July 19, 2024


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Amazon’s big Samsung sale includes phones, earbuds, Chromebooks… and one deal you absolutely shouldn’t miss

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You can sneaky save an extra 15% on the Galaxy Book Pro (shown here in Mystic Blue) when you pay with an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card. (Photo: Samsung)

You can sneaky save an extra 15% on the Galaxy Book Pro (shown here in Mystic Blue) when you pay with an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card. (Photo: Samsung)

Are you in the market for a new phone? How about a laptop? A tablet? Some true-wireless earbuds? Samsung makes some of the top products in all those categories, and right now Amazon is running a pretty major sale on Samsung gear.

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This is a bit unusual; I’ve seen individual products get discounted from time to time, but this sale includes nearly 20 items across four different categories. And some of the savings are significant, to the point where you might want to get a jump-start on any holiday shopping you’ve got planned.

Below I’ve listed a few of the highlights, followed by one item I consider a real standout. (Actually, two items — I had to throw in an honorable mention.)

Quick note: If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll snag free shipping, too, anywhere from same-day (!) to 2-day, depending on where you live. Not yet a member? Not a problem: You can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on most orders of $25 or more, though it won’t be as fast.)

The single best deal in Amazon’s Samsung sale

The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro is a powerful laptop, one that’s well-suited to work-from-home duties thanks to its spacious AMOLED screen and ample storage. It normally sells for $1,100, but right now you can get the Galaxy Book Pro 15.6 Core i5 512GB Mystic Blue for $841. (The Mystic Silver model is available as well, but priced $10 higher.) That already rivals the lowest price in history for this model — but, wait, there’s more.

$841 $1,100 at Amazon

Here’s what really puts this over the top: If you pay for the Galaxy Book Pro with your Amazon Prime Rewards Visa, you’ll get 15% back instead of the usual 5%. That brings your net cost down to around $715, without question the best price on record. (Don’t have that card? Right now Amazon is offering Prime subscribers a $100 gift card for signing up. Non-subscribers can get a $50 gift card.)

As for the laptop itself, it’s fast, thin (under 0.5 inch), light (2.3 pounds) and long-lasting: Samsung promises up to 20 hours of operation on a charge.

Here’s my only caveat: With just 8GB of non-expandable RAM onboard, the Book Pro is fine for everyday computing, but likely to struggle with giant spreadsheets, video editing or any other memory-intensive tasks.

Assuming those tasks aren’t on your to-do list, this laptop definitely belongs on your short-list.

Honorable mention: The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Stocked with quad speakers and Dolby Atmos, the Galaxy Tab A7 offers a feast for the ears as well as the eyes. (Photo: Samsung)

Stocked with quad speakers and Dolby Atmos, the Galaxy Tab A7 offers a feast for the ears as well as the eyes. (Photo: Samsung)

When it come to tablets, it often seems like you’ve got just two choices: Apple’s pricey iPads and Amazon’s sandboxed Fires. There’s nothing wrong with those — unless you’re an Android user seeking an affordable, “pure Android” experience.

Good news: Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs are a great option for the Android crowd, and right now you can get the Galaxy Tab A7 10.4-inch tablet (32GB) for $180. Available in silver or gray, it’s $50 off the regular price.

$180 $230 at Amazon

The A7 features a slightly larger screen than the entry-level iPad 10.2, which starts at $329. It’s a razor-sharp, high-resolution screen as well, flanked by four speakers that support Dolby Atmos. Although it has just 32GB of storage, there’s a microSD slot for adding lots more on the cheap. (Example: Here’s a whopping 512GB microSD card for just $27.)

Amazon’s Fire HD 10 tablet is similarly expandable and starts at just $150, but it has a slightly smaller, slightly lower-resolution display. The real issue, though, is that it shoehorns you into Amazon’s operating system, meaning you don’t have access to the Google Play Store and all the apps therein.

The Galaxy Tab provides a much more traditional Android experience. It also comes with a free two-month subscription to YouTube Premium and six months of Spotify Premium. Combined value: $84.

Not sure you need a screen that big? Samsung’s 8-inch Galaxy Tab A is on sale for $130. That’s $70 off the regular price and a tie for the all-time low. Note, however, that while you also get the YouTube Premium freebie, Spotify isn’t included here.

Read more:The best tablets for 2021

OK, those are my Amazon-sale picks. What do you think? Any Samsung savings stand out for you?

Looking for more great Amazon deals? Check these out:

TV deals:

  • TCL 55-inch Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Android TV, $400 (was $600), amazon.com

  • LG 90 Series 86″ 4K Smart UHD NanoCell TV, $2,397 (was $3,300), amazon.com

  • Samsung 75-Inch Class QLED Q80A Series, $1,898 (was $2700), amazon.com

  • Insignia NS-24DF310NA21 24-inch Smart HD 720p TV, $120 (was $170), amazon.com

  • TCL 65-inch Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV, $530 (was $800), amazon.com

Headphones and earbuds deals:

Smartphone and smartwatch deals:

  • Moto G7 Plus Unlocked, $199 (was $250), amazon.com

  • Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch, $199 (was $295), amazon.com

  • Samsung Tab A7 Lite 8.7″ 32GB, $129 (was $160), amazon.com

  • TCL 10L Unlocked Android Smartphone, $180 with on-page coupon (was $250), amazon.com

  • Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm), $459 (was $749), amazon.com

Gaming deals:

  • TECLAST Gaming Laptop, $500 (was $550), amazon.com

  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Nintendo Switch, $39 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Marvel’s Avengers for PlayStation 4, $20 (was $40), amazon.com

  • Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset, $36 (was $50), amazon.com

  • Madden NFL 22, $40 on Playstation 4 (was $60), amazon.com

Smart home deals:

  • Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, $89 (was $130), amazon.com

  • LEVOIT Air Purifiers for Home, $180 (was $220), amazon.com

  • Smart Lock SMONET Bluetooth Keyless Entry Keypad, $130 (was $400), amazon.com

  • Kasa Smart Bulb, $12 (was $22), amazon.com

  • eufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac, $160 (was $230), amazon.com

Vacuum deals:

  • Shark NV360 Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum, $160 (was $200), amazon.com

  • Dirt Devil Power Swerve Pet, $76 (was $100), amazon.com

  • Shark AZ2002 Upright Vacuum, $350 (was $480), amazon.com

  • Bissell PowerGlide Pet Slim Corded Vacuum, $140 (was $196), amazon.com

  • Bagotte Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, $181 with on-page coupon (was $400), amazon.com

Kitchen deals:

  • Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender, $536 (was $700), amazon.com

  • Crock Pot 8 Quart Slow Cooker, $55 (was $80), amazon.com

  • Ninja AF101 Air Fryer, $90 (was $120), amazon.com

  • Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, $18 (was $27), amazon.com

  • Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, $80 (was $100), amazon.com

Beauty deals:

  • Sdara Skincare Organic Marula Face Oil, $15 (was $23), amazon.com

  • Covergirl Lash Blast Clean Volume Mascara, $4 (was $11), amazon.com

  • Herbal Essences Repairing Argan Oil Of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner Set, $12 (was $16,) amazon.com

  • Philips Norelco MG7750/49 Multigroom, $45 (was $60), amazon.com

  • REVLON One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush, $35 (was $60), amazon.com

Style deals:

Bedding and home deals:

  • MooMee Bedding Duvet Cover Set, $60 (was $90), amazon.com

  • Queen Pure Cotton Top Mattress Topper, $79 for Queen size (was $100), amazon.com

  • Mellanni Queen Sheets, starting at $31 (was $48), amazon.com

  • Linen Market LM Pattern 4PC Sheet Set Queen Honeycomb Yellow, $26 (was $90), amazon.com

  • Fossa Washed Cotton Duvet Cover Set, $60 (was $80), amazon.com

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