The best deals for early Black Friday

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping events worldwide. Originally introduced in America, retailers in Germany now also celebrate the bargain days in advance with offers and discounts.

Black Friday, Singles Day, Cyber Monday – in November, the retailers let the prices tumble again. As in previous years, there are already advance offers at the major retailers such as MediaMarkt, Saturn and Amazon. atechbook has checked the best bargains at the moment.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S for 197,99 euros 189.90 Euro

With a display diagonal of 6.43 inches, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 10S is clearly above the 6-inch limit, but the device still does not look that bulky thanks to the thin display edges. Users do not have to do without the Full HD resolution and an AMOLED screen, either. The rest of the Xiaomi Redmi 10S’s equipment includes a Mediatek Helio G90 and 6 GB of RAM. Thus, the Redmi Note 10S is equipped with a typical mid-range chip. The storage capacity can be either 64 GB or 128 GB.

The camera equipment is impressive: Besides a 64-megapixel camera on the back, there is an ultra-wide-angle lens with 8 megapixels, a macro sensor with 2 megapixels, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Thus, the Redmi Note 10S brings along a quad camera. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, can take pictures with up to 13 megapixels. The battery is also worth mentioning because it is generous with 5000 mAh. The smartphone is shipped with Android version 11. As always, Xiaomi has put its MIUI interface on top, which takes a bit of getting used to.

Amazon is selling the 64 GB version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S for 189.90 euros for early Black Friday. Other retailers charge a bit more with prices starting at 198 euross.

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Xiaomi Poco F3 for 323 euros 269 Euros

Those who want a bit more performance might find what they are looking for in the Poco F3, which also comes from Xiaomi. It is not launched until the end of March 2021. With a display diagonal of 6.67 inches, the device is not particularly compact despite its narrow edges. However, the chic looks and highlights like 120 Hz and 5G support make up for that. The performance is also impressive thanks to the Snapdragon 870 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Android 11 is already used as the operating system ex-works.

Three camera sensors are available on the back for photos – a 48-megapixel main sensor, an ultra-wide-angle with 8 megapixels, and a 5-megapixel macro lens. A telephoto lens is missing, so friends of zooms are not in good hands here. However, a good sound is to be gotten out of the small device thanks to stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio. Buyers do not have to do without Wi-Fi 6 either.

The savings on the early Black Friday is just under 17 percent for the model with 128 GB.

Anker Soundcore Life Q20 for 59.99 euross 39.99 euros

The Soundcore Life Q20 are headphones with active noise-cancelling (ANC), which we have already tested in our big comparison of cheap headphones with ANC. We especially liked the good features and the effective ANC. The Q20s have Bluetooth 5.0 and come with a plastic pouch. The fit is also excellent in this price range – not so tight that it pinches, but also enough to seal completely. Unfortunately, the plastic case creaks a bit when moving around. The sound is full and bassy, though not as detailed as more expensive models. Anker promises up to 30 hours of battery life, an outstanding value. Drawbacks include the use of a micro-USB jack for charging and the lack of a smartphone app.

Die Anker-Kopfhörer mit ANC gibt es zum frühen Black Friday für günstige 39.99 euros. Normalerweise kosten sie 59.99 euross.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 for 211.95 euros 194,99 euros

The Galaxy Watch 3 is Samsung’s smartwatch from last year. It is compatible with Android smartphones from version 5.0 and iPhones from iOS 9. The smartwatch is available in sizes of 41 or 45 millimeters and as a Bluetooth or LTE version. The touchscreen displays 360 x 360 pixels. Alternatively, it can also be operated via the two buttons on the side or the rotating bezel. Thanks to IP68 and MIL-STD-810G, the watch is water-resistant and protected against shocks and temperature fluctuations. It supports WLAN n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and NFC for cashless payments. The Galaxy Watch 3 is powered by Samsung’s specially developed Exynos 9110 wearable processor, which promises smooth operation. In addition, there is a decent amount of memory for a smartwatch – 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB internally are on board. Tizen is used as the operating system. Samsung provides its own “Health App” for the smartwatch, which tracks workouts and clearly displays the collected data.

Amazon is currently selling the Bluetooth model with leather wristband in size 41 millimeters at the best price. The smart watch costs 194.99 euros instead of 212 euros at the retailer. This results in a saving of 8 percent for the early Black Friday.

Alternativ ist auch eine LTE-Version mit Armband aus Titanium und mit 45 Millimeter großem Gehäuse erhältlich. Sie gibt es aktuell für 339.99 euros statt 479,99 euros erhältlich. Hier liegt die Ersparnis somit bei satten 29 Prozent.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e for 349 euros 299 euross

If you are looking for a new Android tablet, you should take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e. It not only has a 10.5-inch SuperAMOLED display with 2560 x 1600 pixels. It also has four speakers from AKG and Dolby Atmos. It is still shipped with Android 9, but an update to Android 11 is available. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670, which is accompanied by 4 GB of working memory and 64 GB of internal storage. In addition, a rear-facing camera with 13 megapixels and a battery with 7040 mAh are part of the equipment. If you like, you can purchase a case with an integrated keyboard for the Galaxy Tab S5e, which almost turns the tablet into a laptop.

Amazon verkauft das Tablet zum frühen Black Friday für 299 euross. Das sind 55 Euro weniger als andere Händler verlangen.

Nintendo Switch gray + Mario Party Superstars for 338 euros 325 euros

The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console. On the go, at home, alone or with friends and family, the Switch can do it all. It can be connected to the TV via dock, used as a tablet with its own controller or as a handheld console. Simply remove the Joy-Cons and play against (or with) each other. The touchscreen can also be used for input. For hardcore gamers, there is also the Pro Controller, which allows playing triple-A titles like “The Witcher 3” and “Crysis Remastered” almost like on a PlayStation.

While Microsoft and Sony may be ahead in terms of performance, Nintendo has created its very own market with the Switch. This is because there is virtually no direct competition to the console due to the special form factor and Nintendo’s exclusive titles. Mario Party Superstars is also such an exclusive title. The re-release of 100 mini-games from the classic Nintendo 64 and GameCube titles from the Mario Party series thus comes to the Switch.

The price of the “original” Switch has dropped to around 290 euros since the release of the Switch OLED, though. Mario Party Superstars is also available from about 48 Euros. Nevertheless, Saturn and MediaMarkt offer an offer with the Black Friday bundle that is cheaper than the individual items. So, if the Switch with a smaller screen is enough for you and you wanted to buy Mario Party Superstars anyway, you can strike here.

Apple Watch Series 3 42 mm for 230 euros 215 Euros

The Apple Watch Series 3 has a 1.5-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 340 x 272 pixels. Integrated into the case is a pedometer as well as a heart rate monitor, which can measure the heart rate at the wrist. The Apple S3 dual-core chip and 768 MB of working memory are inside. Although the smartwatch is a bit older, it still gets watchOS updates.

Da die größere Version der Apple Watch Series 3 etwas teurer ist, sind 215 Euros bei MediaMarkt und Saturn ein gutes Angebot. Mittlerweile hat auch Amazon gleichgezogen. Im Preisvergleich kostet die Uhr etwa 230 euros.

Philips 55PUS7906/12 55-inch 4K TV for 646 euros 499 euross

This 55-inch LED TV from Philips comes with 4K UHD resolution and supports Dolby Vision as well as HDR-10+. The device has nice extras like the Ambilight light strips that illuminate the wall behind the TV and follow the colors that are displayed on the screen. The smart TV allows, thanks to operating system Android TV (version 9), the installation of additional apps, including for example YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime. The TV can also be controlled via Google Assistant, for example device functions like Ambilight. Internet access is possible via Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth is also on board. Other connections include USB and HDMI ports.

Das frühe Black-Friday-Angebot bei Saturn lohnt sich. Statt 646 euros kostet der 4K-Fernseher nur 499 euross.

Western Digital My Book external hard drive 8 TB for 164 euros 149 euros

A simple external expansion hard drive for the desktop PC that can be used to quickly and easily increase storage capacity. The disk is ready to use right out of the box and only needs to be connected to power and a free USB port. For optimal transfer speed, it should be connected to a port with the USB 3.2 Gen 1×1 (USB 3.0) standard, but it is also backward compatible with USB 2.0. A corresponding USB cable and power adapter are included. The hard drive offers automatic backups with the included “WD Backup” software and is compatible with Apple’s Time Machine.

For 149 euross at Saturn and MediaMarkt, the external HDD is a good deal. Other retailers charge at least 15 Euros more.

Bose TV Speaker for 198 euros 189 Euros

If you are tired of the thin sound of integrated TV speakers, you should look for a strong soundbar. The practical and compact speakers fit perfectly under or behind the TV. The TV Speaker is one of the cheaper Bose soundbars, but delivers Bose-typical rich sound and especially crystal clear voice reproduction in movies with many dialogue scenes. The bass is a bit lacking due to the small casing, but they are always better than the TV’s tin cans.

The soundbar is on sale at Saturn and Expert for 189 euros, with Expert still charging 3.99 euros shipping. The next best price is just under 198 euros.

Oppo Reno 6 5G 128 GB + Oppo Enco Free 2 for 514 Euros 419 Euros

Parallel to the early Black Friday offers, there is a VAT campaign for Oppo smartphones.

The Oppo Reno 6 5G is a mid-range smartphone that comes 6.4-inch AMOLED display that has a refresh rate of 90 hertz. Thanks to AMOLED technology, the colors are bright and the contrasts are strong. The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the display. Another plus point is the support of 5G as well as the quite strong battery with 4300 mAh, which can be charged quickly with 65 watts thanks to SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging technology. Unfortunately, the smartphone does not support wireless charging.

The triple camera is composed of a 64-megapixel wide-angle, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and a 2-megapixel macro lens. Android 11 is preinstalled on the smartphone. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900, which has an integrated 5G modem. There is also 8 gigabytes of working memory and 128 GB of internal storage.

Das Reno 6 kommt zusammen mit den True-Wireless-Earbuds Oppo Enco Free 2. Die Bluetooth-Kopfhörer haben aktives Noise-Cancelling und kosten alleine schon knapp 75 Euro. Bei MediaMarkt und Saturn gibt es sie im Bundle mit dem Reno 6 für 499 euross. Durch die Mehrwerktsteueraktion kommt man insgesamt auf einen Preis von 419,33 Euro. Das Bundle ist damit deutlich günstiger als die Einzelpreise bei anderen Händlern, bei denen man zusammen auf knapp 514 Euros kommt.

Sandisk Portable SSD 1 TB for 99 euros 88 Euros

The advantages that an external SSD offers compared to the classic HDD are numerous. Not only is the access rate significantly higher, an SSD is also much more resistant since there are no moving parts inside. The Sandisk SSD transfers data at up to 520 MB/s (megabytes per second), which is many times faster than an HDD. The SSD connects to the computer via USB-C and is powered, it supports the USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 transfer standard (maximum 10 GB/s).

Media Markt and Saturn offer the portable SSD with 1 TB capacity for 88 Euross – Amazon has also adjusted the price. Normally, the SSD costs 99 euross.