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Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 128GB $649 Upfront on Telstra $65/Mth 60GB 12 Months Plan @ JB Hi-Fi (in-Store Only)

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128GB Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus.
Similar to previous deals. Must port your number to Telstra. In-store only offer.

$649 upfront with $65 per month on 12 month Telstra $65 BYO Plan.
Minimum cost over 12 months $1429

The deal can be seen on one of the tiles on this page: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/mobile-phones

Doweyy found this deal and pointed it out to me I another thread on Ozbargain…

I think that's all…

Seems like a good deal to me.

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    $150 less than I paid in there a week ago. Any way for me to get some $$ back? :P

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    The S10 for $149pm on the same plan seems better value at the good guys

  • +2 votes

    Cracker - given the phone is $1349 on its own, it's basically almost interest free deal and a free plan!

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    Good Deal. Tempting to port out and sell my s10

  • +21 votes

    Great deal, I've upvoted it, but wont buy due to the continued use of the Exynos SoC. If this was the SD865 version I would've been all over it.

    • +2 votes

      Why do people hate on the Exynos? I've been seeing it on Reddit. I've got the S10+, and it's been fine, although I don't play games.

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        I only play Pokemon Go on it but it's great (well it was until the latest update broke it on the entire S20 range) I think it's just the cool thing to say now tbh, I've read that they actually perform extremely closely in real world and also that the exy has a better camera.

      • +8 votes

        put it this way, its definitely shittier than the snapdragon, but if nobody told you, you would have no idea. Though YMMV if you play heaps of demanding shooters (why the heck would you want to do that is another question altogether,do you guys not have PCs and consoles lol)

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          This. Everyone wants it because of YouTube benchmark videos.

          Who cares about demanding games on phones lol

          I agree it's better and I wish there was only one but I won't lose sleep over it.

      • +1 vote

        Snapdragon has a cooler and easier to pronounce name than Exynos. Other than that from what I can tell it's around 10% slower for single core and most 3D graphics, but 10% faster for multi core with longer battery life.

        • +1 vote

          I have my S10+ on performance mode, with AOD, with lots of Bluetooth use and get 6hrs SOT.

          I have no complaints with it, but then I might not be a heavy user.

          • +2 votes

            @whaleoilbeefhooked: Ive had both snap and Exynos s10s last year. There is a difference. I felt at ease not to charge the Snap more so the Exynos as it will drain much faster.

            It was only a hair laggy but still noticeable to those who have compulsive disorders haha.

            Also the Bluetooth connection was weirdly better on the Snapdragon as well. Which is weird given same 5.0

            But now I'm happy with my OnePlus 7t ✌️

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              @agalea101: I'm sure there is a difference, but the thing is it was minimal in the s10. S20 is completely different.

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                @mbck: Amen. I already signed the petition my friend. I feel cheated that we get Exynos over snappy…

                Hopefully S30 will be Snap and I'll go back to Samsung then.

      • +4 votes

        Check a few YouTube videos on it to really understand the difference. If you're paying top dollar for a premium smartphone, you don't want to be paying best price for second best phone and battery performance.

        • +1 vote

          Exactly right. Samsung are playing both sides of the fence here. Those that want full hog and will pay the full premium and those that want close enough but will come close to paying for it. Atleast Apple give you their best chips and gimp the phones else where…

      • +5 votes

        I agree the Exynos S10 line was only marginally worse, but the difference on the S20 line is significant. Worse battery life, performance, camera pictute quality etc. Some videos showed the current Exynos is equal to the SD855 performance.

        Agree in real world you may not notice, but it's a compromise on an expensive flagship phone with cheaper SD865 competitors from other brands on their way.

        Refer to one of the many comparison videos below:

        https://youtu.be/6CUSe8kgIE8

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          Agree with you, the s10 line difference between the two isn't massive.

          But it seems the s20 is completely one different level.

          Was going to buy the s20, but will skip this

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          Cheers for the video link - can't say the S20 being a downer makes me sad, haha.

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        Exynos usuall does everything good except gaming. It is extremely terrible with gaming. The frame rate drops a lot and freezes specially if you are into shooter games it is a deal breaker, apart from that exynos is ok.

      • +1 vote

        It's the "grass is greener on the other side" syndrome. There are people who refuse to buy a Samsung phone with an Exynos not because they are unhappy with the Exynos, but because the Snapdragon exists. However, if the Snapdragon didn't exist, they'd probably be perfectly happy to buy the Exynos.

        That being said, I much, much prefer the Exynos because you can unlock the bootloader. I personally would never buy a phone that's locked down. But that's just me.

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      Shame Samsung fell behind so far, seems it's pretty much just Apple as competition for SD on the core side and there's no way they're sharing.

  • +1 vote

    Can I pay the upfront, then terminate, and pay ETC?

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    What if I already have a telstra number?

    Can I just buy some cheap other carrier sim and then port that?

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      Yes, but you'd have 2 numbers….

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      I also have similar thought. I currently have 2 numbers. All under my name. One is for personal (Boost) and the other one is for business (Optus).

      Last time when TGG had iPhone XS deal with Telstra plan, I went to TGG to port in my business number (Optus).

      The call centre in Manila was closed so the staff set up using manual system. But then he advised that since I already have the profile with Telstra (through Boost account) so even if I port in my business number (Optus) I am still not qualified for the deal.

      Anyone who has done this before might give me the hint if the TGG staff was right?

      • +2 votes

        Complete rubbish. I've had a family account under my name where I port numbers in and out on multiple occasions. No issue at all with these sorta deals.

        Tell them to learn their job.

        If the number is coming in from another (non Telstra based) provider, that's all that matters.

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    Wow good deal. I'm still using the trusty Note 10 plus atm.

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    I'd jump on this.. but trying to find out how to add international calls (eg. to Singapore/UK/USA) to the plan.. or better yet, confirm that the plan includes this. I need to be able to make international calls for work..

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      The international call pack?

      I recently got that added for free, (maybe send occasional text to UK, but that's all) instead of $10 month

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        Yes! So you can add it.. $10? Couldn't find the details in the T&C's.. how did you manage to get it for free?? Though the retailer - or Telstra direct?

        • +1 vote

          Telstra online chat….

          Which, unfortunately, seems to be closed down during this current time.
          Automated Not reply only when I tried yesterday.

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          Currently pay $40 month.
          60gb data, intl call pack, POMD and usual unlimited call/text

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    Any better deals on a 24 month contract?

  • +5 votes

    I was desperate for a new phone and got the 5g version for $749. It's basically a $700 gift card they apply.

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      You paid $749 and signed up for the $65 plan? Where did you do this?

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      Link please?

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      I'll pay you for sharing the secret.

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      sounds good with the 5G, just talk to JB?

    • +6 votes

      Maybe I wasn't clear, I also signed up for the Telstra for 12 months plan. So instead of the 4g for 649, I asked if I could get the 5g instead, she said yes. Basically when they port your number Telstra sends them a $700 gift card to apply towards the phone.
      Does this help https://files.ozbargain.com.au/upload/78863/78618/img_202004... no photo editor on phone
      The ozbargainer in me is reeling that I didn't get discounted gift cards to pay the $749

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        Did you get definitely get a 12 month or a 24 month plan? As I beleive the $700 giftcard is for 24 month plan.

        • +2 votes

          It was a $700 gift card on the 12m plan to get the S20+ on the previous deal for $799, it looks to still be the same, just that the price of the phones has dropped.

        • +3 votes

          12 months. On the site, the 4g version is $1349 and 5g is $1449
          1349-700= 649
          1449-700= 749

    • +1 vote

      I can confirm this. Just got the wife an S20+ 5G 128GB for $749 on the 12-month $65pm plan.
      * S20+ 4G: $649
      * S20+ 5G 128GB: $749
      * S20+ 5G 512GB: $849

      Ported within a few minutes from Optus

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    im already with telstra what do

  • +2 votes

    Does anyone know of any decent iPhone plans?

  • +1 vote

    Still at least $200 too much IMHO

  • +2 votes

    Can anyone shed some light on the process of doing the port.

    Im a Telstra prepaid user so cant use that right?

    Any recommendations on a cheap sim/carrier?

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    I ported via JB Hifi a few weeks back to get the $400 voucher on the same plan. Do you think I'd be able to hand the voucher back for this deal?

  • +2 votes

    stop buying phones every year. ride it out

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      Been 3 years for me, others might just sell their current phone and give a couple of hundred to upgrade.

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        Has to be a sweet spot of 150 . Buy cheap sell for as close to that as possible. Can do a new phone each year or even 6 months. But not right now given the current situation

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    Wow, that's an excellent deal. Bought the 5G at launch for $1250 through JB ($400 voucher for porting in) with the free Galaxy Buds Plus that I'm yet to sell off. Needless to say, kicking myself now!

    Is this the usual trajectory of Galaxy prices, or is this steeper than usual discounting due to Corona related drop in demand?

    • +1 vote

      Probably a bit of both.

      Android phones don't really fare well in the 2nd hand market.

      IPhone are better just because there are no other manufacturers.

      But I use my phone extensively. Until the battery dies. So it doesn't matter for me.

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      $1250 + 12 month contract with $390 ETC?
      So 1640 outright equivalent.

      That just seems like it was a pretty crap deal IMO.

      Only decent deals at release were on the EPP/education portals I think

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    Couple of questions:

    1) Does your monthly bill come in directly from Telstra, or via. JB?
    2) If the former, anyone know if you can consolidate it into an existing account? ie. I have 3 services on my current bill, if I port one out, cut over to this plan and then port back in, can I merge it back into my existing Telstra account?

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    Hmm my S7's Front Speaker just died mebe time for upgrade

  • +1 vote

    Damn, I’m with Boost.

  • -3 votes

    any major noticeable difference between this and s8+

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    I've got my Telstra 12 month plan which I also signed up through JB HiFi July last year due to end in 3 months July 2020..
    Anyone know if I can exit my plan with minimal costs right now, Port into a cheap Optus prepaid then port back into Telstra?

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    Anyone know if this is the Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) model?

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