This week’s bargain phones: Premium power on the cheap

Posted: 16 April 2019 7:51 am News

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High-end features and top-notch performance don't have to cost the world with this week's deals.

Outside of a car or a house, a smartphone is one of the most expensive investments most of us make – especially when you factor in upgrading to a new handset every few years. That's why it's worth taking advantage of deals and discounts whenever you can.

To help minimise the damage buying a new phone can do to your bank account, we've rounded up the latest deals on a number of popular handsets below.

Please note that the prices listed are accurate as of 16 April 2019, with discounts based on original manufacturer RRP. Price and availability can change without warning, so bear that in mind before making any purchasing decisions.

Motorola Moto Z2 Play 64GB

Moto mods, Motorola's build-your-own-phone initiative, has yet to redefine the smartphone world the way Motorola surely wanted it to. Nevertheless, the idea of swapping attachments in and out to extend the functionality of your phone has a lot of appeal.

With this week's deals on the moto-mod-compatible Motorola Moto Z2 Play, you can roadtest the concept for yourself for less than half the phone's original launch price. Even if you don't plan on purchasing any mods for it, the Moto Z2 Play is a solid mid-range phone with good performance and battery life, well worth its current asking price.

Check out our review of the Motorola Moto Z2 Play for a deeper dive into the phone's capabilities.

Device Retailer Price Discount Buy Now
Moto Z2 Play eBay $339.58 with code "PEACE" 51.42% Buy now
Moto Z2 Play Amazon $388.85 44.37% Buy now
Moto Z2 Play Kogan $394.38 + delivery 43.58% Buy now
Moto Z2 Play Catch $429.00 38.63% Buy now

Google Pixel 3 64GB

With most smartphone manufacturers taking the "bigger is better" approach when designing their handsets, it can be tough to find a phone suitable for smaller hands and pockets. That's why, at a relatively compact 5.5 inches, the Google Pixel 3 stands out as a top choice for folks wanting a more portable smartphone that doesn't sacrifice power and functionality.

As we stated in our review of the Pixel 3, you get plenty of power and battery life plus a capable camera for your money. And thanks to this week's deals, the value proposition is even more attractive.

Device Retailer Price Discount Buy Now
Pixel 3 JB Hi-Fi $899.00 25.02% Buy Now
Pixel 3 eBay $959.20 with code "PEACE" 20.00% Buy now
Pixel 3 Kogan $979 + delivery 18.35% Buy now
Pixel 3 Catch $1,099 8.34% Buy now

Huawei Mate 20 128GB

Huawei is one of the better choices out there for folks wanting a premium smartphone at a more affordable price. The Mate 20 is a prime example of this, trimming down a few of the flashier features of the Mate 20 Pro in order to hit a more attractive price point.

With this week's deals, that price gets even more compelling. If you're after a power-packed smartphone with a top-notch camera but don't want to spend a small fortune, you won't want to overlook the bargains below.

Device Retailer Price Discount Buy Now
Huawei Mate 20 eBay $809.21 with code "PLANET" 19.00% Buy now
Huawei Mate 20 Amazon $849.00 15.02% Buy now
Huawei Mate 20 Kogan $849 plus delivery 15.02% Buy now
Huawei Mate 20 JB Hi-Fi $849 15.02% Buy Now

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