Amazon Prime Day 2018 has begun, an annual shopping event when hundreds of popular tech and home products are discounted for members of Amazon’s premium Prime service.
We’ve sifted through the deals and hand-picked some of the best, so you can make big savings on laptops, wearables, mobile phones and home and garden products.
These deals won’t last long – most end at 11:59pm on Tuesday, so you have a little over a day to decide. Check our expert reviews to find out how the products scored in our test labs, or click straight through to bag yourself a bargain today.
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- Top deals on laptops and tablets
- Top deals on fitness trackers and wearables
- Top deals on mobile phones
- Top deals on home & garden
- Other great tech & home deals
- Amazon Prime: everything you need to know
LG 55UK6300PLB 55-inch 4K TV – £629.99 (save 18%)
Shopping for a large-screen TV for the living room? This 55-inch LG set is down to under £600. It’s one of LG’s ultra HD (UHD) TVs, supporting both 4K and HDR. Built-in Freeview and satellite tuners give you instant access to hundreds of channels free of charge.
Top deals on laptops and tablets
Microsoft Surface Pro 12.3-Inch – £749.99 (34% off)
Hoping to replace the traditional laptop is the Surface Pro, a Windows 10 tablet that doubles as a laptop thanks to a detachable keyboard. Amazon has discounted the i5 model, which has 8GB of Ram and 128GB of storage.
Dell XPS 15.6-inch FHD Laptop – £959.99 (29% off)
With Prime Day offering up to 25% off Intel powered PCs, this Dell laptop could be yours for under £1,000. It’s powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, backed by 8GB of Ram that should cope effortlessly with multitasking. The stylish, 15-inch laptop has a minuscule bezel bordering its 1080p display.
NEW: Huawei MediaPad T3 – £79.99 (43% off)
This Huawei tablet might catch your eye if you’re shopping for an affordable option for the morning commute. It has an 8-inch display, but 7-inch and 10-inch alternatives are also available. The Android gadget weighs in at 350g, has 16GB of storage, a 2Mp front camera and a 5Mp rear camera.
ASUS C202SA-GJ0027 11.6-inch Chromebook – £99.99 (50%)
It’s hard to ignore a laptop that costs just £100. This Asus Chromebook could be well-suited if you just need a device to browse the web and deal with basic tasks. Asus says it will last up to 10 hours on a single charge.
Top deals on fitness trackers and wearables
Garmin Vivoactive 3 – 204.99 (15% off)
This sporty Garmin smartwatch does a good job of actually looking like a watch, while hiding a broad range of fitness and sports-tracking functions underneath. It’s not cheap, but with 15% off on Prime Day this could be the time to buy.
Fitbit Charge 2 – £79.99 (27% off)
Fitbit is on the charge with an activity tracker that features a wrist-based heart-rate monitor, all-day activity tracking, sleep tracking, automatic exercise recognition – it’s exhausting just reading through the list of features. If you’re happy with the colour and size you can save 27% on Amazon Prime Day.
Garmin Forerunner 235 – £189 (18% off)
The Garmin smartwatch is for more serious athletes, with built-in GPS, sports apps and a heart rate monitor. There are a ton of customisable features that can be controlled through the supplied app, and on paper it looks like the ideal accessory for runners.
Huawei Watch 2 Sport – £149.99 (46%)
The Huawei Watch 2 has been on sale fairly often in recent times, but Amazon is significantly sweetening the deal with 46% off on Prime Day.
Top deals on mobile phones
Motorola Moto G6 Play – £135.99 (15%)
If you don’t want to spend a lot on a mobile phone, Motorola has you covered with a range of lower-priced handsets. There’s an additional 15% off the G6 Play on Amazon Prime Day, but are there better options available?
Sony Xperia XA2 – £199 (33% off)
With a 23Mp camera and 4K video recording, Sony is targeting aspiring mobile photographers with its affordable XA2. It’s even more affordable on Prime day, when you can save £100.
Motorola Moto G6 – £199 (16% off)
Here’s another Moto – the G6 is a souped-up version of the G6 Play, with a higher resolution screen and faster processor. Do these beefed-up specs mean it’s worth paying more?
Top deals on home & garden
Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog Powerline – £179.99 (27% off)
Miele has a good reputation in the vacuum cleaners market, but not all of its models are stars. This C3 claims to be perfect for pet owners, with a high suction power and turbo brush to remove hair and lint.
Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaner – £129.99 (46% off)
If you favour an upright vacuum this Shark model claims to be lightweight and powerful, and ideal for carpets and hard floors. The best news is it’s nearly half price – there’s a whopping 46% discount to be had on Prime day.
NEW: Nespresso Vertuo Plus, £99 (23% off)
With a choice of four cup sizes, this Nespresso machine is versatile and easy to use with automatic recognition one-button press operation.
NEW: Tefal Ultrablend BL936E42 – £99 (57% off)
Tefal claims this sleek blender is one-and-a-half times faster than a regular blender, and can make more hot and cold drinks than you can shake a stick of celery at.
NEW: Philips GC4526/87 Azur Performer Plus Steam Iron – £39.99 – 30% off.
More speed and more steam = easy ironing, according to Philips.
NEW: Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric Toothbrush – £87.99 (41% off)
£300 is an awful lot to pay for an electric toothbrush, but fortunately this premium Oral-B model has been on sale for about half price for some time. Things get even better for the rose gold model on Prime Day – it’ll be available for just under £100.
Kärcher K4 Full Control Home Pressure Washer – £169.99 (23% off)
Kärcher wants to be a one-stop solution for all your pressure washing needs, with a home kit that includes patio and façade cleaner and a range of accessories and attachments.
Other great tech & home deals:
Motorola MBP50 Video Baby Monitor – £87.99 (20% off)
The MBP50 baby monitor has a full colour 5-inch display, two-way communications and can be remotely controlled so you can pan around and zoom. It’s £20% off on Prime Day, which is a bit of a bargain.
Philips Hue smart bulbs and bridge – £79.99 (41% off)
If you’re smartening up your home, a smart light bulb is one of the best ways to start. Philips Hue bulbs work with voice assistants like the Amazon Echo, and this white and colour ambiance bulb twin pack comes with a bridge so you can get up and running right away.
Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera – £319 (32% off)
NEW: TomTom GO 6200 with WiFi – £200 (26% off)
Beats by Dr. Dre Solo3 – £149.99 (26% off)
What is Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime is a premium service that involves a monthly or annual subscription cost, and gives members access to features that are locked for regular visitors.
How much does Amazon Prime cost?
If you’re tempted by Amazon Prime you can start a 30-day free trial right away. If you want to keep the service after that trial expires, you have three payment options:
- Prime Video – £5.99 per month – access to Prime Video.
- Prime (per month) – £7.99 per month – access to Prime Video, unlimited one-day delivery, unlimited music streaming, unlimited photo storage.
- Prime (per year) – £79 per year – access to Prime Video, unlimited one-day delivery, unlimited music streaming, unlimited photo storage, unlimited reading.
What are the benefits of Amazon Prime?
Prime offers a wide range of different benefits, including:
- Unlimited one-day delivery – members receive online orders in one day or faster in the UK
- TV streaming – access to thousands of movies and TV exclusives that you can stream online or download for offline viewing
- Prime Music – access to Amazon’s music service, allowing users to stream, store and manage music from anywhere
- Early access to deals – members can make the most of timed deals before they go public to non-members
- Free books – each month, Prime members can download one of six books (chosen by Amazon editors) for free
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