Samsung’s Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra have been in the market for a while now, and they've proven themselves to be solid performers. The good news is these handsets are now a lot more affordable than they were at launch. The major carriers tend to get most of Samsung's high-end phones, and these are no exception.
The baseline Samsung Galaxy S21 isn’t the most expensive device in the lineup, but it'll still cost you over AU$1000. You're looking at considerable more if you opt for the Galaxy S21+ or S21 Ultra since they sport a few upgrades over the basic S21. With that in mind, it makes more sense to buy your next smartphone on a post-paid plan rather than outright.
These days, opting for Optus over the other options doesn’t just get you mobile access, it also nets you a bunch of other benefits. You get a free subscription to Optus Sport, and another free subscription to OS Fitness. Depending how into sports or fitness you are, those bonuses might just make it worth choosing Optus over Telstra and Vodafone.
You can check out a round-up of Optus’s S21 plans below:
Best Optus Galaxy S21 5G 24 month plans
Best Optus Galaxy S21 5G 36 month plans
Best Optus Galaxy S21+ 5G 24 month plans
Best Optus Galaxy S21+ 5G 36 month plans
Best Optus Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 24 month plans
Best Optus Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 36 month plans
How much does the Galaxy S21 usually cost?
In Australia, the Samsung Galaxy S21 starts at a recommended retail price of AU$1,249 for the 128GB model. If you want the upgraded models, you're looking at paying AU$1,549 for the 128GB version of the Galaxy S21+ or AU$1,849 for the 128GB Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Usually, Telcos take the cost of the device and divide it by either 24 or 36 months. In the case of the cheapest Galaxy S21, you're looking at something between AU$27/month and AU$41/month plus the cost of the plan itself - which can vary based on the amount of data and extras you bundle in with it.