This week’s bargain phones: Is it possible to get a “cheap” iPhone?

Alex Kidman 29 May 2018 NEWS

Apple hates the word "cheap", but that doesn't mean you can't score a cheaper iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8 or iPhone SE if you shop around.

In the premium smartphone space, Apple sells itself as the premium brand, with prices to match. With many Australians still loving iPhones but becoming aware of the benefits of buying outright, there's a tricky balancing act if you want the latest and greatest.

That's why this week we've focused on just Apple's current range of iPhone models to find you the best deals on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone SE from retailers selling within Australia as well as direct importers.

For this comparison, we've chosen the lowest cost version of each handset available with an online vendor. That can limit your colour choices because some vendors charge more for specific finishes and discounts are not available across the range.

Prices are as advertised on each vendor's website on 29 May 2018. Availability and pricing is subject to change without notice.


iPhone X 64GB

The iPhone X is the king of the hill in iPhone terms, at least for the next five months or so until its successor emerges from Cupertino. That also means that while there are deals to be had, the savings sadly aren't spectacular.

If your budget can't cover the outright cost of an iPhone X, we've gathered up everything you need to know about the iPhone X, including contract plans here.

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

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
iPhone X 64GB Silver Kogan $1519+delivery Buy Now!
iPhone X 64GB Space Gray DWI $1544.99
iPhone X 64GB Silver Expansys $1544.99
iPhone X 64GB Space Grey amazon $1549 Buy Now!
iPhone X 64GB Space Grey amaysim $1549
iPhone X 64GB Space Grey The Good Guys $1567 Buy Now!
iPhone X 64GB Apple $1579 Buy Now!

iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus doesn't quite have the cachet of the iPhone X in style terms, but what it does have is a larger display, better battery life and the same internal components, making it in our opinion the best of Apple's current range in terms of value. Again, though, for the iPhone 8 Plus, the deals on offer are only moderate compared to Apple's official pricing.

If you'd prefer an iPhone 8 Plus on contract, we've collected everything you need to know about the iPhone 8 Plus here.

Here are this week's deals on the iPhone 8 Plus for you to compare:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver Kogan $1189+delivery Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Silver The Good Guys $1197 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey DWI $1203
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Apple $1229 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey Expansys $1239.99
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Midnight Black amazon $1254 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey amaysim $1445

Apple iPhone 8

The smallest member of Apple's iPhone 8 family drops some features, such as dual cameras, but with it come some concessions on price. However, this is still a pricey phone, so shopping around is smart business.

If you need to know more about the iPhone 8 before you buy, we've collected everything you need to know about the iPhone 8 here.

Check out this week's iPhone 8 deals below:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey Kogan $969+delivery Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey DWI $1029
iPhone 8 64GB Silver The Good Guys $1047 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Silver Expansys $1059.99
iPhone 8 64GB Apple $1079 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Gold amazon $1107 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Silver amaysim $1165

Apple iPhone SE

Rumours continue to swirl that we'll see a new iPhone SE variant soon, possibly at WWDC 2018, but only Apple knows that for sure. For now, the iPhone SE sits as the "affordable" iPhone, albeit one based on a design that refers back to quite a few iPhone generations, with internal components to match.

If you need to know more about the iPhone SE before you buy, we've collected everything you need to know about the iPhone SE here.

Check out this week's iPhone SE deals below:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
iPhone SE 32GB Space Grey DWI $389
iPhone SE 32GB Gold Kogan $399+delivery Buy Now!
iPhone SE 32GB Gold Expansys $404.99
iPhone SE 32GB Space Grey amazon $488.99 Buy Now!
iPhone SE 32GB Apple $549 Buy Now!

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