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The stellar Samsung Galaxy S21 family of flagships are some of the best smartphones in Australia, with the top tier S21 Ultra taking the number one spot. This week, the entire S21 series is now discounted at Amazon, and the prices on offer beat the savings currently on offer across the major telcos. The S21 Plus is arguably the best deal on offer, which we’ve highlighted below.
We’ve also uncovered a sneaky way for you to score an excellent discount on a popular VR headset from Oculus. It will require you to buy the virtual reality headset from the US, but it’s a great way to save some cash on gaming hardware that is usually quite dear. Scroll down to find out how to hack your way into a better deal.
We rate Norton as some of the best antivirus software you can buy, and you can now save up to 50% on its software packages for its Easter sale. It offers solid protection with genuinely useful features, so why not get all your devices covered while the suites are going cheap.
Deals added Tuesday, March 30
Norton AntiVirus suites | from AU$39.99 (up to AU$110 off)
Norton is our second-favourite antivirus provider, and in some ways, it even bests Bitdefender. It’s a better option if you want something that’s light on system resources, for example, but even the entry-level option, AntiVirus Plus, still offers tonnes of features. In this Easter sale, you can score between 40 and 50% off a subscription to Norton’s most popular products, including AntiVirus Plus (AU$39.99), Norton 360 Standard (AU$59.99) and Norton 360 Deluxe (AU$69.99).
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (128GB) | AU$1,595 (RRP AU$1,849, save AU$254)
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the best of what Samsung has to offer in a smartphone. We’re big fans of its stunning 120Hz display, all-day battery life and five cameras with the best zoom found on any Android phone. It also has support for Samsung’s stylus for the first time in the S series. This ultra premium phone is now AU$254 off at Amazon, making it a touch cheaper than what the telcos are currently offering.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus (128GB) | AU$1,195 (RRP AU$1,549, save AU$354)
If you don’t need the best-of features in the S21 Ultra above, you can save yourself AU$400 by opting for this discounted S21 Plus. It has a similarly gorgeous design, great performance and powerful cameras, though you’ll get three lenses instead of five. The purple colour option is now discounted at Amazon, where you can save AU$354 off the device. That’s a much better deal than you’ll find at the major telcos.
Oculus Quest 2 (256GB) | AU$583 (RRP AU$639, save AU$56)
The Oculus Quest 2 cuts the cords, so you can immerse yourself in a virtual world without being tethered to a PC. It’s an all-in-one virtual reality system that’s still powerful enough to provide detailed experiences. This discount is available on the US version, with the 256GB model down to AU$583 (RRP AU$639) and the 64GB model down to AU$440 (RRP AU$479). Go for the 64GB model if you just want the cheapest price, or choose the 256GB version if you want plenty of Quest games installed at once. Available from Amazon US.
Samsung 27-inch G5 WQHD curved gaming monitor | AU$359.10 (RRP AU$499, save AU$139.90)
This 1440p curved gaming monitor has an impressive spec sheet. It features a 144Hz refresh rate for silky-smooth gameplay and a super-low response time of 1ms. It’s also got support for AMD FreeSync Premium and HDR10. You can score AU$139 off the 27-inch display at Computer Alliance’s eBay store, just be sure to enter the code PHCA10 at checkout.
Previous days’ deals that are still available
LG CX 55-inch OLED (OLED55CXPTA) | AU$2,630 (RRP AU$3,095, save AU$465)
The LG CX comes highly recommended, in fact, we think it’s the best OLED TV you can buy. This panel has stellar picture quality, and if you’re a gamer, it makes for an excellent display with its minuscule 13ms of input lag. This super-slim 55-inch set is available from The Good Guys with AU$465 knocked off the RRP.
DJI Mavic Air | AU$999.95 (RRP AU$1,199.95, save AU$200)
The latest DJI Mavic Air 2 may have stolen the limelight, but the original Mavic Air is still worthy of your consideration, especially at this discounted price. It’s a 4K drone that’s compact enough to fit into a jacket pocket, and its obstacle avoidance is near-perfect. If you’re ready to take to the skies, head to Ted’s Cameras where it’s AU$200 off.
TicPods ANC | AU$93 (RRP AU$139, save AU$46)
These TicPods are a cheap and cheerful way into noise-cancelling earbuds, and while the noise cancellation isn’t as effective as the competition, they’re an appealing proposition with this further discount. They look similar to the Apple AirPods, and sound quality is good considering the price point. The ‘buds are now 33% off when you buy from the official maker Mobvoi.
NutriBullet 1200W 10 Piece Set | AU$129 (RRP AU$199, save AU$70)
NutriBullet has become quite synonymous with blenders, and this model is a good option if you want to whip up smoothies to-go in no time. The blender comes with two cups and two lids, so you can take your fresh drink out the door with you. Amazon has shaved AU$70 off the retail price, saving you 35%.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 | AU$396 (RRP AU$599, save AU$203)
Class-leading noise cancellation in a stylish form factor – that’s the Bose 700 headphones. The noise cancellation will work whether you’re listening to tunes or taking calls, and music sounds fun and lively as well. A number of retailers have discounted the headphones, and you can snag them for AU$396 from Amazon.
Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure | AU$89 (RRP AU$124.95, save AU$35.95)
If you have a Nintendo Switch, the Ring Fit Adventure is a fun peripheral to get your hands on. It’s an exercise-focused game that aims to inject some light-hearted fun into being active. It’s an action RPG game that’ll get you moving at home, plus there’s mini-games galore to keep you engaged. With 30% shaved off the device, this is a pretty sweet deal from Amazon.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go | from AU$999 (15% off, save up to AU$235)
The Surface Laptop Go is already one of Microsoft’s most affordable machines, but this 15% discount makes the device that much more of a winner. Despite its low price, it feels distinctly premium with its high build quality, gorgeous display and comfy keyboard. Under the hood you’ll find a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor and storage options up to a 256GB SSD. Discount available directly from Microsoft.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 | from AU$999 (20% off, save up to AU$750)
If it’s a tablet you’re after, Microsoft has also taken 20% off its range of the Surface Pro 7. Available configurations start with an Intel Core i3 chip and go up to an i7 – all 10th-gen – and you can customise your specs to suit your needs. This big discount might also hint that the rumoured Surface Pro 8 is coming soon. Note that the Type Cover and Surface Pen are sold separately.
This third entry of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs open-world action/hacking series only came out a couple of months back, but it’s already available for better than half-price. Available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox One/S/X editions.
Beats Powerbeats 3 | AU$109 (RRP AU$259, save AU$150)
Beats has made a name for itself for its punchy, bass-heavy sound. While they’re unlikely to please the audio purists, AU$109 for the Powerbeats 3 is an awesome price if you’re looking for some powerful tunes during your workout. Available from Kogan.
Fitbit Charge 4 | AU$178 (RRP AU$249, save AU$71)
The Fitbit Charge 4 may look almost exactly the same as its predecessor, but there’s some big change to its internals. The fitness tracker now has GPS built-in, and with added support from Spotify and Fitbit Pay, you can now leave your phone and wallet at home when you go out to exercise. It’s also sporting excellent fitness tracking and all-day heart rate monitoring. Available from Amazon.