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

We’re back with another round of deals from around the world. This week we’ve picked deals from the US, UK and Germany, use the links below to jump to a specific country:

United States United States

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is one controller away from being a fast but affordable gaming phone. A version with 512GB of storage costs $500, giving you plenty of room for a lot of gaming. Games that will run on a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and a 6.7-inch OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate (and HDR10+ support). The 4,800mAh battery is quite large, and the phone supports 68W wired charging (charges from 0-100% in 35 minutes) and 15W wireless charging.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

Another 144Hz phone from Motorola is the Edge (2021). This one has a 6.8-inch LCD (FHD+ resolution again, with HDR10) and is powered by the Snapdragon 778G, which has a flagship Adreno 642L GPU. The 256GB handset is down to $300.

Motorola Edge (2021)

The Nokia G400 is an inexpensive 5G phone powered by a Snapdragon 480+ chipset. However, $200 isn’t far off the Motorola. Still, $100 is $100. Note that aside from the slower chipset, this one also only has 64GB of storage (but expandable via microSD).

Nokia G400

Next, some cheap Amazon tablets. The 2022 Fire HD 8 costs just $60 — cheap enough that you can use it as a dedicated streaming device or as a device for Zoom calls. Note that there is a Plus version, which adds an extra RAM (this one is only 2GB), includes a faster charger (9W vs 5W) and supports wireless charging.

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022)

The larger, higher-resolution display of the 2021 Fire HD 10 might be a better fit for your Netflix, Prime Video, or Disney streaming. The larger slate always comes with a 9W charger, but the Plus model has more RAM (4GB versus 3GB) and wireless charging.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)

If you only want a tablet for younger kids, the Kids Edition is the better choice. First, they come with a very thick case that can take a few knocks. Plus, these come with a parent dashboard and curated content (for ages 3-7). It’s also worth mentioning that the aforementioned tablet has ads on the lock screen, and it costs $15 to remove them. Kids Tablet has no ads.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids (2022)

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro (2021)

Finally, some extra storage comes in the form of a microSD card. Most phones no longer have memory card slots, but some do, including the Nokia G400. Kindle tablets also have expandable storage.

The Samsung EVO Select is less than $20 for 256GB and $48 for 512GB. These cards offer speeds of up to 130MB/s and are rated UHS-I and A2, so you can move some apps on them. If you need a memory card for a dash cam or action camera, the Samsung Pro Endurance can better handle the wear and tear of long hours of writing.

Samsung EVO chooses microSD

Samsung Pro Endurance microSD

Germany Germany

Pricing for the upcoming Galaxy S23 series is the subject of a lot of speculation, but you can avoid the high price by buying the Galaxy S21 FE. Unlike other European S21 models, it has a Snapdragon 888 chip. It’s a year old, but it’s a lot cheaper than the S22/S22+ (and even cheaper than the S23/S23+).

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is a cheaper but less powerful option. It has a comparable 120Hz 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, but loses out in chipset performance (Exynos 1280) and cameras (64+12+5+5MP). Still, being a new A-series Samsung, it will have excellent software support.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Samsung’s next-gen foldable phone is still half a year away, so here’s an interesting deal — get a custom Galaxy Z Flip4 for the price of the regular Z Flip4. Right now, Amazon doesn’t let you customize the look, so you have to choose from some pre-made color combinations. However, the price of the 8/256GB version is the same as the 8/128GB regular version, which is considered a bargain in our eyes.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 Custom Edition

The recently launched Bose QuietComfort SE has very similar specifications to the QC 45 and was launched at €350, but has now been reduced to €220. It’s comfortable and has 24 hours of battery life, plus excellent active noise cancellation, making it perfect for long flights.

Bose QuietComfort SE

U.K. U.K.

There are plenty of offers for the Google Pixel 7 Pro, including one for £720, well below the £850 price on the official store. However, we’ve opted for a device that’s being sold and shipped by Amazon for £788.

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Thanks to the promotion, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is down to £350 for 12/256GB on the official store, and £400 for 8/128GB. If you want cheap, Amazon has the 8/128GB model for £240.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G

The Samsung Smart Display M5 is a 32-inch display with a 1080p resolution (60Hz, 250 nits, HDR10). You can easily connect it to your PC, but it also supports wireless mirroring – Apple’s AirPlay as well as wireless DeX. This is also a full-featured Tizen Smart TV, so you can run video and game streaming apps on it as well as control your SmartThings devices.

Samsung Smart Display M5

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