This week’s bargain phones: iPhone 8, Samsung S9 and Huawei P20 Pro

Alex Kidman 30 October 2018 NEWS

Score a great deal on the iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S9 or Huawei P20 Pro in our weekly round-up of the finest deals on premium smartphones.

There's serious competition in the smartphone world to grab your buying dollar, especially in the premium space where phones now easily command north of $1,000. That's a lot of money to lay down on a phone, so it's smart to shop around.

Every week, we scan the prices for a selection of popular handsets across a range of Australian vendors to find the real deals and real duds.

You can find yourself limited in terms of colour options, as 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 available at a discount, but other colours might not be.

Prices are as advertised on each vendor's website on 30 October 2018. Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice.

iPhone 8 64GB

With the Apple iPhone XR going on sale last Friday, all of Apple's 2018 iPhone crop is now available to buy. There are differences, but they all share two common factors. First, there's Apple's impressive A12 Bionic CPU. Then there are the price points, which are considerable, even for the "lower cost" Apple iPhone XR.

If you want in on the iOS action and you want to save some cash, consider 2017's Apple iPhone 8 instead. You'll still get the latest iOS updates in a smaller phone at a much more reasonable price.

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

Apple phones tend to hold their value well, which makes getting a bargain tricky. Kogan's technically undercutting Apple, but its price doesn't include delivery, which could quickly make any saving rather moot.

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 $959+delivery Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Silver The Good Guys $979 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Apple $979 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Silver DWI $1050
iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey Amazon $1259.99 Buy Now!

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung's Galaxy S9 is set to be replaced by the Galaxy S10, expected to debut at MWC 2019 in a couple of months from now. The Galaxy S9 is an excellent handset even some months after its debut, and predictably you can score one for much less than its RRP.

If you're looking for a phone contract or more detail, we've gathered everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S9 here.

There's quite a price range on deals for the Galaxy S9 this week, but DWI takes the crown with especially sharp pricing on the Midnight Black 64GB model at under $900.

Here are this week's deals on the Samsung Galaxy S9 for you to compare:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Midnight Black DWI $889
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Midnight Black Amazon $919.99 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Midnight Black Kogan $939+delivery Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Midnight Black Expansys $954.99
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Midnight Black The Good Guys $1,196 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Samsung $1,199 Buy Now!

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei's Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 will land on Australian shores this Thursday, replacing the Huawei P20 Pro as the Chinese manufacturer's flagship devices. They've got their work cut out for them given how generally impressive the Huawei P20 Pro was, especially in the camera space.

Want to find out more about the Huawei P20 Pro, including specifications and our review? You can read our complete guide here.

The current pricing for the Huawei P20 Pro is rather close to the official pricing for the Huawei Mate 20 in Australia, but hopefully we'll see some shifts in P20 Pro pricing soon.

Check out this week's Huawei P20 Pro deals below:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Huawei P20 Pro 128GB Midnight Blue DWI $1056
Huawei P20 Pro 128GB Twilight Kogan $1078+delivery Buy Now!
Huawei P20 Pro 128GB Black Amazon $1,079.88 Buy Now!

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