The holidays are approaching, which means an endless stream of discounts and offers. It can be hard to track down, so here are the best deals we’ve found on Amazon from Canada, Germany, and the UK. As usual, we focus on smartphones, but we also look at tablets and smartwatches.
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Samsung US slashed prices for its foldable Z and flagship S devices as an early deal on Black Friday, but Canadians aren’t left out of the fun. The Galaxy Z Flip is down to $1,000 CAD for a 128GB unit, although you might want 256GB since it’s only $80 CAD and the extra storage can come in handy.
The Flip and Galaxy Z Fold4 finish beta testing of the One UI 5.0 update and Android 13. It brings new multitasking tricks to the large fold screen, among other improvements. You can get that for $1,910 CAD (for a 256GB unit).
There is also the Galaxy S22 trio. The vanilla model is the cheapest at CAD 860, but the Galaxy S22+ has the biggest discount of the three. However, note that it costs more than the Z Flip4. The S22+ has better cameras and better battery life, but it’s an outdated design. As for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, it’s pricey, but it also has some of the best cameras on the market.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 may be overshadowed by the plus version, but it’s still one of the fastest chipsets of 2022. You can get one for €660, paired with a QHD+ 120Hz LTPO2 AMOLED display and a pair of 50MP cameras, plus a fast 5000mAh battery. Charging (65W, 100% in 33 minutes). The name of this package is Realme GT2 Pro and it is already getting Android 13 update.
If that’s above your budget, the Poco X3 GT comes with a Dimensity 1100 display and 6.6-inch IPS LCD (FHD+, 120Hz) for €400 – or less, if you’re trading an old phone. The cameras are nothing special (64 + 8 + 2 MP), but the 5000 mAh battery almost matches Realme’s at 67W (100% in 42 minutes).
Another step down the pricing ladder takes us to the Redmi Note 11S. This phone is priced just under €300, and while it lacks the chipset versatility of the other two phones (it has the Helio G96), it has a 108MP main sensor with native 2x zoom support. This device has a 6.43 inch AMOLED display (FHD +, 90Hz) and a 5000 mAh battery with 33W charging (100% in 58 minutes).
Alternatively, for an extra €60, you can get a Samsung Galaxy A53 5G instead. As the name suggests, this device has 5G (and Redmi isn’t), thanks to the Exynos 1280 chipset. It has a 6.5-inch 120Hz AMOLED screen (also FHD+) and while it uses a smaller sensor for the 64MP main camera, it’s Contains OIS. The battery is comparable (5000 mAh, 25 watts). The A53 is already receiving the first of the three OS updates, Android 13 with One UI 5.0.
The new Galaxy Watch5 does not have a rotating bezel and neither does the Watch4. At least that’s cheaper – up to 165 euros for the 44mm Wi-Fi version. You can get the smaller 40mm version for the same price as well.
The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro just received Android 13 and while they’re not fresh eggs in the basket, they still keep up with the current flagship thanks to Hasselblad cameras, fast-charging batteries (65W wired, plus 50W wireless for the Pro) and screens. AMOLED 120 Hz. You can always get a OnePlus 10 or 10 Pro instead, but the price of the Series 9 has come down significantly.
Next up is a trio of cheap Nokia phones. The Nokia G50 is the better option, a £170 5G phone. It has a large 6.82-inch IPS LCD screen, although only HD + resolution. At least it’s paired with a large 5,000mAh battery (with 18W charging that’s not very fast).
Nokia G21 and G11 are a pair of almost identical 4G phones. The G21 costs an extra £30, but it includes a 50MP main camera instead of the 13MP and has double the storage (64GB in this case). Other than that, both have 6.5-inch (90Hz) IPS LCD displays, are powered by a Unisoc T606 chipset and a 5050mAh battery.
There is also a tablet on offer – Nokia T20. This tablet has a 10.4-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels, as well as stereo speakers with OZO sound, so it’s a good Netflix for £150. Amazon is also offering a £10 discount on a Microsoft 365 Family subscription.
The price of the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro has already dropped – £50 for both the Wi-Fi and LTE versions are discounted.
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