Amazon Prime Day is a two-day sale event where Prime subscribers can find hundreds of exclusive deals on products available at the online retailer, though there are plenty of other discounts for non-members. This year, Prime Day is set for July 12th and 13th, but you can already get some pretty cool 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.
Updated June 28, 2022: We have added offers from Samsung, Motorola and Garmin.
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This is our favorite TV for most people (9/10, WIRED recommends), and this is the lowest price we have ever tracked for the 55-inch model. It has a quantum dot panel for bright colors and uses local dimming zones for deeper black colors in your movies and shows. It has a built-in Roku interface and the Micro-LED backlight delivers outstanding contrast. This agreement is also available at Walmart.
It may not look like a deal, but this price has recently dropped to the lowest ever. This is one of the most beautiful TVs we have tested. The frames are super slim, the OLED panel is amazing and delivers deep black and rich colors, and it has an Android TV interface, which means you can also cast for it from your phone. It has strange feet at the ends, so it is best to wall mount it unless you have a large TV stand.
This is a basic entry-level TV from Hisense, but we like the brand and trust its build quality, unlike some of the other generic Amazon TVs we have not tested. You get Dolby Vision high dynamic range support (read: more beautiful colors) and a Fire TV built-in to stream your favorite Amazon shows.
This is only $ 2 more than the lowest price we have ever tracked. The U8G (8/10, WIRED recommends) has a sleek design, an Android TV interface and a raised stand that fits into a soundbar underneath. Its excellent local attenuation means you get great contrast to the quantum dot panel, and you also get a 120-Hz screen refresh rate. Pair it with a PC with an AMD card to make use of the AMD FreeSync support for smoother gaming.
If you’ve been looking 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 on board for easy streaming and Amazon shopping, plus full-range local dimming means black levels and highlights look better than on cheaper screens.
Smartphone and portable deals
Read our guide to the best Android phones and laptops to get more of our favorite picks.
Samsung’s Galaxy S22 (9/10, WIRED recommends) is an excellent all-around advanced Android phone. It excels in almost every category, and it even gets Android version upgrades longer than the Google Pixel phones (strange, considering that Google maintains the Android operating system). S22 is a nice size and this sale is on selected colors and storage. If you want a larger phone, S22 Ultra is on sale for $ 1,050 ($ 247 off). It has a spectacular 10X optical zoom camera that lets you take sharp pictures of objects far away.
The A53 5G (8/10, WIRED recommends) has pretty much all the features most people need, including 5G, NFC for contactless payments, more than a day’s battery life, IP67 water resistance and a MicroSD card slot. Then it goes a step further with advanced perks like a 120-Hz AMOLED display, four OS upgrades plus 5 years of security updates. At this price, it is outstanding value.
If you are tired of rectangular plates that are smartphones, a folding phone like the Galaxy Z Flip 3 (7/10, WIRED recommends) might excite you. This is the lowest price we have ever tracked for it, and one of the lowest prices we have ever seen on a foldable phone. Unlike previous versions, the third generation Flip is much more durable – complete with IPX8 waterproofing. Other notable features of this compact device include a smooth 120-Hz display, wireless charging and 5G connectivity.
Moto G Stylus 5G (6/10, WIRED review) received an honorable mention on our collection of best Android phones – we beat it for its lack of software and security updates as well as substandard cameras (compared to similarly priced Pixel 5A and Samsung Galaxy A53 ). However, it offers smooth performance, two days of battery life, 5G connectivity and NFC for contactless payments. The built-in stylus is also convenient for taking notes or signing documents directly from the smartphone.
Yes, technically, Apple has announced a new MacBook Pro with the M2 chip, but this more expensive MacBook Pro from 2021 and its M1 Pro processor is actually much more powerful. This is the machine for anyone who needs to perform some serious CPU-intensive tasks, from photo and video editing to 3D rendering. It dropped $ 50 lower in April, but it’s still a good deal. This machine has lots of ports, including HDMI, and a 1080p webcam. Read more in our best MacBook guide.
The Pixelbook Go is getting a little old, but it’s still an excellent, no frills laptop. It’s a Chromebook, so it’s just a great option for anyone who can work completely outside of the Chrome browser (even though Android apps are available through the Google Play Store). Read our best Chromebook guide for more details.
You will have to buy keyboard attachment to get the most out of this little Windows laptop (any Bluetooth keyboard will work too). Surface Go 3 is not very powerful, but it is good enough for simple tasks such as surfing the web, sending emails, editing documents and watching YouTube.
Smartwatch and audio offerings
WIRED senior associate editor Adrienne So calls the Apple Watch SE (8/10, WIRED recommends) the best Apple Watch for most people, making this a great time to get it at a discount. It does not have all the health features of the advanced Apple Watch Series 7 (too for sale for $ 329), but it has most of those that matter in everyday life. Read our Apple Watch Guide for more details.
Vivomove is a fantastic fitness tracker also stylish. On the outside, this watch has a traditional style with the addition of a small touch screen where you can access notifications, start training and look at calendar entries. On the inside, Vivomove has sensors that track blood oxygen, breathing, sleep, heart rate and body battery (which calculates how much energy you have used based on specific health measurements).
Click on the coupon button on the page to see the discount at checkout. This Wear OS smartwatch will receive the update to Wear OS 3. It is also one of the only Wear OS smartwatches you can expect to comfortably hold for two full days, thanks to its smart dual-display technology. It has a smooth interface and it does a good job of tracking health measurements like blood oxygen velocity, number of steps and continuous heart rate measurement. Read more about it in our best smartwatches guide.
Samsung Buds2 (9/10, WIRED recommends) is our best choice for Android phones in our best cordless earphones. These knobs offer active noise reduction (with up to five hours of battery life when in use), an IPX2 waterproof rating, and a wireless charging case. They also feel light and are available in a range of super nice colors. It is worth noting that some people have had problems with these earplugs causing irritation in their ears. I have not experienced this yet, but if you do, the buds will return immediately.
I love Echo Dots (8/10, WIRED recommends) more than just any other smart speaker. They are small, sound pretty good and work perfectly for sleep sounds, timers and a quick check of the weather. Last Prime Day, the price dropped as low as $ 25, so it’s worth the wait. Be sure to read our guide on how to make your Amazon Echo as private as possible.
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