Cell phones and smartphones
The best, brightest, and baddest communication machines you can slip into your pocket, ripe for your gift-giving pickin'.
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Supersave me: If you're thinking about purchasing a smartphone for the holidays, here are a few standouts that won't break the bank.
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Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Aug 27, 2014
Refurb Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7" Android Tablet for $110 + free shipping
Driven GPS via eBay offers the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 8GB 7" Android Tablet in White (pictured) or Gray, model no. SM-T110NDWAXAR, for $109.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb now by $30, although we saw one for $20 less in June. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 7" 1024x600 touchscreen LCD, 8GB internal memory, 802.11n wireless, 2-megapixel rear camera, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, and Google Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean).
Note: A 90 day warranty is supplied, but it's unclear who backs it.
Igloo 7.2-Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer for $159 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Igloo 7.2-Cubic Foot Chest Freezer in Seashell White, model no. FRF472, for $159.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $40. It features scratch-resistant cabinet, removable basket, and defrost drain.
The Book of Unwritten Tales at Green Man Gaming: 90% off + extra 20% off
Green Man Gaming takes 90% off a selection of The Book of Unwritten Tales game downloads for Windows and Mac, as listed below. Even better, cut an extra 20% off via coupon code "Z4364W-7MR5WA-N5BCOO". The deals, with prices after coupon:
- The Book of Unwritten Tales: Standard Edition for Mac for $1.60 (low by $18)
- The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles for Mac for $1.60 (low by $18)
- The Book of Unwritten Tales: Deluxe Edition for PC for $2 (low by $23)
- The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles Deluxe Edition for PC for $2 (low by $23)
- The Book of Unwritten Tales: Complete Bundle for PC for $3.20 (pictured, low by $47)
HP EliteBook Haswell i5 Dual 1.9GHz 16" Laptop for $1,050 + free shipping
ANTOnline offers the HP EliteBook 850 Intel Haswell Core i5 Dual 1.9GHz 15.6" Laptop, model no. E3W18UT#ABA, for $1,049.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $54. Features include an Intel Core i5-4300U 1.9GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, webcam, 802.11n wireless, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, 3-cell battery, and Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Deal ends August 29.
Toshiba Intel Dual Core 2.16GHz 16" Laptop for $200 + free shipping
Toshiba via eBay offers the Toshiba C55-B5299 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 15.6" Laptop, model no. PSCMLU-02801M, for $199.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $50 and the best shipped price we've seen. (It was $3 less via pickup at Fry's three weeks ago.) Features include an Intel Bay Trail Celeron N2830 2.16GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 500GB SATA, 802.11n wireless, webcam, and Windows 8.1 with Bing.
Refurb Vizio 32" 720p E-Series LED LCD Smart TV for $180 + free shipping
Divvy Electronics via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Vizio 32" 720p E-Series LED LCD Smart TV, model no. E320i-B0, for $179.99 with free shipping. That's $10 under the lowest total price we could find for a refurb elsewhere and $70 under the best price for a new unit. It features a 720p resolution, LED backlight, WiFi, Vizio Internet Apps (including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more), USB, and two HDMI inputs. A 90-day Vizio warranty applies.
Used Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7" 8GB Android Tablet for $100 + $5 s&h
As one of its daily deals, CowBoom offers the used Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8GB 7" Android Tablet in Black, model no. SM-T210RMKYXAR, for $99.99 plus $5 for shipping. That's the best price we've seen for this tablet and $30 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 7" 1024x600 touchscreen LCD, 8GB internal memory, 802.11n wireless, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 3-megapixel rear camera, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, and Google Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean). A 90-day Samsung warranty applies. Deal ends today.
No warranty information is provided, and this item may have minor scratches and/or be missing accessories.
Refurb Kyocera Hydro Prepaid Android Phone for $13 + free shipping
Boost Mobile offers the refurbished Kyocera Hydro Waterproof 3G Android Smartphone for Boost Mobile in Black, model no. C5170, for $14.99. Coupon code "CPORMN10" cuts it to $13.49. With free shipping, that's $2 under last week's mention and $16 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit elsewhere. (However, we saw it new for $4 less in March.) This phone is purported to be waterproof in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes and features a 3.5" HVGA IPS touchscreen, 1GHz single-core processor, microSD card slot (2GB microSD card included), 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth, GPS, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Note: Although Boost Mobile describes this phone as having a dual-core processor, it is actually a single-core CPU. No warranty is provided, but Boost Mobile does offer a 14-day satisfaction guarantee.
Storebound Dash Citrus Press for $17 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the Storebound Dash Citrus Press for $16.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $6. It features a stainless steel design and automatic on/off function.
Refurb Toshiba i7 Dual 16" 1080p Touch Laptop for $525 + free shipping
Toshiba via eBay offers the factory-refurbished 5.3-lb. Toshiba P55T-A5118 Satellite Intel Haswell Core i7 1.8GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. PSPMJU-07102JB, for $524.54 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from three days ago, since expired, as the lowest total price we've seen for any Toshiba i7 1080p touchscreen laptop. It features an Intel Haswell Core i7-4500U 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, media card reader, USB 3.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. A 90-day Toshiba warranty applies.