Weekly deals roundup: Black Friday bonanza hits the iPad 10, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, and many more

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Weekly deals roundup: Black Friday bonanza hits the iPad 10, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, and many more
If it feels like this holiday shopping season has been going on for an eternity with no end in sight, that's... obviously not factually correct, but it's also not far from the (perceived) truth of a lot of our friends and readers. The Black Friday "brand" has clearly been diluted and bent out of its original definition, lasting for several days or even weeks this year at most major US retailers and carriers rather than just 24 or 48 hours.

But technically, today isBlack Friday 2023, and if you've managed to show the inhuman patience necessary to hold off on (most of) your Christmas purchases all this time, we're here to guide you towards the best buying decisions and the wisest ways to spend your hard-earned money for yourselves and all of your loved ones.

It's certainly not going to be easy to choose the best phone, tablet, smartwatch, or headphones for your taste and budget from the lists below, as it was not easy to put together these lists and handpick just the items that offer the greatest bang for your buck right now among so... many... different products available at deep discounts. But let's not waste any more time and get on with it:

Check out the top 3 ultimate Black Friday 2023 bargains! 

Apple iPad (2022)

Wi-Fi Only, 10.9-Inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD Screen with 2360 x 1640 Pixel Resolution, Apple A14 Bionic Processor, 64GB Storage, 12MP Rear-Facing Camera, 12MP Front-Facing Camera, Top-Mounted Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type-C Port, Multiple Color Options

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

Wi-Fi Only, 128GB Storage, 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Processor, 14.6-Inch Super AMOLED Display with 2960 x 1848 Pixel Resolution and 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, 13 + 6MP Dual Rear-Facing Camera System, 12 + 12MP Dual Front-Facing Cameras, 11,200mAh Battery with 45W Charging Support, Graphite Color, S Pen Included
$699 99
$1099 99
Buy at BestBuy

Google Pixel 8 Pro

5G, Unlocked, 128GB Storage, 12GB RAM, Google Tensor G3 Processor, Android 14, 6.7-Inch LTPO OLED Screen with 2992 x 1344 Pixel Resolution and 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, 50 + 48 + 48MP Triple Rear-Facing Camera System, 5,000mAh Battery with 30W Wired and 23W Wireless Charging Support, Temperature Sensor, Multiple Color Options

Do these deals happen to feel familiar? That's probably because they're not entirely new, each kicking off at a different point in the recent lead-up to the year's busiest shopping day. But the cheaper-than-ever 2022-released iPad 10 is as attractive today as it was last week, the Pixel 8 Pro remains one of the best Android phones with one of the greatest value propositions of this extended Black Friday season, while the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is undeniably still affordable enough to eclipse both Samsung's Tab S9 family and Apple's 2022-released iPad Pro duo.

So many awesome phones at such amazing prices!

TCL ION V 2023

Unlocked, 4G LTE, 32GB Storage, 3GB RAM, Android 13, Octa-Core MediaTek 6762V Processor, 6-Inch Screen with 1440 x 720 Pixel Resolution, 8MP Rear-Facing Camera, 5MP Front-Facing Camera, 3,000mAh Battery with 10W Charging Support, US Version, Space Black Color

Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2023)

Unlocked, 256GB Storage, 6GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Processor, 6.6-Inch IPS LCD Screen with 2400 x 1080 Pixel Resolution and 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, 50 + 8MP Dual Rear-Facing Camera System, 5,000mAh Battery with 20W Charging Support, Android 13, Two Color Options, Stylus Included
$224 99
$399 99
Buy at Motorola

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G

Unlocked, 128GB Storage, 6GB RAM, Exynos 1380 Processor, 6.4-Inch Super AMOLED Display with 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, IP67 Water and Dust Resistance, 5,000mAh Battery with 25W Charging Support, 50 + 12 + 5MP Triple Rear-Facing Camera System, 32MP Front-Facing Shooter, Black and Violet Color Options

Motorola ThinkPhone

5G, Unlocked, 256GB Storage, 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Processor, Android 13, 6.6-Inch P-OLED Display with 144Hz Refresh Rate Technology, IP68 Water and Dust Resistant, MIL STD 810H-Tested for Durability, 50 + 13 + 2MP Triple Rear-Facing Camera System, 32MP Selfie Shooter, 5,000mAh Battery with 68W Wired and 15W Wireless Charging Support, Volcanic Gray Color
$359 99
$699 99
Buy at Motorola

Google Pixel 7a

5G, Unlocked, 128GB Storage, 8GB RAM, Android 13, Google Tensor G2 Processor, 6.1-Inch OLED Display with 2400 x 1080 Pixel Resolution and 90Hz Refresh Rate Technology, 64 + 13MP Dual Rear-Facing Camera System, 13MP Selfie Shooter, 4,385mAh Battery with 18W Charging Capabilities, Multiple Color Options

Samsung Galaxy S23 FE

5G, Unlocked, 128GB Storage, 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Processor, Android 13 with One UI 5.1, 6.4-Inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with 2340 x 1080 Pixel Resolution and 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, 50 + 8 + 12MP Triple Rear-Facing Camera System, 10MP Selfie Shooter, 4,500mAh Battery with 25W Charging Capabilities, Two Color Options

Motorola Edge+ (2023)

5G, Unlocked, 512GB Storage, 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Processor, 6.67-Inch OLED Display with 2400 x 1080 Pixel Resolution and 165Hz Refresh Rate Technology, 50 + 12 + 50MP Triple Rear-Facing Camera System, 60MP Selfie Shooter, 5,100mAh Battery with 68W Wired and 15W Wireless Charging Capabilities, Interstellar Black Color
$539 99
$799 99
Buy at Motorola

Google Pixel 8

5G, Unlocked, 128GB Storage, 8GB RAM, Google Tensor G3 Processor, Android 14, 6.2-Inch OLED Screen with 2400 x 1080 Pixel Resolution and 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, 50 + 12MP Dual Rear-Facing Camera System, 4,575mAh Battery with 27W Wired and 18W Wireless Charging Support, Multiple Color Options

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

5G, Unlocked, 256GB Storage, 12GB RAM, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Processor, 6.8-Inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, 200 + 10 + 10 + 12MP Quad Rear-Facing Camera System, 5,000mAh Battery with 45W Charging Support, S Pen Included, Multiple Color Options

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

5G, Unlocked, 256GB Storage, 12GB RAM, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Processor, 7.6-Inch Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with 2176 x 1812 Pixel Resolution and 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, 6.2-Inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Cover Screen with 2316 x 904 Pixel Resolution and 120Hz Refresh Rate Support, 50 + 10 + 12MP Triple Rear-Facing Camera System, 10MP Cover Camera, 4MP Under-Display Shooter, 4,400mAh Battery with 25W Charging Capabilities, Multiple Color Options

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Care for an alternative to the aforementioned stock Android-running Pixel 8 Pro powerhouse? How about ten of them ranging in price from ridiculously affordable to ultra-affordable to just affordable to not-that-expensive?

Some of these offers are new or recently improved, mind you, while others are roughly as old as the top three from above, but every single one of them is likely to put a big smile on the face of a different holiday shopper. Our lengthy list in this category starts with probably the cheapest unlocked handset that currently runs Android 13 in the US and ends with arguably the best foldable money can buy at its lowest ever price.

In between those two stations, you have everything from a pen-wielding mid-ranger available at a fraction of the Galaxy S23 Ultra's price to the deeply discounted S23 Ultra itself and everything from a crazy cheap business-friendly model with a rugged design to an extremely affordable new member of the Galaxy S23 family with a slightly outdated high-end processor. So many options, so little money to spend, so many other sections to consider below.

Tablet deals and steals for everyone!

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Wi-Fi Only, 32GB Storage, 3GB RAM, MediaTek Helio P22T Processor, Android 13, 8.7-Inch Screen with 1340 x 800 Pixel Resolution, Metal Frame, 8MP Rear Camera, 2MP Front Camera, 5,100mAh Battery with 15W Charging Capabilities, Dark Gray and Silver Color Options

Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)

11.5-Inch Tablet with Android 12L, IPS Touchscreen with 2000 x 1200 Pixel Resolution, Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G99 Processor, 128GB Storage, 4GB RAM, 7,700mAh Battery, 20W Charging Capabilities, 13MP Rear-Facing Camera, 8MP Front Camera, MicroSD Card Slot, Four Speakers with Dolby Atmos Support, Storm Grey Color
$169 99
$269 99
Buy at BestBuy

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Wi-Fi Only, 128GB Storage, 8GB RAM, 11-Inch TFT LCD Screen with 2560 x 1600 Pixel Resolution and 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Processor, 13 + 6MP Dual Rear-Facing Camera System, 12MP Front Camera, 8,000mAh Battery with 45W Charging Support, Graphite Color, S Pen Included

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

Wi-Fi Only, 256GB Storage, 12GB RAM, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Processor, 11-Inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with 2560 x 1600 Pixel Resolution and 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, IP68 Water and Dust Resistance, AKG Tuned Quad Speakers with Dolby Atmos Support, 13MP Rear-Facing Camera, 12MP Front-Facing Camera, 8,400mAh Battery with 45W Charging Capabilities, Two Color Options, S Pen Included, $100 Amazon Gift Card Included

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2022)

Wi-Fi Only, 512GB Storage, Apple M2 Processor, Liquid Retina IPS LCD Screen with 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, 12 + 10MP Dual Rear-Facing Camera System, 12MP Front-Facing Shooter, Four Stereo Speakers, All-Day Battery Life, Face ID, USB Type-C Port, Silver Color

Microsoft Surface Pro 9

Wi-Fi Only, 256GB SSD, 16GB Memory, Intel Evo Core i7 Processor, 13-Inch PixelSense Flow Touchscreen with 2880 x 1920 Pixel Resolution and 120Hz Refresh Rate Technology, Windows 11 Software, Up to 15.5 Hours of Battery Life, Two USB-C Ports with USB 4.0 and Thunderbolt 4 Support, 2W Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos, 10MP Rear-Facing Autofocus Camera, Windows Hello Face Authentication Front Camera, Multiple Color Options

While it's probably not going to feel like you're stealing the Galaxy Tab S9, iPad Pro 11 (2022), or Surface Pro 9 at their newly reduced prices, it's evidently also difficult to find better Christmas options for Android, iPadOS, and Windows fans respectively.

The true steals are of course the entry-level Galaxy Tab A7 Lite and the surprisingly affordable second-gen Lenovo Tab P11 mid-ranger, with the Galaxy Tab S8 defying its advanced age to undoubtedly top plenty of 2023 holiday shopping lists at an unprecedented discount.

All of the best smartwatches are on sale at the best prices

Apple Watch SE (2022)

40mm, GPS Only, Apple S8 Processor, Retina LTPO OLED Display with 1000 Nits of Brightness, Fall Detection, Crash Detection, Compass, Always-on Altimeter, Built-in Speaker, Third-generation Optical Heart Rate Sensor, Aluminum Case, Sport Band, Multiple Color Options

Google Pixel Watch

41mm, Wear OS, GPS, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, Matte Black Stainless Steel Case, Obsidian Active Band, Circular AMOLED Display with Up to 1000 Nits Brightness, Heart Rate Monitor, ECG, Blood Oxygen Sensor, Fall Detection, Compass, Altimeter, Built-in Microphone and Speaker

Garmin Venu 2S

40mm, GPS, Bluetooth, 1.1-Inch Circular AMOLED Touchscreen with 360 x 360 Pixel Resolution and Optional Always-On Mode, 5 ATM Water Resistance, Up to 10 Days of Battery Life, Heart Rate Monitor, Blood Oxygen Sensor, Body Battery Energy, Sleep Tracking, Stress Tracking, Stainless Steel Bezel, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Case and Silicone Band, Multiple Color Options

Apple Watch Series 9 (41mm)

GPS, Bluetooth, Always-On Retina Display with Up to 2000 Nits of Brightness, Apple S9 Processor, 50m Water Resistance, Double Tap Gesture, ECG, Blood Oxygen Sensor, High and Low Heart Rate Notifications, Irregular Rhythm Alerts, Fall Detection, Crash Detection, Temperature Sensing, Up to 18 Hours of Battery Life, Silver Aluminum Case, Storm Blue Sport Band

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic (43mm)

GPS, Bluetooth, Wear OS, Stainless Steel Case, Rotating Bezel, Sapphire Crystal Display, IP68 Water and Dust Resistance, Always-on Heart Rate Monitoring, ECG, Fall Detection, Infrared Temperature Sensor, Body Composition, Cycle Tracking, Irregular Heart Rate Notification, Advanced Sleep Coaching, Two Color Options, Samsung Galaxy SmartTag 2 Included

Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, as the Apple Watch Ultra 2, for instance, has (barely) missed the cut this week due primarily to its still-excessive price. But pretty much all of the otherbest smartwatchesare on our bargain list, including the Apple Watch Series 9 at a frankly incredible discount that's unlikely to last more than a few hours and the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic at an enhanced price cut compared to last week when bundled with a handy Galaxy SmartTag 2.

Let's wrap things up with some budget earbuds and headphones

Samsung Galaxy Buds FE

True Wireless Earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation, Ambient Sound, New Wingtip Design, Auto Switch, IPX2 Water Resistance, US Version, Graphite and White Color Options

Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro

True Wireless Earbuds with Personalized Active Noise Cancellation, HearID Technology, ACAA 2.0, LDAC, Hi-Res Audio, 3D Surround Sound, Six Microphones with AI-Uplink Noise Reduction, IPX4 Water Resistance, Up to 8 Hours of Uninterrupted Listening Time, 32 Hours of Combined Battery Life with Wireless Charging Case, Four Color Options

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

True Wireless Earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation, Personalized Ambient Sound, Hi-Fi Sound, 360 Audio, HD Voice, Conversation Mode, IPX7 Water Resistance, Up to 8 Hours of Uninterrupted Listening Time, 30 Hours of Total Battery Life with Wireless Charging Case, Multiple Color Options, $10 Amazon Gift Card Included

Apple AirPods Pro 2

True Wireless Earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation, Apple H2 Chip, Adaptive Transparency, Personalized Spatial Audio, Lightning MagSafe Charging Case, Up to 30 Hours of Battery Life, IPX4 Water Resistance, White

Beats Studio Pro

Over-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, Personalized Spatial Audio, Lossless Audio, Up to 40 Hours of Battery Life, Fast Fuel, Dual Beam-forming Microphones for Crystal Clear Calls, Class 1 Bluetooth Connectivity, USB-C, 3.5mm Analog Input, On-Device Controls, iOS and Android Compatibility, Multiple Color Options

Bose QuietComfort

Over-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Legendary Noise Cancellation, High-Fidelity Audio, Adjustable EQ, Quiet and Aware Modes, Wind Block, Up to 24 Hours of Battery Life, Bluetooth 5.1, Three Color Options

Stocking stuffers, anyone? You can't go wrong with the hot new Galaxy Buds FE, especially for a hardcore Samsung fan, or the decidedly premium and incredibly affordable Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro.

Then you have the ultra-high-end Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and AirPods Pro 2 at simply unbeatable prices, and for folks who prefer the over-ear style and audio power, a couple of top-notch headphones options from Beats and Bose that Sony, for instance, cannot compete with in terms of affordability right now. Happy shopping, everyone!

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