Weekly Deals: The best smartphone deals from the US, UK and Germany

Weekly Deals: The best smartphone deals from the US, UK and Germany

Amazon US is running what it calls “early Black Friday deals,” but the truth is there will be discounts all this month. These are some of the best deals we found in the US, but also in the UK and Germany.

In addition to the offers below, you can also check out our offers page, which covers various regions of the world and offers additional information, such as a price history of the last 30 days.

OnePlus phones have been heavily discounted in the US and UK and even Germany, though not on the official site (due to a lawsuit from Nokia). However, Amazon Germany still sells them. There are some other models we have selected by country, here are links to go directly to the one you need:

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The OnePlus 9 Pro is from last year, but $500 gets you a still-capable Hasselblad-branded camera with a 48MP main sensor (1/1.43″ OIS), 50MP ultra-wide (1/1.56″), and a 1080p telephoto lens. 8MP (3.3x optical magnification). The phone also has a beautiful 6.7” QHD+ AMOLED display (120Hz) and a 4,500mAh battery with 65W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.

The OnePlus 9 is even cheaper at $350, which still buys you the same Snapdragon 888 chipset and the same main and ultrawide cameras. The screen is not QHD + but FHD + (however, it is still 120 Hz). If you want a phone for your camera, the Pro is a solid budget option, the vanilla model could serve as a budget gaming phone.

More recent, but not as cheap, are the Samsung Galaxy S22+ and S22 at $800 and $700, respectively. These two are powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and feature 120Hz FHD+ displays (6.6″ and 6.1″, respectively). They also have the same cameras, 50 MP main (1/1.56”, OIS), 12 MP ultra wide angle and 10 MP telephoto (3x optical magnification). They will get 4 OS updates (starting from Android 13) and 5 years of security patches.

The foldables are still expensive, but $1,500 is the lowest we’ve seen on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 without trade-in deals. Unlike the S22 series (which will be replaced in February), the Z Fold4 will be around for a while longer.

Golf fans may have noticed that Samsung introduced “Golf editions” of all three Watch5 watches. The one based on the 44mm Galaxy Watch5 costs $330 and comes preloaded with golf course maps and features to help you track and improve your game.

If you have money to spend but don’t want a foldable, the Sony Xperia 1 IV (512GB) is down to $1,400. This phone is not for everyone, but has features that make it unique (for example, the 3.5-5.2x continuous zoom camera or a 3.5mm jack) and is therefore popular with a specialized audience.

If you’ve experienced label shock, let us make up for it with a couple of cheap 5G phones. The Motorola Edge (2021) is from last year and is powered by the decently fast Snapdragon 778G. It has a wide 6.8” 144Hz LCD screen and a 108MP main camera, plus a 5000mAh battery with 30W fast charging. All of this for just $250 (just don’t expect much in terms of upgrades). of software).

The OnePlus Nord N20 5G is another $250 5G phone. It’s from this year, but it’s downsized to a Snapdragon 695 and has a smaller 6.43-inch 60Hz AMOLED screen. The 64MP main camera is less impressive and doesn’t even have an ultrawide lens.

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The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are also heavily discounted in the UK. The Pro costs £480, giving you the capable Hasselblad cameras (48MP main, 50MP ultra-wide, 8MP telephoto) and a sharp 6.7″ QHD+ AMOLED (120Hz) display.

The Vanilla OnePlus 9 is £380 cheaper, though it loses the telephoto lens and QHD+ resolution (plus wireless charging drops from 50W to 15W). It’s up to you if that £100 saving is worth it.

The 9 isn’t much smaller than the 9 Pro. The Motorola Edge 30 Neo is, however. It has a 6.28” P-OLED display (FHD+, 120Hz) and is powered by Snapdragon 695. It also comes with more basic cameras, 64MP main and 13MP ultra-wide. It’s £60 less than the OnePlus 9, though it’s more of a mid-ranger than an aging flagship.

If you want something cheap, the Samsung Galaxy M23 is down to £200. It’s a 5G phone (thanks to the Snapdragon 750G) and has a 6.6” 120Hz LCD screen. The cameras are special (50MP main, ultra 8MP wide-angle), but you get a big 5,000mAh battery, a 3.5mm jack, and a microSD slot. This is a solid choice for entertainment on a budget as it will easily handle video streaming and light gaming.

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As elsewhere, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are well below their launch prices. The Pro model is down to €540 and its Hasselblad cameras (48MP main, 50MP ultra-wide, 8MP telephoto) still hold their own against the 10 Pro. And you get a 120Hz QHD+ display, which not all phones in this price range offer it.

The vanilla phone costs €440, €100 less than the Pro. Depending on how much you miss the 3.3x optical magnification of the telephoto lens, it’s either a good deal or not. Also, the screen resolution drops to FHD+ and you lose wireless charging speed (from 50W to 15W).

Speaking of cameras, we can’t fail to mention the Xiaomi 12T Pro. It’s still fairly new, so don’t expect big discounts: the 256GB model has been reduced to €720. With this money you buy a 200 MP camera (OIS), in addition to a powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and a 1.5 K 120 Hz AMOLED screen (between FHD + and QHD +). The basic ultra-wide camera and lack of a telephoto lens limit the 12T Pros’ capabilities as a camera phone, but it’s a capable “jack of all trades” type of phone.

The 12T Pro features 120W fast charging (5000mAh battery), the Realme GT Neo 3 can go even faster: 150W (albeit with a smaller 4500mAh battery). A 12/256GB drive can be yours for €550. This buys you a Dimensity 8100 chipset, 6.7” 120Hz AMOLED (FHD+), and a 50MP main plus 8MP ultra-wide camera.

The Xiaomi Redmi 10C has dropped to €120. If you’re reading this, it’s probably not for you, but your elderly parents might appreciate it. It has a large 6.7” (HD+) screen and a large 5,000 mAh battery. It’s nothing amazing, but it covers the basics on a budget.

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