Merry S-mas: the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now officially on sale in Aus. If you’ve read the Ausdroid review and decided you’re after Samsung’s latest and greatest, you’ve got a few different options.
If you’re okay with dropping over a grand in one go, the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 will set you back $1,199, while the larger Galaxy S8+ will cost a little more, and is priced at $1,349. The usual suspects – Samsung, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, and Bing Lee – are your main options.
If you want a S8 or S8+ on a contract, Telstra, Optus, Virgin, Vodafone, and Woolworths Mobile are all ranging the phones.
We’ve got every single Australian S8 and S8+ plan below, but here are a few that have caught our eye:
Woolworth’s insanely cheap $65 per month offer is gone, but they’ve added a new top-tier plan. $92 per month will get you 12GB of data and a S8, while $95 will get you the S8+. This undercuts a lot of the competition – especially if you want an S8+ – and you get the added benefits of being on the Telstra network.
When it comes to big data, Virgin will hook you up with 20GB a month and a new handset for either $105 or $110 depending on whether you want the S8 or the S8+. And if you’re a Velocity Frequent Flyer member, you can save an extra 10% on your bill.
And if you want A LOT of data, you can get either S8 model on Optus with 100GB of data for an equally massive $160 a month. It’s probably overkill for most, but it could be a good option if you’re potentially looking at replacing your fixed broadband connection at home. The plan also includes a few cool perks like unmetered streaming through a number of services, unlimited talk and text while roaming, and 1.5GB of data to use every month overseas.
Virgin’s also great when it comes to what we’d call midrange plans. $86 or $91 per month gets you 8GB of data, and unlimited talk and text. And once again, you can get 10% off if you’re a Velocity Frequent Flyer. Vodafone’s 8GB plans aren’t bad either – especially if you want $5 per day roaming – but Virgin’s are ever so slightly cheaper.
Anyway, here are the rest:
Telstra Galaxy S8 Plans
Telstra Galaxy S8+ Plans
Optus Galaxy S8 Plans
Optus Galaxy S8+ Plans
Virgin Galaxy S8 Plans
Virgin Galaxy S8+ Plans
Vodafone Galaxy S8 Plans
Vodafone Galaxy S8+ Plans
Woolworths Mobile Galaxy S8 Plans
Woolworths Mobile Galaxy S8+ Plans
Alex Choros is Associate Editor at WhistleOut, Australia’s phone and internet comparison websites.