This week’s bargain phones: eBay goes mobile with its latest deals

Posted: 16 January 2019 11:12 am

Save 20% or more on a huge range of premium and mid-tier smartphones.

It's a good week to be shopping for a new smartphone. Thanks to eBay's latest 20% off sale, popular sellers like Allphones, Futu and My Phonez are offering some killer deals on a huge range of popular handsets, spanning everything from Apple's latest iPhones to budget offerings from Motorola and HTC.

We've scoured through these deals and compared them to what other Australian retailers are offering, picking out a few that we believe represent the top bargains on offer. Due to the steep discounts eBay is offering, there's a chance some of these deals will be sold out before the week is over, so remember that the prices below are accurate as of writing on 16 January 2018.

LG G7 ThinQ 64GB

Looking for a premium smartphone at a cut-rate price? Then you won't want to overlook the LG G7 ThinQ. With its powerful Snapdragon 845 processor, dual-lens 16MP camera and support for 3D surround sound, it's a tremendously capable handset that holds its own against flagship phones from Apple and Samsung. It might not bring a whole lot of new features to the smartphone space, but at roughly half the price of similar high-end smartphones this week, it's well worth considering.

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
LG G7 ThinQ 64GB eBay $697.60 Buy now
LG G7 ThinQ 64GB Kogan $699 + delivery Buy now
LG G7 ThinQ 64GB Catch $698 Buy now
LG G7 ThinQ 64GB Amazon $711.96 Buy now

Oppo A73 32GB

At its regular price, the Oppo A73 is already an attractive alternative to the latest iPhones. As with all Oppo phones, it delivers an Apple-like experience on Android through its sleek design and custom ColorOS interface, and it doesn't skimp on the hardware features either. A 16MP front-facing camera provides plenty of power for selfie-lovers, while its large 3,200mAh battery gives you enough juice to easily get through a full day on a single charge.

Thanks to this week's significant discounts, the Oppo A73 is an even more compelling iPhone alternative for Aussies on a budget.

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Oppo A73 32GB eBay $245.09 Buy now
Oppo A73 32GB The Good Guys $277 Buy now
Oppo A73 32GB Amazon $281.52 Buy now

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google may already be on its third iteration of Pixel smartphones, but the Google Pixel 2 XL remains a formidable device perfectly capable of satisfying the needs of the modern smartphone user. Sporting a crisp 1440p 6-inch screen, a powerful 12.2MP camera and a hefty 3,520mAh battery, it's versatile enough to serve as your camera, video player and on-the-go gaming machine all in one.

eBay's latest promotion is the icing on the cake, bringing the price of the Google Pixel 2 XL down to a fraction of its RRP.

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB eBay $780.79 with code "POOLTIME" Buy now
Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB Kogan $879 + delivery Buy now
Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB JB Hi-Fi $999 Buy Now

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