The Black Friday madness is behind us, so now we can get back to normal bargain hunting – it never hurts to check out, even if it’s not a huge 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 bucks by going to a different dealer. For example, a 128GB iPhone 14 Plus costs €1,080 on Amazon Germany, if you get the black one. At Apple.com that same unit will cost you $1,150. If you choose a 512GB in Blue you can save even more: Amazon will charge you €1,333, Apple will instead ask €1,540.
You can get 5% off even the smallest iPhone 14 – the 128GB model is £45 cheaper on Amazon than Apple itself. The 256GB model costs €71 less than in the official store.
Carl Pei may be an Apple fan, but he’d rather you get the Nothing Phone (1). As with the iPhones, Amazon Germany applies a lower price than the official store: €450 for an 8/256GB unit. If you check nothing.tech you will see that the 8/128GB version is also slightly more expensive at €470.
The Realme GT2 Pro has been a flagship since the beginning of the year, which means a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. However, a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz LTPO2 AMOLED display, as well as a pair of 50MP and a 5,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging can be yours for just €100 more than the Nothing phone.
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The Sony Xperia 5 IV is a fairly unique phone, but in typical Sony fashion it costs a little more than many are willing to spend. A $200 discount off the original $1,000 price makes it more palatable and more competitive with the Galaxy of the world.
By the way, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is down to $900 for the 8/128GB base model. The Ultra is on the other end of the size spectrum, however, but has better telephotos than the Xperia 5 (which lacks the Xperia 1 IV’s variable telephoto) and support for a stylus, if you’re into that sort of thing. what’s this.
You can accessorize the Ultra with the Galaxy Watch5 Pro Golf Edition. The difference from the regular version is the Dual Tone band and some pre-loaded features to help you on the greens.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 also has a Golf Edition. Currently, both the regular and Golf Editions cost the same, $260, for a Bluetooth model. You can have the regular version with LTE connectivity for $290.
The Motorola Edge+ (2022), also known as the Edge 30 Pro in some parts of the world, isn’t even a year old yet, but it’s already half its original price. $500 gets you a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which is paired with 512GB of storage and a gaming-friendly 6.7-inch FHD+ 144Hz AMOLED display.
Amazon UK has a couple of affordable Galaxy 4Gs on offer. The Samsung Galaxy A23 has a large 6.6-inch screen – a 90Hz PLS LCD with FHD+ resolution – and a decently sized 5,000mAh battery (with 25W charging). The Snapdragon 680 isn’t the fastest, but it’s efficient, the phone achieved an endurance of 130 hours in our tests.
Of course, an aging parent doesn’t need FHD+ resolution. At half the price, the Galaxy A04s 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, though it charges at just 15W.
The next two deals fall into the “old but gold” category. The Asus Zenfone 8 will start receiving its Android 13 update in January and this could be its last major OS update. That said, it’s £256 cheaper than a Zenfone 9, and it’s about as small as the newer, more powerful model.
The other option is a Google Pixel 6 Pro. This will get longer software support: three OS updates (one inactive, two on the way) 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 manufacturers.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro has been replaced by the 12S Pro, which upgraded the original Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset to 8+ Gen 1. The plus version is undoubtedly better, but there are a couple of problems. First, the 12S series was never launched in India. Secondly, even if it did, it would cost more.
OnePlus 10R is in the MediaTek camp with a Dimensity 8100-Max. It also has 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 one, but no one will call a charge of the 1-100% in just over half an hour “slow”.
Indian carriers started rolling out their 5G networks earlier this year, but 5G phones can be expensive. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G will connect you to the new network (thanks to the Snapdragon 695 chipset) also allowing you to take 108MP photos which you will view on the 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display (120Hz).
Not on 5G? The Redmi Note 11 saves you money. 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 basic 50MP main camera. On the plus side, it has a large 5,000mAh battery (126-hour endurance rating) and comes with an included 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’s quick to charge at 66W (full charge in 39 minutes in our tests, but gets to 91% in 30 minutes).
There’s also the iQOO Z6 44W, which yes, supports 44W fast charging for its 5,000mAh battery. This uses the Snapdragon 680 and a 6.44-inch AMOLED display (60Hz).
Finally, something on the budget side, the Tecno Spark 9 is in the Under ₹10,000 category and has a large 6.6″ display (HD+, IPS LCD, 90Hz) and a 5,000mAh battery. The Helio G37 is not particularly powerful, but having 4GB of RAM (and 64GB) of storage allows it to run full-blooded Android 12 (there’s no shortage of Android Go devices in this price range).