This week’s bargain phones: iPhone 8, Samsung Note8 and Pixel 2 XL

Alex Kidman 14 August 2018 NEWS

Our weekly round-up of the best smartphone bargains will help you save on premium phones from Apple, Samsung or Google.

If you're after a premium phone, you're usually looking at a stiff bill just for ownership. In the past, this drove many consumers to go on contract for their phone, but with a bit of smart buying and plan selection, you can save much more with an outright phone purchase. The trick is to find the right phone at the right price.

Each week, we check the prices online merchants are charging for a range of premium smartphones. We highlight the best bargains so you can easily save.

We've selected the lowest cost version of each handset. That often limits your colour choices. Some vendors put a premium on certain hues, so if there's a colour listed, it's usually because that specific hue is on sale.

Prices are as advertised on each vendor's website on 13 August 2018. Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice.


iPhone 8 64GB

We're only a month or two away from the reveal of the iPhone 8's successor, heavily tipped to borrow more than a little from the iPhone X's TouchID-free design.

What that means is that if you favour fingerprint ID over FaceID, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are most likely going to be your last Apple options to use that technology.

Still, even with new phones looming, there's not much sign of significant discounting, even for Apple's lowest cost iPhone 8 model.

Want to know more 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.

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey Kogan $1029+delivery Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey amazon $1,045 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey The Good Guys $1,047 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey DWI $1,049
iPhone 8 64GB Apple $1,079 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey Expansys $1,114.99
iPhone 8 64GB Silver amaysim $1,175

Samsung Galaxy Note8

The Galaxy Note9 will be here on 24 August, and the pre-order special is, indeed, pretty special if you're keen on Samsung's latest and greatest.

The arrival of the Note9 puts the Note8 into the "previous model" category, which means if all you want is a large-screen Samsung phone with a stylus, it's a good choice. It's also remarkably more affordable to buy outright.

If you're looking for a phone contract or more detail, we've gathered everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note8 here.

Here are this week's deals on the Samsung Galaxy Note8 for you to compare:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Samsung Galaxy Note8 64GB Midnight Black DWI $859
Samsung Galaxy Note8 64GB Midnight Black Kogan $869+delivery Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note8 64GB Maple Gold amazon $885 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note8 64GB Midnight Black Expansys $894.99
Samsung Galaxy Note8 64GB Midnight Black amaysim $965
Samsung Galaxy Note8 64GB Midnight Black The Good Guys $1,098 Buy Now!

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google is typically the last to reveal its premium handsets in a given year, although we already know a surprising amount about the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL so far.

With Android Pie only releasing last week, the Google Pixel 2 XL still feels remarkably "fresh" as a handset, given it runs the latest version of Android available. On contract, it's a Telstra exclusive, but right now there are serious bargains to be had on outright handsets. Especially, it turns out, from Google's own online store. It's almost as if the search giant was clearing stock for some reason.

Want to know more about the Google Pixel 2 XL, including contract pricing, specifications and review? Read our complete guide to the Google Pixel 2 XL here.

Check out this week's Google Pixel 2 XL deals below:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Google Pixel 2 XL 128GB Just Black DWI $1079
Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB Aurora Black Kogan $1129+delivery Buy Now!
Google Pixel 2 XL 128GB amazon $1189.99 Buy Now!
Google Pixel 2 XL 128GB Just Black Expansys $1204.99
Google Pixel 2 XL 128GB Black & White Google $1249

Latest mobile phones headlines

Get more from Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site