the best smartphones of 2022 and 2021 are heavily promoted
That’s it, the winter sales launched and with them, a series of offers for the best smartphones of the moment. Pixel 7, iPhone 13, Galaxy S22 or even Xiaomi 12: there is something for everyone and most importantly, every budget.
If you are currently looking for your next smartphone, this is the right time to crack it. Why ? Simple enough because starting today, and for the next five weeks, a winter sale is being held. Opportunity for e-merchants to offer more or less attractive offers on the most reputable smartphones. For this occasion, we have made a selection of the most interesting offers we have found so far.
Best smartphone deals from winter sale 2023
Google Pixel 7 Pro
With its Pixel 7 Pro, Google has finally taken hold of its smartphone formula. Quite pleasing to the eye thanks to its sleek design, it is also very comfortable to use every day and benefits from a good grip. On the performance side, Google’s smartphone has escaped with praise thanks to the presence of the Google Tensor G2 SoC combined with 12 GB of RAM, although it is necessary to pay attention to the most voracious 3D games.
The display on its part is very satisfying with an AMOLED LTPO QHD+ panel with a variable refresh rate of 10 to 120 Hz. That offers vibrant colors and contrast, and takes full advantage of the shots taken with the excellent photo block mounted on the back cover.
As for sales, the Pixel 7 Pro benefits from a very good reduction that allows you to get it for 774 euros instead of the usual 899 euros. The price obtained by combining the discount given during the sale and the promo code 25DES299 offered by Cdiscount.
The little brother of the Google Pixel 7 Pro, the Pixel 7 (very short) is also on sale during the sale. By going to Cdiscount, and using the same promotional code, you can get this smartphone rated 9/10 in our column for 574 euros instead of the normal 649 euros.
Apple iPhone 13
If it has since been replaced by the iPhone 14, the iPhone 13 is still the flagship smartphone. By taking the strengths from the previous generation and correcting their weak points, it offers a service worthy of its rating. Autonomy, often criticized at Apple, has been the subject of real progress with the gain of just over two hours. Enough to last him more than a day and a half without flinching. The only regret, the lack of fast charging…
Again, Apple’s in-house chip (here the A15 Bionic) does a terrific job and allows the iPhone 13 to offer very impressive performance no matter what it’s used for. So much so that it’s hard to fault him (and we’re not going to complain about that). For the rest, Apple sticks to its usual rig with a well-crafted (but still not 120 Hz) OLED panel, an efficient and versatile photo block, and most importantly, a piece of software that’s still a joy to work with.
The iPhone 13 is currently available for 749 euros at Cdiscount thanks to the promotional code 25DES299. A very attractive price for this device is generally offered around 900 euros.
Oppo Find X5 Pro
With the Find X5 Pro, Oppo will immediately excite the most advanced smartphone available on the market. And, with good reason, because the services that this device offers are impressive. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 installed here works really well, especially since Oppo has accompanied it with 12 GB of RAM. Effective combos no matter what the task requires.
Not to spoil anything, Oppo has also installed a truly sublime large (6.67-inch) AMOLED panel that offers a bright and fluid 3216 x 1440-pixel display in all situations. There’s nothing to complain about either in terms of autonomy (which fully benefits from fast charging made by Oppo) or the photo department which proves to be very satisfying in use.
Who says high-end smartphones say high prices, and the Oppo Find X5 Pro is generally offered around 1300 euros. For sales, Amazon radically lowered the bill by reducing it by 400 euros, which fell to 899 euros.
Sony Xperia Pro-1
The Sony Xperia Pro-1 isn’t a phone for everyone’s hands, and it’s perfect for those looking for a well-rounded, sharp, and most importantly customizable photophone. Sony does indeed equip its cameras with photo blocks that rely on versatility and quality thanks to the one-inch Sony Exmor RS sensor.
The manufacturer has also specially worked on the photo experience by allowing, for example, manually adjusting all shooting parameters (shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, etc.) as well as by offering the possibility of saving files in RAW format. The rest, the Sony Xperia Pro-1 offers big advantages thanks to the presence of Snapdragon 888 or a 6.5-inch OLED screen with a definition of 3,840 x 1,644 pixels for a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
With an introductory price set at 1,799 euros, the Xperia Pro-1 is a budget-friendly smartphone that won’t appeal to everyone. For sales, however, Amazon offers a good discount because it is possible to get it for 1,099 euros.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Is it really necessary to present the Galaxy S22 Ultra? The newest of Samsung and its big brother to the S22 series, this smartphone offers a very high-end service that no doubt makes it one of the smartphones of 2022. With an original design reminiscent of the late Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is simply outstanding. easy to use and the addition of a stylus in the end is far from the word gadget.
Under the hood, we find the Exynos 2200 which is quite capable despite some inconveniences with play. In a fairly classic way for a Samsung phone, its screen is a little gem: big, bright, fluid, responsive, and perfectly calibrated, it offers a display that borders on perfection. There is nothing to say about the photo part, brought by the main sensor at 108 megapixels.
Launched at almost 1200 euros at the beginning of last year, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is currently on sale on Fnac, which offers you to save 200 euros. What one gets for 999 euros.
Google Pixel 6a
If you’re looking for a smartphone that’s simple and easy to use, good at taking photos, and inexpensive, then the Pixel 6a is for you. The user experience offered by Google on Android 12 is truly exemplary. Presence of all the Google services and features are there and using the Pixel 6a is a joy. Mainly because its compact and controlled design provides excellent grip.
In the photos section, Google also marks with a versatile photo block that shines in most situations, in portraits and at night. A real success that makes it one of the best photophones in its price category. A Full HD + OLED display at 60 Hz and a Google Tensor SoC complete the full complement of the well-stocked Pixel 6a.
During the sale, Fnac offers you to save 110 euros on the Google Pixel 6a, which will allow you to get it for 349 euros instead of 459 euros.
Released throughout last year, the Xiaomi 12 is a smartphone that relies on its small size to seduce. With a scale of almost 180 grams, it gives the impression of being light, even fragile (which is far from the case thanks to the presence of Gorilla Glass Victus). It also benefits from a somewhat pleasing design thanks to clean lines.
Powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, it offers decent performance although it tends to heat up quickly. On the display side, Xiaomi has installed a bright and contrasting panel that pleases the eye. As for the photo part, if it turns out to be efficient enough, it’s mainly thanks to the software part and its algorithms.
At the moment, and until the end of sales, the Xiaomi 12 is offered at 474 euros instead of 899 euros thanks to the promo code 25DES299.
Samsung Galaxy M32
If you are looking for a simple, no-frills and inexpensive smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy M32 is undoubtedly a great investment. This mid-range model features the Mediatek Helio G80 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM which gives it the right performance for its price placement.
The rear panel houses the photo block consisting of a 64 megapixel wide angle, 8 megapixel ultra wide angle, macro sensor and depth sensor. Enough to get a fairly flexible score. Lastly, it stands out with a 5000 mAh battery which provides good autonomy.
Driving on Cdiscount, you can find this Galaxy M32 for 199 euros instead of 309 euros in normal times.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Known for offering solid, high-performance and affordable smartphones, Xiaomi did not disappoint with its Redmi Note 10 Pro. Rather large, with a 6.67-inch 120Hz Super AMOLED panel, the Redmi Note 10 Pro also stands out thanks to its technical data sheet. Built around the Snapdargon 732G SoC, this allows it to benefit from solid performance in everyday tasks as well as in games.
Its 5020 mAh battery coupled with efficient fast charging provides excellent autonomy, even under rather intensive use. The Redmi Note 10 Pro also provides photos thanks to its highly efficient 108 megapixel sensor.
The last advantage of this smartphone: the price. Offered at launch for around 300 euros, currently it sells for 199 euros on Cdiscount, making it an excellent deal.
Winter sale: the best deals according to Frandroid
The Winter Sale officially starts on Wednesday 11 January 2023 at 8 am in France and will end on Tuesday 7 February at midnight. Until now, several merchants have withdrawn their best offers. Here are promotions that are worth your money.
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