With Black Friday and the holidays over, there’s a little lull in shopping. However with some browsing we still managed to pick out many interesting offers. Every week we try to offer something new, although there are a few duplicates this week due to the significant drop in prices in the past few days.
Also, there are local deals, for example, Republic Day is coming up in India next week and some retailers have slashed prices to celebrate. Use the links below to go to the area relevant to you:
The iPhone 14 series was a bit of a disappointment for fans of the vanilla models — the mini was dropped and the iPhone 14 isn’t much different from the 13. Apple still sells older models for less, though not quite as well. Little.
The Apple iPhone 13 mini is down to £600 for the 128GB model on Amazon, and it’s £650 on Apple.com. The 6.1-inch iPhone 13 is the same, costing £50 less on Amazon than on Apple.com.
The iPhone 13 was an upgrade over the iPhone 12, although it wasn’t a flagship. Prices of some iPhone 12 colors have dropped to £600 with 128GB of storage, but these are temporarily out of stock. Right now you can only find 64GB units for £600, and it’s still worth keeping an eye on the list if you’re restocking 128GB units.
As we look at Apple products, here are some watches. Apple Watch Series 7 starts at £390 for a 41mm unit with LTE connectivity and an aluminum case.
Apple Watch Series 7 is also available in 45mm, aluminum unit with LTE connectivity and costs £460.
Android users may prefer Samsung smart watches. Galaxy Watch5 (40mm, Bluetooth) price has dropped to £220. You can get the 40mm LTE version for £270 or the 44mm Bluetooth version for £240.
The Galaxy Wath5 Pro with premium titanium and LTE connectivity is £380. The Watch5 series offers advanced features like ECG and blood pressure monitoring despite its lower price (compared to the Apple Watch).
We’ve toured the UK with offerings of the Oppo Find X5 Lite – a mid-range 5G device for cheap. It has a 6.43-inch 90Hz AMOLED display and is powered by a Dimensity 900. For that kind of price, you only get a 64MP main camera and an 8MP ultra-wide, without the Hasselblad goods of pricier Find X5 models.
A month ago, the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra was priced at €830 for a model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage, now that same model is down to €800. To recall, this phone has Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and a 200MP camera.
Similarly, the price of the Edge 30 Pro was 580 euros, now it’s down to 555 euros. This device uses the non-additional Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and features a 50MP (wide + ultra wide) dual camera. Like the Ultra, this device has a 144Hz FHD+ AMOLED display.
Moving on to some of the cheaper offerings, the Moto G72 can be yours for €230. Note that despite the high model number, this is a 4G only phone. However, it does have a 6.6-inch 120Hz P-OLED display, 108MP main camera and Helio G99 chipset, as well as a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
The Moto E22 is an entry-level offering — 4G only, of course — with a 6.5-inch 90Hz LCD (HD+ resolution only) and a Helio G37. It’s not much to write home about, but it’s about half the price of the G72.
Carl Pei confirmed that the company’s second flagship is not yet on the horizon, so the focus is on Nothing Phone (1). The base 8/128GB unit is less than €400, but you can get an 8/256GB unit for €450 or a 12/256GB for €500.
United States of America
Google has lowered the price of the 128GB Pixel 7 to $500, the 256GB to $600. If you prefer, you can get the same prices at Best Buy.
Also available is the Google Pixel 7 Pro, $750 for the 128GB unit, $850 for the 256GB unit and $950 for the 512GB unit. The same prices are available at Google on the web store and through Best Buy.
Best Buy has slashed the price of the OnePlus 10T to $450, which is pretty cheap for a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 phone in the US. To get that price, you need to activate the phone today (it’s unlocked so you can choose your carriers). Amazon US is offering this phone for $550 (the same price as Best Buy if you skip activation).
Let’s take a look at a couple of mid-range tablets before we wrap up. The price of the latest iPad Air (2022) has dropped to $500. It’s cheaper than the iPad Pro 11 (2021) but has the same chipset as the M1. The main difference between the two is the 60Hz display on the Air (120Hz on the Pro). Of course, 2022 pros have moved on to the newer M2 chip, but few people need that much power (and few apps on iPadOS can take advantage of it).
Alternatively, you can use Android and the Galaxy Tab S7 FE from Samsung. While the Snapdragon 778G is no match for the M1, One UI does have a convenient desktop mode, which you can use with and without an external display attached. The Tab S7 FE is slightly cheaper than the iPad but comes with a stylus (the iPad Air also supports stylus, but it’s a separate purchase).
A week ago, Amazon India was offering the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G for INR 38,000, and many in the comments thought the price was too high. How about INR 30,000, though? The 8/128GB model has dropped in price in the past few days and that’s before you factor in the many credit card discounts.
iQOO 9 SE was $30,000 a week ago, now its price has dropped by Rs 1,000. Again, some banks offer discounts and no cost EMIs available. By the way, Amazon India accepts exchanges so you can get rid of an old phone and get a discount.
Amazon India is having a sale on Republic Day (January 15-20), so there are deals on just about everything, not just phones. But we’ll focus on phones, especially ones that can connect you to the country’s new 5G networks on the cheap.
iQOO Z6 Lite is available for Rs 13,000 and one click will get you a Rs 750 voucher. This phone uses the new Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset and features a 6.58 inch 120Hz (FHD+) LCD display.
The price of the Redmi 11 Prime 5G is $13,000 (no coupons, but look for offers from banks). It’s powered by the slower Dimensity 700 and although the 6.58-inch LCD also has an FHD+ resolution, it only runs at 90Hz.
OnePlus Nord 2 CE 2 Lite 5G has a 6.59-inch 120Hz (FHD+) LCD display, similar to iQOO. It has a very similar chipset as well, Snapdragon 695 serving as the basis for the fourth generation of the first. Nord gives you more memory (6/128GB, up from 4/64GB), faster charging for the 5,000mAh battery (33W vs. 18W), and OxygenOS instead of MIUI, of course. Whether that is worth Rs 19,000 is up to you.
Another mid-range option is the iQOO Z6 Pro. This processor uses the more capable Snapdragon 778G, which has more cores and supports 4K video recording unlike the 695 and 4 of the first generation. And it has an ultra-wide camera, 8MP, but still. The screen is a 6.44-inch 90Hz (FHD+) AMOLED panel and the slightly smaller 4,700mAh battery charges at 66W.
Amazon got iPhone 12 units on the cheap — well, “cheap” in Apple’s terms. They all have 128GB of storage and sell for INR 56,000, and the official price on Apple.com for this configuration is INR 65,000. The iPhone 12 is two generations behind, but it still has a fast chipset and will likely have longer software support than any of the Android phones mentioned above.