This week’s bargain phones: iPhone 8, Samsung Note9 and Google Pixel 3
Grab a pre-Christmas bargain on an Apple iPhone 8, Samsung Note9 or Google Pixel 3 in our weekly round-up of the best smartphone bargains.
Every week, we check the prices for a selection of premium handsets available to Australian consumers. We're a nation that loves smartphones and bargains, so bringing them together feels almost inevitable.
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 3 December 2018. Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice.
In 2018, Apple's lowest-cost "new" iPhone is the iPhone XR. It's an interesting phone, but it's still quite expensive in relative terms.
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 8 Max.
If you want a more affordable entry point into the world of iOS, consider the iPhone 8. The entry level iPhone for 2017 runs on Apple's A11 Bionic processor, and while the A12 Bionic is a touch faster, it's still a premium option.
Want to know more about the iPhone 8? We've gathered up everything you need to know about the iPhone 8, including contract plans here.
Apple bargains are hard to come by, and Apple's price drop on the iPhone 8 as the iPhone XR came in has left most direct importers scrambling to find cheaper stock. Kogan once again has an on-paper cheaper phone, but once you take delivery into account, there might be no difference at all to directly ordering from Apple.
Here are the best deals this week for the iPhone 8 64GB from retailers selling to Australian customers.
|iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey||Kogan||$959+delivery||Buy Now!|
|iPhone 8 64GB||Apple||$979||Buy Now!|
|iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey||The Good Guys||$979||Buy Now!|
|iPhone 8 64GB Red||Amazon||$989.49||Buy Now!|
|iPhone 8 64GB Silver with screen protector||DWI||$1,065|
While we wait for the Samsung Galaxy S10, which the rumours swirling around its design suggest will feature aperture holes for the front cameras in place of a notch, Samsung's flagship remains the Samsung Galaxy Note9.
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.
There are plenty of bargains around this week on the Note9, with DWI leading the charge at a considerable discount from the regular asking price.
Here are this week's deals on the Samsung Galaxy Note9 for you to compare:
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black||DWI||$1,019|
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black||Kogan||$1,099+delivery||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Ocean Blue||Expansys||$1,109.99|
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black||Amazon||$1,219.99||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black||The Good Guys||$1,499||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB||Samsung||$1,499||Buy Now!|
Google's Pixel 3 just recently got its night-sight camera update, making it the most capable single-lens camera phone we've tested here at Finder.
Keen to find out more about the Google Pixel 3, including specifications and our review? Read our complete guide here.
Google's bucked the general trend for Android phones, which tend to lose value rapidly over time. It is feasible to get a slightly cheaper Pixel 3 than Google's own pricing through Kogan, but that price doesn't include delivery.
Check out this week's Google Pixel 3 deals below:
|Google Pixel 3 64GB Just Black||Kogan||$1,179+delivery||Buy Now!|
|Google Pixel 3 64GB Just Black||$1,199|
|Google Pixel 3 64GB Just Black||DWI||$1,429|
|Google Pixel 3 64GB Just Black||Expansys||$1,469.99|
|Google Pixel 3 64GB Just Black||Amazon||$1,649||Buy Now!|