Friday is Black Friday. Many shops are already offering bargains. Popular smartphone models from Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, Nokia and Co. are now cheaper. TECHBOOK reveals which smartphone offers are particularly worthwhile.

    Between November 21st and 28th, many retailers celebrate Black Friday or Cyber ​​Monday. Electronics in particular are bought with pleasure – above all smartphones. So that you can keep track of the jungle of offers, we select the best smartphone offers for you and check their bargain potential.

    Smartphone deals during Black Friday week

    Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G for 529 euros (-12%)

    The Galaxy Z Flip 3 from Samsung is a special smartphone that was launched in 2021. Because it can be folded in the middle like previous clamshell cell phones, making it particularly compact. When unfolded, the Infinity Flex-O display has a diagonal of 6.7 inches. It has a resolution of 2640 x 1080 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G has two cameras with 12 megapixels each, plus a front camera with 10 megapixels. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 888 along with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The operating system is Android 12. The capacity of the battery is clear – 3300 mAh is a bit tight for such a device. After all, it can be recharged quite quickly with 25 watts.

    Normally, the 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G costs around 600 euros. The folding smartphone is currently available from Media Markt, Saturn and Amazon during the Black Friday week for a low price of 529 euros.

    Google Pixel 6a with Chromecast TV for 349 euros (-32%)

    Amazon has an interesting bundle on offer during Black Friday week. Here you can get the Google Pixel 6a smartphone together with the Chromecast TV for 349 euros. This is usually the price that other retailers are currently asking for just the smartphone. The Pixel 6a is the current mid-range smartphone from Google, which offers some of the latest technology. 5G, Wifi 6E, Android 13 with a four-year update guarantee and the Tensor processor developed by Google are just a few of the highlights. There is also a good camera with two 12-megapixel sensors, 128 GB of storage and 6 GB of RAM, and a 4410 mAh battery. You can find more information about the smartphone in the news.

    The Chromecast TV is the current streaming stick from Google. It normally costs around 49 euros, but the bundle gives it arithmetically for free. The Chromecast TV runs with Android TV and thus allows access to numerous (streaming) apps. It can be controlled both with the supplied remote control and by voice, supports 4K upscaling and Dolby Vision.

    OnePlus 10 Pro 5G for 779 euros (-8%)

    The current top smartphone from OnePlus is also cheaper for early Black Friday. Buyers save about 8 percent here compared to the offers of other dealers. The OnePlus 10 Pro was introduced in spring and impresses with a design that clearly focuses on the camera. In addition to a 48-megapixel wide-angle and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, it also offers an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. Android 12 is pre-installed ex works and users do not have to do without IP54 protection against splash water, 5G and Wifi 6. The OnePlus 10 Pro is powered by the top-of-the-range Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. The models on offer have 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, which cannot be expanded. You can get a precise impression of the OnePlus 10 Pro in the test report:

    iPhone 12 Pro 512GB for 1259 euros (-12%)

    From 2020 comes the Apple iPhone 12 Pro, which Amazon is offering in the 512 GB version for Black Friday for 1259 euros. With its 6.1-inch display, the Pro model is pleasantly large. It has 512 GB of storage in the offered version and is powered by the Apple A14 Bionic. Two 12-megapixel cameras (wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle) are available on the back for photos. It also comes with an additional telephoto camera, also with 12 megapixels. All information about the iPhone 12 and its different models can be found in our large overview article.

    Samsung Galaxy A13 for 119 euros (-25%)

    A cheap smartphone is available in the Black Friday week with the Samsung Galaxy A13. The device is currently available in the shop from clear mobile for cheap 119 euros without a contract. It usually costs a good 40 euros more. The Galaxy A13 is a smartphone from 2022 and is therefore quite up-to-date. It offers basic but good equipment, the highlights of which include the 5000 mAh battery, the quad camera with 50 megapixel main sensor, 5 megapixel ultra wide angle and 2 megapixel depth sensor and macro lens respectively. The Exynos 850 together with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage ensure fast performance. Android 12 runs at work, which can be secured by fingerprint. For 119 euros, buyers get good equipment at a low price. However, they have to do without 5G and wireless charging.

    Find the right smartphone

    Since there is an almost endless number of different models with different features, prospective buyers should first consider what they actually expect from their device and how expensive it can be at most before buying a smartphone. Do you attach particular importance to a strong battery, do you want a compact model or do you want a good cell phone camera?

    So that you don’t buy a completely outdated Android smartphone for Black Friday, you should pay attention to the following key data when making your choice:

    The current operating system version is currently Android 13. However, this system is still pre-installed on relatively few smartphones. Examples include the Pixel 7 (Pro) and the Galaxy S22 models from Samsung. If the smartphone bargain runs Android 12 or Android 11, that’s perfectly fine. However, you should stay away from even older versions such as Android 10 or even Android 9. You can often recognize modern smartphones by their large display with relatively narrow bezels. Manufacturers often use a small notch that leaves room for the front camera. At least one dual camera should be installed on the back of current smartphones. Some devices even come with three, four or five cameras.

    Keep an eye on your price limit!

    Don’t be tempted by Black Friday offers that are beyond your budget. Even the cheaper smartphones often offer good equipment and can now do a lot. For example, TECHBOOK presents particularly interesting models in the regularly updated top list of smartphones under 100 euros or smartphones up to 200 euros. If it may be a bit more expensive, you can find models up to 400 euros that can compete with the big flagships of the manufacturers. There are also models for seniors, children or outdoor enthusiasts. Let yourself be inspired here:

    Apple fans also get their money’s worth during Black Friday. Because some iPhones are also cheaper in the bargain week – even if the devices are still significantly more expensive than those of the Android competitors.