This week’s bargain phones: Save on iPhone 8, Galaxy Note 8 or Xperia XZ2 Compact

Alex Kidman 3 July 2018 NEWS

Make the most of your phone buying dollar with this week's best deals on premium phones from Samsung, Apple and Sony.

Premium phones cost premium money, but that doesn't mean you have to simply wear the manufacturer's recommended price. With fierce competition in the online space, you can save big bucks when buying your next phone outright.

To compare, we've chosen the lowest cost version of each handset available with each online vendor. This often limits your colour choices because some vendors charge more for specific finishes with discounts not available across the range. If we've listed a colour after the model name, the price we've seen is most likely for that colour only.

Prices are as advertised on each vendor's website on 3 July 2018. Availability and pricing is subject to change without notice.

iPhone 8 64GB

Apple's smallest 2018 iPhone is the iPhone 8, but that doesn't mean its asking price is all that small. Apple still sells itself as a premium brand across the board, with prices to match.

That can make bargain hunting a tough prospect, but that doesn't mean it's not a worthwhile endeavour.

If you're on the fence about the iPhone 8, we've gathered up everything you need to know about the iPhone 8, including contract plans here.

Here are the best deals this week for the iPhone 8 64GB from retailers selling to Australian customers.

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
iPhone 8 64GB SilverKogan$979+deliveryBuy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB SilverDWI$1,033Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB SilverThe Good Guys$1,047Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GBApple$1,079Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Silveramazon$1,119Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Space GreyExpansys$1,144.99
iPhone 8 64GB Silveramaysim$1,205

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

We now know when the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will make its debut, although other than rumours around Bluetooth on the S-Pen there's not a lot of extra information around Samsung's to-be-launched large flagship phone.

The imminent arrival of the Galaxy Note 9 means that it's an ideal time to invest in the Galaxy Note 8 because there's serious price pressure on what remains a very capable handset.

Need to know more about the Galaxy Note 8? We've collected everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 here.

Here are this week's deals on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for you to compare:

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Maple GoldDWI$879Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight BlackKogan$899+deliveryBuy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Maple GoldExpansys$964.99
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Maple Goldamaysim$1,035
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Orchid Greyamazon$1,109Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GBSamsung$1,399Buy Now!

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Premium phones like the Note 8 have tended towards the massive because most vendors equate premium prices with larger displays. Not everyone wants that much glass in their pocket or bag, and typically that's meant putting up with sub-par performance if you want a smaller phone.

Not so with the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, which is easily the best small premium phone you can buy right now. It's even better than the larger Xperia XZ2 in our opinion. We've just reviewed the Xperia XZ2 Compact, which you can read here if you want more detail on why we think this is such a superb phone.

Check out this week's Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact deals below:

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact 64GB BlackDWI$779Buy Now!
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact 64GB Blackamazon$829.99Buy Now!
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact 64GB BlackExpansys$869.99
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact 64GB BlackKogan$949Buy Now!
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact 64GBSony$949Buy Now!

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