This week’s bargain phones: Save on iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8 or Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Alex Kidman 28 November 2017 NEWS


Save on Apple, Samsung or Sony's flagship handsets 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. Buying a phone outright gives you the flexibility to jump on SIM-only or prepaid contract terms and potentially save a lot of money over the life of your contract. The trick is making sure you've got enough funds to cover the outright purchase cost, and that's where the bargain hunting comes in. Black Friday and Cyber Monday did see some exceptional sale prices around, and some of those deals are still active at the time of publishing, so for some of these deals it may be wise to act quickly.

We're still big fans of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, the best value iPhone you can buy right now, and we're starting to see more bargains emerge, especially in light of the iPhone X's high asking price. Rumours are already swirling that we could be just a month away from the first proper glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy S9, but for now Samsung's flagship is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Finally, Sony recently updated its flagship Xperia XZ Premium to Android 8.0 ("Oreo"), and is well worth consideration if you're an Android user not keen on Samsung's approach to the operating system.

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 web site on 28/11/17 and may change without notice.

iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

The iPhone 8 Plus combines a dual lens, the same processor as found in the iPhone X (or iPhone 8) and the best battery life of any mobile you can buy today.

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 Plus here.

Here are the best deals this week for the iPhone 8 Plus 256GB from retailers selling to Australian customers.

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB SilverKogan$1199 + deliveryBuy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB SilverDWI$1419Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Silveramaysim$1475
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB SilverGood Guys$1479Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB SilverApple$1479Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB GoldExpansys$1519.99

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung badly needed the Galaxy Note 8 to be a great phone, and for the most part it is, although the inclusion of the "Bixby" button remains contentious. Still, it's a premium phone typically found at premium prices, but the spectre of the upcoming Galaxy S9 means we're starting to see serious budget pressure on its overall asking price.

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 Note 8:

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB BlackKogan$999 + deliveryBuy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Blossom PinkDWI$1069Buy now
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight BlackExpansys$1114.99
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Midnight Blackamaysim$1115
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GBSamsung$1199Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB Midnight BlackGood Guys$1499Buy Now!

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

It's all too easy to think of the smartphone war as a two-horse race, but that ignores the many fine handsets being offered by well-respected brands such as Sony. The Xperia XZ Premium has one of the finest single-lens cameras in the business (as well as the spectacular 960fps slow-motion mode) a great display and a robust physical design.

For more, including specifications and contract deals, check out our comprehensive guide to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium here.

Check out this week's Sony Xperia XZ Premium deals below:

DeviceRetailerPriceBuy Now
Sony Xperia XZ Premium 64GB Bronze PinkDWI$689Buy Now!
Sony Xperia XZ Premium 64GB Bronze PinkExpansys$754.99
Sony Xperia XZ Premium 64GB Bronze Pinkamaysim$765
Sony Xperia XZ Premium 64GB BlackKogan$829 + deliveryBuy now!
Sony Xperia XZ Premium 64GB BlackSony$999Buy now!

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