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iPhone 8 Plus 64GB $640 @ Vodafone

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Just cancel the month to month plan as soon as you get the phone, and the first months fee should be waived.

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  • Good deal, the 128gb is $700.

  • +1 vote

    It's a bloody big phone though, and more than two and a half years old.

  • Hate this kind of Vodafone deal. Last time I signed up for Pixel 4 XL and have not received any emails or text afterword. Called them after 2 weeks and took forever to talk to someone on the phone and was told they won’t process my order.Not even sending an email to inform customer the status of order and just let you wait for nothing is very poor customer service.

  • +1 vote

    why are you buying a 3 year old phone new?

  • is this locked to Voda?

  • +14 votes

    Nice phone, but hard to see it as a bargain when the new SE is only $100 more, and will last longer.

    The "plus" model has some benefits though, unlike the iphone 8.

    • Apparently there's an SE plus version on its way, delayed by covid, based on the se pricing you'd be looking at $1k in 128gb?

      • SE plus for 1k is pretty ridiculous price
        when it is basically just an updated iphone 8 plus (ie same body).

        At that price there are phones like oneplus 7 pro (which is cheaper) which I think is much better phone (with more better specs - more cameras, high refresh rate) as well as it being bezel less

        • I really don’t think there’s a market for a plus phone in the old design (ie 8 Plus successor). You’d be better off buying a iPhone 11 then.

          • @bozbargain: nah i hate the notch, Apple's notch is ridiculously huge
            it ruins the experience of watching videos or playing games when going to maximum screen size
            or you can hide the notch but the screen size is now reduced to the same as a smaller size phone and has the black bars

            so I like either older iphone without the notch or the android phones like oneplus 7 pro etc..
            even phones with a small hole punch camera is better than that huge notch of apple phone

        • can’t compare android and ios ….if people want ios it’s apple …..like, telling windows users to switch to linux ….it’s not about hardware ….it’s all about software.

          • @garage sale: depends on the user..

            some people only want IOS (or don't/can't learn how to use android)
            some care about the hardware specs
            some care about hardware specs and OS

            • @pinkybrain: If people care about the HW specs, they'd definitely be wise to purchase the iPhone SE. Apple A13 is unparalleled - it's absolutely one of the largest defining factors of a phones performance.

      • So you would save $300 for a brand new iPhone 8 Plus.

      • iPhone SE Plus… Isn't it 2021 Quarter 2 (according to Ming-Chi Kuo)? That's still 1 year away.

        • SE Plus price would be ridiculous if it sold for $1k+

          Also 2021..there is already rumours iphone 12 will have a smaller 5.4 inch phone
          so that would compete with the SE plus (depending on how big SE plus will be)
          But the 5.4" iphone would probably have better specs and camera..

          SE phones are budget phones by cutting things from the main iphone lineup..

    • Not a fan of the screen size and resolution on the SE.
      The body of the SE is essentially an iphone 8

      SE lacks a 2 lens of the iphone 8.

      Also the SE pricing in australia is not that good compared to how it is priced in US.
      So the price of the SE here can get you some better android phones that has bigger screen size etc..

      • The iPhone 8 doesn’t have a 2nd camera, that’s only the 8 Plus. In many cases, the SE will take better shots than the 8 Plus because of the A13 chip.

        • yeah i was thinking of the telephoto camera on the 8 plus
          but didn't know the 8 didn't have one as well.

          yeah of course the newer chip would get better shots due to the CPU processing (i saw the YouTube reviews already)
          but i just feel like SE is not that exciting compare to what you can get for a similar price in other phones not apple..
          The one thing though is they didn't include night mode feature as well, which is disappointing.

          The problem with the SE pricing in AU is not as good of a bargain price like in US.

          Also I am used to a large size screen, so the SE 4.7" screen size is a step down for me.

          • @pinkybrain: Night mode could be achieved through 3rd party camera apps. Essentially, longer exposure.

            iPhone 8 has 1 lens at the back only, iPhone 8 Plus has 2 camera lenses at the back.

            The only thing that's missing in iPhone SE from iPhone 8 is 3D touch. SE has 3GB RAM (not much in today's standard, but that's still better than 2GB on iPhone 8), WiFi 6/ax, better 4G speed. It gets the image processing of A13 so in some well lit situations, it can exceed iPhone XR (despite XR having better optics).

            iPhone SE 2020 is mainly to prevent some iPhone users leaving Apple ecosystem (i.e. those people who have the previous iPhone SE). After 4 years, iOS 13 is the final OS update for iPhone SE1. It will also entice iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max users to upgrade to iPhone 12. Android users willing to switch camp as a result are bonuses.

            • @netsurfer: Why would iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max users to upgrade to iPhone 12 because of SE phone?
              they are in different markets customers..

              Android uses are more price conscious
              and value for money bargain hunters so I doubt they would switch to SE (unless they just want to switch to IOS)

              Most android users would compare the specs you can buy with the price of the SE and what you can get in the android phones
              and I think the SE is a stepdown cos you can get bigger size phones with better specs in Android phones

              Yes, the SE 2020 is mainly target for the SE 1 users who are looking for an upgrade..
              since they are more price conscious and don't want to spend $1500+ on the more expensive iphones..
              from upgrading to Android
              OR the android users who just want to switch to IOS.

              • @pinkybrain: Because SE is faster than X/XR/XS/XS Max due to A13. Also, assuming the review I saw is correct, in the camera app, for video recording, SE gets the 11/11 Pro frame rate adjustment within the camera app. Apple apparently not enabling the feature for X/XR/XS (don't get the reason why). Another question is whether SE can also do concurrent multi video camera recording like 11 series - if yes, even if it is just 4K at the back, 1080p at the front, that is still handy.

                The other thing is Wifi ax/6 support. People still on X would be on the 3rd year by the time 12 is available. Don't forget the battery life improvement in 11 Pro/11 Pro Max (which will surely be retained in 12, if not improved further). People in that market segment won't be that happy that XR/XS back camera at times can produce inferior results than SE due to A13's image processing improvement.

                Put it this way, while I don't use flagship iPhones, I do buy my family members flagship iPhones every 2-3 years (normally 3). I was hoping to skip the need to buy iPhone 12 for them this year, but with SE 2020 released, it is going to be harder not to purchase iPhone 12 for them. A good guess would be that iPhone 12 will have 120Hz display refresh support.

      • Depends how you determine 'pricing'. $399 in the US is before tax. They also only receive one year of warranty, as opposed to up to two and a half years in Australia. if you take the currency conversion + GST, you're looking at about is about $675. Take into account the extra one year (if not one and a half year) extra warranty, R&D (there still is R&D even if it's a re-used chassis) etc, the extra $70-odd we're slugged is, cost-wise, worth it.

        • And, with some OZBers taking advantage of Tel$tra early termination + JB/GG rebate offer a week or two ago, they've got SE/64GB below $600 ($589 - and that's without using 5% off JB Hi Fi vouchers / gift cards).

    • Battery life alone is enough reason I'd choose iphone 8 plus over SE2

  • the goodguys xs max $579 plus $50 no contract plan is better.

        • I think they close that loop hole now.

          • @syswong: Can anyone else confirm that deal won't work anymore at thegoodguys?

            • @eric881104: First of all, even back then it was a YMMV thing.

              Second and most important, why would you do such a thing to the sales person in JB / GG? You think they will get a commission out of selling you a phone at half price? or They will get commission selling you a contract which a loophole was used to cancel it in a month?

              It is ok to bargain hunting, that is what we are all here for. Loophole exploiting which affects other individual is not cool though. I now understand why many JB staffs speak so negative of OzB members…

              Just get a legit deal and be happy with it. I hope whenever OZBs exploit a loophole, just think about if you are on the other side of the table. It is particular important in these difficult times. You gain could be from someone's essential spending of their family.

              • @syswong: As somebody that purchased a $699 xs max I would say there isn't a loophole and it just comes down to certain support staff at Telstra doing things they simply shouldn't. I know for some people it may sound like a bargain but we signed a 12 month contract I didn't see any loopholes that allowed me to do a downgrade without paying the $390 exit fee. I don't feel the whole why would you do such a thing makes any sense to be honest considering this is on Telstra. They are the ones allowing people to break contracts without knowing or ignoring the fact that these 12 month contracts exist for a good reason. Again I want to make it very clear Telstra are the ones paying the difference for the phone cost and they are the ones allowing these contract changes as far as I'm concerned it's on them.

                • @Sammy Boi: I don't know what you change to. Changing from a JB BYO 12 moths to a Telstra 12 months BYO and gain POM is totally legit bargain hunting.

                  The loophoop here I refer to was that short period of time when Telstra introduce month by month BYO without early termination fee. 24X7 has not catch up and moved some OZBs into the new months by month plan. Eventually the get out and it got "ozbargained" and the loophole was quickly closed.

                  My point was when people exploiting these situation. I am sure someone is financially / mentally burdened for the exploiter gain. Like the sale's not getting commission or the 24X7 staff get told off by the supervisor. That is want I think is wrong.

                  • @syswong: We are not talking about people changing plans to get peace of mind we are talking about people signing up to 12 months plans then convincing Telstra staff to waive their termination fee that would be half the price of their actual plan. That's a simple as I can put it.

                    • @Sammy Boi: Its a bit of hardwork but if you go though the discussion at that time. Its is not people asking telstra to waive ETC, as that is rarly successful. Most get out of their contract because 24x7 switched JB 12 month contract customer into Telstra mobtht to month plan.

  • Thought it was an outright, but I was wrong.

  • It's fun to read the Apple fan bois telling each other how wonderful this overpriced product range is. There's a reason why more than 80% of cell phones sold worldwide are Android.

  • XS is cheaper than XR on that website!

  • This is not a deal.
    And Vodafone don’t waive the plan fees you have to pay minimum one month.

  • Ozbargainers going for iPhones? Y'all insane this phone is years old and its still expensive and heck…

    • so are are my omega seamaster watches, don’t seem to be getting cheaper….. keep on hearing people complain about iphones not depreciating fast …. but don’t come up with a way to get an iphone cheaper …..

      i’m an android user now , wish i could afford an iphone, but don’t use a phone enough to justify the cost, one day i will own one again if there is a killer deal.

    • Y’all?

    • Nah, most OZBers interested in low cost iPhones went for iPhone SE 2020 (JB/GG/Telstra deal). That's why most retailers are out of stock for most iPhone SE models (except the 256GB model).

      With weak AUD, a lot of not so great deals are being posted, not just iPhone deals.

    • How could iPhone users possibly care about:

      • The Superior after-sales support
      • 5+ years of day zero OS updates
      • On the spot replacement of iPhones for hardware faults in store
      • Superior and vetted app quality in the app store
      • World-leading Chipset (The A13 is unbeaten)
      • Familiarity between devices
      • Baked in OS backup to the cloud - this is unparalleled as far as I am aware, I haven't used a Google back up on Android for a long time though.
      • Resale value - any Android device plummets in resale value as soon as you open the device. People can still sell iPhone 5S', iPhone 6 etc these days because they can still perform, unlike ya bloaty Android devices.
      • Um, don't over sugarcoat it. I am in both camps and let's not forget the bad bits either:

        • The after sales support, is generally good for iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, but not necessary for other products.
        • Apple refurbished units you receive for replacement are not always without issues. My mate's iPhone refurbished unit battery exploded after 1 year. My old iPod touch replacement had the latest iOS, which made it a total pain to use - super laggy, super slow.
        • iOS upgrades, some versions can be buggy and a substantial number of devices do suffer from being laggy when they are on their very latest iOS update.
        • Let's look at iPhone SE1, on the latest iOS 13, the calculator app, when launched for the first time, does have a slight rendering delay / glitch.
        • Resale value, only if you DO NOT properly factor in the original price you paid or you purposely rip people off.
        • That iPod Touch Apple Support provided as a replacement was so laggy that I refused to sell it because I cannot put another person through that pain.
        • iCloud - is the free 5GB really enough. Unparalleled? Seriously? You are aware both Google and Microsoft have larger cloud infrastructure right?
        • Apple iOS kill switch. Eventually, Apple kills older iOSes forcing your devices to upgrade. I have an old iPhone designed to run 32-bit apps I purchased, about a year ago, Apple did a remote zap, forcing my device to upgrade or it would become a paper weight. It was a pain when Apple killed it that way. You must use iTunes and force the iPhone into recovery mode. No more 32-bit apps for me.
        • I once bought a brand new iPad and found dead pixels. Got it replaced, the replacement also has dead pixels.

        Apple devices tend to be easier to use and if you stay on Apple ecosystem, things generally work seamlessly. However, how many people actually know how to copy photos out of a Macbook Pro properly (without googling)? Sure, you can just lock yourself into iCloud if you want for your photo backups.

        You might think being an "Apple" user makes you superior, the reality is a big no. I saw cleaners using iPhone regularly. Apple products are ubiquitous nowadays. Nothing special. If you like them, buy them. No need to trash Android because (1) if it weren't for Android, Apple iPhones wouldn't have some of the improvements we saw and (2) Apple still have a lot of room to improve. Their "great" after sales service is getting worse.

        You also have no idea what Android devices can do. Also, when an Apple device doesn't play well with another Apple device all of the sudden, it can be a huge pain to troubleshoot as Apple doesn't give you the necessary information to figure out what the issue is. Yes, AirPods are great, but when it occasionally failed to work with my work supplied Macbook Pro, it becomes a real pain.

        • The after sales support, generally is good for iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, but not necessary for other products.

          You didn't elaborate any further here - but any time I've visited An Apple store there's been plenty of users with their shiiitttt-old units in there, getting full support. Apple even scheduled a visit for me for my 2013 MacBook pro to check out the battery, I didn't follow through with this because I was lazy and never use the thing these days.

          Apple refurbished units you receive for replacement are not always without issues. My mate's iPhone refurbished unit had the battery exploded after 1 year. My old iPod touch replacement had the latest iOS, which made it a total pain to use - super laggy, super slow.

          Okay? I've had my personal iPhone replaced twice before with an immaculate replacement. I work in the I.T. dept in the head office of a blue chip company, so I deal with mobile phone issues. Have had a heap of iPhones replaced via Apple (a few well outside of the statutory two years) with very good quality units. Which would you prefer, sending your phone away for weeks at a time to only receive it back with a big ol' sticker saying NO FAULT FOUND, or a device plopped in your hand within thirty minutes that may, apparently, be inferior quality?

          iOS upgrades, some versions can be buggy and a substantial number of devices do suffer from being laggy when they are on their very latest iOS update.

          Fair enough. I've only had one iteration of an iPhone and had substantial issues with one of the iOS iterations, I can't remember which one. Other than that, it's been pretty smooth sailing.

          Resale value, only if you DO NOT properly factor in the original price you paid or you purposely rip people off.

          I don't even know what you're attempting to convey here, mate? Everyone knows the resale value is far, far better with iPhones or Apple products in general. The value holds well because of aforementioned after-sales support and 5+ yr OS support. It isn't one huge conspiracy.

          That iPod Touch Apple Support provided as a replacement was so laggy that I refused to sell it because I cannot put another person through that pain.

          Man I loath those iPod touches, don't you worry. But, again, because of my job we dealt with maybe 4k-8k of these buggers. Failure rate was very high at the end of the 2 yr warranty, you got me there.

          iCloud - is the free 5GB really enough. Unparalleled? Seriously? You are aware both Google and Microsoft have larger cloud infrastructure right?

          I am referring to the user experience - you have your phone backed up, you lose phone. Sign in to new iPhone, restore from cloud and the phone is almost identical to what it was on the old device. I don't have a lot of experience with Google/Microsoft's backup solution and restore solution, but all I've read from Android users is that it's not as refined as Apples. I admit I am not 100% familiar with this, as although we use about 50% Android 50% iOS at my job, we don't bother with the Android back up solution.

          Also, is 5GB enough? I can't really say, I definitely think they should up this amount but that's purely because of the amount of data needed to store video/photos for a lot of people.

          Apple iOS kill switch. Eventually, Apple kills older iOSes forcing your devices to upgrade. I had an old i-device designed to run 32-bit apps I purchased, about a year ago, Apple did a remote zap, forcing my device to upgrade or it would be a paper weight.

          I can't comment on this. I guess Android is better in this space? Fudged if I know.

          You might think being an "Apple" user makes you superior, the reality is a big no. I saw cleaners using iPhone regularly. Apple products are ubiquitous nowadays. Nothing special. If you like them, buy them. No need to trash Android because (1) if it weren't for Android, Apple iPhones wouldn't have some of the improvements we saw and (2) Apple still have a lot of room to improve. Their "great" after sales service is getting worse.

          I said the iPhone is a far superior device, it's a far better experience. I didn't say that it makes a person superior, not at all. You don't see me jumping on threads referring to Android phones and me bleeting about how terrible Androids are. It's almost always the other way around, as seen on this thread. Also, I emphasised you saying no need to trash Android - I was hardly trashing Android, moreso extolling the virtues of Apple's ecosystem compared to Android.

          Edit to add:

          Let's look at iPhone SE1, on the latest iOS 13, the calculator app, when launched for the first time, does have a slight rendering delay / glitch.

          Haha! I never knew that. I have the iPhone SE 2016, just tried this out - I do see it with a tiny little glitch. That's your gotcha moment?