The best Black Friday mobile phone deals 2021

Tired of wrestling with your slow, outdated smartphone? Improve your on-the-go lifestyle with these Black Friday deals on mobile phones.

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As one of the biggest tech sales of the year, Black Friday 2021 is coming on Friday 27 November. Previous years have brought plenty of deep discounts on all manner of smartphones, from Apple's iPhone XS and Huawei's stunning P20 Pro to a range of more budget-friendly options from brands like Nokia and Alcatel.

To help you seize this opportunity to save hundreds on a faster and more feature-packed smartphone, we will round up our top picks of Black Friday mobile phone deals from Australian retailers when they become available.

Best Black Friday smartphone deals so far:

  • 26% off Apple iPhone 12 mini 128GB: $948. The Good Guys is discounting this desirable piece of tech by a massive $331. With its 12MP dual action camera and a stunning 5.4" OLED Super Retina XDR, this cutting-edge Apple creation promises to be an investment you won't regret.
  • 62% off Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F: $529.99. The infinity pool of the tech world. This smartphone features a curved-edge display that is as easy on the eye as it is pleasing to the touch. Now, down from $1,399.99, seize the day to take advantage of a massive $870.00 off the RRP.
  • iPhone X for $625:. The iPhone X (AKA iPhone 10) originally retailed for a colossal $1,579. Despite being four years old, it remains a powerhouse of a phone that ticks all the important boxes including a great camera, a fast processor performance and seamless Face ID technology. eBay has it for $625 which is absolute steal.
  • 25% off Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G: $297. The 5G processor and 48MP triple camera secures this smartphone as one of the hottest deals to beat. eBay has knocked an impressive $102.95 off the original listing price, maximising its affordability too.
  • 63% off Oppo Reno 5G 256GB: $589. Sleek, stylish and with a generous 256GB of internal memory, this smartphone is the perfect pick for anyone who likes to bring their lives with them wherever they go. Right now, Catch has knocked an impressive $1010 off the RRP. How's that for a discount?
  • 26% off Nokia 5.4 Android One: $257. Marked down from $349, this eye-catching, Android smartphone is available at Amazon right now. Some of the many benefits boasted by this model include a 2-day battery life expectation, the quad-camera and video editing functionalities and the 128GB of internal storage.

Best Black Friday telco phone deals:

Telstra and Vodafone are offering nearly 50% off selected smartphones too. You'll need to pair your new phone with a plan from either provider to get the discount.

  • 48% off S21 5G from Vodafone: From $58.02/month over 36 months. This factors in the price of Vodafone's cheapest mobile plan. Alternatively, you can sign up to the 24 month plan if you prefer.
  • $600 off S21 Ultra from Vodafone: From $74.69/month over 36 months. This also includes the price of Vodafone's cheapest plan. Choose between 128GB, 256GB and 512GB handsets, depending on your preference for capacity.
  • $400 off Samsung S21 Ultra from Optus: From $85.25 per month over 36 months. This includes the cost of Optus's cheapest mobile plan which comes with 20GB data. Alternatively, you can sign up to its 12 or 24-month plan instead.
  • $300 off iPhone 12 mini from Optus: From $64.40 per month over 36 months. The price includes the cost of Optus's cheapest mobile plan.
  • $250 off Samsung S21 5G from Optus: From $72.72 per month over 36 months. The price includes Optus's cheapest monthly mobile plan.
  • $150 off Google Pixel 6 from Optus: From $68.56 per month. Again, the cost includes Optus's cheapest mobile plan.

Best Black Friday mobile plan deals

Telcos are slinging buy 1 get 1 free mobile plan offers and bonus data for cheaper prices. Here are some of the best deals to check out:


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Catch Catch

Catch

Up to 65% off select brands

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felix mobile

50% off unlimited data mobile plan with code

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Kogan Kogan

Kogan

Up to 85% off sale

Otterbox Otterbox

Otterbox

40% off selected products

Amazon Amazon

Amazon

47% off Echo Show 8 (1st gen)

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eBay Australia eBay Australia

eBay Australia

10% off the latest tech

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Dodo Dodo

Dodo

​​$5 off Dodo Mobile $10 SIM Plan

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Dodo Dodo

Dodo

​​$10 off Dodo Mobile $20 SIM Plan

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Dodo Dodo

Dodo

​$​1​5 off Dodo Mobile $30 SIM Plan

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MyDeal MyDeal

MyDeal

Up to 70% off deals

Cafago Cafago

Cafago

Up to 70% off: Clearance sale

Amazon Amazon

Amazon

Over 30% off everything: Outlet Store

Geekbuying Geekbuying

Geekbuying

Up to 74% off sale

Smart Digital Smart Digital

Smart Digital

Up to 20% off sale

Sony Australia Sony Australia

Sony Australia

FREE shipping on orders over $200

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Amazon Amazon

Amazon

19% off Samsung Galaxy Fold3 5G

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Amazon Amazon

Amazon

50% off Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)

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Kogan Kogan

Kogan

Take up to 40% off 1000s styles

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Kobo Kobo

Kobo

Subscribe for $13.99/month + FREE for 30 days

iiNet Deals iiNet Deals

iiNet Deals

50% off iiNet's Large mobile plan

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iiNet Deals

50% off iiNet's Medium mobile plan

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iiNet Deals

50% off iiNet's Extra Large mobile plan

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iiNet Deals

50% off iiNet's Small mobile plan

Optus deals Optus deals

Optus deals

$250 off Samsung S21 5G with any Optus plan

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Optus deals

$300 off iPhone 12 mini with any Optus plan

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Optus deals

$150 off Google Pixel 6 with any Optus plan

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Optus deals

$400 off Samsung S21 Ultra with any Optus plan

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ESR ESR

ESR

70% off selected items

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Kogan Kogan

Kogan

FREE shipping for Kogan First members

Catch Catch

Catch

$20 daily deals

Geekbuying Geekbuying

Geekbuying

$6 off [2021 New] Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 CN version

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Casetify Casetify

Casetify

Reusable Mask - One Donated with each Order

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Geekbuying

10% off Computers, Tablets and Accessories

Geekbuying Geekbuying

Geekbuying

PIPO X9S Windows10 Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 8.9Inch Tablet Mini PC Quad Core 1.84GHz 4G/64G 802.11b/g/n LAN BT4.0 HDMI Was: $395.27 Now: $173.99

Geekbuying Geekbuying

Geekbuying

XIAOMI Redmi 4X 3GB 32GB Black Was: $198.99 Now: $159.99

Vistaprint Vistaprint

Vistaprint

Presentation folders Now: 100 from $299, 240 from $449 + Free Standard Delivery

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Vistaprint

Square Business Cards 500 from $37.99, 1500 from $104.99 + Free Standard Delivery

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Woolworths Mobile deals Woolworths Mobile deals

Woolworths Mobile deals

$350 off when you pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

Woolworths Mobile deals Woolworths Mobile deals

Woolworths Mobile deals

$250 off when you pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

Nokia Nokia

Nokia

20% off Nokia 3.4

Motorola Motorola

Motorola

Get $100 off New Moto g100

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Garmin Garmin

Garmin

DriveSmart 61 LMT-S at $199.00

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OtterBox deals OtterBox deals

OtterBox deals

20% off your second phone case

OtterBox deals OtterBox deals

OtterBox deals

Buy 2 phone cases and get 20% off

Otterbox Otterbox

Otterbox

20% off your second phone case

ozgameshop.com ozgameshop.com

ozgameshop.com

Games and accessories under $10

Appliances Online Appliances Online

Appliances Online

Up to 30% off TV, audio and electronics


What to consider when buying a mobile phone on Black Friday

iOS or Android?

You've probably already made up your mind on which side of the Android/iOS fence you sit, but it's still worth considering both as you shop for a new phone this Black Friday. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, with the closed ecosystem of iOS typically offering a slicker and more stable experience while Android opens up a wealth of customisation options for those who prefer greater control over their phone's behaviour.

Moreso than in years past, Android and iOS have converged on a relatively similar look and feel. Switching from one to the other is no longer quite so jarring, and there are even some Android phones such as those from Oppo that take liberal cues from iOS to deliver an iPhone-like experience on Android.

Software support

A lot of older phones go on sale during Black Friday, and while they're often plenty powerful enough to handle the needs of modern smartphone users, their age can impact their practical lifespan going forward. This is because smartphone manufacturers tend to drop support for handsets after a few years, ceasing to provide updates to the latest versions of Android (or simply omitting older handsets in the case of Apple's iPhones). Not only does this mean potentially missing out on new features, it can also lead to incompatibility with newer apps and services. To ensure you don't end up locked out of your favourite apps, it's worth researching how long different smartphone manufacturers typically support their handsets post-release.

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