This week’s bargain phones: iPhone XS, Samsung S9+ and Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Alex Kidman 11 December 2018 NEWS

There's still time to nab a pre-Christmas deal for an Apple iPhone XS, Samsung S9+ or Huawei Mate 20 Pro as we round up the best smartphone bargains.

Each week, we check the prices on the most popular and interesting smartphones available to Australian consumers. After all, who wants to pay too much for a smartphone?

If we list a colour after a phone below, that typically means you can only get the discounted price on that hue. Many direct importers put premiums on more desirable colours or conversely discount others to clear stock.

Prices are as advertised on each vendor's website on 10 December 2018. Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice.

iPhone XS 64GB

The iPhone XS is Apple's mid-range option. It's more expensive than the iPhone XR but well below the price of the impressive-but-super-pricey Apple iPhone XS Max.

Apple iPhone XS Max

The cream of the crop

If you want the very best smartphone money can buy, Apple's iPhone XS Max won't leave you wanting.


The iPhone XS gives you the same processor and camera as the iPhone XS Max, and it'll fit into your pocket a whole lot easier to boot.

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

Deals on Apple products, and especially the ultra-desirable iPhone are often hard to come by. That's especially true for the Apple iPhone 64GB, with only Kogan offering a true discount against the regular retail price. Given that shipping could knock most (or maybe all) of that discount away, and especially if you wanted one before 25 December, it might be a better bet to secure one from The Good Guys or directly from Apple.

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 $1589+delivery Buy Now!
iPhone XS 64GB Apple $1629 Buy Now!
iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey The Good Guys $1629 Buy Now!
Apple iPhone XS 64GB Gold JB Hi-Fi $1629
iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey Amazon $1651.38 Buy Now!
iPhone XS 64GB Gold DWI $1729
iPhone XS 64GB Gold Expansys $1744.99

Samsung Galaxy S9+

We're just a few short months away from the reveal of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S10, a phone that (depending on whose rumours you believe) may feature camera "holes" or possibly just a side "notch" as its new design idea.

That leaves the Galaxy S9+ as the current Galaxy S-series king of the hill, and it's a highly impressive phone, easily one of our favourites of 2018.

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.

As is so often the case for older Android flagships, there's a fair amount of price erosion on the Galaxy S9+, with DWI leading the charge for the lowest cost Galaxy S9+ this week.

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

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB Coral Blue DWI $979
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB Coral Blue Kogan $999+delivery Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB Midnight Black Expansys $1069.99
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB Lilac Purple Amazon $1239 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB Midnight Black The Good Guys $1,346 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB Samsung $1,349 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB Coral Blue JB Hi-Fi $1349

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Our current pick for the best smartphone on the market is the exceptional Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Its combination of an exceptional camera, astonishing battery life and the power of Huawei's Kirin 980 processor make it an absolute winner.

Keen to find out more about the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, including specifications and our review? Read our complete guide here.

Check out this week's Huawei Mate 20 Pro 6 deals below:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Emerald Green Amazon $1379.99 Buy Now!
Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Black Expansys $1449.99
Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Midnight Blue Kogan $1598 Buy Now!
Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Black JB Hi-Fi $1599

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