Winter sales 2023: the best Android and iPhone smartphones on sale

Option iPhone SE 2022 in 128GB updated on January 11, 2023 with a RED offer by SFR.

Until February 7, several brands are showing more or less attractive discounts on a large number of smartphones during their winter sales. And this year again, there’s something for everyone and every budget. If you want to start the year with a new model, take advantage of one of the best plans we have selected without delay.

Winter sales of smartphones: crème de la crème

On Samsung:

Samsung Galaxy M23 128GB 5G for €199 instead of €299 at Cdiscount

Samsung Galaxy M23 5G

The Samsung Galaxy M23 5G is one of the cheapest 5G-enabled smartphones on the market. It offers a large screen, offers decent performance and has a triple rear photo sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 128GB 5G for €499 instead of €659 at Cdiscount

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (5G) is priced slightly higher by Samsung than the 4G version, but as the name suggests, that’s the price to pay to benefit from 5G. We also note the presence of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor instead of the Exynos 990. But overall, these two models offer the same performance. It benefits from a 120Hz Super AMOLED display and a 4500mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 128GB 5G for €999 instead of €1259 at Fnac

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is basically an iterative update to the S21 Ultra, but wrapped in a Galaxy Note-inspired chassis. It has the standard upgrades you’d expect in a next-gen smartphone – like the latest processor – but otherwise it’s very similar. It really feels like an update aimed at Galaxy Note fans, especially those who ditched the Note 20 Ultra and want to upgrade from the phone that was released two years ago.

On Apple:

Apple iPhone SE 2022 128GB 5G for €499 instead of €629 at RED by SFR

On the front, with little change, the iPhone SE 5G 2022 still borrows the stylistic codes of the iPhone 8, released nearly 5 years ago. A design sold as “iconic” according to Apple. The recipe works and speaks for Touch ID enthusiasts, there’s no reason for Apple to change it.

Apple iPhone 13 128GB for €774 instead of €909 at Cdiscount

The iPhone 13, like last year’s iPhone 12, is Apple’s most balanced formula. The new model monopolizes the strengths of its predecessor while exhibiting a little more serious autonomy. We can regret the impasse at the 120 Hz refresh rate intended for Pro models, but Apple offers us excellent image quality at 60 Hz. .

On Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 4 + 128 GB for 186€ instead of 229€ on Amazon

OLED and 90 Hz screen, very good battery life and more than decent performance, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 does almost everything like its older brothers and therefore has arguments to be the benchmark in the segment of smartphones under 200 euros. However, the Chinese manufacturer may suffer from cannibalization between the old and the new generation, as the Redmi Note 10 Pro, which was launched last year at a price of €299, packs more premium features.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 4 + 128 GB for €199 instead of €329 at Cdiscount

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro has almost everything: a good AMOLED screen and 120 Hz for an ultra-smooth experience, a technical configuration that does the job, an excellent main sensor and thanks to it an effective photo part even in low light, a night mode, an attractive battery life and really fast charging. The smartphone isn’t 5G-ready, but at this price, it’s hard to hold it against it.

On Oppo:

Oppo Find X5 Pro 12 + 256GB 5G for €899 instead of €999 on Amazon

From its great design to its excellent display and solid cameras, Oppo’s flagship has something to impress.

Oppo Find X5 Lite 8 + 256GB 5G for €399 instead of €499 at Amazon

Oppo Find X5 Lite

Oppo Find X5 Lite is a complete mid-range smartphone, offering solid autonomy with fast charging and a very good daytime wide-angle module.

On Google:

Google Pixel 7 for €599 instead of €649 on Amazon

The Pixel 7 is a follow-up to the Pixel 6, offering a good combination of useful features, solid photo technology, and an affordable price. This comes after Google has tried several different strategies to differentiate its Pixel phones over the past few years.

Google Pixel 7 Pro for €799 instead of €899 on Amazon

The Pixel 7 Pro may not have the same flavor as last year’s Pixel 6 Pro, but it still has some notable improvements. The Pro’s €250 surcharge on the Pixel 7 is protected by a 48-megapixel telephoto lens as well as a larger screen.

Google Pixel 6a for €349 instead of €459 at Fnac

Generation after generation, Google has been perfecting its recipe for undercutting its high-end smartphones. The inevitable compromises made to make the Pixel 6a more affordable than its big brother aren’t deal breakers at all. The finish level is very good, as is the performance. We think the key technical advantages and features that make the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro strong are the first, especially photography, autonomy and Android updates. Best choice at this price.


We’ve identified the best products frequently tested and/or rated by CNET France’s editorial staff, and where they’re cheapest. Please note that merchants may match prices. As always with our shopping and product selections, you’ll be able to view merchant offers via our real-time price charts and read product testing to make sure you’re making the right choice.

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