This week’s bargain phones: Save on iPhone 8, Galaxy S8+ or LG G6

Alex Kidman 5 December 2017 NEWS


Save on Apple, Samsung or LG's premium smartphones in our weekly roundup of the best deals.

Every week, we carefully compare the outright prices you'll pay for a range of premium handsets from direct and local resellers. Purchasing outright is your passport to mobile plan flexibility and some potentially huge savings over the life of a contract.

Doing so does require that you're able to cover the purchase price of your handset of choice, which in the premium space can involve significant outright expense. That's where checking and comparing outright local and direct importer prices comes in.

Apple's smaller iPhone 8 is the most competitively priced outright from Apple, but we're seeing more bargains emerge for this tiny but powerful handset. Switching it around, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has a large display and the largest battery life of any of this year's premium Samsung devices. With the LG V30+ having just landed in Australia, we're seeing some really competitive pricing for the older but still solid LG G6 as well.

In every case we've selected the lowest cost version of each handset available with an online vendor, which may limit your colour choices, as some vendors charge more for specific hues. Prices are as per each vendor's website on 04/12/17 and may change without notice.

iPhone 8 64GB

The iPhone 8 is the smallest of this year's iPhone family, but that also means it's the most affordable.

For more detail, including handset deals if you'd rather get one contract, we've collected everything you need to know about the iPhone 8 here.

Here are the best deals this week for the iPhone 8 64GB from retailers selling to Australian customers.

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
iPhone 8 64GB Silver Kogan $999 + delivery Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Silver DWI $1039
iPhone 8 64GB Silver amaysim $1065
iPhone 8 64GB Silver Good Guys $1079 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Silver Apple $1079 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 64GB Gold Expansys $1084.99

Samsung Galaxy S8+

The larger of Samsung mid-year Galaxy S series phones have the distinction of having the largest battery capacity (and battery life) of any of Samsung's premium phones this year in our tests. That makes it a good match if you want a large screen, bezel-free handset that'll easily last the rigours of the working day.

For more, including handset deals if you'd rather get one contract, we've collected everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8+ here.

Here's the comparison of this week's deals on the Samsung Galaxy S8+ for you to compare:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Coral Blue DWI $809
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Midnight Black Kogan $879 + delivery Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Coral Blue Expansys $914.99
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Coral Blue amaysim $945
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Midnight Black Good Guys $1067 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Samsung $1349 Buy Now!


LG's fortunes in 2017 have been mixed, given it was able to launch the G6 at Mobile World Congress with no sign of a new handset from Samsung (but plenty of hype). The G6 was built on 2016's Snapdragon 820 as a result, but it's still a solid contender with a dual-lens camera and an unfussy industrial design. With the recent launch in Australia of the LG V30+, the G6 bargains are pretty easy to find, securing you a premium handset at a much lower outright cost.

For more, including specifications and contract deals, check out our comprehensive guide to the LG G6 here.

Check out this week's LG G6 deals below:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
LG G6 64GB White DWI $659
LG G6 64GB Black Kogan $699+delivery Buy now!
LG G6 64GB Black Expansys $689.99
LG G6 64GB Black amaysim $715

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