This week’s bargain phones: iPhone XS, Samsung S9 and OnePlus 6

Alex Kidman 27 November 2018 NEWS

Save on iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy S9 or OnePlus 6 handsets in our weekly round-up of the best deals on premium smartphones.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are done, but if you missed out on a handset bargain, don't fret. We've collected the best deals from retailers selling to Australian consumers so you can still save.

Each week, we check the prices for a selection of premium handsets. We do the bargain hunting, so all you need to do is choose the phone that best suits your needs. If we've listed a colour after a phone, the chances are it's that colour you can get at the listed price. That's because some hues are discounted based on sales volume by some vendors.

Prices are as advertised on each vendor's website on 27 November 2018. Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice.

iPhone XS 64GB

The biggest and most expensive of Apple's 2018 line-up is the impressive Apple iPhone XS Max, but the iPhone XS is arguably the phone you should buy. We can't say it's actually inexpensive, but compared to the iPhone XS Max, it's practically inexpensive, at least by Apple's standards.

Apple just doesn't do "cheap", with its lowest priced new iPhone being the Apple iPhone XR:

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.


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

Apple's phones keep their value and there's a lot less variation in global pricing that's actually lower than our own local costs. That makes scoring any Apple phone, but especially an iPhone XS, a tricky prospect. Kogan has managed to do just that, although only by $50 overall and that'll be less once you take shipping into account.

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

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey Kogan $1,579+delivery Buy Now!
iPhone XS 64GB Apple $1,629 Buy Now!
iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey The Good Guys $1,629 Buy Now!
Apple iPhone XS 64GB Gold Expansys $1,714.99
iPhone XS 64GB Gold DWI $1,729
iPhone XS 64GB Gold Amazon $1,736 Buy Now!

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 was Samsung's flagship for early 2018, but the year is nearly done and we're already hitting plenty of rumours around what the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be like.

That does mean that the S9 has seen something of a price crash in recent times, which is great news if you're keen to pick one up.

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

Kogan has the edge over DWI in terms of lowest total price, although that doesn't include shipping, so it may be worth checking your particular circumstances to see which one is actually cheaper for you. Either way it's a superb price for what is still an excellent handset.

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 Kogan $849+delivery Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Midnight Black DWI $862
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Lilac Purple Expansys $904.99
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Midnight Black Amazon $929.99 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Midnight Black The Good Guys $1,196 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Samsung $1,199 Buy Now!

OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6 has now been replaced by the slightly snazzier OnePlus 6T, but that means that it's even easier to score a bargain on a phone that still boasts specifications just as good as flagships costing twice as much.

Keen to find out more about the OnePlus 6, including specifications and our review? Read our complete guide here.

If you're after flagship performance for well under $1,000, then DWI's deal is clearly the one to go for, although most prices on the OnePlus 6 are pretty competitive.

Check out this week's OnePlus 6 deals below:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
OnePlus 6 64GB Mirror Black DWI $678
OnePlus 6 64GB Mirror Black Amazon $765 Buy Now!
OnePlus 6 64GB Mirror Black Kogan $799+delivery Buy Now!
OnePlus 6 64GB Mirror Black Expansys $819.99

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