Cyber Monday phone 2024 sales: best deals still available in Australia

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are technically behind us, but there are still some very tempting smartphone discounts available right now, so these are the deals you should be looking at if you're after a new handset.

It goes without saying that many of the best phones of 2023 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're seeing great smartphone deals from both retailers and telcos, and that was indeed the case this year, too. Below you'll find the best early Black Friday phone deals. 

Please note — we're now in the post-Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales period, which means there are only a few deals left, and we don't expect them to last long.

Cyber Monday phone sales — iPhone deals

Apple iPhone 13 (512GB) |AU$1,749 AU$1,395 on Amazon

Apple iPhone 13 (512GB) | AU$1,749 AU$1,395 on Amazon (save AU$392.20)

Sure, the iPhone 13 is a couple of years old, but it's still an excellent performer that continues to entice Apple fans — especially with a tidy discount. The 512GB model is now discounted in most colour options, with a 15% discount bringing the price down to AU$1,395.

Cyber Monday phone sales — Android deals

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus (12GB RAM; 512GB) |AU$1,849AU$1,498

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus (12GB RAM; 512GB) | AU$1,849 AU$1,498 (save up to AU$351)  

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S23 Plus gets a nice post-Cyber Weekend price reduction, with AU$351 slashed from the RRP of the 512GB model in Phantom Black, Green and Cream colourways. Enjoy a powerful handset that sports a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and a 50MP main camera with exceptional Night Mode.

Nothing Phone 2 (12GB RAM; 256GB) |AU$1,149from AU$976

Nothing Phone 2 (12GB RAM; 256GB) | AU$1,149 from AU$976 (save up to AU$173)  

The Nothing Phone brand made a big splash when it hit the scene thanks to its transparent, light up backing. The Nothing Phone 2 offers this and more, thanks to its Glyph Interface. Get the 12GB RAM/256GB model at a nice discount right now, with the White colourway the cheapest at AU$976. The Black one is AU$999. Alternatively, you can get the 512GB at AU$200 off in White and Black, now just AU$1,049 each.

Cyber Monday phone sales — FAQ

Every Black Friday / 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 2023, 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

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 the last 15 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 publications as APC, TechLife Australia, T3, FilmInk, AskMen, Daily Telegraph 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 and listening to vinyl. Occasionally, he also indulges in other non-hipster stuff, like hiking.