This week’s bargain phones: iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 6
Score a discount on Apple's smaller iPhone SE, Samsung's Note 8 or the OnePlus 6 with our round-up of the best deals.
Buying a handset outright makes a lot of financial sense. You're not tied to a multi-year contract, you're free to move between telcos and take advantage of the latest bargain deals, and you can sell the phone outright without having to worry about outstanding contract payments.
The trick is to get your next handset for the lowest possible outright price. Every week, we check the prices online merchants are charging for a range of premium smartphones, finding the best bargains along the way.
We've selected the lowest cost version of each handset in this week's round-up. That often limits your colour choices. Some vendors do put a premium on certain colours, or a discount on others. 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 28 August 2018. Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice.
Rumours suggest that Apple might not just launch two new iPhones in the September/October timeframe, but instead three, including a successor to the now-ageing iPhone SE.
That does mean if you like the iPhone SE's classic style, now is the time to buy before stocks dry up. Its older processor isn't comparable to newer devices, but it's the cheapest way to get onboard with iOS, hands down.
Keen to learn more about the iPhone SE? We've gathered up everything you need to know about the iPhone SE, including contract plans here.
Here are the best deals this week for the iPhone SE 32GB from retailers selling to Australian customers.
|iPhone SE 32GB Silver||DWI||$409|
|iPhone SE 16GB Gold||Kogan||$429||Buy Now!|
|iPhone SE 64GB Gold||Expansys||$454.99|
|iPhone SE 32GB Space Grey||amazon||$494.99||Buy Now!|
|iPhone SE 32GB||Apple||$549||Buy Now!|
Samsung's hot new phone is the Samsung Galaxy Note9, and by new, we mean it came out just last Friday.
It's a great phone if you've got the cash to spare, and if you're still on the fence, you can read our comprehensive review here.
However, that doesn't mean that last year's Galaxy Note 8 is automatically trash. It's still a high-end handset for those that like their phones larger, and it has the advantage of being substantially cheaper now that the Galaxy Note9 is here.
If you're looking for a phone contract or more detail we've gathered 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:
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight Black||DWI||$859|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight Black||Kogan||$869||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 864GB Orchid Grey||amazon||$884.99||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Orchid Grey||Expansys||$889.99|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight Black||amaysim||$955|
The heart that lies at most of 2018's premium smartphones is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Most of those phones (including virtual stablemate to the OnePlus 6, the Oppo Find X, which we've recently reviewed here) cost north of $1,000 outright.
However, that's not OnePlus' style, as the OnePlus 6 launched at a much lower price point. It's a challenging phone to get locally though, as OnePlus has no announced distribution plans for its flagship premium phone.
Want to know more about the OnePlus 6, including specifications and full review? Read our complete guide here.
Check out this week's OnePlus 6 deals below:
|OnePlus 6 64GB Black||DWI||$829|
|OnePlus 6 64GB Black||Kogan||$859||Buy Now!|
|OnePlus 6 64GB Black||Expansys||$864.99|
|OnePlus 6 64GB Black||amazon||$869.99||Buy Now!|
|OnePlus 6 64GB Black||Amaysim||$925|
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