This week’s bargain phones: Razer-sharp deals for all budgets
Get your entertainment fix on the go with this week's hottest smartphone deals.
Buying a smartphone is one of the more expensive transactions most people make, especially when you factor in upgrading to new handsets and replacing the ones you accidentally drop while running to catch your train.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save on a new smartphone, especially if you're prepared to purchase one outright instead of signing up to a fixed-term contract with an Aussie telco. To highlight how much cheaper it can be to purchase outright, we've rounded up some of the best deals on popular smartphones below.
Please note that the prices listed are accurate as of 25 March 2019, with discounts based on original manufacturer pricing. The pricing and availability of these deals may change without notice, so be sure to double check before making any purchasing decisions.
Razer Phone 2 64GB
Razer raised quite a few eyebrows when it first announced its entry into the smartphone space with the aptly-titled Razer Phone back in 2017. Targeted at Razer's established gaming audience, the phone had a lot going for it, though it also suffered from quite a few oversights compared to other premium phones.
Razer addressed many of those oversights with 2018's Razer Phone 2. While it's still a little lacking in the camera department, its impressive 120Hz screen and high-quality speakers make it an excellent device for on-the-go entertainment. And with this week's deals seeing it drop to nearly half its launch price, there's never been a better time to pick one up.
|Razer Phone 2||Amazon||$787.05||36.99%||Buy now|
|Razer Phone 2||eBay||$802.80 with code PRINCE10||35.72%||Buy now|
|Razer Phone 2||Kogan||$899 + delivery||28.02%||Buy now|
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact 64GB
Most smartphone manufacturers take the "bigger is better" approach with their handsets these days, but Sony bucked that trend when it released the Xperia XZ2 Compact back in 2018. Taking everything we liked about the Xperia XZ2 and shrinking it to a pocket-friendly 5 inches, the Xperia XZ2 Compact earned praise in our review as one of the best small premium smartphones on the market, a title it continues to hold to this day.
Even better, you can snag the power-packed device for a fraction of its original price thanks to this week's deals:
|Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (Refurbished)||eBay||$603||36.46%||Buy now|
|Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact||Amazon||$613.90||35.31%||Buy now|
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB
It's easy to write off older generation phones as out-of-date and obsolete, especially if you buy into the hype smartphone manufacturers build up around their latest handsets. However, flagship phones can often meet the needs of average Aussies for many years after their initial release.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 is a prime example of this. Even with the launch of the new S10 line, the Galaxy S8 remains powerful and feature-packed, with a high-resolution screen, IP68 water resistance and support for NFC.
The best part, is that you can score the Galaxy S8 for less than half its retail price this week thanks to some killer deals, listed below:
|Galaxy S8||eBay||$468.72 with code PRINCE10||53.08%||Buy now|
|Galaxy S8||Catch||$554.50||44.50%||Buy now|
|Galaxy S8||Amazon||$614.99||38.44%||Buy now|
|Galaxy S8||Kogan||$669 + delivery||33.03%||Buy now|
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