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The art of striking a decent cell phone contract can be a difficult skill to master. Besides twiddling your thumbs until the next big sales event arrives (like Afterpay Day), the best time to pick up a new phone is when there’s an updated model on the horizon.
Most retailers love to trick you into upgrading your current phone, whether it’s offering a bonus freebie or dropping a hundred bucks.
If you’d rather save a few extra bucks, it’s a good idea to buy the previous model, as it’s usually $100-200 cheaper than the newer model. There is often not a big difference between the two; the newer one might have a better camera or a different design, but its predecessor will still be a brand new phone and much better than what you’re currently scrolling through.
To sum up, the new Apple iPhone 13 is on sale while there are a handful of excellent Telstra and Optus plans that are running a special offer, where you can receive a free gift if you sign up for one of their phone plans. of 24 months. .
Here are some of the best cell phone deals we’ve spotted.
Best deals on iPhone and Samsung mobile phones
The iPhone 13 is the latest Apple phone on the block and it’s already on sale. While the new iPhone starts from an RRP of $1,248, Amazon Australia has reduced its stock by $100, so you can get it at a reduced price.
The new iPhone 13 is available in five unique metallic finishes, with a vivid OLED display and ceramic front. It is ideal for those who value a good camera on their phone. Snap-happy users will appreciate its wide and ultra-wide camera mode as well as sensor-shift image stabilization. During our review, we found that it’s virtually impossible for you to take a bad photo.
The iPhone 13 has the longest battery life you’ve seen in a while, claiming it can last up to 19 hours of video playback on a single charge. Mobile gamers will also appreciate its A15 bionic chip, which allows you to load application graphics faster and more efficiently.
Take your pick from the iPhone 13 deals below:
The iPhone 13 predecessor is currently on sale for $200 off. It sports a 6.1-inch screen with Ceramic Shield protection for four times better drop performance than older models. It has the previous generation A14 bionic chip compared to the iPhone 13, but it’s still just as efficient with excellent battery life. We were quite impressed with our review of its chip, so you can read our full thoughts here.
Granted, the battery life isn’t as long as the iPhone 13, with just 17 hours of video playback, but that’s only a two-hour difference. It also supports MagSafe charging, so you can grab a magnetic case, wallet, or charger and swap it out as needed.
You can explore the best iPhone deals we’ve found below:
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 is a bit of a niche device, in that it’s best suited to creatives or professionals who like to work on the go.
Smaller than a tablet, but much larger than the average smartphone screen, a Galaxy Fold is ideal for drawing, taking notes and even gaming. As it’s compatible with the S Pen, it’s a step up from the regular Galaxy Note with the added benefit of being able to fold it in half and slip it into your pocket.
Now that the new Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition (FE) is in our pretty little hands, the much-loved S20 FE model has now dropped in price. We at Gizmodo Australia are big fans of the Fan Editions, as they offer most of the features of the S21, but at a more affordable price.
Not only does the S20 FE sport a seriously underrated camera, it offers long-lasting battery life and still offers features like wireless charging that make it feel like a more expensive model than it is. is not.
24 Month Samsung Galaxy Telstra Plan Deals
If you sign up with one of Telstra’s 24-month Samsung Galaxy plans, you’ll receive a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live when you order before March 28. Considering a pair of Galaxy Buds Live retails for an RRP of $249, that’s quite a steal when you’re going on a plan.
Check out Telstra’s phone plan offers below:
Samsung Galaxy S22 (128GB) Plans
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (128GB) Plans
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB) Plans
Optus deals on Samsung Galaxy S22 24-month plans
If you decide to opt for a Galaxy S22 plan through Optus instead, you’ll receive a Galaxy Watch 4, worth $339. This offer will end on April 30, so you have time to think about which version of the S22 you want to grab.
Check out a range of Optus phone plan offers below: