Prime Day smartphone and tablet deals: Discounts from Apple, OnePlus, Samsung and more

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While it can be tempting to wait for larger sale events like Black Friday or Christmas, there are plenty of bargains to be had this Amazon Prime Day when it comes to smartphone and tablet devices. Whether you’re looking for a low-cost upgrade or the latest and greatest model, there are discounts to suit every pocket.

We’ve rounded up our top picks of the deals from this year’s event, and although we haven’t fully tested every device on this list, all of them are from established vendors that have a proven track record of producing excellent products, and they’re all available at worthwhile discounts. Unless otherwise noted, these deals are running until midnight on 13 July.

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Best Amazon Prime Day smartphone and tablet deals

Apple iPad Air (2020, 256GB) — Was £799, now £589

Ends 13 July

In our 2020 iPad Air review, we called Apple’s ultralight tablet “the executive’s choice”, thanks to its stunning design, crisp display and excellent value. Suffice to say with Amazon’s Prime Day discount of just over 25%, we’re even more keen on it. Although the 2020 model is no longer the latest and greatest (Apple refreshed the iPad Air back in March), the fourth generation still offers plenty of value — especially the capacious 256GB version on offer here.

OnePlus 10 Pro 5G — Was £799, now £650

OnePlus has long delivered flagship performance at (slightly) cheaper prices, and the OnePlus 10 Pro offers a whole heap of power for £799. With £150 off, it’s even better. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 8GB RAM, Hasselblad tuned cameras, and 80W charging that delivers a full battery in half an hour make this one of the best Android phones around.

Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G — Was £1,099, now £679

Oppo may not be short for ‘opulence’ but you could be forgiven for assuming it did with the Oppo Find X3 Pro. It was a superb phone when it was released last year (earning four stars and a recommended award in our review), and it’s still excellent now — especially with nearly 40% off. Yes, it was expensive to begin with, but at £679 it’s far more appealing with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 12GB RAM, 256GB of built-in storage, 2K 120Hz OLED screen and 50MP-led triple camera array. This is a great price for a great handset.

Samsung Galaxy M32 — Was £269, now £149

You don’t have to spend over a grand to get a Samsung Galaxy handset, and while the Galaxy M32 doesn’t boast top-tier internals like the Galaxy S22 Ultra, it still has quite a lot going for it. It includes a large 6.4in display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 6GB RAM and a massive 128GB of expandable storage. That’s a lot of bang for your buck even at the RRP, but it’s even better at £149.

Sony Xperia 1 III — Was £1,199, now £849

Sony’s top-end Xperia smartphones offer a lot, but competitive pricing usually isn’t one of those things. That’s why Amazon’s £350 Prime Day discount is especially appealing. We haven’t reviewed it ourselves, but our sister site TechRadar has, giving it four stars and calling it “Sony’s best phone for quite some time.” With Sony’s camera and screen knowhow, you can imagine this is a quality smartphone, and now that it’s nearly 30% cheaper than RRP it’s worth a look if you want a more distinctive handset in your pocket.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 — Was £200, now £119

If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful smartphone that gets all the basics right, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 is a smart choice — and all the smarter when it’s 40% below RRP. At just £119, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 is an absolute steal, with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. We loved its predecessor, and our sister site TechRadar gave this update a solid four-star rating, praising its bright AMOLED screen and the stamina its 5,000mAh battery provides. There’s no 5G and the camera isn’t going to set the world alight, but we can hardly complain given the bargain price point.

Alan Martin

After a false career start producing flash games, Alan Martin has been writing about phones, wearables and internet culture for over a decade with bylines all over the web and print.

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