discounts for Android, Google & Amazon users
After months of early deals and discounts, Cyber Monday is underway, and it may be your last opportunity to get some of these great gadgets at their lowest prices. What once was a single day of sales has exploded like The Thing and absorbed the weekend and Cyber Monday into a four-day, free-for-all for deals, discounts, and doorbusters. Now that Cyber Monday is here, you can save a lot of money on tech.
From the best Android phone deals to tablet bundles to every speaker and earbud sale you can imagine, we’ve rounded up the best Cyber Monday deals to pounce on right now. We’ve also got the history and insight around what deals are worth grabbing and which aren’t worth your money.
Samsung Galaxy S22
There are competing deals between Samsung and Amazon for the “baby” Galaxy S22 — or as I call it, “the only S22 that actually fits in your hand.” Samsung’s taking $75 off and offering up to $400 trade-in, while Amazon is taking up to $200 off the Galaxy S22 (except the Bora Purple, because cute tax) without any sort of trade-in. While the Ultra’s S-Pen tends to steal the limelight, the Galaxy S22 is a reasonable size, features the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and is one of the best phone deals of Cyber Monday.
Google Pixel 6a
If you need a new phone on a budget and don’t have a phone to trade-in, the Google Pixel 6a is just as powerful as the Google Pixel 6 but is actually more reliable and a better size! There’s no better phone for $300, but if you do have a phone to trade in, basically any flagship or mid-range phone made in the last 3-5 years can get you the 6a free or severely reduced in price.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 only offers a handful of upgrades over the Galaxy Watch 4, but the bigger battery and more durable Sapphire Crystal Glass will make it worthwhile for many looking for a new smartwatch this Cyber Monday. A guaranteed $75 minimum trade-in value — up to $150 with a recent Galaxy Watch — and a $50 discount mean you can pick up the Watch 5 for anywhere from $80 to $155 so long as you have any smartwatch to trade in any condition.
Acer Chromebook Spin 714
This is not only Acer’s best Chromebook; it’s one of the best Chromebooks you can buy today. For Cyber Monday, it’s back down to its lowest price ever. And if you didn’t pull the trigger on a Chromebook deal yet, this is the one to grab.
Google Nest Audio
Google’s smart speaker is half off if you want one, but being able to grab a stereo pair for $90 is pretty much unbeatable. I pulled the trigger on one of these myself already, and it’s been a wonderful music-serving companion as I crank through the rest of these deals. Also, remember that these come in five colors, so please grab Coral pink or Sky blue, like I did, to spice up your setup more than standard Chalk or Charcoal.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8
While Amazon’s Fire tablets may be ridiculously cheap, you get what you pay for. So, if you’re after an affordable but worthwhile tablet, grab the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, specifically the $200 128GB version. It comes with more RAM and a better processor, and it’s still less than the base 32GB model’s starting price. If you have an old Samsung phone or tablet to trade in, you can even drop the price down to $100, which is a way better bang for your buck than a Fire HD 10.
The best earbuds are back down to their best price yet, so if you want to tune out the world and find some solace in your Spotify shuffles, this is the time. I own these buds and use them whenever I leave the house. The ANC is a lifeline and the sound quality is impressive, especially when paired with an LDAC-supported device with Tidal, Amazon Music’s HiFi collection, or Deezer. Just be warned if you have small ears (like me), there may be some discomfort the first few days as your ears adjust to the size of these buds.
Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (5th Gen)
2 Free Philips Hue White Smart Bulbs
While $40 for the freshly-upgraded and also-works-as-an-Eero-extender Echo Dot with Clock is a sweet deal on its own, getting it with two free Philips Hue bulbs sweetens that pot considerably. The clock on this Echo Dot is useful because it can display timers, the weather, and even what song is playing, which is super helpful compared to the normal, LED display-less Echo Dot.
Google Pixel 7
While the Pixel 7 Pro is a great phone with a stupendous telephoto camera, but otherwise, it’s not really worth the extra $300, especially when Google is practically giving away the Pixel 7 today. The Pixel 7 is $100 off at the major retailers, but the Google Store is also offering enhanced trade-in that makes it surprisingly easy to get the Pixel 7 either free or for a heavily-discounted price. This is the phone I’m using right now today and I’m still firmly in love with it.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is over $400 off at Samsung and Best Buy, with both offering enhanced trade-ins to sweeten the pot even further. Best Buy is offering up to $900 trade-in, while Samsung is offering up to $1000 for the first trade-in device and up to another $470 on a second device. That’ll get the price down to $100 with the right phone.
Google Pixel 7 Pro
The Pixel 7 Pro is $150 off at most major retailers, but Best Buy and the Google Store both have enhanced trade-in deals that can help you get one for free or for a pittance. The larger of Google’s flagships, the Pixel 7 Pro features a 120Hz curved touchscreen, an improved telephoto lens that the normal Pixel 7 misses out on, and that striking Hazel colorway.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
If you still miss your Galaxy Note, you S Pen-obsessed geek, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is what the S Ultra series should’ve been the last four years. While this phone’s normal $1200 price tag can seem like a lot, it’s down to $900 for the next few hours, and both Samsung and Best Buy are offering generous trade-ins.
Samsung Galaxy A53
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is an excellent midrange phone with a great 120Hz display. And it’s on sale for $350, thanks to a $100 Cyber Monday discount.
Google’s Pixel 7 may have only been out for a month, but it’s down to $500. The Pixel 7 Pro is $150 off for a price tag of $750, though trade-in deals at the Google Store (and Best Buy, to a lesser degree) make it easy to grab one for $100 or less with a recent phone. If you were hoping for a dirt-cheap Pixel 6, those seem to have dried up for good outside random flash deals. But you can check out the Pixel 6a, which is down to $300 or free with most trade-ins.
Samsung has been quite liberal with deals on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy S22 Ultra this year, but this is the first time in a while the “baby” S22 has seen significant incentives, with $100 off plus up to $500 enhanced trade-in at Samsung — and up to $700 trade-in at Best Buy.
OnePlus has most of its recent phones on sale, from the OnePlus 9 series up to the OnePlus 10T and Nord N20 5G. The Nord N20 is especially nice, as it’s one of the best budget phones around and has seldom seen significant discounts since its launch this summer.
Tablets & Kindle
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
The entire Galaxy Tab S8 is discounted right now, but the Tab S8 Ultra’s got the deepest discounts — up to $200 off at Samsung and Best Buy. Samsung’s also offering up to $500 enhanced trade-in for trading in either a phone or a tablet, which can knock it down to $400.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage packs a powerful octa-core Snapdragon chipset, complemented by quad stereo speakers, a 7,040mAh battery, and a 10.5-inch 1200p display. With a sweet $130 discount, the tablet can be yours for just $200, an excellent deal.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
Much like the S20 FE and S21 FE, the Tab S7 FE brings a larger screen, a slightly more affordable chipset, and a propensity for discounts. Deals for the Tab S7 FE are frequent; right now, the 128GB model is $50 off at both Samsung and Best Buy. Samsung is sweetening the deal with a $200 guaranteed trade-in on any Galaxy device — although that seems to be misbehaving on Samsung’s site at the moment.
Amazon Fire 7 (2022)
$40 for a tablet goes beyond budget deals and straight into impulse-buy territory. $40 for a tablet that launched less than two months ago and finally got USB-C after years of being haunted by outdated micro-USB is phenomenal. Whether you want one for your kid to
break use before they learn to respect their toys or just need something for watching some videos and reading e-comics, the Fire 7 may not be a powerhouse, but it’s got you covered handily.
While deals on iPads are pretty much a given every Cyber Monday, deals on good Android tablets are much more varied. This year we got a new generation of Galaxy S8 tablets, which means this year’s Samsung tablet sales are poised to be quite diverse. We saw Samsung and Best Buy slash prices on the Galaxy Tab S8 line and the Galaxy Tab A8 (2021) in October sales, but deals on the Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Galaxy Tab A7 line have been cropping up, too.
Lenovo’s tablets are a bit of a mixed bag: the budget-minded models are seeing their average discounts, but if you want a P12 Pro, you’ll likely have to wait. We’ve yet to see any big discounts throughout the sales period — and even if we do, Samsung’s deals would likely undercut it.
And rounding out the bottom of the budget barrel, Amazon debuted new Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets this summer and fall, and the new Fire 7 is down to $40, which is impressive for a tablet that launched in September. Just make sure when looking at Fire tablet deals that you steer clear of any older-gen models. If it doesn’t have USB-C, you shouldn’t be buying it, budget or not.
Smartwatch & Fitness Trackers
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 only offers a handful of upgrades over the Galaxy Watch 4, but the bigger battery and more durable Sapphire Crystal Glass will make it worthwhile for many, especially once the Cyber Monday sales are in full swing. Enhanced trade-ins of up to $150 — a guaranteed $75 minimum trade-in value — and a $50 discount mean you can pick up the Watch 5 for anywhere from $80 to $155 so long as you have any smartwatch to trade in any condition.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is a beefier Galaxy Watch 5 with upgrades like a huge battery, a case made of titanium, and exclusive GPS-based workout features for cycling and hiking. It typically starts at $450, but you can get one for $400 right now.
Google Pixel Watch
The Google Pixel Watch gets its first discount for Cyber Monday, and $50 off still leaves it at a slight disadvantage against the Galaxy Watch 5 — in both price and reputation. But, if you’ve been as anxiously awaiting this watch as I have, we’ll take any discount we can. While there were a few bugs at launch, Google’s been quick to send out updates and improve the experience.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
While the Galaxy Watch 5 will undoubtedly see some discounts later this month, the watch to buy today is the Galaxy Watch 4. It has the same processor and almost all the same sensors, and you can get it for $170 at Samsung and Best Buy. However, Amazon’s got them beat with a $140 price tag right now. Given the Watch 4 is a year and a half old and seemingly discontinued, I don’t expect this to last through Cyber Monday, so buy it while it’s still in stock.
Fitbit Sense 2
The Fitbit Sense 2 is a good fitness tracker. It keeps tabs on every health metric you could ask for, it lasts up to a week on a single charge, and it looks nice doing it. While it’s not the lowest price it’s ever seen — there were a few blissful hours when Amazon accidentally dropped it to $80 — $200 is as good as it’s going to get for the next few months.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
Sharing most components with the newer Galaxy Watch 5, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is still an excellent smartwatch in 2022. This Cyber Monday deal makes it even more affordable for those who want something that can tell the time and then some: the Watch 4 Classic is way down to $149.
The Google Pixel Watch has finally gotten its first discount! $50 off means you can grab it for $300, but really, that just means it’s the price it should’ve launched at to begin with. The better deals are still definitely Samsung’s, as you can trade in any smartwatch in any condition and get $75 towards a Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 alongside the $50 Instant Rebate, bringing it to $155 or less if you have a newer watch from Samsung or Apple.
The Galaxy Watch 4 is down to $180 without a trade-in if you lack an old watch to swap. It has the same processor as the Galaxy Watch 5, so it’s just as powerful; it just doesn’t have quite the same battery life and the screen isn’t quite as tough.
Other watches to keep an eye on will be the Fossil Gen 6 family — which includes the Razer Watch and Skagen Falster Gen 6 — as they’re finally getting the Wear OS 3 update and are now a year old, so deeper discounts are all but guaranteed. Fitbit and Garmin will likely be running deals on most of their fitness trackers and smartwatches, but nothing will beat the few blessed hours when Amazon accidentally sold the new Fitbit Sense 2 for $80.
Earbuds & Audio Devices
The best earbuds on the market are back down to their lowest price ever, and if you need the best of both sound quality and ANC, none quite rival the Sony WF-1000XM4s. While their normal price is usually too much for the average consumer to pull the trigger on, $178 makes them a phenomenal value.
Anker Soundcore Space Q45
Phenomenal ANC makes the Anker Soundcore Space Q45 a perfect pair of headphones for those who frequently use their headphones in office spaces or air travel. At $100 this Cyber Monday, you’ll be hard-pressed to get ANC this good at this price elsewhere.
Google Pixel Buds Pro
The Pixel Buds Pro bring back the fully awesome gesture controls and wireless charging from the 2020 Pixel Buds while fixing the connectivity issues and adding ANC. Although the first fit might feel a bit odd to some, they’re easy to wear for hours on end. You can leave them in for the better part of a day and seldom get earbud fatigue. Some colors are getting back-ordered clear through December, and the Charcoal is sold out at Amazon — so if you want a pair, better buy now.
While these headphones are decent at their list price of $150, for $68 they are downright impressive. The ANC and sound quality won’t be quite as strong as the WH-1000XM4 or XM5, but it’s as good as it gets if you’re on a budget.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3
Ultimate Ears has stuck to an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality on the Wonderboom series. The Wonderboom 3 still features the same fun design while staying water-resistant, dustproof, and floatable, so you can keep the party going wherever life takes you. There is only one Achilles Heel to this iconic and well-loved speaker: it still uses micro-USB to charge because the company is lazy, cheap, or both.
This Sony speaker is pint-sized and powerful, and for Cyber Monday, you can get it for 40 bucks. With IP67 water and dust resistance, USB-C charging, and a range of fun, colorful finishes, the SRS-XB13 makes a great stocking stuffer (or a nice little treat for yourself).
JBL Charge 5
Customers won’t find much to complain about the JBL Charge 5 and its performance. Features like the 20-hour battery life and IP67-certified water/dust resistance make this the Bluetooth speaker to beat this Cyber Monday. Although it wasn’t too steeply priced at its original MSRP, a savings of $60 is hard to overlook.
Earbuds get sweet deals all year long, so it’s not really a question of “if” but “when.” Many popular models like the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have already been discounted down to less than $100, while premium models like the Pixel Buds Pro are $50 off right now for those seeking comfy buds with the best touch controls.
Our favorite earbuds around, the Sony WF-1000XM4, are back down to $178, and if you’ve been debating these babies, you better reach your conclusion soon. Once Tuesday, November 29 rolls around, we suspect the XM4s will snap right back to $280 and stay there for the next three-five months. The WF-CH710N are down to a wonderfully tidy price and both the WH-1000XM4 and XM5 headphones have deals active right now, as well as a deal on one of the best compact portable Bluetooth speakers around, the Sony SRS-XB13.
Jabra has brought back its standard deals, too, but I’m hoping those drop a bit more, especially for the older Elite 3 and Elite 4 Active.
Lenovo Duet 3
The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook gets you the best of both worlds — a fully-featured laptop OS but on a portable tablet. Apple iPads still wish they could do that. The best part is that you don’t have to pay any premium to get this; the Duet 3 Chromebook 128GB is available for merely $200, which is almost half its original price. This would be your best $200 spent this holiday season.
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 (Celeron N4020)
The Lenovo Flex 3 is a perineal Cyber Monday favorite. You get an 11.6-inch touchscreen, 64GB of internal storage for apps and media, and all-day battery life for rock-bottom prices. It’s not the most powerful Chromebook, but I’ve spent many an afternoon writing and people-watching with it. It’s also durable as heck to try and stand up to your kids. There are two flavors of Flex 3: this is the Intel Celeron-powered version, and it’s back down to $99.
HP Chromebook x360 14c
Almost half off one of HP’s most capable 2-in-1 Chromebooks is hard to pass up if you need a new daily driver laptop, as this has plenty of power thanks to its 11th Gen i3 and 8GB of RAM. The 14-inch touchscreen allows for better app interactions and the satisfaction of flicking through emails or social feeds with your fingers rather than the trackpad while you’re curled up on the couch.
Chromebook deals have already been out in force from the unbeatable $99 Lenovo Flex 3 to premium models like the ASUS Spin CX5, but most of the early deals sold out, and we’re finally getting new ones. The HP Dragonfly Elite Chromebook was up to $600 off at HP with a coupon code, but that’s expired for now. We’re watching for any doorbusters that might get it below $1000 at last.
Lenovo’s website has been cleaning house on its Chromebooks this fall, but models like Flex 5i, Flex 3, and the Duet line have all seen regular discounts and ample supply at Best Buy and Amazon. Even the ThinkPad C13 and C14 saw some early deals, but the C13 has sold out and the C14 has sold out of its ready-to-ship versions.
Outside the Chromebook Spin CX5, ASUS’s current Chromebook deals have mostly focused on older models like the C203, Flip 433, and Flip 434, which will stop getting updates in 2025 and 2026 respectively. Best Buy already sold out of most of its Flip C536 (aka the 2021 model of the CX5) models during clearance sales, but hopefully, more recent ASUS Chromebooks will see discounts as we approach the actual holiday.
Acer Chromebooks have seen ten kinds of deals, discounts, and clearance sales over the last three months, including $250 off the Acer Chromebook Spin 714, but that expired last weekend and we’ve been anxiously awaiting its return. These sales led to a number of Chromebooks we expect to see on sale this Cyber Monday selling out — such as the Acer Spin 713 (2021) — but there are still a fair few 2022 models getting discounts, like the Spin 514 (3H) and the older (1H), too.
Blink cameras are remarkably straightforward and user-friendly, which is the appeal of many of the best smart home devices. They’re also compact, which makes them easy to install and harder for intruders to detect. What’s more, the Blink Outdoor can stand up to all but the most extreme weather (and it still works great indoors). At $220, this 6-pack offer is practically a steal and all you need to get your whole home covered.
Ring Spotlight Cam Plus (Battery)
Most of Ring’s cameras are discounted, but Spotlight Plus is the one to grab. Both the Battery and the Wired versions of the Plus are seeing their first sale ever since being released in October. Color Night Vision lets you see what’s going on even before you (or a motion alert) trigger the brighter spotlights. For its first discount, 30% off is pretty sweet.
Google Nest Audio
Google’s most recent smart speaker is half off for a single speaker, but you can save an extra $10 on top of that when you buy a pair from the Google Store. I took advantage of this deal and bought one in Sky blue for my sunroom office, and it’s been a gem for setting alarms, listening to music, and keeping my spirits up all day.
Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (5th Gen)
2 Free Philips Hue White Smart Bulbs
$20 off the Echo Dot with Clock that debuted last month is cool, but do you know what’s really cool? Free Philips Hue bulbs on top of that $20 discount. These are White Philips Hue bulbs rather than White and Color, but they’ll still give you enough of a taste of automating and voice-controlling your lights and hopefully get you to invest and expand your collection the next time these bulbs go on sale. And as someone who has most of their apartment covered in Hue lights, I can say the color ones and their various scenes can be highly addictive.
Ring Video Doorbell Wired
Ring’s 2021 wired doorbell has a sweeter deal than its predecessor and makes it incredibly easy to thwart porch pirates and scare off solicitors — so long as your home already has the wires for it. $40 for package protection and peace of mind is almost too good to pass up.
Kasa Smart Plug KP200 In-Wall Outlet
Smart plugs you plug into existing outlets are fine when you’re first dipping your toes in the smart home pool, but long-term, why buy plugs when you can replace the whole outlet for a cleaner, simpler look? TP-Link Kasa makes one of the best, and it’s down to $23 at B and H, but Amazon also offers a $5 coupon to take it down to $18.
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Smart Light Bulb (3-pack)
I bought one of these packs last Cyber Monday to expand coverage of lovely RGB colors so that I could live under a blue/purple/teal paradise rather than under the harsh, cold white of a normal bulb. This three-pack gets them down to $30 a bulb, which is a great deal and thus why it’s temporarily out of stock at Amazon, though you can still place an order and get it once they get some more in.
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is lavishly expensive, but it’s also the most powerful and easiest-to-use robot vacuum we’ve ever tested. If you have a combination of hard flooring and carpet, it can clean it all, and you barely have to touch the robot. A $340 discount for Cyber Monday doesn’t make it affordable by any means, but if you were already thinking about picking one up, now’s a great time.
Yeedi Vac 2 Pro
The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro is a competent entry-level robot vacuum that offers some high-end features at a much lower price than the competition. Where many affordable robot vacuums just roll around randomly, the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro can actually create maps of your home to clean systematically. It’s usually $450, but you can grab one for $300 right now.
iRobot Roomba i7+ 7550 Robot Vacuum
The self-emptying Roomba i7+ robot vacuum can “hold up to 60 days of debris” in its base station, requiring less routine upkeep than many other robo-vacs. It also maps your space for more efficient cleaning. It’s been selling for about $800 for most of the year, but it’s down to $500 for Cyber Monday.
Ring Alarm 5-Piece Kit (2nd Gen)
The Ring Alarm is undeniably one of the best smart alarm systems around. It’s priced fairly and easy to use. It’s also seamless to set up, thanks to clever engineering with pre-paired products and a smart installation method that makes the sensors easy to place wherever you want in just a few minutes. The five-piece kit typically retails for $200, but it’s $130 this Cyber Monday. That’s not as good a discount as we saw last year, but it’s close.
Smartmi Air Purifier
The Smartmi Air Purifier can purportedly clean the air in rooms up to 517 square feet in 26 minutes — a figure that’s as impressive as it is specific. You can control it remotely using its dedicated app, the Google Assistant, or Alexa. Normally $220, it’s half off on Amazon when you clip the on-page coupon.
From Google’s Nest smart speakers to Philips Hue light bulbs to TP Kasa smart plugs and beyond, just about every smart home device you can imagine is already seeing some kind of discount — except for the latest Nest Wired Doorbell and Nest Wifi Pro, which came out last month. Amazon’s already got the Echo down to half off, and the entire, just-launched Echo Dot 5th Gen series is discounted — and bundled with free smart lights, too.
For smart light brands like Philips Hue, Govee, and more, as well as smart plugs and connected devices like smart air purifiers and smart coffee makers, the discounts are finally heating up, especially for the normally overprice Hue bulbs.
Of course, if there’s only one smart home deal you take advantage of this Cyber Monday— and you’re a Google Assistant household rather than Alexa — make it Google Store’s 2 Nest Audio for $90; it’s just too good to pass up, though $50 for one is still a great deal if you don’t need a stereo pair.