Cyber Monday phone deals 2022 — best smartphone sales in Australia right now

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It's sale season again — Cyber Monday 2022 is here, which means more opportunities for those in dire need of a smartphone upgrade to snag some top Cyber Monday phone deals in Australia.

The Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales weekend has kicked off on November 25 and closes at the ends as November 28 comes to a close. As always, we're seeing amazing deals for the big event.

It goes without saying that many of the best phones of 2022 are quite expensive, but that doesn't mean you have to pay full retail price. In fact, it's not uncommon for the year's top models to have hundreds of dollars slashed from their RRP.

In Australia, we tend to see great smartphone deals from both retailers and telcos, and that is indeed the case this year, too. Below you'll find the best Cyber Monday phone discounts we've spotted so far, and those deals will only increase in number throughout the weekend.

Top retailers

iPhone deals

Apple iPhone 13 (512GB) - Midnight (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13 (512GB) - Midnight | AU$1,749 AU$1,499 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$250)

Picking up last years phone is a good way to save a bit of money without sacrificing much performance. The iPhone 13 (512GB) is a great example, as it can currently be picked up from Amazon with AU$250 off.  If you're keen on exploring other colour options, you'll find this same 14% saving on Pink (opens in new tab), White (opens in new tab), Blue (opens in new tab) and Red (opens in new tab).

Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB) (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB) | AU$1,749 AU$1,569 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$150)

While not as discounted as the iPhone 13 (512GB), the 13 mini is still has a nice little $150 over on the Amazon Apple store. The 13 mini is last generation, but hard to beat in terms of pocket sized, 5G capable, fruit themed smartphone performance.

Android deals

Google Pixel 6a (128GB) (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 6a (128GB) | AU$499 at Telstra (opens in new tab) (save AU$250)

The Pixel 6a was only released in July 2022, so is the latest generation of the a series phones. While always more affordable than the Pixel 6 and 7, the 6a is now AU$250 off at Telstra. Or grab the Pixel 6a for AU$549 at JB Hi-Fi (opens in new tab), and get a free 4K Chromecast with Google TV worth AU$99. You can also grab the Pixel 6 Pro (128GB) for AU$999 (opens in new tab) (AU$300 off) from JB Hi-Fi, but honestly the Pixel 7 Pro (opens in new tab) (below) is worth the extra AU$38.

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Black) (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G (Black) | AU$599 AU$399 at Big W (opens in new tab) (save AU$200)

Phone deals don't just have be be on flagship models, and the excellent Samsung Galaxy A33 offers solid performance for an affordable price tag. The A33 has a 48mp camera, 6.4-inch Infinity-U display with 90Hz refresh rate and is 5G capable. Even better, 33% off from Big W means you save a pretty hefty AU$200. 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G 128GB (Black) (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G 128GB (Black) | AU$1,349 AU$624 at Samsung eBay (opens in new tab) (save AU$725)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 might be a generation old, but right now you can grab it for less than half price right now thanks to this Black Friday / Cyber Monday deal. Don't forget you need to apply code SNSNOV at checkout.

Oppo Find X5 Pro 5G 256GB (Black) (opens in new tab)

Oppo Find X5 Pro 5G 256GB (Black) | AU$1,799 AU$999 at The Good Guys (opens in new tab) (save AU$800)

Not familiar with Oppo? Check out our Oppo's X5 Pro (opens in new tab) review for the full lowdown. All things considered, it's a deceptively impressive smartphone option - especially for anyone into photography, thanks to the array of cameras. Grab this saving of AU$800 while stocks last.

Google Pixel 7 Pro 5G 512GB (Black) (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 7 Pro 5G 512GB (Black) | AU$1,599 AU$1,347 at JB Hi-Fi (opens in new tab) (save AU$252)

Google's latest flagship, the Pixel 7 Pro, is the company's most premium handset to date, boasting a refined design, improved battery capacity and an even better camera. Just one month out from release, you can pick it up at a discount of AU$252 at JB Hi-Fi. 

Alternatively, you could opt for the phone's 128GB (opens in new tab) or 256GB (opens in new tab) models and save yourself AU$262.

Google Pixel 7 (Black) (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 7 (Black) | AU$999 AU$749 at Telstra (opens in new tab) (save AU$250)

If you'd rather go for a slightly smaller option, the regular Pixel has been discounted by AU$250 at Telstra in time for Cyber Monday, and you can also pick it up in Green or White colour options. While it has one less camera than the Pro model, the Pixel 7 is still powered by the same Tensor G2 chip.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, 256GB, Graphite (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, 256GB, Graphite | AU$1,649 RRP AU$1,479 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$170)

If you're of the opinion that smartphones have grown stagnant, you may want to shake things up with a foldable. Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 4 is now available at Amazon with a 10% discount, bringing the compact clamshell down by a cool AU$160.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, 512GB, Green (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, 512GB, Green | AU$2,649 RRP AU$2,099 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$550 with code)

The ultimate foldable flagship, Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 4 is now available at Amazon with a AU$350 discount, which is appreciated given how expensive it is. A big improvement over last year's model, the Z Fold 4 now carries a flagship-level camera and a number of design refinements. Add code GALAXYZ at checkout and you'll save an additional AU$200, taking AU$550 in total off this one.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, 256GB, Black (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, 256GB, Black| AU$1,649 AU$1,099.99 at Mobileciti eBay (opens in new tab) (save AU$550 with code)

While the Galaxy S21 Plus is one of Samsung's flagships from last year, it's still a flagship, which means it's got an incredible display, excellent camera and stacks of power. Right now, you can pick it up from Mobileciti's eBay store with a solid AU$550 slashed from the RRP if you apply code SNSNOV at checkout.

Google Pixel 6, 128GB, Sorta Seafoam / Stormy Black | (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 6, 128GB, Sorta Seafoam / Stormy Black | AU$999 AU$740.05 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$258.95)

It may have been superseded by the Pixel 7, but there's still plenty of fight left in the Pixel 6. Now discounted to AU$779 on Amazon via a third party (shipping from Amazon though and Prime eligible), you can receive an additional 5% off by checking the 'apply 5% voucher' box, bringing the price down to AU$740.05.

Best Cyber Monday telco deals

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Cyber Monday phone deals — what you should know

Every Cyber Monday, phones of all brands will usually receive significant discounts, with the biggest savings often going to the previous year's models. That said, It's still common to see hundreds of dollars slashed from the latest models. 

Additionally, it's important to take note of what kind of stock is being offered. Sometimes the discounted phones are unlocked, while other times they have some carrier deal attached to them. 

You may also see international stock with big discounts applied, though you should always make sure the phone in question is compatible with Australia's networks and is backed by warranty.

Should I buy a phone on Cyber Monday?

Typically, Cyber Monday is one of the best times to buy a phone, either unlocked or tied to a telco. It's quite common to see hundreds of dollars slashed from the biggest brands, including Apple and Samsung.

If you're in the market for a new phone in 2022, the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend is a great time to upgrade.

How do I get the best Cyber Monday phone deals?

The best course of action is to search around for the best Cyber Monday phone deals. That may mean sifting through dodgy or deceptive sales, but it's good to get an idea of what prices your desired phone is going for at multiple retailers. 

That said, you shouldn't wait too long, because a truly great deal will only last as long as the amount of stock that's available from any given retailer. Our advice is to make sure to keep an eye out on stock levels wherever that information is offered.

Stephen Lambrechts is the Managing Editor of Tom's Guide AU and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming for over a dozen years. Before Tom's Guide, he spent several years as a Senior Journalist at TechRadar, had a brief stint as Editor in Chief at Official Xbox Magazine Australia, and has written for such mags and sites as APC, TechLife Australia, T3, FilmInk, AskMen and IGN. He's an expert when it comes to smartphones, TVs, gaming and streaming. In his spare time, he enjoys watching obscure horror movies on physical media, keeping an eye on the latest retro sneaker releases, listening to vinyl and other non-hipster stuff.