While owning the latest smartphone from your favourite manufacturer may give a warm, inner glow it can also empty your wallet or max out a credit card. Sometimes, the best deal on a new phone is to step back a generation and buy last year's model. It will often come at a decent discount while still offering almost all the same functionality. So, what kind of deal can you get on last year's premium smartphones?
One Thing To Note
When shopping for smartphones and trying to save a few bucks, you may end up buying items that are being shipped in from other countries. That means power adaptors might not be Australian. While USB chargers are pretty easy to come by and most people has a few spares around, if that's a big deal for you make sure you know exactly what you're getting before hitting the "Buy Now" button.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Last year's flagship Samsung smartphone didn't leave you with a lot of change from $1200 and it received an unequivocal yes when it came to answering the question - should you buy it - in Gizmodo's review. Today, you can pick one up for $694 from Catch.
If you're after a larger model, catch also has the Galaxy S8 Plus for $725.
The next best price I could find for the S8 was closer to $1000.
Apple dropped the price of the iPhone 7 when it released the iPhone 8 and iPhone X last year, but they are still charging $849 for the iPhone 7 and $1049 for the iPhone 7 Plus.
If you're thinking about Ebay for this one - forget it. Folks there are listing the iPhone 7 for over $3000 proving that a fool and his money are soon parted.
Again, it looks like Catch is the place to go but pay attention before splashing out your hard-earned cash. Many of the units they have listed are refurbished but there are some new iPhone 7 for $839 - which is only a small saving on Apple's price but it's better than nothing.
If you're looking for an original Google Pixel then it looks like JB HiFi is the place to go.