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

Alex Kidman 14 November 2017 NEWS


Save serious dough on Apple's biggest iPhone, the Galaxy S8+ or LG's G6.

Each week, we check the prices you'll pay for a variety of premium handsets from direct and local resellers. If you're already planning to buy your next phone outright, you're probably aware that premium handsets can command prices north of $1,000 very easily these days. That's why it's sensible to check and compare in order to save.

There's still very little action on the bargain iPhone X front, but it is feasible to save a little on the not-so-little iPhone 8 Plus. Speaking of large handsets, Samsung's Galaxy S8+ is worth your consideration if the S-Pen-equipped Galaxy Note 8 doesn't appeal. Finally, LG's G6 is seeing some serious bargain consideration, while remaining one of our favourite phones of the year.

In each 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 13/01/17 and may change without notice.

iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

The iPhone X continues to generate headlines, but we're just as impressed with the iPhone 8 Plus, which is lower cost to start with and has better battery life while sporting the same processor and quantity of RAM as its more heavily-hyped sibling.

For more, including handset deals if you'd rather get one on 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.

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
iPhone 8 256GB Silver DWI $1389
iPhone 8 256GB Space Grey Kogan $1449 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Space Grey Expansys $1474.99
iPhone 8 256GB Silver amaysim $1475
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Silver Good Guys $1479 Buy Now!
iPhone 8 256GB Silver Apple $1479 Buy Now!

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Samsung's Galaxy S8+ is, more or less, the large screen phone to buy if you like Samsung's take on Android and don't want or need the stylus or dual camera approach of the slightly more pricey Galaxy Note 8. If you're after a bargain, it helps that the Galaxy S8+ has been on the market long enough to start seeing some serious bargains appear, especially as we've already started hearing early rumours around the Samsung Galaxy S9.

For more, including handset deals if you'd rather acquire one on 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+:

Device Retailer Price Buy Now
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Black DWI $899
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Midnight Black Kogan $929 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Gold Expansys $939
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Gold amaysim $945
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Black Good Guys $1099 Buy Now!
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Samsung $1149 Buy Now!


LG was one of only a handful of manufacturers to launch a premium handset at this year's Mobile World Congress in the form of the LG G6. Based around the Snapdragon 820 SoC with dual lens cameras and Google's assistant AI built in, it was a solid competitor in the always brutal premium smartphone space when it launched.
Some months on it's been somewhat eclipsed by other launches, and we're just about to get its effective successor, the LG V30+ here in Australia, but that means you can save serious money on the G6.

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 Platinum DWI $659
LG G6 64GB Platinum Expansys $674.99
LG G6 64GB White amaysim $685
LG G6 64GB Black Kogan $699 Buy now!

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