Best Prime Day deals 2020: Smartphones and everything mobile (Update: Expired) – ZDNet

Update, Oct. 15: Amazon’s Prime Day 2020 sale officially ended at midnight PT on Oct. 14. If you would still like to find business tech deals or the best products to buy, check out our ZDNet Recommends directory.

Who doesn’t like a good deal? I’m all for saving money, so for me, Amazon Prime Day is a good time to pick up those essentials (or bits of kit you need to boost productivity) while at the same spending less. And with more and more people now working and learning from home, it seems that there are never enough cables, chargers, adapter, and hubs to go around.

With that in mind, I’ve trawled through the unbelievable number of deals that are available over Prime Day 2020 — tens of thousands! — and distilled them down into a handful of the best.

Deals come and go over the Tuesday, Oct. 13 to Wednesday, Oct. 14 that Amazon Prime Day 2020 runs over (eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that’s two days), so I’ll be updating this post with fresh deals. Keep checking back.

Also, if you find a good deal I’ve missed, feel free to drop me a note (a Twitter DM probably gets the quickest response).

Ulefone Armor X5 (2020), Waterproof IP68

  • Android 10 + IP68 Protection Rating + 5.5 in HD+ Display: Update with the android 10, you can experince the latest OS system. Clear, bright 5.5-inch screen that is easy to read and has a nice range. The Armor X5 rugged smartphone is definitely water, shock and dust resistant which meets military standard. Every hole got a protection layer that blocked the water, dirt and sand out. Armor X5 will protect itself all round and then standby your side to support you.
  • Underwater Mode + Gloves Mode: The underwater mode is an innovation that none of phones ever have. Now Armor X5 will take you to experience that. You can take marvelous photos underwater. Besides, there still have the gloves mode which means you can touch screen of the device while wearing gloves.
  • Dual SIM Cards Global 4G + Dual Cameras: The Armor X5 rugged smartphone is a dual-card and supports two cards simultaneously, you can insert 2 sims card or 1 sim card + 1 SD card. And full 4G frequency bands. ( DOES NOT Support CDMA carriers like Verizon, Sprint) Packed with 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras, Armor X5 enables you to take stunning photos even below the water. The camera is great for you to capture great memories.
  • 5000mAh Battery + 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM: Comes with a 5000mAh huge battery which last easily for 440 hours and talks for 25 hours. just playing a whole day with one single charge. Runs the latest Android 9.0 Pie, along with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM of internal storage and additional 256GB external memory support, the Armor X5 offers sufficient space for you to store all your pictures, media, and files.

$128 at Amazon

OUKITEL WP5 Android 10.0 IP68 Rugged Smartphone

  • Rugged and waterproof smartphone – the companion of industrial worker and outdoor sports enthusiast. With its ultra solid, strong and reliable design (1.5 meters fall-resistant and waterproof; 99% dust-proof; resistance to high and low temperatures -55 ° C to 70 ° C). The rugged mobile WP5 mobile phone is ready to take on the toughest challenges with you!
  • Large 8.000 mAh battery – OUKITEL WP5 resistant phone supports a large 8,000 mAh battery under the hood. The large 8,000 mAh battery can be used for several days. With the help of low-power displays and low-power processors, the autonomy of WP5 exceeds your imagination. (Smartphone waterproof waiting 615 hours, 42 hours talking, 43 hours MP3 music, 12 hours online video) No longer worry about losing contact with friends!
  • Durable 5.5-inch screen (18: 9 aspect ratio) – The OUKITEL WP5 phone is equipped with ultra-strong glass 5 times stronger than the strong Corning Gorilla Glass, which can support bumps and scratches, making it a sturdy phone. Gorilla Glass, aspect ratio 18: 9, screen ratio 88%, resolution 720 * 1440)
  • Rear camera with three lenses, four LED flashlight – Rear camera with three 13MP + 5MP + 2MP lenses, plus 5MP front camera
  • Android 10.0 & Powerful 12nm quad-core processor -MediaTek MT6761 quad-core processor, clock speed is 1.8GHz, with 4GB RAM 

$124 at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G | Unlocked  | 128GB | Mystic Bronze

  • S Pen & Samsung Notes: Pen precision meets PC power with S Pen & Samsung Notes; So responsive, it feels like you’re using a real pen; Jot notes, sketch ideas, then convert into Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, save and sync across all your Galaxy devices
  • Intelligent Battery & Super Fast Charge: Adaptive power that meets your needs with an all-day intelligent battery that learns from how you work and play to optimize battery life; Plus, Super Fast Charging boosts your battery in just minutes
  • Gaming: Bringing the best Galaxy mobile gaming experience in the palm of your hand; With a breathtaking screen refresh rate, near-endless screen, Galaxy 5G support and an advanced processor, you get a smooth gaming experience with virtually no lag
  • HyperFast Processor: Multitask with Samsung’s fastest Note processor yet; Hyperfast process speeds transform your gaming and binging with less interruption; Catch every idea, knockout work, score big and share all your moments without slowing down

$750 at Amazon

Moto G Power | 3-Day Battery | Unlocked | 4/64GB | 16MP Camera | Black

  • Unlocked for the freedom to choose your carrier. Compatible with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks. SIM card not included. Customers may need to contact Sprint for activation on Sprint’s network.
  • Up to 3 day battery thanks to a 5000 mAh battery.
  • 16 MP triple camera system. Capture ultra-wide angle panoramas, sharper portraits, and super detailed close-up shots.
  • Dual Stereo Speakers tuned by Dolby. Enjoy 4x more crystal-clear audio that’s 4x more powerful with dual stereo speakers tuned by Dolby.
  • Max Vision display. Bring games and movies to life on a vivid 6.4-inch Full HD+ display.
  • Blazing-fast performance. Feel your phone respond to every touch, tap, and swipe with an octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM.
  • Advanced water-repellent design. Never let spills, splashes, or a little sweat get in the way of using your phone.

$200 at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G | Unlocked | 128GB of Storage | Cloud Blue

  • Power of 5G: Get next-level power for everything you love to do with Samsung Galaxy 5G; Share more, game harder, experience more and never miss a beat
  • Single Take AI: Capture video and multiple types of images with one tap of the shutter button; Lenses, effects and filters capture the best of every moment, every time
  • Hi-Res Camera Zoom: Capture hi-res images as if you’re 3 feet away, from 100 feet away; Whether you want to zoom in close from afar or magnify details nearby, the new 30x Space Zoom gives you impressive power and clarity
  • Bright Night Mode: Capture crisp images and vibrant video in Bright Night mode and create high-quality content in low light – no flash needed
  • Super Fast Charging: Charge up quicker with Super Fast Charge so you can keep moving with more juice; Give your buds – or Galaxy buds – a boost of power with Wireless PowerShare right from Galaxy S20+ 5G
  • All-Day Battery: Galaxy S20+ 5G’s intelligent battery uses an algorithm to learn from how you live to optimize power and take you through a day or more of work and life without ever giving out on you

$900 at Amazon

4 Pack of 128GB Micro SD Card with Adapter

I like these because the bright colors make them easy to find if they spring out of the slot and fly off into the depths of the car, office, or the great outdoors!

  • U3/V30 Ultra Speed: Reading speed up to 100MB/s,Writing speed 50MB/s
  • New SD Association SD 5.1 specifications. A1 performance allows phone applications to be executed/run directly from the memory cards

$63 at Amazon

Apple AirPods with Charging Case

Apple AirPods, what more is there to say. Unless you’re going for the AirPods Pro, probably the best out there (especially for iPhone users).

Great not only for listening to music, but also making and receiving calls, using Zoom or Teams, or any time you want a good microphone.

$115 at Amazon

Google Pixel 4 XL - Just Black - 64GB - Unlocked

Android handsets as Google imagine them to be. If you want a pure Android experience, the Pixel is the way to go.

$549 at Amazon

Google Pixel 4 XL - Just Black - 128GB - Unlocked

The flagship Pixel 4 XL at an amazing price. If you want the pure Android experience, this is how to get it, and also get $350 off!

$649 at Amazon

Invoxia 5G-capable GPS Tracker

The Invoxia GPS Tracker has a host of advanced features including its ability to work inside and outdoors as well as its exceptional battery life of up to 4 months.

The Invoxia GPS Tracker uses a combination of radio technology protocols that switch between Bluetooth and LTE CAT-M1, 4G and 5G networks. Perfect for keeping cars, bikes, motorcycles and scooters safe, locating often misplaced valuables like bags, luggage and backpacks.

1-year data plan included (there’s a version with a 2-year plan available, also discounted for Amazon Prime Day).

  • GPS Tracking  –  Visualize exact location of items and loved ones at any time within the companion app. Location data can be requested any time or sent every 5, 10 or 30 minutes when on the move.
  • Anti-Theft Alerts – Receive notifications in real-time when an item is moved or suspicious activity is detected. Alerts can be triggered by moving an item or by gentle vibrations such as lock tampering.
  • Panic Alert – Emergency button feature that immediately sends location to the emergency contacts of anyone in trouble. 
  • Check in notices – Ability for people to check in at pre-arranged times and locations. 
  • Geofencing Alerts – Set geographic areas in companion app when Invoxia GPS Tracker enters or leaves the security zone.
  • Proximity Radar – Access hot/cold proximity radar on a smartphone to find valuables more easily inside and outdoors.

$103 at Amazon

SanDisk 1TB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter

  • Up to 160MB/s read speeds to save time transferring high-res images and 4K UHD videos; Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds
  • Up to 90MB/s write speeds for fast shooting; Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds
  • 4K UHD and Full HD Ready with UHS speed class 3 (U3) and video speed class 30 (V30)
  • Rated A2 for faster loading and in app performance 
  • Built for and tested in harsh conditions: Temperature Proof, Water Proof, Shock Proof and X-Ray Proof

$182 at Amazon

SanDisk 256GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter

  • Up to 160MB/s read speeds to save time transferring high-res images and 4K UHD videos; Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds
  • Up to 90MB/s write speeds for fast shooting; Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds
  • 4K UHD and Full HD Ready with UHS speed class 3 (U3) and video speed class 30 (V30)
  • Rated A2 for faster loading and in app performance 
  • Built for and tested in harsh conditions: Temperature Proof, Water Proof, Shock Proof and X-Ray Proof

$41 at Amazon

Garmin eTrex 22x

  • Explore confidently with the reliable handheld GPS
  • 2.2-inch sunlight-readable color display with 240 x 320 display pixels for improved readability
  • Preloaded with Topo Active maps with routable roads and trails for cycling and hiking
  • Support for GPS and GLONASS satellite systems allows for tracking in more challenging environments than GPS alone
  • 8GB of internal memory for map downloads plus a micro SD card slot
  • Battery life: up to 25 hours in GPS mode with 2 AA batteries

$139 at Amazon

Garmin Rino 700

  • 5w GMRS two-way radio offers extended range, up to 20 miles; communicate by voice or unit-to-unit text Messaging
  • High-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS satellite reception; tracks in more challenging environments than GPS alone
  • Position reporting feature shows locations of other Rino users on the same channel
  • Worldwide base map shows position and supports basic navigation
  • Rechargeable Internal lithium-ion battery can provide up to 13 hours of battery life. the unit’s easy-to-use thumbstick control makes one-hand operation simple

$199 at Amazon

More Prime Day 2020 deals

Here are a few other noteworthy smartphones and mobile deals we spotted on Amazon: