This week’s bargain phones: iPhone 8, Samsung Note9 and Google Pixel 3

Alex Kidman 18 December 2018 NEWS

Score a bargain on the Apple iPhone 8, Samsung Note9 or Google Pixel 3 in our round up of the best smartphone bargains.

'Tis the season of giving, and what could be finer than giving yourself a brand new mobile phone? Each week, we check the prices on the most popular and interesting smartphones available to Australian consumers.

If there's a colour listed after a handset below, that usually means that the listed price is available for that colour only. 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 17 December 2018. Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice.

iPhone 8 64GB

While the iPhone XS is Apple's current flagship, it's still selling 2017's Apple iPhone 8 as a more "affordable" iPhone option for those wanting to grab an updated iPhone experience.

Apple iPhone XS

Apple's most advanced smartphone

The iPhone XS is Apple's vision of what the future of smartphones looks like. Get yours today.

  • Apple's A12 Bionic processor is super fast
  • Dual cameras shoot well
  • Gigabit LTE enabled (with a supported network)

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.

Margins on Apple products are notoriously tight, which is why it's rare to see bargains on offer. Kogan has the technically cheapest iPhone 8 you can buy right now, but that's without taking delivery charges into consideration. It's that close that you might be better served grabbing one direct from Apple.

Here are the best deals this week for the iPhone 8 64GB from retailers selling to Australian customers.

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey Kogan $949+delivery Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Apple $979 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey The Good Guys $979 Buy Now!
Apple iPhone 8 64GB Space Grey JB Hi-Fi $979
iPhone 8 64GB Red Amazon $984.45 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Gold DWI $1,189

Samsung Galaxy Note9

It seems like there's very little that we don't know already about the Samsung Galaxy S10, a phone that's been extensively leaked some months before its predicted arrival.

Still, until it does actually become a physical reality that you can purchase, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 remains the company's flagship phone.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Note9

Samsung's productivity phone returns

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 features exceptional performance, top-notch battery life and the exclusive features of Samsung's S-Pen in a phone like no other.


There's some solid price variance for the Galaxy Note9, with DWI providing the cheapest model this week.

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 $1,019
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black Expansys $1,069.99
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black Kogan $1,149+delivery Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black Amazon $1,179.99 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black The Good Guys $1,499 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Samsung $1,499 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB JB Hi-Fi $1,499

Google Pixel 3

Google's in-house phone efforts were bolstered this year by the inclusion of a lot of design talent acquired from HTC, and the results were clear in the exceptional Pixel 3, one of the very best "small" phones you can buy in the premium space.

Google Pixel 3

Google's newest flagship

The Google Pixel 3 provides the best of Android and Google's own vision of a premium smartphone that's uniquely Google-centric.

  • Good battery life
  • Camera works well
  • Powerful for a small phone
  • Android Pie onboard with updates to come

It's easily the best single-lens camera on the market today, especially with its near-magical Night Sight lens, and of course, you're guaranteed the latest Android updates as soon as they're available.

Keen to find out more about the Google Pixel 3, including specifications and our review? Read our complete guide here.

Kogan's deal on the Google Pixel 3 only just undercuts Google's official price, and again your delivery costs might make any potential saving moot. At the other end of the scale, that Amazon price is off the charts – and not in a good way.

Check out this week's Google Pixel 3 deals below:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Google Pixel 3 64GB Just Black Kogan $1,179+delivery Buy Now!
Google Pixel 3 64GB Just Black JB Hi-Fi $1,199
Google Pixel 3 64GB Google $1,199
Google Pixel 3 64GB Just White DWI $1,229
Google Pixel 3 64GB Just Black Amazon $1,649
Google Pixel 3 64GB Just Black Expansys $1,414.99

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