The Black Friday craze is behind us, so now we can get back to regular browsing for deals—it wouldn’t hurt to have a look, even if it’s not a major shopping holiday. Here are the best Amazon deals we’ve picked for Germany, the US, the UK, and India.
Apple rarely offers discounts, especially on current models. However, you can save a few Euros by going to a different retailer. For example, the 128GB iPhone 14 Plus costs €1,080 on Amazon Germany, if you choose black. On Apple.com, this same unit will cost you €1,150. If you go for the 512GB blue, you can save even more — Amazon will charge €1,333, and Apple will charge €1,540 instead.
You can also get a 5% discount on the smaller iPhone 14 – the 128GB model is €45 cheaper on Amazon than on Apple itself. The 256GB model is €71 cheaper than the official store.
Carl Pei may be an Apple fan, but he’d prefer you get the Nothing Phone (1) instead. As with iPhones, Amazon Germany charges a lower price than the official store – 450 € for the 8 / 256GB unit. If you don’t check anything, you will see that even the 8 / 128GB version is slightly more expensive, 470 euros.
The Realme GT2 Pro has been a flagship since the beginning of the year, which means the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. However, a 6.7-inch LTPO2 AMOLED + 120Hz display, a pair of 50MP cameras and a 5000mAh battery with 65W fast charging can Being yours for only €100 more than a Nothing phone.
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The Sony Xperia 5 IV is a pretty unique phone, but in typical Sony fashion, it costs a little more than many are willing to spend. The $200 discount on the original price of $1,000 makes it more palatable and more competitive with the Galaxys in the world.
Speaking of, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is down to $900 for the base 8/128GB model. The Ultra, however, is on the opposite end of the size spectrum, but it has better telephoto cameras than the Xperia 5 (which lacks the Xperia 1 IV’s variable telephoto lens) and stylus support, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Reach Ultra with the Galaxy Watch5 Pro Golf Edition. The difference from the regular version is the dual band and some pre-loaded features to help you green.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 also has a Golf Edition. Currently, both the Regular Edition and Golf Edition cost $260 for the Bluetooth model. You can get the regular version with LTE connectivity for $290.
Motorola Edge+ (2022), also known as Edge 30 Pro in some parts of the world, is not even a year old yet, but it’s already at half its original price. $500 gets you a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, paired with 512GB of storage and a gaming-friendly 6.7-inch 144Hz FHD+ AMOLED display.
Amazon UK has a couple of affordable 4G Galaxys. The Samsung Galaxy A23 has a wide 6.6-inch display – 90Hz PLS LCD display with FHD+ resolution – and a decent 5,000mAh battery (with 25W charging). The Snapdragon 680 isn’t the fastest, but it’s efficient, and the phone got 130 hours of endurance in our tests.
Of course, an elderly parent does not need FHD + resolution. For half the price, the Galaxy A04 offers a 6.5-inch HD+ display (still a 90Hz PLS LCD) and a slower Exynos 850 chipset. It still has a 5,000mAh battery, even if it only charges at 15W.
The following two deals fall into the “old but golden” category. Asus Zenfone 8 will start receiving Android 13 update in January and this could be the last major update for the operating system. However, it costs £256 less than the Zenfone 9 and is just as small as the newer, more powerful model.
The other option is the Google Pixel 6 Pro. This release will get longer software support – three OS updates (one broken, two remaining) and five years of security patches since launch. Even though it’s a year old, it’s still better support than you get from some Android makers.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro is succeeded by the 12S Pro, which has upgraded the original Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset to 8+ Gen 1. The Plus version is undoubtedly better, but there are two problems. Firstly, the 12S series has not yet been launched in India. Secondly, even if it did, it would cost more.
The OnePlus 10R falls into the MediaTek 8100-Max camp. It also sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display and a large 5,000mAh battery — this unit is the 80W version, which charges slower than the 150W, but nobody’s going to call a 1-100% charge in what Just over half an hour ‘slow’.
Indian telecom companies started rolling out 5G networks earlier this year, but 5G phones can be very expensive. The Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G will connect you to the new network (thanks to the Snapdragon 695 chipset) while also letting you capture 108MP photos that you view on the 6.67″ FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz) screen.
Not in 5G? Redmi Note 11 allows you to save some cash. The phone isn’t as capable as the Pro+ and has a smaller 6.43-inch 90Hz AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 680 with less memory and a 50MP primary camera. On the plus side, it has a large 5,000mAh battery (126 hour endurance rating) and comes with a 33W charger.
The iQOO 9 SE packs the older Snapdragon 888 and a 6.62-inch FHD+ 120Hz display. We wish the 4,500mAh battery was bigger, but at least it charges at 66W (full charge in 39 minutes in our tests, but hits 91% in 30 minutes).
There’s also the iQOO Z6 44W, which supports, yes, 44W fast charging for its 5,000mAh battery. This device uses Snapdragon 680 and has a 6.44 inch (60Hz) AMOLED display.
Finally, something on the affordable side, the Tecno Spark 9 is in the sub-$10,000 category and has a large 6.6-inch (HD+, IPS LCD, 90Hz) display and a 5,000mAh battery. The Helio G37 isn’t particularly powerful, but having 4GB of RAM (and 64GB) allows it to run the full Android 12 (this price range has no shortage of Android Go devices).