It’s that time of year again. The holidays? Nope! Winter solstice? Try again. OK, I’ll just tell you: it’s Samsung’s quarterly Discover event. I know, I know—it’s less exciting than wintry festivities, but if you’re in the market for any Samsung products (for yourself or others), this event is big news. Samsung is running discounts not only on some of its older products but also on its latest and greatest flagships. Here’s a curated list of some of the highlights, which run through the week—and we found the same deals (if not better) at other retailers too. Each and every one of these picks has been tested, vetted, and put through the paces by the WIRED Gear team.
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The Samsung Galaxy S23 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the quintessential flagship phone. It’s the no-compromises, every-feature-included, latest-and-greatest from Samsung. All three phones in the S23 range (the S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra) feature brilliant and fluid 120-Hz AMOLED displays, and over a day of battery life on a single charge. During testing, WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu found that the real star is the triple camera system. Delivering stellar low-light quality, and maybe the most stable video capture on any Android phone, it’s a camera cluster well worth the extra cash. This is the lowest price we’ve seen to date. Just remember that Samsung is poised to announce the Galaxy S24 series in January.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is a fully-featured tablet with some of the best hardware on any Android device. It features an ultra-bright display with a liquid-smooth 120-Hz refresh rate, and cutting-edge internals that make the most of the hardware. Did we mention the 14.6-inch screen? There aren’t many tablets around at that massive size. The stylus feels responsive and fluid, and apps and games run beautifully on this gargantuan display.
The Z Flip5 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) isn’t the phone for everyone, it’s got some quirks (less-than-stellar battery life, for one), but it’s an adorable little phone. It folds up to about the size of a stack of Post-Its and fits into even the smallest of pockets. Plus, it has an external touchscreen display so you don’t have to snap it open every time you get an alert. Samsung only has the 512-GB model discounted, but it’s cheaper on Amazon for $970. The base 256-GB model is a better deal, though it has dipped as low as $800 during Black Friday.
The fifth iteration of Samsung’s folding flagships, the Galaxy Z Fold5 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) remains one of the best folding phones on the market. The cameras take great photos, and the displays (internal and external) are bright, colorful, and responsive. It’s still kind of a thick chunky phone when it’s closed. According to WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu, the external screen is still a bit narrow compared to the competition, leaving some apps feeling squished. You can save some extra by going for the 256-GB model.
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch6 Classic (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is a responsive smartwatch, and the mechanical bezel makes it fun to scroll through the interface. It’s best paired with Samsung phones if you want the full set of health features, but it works with any Android phone. It’s comfy to wear, and you get better battery life than an Apple Watch or Pixel Watch. The non-Classic model, which ditches the mechanical bezel, is even cheaper.
Samsung’s S95C QD-OLED TV (8/10, WIRED Recommends) boasts a dazzling display capable of rendering both super-bright and super-dim scenes with ease. There’s a level of clarity here that WIRED editor Parker Hall says makes it feel like you could fall into it, like an open window. The display is capped off by razor-thin bezels that only add to this TV’s ability to fully immerse you in whatever you’re watching.
There’s not much content out there for 8K TVs just yet, but if you have the cash to burn and you want the absolute biggest and best TV on the market, you can’t do much better than Samsung’s QN900C TV (8/10, WIRED Recommends). Backlit by an array of mini-LEDs, the TV produces some of the most beautiful colors and image processing we’ve ever seen.
The Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra (6/10, WIRED Review) is a great productivity laptop, and despite its 16-inch display, it’s surprisingly portable. It’s lightweight, coming in at almost a pound less than the M2 Max version of the MacBook Pro 16-inch. It packs a lot of power too, thanks to the Nvidia RTX 4050 inside. According to former WIRED contributor Adam Speight, that portability doesn’t mean you’re missing out on power either. This thing can be configured to have some absolutely killer (and gaming-worthy) internal hardware. It’s a shame the battery life, speakers, and keyboard are lackluster.