Amazon Prime Day 2019 is almost here, with the date having been leaked as July 15 — but it’s worth thinking about things that you might be interested in purchasing right now. Amazon will likely discount 4K TVs, gaming consoles, and more — but it’s also likely to discount smartphones. In other words, if you’re in the market for a smartphone, Prime Day 2019 is an excellent time to buy.
Lots of smartphone models are likely to get discounted on Amazon Prime Day — from iPhones to Android gadgets. Discounts will likely extend across a range of price ranges, too — so whether you are looking for a flagship-tier device or something more budget-friendly, Prime Day will be the perfect shopping event for you. We don’t know everything about the Prime Day 2019 smartphone deals just yet, but here’s what we do know.
There are a number of Amazon Prime-exclusive phones, which come with Alexa and some other Amazon apps and services pre-installed. Studying their involvement with Amazon, at least some of these phones are highly likely to get a discount of some kind. There are a number of models too — there’s the LG G8 ThinQ, Moto Z4, and Moto G7 — so there are phones across a range of prices.
Other phones might be discounted too. Right now, a lot of Samsung smartphones are available at a discounted rate on Amazon, so it’s possible we’ll see some pretty good Samsung deals for Prime Day. Last year, a ton of smartphones were on sale. For instance, we saw phones from Nokia get huge rate cuts, as well as the flagship-tier Huawei Mate 10 Pro and the Honor 7X.
The first thing you’ll need to decide is whether you want an iPhone or an Android phone. You’re probably best off sticking to the platform that you have used in the past — so if you’re an iPhones user, it’s worth sticking with the iPhone, and if you’re an Android user, unless you want to make a major change, stick to Android.
You’ll then want to decide what kinds of features you want. The design is important enough, but if you want a high-powered phone that will last for years to come, you’ll want to make sure that it has good specs under the hood, like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, at least 3 or 4GB of RAM, and enough storage for all your files and media.