Black Friday: Samsung, Apple iPhone, Xiaomi, the best smartphone deals are here

The selection was updated on November 22, 2022, especially the new introduction on the Motorola E40.

Black Friday is back to the delight of bargain-hungry consumers. As the participating brands play games, this event is ideal for entertaining or crafting tech-savvy Christmas gifts. But be careful, not all offers are created equal. We have collected the hottest promos of the day.

Black Friday smartphone: the cream of the promotion

Like last year, this year’s referrals also have great discounts. Find the best Black Friday deals in our selection.

On Samsung:

Samsung Galaxy S22 bundle + JBL Flip 5 speaker for 599 euros instead of 959 euros at Fnac

The most accessible Galaxy S22 has no shortage of arguments to put forward with a very nice finish and a convincing photo module, but the autonomy is so problematic that you think it is not a shame to invest such an upgrade in a smartphone. not a day goes by…

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 128GB Darty for €699 instead of €1059

Samsung has well thought out its Galaxy Z Flip 3. The body, hinge and screen are made of materials that make the smartphone more durable, not forgetting that it is now waterproof. A larger secondary display, a quality primary display, and improved software put the Z Flip 3 on par with other $1,000 phones. This does not mean that the device is free from any defects. The battery life is poor, the internal screen still has a scratch, the smartphone is not dustproof and the long-term durability is unknown.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G 128GB for €335 instead of €459 at Amazon

The Galaxy A53 5G is a classic Samsung smartphone that makes us believe. It is rigorously designed and scores without any real false notes. Performance is of course quite poor, but the 120Hz display more or less makes up for it. We can also welcome the autonomy and versatility of the photo module.

On Apple:

Apple iPhone 13 128GB for €849 instead of €909 on Amazon

The iPhone 13, like last year’s iPhone 12, is Apple’s most balanced formula. The new model monopolizes the strengths of its predecessor while exhibiting a little more serious autonomy. We can regret the impasse at the 120 Hz refresh rate intended for Pro models, but Apple offers us excellent image quality at 60 Hz. .

Apple iPhone 12 mini 128GB for €639 instead of €739 at Amazon

Say goodbye to iPhone SE. Here’s the iPhone 12 Mini, the small iPhone we’ve been waiting for from Apple. Its small size, user-friendly navigation in iOS 14 and high screen-to-body ratio make this compact smartphone almost perfect for one-handed use. Its size doesn’t affect its performance, it takes great photos and videos and delivers fantastic images in any conditions. Note that the iPhone 12 has top-notch performance and is the smallest 5G smartphone on the market. If there’s one consequence of owning a small phone, it’s autonomy. During our tests, the iPhone 12 Mini lasted a day of regular use without any problems. A great iPhone from this Mini.

Apple iPhone 11 128GB for €499 instead of €529 at Darty

If our preference is the iPhone 11 Pro Max, we recommend the iPhone 11 for most “old machine” users looking to upgrade their iPhone. Apple’s 2019 “entry-level” processor (the same as its big Pro brothers) runs faster. single-tasking and much more efficient and autonomy is satisfactory. iPhone 11 also benefits from an improved ultra-wide-angle portrait mode, excellent photo/video capture and a devilishly impressive night mode. A worthy successor to the iPhone XR, this iPhone 11 is a very balanced machine with a good performance/price ratio.

On Google:

Google Pixel 6 for €429 instead of €649 at Darty

Flawless finish, remarkable camera, good performance/autonomy mix and above all a great quality/price ratio, Google’s innovations to make it a useful and enjoyable everyday smartphone have certainly paid off, helped by the new Tensor processor . opened the game in artificial intelligence. We wholeheartedly recommend the Pixel 6 to anyone looking for a fun and practical Android smartphone with unparalleled photography capabilities.

Google Pixel 6a for €349 on Amazon instead of €459

Generation after generation, Google has been perfecting its recipe for cutting-edge smartphones. The inevitable compromises made to make the Pixel 6a more affordable than its big brother aren’t deal breakers at all. The finish level is very good, as is the performance. We think the key technical advantages and features that make the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro strong are the first, especially photography, autonomy and Android updates. Best option at this price.

On Oppo:

Oppo Reno 7 8 + 128GB for €249 instead of €329.90 on Amazon

The Oppo Reno 7 is an entry-level 4G smartphone with an amazing photography department.

On OnePlus:

OnePlus 10 Pro 12 + 256GB for €799 instead of €999 on Amazon

OnePlus 10 Pro is a very good phone. But we expected more than the jubilee publication. This is the 10th historical model of OnePlus! We were expecting something heavy. But in reality, last year’s additions are tentative at best. Repeating on the very good foundations of the OnePlus 9 Pro, it is not IP68 certified and therefore not officially considered dust and splash resistant (even if the manufacturer claims otherwise). And at that price, it’s hard to swallow. Nevertheless, the OnePlus 10 Pro is a high-performance phone that can be versatile in photography. While some of the choices are controversial (especially the fisheye ultra-wide angle), it has the merit of being bold and remarkable in an industry where all smartphones look alike.

OnePlus 10T 8 + 128GB for €609 instead of €729 on Amazon

OnePlus rushed to release a product that offers few advantages compared to the very good 10 Pro. Instead of launching this half-baked phone, we’d like the company to keep these new features, improve them and integrate them into the full flagship for early 2023.

OnePlus Nord 2T 8 + 128 GB for €319 instead of €429 on Amazon

Although the changes are minor, they are successful. With a new SoC, a more convincing night photography part and ultra-fast charging, OnePlus successfully updates last year’s model. For the rest, the Chinese manufacturer does not break its recipe and how good it is, the design is still premium, the OS is still pleasant to use, and the autonomy is sufficient. If you are looking for a smartphone under 500 euros, this Nord 2T 5G should satisfy you with its consistency. If you already own last year’s model, we don’t think the difference is noticeable enough to warrant a model change.

On Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G G4 for €264 instead of €349 at Cdiscount

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is an entry/mid-range flagship with a solid technical report: quality 120 Hz AMOLED screen, good performance, efficient main sensor, respectable autonomy and ultra-fast charging.

In nothing:

Nothing Phone (1) at Amazon for €399.99 instead of €469

The young brand Nothing failed to present the first successful smartphone. Its atypical design is one thing, but above all we remember the excellent quality of the screen, a clean and fluid interface and a photo module that works well, especially for the mid-range. It deserves an improvement in terms of autonomy, and overheating should also be corrected. With its price flirting with €500 (and less), it is highly recommended.

At Motorola:

Motorola E40 64GB + body and tempered glass bundle for €129 instead of €229 at Cdiscount

Motorola E40

The Motorola E40 doesn’t revolutionize the market, but it lets you enjoy the basics at a fair price. We note the presence of a 6.5-inch HD+ screen, a triple photosensor and a large 5000 mAh battery.

Black Friday in electronic stores

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