18 Best Spring Sales: Google Pixel Phones, Samsung Galaxy S23, and More
Spring is officially here, and retailers are celebrating by holding seasonal sales. While these kinds of sale events often have themes tied to the warmer weather, these deals aren’t limited to fitness gadgets and outdoor gear. You’ll find price drops on everything from video games and camera bags to headphones below. Check ’em out!
Updated March 24, 2023: We’ve added new deals on drones, earbuds, ebikes, and more.
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Moment’s Sale Is Full of Camera Gear
Aside from an assortment of deals on its own gear, Moment is currently offering 15 percent off Wandrd gear. (This sale is also happening directly at Wandrd.)
Featured in our Best Camera Bags guide, this sling is a runner-up pick for camera enthusiasts on the go. The bag is comfortable, modular, and durable. The 10-liter size is enough for a camera and some extras or even a drone. Not sure what liters mean? We have an explainer.
We love this bag so much, it has its own story. The investment is worthwhile for folks seeking a roomy, durable bag that doesn’t skimp on style or function. Other sizes of the photo bundle are on sale. Importantly, they all include the camera cube and accessory straps.
This is our favorite photography backpack for most people. It’s pretty and comes in an array of colors! There are plenty of pockets and organizational options, and you won’t have to sacrifice room for style. You can easily convert it to a normal backpack when you want to leave the camera at home.
Google’s Pixel 7 Lineup Is on Sale
The Google Pixel 7 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite Android phones. The company is currently offering $150 off of several models and capacities, and these are the lowest prices we’ve tracked to date. Get help on deciding which model is best for you with our Google Pixel Buying Guide. There’s more Google hardware on sale too.
This is one of the best values around. The cameras are impressive, the battery lasts for more than a day, and you get all the little features you’d find in a phone twice the price, like wireless charging, water resistance, and a premium build quality.
For folks seeking an upgrade, the Pixel 7 Pro adds a bigger display with a 120-Hz screen refresh rate, a 5X optical zoom camera, and slightly longer battery life.
This deal is slightly lower than what we saw during Cyber Monday in 2022. The Pixel 6A (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a fantastic bargain if you don’t need all the bells and whistles. It’s plenty powerful, has a good camera system, and lasts a full day of average use. We’re expecting to see a Pixel 7A successor in the next few months.
We’ve seen these earbuds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) drop to $64 in the past, but $79 is still a decent discount. These headphones are as good as (if not better than) Apple’s basic AirPods.
Another match of Cyber Monday 2022 pricing, this deal is a good one for an upgraded pair of earbuds. The Pixel Buds Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are supremely comfortable and have the sound quality to match, plus the case supports wireless charging.
What do you know—it’s another match of Cyber Monday pricing from last year! Google’s first smart wearable is missing a few features that you’ll find in its competitors, and the battery life leaves a bit to be desired. But it’s pretty, it’s cheap, and it does a good job tracking basic fitness metrics. It just recently got fall detection too! Learn more about it here.
Samsung’s Newest Phones are Discounted Too
Now is a good time to save on the three newest Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones (9/10, WIRED Recommends) and other gadgets. Samsung’s S23 line are some of the best flagship Android models on the market. Learn more about the differences between the models here. We also have a guide on the best S23 cases and accessories you might want. Samsung is also running other deals right now during its Discover Samsung Event.
This is the best Galaxy S23 for most people. It’s the smallest and least expensive option in the lineup, but you still get a really bright AMOLED screen, powerful performance with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, and daylong battery life.
It’s a bit of an awkward middle option, but you should choose this version if you want a bigger screen compared to the base model S23 and don’t want to spend the extra on the S23 Ultra. For $150 more than its little sibling, the S23+ gets you more storage and faster charging, not to mention the larger screen and slightly better battery life.
It’s more expensive, but this is the best upgrade pick of the lineup. The camera system includes a 10X optical zoom sensor that lets you snap wonderfully crisp photos of subjects far away. There’s also a built-in stylus to use on the nearly 6.8-inch screen. The battery lasts for a day and a half with average use.
More Spring Sales and Deals
Enter coupon code SPRING during checkout to get 20 percent off orders of $100 or more, or 25 percent off orders of $150 or more. This discount stacks with items that are already on sale. For example, these men’s Nike Air Force 1 ’07 sneaks drop to $88 after the code. Shipping is free if you join the free Nike rewards program. This sale ends on March 26.
We gave this sale its own roundup! You can save some cash on video doorbells, outdoor cameras, smart bulbs, and other home tech. Find the highlights here.
This price is reflected automatically during final checkout. The Propella 7S (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite affordable ebike. It’s easy to ride and relatively lightweight. You can read more about it here.
We like DJI’s drones a lot, but they’re spendy and don’t often go on sale. The Air 2S (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best drone money can buy. Thankfully, today, you can spend a little less than usual. This drone strikes a good balance between features, cost, and ease of use.
These headphones are already pretty affordable, but this deal comes within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. We tried these headphones and thought they were pretty good (7/10, WIRED Review). The sound and mic quality won’t blow you away, but they’re comfortable and easy to use. The biggest bummer is that the discount doesn’t apply to the limited-edition transparent colorway.
I bought this little charger for this price on Black Friday and I like it a lot. It’s included in our Best MagSafe Accessories and Best Wireless Chargers roundups. The capacity isn’t massive, but the design is supremely slim—I have no trouble slipping the charger into a fanny pack or mini purse. This is the most minimalist portable charging solution I’ve found, and now I don’t run the risk of forgetting my phone charging cable somewhere. Make sure you have a MagSafe iPhone before you buy (iPhone 12 and newer).