This week’s bargain phones: iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy Note9, Huawei Mate 20 Pro
How much can you save on the best premium handsets from Apple, Samsung or Huawei?
Each week, we scour the deals available from online retailers to find the bargain phones for those looking to buy outright. Buying your own phone frees you from the shackles of a contract, making it easier to switch providers for a better deal, often even on the same phone network.
Your savings can start from the moment you buy the phone if you compare carefully. We've taken the hard work out of checking prices to find the best bargains on handsets from Apple, Samsung and Huawei's finest phones.
Shopping for the cheapest phone may limit you in terms of your colour options. If we've listed a colour after a phone, the chances are that it's that colour you can get at the listed price.
Prices are as advertised on each vendor's website on 29 January 2019. Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice.
The Apple iPhone XS is our pick of the best of Apple's 2019 crop. While it's more pricey than the iPhone XR, you get a better display and a much better camera for what is still premium money in any case.
Apple iPhone XR
Apple's more affordable flagship
The iPhone XR is a solid choice if you want a new iPhone without breaking the bank.
Want to learn more about the iPhone XS? We've gathered up everything you need to know about the iPhone XS, including contract plans here.
Catch has the lowest price we've spotted this week for a 64GB iPhone XS, although that is for a unit marked as an ex-demonstrator model, so you'd naturally expect a few dollars off for that alone. Still, there's quite a range for the iPhone XS which is unusual when you consider how tight the margins normally are for Apple's flagship phones.
Here are the best deals this week for the iPhone X 64GB from retailers selling to Australian customers.
|Apple iPhone XS 64GB Space Grey Ex-Demo||Catch||$1,392.52||Buy Now!|
|Apple iPhone XS 64GB Gold||eBay||$1,475||Buy Now|
|iPhone X 64GB Gold||Kogan||$1,599+delivery||Buy Now!|
|iPhone X 64GB Space Grey||The Good Guys||$1,629||Buy Now!|
|iPhone XS 64GB||Apple||$1,629||Buy Now!|
|iPhone X 64GB Space Grey||amazon||$1,688||Buy Now!|
We now know that Samsung will show off the Samsung Galaxy S10 at an event a week before Mobile World Congress 2019 on 21 February. Actually, we know a lot about the Galaxy S10 so far, which you can read about here.
Still, until that date, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 remains the company's official flagship. It's a great device across the board, with exceptional battery life, a large vibrant display, and of course the iconic "S-Pen" stylus to cover simple tasks such as note taking, or more complex ones like acting as a remote shutter for the camera.
If you're looking for a phone contract or more detail we've gathered everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note9 here.
Six month upgrade cycles for flagships are the norm for Samsung products, so it's no surprise that you can save a fair amount off the "regular" price of the Galaxy Note9 if you shop around.
While the S10 will have some new shiny features, it's also rumoured to carry a much higher price point, so now might be an ideal time to pounce on a Note9 bargain.
Here are this week's deals on the Samsung Galaxy Note9 for you to compare:
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Ocean Blue||Catch||$1,050.50||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB||eBay||$1,049||Buy Now|
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black||Kogan||$1,099+delivery||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Ocean Blue||amazon||$1,148||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB Midnight Black||The Good Guys||$1,499||Buy Now!|
|Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB||Samsung||$1,499||Buy Now!|
Huawei had an exceptional 2018, kicking the year off with the stylish and camera-centric Huawei P20 Pro, and finishing up with our favourite phone of the year, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Huawei P20 Pro
A premium phone for camera lovers
The Huawei P20 Pro features three stunning rear cameras, helping you take your mobile photography to the next level.
Keen to find out more about the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, including specifications and review? Read our complete guide here.
Check out this week's Huawei Mate 20 Pro deals below:
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Twilight||Catch||$1,050.50||Buy Now!|
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Midnight Blue||eBay||$1,199||Buy Now|
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Midnight Blue||amazon||$1,399||Buy Now!|
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Midnight Blue||Kogan||$1,399||Buy Now!|
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Midnight Blue||The Good Guys||$1,599||Buy Now!|