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Apple iPhone XR 64GB $649 @ Telstra

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If you select purchase outright, it allows you to checkout without having to add a plan. Good price for the phone, could potentially price match to Officeworks for even cheaper.

This is part of Mother's Day deals for 2021.

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  • +1 vote

    Are Telstra dumping phones lately? Lots of deal from Telstra.

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      Very well said mate.. who would buy a phone from 2018. I think they found a huge pile in warehouse some where, work offered me the same phone and refused it. So going to wait till this stock runs out.

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    This or the Samsung Note10?

    • +3 votes

      Its completely subjective, depends what you want in a phone.

    • +24 votes

      Buy both. Problem solved.

      • +1 vote

        Loved it, gold :-)

    • +2 votes

      I've had my note10 plus for 18 months and still love it. It's a great phone.

      • -5 votes

        Samsung is bad in customer service so are their phones

        • +3 votes

          Never needed customer service, never had a galaxy fail, and this is more than a decade of galaxy phones I've used.

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            @mrau: You might not have had one fail, but that doesn't discount the evidence put forward by tens of thousands of S20 FE owners about the defective touchscreens, and the lawsuit regarding S20 camera glass breaking. Many other problems as well, and Exynos powered phones still have subpar battery life and heat up too much.

            Don't even get me started on Samsung Australia's practices. Dodging laws = disgusting.

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          You're right, and their compliance with Australian Consumer Law is nothing short of completely unlawful. After my experience getting a refund for my S20 FE, I won't buy another Samsung product. Look at the Fair Trading NSW complaints register, and reviews for Samsung on Product Review. However, I no longer buy Apple products either due to their outrageous repair pricing, Genius Bar liars and efforts against the right to repair movement.

          Aside from the obvious hardware defects and quality control/design oversights, there's Samsung's poor response to dangerous washing machines and their shoddy approach to customer service in Australia. They won't change as long as they make a profit and our government departments don't intervene.

    • +2 votes

      I'd go Samsung but it totally depends on what you want and are used to.

    • +2 votes

      Had a look at gsmarena (https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?&idPhone2=9788&idPhone...)

      Note 10 hands down with:
      - Better water/dust resistance (IP68 vs IP67).
      - Lighter (168g vs 194g)
      - Bigger and better screen (6.3" 401ppi vs 6.1" 326ppi)
      - Faster CPU
      - More storage (256GB and 8GB ram vs 64GB and 3GB ram)
      - Better and more cameras
      - USB C 3.1 vs Lightning USB 2.0
      - Bigger battery (3500 mAh vs 2942 mAh)
      - Reverse charging

      And Android also scores poweruser points for having way more customisation options and the ability to sideload.

      • +1 vote

        They forgot ( deliberate biased BS but you don't know it ) to compare security and ease of use .

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          Wdym by that? I don't think there's significant differences there.

          • +2 votes

            @RocketFish: @RocketFish: iOS wins the security side cause Apple actually support their devices for a decent length of time.

            Ease of use is 100% subjective though. It's a myth that iOS has ever been "intuitive" to use. It's certainly no more or less intuitive to use than Android these days and in the old times my go-to point on the lack of intuitiveness in iOS was that the keyboard always showed as capital letters only.

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              @ESEMCE: Good point, I had a look and iPhones nowadays have at least six years of updates.

              Comparatively, Android's best are between Samsung (at least four years), and Google(fastest updates, at least three years).

              • +1 vote

                @RocketFish: Xiaomi are right up there too for their support lifespan. The rest are an embarrassment

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      Galaxy Note 10 is surely one of the best phones of all time, surely much better value. As it happens, I use iPhone X and Note 10 daily, and I only ever go for Note 10 for everything except iMessage (reason is clear) and to answer phone calls. Note 10 screen is brilliant, both literally and in relative terms.

      One more comment, go for Note 10+ if you can.

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    locked to telstra though?

    • +8 votes

      no. unlocked

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      catch is you need to either already own a telstra account or setup one when purchasing…and you cant create one without a plan etc

  •  

    Better camera & screen than an SE, but worse chip? Is that about right?

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      yup

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      Just picked one up, no stock at eastgardens, got the last one in Marboubra

      Yes, Also no charger, only comes with usbc - lightning cable

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        So you can buy at this price in store with no plan sign up?

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          I got mine on plan, so unsure

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          good question

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          Yeah I very much doubt you could. Online glitch at a guess. The Telstra staff would be looking to push you into a plan 100%

    • +3 votes

      Not really. The camera module is the same but the SE's camera benefits from the better chip (image signal processor, you get a Smart HDR feature that recognise people's faces for portrait shots). Battery is a big plus on the XR vs the SE.

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      And better battery.

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      Face ID v. Touch ID, depending on which you prefer.

      XR is also quite a bit heavier (194g v. 148g)

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    Great deal, excellent phone

  • +3 votes

    64GB storage is not enough nowadays. If it is 128GB, then it is a good deal IMHO.

    • +4 votes

      I've got 256 on my phone with 34.8 used at the moment. I'd say 64 would have been plenty.

      • +1 vote

        Yes 64GB will be good if you don’t take lots of photos and videos. I have a 256GB iPhone and I have around 60GB free. Also, the camera on iPhone XR is quite good with smart HDR, so good to have 128 GB for future-proofing. Apps size are also growing, so I believe 64GB is not enough….YMMV.

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          Many people, myself included, use a photo/video backup service like Google Photos or iCloud - no risk of losing all your media if you lose/damage your phone. Therefore 64gb has been more than enough for me.

      • +2 votes

        You reckon 64GB is enough….Your got to be kidding me right! Yeah it's ok if you only want a couple apps and don't take pics and vids!! 32-64GB I wouldn't even bother.

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          Couldn’t agree more mate.

      • +1 vote

        I take lots of photos, a fair few videos and have lots of apps. So far, I have used 34.1gb of 64gb… Agree with YMMV.

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    It this better than my iphone x?

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      this has better everything except the display

      • +1 vote

        It doesn't have better looks or a better form factor either, although this is perhaps subjective. It's also 20gr heavier (which is noticeable).

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    Tried Telstra to add to $99 JB Hi-Fi plan but they refused to do it :(

    • +3 votes

      Why would you want a $649 phone if JB offers you $800 credit towards any iPhone? Have you considered the 11 Pro Green they have on special for $1,099? You'd be $299 out of pocket but you'd get a much nicer phone.

      • +1 vote

        More info please?

      • -1 vote

        There’s no $800 off any iPhone at JB but $600

        • -1 vote

          There is

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            @bozbargain: I see… now how $1188+$299= $1487 is better than $649 mate?

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              @Emilimu: You are not taking out the $800. So he is right. $1487-800=$687 and free mobile service fo 1 year too!

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                @fozzie: The $299 is after taking $800 off the iPhone 11 Pro worth $1099…

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                  @Emilimu: My bad. Not that good then agreed

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              @Emilimu: What are you talking about? I was responding to Sonu1111 (who's after this exact plan) that it's not wise to add a cheap $649 phone to a plan that gives up to $800 off any iPhone.

              • -1 vote

                @bozbargain: Again, $1487 is not as good as $649 mate… $649 no strings attached vs $1487 stuck with Telstra for a whole year

                • +3 votes

                  @Emilimu: your logic is out of whack. the original comment in this thread was user sonu1111 wanting to add this deal via JB Hifi to the $99 plan. So this user already wants/needs to add a sim plan onto their iPhone purchase. The iPhone 11 Pro is currently $1099 so upon signing up to the $99 plan (they wanted to anyway) they will get $800 off an iphone which will bring the iPhone 11 Pro to $299 Outright on the JB $99 Plan. So your price comparison should be

                  iPhone 11 Pro
                  ($1099-$800)+(99x12) = $1487

                  vs

                  iPhone XR
                  $649 + (99x12) = $1837

  • +1 vote

    Great post. Cheers.

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    Bought it from The Good Guys yesterday, they won't price match "Telstra" store price, even though is same model.

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      Weird, they did it a few months ago when Telstra had these for $579. Stacked it with TGG CommBank offer to get it for $499.

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    Aren't these selling under 500 these day thought I saw one in the 4 a few days ago

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      What’s ‘the 4’?

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        In the 400's unsure if it was 480 or 420

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          Gotcha. I thought it was slang for some regional electronics retailer.

        • +1 vote

          Any idea where? Because if it’s new and $420 I’d buy one.

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          420… snigger snigger…

  • +1 vote

    Bought for the mrs, was due a new phone the old 7 was falling apart. Cheers

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    Anyone tried match price at Officeworks??

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      Showing 0 stock online so I don’t think they can price match

  • -2 votes

    Apparently these are faster than iPhone 11’s and 12’s after the iOS 14.5 update.

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      Seriously? How can it be faster than new generation iPhones with more advanced chips with more RAM?

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        It was a software thing with the new update.

        • +1 vote

          I respectfully disagree with your statement. Technically it’s not possible.

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          So it’s a clickbait article about a specific software bug. Still, would be annoying for those iPhone 11/12 users on auto update.

    • +2 votes

      That’s nonsense.

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      The xr is not faster. It’s a specific software bug:

      “The performance issue seems to exist on Apple's iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models running iOS 14.5.1

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    This is the one I went with (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/621519)
    I went with the iPhone 11 128GB, ends up being an extra $280 to own outright, but bound by the $99 p/m plan for 12 months. I was already on $90 p/m plan so not too bad.

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      Can anyone enlighten me as to why you'd pay Telstra $99 a month vs eg Aldi for more data for less than a third of the cost. Do they give you something else that aldi et Al can't offer?

  •  

    had an xr, i cracked the camera lens so went out and bought a 12

    for my regular usage, i dont see any difference between the 2 phones to be honest, the xr worked fine for me, no issues, lag, camera quality etc

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    Does it include free delivery? I don't want to register just to find out.

  • +1 vote

    "Unable to process your order
    To make this purchase, you need to have a Telstra plan. To continue, please add a plan to this order. "

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    U need to have a telstra account to buy online, and you cant start a telstra account without a plan…..you can buy without adding a plan, but you already will have to have a current one…

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    I can confirm that it’s a fantastic phone, pretty much the same as the iPhone 11. I smashed my iPhone 11 Pro and bought a used iPhone XR and I really enjoy it!