charging battery
  • Use Google Lens to learn more about landmarks, artwork and more
  • New Pixel-exclusive AR stickers to dress up your photos
  • View details

    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:

    DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
    Google Pixel 2 64GB Clearly WhiteDWI$919Buy Now!
    Google Pixel 2 64GB Kinda BlueKogan$979+deliveryBuy Now!
    Google Pixel 2 64GB Clearly WhiteExpansys$1039.99
    Google Pixel 2 64GB Just Blackamazon$1060
    Google Pixel 2 64GBGoogle$1079

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