Amazon has managed to turn it’s “Prime Day” into nearly as big a shopping bonanza as Black Friday/Cyber Monday, with a number of other outlets also choosing to have sales at the same time. This year, we’ve done the hard work for you and hunted out the top 12 best offers over the next two days – 15-16 July 2019 from laptops and smartphones to fitness trackers and DNA-testing kits.
Do be aware that these Amazon deals are only available to Prime Subscribers, so make sure you sign up for a free 30-day trial (or £20 off your first year) if you’re not already enjoying the benefits of next-day delivery and TV and film streaming exclusives.
Samsung has been the firm to beat in the Android smartphone arms race, and as it is last year’s model, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is now fantastic value for money at just £534.50 with its beautiful huge 6.4″ display.
Even at full price, Amazon’s own Fire HD tablets offer some of the best bang for your buck, and by knocking over a third off this Prime Day makes the Fire HD 10 a steal at £94.99.
It may not be the latest great iPhone, but the iPhone 8 is still a fantastic phone with an impressive camera and if you are an Apple user looking to upgrade their iPhone 6 or 6S then you will be very pleased with the choice.
Huawei have made some of the best phones and laptops over the last two years, and Amazon has the Matebook 13, which features a stunning 2K display with razor-thin bezels, i5 8265U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD, down to just 679.99.
Samsung’s EVO range of SSDs are the market leaders for a reason – they offer fantastic performance and a competitive price, and with Amazon knocking 50% off this model, there has never been a better time to upgrade from a traditional HDD. 1TB is more capacity than most people will ever need, and the 860 EVO is about as fast as SATA3 SSDs will get (you’ll need NVME drives for even faster speeds).
Amazon’s own e-readers are some of the best available today, and by knocking a third off the popular Kindle Paperwhite, if you have been thinking of getting an e-reader then this would be a great place to start for just £79.99.
Best MicroSD memory card deal – SanDisk Ultra 128 GB microSDXC Memory Card + SD Adapter was £35.89, now £14.49
Not all smartphones and tablets let you expand storage by adding a MicroSD card, but for those that do have such a device then adding an extra 128GB of storage can be a godsend for your photos, videos, and music – and SanDisk’s Ultra range is one of the best.
Fitbit is perhaps the best-known name in fitness trackers, and their Fitbit Charge 3 has won awards across the board as being one of the best of the bunch with its 7-day battery life, 50m water resistance, and heart-rate monitor.
The price of 4K televisions have fallen dramatically over the last 12 months, but the Android-powered Philips 50PUS7303/12 50″ 4K TV with support for HDR Plus is an absolute steal at under £450. For your money, you will get one of the best panels available on the market supported by arguably the best smart TV platform – Android.
Beats headphones have come a long way since the firm was purchased by Apple back in 2014. Traditionally, the company was famed for adding way too much bass to the audio mix, making the sound loved by some but hated by audiophiles. Luckily, today the company has made much more of an effort to create a more rounded sound, and whilst it’s headphones remain a little bass-heavy, the whole sound is far more balanced and enjoyable.
Anker is the biggest name in power packs and cables today thanks to their fantastic record of making high quality products at very reasonable prices. If you are in the market for a new battery pack, then the PowerCore 20100 will charge your smartphone at least four times at a quick pace and weights in at just 331g.
Healthtech is still very much tech, and we all want to know where we came from – so the Ancestry DNA testing kit dropping by over a third makes it a great way to look up your heritage and see which part of the world your ancestors came from.