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