It’s a great week to be an Amazon Prime member. With Prime Day discounts on July 11 and 12, you can pocket hundreds of Dirhams in savings across a whole slew of products. But we know you might be waiting for a price drop on some of the bigger, more expensive items on your shopping list – a television or a smartphone, for instance. We’ve got some great options for you! We scoured through Amazon to find the best electronics deals for Prime Day, and came up with a fantastic list. Don't forget to check out our favourite deals from Amazon's home and kitchen appliances sale, too.
Those with a MasterCard credit or debit card can use the code 'MC10' to get 10 per cent off this Prime Day; ADCB X MasterCard users get 20 per cent off with the code 'ADCB20', too. Hurry! These limited-time deals last until July 12. Get your favourite device delivered to you as early as tomorrow.
1. Best Television Deal: Sony BRAVIA OLED TV (55-Inch)
- Slim, sleek design
- Cutting-edge OLED technology
- Works with Apple AirPlay and HomeKit
- Excellent Google TV interface
- Motion performance is unimpressive
Although this Sony BRAVIA OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TV was first launched in 2021, it’s still a top contender among 55-inch options. First, there’s no doubt it’s a high-end device - as part of Sony’s premium BRAVIA 4K OLED line-up, it’s an excellent all-rounder, with plenty of features, and stunning picture quality. The OLED panel is capable of producing deep, inky blacks, with a near-infinite contrast ratio - so anything you watch on the screen will appear incredibly vivid, sharp and clear. Gamers will also appreciate the device’s rapid response time for smooth motion - there’s no distracting blur trail behind fast-moving objects - and it supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for 4K at 120Hz gaming. The TV is super-slim, and can be positioned in three ways: on the wall, on a stand or with a soundbar. Get it while it’s discounted, and check out other 55-inch TV options, too!
Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh300.83 for 12 months with select banks.
2. Best Earphones Deal: SoundPEATS Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds Capsule3 Pro
- Impressive noise cancellation feature
- Excellent audio quality
- Functional design
- Useful Transparency Mode and Game Mode features
- Portable charging case included
- Case is a bit bulky, say reviewers
Enjoy the clear acoustics of high-fidelity sound with SoundPEATS’ Capsule3 Pro wireless earphones. The earbuds are equipped with hybrid active noise-cancelling technology, which means they can dramatically reduce surrounding sounds - by as much as 90 per cent - so that you’re completely tuned into your music or podcast. Each earbud has three built-in microphones, so call quality is clear and crisp. If you’d prefer communicating with people around you or want to be aware of your surroundings as you walk around the mall, you can switch to Transparency Mode. There’s also a useful Game Mode option for people who want to completely immerse themselves in their video gaming experience. Check out other wireless earphones.
3. Best Laptop Deal: Acer Nitro 5 AN515 Gaming Notebook
- Excellent graphics performance
- Loud, clear audio
- Spacious, enjoyable keyboard
- Lots of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 6
- Lacklustre design
- Short battery life
If you’re looking for value for money, Acer Nitro 5 may be the perfect gaming laptop for you. The 15.6-inch Acer laptop combines a 10th-generation Intel Core i7 with a 4GB Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics chip, and 16GB of RAM. Gameplay is smooth and blur-free thanks to its 144Hz refresh rate and three-millisecond response time. The laptop incorporates CoolBoost technology to increase fan speed by 10 per cent and keep the device cool as you play intense games that push the frames to their max. And that’s not all – thrown in with the laptop is a free Acer accessory bundle, which includes a Nitro gaming mouse, Nitro gaming headset and Nitro mousepad. Now that’s a deal you shouldn’t resist! Check out other gaming laptops, too.
Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh274.83 for 12 months with select banks. You can also trade in your old laptop and get up to Dh4,000 for your old device.
4. Best Home Electronics Deal: iRobot Roomba Combo j7+ Robot Vacuum and Mop
- Mops and cleans at the same time
- Excellent obstacle detection
- Intuitive mobile app
- Works great with both tiled floors and carpets
- Reviewers say it sometimes misses clean-up in corners and niches
You don’t have to micro-manage the iRobot Roomba j7+. It knows exactly what to do and where to go, thanks to its four-stage cleaning system. The device uses a combination of efficient cleaning modes to leave the house spotless: an edge-sweeping brush, dual multi-surface rubber brushes, power-lifting suction and a retractable mop. Reviewers say the Roomba j7+ knows not to mop on rugs and carpets - it immediately retracts its mop pad when it senses the area. Pet owners add that the robot vacuum offers excellent results getting rid of fur on carpets and tiled floors. Most importantly, reviewers say its mop function is excellent, too - a factor that’s often lacking in most robot mops. The only area where it has subpar results is in corners - the device’s round form factor is unable to catch all the dirt. Still, overall, it’s a powerful little helper around the house. Check out other robot vacuums and robot mops, too.
Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh294.08 for 12 months with select banks.
5. Best Smartphone Deal: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G Dual SIM, Phantom Black
- Top-notch camera system
- Smoother S Pen performance
- Bright, vivid display
- Powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset
- Excellent battery life
- No upgrade in charging speed
- Curved display can be distracting
The Galaxy S23 Ultra takes Samsung’s flagship phone to the next level. It’s one of the best camera phones available right now. The S23 Ultra has done away with its primary 108MP resolution sensor from previous versions, and replaced it with a whopping 200MP main camera. This translates to consistent quality, when you’re taking pictures, along with higher contrast and a more stylised approach to colours. Its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip delivers fast graphics performance, and its display is optimised for S Pen use. Despite its delicate curved edge, the phone is built to be tougher, thanks to Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which protects both the front and rear of the phone from scratches and drops. Overall, it’s an excellent phone, so snag it while it’s on sale. Check out other smartphones.
Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh275.17 for 12 months with select banks.
Warranty: The seller provides one-year warranty.
6. Best Smart Home Deal: Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) Charcoal Bundle with Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen)
- Includes video doorbell and smart speaker
- Easy set-up and controls
- Great audio quality relative to its size
- Has privacy protection
- Echo Show 8 design may seem bulky
On Prime Day, the Echo Show 8 comes bundled with the Ring Video Doorbell - it’s the perfect way to integrate your home into a smart system that lets you check who’s at the door, speak to them via two-way talk, and monitor your home. Let Alexa be your assistant – use the Echo Show 8 for hands-free, voice-controlled commands for your daily routines. With Arabic language capabilities, Alexa can also help you turn on lights and plugs, and adjust the thermostat. Sync her up with other devices and control your entire smart home with just your voice. The device has four mics so it hears you even in noisy environments. And when you’d rather not be heard, Echo comes with a ‘Microphone Off’ facility that gives you peace of mind and complete privacy. There are three colours to choose from, and you could also consider other smart speakers for your home.
7. Best Charging Station Deal: Belkin 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station
- Charges three devices simultaneously
- Case compatible charge (up to 3mm thick)
- Includes manufacturer warranty
- Only compatible with Apple devices
Charge all three Apple devices you use regularly – the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods case – in one go, with this impressive Belkin multi-purpose dock. Reviewers love its sleek design: the stand is a classic black colour and accommodates all three devices seamlessly. The station is optimised for Apple products – while the iPhone charges at 7.5W, the Apple Watch and AirPods charge at 5W, respectively. The device works with the latest iPhone models, as well as earlier models, along with Apple Watch 8 and the new AirPods. You can also pick up the charging station in white. Check out other wireless chargers here.
8. Best Bluetooth Speaker Deal: Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Speaker, Black
- Can be propped horizontally or vertically
- Impressive sound quality
- Waterproof and dust-proof
- Excellent battery life
- No audio input
- Uses Bluetooth 4.2 instead of 5.1
Living up to its hype, Bose SoundLink Flex packs powerful sound in its compact frame. This portable speaker is rated IP67 dust- and waterproof. It also floats, so you don’t have to panic if you drop it in the pool or another body of water. Reviewers mention that despite featuring older Bluetooth 4.2 technology, it doesn’t create any problems with connectivity. But if you’re looking to pair with it at an extended range, you might face issues - this device has a standard range of 10m. Also, do note that you cannot connect an audio device to it via an auxiliary cable - it’s purely a Bluetooth speaker. Still, with a solid 12-hour battery life, and clear, good-quality sound, it’s a good buy - and a great deal on Prime Day. Check out other Bluetooth speakers, as well.
9. Best Smartwatch Deal: SoundPEATS Watch 3
- Excellent fitness tracking
- IP68 waterproof rating
- Features over 70 sports modes
- Monitors blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, sleep and more
- Supports Arabic
- Battery drains quickly, reviewers say
If you want your smartwatch to double as a fitness tracker, SoundPEATS’ Watch 3 won’t disappoint. It supports over 70 sports modes, so you can gain insight into specific exercise data. The device’s advanced sensors measure your blood oxygen levels, along with your heart rate, sleep, and women’s menstrual cycles. It will even remind you when you’ve been sitting for too long and encourage you to stay active. Reviewers like that there are plenty of watch face options to choose from, and the screen is large, with easy-to-read notifications. Arabic speakers can change language settings and stay up to speed with texts and emails, as well. Check out other smartwatches.
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