Best Buy Prime Day deals 2023: recap

Best Buy Prime Day deals 2023: recap
This October, Best Buy threw its own Amazon Prime Day-like deals event, naming it the Samsung Savings Event. As you might expect, it was mainly focused on super-hot deals on Galaxy devices.

So, during Best Buy's Prime Day 2, we saw amazing Prime Day Phone Deals, as well as some truly smashing Prime Day smartwatch deals. As usual, the virtual space was oozing with epic Prime Day in October headphones deals shoppers could take advantage of, too.

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Best Buy October Prime Day Phone Deals


Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
7.5

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra


The Good

  • Battery life is great, big improvement from predecessor
  • New Snapdragon chip is the best one in years
  • Design is improved, feels more ergonomic
  • Screen is less curved and gets very dim (perfect for night time use)
  • Camera improvements are there, but not quite huge
  • Loudspeakers sound much better now
  • You get double the storage (256GB) at base model

The Bad

  • Base model still only has 8GB RAM
  • Charging speeds have not improved
  • Haptics are still not as good as rivals
  • Camera system hasn't improved as much as hoped for
  • Expensive if you buy at full price

This October, Best Buy allowed shoppers to get the latest Galaxy S23 Ultra at up to $500 off with a suitable trade-in. As if the discount wasn't enough, the merchant also threw in a $200 eGift card to sweeten the pot. 

Samsung Galaxy S23+
6.8

Samsung Galaxy S23+


The Good

  • Superb performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Super-bright and vivid display
  • Improved camera image quality
  • Excellent selfie camera
  • Friendly and ergonomic design
  • Superb video stabilization

The Bad

  • Display isn't as accurate as previous Galaxy flagships
  • Lots of storage reserved by the system
  • Boring color options

Of course, it wasn't just the top-end flagship phone that got its price tag heavily reduced during this October's shopping event. The middle child of the S23 Family also went on sale at Best Buy. This smartphone was retailing at the same maximum $500 trade-in discount, plus a $150 gift card. Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 5 was retailing at $300 off without any trade-ins.

Best Buy Prime Day in October Tablet Deals


Things were equally exciting for people who wanted a new Galaxy tablet at a bargain price this October. Best Buy offered multiple Samsung slates at deeply reduced prices. From Galaxy Tab S9 family members to more affordable tablets from the Galaxy Tab A series, there was something for every budget. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
8.5

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+


The Good

  • Large and vivid AMOLED screen
  • Superb performance
  • Great battery life
  • Functional interface and S Pen
  • Cellular version available

The Bad

  • Bad haptic feedback
  • Loudspeakers could have been better
  • Camera is mostly average

This October, the merchant slashed $120 off the 512GB Galaxy Tab S9+ price tag, landing it at a more bearable price. What's more, we saw the vanilla Tab S9 sporting the same price cut. Those who weren't looking for the latest and greatest of Samsung's tablet innovations could opt for a model from last year's series. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
9.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra


The Good

  • Premium, sturdy build
  • Great front cameras and mic
  • Huge, beautiful AMOLED display
  • S Pen stylus included
  • Samsung DeX
  • Has a vibration motor
  • MicroSD card slot for expandable storage, up to 1 TB

The Bad

  • With bezels that slim accidental touches are a problem
  • Disappointing rear cameras
  • Expensive accessories
  • No charger in the box

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra also got its price tag reduced heavily. During the shopping event, Best Buy allowed shoppers to save a whopping $300 on this fantastic slate. As for models from the Galaxy A Series, we saw the Tab A7 Lite and the Tab A8 at $30-$60 off.

Best Buy Prime Day in October Smartwatch and Headphones Deals


The October shopping spree brought some amazing deals on smartwatches and headphones by Samsung, too. We saw all the coolest wearables and audio accessories at discounted prices. 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic (47mm)
8.5

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic (47mm)


The Good

  • Superb design with a rotating bezel
  • Large and bright display
  • Very decent battery life
  • Excellent value
  • Lots of features and functionalities

The Bad

  • Some of its best features are limited to Galaxy devices
  • New latch mechanism is too stiff, bands are a bit hard to swap
  • A bit too big and heavy, not comfortable to wear at night

The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic could be yours at a $30 cheaper price, while older models boasted even bigger discounts. For instance, prices for the old but gold Galaxy Watch 4 Classic went down by $100, while the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro was available at $80 off. That's decidedly a good deal, given that the wearable delivers stellar battery life.

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As mentioned, some of Samsung's most popular headphones also went on sale at this year's event. For instance, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are up to $140 off with a trade-in, whereas the Galaxy Buds 2 were about $60 off.

What types of tech products can I expect to find on sale during Best Buy's Prime Day sales?


The short answer is that you can expect discounts across any and every tech category you can think of. As you can see in this article, there are deals on smartphones, tablets, wearables and headphones. Additionally, there are discounts on laptops, speakers and virtually every piece of hardware under the sun. Typically, there are no devices spared in the shopping fiasco.

Which smartphone brands are expected to get discounts on Best Buy Prime Day?


Based on past Prime Day events, we can comfortably testify to the fact that there are price cuts on devices from almost every manufacturer, including high-profile ones like Google, Samsung, Motorola, and OnePlus, every year. It should be noted that the prices of Apple’s iPhones remain relatively impervious to shopping events. Discounts on the iPhone 15 lineup are not entirely impossible, but they will be comparatively much more modest (if they take place at all).

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