This week’s bargain phones: iPhone X, Samsung Note9 and LG G7 ThinQ

Alex Kidman 6 November 2018 NEWS

Save on the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note9 or LG G7 ThinQ in our round-up of the sharpest deals on premium handsets.

If you're after a premium smartphone, it makes a lot of sense to buy outright and match it up with a flexible and affordable SIM-only or prepaid mobile phone plan. That ensures you can save the most possible over the life of your phone.

Your savings journey doesn't start and end with the SIM, though. By carefully shopping around, you can save right from the start when you buy your new phone.

Each week, we scan the prices for a selection of popular handsets across a range of retailers selling to Australians to find the real bargains.

Often bargain shopping may limit you in terms of your colour options. More popular hues retain prices, while those that aren't moving often see price cuts. If we've listed a colour after a phone, the chances are that's the colour you can get at the listed price.

Prices are as advertised on each vendor's website on 6 November 2018. Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice.

iPhone X 64GB

The Apple iPhone XS is Apple's hot new phone, with the Apple iPhone XR taking up the lower-but-still-premium space in Apple's 2018 line-up.

Apple iPhone XR

Apple's more affordable flagship

The iPhone XR provides Apple's latest processor and operating system in a package that's more affordably priced than the iPhone XS Max.

  • Good battery life
  • A12 Bionic processor is still great
  • Wide choice of colours

That shift resulted in Apple dropping the Apple iPhone X after only a year on the market, but what did that do to its retail pricing? Apple doesn't sell it anymore, but you can find it through other retail outlets.

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

Apple's iPhones typically hold their value, but the pricing around the iPhone XS and especially the iPhone XR makes the iPhone X a bit of a hard sell at the prices third-party retailers are offering it for right now. If you absolutely must have the iPhone X, Kogan's price is far and away the best you can get right now.

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

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
iPhone X 64GB Space Grey Kogan $1449+delivery Buy Now!
iPhone X 64GB Silver DWI $1508
iPhone X 64GB Space Grey Expansys $1549.99
iPhone X 64GB Silver The Good Guys $1567 Buy Now!
iPhone X 64GB Silver Amazon $1650 Buy Now!

Samsung Galaxy Note9

Samsung's Galaxy Note9 has excellent battery life, the large display you'd expect out of a Note phone and the exclusive S-Pen stylus for scribbling and taking notes. You can even use the stylus as a remote phone shutter.

If you're looking for a phone contract or for more details, we've gathered everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note9 here.

There's plenty of competition in this week's Note9 deals, and lots of sweet cash to save, with DWI coming out on top in terms of overall value.

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

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black DWI $1120
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black Expansys $1179.99
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black Kogan $1229+delivery Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Lavender Purple Amazon $1269.99 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black The Good Guys $1,499 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Samsung $1,499 Buy Now!

LG G7 ThinQ

LG's pitch in the mobile space has long rested on the fact that it has tended to price well below that of the premium space leaders while still offering many of the same features. With the recent upswing in premium prices (yes, Apple, we're looking at you, but Samsung isn't innocent here either), it's a comparison that increasingly favours LG's approach.

Keen to find out more about the LG G7 ThinQ, including specifications and our review? Read our complete guide here.

Expansys has the lowest price for the LG G7 ThinQ this week, but other retailers are offering the expanded LG G7+ ThinQ with more onboard RAM for not that much more, and that's the device we'd advocate for if you're keen.

Check out this week's LG G7 ThinQ deals below:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
LG G7 ThinQ 128GB Aurora Black Expansys $884.99
LG G7+ ThinQ 128GB Moroccan Blue Amazon $899 Buy Now!
LG G7+ ThinQ 128GB Midnight Black Kogan $899+delivery Buy Now!
LG G7+ ThinQ 128GB Aurora Black DWI $900

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