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64 Absolute Best Black Friday 2019 Deals: Amazon, Walmart, Etc (Updated)

Wired 30 Nov 2019 05:47

Read the rest of our Cyber Monday Smartphone and Smartwatch picks.

iPhone XR for $599 ($50 gift card)

Apple

Apple's not discounting its phones, but it is offering a $50 Apple Store gift card when you purchase select models like the iPhone XR. The XR, 2018's best-selling iPhone (8/10, WIRED Recommends), is still a great option. Its range of colors make it stand out, and its size is perfect for one-handed use. The camera might not be as versatile as the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and its screen not as impressive, but it still takes great photos, and battery life is pretty good. This can be combined with a trade-in, which will net you up to $200 in credit, and you do get one year of Apple TV+ included.

Check out Apple's Cyber Monday page to see what other products you can buy to nab a gift card.

OtterBox Defender iPhone Case for $30 ($20 off)

Amazon

OtterBox cases are big and bulky. If you're a phone klutz like me, leaving a string of broken phones in your wake this case is well worth the money. There are quite a few OtterBox cases on sale, not just the iPhone case.

Google Pixel 3A for $299 ($100 off)

Pixel 3A for $299: Amazon, Best Buy ($250 with activation), B&H Photo, Google Store

Pixel 3A XL for $379 ($100 off): Amazon, Best Buy ($330 with activation), B&H, Google Store

This is one of our favorite phones of the year. Google brought its considerable camera prowess down to the affordable phone market. It also has good battery life too, a sore point on the new Pixel 4, and its polycarbonate body won't shatter at the first drop. Because it's a Pixel phone, it will get software and security updates directly from Google (the maker of the Android operating system) for three years.

Google Pixel 4 for $599 ($200 off)

Amazon, Google Store

It's always a good idea to wait to buy Pixel phones as they're often discounted for Black Friday and Cyber Monday barely a month after their debut. The latest Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are some of our favorite Android phones because of their simple but smart software, excellent cameras, and Google's commitment to delivering timely updates. Their biggest flaw is battery life, which will barely get through a full day of use, if at all. We recommend going for the larger Pixel 4 XL, which is also on sale for $699 (Amazon, Google Store).

Samsung Galaxy S10 with Galaxy Buds for $800 ($330 off)

Amazon

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 is one of the best Android phones of 2019 (9/10, WIRED Recommends), thanks to a gorgeous and futuristic all-screen display, great performance, and a versatile camera system. This bundle nets you $200 off the S10 and tosses in Samsung’s excellent wireless Galaxy Buds earbuds, for free. If you want the bigger Galaxy S10 Plus, you can also grab the same bundle for $900.

Samsung Galaxy S10E for $550 ($200 off)

Amazon

The Galaxy S10E might not have as many cameras as the Galaxy S10 or S10 Plus (8/10, WIRED Recommends), but it's similar in many ways and just as powerful. You still get a wide-angle camera to accompany the main one for some versatility, battery life is solid, and the screen is nice. It's a fantastic size, and the side-mounted fingerprint sensor is much more reliable than the ultrasonic fingerprint sensors in its more expensive siblings.

Lenovo Smart Clock for $40 ($40 off)

Best Buy, Lenovo

We gave this gadget a 7/10 in our review. It's one of our favorite Google Assistant displays—unlike some similar smart displays, this one doesn't have a camera, which is just fine, given its bedside appeal.

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