Best Smartphone Deals this Month

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Here is a list of Great Smartphone Deals this Month, and will be updated regularly to bring you the best Deals available.

Hot Deals

Daily Deals – more info on the specs below (lists updated December 2, 2016)

Flagships or Powerful Smartphones

  1. Xiaomi Mi5s (SonyIMX378) – $329 (Sale valid until Dec 8)“Must have Flagship”
  2. LeTV LeECo Le 2 Max – $224 (Sale valid until Dec 6) – “Best Budget Flagship”
  3. Lenovo Zuk Z2 – $199 (Sale valid until Dec 5)
  4. Xiaomi Mi5 – $269 (Sale valid until Dec 5)
  5. OnePlus 3 – $438 (Sale valid until Dec 5)
  6. Xiaomi Mi5s Plus – $479

Midrange Smartphones (Latest releases) – Powered by Snapdragon 652, Mediatek Helio X25

  1. Xiaomi Mi Max (3+64GB) – $247 “Best Pick for Midranger”
  2. Elephone S7 – $219 (Price After Coupon) – Sale valid until Dec 6
  3. Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL) – $299 (Sale valid until Dec 5)
  4. Xiaomi Redmi Pro (Dual Cameras, Int ROM) – $199 (Sale valid until Dec 2)
  5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – $179 (Sale valid until Dec 5)
  6. Vernee Apollo Lite – $179 (Sale valid until Dec 5)
  7. LeTV Le 2 Pro X625 – $204
  8. Vernee Apollo – $341

Other Budget Phones (Powered by Helio P10, Intel Z3580, Snapdragon 616, older phones etc…)

  1. Yotaphone 2 – $119 (Sale valid until Dec 5)
  2. Xiaomi Note 3 Pro (3 GB, Snapdragon 650) – $139 “Best Pick for Ultra Budget”
  3. Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro – $119 (Sale valid until Dec 2)
  4. Xiaomi Redmi 3S – $121 (Sale valid until Dec 5)
  5. Meizu M3 Note – $166 (Sale valid until Dec 2)

Other Products: (VR Headset)

  1. Deepoon E2 3D (VR Headset) – $209 (Sale valid until Dec 5)
  2. Xiaomi Yi 2 Action Camera – $239
  3. PIMAX 4K UHD VR Headset – $291

 

More information available below…

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LeTV LeECo Le 2 Max – $224 (Sale valid until Dec 6) – “Best Budget Flagship”

  • Snapdragon 820, 4/6 GB RAM, 32/64 GB UFS
  • UFS 2.0 (Universal Flash Storage)
  • Flagship 2016
  • EUI (Ecosystem OS) based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 21 mp SonyIMX230, OIS
  • Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
  • USB Type C, Dual Band WiFi, Dual SIM
  • 3100mAh (Quick Charge)
  • Premium All Aluminum Finish
  • Top Tier Performance (Stable and good Multitasking Performance)
  • Gaming is smooth despite the ultra high 2K Display
  • Less Bloatwares in the System
  • Powerful 21 megapixel camera (Great Quality Shots)
  • Gorgeous 2K QUAD HD Display
  • Supports Dual Band WiFi
  • Ultrasonic Metal Fingerprint Scanner (10/10 accuracy)
  • Good Call Quality (Clear and Natural Sounds)
  • Fast Connectivity (Dual Band WiFi)
  • Impressive (CDLA) Audio Quality

 

 

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Xiaomi Mi5s (SonyIMX378) – $329 (Sale valid until Dec 8)“Must have Flagship”

  • No more glass rear housing, it is now all metal alloy
  • New Snapdragon 821 Quad Core Chip (better performance but mostly seen on benchmark scores)
  • 12 megapixel SonyIMX378 Camera sensor (similar to the Google Pixel)
  • NFC is now available
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection on the Display
  • Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner on the Home Button
  • Delivers up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Force Touch or 3D Touch is available but only on the 6 + 128 GB version

 

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Xiaomi Mi5s Plus – $479

  • Bigger Display and Battery compared to the Xiaomi Mi 5s
  • Snapdragon 821 is blistering fast and the Adreno 530 can run the latest games with ease
  • 4 GB RAM and 64 GB UFS 2.0 Storage
  • Dual 13 MP Cameras (Standard RGB and a Monochrome sensor)
  • UFS (Universal Flash Storage) – Much faster than eMMC
  • International ROM (MIUI 8.0) – based on Android 6.0
  • MIUI offers an iOS feel to it
  • 5.7 inch IPS 1080p Display with high brightness and performance
  • Fast Connectivity – 4G LTE, Dual Band WiFi, VoLTE NFC and accurate GPS
  • USB Type C with Fast Charging support
  • Good Loudspeaker performance and
  • Accurate Fingerprint Scanner
  • 8 hours plus battery life or a good 2 days of casual use

 

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Xiaomi Mi5 – $269 (Sale valid until Dec 5)

  • Snapdragon 820, 3/4 GB RAM, 32/64/128 GB UFS
  • UFS 2.0 (Universal Flash Storage)
  • Flagship 2016
  • MIUI 8.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
  • 5.15 inch, IPS 1920 x 1080 pixels, Gorilla Glass 4
  • 16 MP SonyIMX298, Sapphire lens, 4K Video with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Dual SIM (Cat 6 LTE)
  • USB Type C
  • Front Fingerprint ID
  • 3000mAh
  • Ceramic Zirconia

 

 

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OnePlus 3 – $438 (Sale valid until Dec 5)

  • Best priced Flagship of 2016 (Flagship Killer)
  • Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Chipset
  • 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB UFS 2.0 Storage
  • 5.5″ Optic AMOLED FHD or 1080p Display
  • Oxygen OS (based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
  • 16 mp camera Sony IMX298 Sensor, Dual EIS and OIS (Electronic and Optical Image Stabilization), Dual Tone LED, Dynamic Denoise, 4K video recording
  • Dual SIM Support
  • NFC built in, Dual Band WiFi
  • Fast Fingerprint Scanner
  • USB Type C (reversible)
  • 3000mAh battery with Dash Charging

 

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Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL) – $299 (Sale valid until Dec 5)

  • Powered by Mid-tier Snapdragon 625 Octa Core and Adreno 506 Graphics
  • 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage (support for MicroSD)
  • ZenUI 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
  • 5.5″ Super IPS+, 1080p Display with Front and Back 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 16 mp SonyIMX298 CMOS BSI Sensor, f/2.0 Aperture, Dual LED Real Tone Flash
  • TriTech Autofocus (Combines Laser AF, PDAF and Continuous AF)
  • 4 Axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and 3 Axis EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization)
  • PixelMaster 3.0 (Shooting modes, 64 MB Super Resolution Mode)
  • DTI (Deep Trench Isolation), Color Correction Sensor (Real Time HDR)
  • True 4K UHD @ 30 fps, 1080p @ 30 fps
  • Dual Band WiFi Support, USB Type C
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Support (Supports MicroSD), Cat6/7 4G LTE
  • 5 Magnetic Speaker System (4x better than CD Quality)
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge Support
  • All Aluminum Finish

 

 

 

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – $179 (Sale valid until Dec 5)

  • Mediatek Helio X20, 3 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC
  • 5.5 inch IPS 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (Supports MicroSD)
  • MIUI 8.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) – international ROM now available
  • Fingerprint ID, IR Blaster
  • 13 mp PDAF
  • 4100mAh

 

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Xiaomi Redmi Pro (Dual Cameras, Int ROM) – $199 (Sale valid until Dec 2)

  • Mediatek Helio X20/25, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB eMMC
  • MIUI 8.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) – International ROM
  • 5.5 inch OLED 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Front Fingerprint Scanner
  • Dual Rear Cameras (13 mp SonyIMX 258 + 5mp depth of field)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (Supports MicroSD)
  • USB Type C
  • 4050mAh

 

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Vernee Apollo – $341

  • 2K Retina Display (perfect for VR)
  • Powered by Helio X25 Chipset with Mali-T880 GPU
  • 102233 Antutu Score
  • All Aluminum Build
  • 21 MP SONY IMX230, PDAF, with 4K Video Recording and Dual Imagiq ISP
  • 8.0 MP Sony Front Camera and 84 degrees wide angle
  • Runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (supports Expansion)
  • Dual Band WiFi Support
  • Cat6 LTE (up to 300Mbps)
  • USB Type C (also supports Audio Out via Adapter)
  • Rear Fingerprint Scanner
  • 3180mAh battery with Quick Charging

 

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Elephone S7 – $219 (Price After Coupon) – Sale valid until Dec 6

  • Powered by Mediatek Helio X20 Deca Core
  • 5.5 inch JDI Fully laminated 1080p Bezel-less Display (sides only)
  • Front Fingerprint Scanner
  • E-Touch 2.0
  • Lookalike of the Galaxy S7
  • Comes with Multiple colors, the green one looks really cool
  • 3000mAh battery with Quick Charging
  • No USB Type C Support

 

 

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Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro – $119 (Sale valid until Dec 2)

  • Snapdragon 616, 2/3 GB RAM, 16/32 GB eMMC
  • 13 mp PDAF Camera
  • 5.0 inch, IPS 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Dual SIM
  • Premium Build
  • Great Battery Life (4100mAh with Fast Charging)
  • Pro version (3 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage)
  • Polished MIUI 7 OS (Android 5.1)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Support
  • IR Blaster

 

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Lenovo Zuk Z2 – $199 (Sale valid until Dec 5)

  • Small and compact size
  • Powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset
  • Equipped with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC Storage
  • Runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 13 megapixel Samsung ISOCELL SENSOR Camera
  • 5.0 inch IPS, 1080p FHD Screen
  • USB Type C Connectivity
  • Utouch technology (Fingerprint Recognition and Multifunctional keys)
  • Supports Multiple International Bands, Dual Band WiFi
  • 3500mAh battery

 

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Xiaomi Note 3 Pro – $158 (Price After Coupon)

  • New Chipset Qualcomms Snapdragon 650, Hexacore Processor
  • Adreno 510 Graphics chipset
  • 2 and 3 GB versions available
  • 16 MP PDAF Camera
  • 4050mAh Battery
  • 5.5 inch, IPS, 1080p or FHD Display
  • Runs the latest MIUI 7 OS
  • All Metal Build
  • Rear Biometric Fingerprint Scanner

 

 

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Xiaomi Redmi 3S – $121 (Sale valid until Dec 5)

  • Good overall performance (Snapdragon 430 Chip) – scores 32,000 points on Antutu
  • Adreno 505 Capable of Gaming (light to moderate games)
  • Supports up to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC Storage
  • Supports Expandable Storage
  • Runs MIUI 7.0 (based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
  • 5.0″ IPS Fully Laminated 720p HD Display
  • 720p HD Display is good for gaming
  • Good 13 MP PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus)
  • Rear Fingerprint Scanner
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 4100mAh Long Battery Life (9 or 10 hours of screen time) – improvement over the Xiaomi 2 and 3

 

 

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Xiaomi Mi Max (3+64GB) – $247 “Best Pick for Midranger”

  • Powered by Snapdragon 650/652 Chipset, Adreno 510 GPU
  • Great RAW and Gaming Performance
  • 3/4 GB RAM and up to 128 GB eMMC Storage
  • Flagship build quality and balanced weight distribution
  • MIUI 7.4 (based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
  • Nice added features of MIUI and includes Assistive features
  • Gorgeous 6.4″ FHD 1080p Display
  • 16 mp, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), 4K video recording, Dual LED Flash
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Support (Sim 2 for TF/MicroSD Card Support)
  • Fast and Strong WiFi Reception, also supports Dual Band 2.4/5GHz WiFi
  • Snappy and Accurate Fingerprint ID Scanner (10/10)
  • 4850mAh battery (14 hours usage time – verified)
  • Ultrathin (only 7.5 mm despite the large battery underneath)

 

 

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LeTV Le 2 Pro X625 – $204

  • Mediatek Helio X20, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC
  • 5.5 inch IPS 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • EUI (Ecosystem OS) based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • USB Type C, Dual Band WiFi
  • 16 mp BSI PDAF, 1080p
  • CDLA (Continuous Digital Lossless Audio)
  • 3000mAh
  • Mirror Surface Fingerprint ID

 

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Vernee Apollo Lite – $179 (Sale valid until November 15)

  • Powered by Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 Deca Core
  • 4 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage (supports MicroSD)
  • 5.5″ IPS IGZO Display, 1080p
  • Vernee OS (based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
  • 16 mp Samsung S5K3P3 Sensor, PDAF, Dual LED Flash, Dual ISP
  • CAT 6 LTE speed
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Support
  • USB Type C
  • 3180mAh battery (Quick Charging Support)

 

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Yotaphone 2 – $119 (Sale valid until Dec 5)

  • True Dual Screen Smartphone
  • Powered by Snapdragon 801
  • E-ink Secondary Screen (great for reading E-books)
  • Second screen can be used the same as the Front Screen
  • Front Screen has a 5.0 inch 1080p Display
  • Built in NFC Support
  • Dual Band WiFi support
  • 2500mAh battery (E-ink screen offers more battery life)

 

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Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro – $139 (Sale valid until November 15)

  • Premium Build
  • Great Battery Life (4100mAh with Fast Charging)
  • Pro version (3 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage)
  • Good Display
  • Polished MIUI 7 OS (Android 5.1)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Support
  • Packed with Connectivity
  • Decent Camera (13 mp PDAF Camera)
  • IR Blaster

 

 

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Meizu M3 Note – $166 (Sale valid until Dec 2)

  • Powered by Mediatek Helio P10 Chipset with Mali-T860 Graphics
  • Premium build
  • Customized OS (Meizu)
  • Good 1080p Display
  • Meizu UI features and customized options
  • mTouch 2.1 (Accurate Fingerprint Scanner)
  • Dual SIM Support
  • 13 MP PDAF Camera
  • Good Battery life (4100mAh)

 

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Deepoon E2 3D (VR Headset) – $209 (Sale valid until Dec 5)

  • Cheaper than the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
  • Uses a  SAMSUNG AMOLED 1080p Glass Display
  • up to 75Hz refresh rate allowing for less blurring (no headache and vertigo side effect)
  • Up to 120 degrees Viewing Angle (FOV)
  • Zero Lag Headtracking
  • Pupil Adjustment Distance Settings
  • DeePoon Assistant App
  • Not very demanding in terms of Computer configurations
  • Easy setup and start up guide
  • Compatible with Oculus Software
  • Many demos already available to try
  • Premium Materials

 

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PIMAX 4K UHD VR Headset – $291

  • Compatible of Occulus and SteamVR
  • Offers Low Persistence 4K Panel (non smearing)
  • Supports up to 90Hz on Asynchronous mode (gaming mode) or 60 Hz on Synchronous mode
  • 110 degrees FOV Angle
  • 1000Hz Dual Gyroscope (reduces chances of vertigo)
  • Focus Adjustment
  • IPD Adjustment: 58 – 71 mm

 

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Xiaomi Yi 2 Action Camera – $239

  • 12 mp SonyIMX377 CMOS BSI Sensor (up to 4K video)
  • Dual Microphone System
  • Xiaomi Yi App
  • long battery life (1 hour and 49 minutes battery life)
  • Touch Screen navigation at the back
  • Built in Optical Image Stabilization
  • Robust Accessories and Selfi Stick
About Vincent
I am 27 years old and an avid fan of Phones and tablets. Writing blogs is my hobby and i have taken a keen interest in making Tablet and Phone Reviews.

12 Comments on Best Smartphone Deals this Month

  1. Hello Vincent ! 🙂 Just a note to thank you for having such a great site!!!! Wow Wow Wow!!! You understand what we all need and want in phones. Thank you for your honesty and hard work. I like your presentation and how you help us ALL to get the most bang for the buck!!! 🙂 🙂

  2. Hi man thank you for all this info.
    I love your site.
    Q:From all these cellphones is any that works with North American frequencies?

  3. Hi Vincent! Great website! I am looking for a super affordable phone with a good camera/video and decent storage. What specs shall I look for except MP? Any recommendations on brands? Thank you! Olena

  4. hi Vincent, i recently purchased p9000 even tho i have read the battery life is average.

    The reason I chose this phone is it was the best phone with 1920, nfc & sd imo <$180US

    In hindsight would you have suggested anything else?

    cheers
    adrian
    .au

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