Foldables are still quite pricey, but as always discounts help alleviate that. The Amazon has the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 with 1TB storage at £1,550 – this is after a £300 discount and with a £200 coupon applied. The coupon is available for the other two memory configurations, 256GB and 512GB, but they lack the first discount so the 1TB model ends up costing as much as the 256GB one.
If you’re into the other kind of foldable, the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra brings a 6.9” 165Hz internal and 3.6” cover display (which runs at 144Hz), plus a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. The 12+13MP camera is disappointing even by flip standards, but it is the only major flaw of the phone.
You can have the regular Motorola Razr 40 for £250 less. This one has almost the same internal display (except the refresh rate is capped at 144Hz), but the tiny cover display is a big downgrade. As is the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset.
The Google Pixel 7a gets you into the Pixel experience while being light on the wallet. This mid-ranger has a HRR display, only 90Hz but still, and a 64MP main camera with in-sensor zoom, two things that can’t be said of the 6a. This offer also comes with a 30W Google charger, which is more powerful than the 7a actually needs, but you can use it for other devices too.
Since we’re talking about non-folding phones, the Motorola Edge 40 brings a 6.55” 144Hz display to the party to make the Pixel 7a jealous, though its Dimensity 8020 chipset is less powerful than the Tensor G2. This one also has faster charging – 68W wired and 15W wireless (vs. 18W wired and 7.5W wireless for the Pixel). The battery is almost exactly the same size (4,400mAh vs. 4,385mAh), but the MediaTek chipset is more efficient and offers longer endurance.
The Nokia X30 comes with HMD’s 3-3-3 promise – 3 years of warranty, 3 years of OS updates and security patches. It’s from late 2022, so it’s already down one year, but there are two more to go.
If you need something cheaper than the Pixel 7a and Edge 40, the Moto G73 might be the better pick. It’s noticeably cheaper, but doesn’t compromise – it has an FHD+ 6.5” display (120Hz IPS LCD) and a Dimensity 930 for 5G connectivity. There is a 50+8MP camera pair on the back and a 5,000mAh battery with 30W wired-only charging inside.
Finally, let’s look at some Sony headphones. If you need TWS buds, the WF-1000XM5 are some of the best that money can buy with great audio quality and class-leading noise cancellation.
If you want over-ear buds, the WH-1000XM5 are similarly one of the best options around. Although, the WH-1000XM4 are holding up very well and can be found for £200. Check out our review for more on why you might want the XM5 or the XM4.
If you want headphones for gaming, the Sony INZONE H9 are a wireless headset with an included dongle for a low-latency connection to a PS5 or a PC. You can also plug in a 3.5mm cable too. In parallel to that the headset can also connect to your phone over Bluetooth. These have ANC and 360 Spatial Audio, plus a much better mic than typical over-ear headphones (which mutes automatically when you rotate its boom out of the way).
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