47 Best Prime Day Phone And Tablet Deals (2023): Accessories And Chargers
Posted On July 12, 2023
Amazon’s annual shopping event is a bargain bonanza, but amid this rushing torrent of deals, you need to remember that glitter is not gold. There are a lot of fake discounts masquerading as actual Prime Day deals. To help you pan for real treasures, we have meticulously sifted through 100,000 deals, checking historical prices and cross-referencing them with our tested product recommendations to uncover the best Prime Day phone deals worth your consideration, along with some tablets and accessories too.
Update July 12: We added a bunch of new deals to this post. We also updated links and prices where they’ve changed.
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Check out our Best Android Phones and Best Cheap Phone guides for more.
Close to being perfect for everyone, the Pixel 7A has it all, with a 6.1-inch OLED screen that’s not too big or small, the Tensor G2 processor for slick performance, and a smart 64-MP camera with a 13-MP ultrawide that outperforms more expensive phones. It also has wireless charging, IP67 water resistance, and Google’s unique Pixel features.
The Pixel 6A (8/10, WIRED Recommends) may be last year’s best budget Android phone, but with a bright screen, slick performance, and some of the best software smarts around, it is still worth considering. Bargain hunters will struggle to find a better phone than this for the money, and it’s our budget pick if you have your heart set on a Pixel.
The Pixel 7 Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a great value flagship with an awesome camera. We love Google’s software smarts, and this phone is powerful, with a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen that boasts a silky smooth 120-Hz refresh rate, decent battery life, and Google’s best camera system to date. Other storage options are also on sale.
Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is chock-full of high-end features, from its powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset that keeps even the most demanding games running beautifully to its wonderfully fluid and bright 120-Hz AMOLED display. The triple camera system is the highlight.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best of the best right now. It boasts fluid and powerful performance, a super bright 6.8-inch screen, and an incredibly versatile quad-lens camera. It has been out for a while and briefly dipped below this price, but hovers around $1,000.
The Galaxy Z Fold4 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is all about multitasking. Open it up like a book to reveal a 7.6-inch screen and you can easily run multiple apps side by side, no app juggling required. We prefer the Pixel Fold because apps look better in this aspect ratio, but the Fold4 is an excellent folding phone. Just know there’s a new model on the way.
One of our favorite cheap phones, the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a bright screen with an impressive 120-Hz refresh rate. You can also expect solid battery life and decent photos. The performance isn’t top notch and there’s no wireless charging, but this is still a great phone for the money.
With an eye-catching design, excellent performance, and a bright, 120-Hz AMOLED screen, the OnePlus 11 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) can go toe-to-toe with the best Android phones. We also like the speakers, the reliable camera system, and the relatively long battery life. Shame there’s no wireless charging though.
The new Razr+ (7/10, WIRED Review) is a cute, compact, and functional folding phone that revives Motorola’s classic flip phone brand. There’s a 3.6-inch OLED screen on the front that’s big enough to be useful and you can flip it open to reveal a 6.9-inch screen inside. It’s a good performer that supports wireless charging, but the camera and battery life fall short.
This is our top pick of the best Motorola phones. It has a bright and colorful 6.7-inch OLED display with a high refresh rate, the latest processor and plenty of RAM for zippy performance, a generous 512 GB of storage, and plenty of stamina. Sadly, the camera is not so great.
We don’t love the Moto G Stylus (6/10, WIRED Review), but it gets a mention in our Best Cheap Phones guide because it offers good performance, two-day battery life, and 5G support. The included stylus is great if that’s your thing. There’s a headphone jack, microSD card slot, and NFC support.
The Motorola Moto G Power (6/10, WIRED Review) is far from our favorite budget phone, but it does score an honorable mention. You can expect solid performance, two-day battery life, and a nice 6.5-inch LCD screen. Sadly, NFC is missing, there is bloatware, and it will only get one Android OS update.
Check out our Best Tablets, Best iPads, and Best Fire Tablets guides for more.
The upgraded version of our favorite Fire tablet, the Fire HD 10 Plus is our favorite tablet in Amazon’s lineup. There are better tablets out there for more money, but it’s powerful enough to watch shows and movies or read books through Amazon Prime. The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is also on sale for $120 ($80 off).
Fire HD 8
The Amazon Fire HD 8 (6/10, WIRED Review) is by no means the best tablet around, but it may be the best value tablet. For Prime subscribers, it offers an easy way to dip into Amazon’s content, and it’s a nice size for web browsing or reading ebooks. It’s also an affordable option for older kids and teens. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is also on sale for $75.
Amazon’s swankiest tablet, the Fire Max 11 (5/10, WIRED Review) is pricey for what you get, even on sale. The 10-inch and 8-inch models above are better values, if you’re all-in on Amazon and want the nicest device you can get to consume Prime content, this fits the bill. It has a much more premium feel—it’s made of metal—and is faster overall.
iPad MiniPhotograph: Apple
Our favorite iPad for portability, the iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is an excellent choice for folks on the go. This sleek slate has a bright screen, USB-C charging, and support for the second-gen Apple Pencil. It’s easy to slip into a bag, but the smaller size also means limited battery life.
The best iPad for most people is Apple’s cheapest, the entry-level 9th generation iPad (8/10, WIRED Recommends). The design may be a little dated, but the 10.2-inch screen, slick performance, and 12-megapixel ultrawide camera make it a pleasure to use. It can do most of the things its pricier siblings are capable of, so why pay more?
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8Photograph: Samsung
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is the luxury Android tablet of choice in our Best Tablets guide. It boasts an 11-inch LCD screen that is sharp, colorful, bright, and a perfect size. The speakers sound great, the performance is practically flawless, and it comes with a stylus that magnetically sticks to the back of the slate. The bigger S8+ is also on sale and it has an OLED screen.
It may be labeled as “the awkward choice” in our iPad guide because of its high price, but there is still plenty to recommend the 10th-generation iPad (7/10, WIRED Review) for. It has a fresh design, is plenty fast, and has USB-C. Sadly, there’s no second-gen Apple Pencil support. It hovers between $399 and $439 on Amazon, so this is lower than its normal price.
Phone Case Deals
Read our Best iPhone 14 Cases and Best Galaxy S23 Cases guides for more.
We are fans of Casetify’s wares. The phone accessory maker offers a wide range of protective cases with all sorts of artwork. We included its Impact Case, Bounce Case, and tempered glass screen protector in our iPhone 14 accessories buying guide. For Prime Day you can get 25 percent off anything in the Casetify store, with deeper discounts on some products.
An alternative to our favorite OtterBox Symmetry or Defender series, the Commuter Series provides plenty of drop protection for your iPhone. It should work with wireless chargers and MagSafe devices, but the dual-layer protection, with a rim around the camera and screen, ensures your iPhone won’t break if dropped.
This clever case has a PopSocket built in to help you keep a firm grip on your iPhone. It also offers solid protection, with raised edges to safeguard the camera and screen. You can pop out the grip completely to wirelessly charge your iPhone 14 Pro, though it’s a little inconvenient. There’s no MagSafe support, but everything else checks out. The iPhone 14 Pro Max version is also on sale for $48 ($12 off).
We picked this case as the Best Overall in our Samsung Galaxy S23 Cases and Accessories guide because it offers protection without adding too much bulk. It’s made with more than 50 percent recycled plastic, with a polycarbonate back and a synthetic rubber bumper around the edges, which are raised to safeguard that screen. There’s also no gaudy branding on the back (just on one edge).
Enter code TOTALPRIME at checkout for the discount. Do you hate cases but still want some kind of protection? Totallee’s your answer. Its cases are so thin that they’re by no means going to protect your iPhone from a major drop, but they should keep everyday scuffs and scratches at bay. There are cutouts for the buttons on each side and minimally raised edges all around. There’s no official MagSafe support, but because the case is so thin, it works well with MagSafe accessories. Totallee’s clear cases are slightly more protective.
These cases from Mous score an honorable mention in our Best iPhone 14 Cases and Accessories guide. They work well with the MagSafe system and the wood finish is lovely. The thick bumper should also safeguard against drops. The sale applies to cases for the iPhone 14, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max.
Nomad makes some of our favorite classy accessories, from leather cases to wireless chargers, but its wares don’t come cheap. That’s why this 30 percent off everything sale is worth a look. No need for a code, as everything on the site should be marked down.
This is our favorite cheap stand-up case for the iPad. It envelopes your Apple slate in a touch bumper, a back cover made of thermoplastic polyurethane and polyurethane leather, and there’s a magnetic latch to keep the folio closed. It offers two different angles and has a spot for an Apple Pencil.
Read our Best iPad Accessories, Best Magsafe Accessories, and Best Portable Battery Packs guides for more.
If you have a decent pair of cans, treat them right, and that means snagging a stand to rest them on when they aren’t on your head. This stylish stand appears in our Best Home Office Gear guide. It is an aluminum headphone stand with a MagSafe wireless charging base for compatible iPhones.
If a folio-style case doesn’t prop your iPad up securely enough, you may prefer this dedicated stand. It is durable with strong hinges, and a rubber base that prevents it from sliding easily. You can tweak the height and viewing angle of your iPad, and it’s lightweight enough to carry easily from room to room.
If you use your iPad or tablet for work or school, you probably need extra ports and a way to prop it up. This dock from Satechi is a hub with an HDMI port, USB-A, 3.5-mm audio port, SD and microSD card reader, and a 60-watt USB-C charging port. It doubles as a stand, though you can’t change the viewing angle. It folds up and fits neatly in a backpack, and it’s lightweight.
Touchscreens are not the best for typing on, so why not snag our favorite iPad keyboard case? With a built-in keyboard, trackpad, and kickstand, this case covers all bases. The keyboard is also detachable, so you can ditch it when you don’t need it. The fabric finish is very nice and the kickstand is stable.
For folks who love to sketch, the Apple Pencil is an essential addition to your iPad. As one of the best iPad accessories you can get, it enables you to draw, annotate, and sign documents. It even feels somewhat like a real pencil, because you can press harder to get thicker lines. This second-gen version is way better than the first and magnetically sticks to the top of compatible iPads to wirelessly charge.
If you do buy an Apple Pencil, you might want a way to make your iPad screen feel more like paper, and that’s exactly what this screen protector does. It cleverly mimics the texture and friction of sketching on paper, but the application is tricky so take your time.
Anker MagGo 637
Clip the on-page coupon to see the discount at checkout. We love Anker’s MagSafe wireless chargers. This one doubles as a power strip for your desktop or living room. It features three AC outlets on the back, two USB-A ports, and two USB-C ports, one of which is capable of outputting 65 watts of power (enough to recharge a MacBook). WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has been using it for the past year with no issues.
One of our favorite MacBook accessories, this Apple charger has two USB-C ports enabling you to charge up an iPad or MacBook alongside your iPhone. It is compact, with folding prongs, so you can slip it into your bag when you hit the road.
Google Pixel Stand
This is our favorite wireless charger for your nightstand. We love the second-generation Pixel Stand for a few reasons. Its base doesn’t slide around, the phone stays attached, and it allows you to take advantage of fun features like quick access to Google Assistant and the ability to turn the display into a digital picture frame. However, even though it’ll work with any phone that supports wireless charging, you can only use it with the Pixel 7, Pixel 7A, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel Fold. It has reached this price once this year but usually costs $79.
With a 26,800-mAh capacity, this is the maximum-size power bank you can take onto a flight. It’s perfect for vacations and even resembles crush-proof luggage. There are four USB-C ports; the left pair can handle up to 100 watts in or out, and the two ports on the right can put out 20 watts each (total maximum simultaneous output is 138 watts). There’s support for PD 3.0, PPS, and QC 3.0 standards. It tends to hit this price for a few days every month or two, though hasn’t since summer began.
WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu loves this little power bank, which we judged as the best for tablets in our Best Portable Power Banks guide. It fits in the padded sleeve of most backpacks and can recharge an 11-inch tablet twice. It even has a lovely fabric cover so that it doesn’t look out of place sitting on your table at the coffee shop.
We have raved about Anker’s MagGo system before, and this handy magnetic battery sticks to the back of any MagSafe iPhone to more than double its battery life. There is also a wee kickstand to prop your iPhone up, and the USB-C port can deliver up to 20 watts. You get a 2-foot USB-C to USB-C cable with this power bank.
We love this treelike wireless charger, and it appears in our Best MagSafe Accessories guide. It saves so much space on your desk or nightstand, and you can recharge the iPhone at the fastest 15-watt charging speed possible, along with an Apple Watch and AirPods. It’s a must-have for anyone who has all three of those devices (or any earbuds with wireless charging support). It has dipped this low before, but this is still a solid deal. It’s normally around $150, but was at this discounted price in May and June, so it’s possible that Prime Day won’t be your last opportunity to snag it for less.
As the top pick for a MagSafe vent mount in our Best Car Phone Mounts guide, the iOttie Velox is classy and rock solid, with powerful magnets to hold your MagSafe iPhone securely in place, even on bumpy roads. There’s also a ball joint so you can slightly angle your phone for a better view. It’s a shame that the USB-C cable is permanently attached, as it’s long. If you don’t have a USB-C port in your car, there’s a plug-in charger.
The best looking option in our best travel adapters guide, the Zendure Passport III has a boxy design with sliding toggles to switch between US, European, and British plugs. (It covers more than 200 countries.) The latest version sports a funky, translucent design with a metallic finish (purple is best). There are four USB-C ports alongside a single USB-A port and an AC socket, so you can charge six devices simultaneously. Sadly, there’s no grounding, so you shouldn’t use this adapter with any device that has a third metal grounding pin on its plug. It reached this price for about a week each month this year until May. So it may reach this price again, but it’s still a good time to buy.
Satechi’s 108-watt wall charger is one of our favorite MacBook accessories. It’s on the larger side, but it’s not as big as the one from Apple. It comes with three USB-C ports, each with the ability to charge at 100 watts if only one device is connected—perfect for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. However, if you want to charge three gadgets at once, it’ll charge them at 45, 30, and 30 watts, respectively, 58, 30, and 20 watts, or 65, 20, and 20 watts, depending on what you’re charging. The plug folds up too.
With more than one entry in our Best Camera Bags guide, Moment is a great choice for protecting and hauling your photography gear. This one comes in 17-liter or 21-liter sizes and includes a camera insert and tech organizers to keep your gadgets in order.
This chunky power bank has a huge capacity and scored an honorable mention in our Best Portable Chargers guide. It is a good option for charging laptops and smaller gadgets. It packs 20,000 mAh and supports a wide variety of fast charging standards. There is one USB-C PD port rated at 65 watts, two USB-A QC ports at 30 watts apiece, and a Micro USB input (though you are best using the USB-C to recharge it). The LED shows the remaining battery life as a percentage and displays the current and voltage. However, we must note that this battery has gone on sale at this price for a few days each month this year.
This is the larger cousin of our favorite Anker PowerCore Slim. It’s not as light as that one, but it packs double the power, handling not just phones and tablets but laptops as well (though always double-check your laptop, some newer models need more than 45W to fast charge). There are two ports, a USB-C with a max of 45W, and a USB-C 2 capable of 20W.
It is all too easy to crack or scratch your precious iPhone screen, so snagging a tough glass screen protector can be a smart idea. One of our favorite screen protectors, the Zagg InvisibleShield Glass Elite appears in our Best iPhone 14 Cases and Accessories guide. This protector doesn’t dim the screen too much for you, but makes it impossible for folks to see from the side, affording you some privacy. This is the cheapest we’ve seen this model.
Moment is good at camera bags, slings, and organizers for when you’re out and about, but what about when you shove your gear in the closet? This case is a good way to stay organized at home and keep your lenses and accessories safely padded, but readily accessible.
This kit appears in our Best Travel Adapters guide and includes multiple plug attachments that slide and lock into place to keep you powered across most of the world. It is much larger than your average adapter but provides two grounded US AC outlets. There is also a built-in USB-C cable, two USB-A ports, and two USB-C ports.
This wireless charging stand from Satechi is runner-up in our buying guide of Best Apple 3-in-1 Wireless Chargers. It doesn’t offer the fastest charging speeds, but it’s perfect for juicing up your devices overnight. With an attractive aluminum design, it also makes a great addition to your nightstand. You’ll have to use your own 20-watt power adapter though.