Amazon Prime UK deals: here are the best smartphone offers (and a few smartwatches too)
One Prime Day a year isn’t enough, so welcome to round #2. Amazon UK has slashed prices on a huge range of products for a 48 hour shopping spree. Here are some of the best smartphone (and smartwatch) deals we found.
Apple stopped selling iPhone 13 Pro models with the arrival of the 14 Pro replacements. And while the 2022 models are a solid upgrade, their prices may give you pause. You can grab another iPhone 13 Pro (256 GB). £980 (note that only some colors are part of the campaign). By comparison, an iPhone 14 Pro (256GB) costs £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 £1,380 (or a little more for certain colors). Unfortunately, smaller memory capacities aren’t part of the Prime offerings, but this one is good for those who need to transport huge amounts of data but don’t or can’t use cloud storage.
Apple lost faith in the mini form factor, but we know not all of you 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, although a 256GB unit costs £760. While you’re at it, you might as well pick up a silicone case (with MagSafe support) for the 12 mini for £30 or one for the 13 Pro Max as well £30.
Apple iPhone 12 mini
If you’re looking for a smartwatch, last year’s Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS) is available for £340is the 45 mm model £360. If you want cellular connectivity, the 41mm Watch Series 7 devices start at £370.
Apple Watch Series 7
There are several 5G-connected Samsungs available on the cheap. The Galaxy A53 5G is down to £250. Some prefer the Galaxy A52’s 5G because it is equipped with a Snapdragon 778G (instead of an Exynos 1280), but it costs extra – £300. The Galaxy M53 has a larger 6.7″ screen (vs. 6.5″ on the A53) and a 108MP main camera (vs. 64MP), plus a Dimensity 900 chipset, you can choose either of them for £340.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G • Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G • Samsung Galaxy M53
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G • Samsung Galaxy M23 • Samsung Galaxy M33
Foldables are unfortunately still quite expensive, but you can try the Galaxy Z Flip3 (128GB) for £500half of what you’d pay for a Z Flip4 (if you need more storage, the Z Flip3 is 256GB £550). The larger Galaxy Z Fold3 is also on offer – £1,000 for a 256GB phone, £1,100 for a 512GB.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
The Galaxy Watch4 Classic, the one with a rotating bezel, is down on £160 for a 42mm Bluetooth model and you can have the 4G version for £200. The larger 46mm version with 4G is £310. Vanilla Galaxy Watch4 (40 mm, Bluetooth) is also available, but to see how it is £150we’d rather pay the extra £10 and have the rotating bezel.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic • Samsung Galaxy Watch4
You can equip your new phone with £99 bundle of Galaxy Buds Live and a SmartTag+ (that’s the one with UWB).
What do you think of the Pixel 7 series? If that doesn’t seem like much of an upgrade, here are some deals on the previous generation. They’re pretty simple – pick up the phone and you’ll have a pair of Pixel Buds A thrown in.
Pixel 6 (128GB) is down to £475, while a Pixel 7 can be pre-ordered for £600. The Pixel 6 Pro packs a telephoto camera and a 120Hz display, and it costs £725 (128GB). Finally, there’s the cheap (but still Tensor-powered and 5G-connected) Pixel 6a £350 (128 GB).
Google Pixel 6 • Google Pixel 6 Pro • Google Pixel 6a
The Sony Xperia 1 IV paired with the WH-100XM4 noise-cancelling over-ear headphones is up for grabs if you have £1,150 to use. If you buy from Sony’s official store, you’d be spending £1,150 on just the phone, and these are some of the best ANC headphones money can buy. You can also pick up the older Xperia 1 III for £850but we’re not sure it’s worth it since you don’t get earphones with this model.
Sony Xperia 1 IV • Sony Xperia 1 III
If you want something cheaper, the Xperia 10 IV is down to £350this mid-ranger has mostly pure Android, a 2x telephoto camera, a 3.5mm jack and microSD slot, plus a 5,000mAh battery in a body that’s only 67mm wide.
Sony Xperia 10 IV
The Sony Xperia Pro-I isn’t a phone for the casual consumer, but it can take some great photos with its image sensor borrowed from the RX100 cameras. If you need one, you can get it £1,100.
Sony Xperia Pro-I
It’s not the latest model, but the OnePlus 9 Pro is still a very capable phone, and it starts at £500 (this is for an 8/128GB model). Its sibling, the OnePlus 9, is down at £370 (8/128GB), not a bad price for a Snapdragon 888 phone.
OnePlus 9 Pro • OnePlus 9 • OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
No flagships unfortunately, but lots of cheap offers. Xiaomi 11T Pro (with Snapdragon 888, 8/256 GB) costs £380 and competes with the OnePlus 9. It has a 108MP main camera (vs. 48MP, but similar sensor sizes), although its ultra-wide isn’t as impressive. However, the battery is 5,000mAh/120W vs. 4,500mAh/65W.
Xiaomi 11T Pro
Then there is the Redmi Note 11 £150. You can choose Redmi 10 2022 for £115 instead if you are okay with a 90Hz LCD instead of a 90Hz AMOLED. These two are quite similar camera-wise, but the Redmi charges its 5,000mAh battery faster (33W vs. 18W).
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 • Xiaomi Redmi 10 2022
Poco M4 Pro (not 5G) to £135 similar to Redmi, but with a Helio G96 instead of a Snapdragon 680.
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
Amazon Prime Early Access Sale runs for two days from today and includes a lot more than smartphones – you can find all the deals here. You need a Prime subscription to get the prices listed (Tolkien fans can see Rings of power while selecting a phone).