The fourth edition of Amazon Prime Day starts today, with tons of deals and amazing discounts available. Amazon Prime Day 2018 is a 36-hour online sale, with exclusive deals for Prime users, rivaling those offered on Black Friday. Not a Prime user yet? Don't worry: you can subscribe for a 30-day free trial here. Here is everything you need to know about Prime Day, including a list with the best deals available at the moment.
Amazon’s Prime Day is an online shopping event that started in 2015. One day a year, Prime members are offered online deals and special discounts for almost all products available on Amazon, and we all know: there is almost nothing missing from Amazon.
There will be hundreds of thousands of deals and special offers for products ranging from smartphones, wearables, and headphones to books, video, music and clothes. New deals start every five minutes and the entire event lasts 36 hours. Deals start today, July 16th, at 3PM ET in the United States and 12PM in Europe (UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, and Austria). Starting with 2016, Prime Day expanded to India, Japan, and China. This year, four more countries have been included: Australia, Singapore, Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
The major difference is that there's more time for shopping. The duration has been steadily increasing since the inauguration of Prime Day: 24 hours for the first editions, 30 hours for the 2017 edition, and 36 hours for this year's edition. Seems like enough time to shop but when you think of the variety of deals and thousands of products available for each category, it's really not much. Two valuable tips for making your hunt for deals easier:
► Search by category and by interest
Prime members can search for deals depending on their interests. There will be 22 areas of interest available, which can be personalized, including tech, games, home, beauty, fashion, sports and pets.
► Get help from Alexa
Prime members who have Alexa-enabled devices can easily shop for deals using voice commands and even have the possibility to start shopping earlier than others! Alexa will enable you to shop Prime Day Spotlight two hours before everyone else.
► Compare the products and make an informed buying decision
With over 100 million prime members worldwide, there's a lot of competition for the best deals so you have to decide quickly. If you need a new phone or want to upgrade your PC with a better graphics card, check out the deals in the respective categories and make a shortlist with the products that spark your interest. You can then compare these products and make an informed buying decision, choosing the best product for your needs. On Versus, you can compare up to 7 products and get an overview of all the key specs and features.
1. Amazon Echo 2
Amazon's Echo is not only a high-quality speaker with 360-degree omnidirectional sound but also one of the best smart-home assistant available at the moment. With seven microphones and noise cancellation, Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant, can you hear from any direction, even while music is playing. And Alexa can do a lot for you: respond to questions, set reminders, adjust settings on your smart-home devices, and much more. On Prime Day, you can save up to 30% on the Amazon Echo (2nd Generation).
2. Amazon Echo Dot
If you need a virtual assistant in a smaller package, you can get the Amazon Echo Dot with a discount of 40%! Echo Dot is sleek and compact, weighing less than 200 grams. It has only one 0.6-inch speaker but includes all the key functionalities of the larger Echo devices.
3. Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)
The tablet has a 10.1-inch full HD display and is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core processor. Available in two configurations (with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage), 2GB of RAM, and up 10 hours of battery life, it's the perfect device for browsing the web, reading, and streaming content. In addition to the 33% discount, Prime members have another huge advantage: unlimited access to thousands of books, magazines, and movies from Amazon at no additional cost. If you are not yet convinced, you can check how the tablet compares with Samsung's most affordable and popular 10.1-inch tablet, the Galaxy A 10.1.
4. Motorola Moto G6 (32GB / 3GB RAM)
If you are looking for a new phone with the latest Android version, the best deal at the moment is the Moto G6 Play, with a discount of 24% and a Turbo Power Charger included. The massive 4,000mAh battery assures more than 24 hours of battery life. With a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge display and the powerful Snapdragon 420 processor, the Moto G6 Play is a good gaming phone at an affordable price.
5. Huawei Watch 2 Classic
A stylish smartwatch integrating fitness and activity tracking features, the Huawei Watch 2 Classic got a price cut of 42%. It has all the key features you would expect from a high-end wearable: GPS, heart rate monitor, and a waterproof design. It is compatible with both Android and iOS. However, NFC payments work only through Android Pay.
6. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
Amazon's Kindle is the world's most popular e-reader. You can save 33% on the Kindle Paperwhite, the best-selling device in the series. With a battery that lasts for months on a single charge and a bright, high-resolution 6-inch display with a pixel density of 300PPI, the Kindle Paperwhite is the ideal companion for any avid reader.
7. Sades SA-902
For the gamers looking to upgrade their audio gear, the Sades SA-902 headset is offered with a discount of 43%. The headset has 7.1 channel virtual surround sound and powerful bass. The closed earcups block external sounds, guaranteeing and immersive gaming experience.
8. Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei's Mate 10 Pro flagship got a price cut of 31%! The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is one of the best phones for photography, with dual Leica cameras (20MP Monochrome + 12MP RGB) and an innovative AI image stabilization feature. The AI enhancements are made possible by the Kirin 970 chipset, the world's first AI processor with a dedicated neural processing unit.
9. Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)
The popular Garmin Vivofit 4 fitness tracker has a 25% discount so you can get it for less than $60 - no more excuses for skipping your workout! The wearable can track steps, distance, and calories burned. It's a versatile activity tracker with a long-lasting battery and waterproof design.