This week’s bargain phones: iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Note9 and Google Pixel 2 XL

Alex Kidman 9 October 2018 NEWS

Grab a bargain on an iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note9 or Google Pixel 2 XL with our round-up of this week's best premium smartphone deals.

Premium phones attract premium price tags – but only if you don't shop around. Between vendor-driven specials, store sales and direct resellers, there's a lot of competition in the smartphone world to grab your buying dollar, and that means shopping around and comparing is very smart indeed.

Each week, we check the prices for a selection of popular handsets across a range of Australian vendors to find the best prices.

Often shopping this way will limit your colour options since specific hues end up with price cuts or price premiums. If there's a colour listed next to a handset, it's usually because that specific hue is on sale.

Prices are as advertised on each vendor's website on 08 October 2018. Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice.


iPhone 8 Plus 64GB

Apple's new hotness is the iPhone XS Max, but that's a phone with a seriously high price tag. It's lovely (you can read our full review here), but it's not particularly affordable.

So what are you to do if you want some big-screen iOS action? The smart choice is to opt for Apple's excellent Apple iPhone 8 Plus. Its Apple A11 Fusion processor is still one of the industry's best, and it's substantially less expensive than the iPhone XS Max.

Want to learn more about the iPhone 8 Plus? We've gathered up everything you need to know about the iPhone 8 Plus, including contract plans here.

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

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey Kogan $1125+delivery Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey DWI $1140
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey The Good Guys $1149 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Apple $1149 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Red Amazon $1329 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Gold Expansys $1339.99

Samsung Galaxy Note9

Keeping with the large phones theme, Samsung's largest flagship device right now is the Samsung Galaxy Note9. It's a superb handset that has seen some serious price competition if you're after an outright phone purchase.
If you're looking for a phone contract or more details, we've gathered everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note9 here.

Here are this week's deals on the Samsung Galaxy Note9 for you to compare:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Blue DWI $1269
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black Kogan $1269+delivery Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Metallic Copper Amazon $1289 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black Expansys $1319.99
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black The Good Guys $1,499 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Samsung $1,499 Buy Now!

Google Pixel 2 XL

We're less than 24 hours away from the official reveal of the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL, and you can read our predictions around those devices right here.

The Google Pixel 2 XL may be in its final hours as Google's "flagship" Android device, but it's a phone that still has plenty of appeal, thanks to the fact that it's already running Android 9.0 ("Pie"), well ahead of any readily available Android handset. As the last of the stock, we're also seeing a lot of bargain buys around the Pixel 2 XL.

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

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

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB Just Black Amazon $1,119 Buy Now!
Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB Just Black Kogan $989+delivery Buy Now!
Google Pixel 2 XL 128GB Just Black DWI $1025
Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB Just Black Expansys $949.99
Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB Just Black Google $1399

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