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Savings on Galaxy and Pixel Phones, Desktops, and More – Ars Technica

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We’ve got a variety of discounts ranging from some of the latest Android smartphones to HP desktop PCs, as well as savings on solid state drives, headphones, and more. So whether you need to upgrade your storage, or you want to get a new Galaxy or Pixel phone, there’s just something out there to help you stay productive and entertained.

Android smartphone deals

Samsung’s Galaxy S23 launched not too long ago, and we’re starting to see discounts on the company’s flagship series of phones. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra promises strong imaging capabilities, with Samsung’s “Nightography” for low-light photos and the controversial 100X Space Zoom. Outside of the 200MP sensor, this year’s upgrades are more modest: You still get a similar design to the previous S22 series, and the faster, more efficient processor is a nice quality-of-life upgrade. So while it might not be worth it for someone to upgrade to last year’s flagship, if you’re coming from an older phone, the S23 promises fast speeds, 5G connectivity, and a great camera experience.

  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with 256 GB of storage for $ 1,100 (was $ 1,200) at a price Amazon
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with 512GB of storage for $1,280 (was $1,380) Amazon
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 + with 256 GB of storage for $ 900 (was $ 1,000) at a price Amazon
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+ with 512GB storage for $1,020 (was $1,120) Amazon
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 with 128 GB of storage for $ 750 ($ 800) at the price Amazon
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 with 256GB storage for $810 (was $860) Amazon
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If you prefer Google’s Android operating system, the Pixel 7 offers the purest version of the operating system. Although the Pixel 7 does not come with the high zoom and megapixel count of the Galaxy, Google’s investment in artificial intelligence and computational photography is not slowing down, and the Pixel 7 delivers some of the best photos taken on a smartphone with its unique camera bar design on the back, and now you can Get it all at up to 25 percent off. The larger Pixel 7 Pro has a 5x optical telephoto lens that can shoot up to 30x Super Res Zoom with digital crop, while the non-Pro version lacks a telephoto shooter.

  • Google Pixel 7 with 128GB of storage for $449 ($600) Amazon
  • Google Pixel 7 with 256GB of storage for $549 (was $700) Amazon
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro with 128GB of storage for $749 (was $900) Amazon
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro with 256GB of storage for $849 (was $1,000) at Amazon
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro with 512GB of storage for $949 (was $1,100) Amazon

If you prefer a foldable, Verizon subscribers can get the previous generation Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G at a steep discount. If you choose the “Activate Today” option at Best Buy, this foldable device can be purchased from Verizon for A one-time payment of $400representing a reported savings of $1,400 off the original retail price.

desktop deals

The sleek HP Envy Desktop Tower is now on sale, down $500 from its regular $1,300 price. Now at a reduced price $800 Priced through, you get a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 processor, Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3050 graphics, 8GB of DDR4 memory, and a 256GB M.2 SSD. If you find that storage is limited, you can always upgrade your M.2 drive at purchase or at a later time. If you choose to do so, consider getting one of the storage units from our list below.

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And if you’re pre-shopping for your college-bound kids, you might want to consider HP’s Pavilion All-in-one desktop computer. This 27-inch model comes with a 12th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, and its all-in-one design offers space-saving advantages in tight bedrooms. Integrated graphics are included in the base price, though you can upgrade to a separate RTX 3050, along with 8GB of DDR4 memory and 256GB of storage. At its selling price $600The suite is now $150 down from its usual retail price of $750.

Save on computer peripherals and peripherals

You can save up to 54 percent on a new memory card, while discounts vary on solid-state storage, keyboards, and mice. Sony’s WF-1000XM4 excellent noise-canceling earbuds were once one of our favorites, and now they’re back at one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for this accessory. The headphones recently received a software update that brought multipoint audio support, allowing you to connect to two different devices simultaneously.

  • Samsung 256GB EVO Plus micro SDXC memory card for $23 (was $50) price Amazon
  • Samsung T7 Shield 1TB External SSD for $80 (was $160) price Amazon
  • Samsung T7 2TB External SSD for $140 (was $270) price Amazon
  • Samsung 870 QVO SATA III Internal 2.5-inch SSD for $130 (was $230) Amazon
  • Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD for $55 (was $70) Amazon
  • Crucial P3 2TB M.2 SSD for $99 ($175) price Amazon
  • Crucial P3 Plus 4TB M.2 SSD for $225 (was $400) Amazon
  • Amazon eero 6+ network router, 3-pack for $240 (was $300) price Amazon
  • Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones for $198 (was $280) Amazon
  • Sony Linkbuds S noise-canceling headphones for $148 ($200). Amazon
  • Apple Pencil 2nd generation for $123 ($129) at the price Amazon
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