Winter sale 2023: the best deals on the best Android and iPhone smartphones

Selection was renewed on January 12, 2023 with new offers from Amazon, very aggressive at the start of the winter 2023 sale.

Until February 7, several brands presented more or less attractive discounts on a large number of smartphones during the winter sale. And this year again, there’s something for everyone and for every budget. If you want to start the year with a new model, take advantage of one of the great plans we have selected right away.

Winter smartphone sales: the crème de la crème

On Samsung:

Samsung Galaxy M23 128 GB 5G for €199 instead of €299 at Cdiscount

Samsung Galaxy M23 5G

The Samsung Galaxy M23 5G is one of the cheapest 5G capable smartphones out there. It offers a large screen, offers decent performance and has a triple rear photo sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 128 GB 5G for €449 instead of €659 at Cdiscount

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (5G) retails for a bit more than the 4G version by Samsung, but this is the price to pay to take advantage of 5G as the name suggests. We also note the presence of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor instead of the Exynos 990. But in general, these two models offer the same performance. It benefits from a 120 Hz Super AMOLED display and a 4500 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 128GB 5G for €949.99 instead of €1259 on Amazon

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is largely an iterative update to the S21 Ultra, but it’s wrapped in a Galaxy Note-inspired chassis. It has the standard updates expected in next-generation smartphones – such as the latest processor – but is otherwise very similar. It seems like the update is really aimed at Galaxy Note fans, especially those who may have ditched the Note 20 Ultra and want to upgrade a phone released more than two years ago.

At Apple:

Apple iPhone 13 128 GB for €849 instead of €909 on Amazon

The iPhone 13 is Apple’s most balanced formula like last year’s iPhone 12. The new model monopolizes the strengths of its predecessor while featuring slightly more serious autonomy. We can regret the deadlock created at the reserved 120 Hz refresh rate for the Pro model, but Apple offers excellent picture quality at 60 Hz. This year again, the iPhone is a must-have for every consumer looking for a well-rounded, high-end smartphone.

Apple iPhone 13 mini 128 GB for €759 instead of €809 on Amazon

iPhone 13 mini retains the best of its predecessors and adds a few ingredients to a proven recipe. So we got a powerful compact smartphone with an excellent screen, an effective photo section and increased autonomy. But if you have an iPhone 12 mini, the slight differences between the two models are not enough motivation to buy.

Apple iPhone 14 128 GB for €939 instead of €1019 on Amazon

Standard updates like the iPhone 14 are for people who just want the new iPhone to replace the old model. While the new iPhone Pro has the most prominent new features, the iPhone 14 isn’t essential. But it’s a very familiar smartphone that most users will unanimously accept.

On Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 4 + 128 GB for €186 instead of €229 at Cdiscount

OLED display and 90 Hz, excellent battery life and even better performance, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 does almost everything like its big brother and therefore has an argument for being a benchmark in the sub-€200 smartphone segment. But the Chinese manufacturer may suffer from cannibalization between the old and the new generation since the Redmi Note 10 Pro, launched last year at a price of € 299, incorporates more premium characteristics.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 4 + 128 GB for €199 instead of €329 at Cdiscount

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro has almost everything to please: a good AMOLED screen and 120 Hz for an ultra-smooth experience, technical configurations that work, effective photo sections even in low light thanks to its excellent main sensor and night mode, battery life interesting, and very fast charging. The smartphone isn’t 5G compatible but at this price, it’s hard to hold against it.

At Oppo:

Oppo Find X5 Pro 12 + 256 GB 5G for €899 instead of €999 on Amazon

From its great design to its amazing screen and rugged camera, the Oppo flagship has something to woo.

Oppo Find X5 Lite 8 + 256 GB 5G for €399 instead of €499 on Amazon

Oppo Find X5 Lite

Oppo Find X5 Lite is a full-fledged mid-range smartphone, which offers solid autonomy with fast charging and a very good wide-angle daylight module.

On Google:

Google Pixel 7 costs €599 instead of €649 on Amazon

The Pixel 7 is a continuation of the Pixel 6, offering a combination of useful features, solid photo technology and a decent price. It comes after Google tried several different strategies to make its Pixel phones stand out over the past few years.

Google Pixel 7 Pro costs €799 instead of €899 on Amazon

The Pixel 7 Pro may not have the same feel as last year’s Pixel 6 Pro, but it still has some significant improvements. The €250 surcharge that the Pro charges on the Pixel 7 is maintained with a 48-megapixel telephoto lens, as well as a large screen.

The Google Pixel 6a costs €343 instead of €459 on Amazon

Generation after generation, Google perfected its recipe for the high-end smartphone slump. The inevitable compromises that have been made to make the Pixel 6a more affordable than its big brother are anything but deal breaker. The completion rate is very good, and so is the performance. The main technical advantages and features that make the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro so powerful, we think in particular photos, autonomy and the first Android update, are there. The best choice at this price.


We’ve identified the best products, frequently tested and/or appreciated by CNET France’s editorial staff, and determined which are the cheapest. Be aware that traders tend to price match. As always with our shopping and product selections, you’ll be able to view merchant offers via our real-time pricing tables and read product tests to ensure you make the right choice.

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