Deals: Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra gets a significant price drop, Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is cheaper too

The prices of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S9 series have been moving around recently. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra had the most significant drop – the 12/256GB model is £1,000, whereas a few weeks ago it would have cost you £1,200. And you can get 512GB storage for just £50 more (or not, there is a microSD slot available, after all). That used to be a £100 upgrade.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ is now £850 for a 12/256GB slate and £900 for the 12/512GB option (that was was £930 in late March). The Tab S9 series, like other 2023 Samsung flagships, were recently updated with the new Galaxy AI features, so you can try image editing (along with text entry with AI help and summarization) on the big screen.

The Galaxy Tab S9 is cheaper in its 256GB configuration at £730 (was £750 a few weeks ago). This is the one you want as it also comes with 12GB of RAM. The 128GB model went up in price by £30 and only has 8GB of RAM, so it’s not recommended.

In late March the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ was selling for £400 (this is for a 12/512GB unit), now its price has fallen by £30 – not bad for a few weeks time. And this might change the equation when comparing it to the regular Pro.

The Redmi Note 13 Pro still costs £270 as it did a few weeks ago, reducing the gap between the two to £100. That extra cash buys a better chipset (Dimensity 7200 Ultra vs. Snapdragon 7s Gen 2) with faster storage (UFS 3.1 vs. 2.2) and better dust and water resistance rating (IP68 vs. IP54). Also, the 5,000mAh battery on the Pro+ charges at 120W, compared to 67W for the slightly larger 5,100mAh battery on the regular Pro.

Both phones feature 6.67” 120Hz AMOLED displays with 12-bit colors and Dolby Vision support. They have 200MP main cameras (1/1.4” sensors, OIS) and 8MP ultra wides, plus 16MP selfie cameras. There’s no dedicated zoom lens, but the high resolution main sensor does a great job at 2x, though the 4x mode is not great.

The Redmi Note 13 (5G) is only £40 cheaper than the Pro model and the difference is hard to justify – the demotion to a 108MP main camera, lower tier Dimensity 6080 chipset and 33W charging for the 5,000mAh battery is not worth the savings.

There’s also the Redmi Note 14 4G with a Snapdragon 685 at £50 less, but unless your budget is strictly under £200, we’d go with a 5G phone.

And if you do have to stay under £200, also consider the Poco M6 Pro. It switches over to a Helio G99 Ultra with a generous 12GB of RAM and 512GB storage (and you can add even more – both phones have microSD slots). The main camera is downgrade to 64MP, but you get faster 67W charging (vs. 33W) for the 5,000mAh battery.

The Nothing Phone (2) was down to £520 for the 12/256GB model a few weeks ago, now that same phone goes for £485. Not a bad price for a 6.7” LTPO display (1080p+, 120Hz) and a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The 50MP ultra wide camera and 4,700mAh battery with both wired (45W) and wireless (15W) charging are also rare in this class. Plus, the transparent back and LED lights set the brand apart.

The Sony WF-1000XM5 is down £10, which isn’t much, but it helps. These TWS buds offer amazing sound and a superb ANC.

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