One prime day a year isn’t enough, so welcome to number 2. Amazon UK offers a discount for 48 hours of purchase. Here are some of the best smartphone (and smartwatch) deals we’ve found.
Apple stopped selling iPhone 13 Pro models with the arrival of 14 Pro successors. And while the 2022 models are a solid upgrade, their prices may give you pause. You can pick up an iPhone 13 Pro (256GB) for £980 (note that only some colors are part of the promotion). For comparison, an iPhone 14 Pro (256GB) is £1,210.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro • Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
The larger iPhone 13 Pro Max – the 1TB model – is also part of the deal and can be yours for £1,380 (or a bit more for certain colours). Unfortunately, smaller storage options aren’t part of Prime’s offerings, but this is great for those who need to store large amounts of data but don’t or can’t use cloud storage.
Apple has lost faith in the small form factor, but we know you all have. It’s not the latest iteration, but the iPhone 12 mini (256GB) is available for £610. Unlike the Pros, the iPhone 13 mini is still available, though the 256GB unit costs £760. While you’re there, you can pick up a silicone case (with MagSafe support) for the 12 Mini for £30, or one for the 13 Pro Max, also £30.
Apple iPhone 12 Mini
If you’re in the market for a smartwatch, last year’s Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS) is available for £340, while the 45mm model is £360. If you want cellular connectivity, the 41mm Watch Series 7 units start at £370.
Apple Watch Series 7
Many 5G-enabled Samsung phones are available for cheaper. The Galaxy A53 5G is down to £250. Some prefer the Galaxy A52s 5G because it’s equipped with the Snapdragon 778G (instead of the Exynos 1280), but it costs £300 more. The Galaxy M53 has a larger 6.7-inch display (up from 6.5-inch on the A53) and a 108MP main camera (up from 64MP) plus the Dimensity 900 chipset, one of which you can pick up for £340.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G • Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G • Samsung Galaxy M53
There are even cheaper 5G options such as the Galaxy A32 5G for £180 (note: this is the Enterprise edition), the Galaxy M23 5G for £200 and the Galaxy M33 for £220.
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G • Samsung Galaxy M23 • Samsung Galaxy M33
Flips are unfortunately still very expensive, but you can try the Galaxy Z Flip3 (128GB) for £500, half of what you’d pay for the Z Flip4 (if you want more storage, the Z Flip3 256GB is £550.) The larger Galaxy Z Fold3 is also on offer – for a 256GB phone £ 1,000, 1,100 pounds for the 512GB one.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Alternatively, you can have the more traditional Galaxy S21 FE 5G for £500 just like the Flip (it’s £600 for the 256GB model, which also has RAM – 8GB vs. 6GB).
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, with its rotating bezel, is down to £160 for the 42mm Bluetooth model and you can get the 4G version for £200. The larger 46mm version with 4G is £310. A vanilla Galaxy Watch4 (40mm, Bluetooth) is also available, but given that it’s £150, we’d rather pay the extra £10 to have the rotating bezel.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic • Samsung Galaxy Watch4
You can get your new phone with a £99 bundle of Galaxy Buds Live and SmartTag+ (the one with UWB).
What do you think of the Pixel 7 series? If that doesn’t sound like much of an upgrade, here are some deals on the previous generation. They’re pretty simple – pick up the phone and drop in a pair of Pixel Buds A.
The Pixel 6 (128GB) is down to £475, while the Pixel 7 can be pre-ordered for £600. The Pixel 6 Pro features a telephoto camera and a 120Hz display and costs £725 (128GB). Finally, there’s the cheaper (but still Tensor-powered and 5G-connected) Pixel 6a for £350 (128GB).
Google Pixel 6 • Google Pixel 6 Pro • Google Pixel 6a
The Sony Xperia 1 IV is paired with WH-100XM4 noise canceling over-ear headphones that cost £1,150. If you’re buying from Sony’s official store, you’ll be spending £1,150 on the phone alone, and those are some of the best ANC headphones money can buy. You can also pick up the old Xperia 1 III for £850, but we’re not sure it’s worth it as you don’t have headphones with this model.
Sony Xperia 1 IV • Sony Xperia 1 III
If you want something cheaper, the Xperia 10 IV is down to £350, this mid-ranger packs mostly pure Android, 2x telephoto cameras, a 3.5mm jack and microSD slot, plus a 5,000mAh battery in a 67mm-wide body. .
Sony Xperia 10 IV
The Sony Xperia Pro-i isn’t a phone for the average user, but it can take some amazing photos with an image sensor borrowed from the RX100 cameras. If you fancy one, you can pick it up for £1,100.
Sony Xperia Pro-I
It’s not the latest model, but the OnePlus 9 Pro is still a very capable phone and starts at £500 (that’s for the 8/128GB model). Sibling OnePlus 9 is down to £370 (8/128GB), not a bad price for a Snapdragon 888 phone.
It certainly sounds better than spending £350 on the OnePlus Nord 2. If you want something cheaper, the Nord CE 2 is probably a better choice at £200.
OnePlus 9 Pro • OnePlus 9 • OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Xiaomi / Small
Unfortunately no flagships but plenty of cheap offerings. The Xiaomi 11T Pro (with Snapdragon 888, 8/256GB) costs £380 and competes with the OnePlus 9. It has a 108 MP main camera (from 48 MP, but the same sensor sizes), although it is not super wide. The battery, however, is 5,000mAh/120W versus 4,500mAh/65W.
Xiaomi 11T Pro
Next up is the Redmi Note 11 for £150. If you’re fine with a 90Hz LCD instead of a 90Hz AMOLED, you can opt for the Redmi 10 2022 for £115 instead. These two are very similar camera-wise, but the Redmi 5,000mAh battery charges faster (33W vs 18W).
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 • Xiaomi Redmi 10 2022
The Poco M4 Pro (not 5G) is the same as the Redmi at £135, but with the Helio G96 instead of the Snapdragon 680.
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale runs for two days starting today and includes more than just smartphones — you can find all the deals here. You need a Prime subscription to get the prices listed (Tolkien fans can see Power rings when choosing a phone).