This week’s bargain phones: Discounts on Samsung Galaxy S8, Huawei Nova 2 Lite and LG K8

Posted: 9 January 2019 11:42 am News

Get more from your mobile with these tantalising deals.

Whether you're heading back to work or savouring the last of the holidays before the start of the new school year, January is a good time to consider upgrading your phone. The right handset can increase your productivity and facilitate faster and easier communication. In this always-connected era we live in, that can be vital to success.

Picking up a new smartphone can be an expensive prospect, which is why we've donned our discount hats and hunted down the best bargains for this week below. Bear in mind that pricing is accurate as of 9 January 2019, and changes in stock levels or sales dates may affect those prices going forward.

LG K8 16GB

LG has proven itself a strong contender in the smartphone space in recent years. Its line of budget-friendly K-series phones are especially attractive, offering solid performance and a wide variety of modern features without tacking on a sky-high price tag.

2017's LG K8 is a prime example of this. Packing a 13MP camera, a 5-inch screen and a 2,500mAh battery, it's a capable handset well suited for those who primarily use their smartphone for basic web browsing, calls and not a lot else. And with this week's discounts, the K8 is an even more attractive purchase.

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
LG K8 16GB Kogan $129 + delivery Buy now
LG K8 16GB Catch $148 Buy now
LG K8 16GB eBay $150.80 Buy now
LG K8 16GB JB Hi-Fi $199 Buy Now

Huawei Nova 2 Lite 32GB

If mobile photography is your forte, Huawei's smartphones should be high on your list. The Chinese electronics manufacturer equips all its handsets with high-quality camera lenses and plenty of features designed to enhance your happy snaps.

While Huawei reserves the best camera hardware for its premium handsets, it still has plenty to offer budget-conscious photography buffs. The Huawei Nova 2 Lite, for instance, incorporates a dual-lens 13MP/2MP rear-facing camera with a wide-angle lens and a depth-of-field effect. You can take some pretty versatile shots with that hardware, and it won't cost you a fortune thanks to this week's deals:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Huawei Nova 2 Lite 32GB Catch $249 Buy now
Huawei Nova 2 Lite 32GB Amazon $249 Buy now
Huawei Nova 2 Lite 32GB The Good Guys $279 Buy now

Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB

The best way to find a bargain when shopping for a smartphone is to cast your focus back a few generations. Mobile technology is so iterative these days that handsets from even several years ago are still totally adequate for the majority of people, especially if those handsets were top-of-the-line upon release.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 fits this bill nicely. Sleek, powerful and loaded with handy features like a curved screen, wireless charging and water resistance, it still goes toe-to-toe with the latest modern handsets. And despite being less than two years old, you can already score a significant bargain on the 64GB model thanks to this week's deals:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB eBay $605 Buy now
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Catch $689.70 Buy now
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Kogan $699 + delivery Buy now
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Amazon $736.99 Buy now

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