This week’s bargain phones: Save on iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 or Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Compare prices and save on Apple, Samsung or Sony's premium smartphones in our weekly roundup of the best deals.
Each week we check and compare the outright prices you'll pay for the most popular premium mobile handsets in Australia, directly comparing local and direct importers.
There can be some significant price benefits to buying a phone outright rather than going on contract both from a financial and flexibility perspective. You can quickly change providers to take advantage of SIM-only deals, or even sell the handset yourself if something you fancy more comes along.
Buying a handset outright does involve having the purchase price available upfront, and that's why it's smart to compare, in order to save the most money possible by purchasing a handset at the lowest 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 30 January 2018 and are subject to change without notice.
We're still seeing very few real bargains for the Apple iPhone X, even as rumours swirl that Apple may be cutting production on the premium handset due to alleged low demand.
Where you can score a decent discount off the regular Australian price is on the smaller iPhone 8. While you don't get FaceID, you do get the same internal processor and performance, and essentially identical battery life for a fraction of the price, especially if you shop around.
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 64GB from retailers selling to Australian customers.
|iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey||DWI||$969|
|iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey||Kogan||$999 + delivery||Buy Now!|
|iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey||Expansys||$1014.99|
|iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey||The Good Guys||$1079||Buy Now!|
|iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey||Apple||$1079||Buy Now!|
|iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey||amazon||$1110||Buy Now!|
|iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey||amaysim||$1135|
Samsung is set to announce the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018 in just a couple of weeks from now. It will be a while before we see bargains on those handsets – we don't even have pricing yet to start with – but that does mean that bargains for 2017's Samsung Galaxy S8 are pretty easy to come by now.
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 S8 for you to compare:
|Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Coral Blue||DWI||$759|
|Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Midnight Black||Kogan||$849+delivery||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Orchid Grey||Amazon||$839||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Midnight Black||Expansys||$839.99|
|Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Coral Blue||amaysim||$955|
|Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Midnight Black||The Good Guys||$988||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB||Samsung||$999||Buy Now!|
Sony may end up being one of the only manufacturers to launch a new handset at MWC 2018, with the Xperia XZ Pro being tipped as appearing there. That would put an end to the excellent Xperia XZ Premium's time at the top of the Sony prestige tree, but what kind of bargains can you already score?
For more, including specifications and contract deals, check out our comprehensive guide to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium here.
Check out this week's Sony Xperia XZ Premium deals below:
|Sony Xperia XZ Premium 64GB Deepsea Black||DWI||$639|
|Sony Xperia XZ Premium 64GB Deepsea Black||Expansys||$679.99|
|Sony Xperia XZ Premium 64GB Chrome||Kogan||$749+delivery||Buy Now!|
|Sony Xperia XZ Premium 64GB Deepsea Black||amaysim||$765|
|Sony Xperia XZ Premium 64GB Deepsea Black||amazon||$790||Buy Now!|
|Sony Xperia XZ Premium 64GB Deepsea Black||Sony||$999|
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