We are back with another offer from around the world. This week we have a selection of deals from the US, UK and Germany. Use the links below to go to a specific country.
The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is one controller that’s fast, but far from a fairly inexpensive gaming phone. The 512GB storage version retails for $500, providing room for plenty of games. Games running on a 6.7-inch OLED display with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and 144Hz refresh rate (and HDR10+ support). The 4,800mAh battery is quite large, and the phone supports 68W wired charging (0-100% in 35 minutes) and 15W wireless.
Another 144Hz phone from Motorola is the Edge (2021). It instead has a 6.8-inch LCD (with FHD+ resolution, HDR10) and is powered by a Snapdragon 778G with a flagship-class Adreno 642L GPU. A 256GB phone goes down to $300.
Nokia G400 is an affordable 5G phone powered by Snapdragon 480+ chipset. At $200, it’s not too far from Motorola. Still, $100 is $100. Aside from the slower chipset, it only has 64GB of storage (but expandable via microSD).
Here are a few cheap Amazon tablets. The 2022 Fire HD 8 is only $60. Affordable enough to use on dedicated streaming devices or Zoom calls. There’s a Plus version that adds an extra gigabyte of RAM (this one only has 2GB), includes a faster charger (9W vs. 5W), and supports wireless charging.
The 2021 Fire HD 10’s larger, higher-resolution display might be better suited for streaming Netflix, Prime Video, or Disney. These larger slates always come with a 9W charger, but the Plus model has more RAM (4GB vs. 3GB) and wireless charging.
If you want a tablet for your little ones, the Kids Edition is a better choice. First of all, they come with a very thick case that can withstand a few bumps. It also comes with a parent dashboard and curated content (for ages 3-7). It’s also worth mentioning that the above tablet comes with lock screen ads that cost $15 to remove. Kids tablet is ad-free.
Finally, additional storage in the form of a microSD card. Most phones no longer have memory card slots, but some phones, including the Nokia G400, do. Kindle tablets also have expandable storage.
Samsung EVO Select 256GB is under $20 and 512GB is $48. This card offers speeds of up to 130MB/s and is UHS-I and A2 rated, so you can move some apps. If you need a card for your dash cam or action cam, the Samsung Pro Endurance better handles the wear and tear of long writes.
The price of the upcoming Galaxy S23 series is the subject of much speculation, but you can avoid the high price by buying the Galaxy S21 FE instead. Unlike other European S21 models, it has a Snapdragon 888 chip. It’s a year old at this point, but it’s still a lot cheaper than the S22/S22+ (and a lot more expensive than the S23/S23+).
A cheaper option if you’re underpowered is the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G. It has a similar 120Hz 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, but it lags behind in terms of chipset performance (Exynos 1280) and camera (64+12+5+5MP). Still, as a new A-series Samsung, you’ll get excellent software support.
Samsung’s next-generation foldable product is half a year away. Here are some interesting suggestions. It’s to offer the Galaxy Z Flip4 Bespoke Edition for the regular Z Flip4 price. Amazon now doesn’t allow you to customize the look, so you’ll have to choose from several pre-made color combinations. However, the 8/256GB version is priced the same as the regular 8/128GB version, which is fine in our eyes.
The latest Bose QuietComfort SE, which has very similar specs to the QC 45, was launched at 350 euros, but has already dropped to 220 euros. It’s comfortable, has a 24-hour battery life and great active noise cancellation, making it perfect for long flights.
We have several offers for the Google Pixel 7 Pro, including one for £720, well below the £850 price in the official store. However, we have selected a unit that sells and ships for £788 on Amazon.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G has dropped to £350 for 12/256GB units in official stores thanks to a promotion, but £400 for 8/128GB. If you want to get it cheap, you can get an 8/128GB model for £240 on Amazon.
The Samsung Smart Monitor M5 is a 32-inch display with 1080p resolution (60 Hz, 250 nits, HDR10). It connects easily to a PC, but also supports wireless mirroring such as Apple’s AirPlay and wireless DeX. This is a full-featured Tizen smart TV, so you can run video and game streaming apps and control your SmartThings devices.