Boxing day is almost here so I threw together a list of phone and tablet deals.
If you're willing to sign your life away, my top picks are:
iPhone 6 16GB for TELUS on BestBuy
for $79.99 (do yourself a fav and get the 64GB instead).
Samsung Galaxy S5 for Bell/TELUS/Rogers on BestBuy
for $0 plus you get a $175 gift card. If you're the type to experience buyers remorse remember the GS6 is probably 4 months off so expect lots of remorse as you're peppered with rumors of it.
The Nexus 5 on Koodo/Virgin is $0 from BestBuy
plus you get a $125 gift card.
The Sony Z3 Compact
on Bell and the LG G3
on Rogers are both $0 with a $100 gift card at Futureshop. Both are solid phones.
If Prepaid is your thing here are some picks. Remember, a prepaid phone is an unlock code away from being unlocked with no contract:
has the LG F4n flip phone (okay, it's not a smartphone) for only 9 bucks, NINE BUCKS.
Nokia Lumia 635 for $79.99 on Rogers from BestBuy
. Our friends down south had these for $49.99 but for 80 bucks the 635 is still a good deal.
Motorola Moto G first gen (8GB, no mSD) is $79.99 on TELUS at London Drugs. 'Nuff said.
Samsung GS3 on TELUS for $198 at Walmart.
Most of the unlocked phones are at Canada Computers, Staples and NCIX:
Acer Liquid S1 for $229.99 at Canada Computers
. I reviewed one before, originally it was a terrible deal at $379.99 but at 229.99 is an absolute steal, 5.7" HD display, usable processor, 8MP (not the greatest) plus it recently got an Android 4.4 upgrade. Buy Buy Buy!
NCIX has the Sony Z Ultra is 359.99 at NCIX
. It's an enormous phablet with a 6.44" display.
If a Tablet is your fancy there are tons and tons of Galaxy Tabs on sale from the 4 to the S to the Pro to the Note to the Note Pro to the OMGWTFBBQ. To be honest, I don't recommend any of these Tabs, the S is susceptible to screen burn in (happened to mine), the Tab Pro is still too expensive as is the Note and the ridiculously priced Note and Tab Pro versions.
If you HAVE to buy a Samsung Tablet, stick with the 8" and 10" Tab 4 versions for around $230 and $270 respectively at many places. At least they're sort of cheap.
If you want an iPad the Air the 16GB is $368 at Walmart
which is decent for what it is but still, overall a warm deal.
The Best deal is the original Surface Pro with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage refurbished for $399. This is a full-fat version PC in a tablet form factor. Hook a monitor, keyboard and mouse to it and for many people, it can replace a full-on PC. BestBuy
Lastly, Canada Computers
has the the Lenovo Miix 8" Windows 8 Tablet. This is a full-on Windows 8 computer in a 8" Windows Tablet body for only $158. It only comes with 2GB of RAM but to be honest, the small display keeps you from really getting into RAM troubles. I don't actually recommend this one but it IS a good deal.
Don't forget, Futureshop and BestBuy start ONLINE on Dec 24th at 8PM EST.
Follow the jump for a complete list of deals!