Amazon Prime Day It’s a two-day sale where Prime subscribers can find exclusive deals on hundreds of products at the online retailer, but there are plenty of other discounts for non-members. This year, Prime Day is set for July 12 and 13, but you can already get some pretty good deals on some of our favorite things. From Amazon Fire-enabled TVs and speakers to third-party devices, here are some of our favorite early Prime Day 2022 deals.
Update June 28, 2022: We’ve added offers from Samsung, Motorola, and Garmin.
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Check out our guide to the best TVs for more advice.
This is most of our favorite TV (9/10, WIRED recommendation), and it’s the lowest price we’ve tracked for a 55-inch model. It has a quantum dot panel that delivers bright colors and utilizes local dimming zones to deliver deeper blacks for your movies and shows. It has a built-in Roku interface, and the Micro-LED backlight provides excellent contrast. This deal is also available at Walmart.
It might not look like a deal, but this price has only recently hit an all-time low. This is one of the most beautiful TVs we’ve tested. The bezels are ultra-thin, the OLED panel is fantastic, offers deep blacks and rich colors, and it has an Android TV interface, which means you can cast to it from your phone, too. It has odd feet on the ends, so unless you have a large TV stand, it’s best to mount it on the wall.
This is Hisense’s basic entry-level TV, but we love the brand and trust its build quality, unlike some other generic Amazon TVs we haven’t tested. You get Dolby Vision high dynamic range support (read: prettier colors), as well as built-in Fire TV for streaming your favorite Amazon shows.
That’s just $2 more than the lowest price we tracked. The U8G (8/10, WIRED Recommends) features a sleek design, an Android TV interface, and a raised stand to mount a soundbar underneath. Its excellent local dimming means you get strong contrast with quantum dot panels, and you also get a 120-Hz screen refresh rate. Pair it with a PC with an AMD card to take advantage of AMD FreeSync support for smoother gaming.
If you’ve been shopping for an extra-large screen, this is one of the best discounts we’ve seen on a 75-inch model in months. It comes with Fire TV for easy streaming and Amazon shopping, plus full-array local dimming means black levels and highlights look better than cheaper screens.
Smartphone and Laptop Deals
Read our best Android phones and best laptops guides for more of our favorite picks.
Samsung’s Galaxy S22 (9/10, recommended by WIRED) is an excellent all-around high-end Android phone. It outperformed in nearly every category, and even took longer to get Android version upgrades than Google Pixel phones (weird, considering Google maintains the Android operating system). The S22 is a good size and this sale is for specific colors and stores. If you want a bigger phone, the S22 Ultra is $1,050 ($247 off). It has a spectacular 10x optical zoom camera that allows you to take sharp pictures of distant objects.
The A53 5G (8/10, recommended by WIRED) has pretty much everything most people need, including 5G, NFC for contactless payments, more than a day of battery life, IP67 water resistance, and a MicroSD card slot. Then it goes a step further, offering premium perks like a 120-Hz AMOLED screen, four OS upgrades, and five years of security updates. At this price, it’s an extraordinary value.
If you’re bored with the rectangular slate of your smartphone, maybe a foldable phone like the Galaxy Z Flip 3 (7/10, recommended by WIRED) will excite you. That’s the lowest price we’ve tracked, and one of the lowest we’ve seen on a foldable phone. Unlike previous versions, the third-generation Flip is more durable and has IPX8 water resistance. Other notable features of this compact device include a smooth 120Hz screen, wireless charging and 5G connectivity.
The Moto G Stylus 5G (6/10, WIRED Review) earned an honorable mention in our roundup of the best Android phones — we knocked it out for its lack of software and security updates and its impressive camera ( Compared to the similarly priced Pixel 5A and Samsung’s Galaxy A53). However, it does offer smooth performance, two-day battery life, 5G connectivity, and NFC for contactless payments. The built-in stylus also makes it easy to take notes or sign documents directly from your smartphone.
Yes, technically Apple has released a new MacBook Pro with an M2 chip, but this pricier 2021 MacBook Pro and its M1 Pro processor are actually much more powerful. This is a machine for anyone who needs to perform some serious CPU-intensive tasks, from photo and video editing to 3D rendering. It fell $50 in April, but it’s still a good deal. This machine has a lot of ports, including HDMI and a 1080p webcam. Read more in our guide to the best MacBooks.
The Pixelbook Go is a bit old, but it’s still a great, no-frills laptop. It’s a Chromebook, so it’s a good choice for anyone who can work completely away from the Chrome browser (though Android apps are available through the Google Play Store). Read our guide to the best Chromebooks for more details.
You’ll need to purchase a keyboard accessory to get the most out of this small Windows laptop (any bluetooth keyboard will work too). The Surface Go 3 isn’t very powerful, but it’s more than enough for simple tasks like browsing the web, sending emails, editing documents, and watching YouTube.
Smartwatch and Audio Deals
WIRED senior associate editor Adrienne So calls the Apple Watch SE (8/10, WIRED’s recommendation) the best Apple Watch for most people, making this a great time to grab it at a discount. It doesn’t have all the health features of the high-end Apple Watch Series 7 (also $329), but it has most of the features you need every day. Read our Apple Watch guide for more details.
Vivomove is a great fitness tracker return fashionable. On the outside, the watch is traditionally styled, adding a small touchscreen display where you can access notifications, start a workout, and view calendar entries. Inside, the Vivomove has sensors that track blood oxygen, breathing, sleep, heart rate, and your body’s battery (calculating how much energy you’re using based on specific health metrics).
Clip the coupon button on the page to view the discount at checkout. This Wear OS smartwatch will receive the Wear OS 3 update. It’s also one of the only Wear OS smartwatches you can expect to comfortably last two days, thanks to its clever dual-display technology. It has a slick interface, and it does a great job of tracking health metrics like blood oxygen rate, step count, and continuous heart rate monitoring. Learn more in our guide to the best smartwatches.
Samsung’s Buds2 (9/10, WIRED recommendation) are our top pick for Android phones in our roundup of the best wireless earbuds. These headphones offer Active Noise Cancellation (up to 5 hours of battery life when using it), IPX2 water resistance, and a wireless charging case. They also feel light and come in a variety of super pretty colors. It’s worth noting that some people have problems with these earplugs, which can lead to ear inflammation. I haven’t experienced this yet, but if you do, please return the buds immediately.
I love the Echo Dots (8/10, recommended by WIRED) more than any other smart speaker. They’re small, sound pretty good, and are great for sleep sounds, timers, and a quick weather check. Last Prime Day, with prices as low as $25, it was worth the wait. Be sure to read our guide on how to keep your Amazon Echo as private as possible.
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