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Deal Alert: The Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2020 edition (Updated)

By Team HardwareZone - 30 Nov 2020

Smartphones and accessories

Note: This feature was first published on 26 Nov 2020.

*Updated: 30 November 10:30am with price changes and two new pages of deals for Cyber Monday*

Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) marks the shopping period in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, where savvy shoppers would snag the best buys at crazy discounts and have the items ready before the gift-giving season.

In its modern incarnation, BFCM is now another reason to plan your digital purchases out, peppered with other retail seasons like 9.9, 10.10, 11.11, and 12.12 in the mix.  In our special deal alert, we look at some of the best deals we can find on the Internet. What better way to start it off with something nearly everyone holds close to their hearts and pockets?


Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)

If you want the Super Retina XDR display with 800-nits brightness (up to 1,200 for HDR content) but don't want to fork out current-year prices for the iPhone 12, you'll be pleased to know that the iPhone 11 Pro Max also offers the same panel. It also hosts various features that are still current- or next-generation technologies, such as support for Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit-class LTE connectivity, UWB technology (thanks to the U1 chip), and a decent triple-rear camera configuration for wonderful photo-taking.

The phone's launch RRP was at S$1,799 for the 64GB variant. Over at its official Lazada storefront, you can pick up last year's Pro Max model (64GB) at just S$1,488 (about 17% off). This is great news since Apple discontinued selling the iPhone 11 Pro Max since the launch of its 2020 flagship smartphones (iPhone 12 series).

Check out the deal here.

Read our review here.


Huawei Nova 5T

The Huawei Nova 5T is a variant model of the Nova 5 smartphone family by Huawei. It packs a Kirin 980 chipset, which is also found in the Huawei P30 Pro, P30, Mate 20 Pro Mate 20, and Honor 20 (Huawei's other mid-range phone brand). The smartphone features a rear 4-camera system that comprises the main 48MP lens, 16MP wide-angle, 2MP macro, and 2MP bokeh lens. Also, because this phone was launched in mid-2019, it's not affected by the U.S. trade ban, and it still carries Google Mobile Services and has access to the Google Play Store - yay.

Originally at S$598, it's now only S$368 (about 38% off) at the official Lazada storefront of Huawei. Unlike most deals, the Nova 5T's discount applies to all four colour variants - double yay.

Check out the deal here.

Read our review here.


OnePlus 8 Pro

True to OnePlus's belief in putting out phones with real flagship specs at lower prices, the 5G-ready OnePlus 8 Pro has a 6.78-inch AMOLED display at an eye-melting 3,168 x 1,440 pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with 4,510mAh battery. On the rear, a quad-rear camera configuration led by a 48MP main camera.

Typically, the OnePlus 8 Pro retails at S$1,298 (128GB variant). Now, both the 128GB and 256GB variants are discounted at the authorised Lazada storefront. You can either get the 128GB variant at a cheaper S$1,179.99 or pay S$1,279 for a 256GB model instead.

Check out the deal here.

Read our review here.


Oppo Find X2 Pro (512GB)

The Oppo Find X2 Pro has a 5G-ready Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, alongside many of Oppo's claim to fame - nice 6.7-inch, Quad HD+ (3,168 x 1,440 pixels resolution) AMOLED display, good audio, interesting cameras, and it's SuperVOOC fast-charging technology, alongside its attention to interface and exterior design. Pity, it lacks a MicroSD card slot and wireless charging at the flagship-tier, but its superior features and massive default storage space makes up for its lacking areas.

The phone has an official retail price of S$1,699. However, this deal has it at just S$1,130, which is a significant 33% discount off the RRP. We highlighted this particular listing not only because of its price but also because it's tied to a physical store located in Far East Plaza if you'd like to personally verify the deal (they allow in-store purchases for online deals).

Check out the deal here.

Read our review here.


Poco F2

The POCO F2 Pro flagship phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6GB RAM and a 4,700mAh battery. It features LiquidCool Technology 2.0 to reduce CPU temperature by 14 degrees, allowing the phone to operate optimally at all times. Other specs include a 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with HDR10+ support, 64MP quad-rear camera, NFC and 129GB internal storage space.

Originally at S$799 for the 128GB variant, you can pick it up at just S$649.90 at the official Xiaomi store on Lazada. Do note it's a deal exclusively available online only.

Check out the deal here.

Read our coverage here.


Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

Samsung's latest stylus-based flagship device packs upgrades to the S Pen experience, with a decreased S Pen latency of up to 80%. The 5G-ready Galaxy Note20 Ultra packs 4,500mAh, uses its proprietary Exynos 990 processor, and has a host of other typical flagship-tier specs like Fast Wireless Charging and a 6.9-inch Quad HD+ (3,088 x 1,440 pixels resolution) Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate.

Typically at S$1,898, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra now goes at S$1,748 on the official Lazada store of Samsung's. That's S$150 off for the latest stylus-based Samsung flagship phone, and from the source itself.

Check out the deal here.

Read our review here.


SanDisk Ultra MicroSD card (512GB)

Want a legitimate MicroSD card but still want a good deal? Consider the 512GB version of the SanDisk Ultra MicroSD card. After checking across several big-box retailers (1, 2), we realised that the card typically goes at S$140 to S$169. Heck, many shops that carry this exact card model doesn't even have the 512GB variant readily available.

However, you can get the same 512GB MicroSD card at S$95 here, at S$95.19 on Amazon Singapore (including delivery fees), and S$114 on the official Shopee platform. Depending on where you're looking at, you're getting up to a 58% discount.

Check out the deal here (1, 2, 3).

Read our 2018 MicroSD card buying guide here.


Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite (6GB RAM + 64GB storage)

The Mi Note 10 Lite uses a 6.47-inch, 3D curved FHD+ AMOLED display that supports HDR10 playback. It also packs the in-display fingerprint sensor and low blue-light certification that the flagship variant had. A 64-megapixel primary shooter with the Sony IMX686 sensor leads the Quad Camera system, along with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and 2MP macro camera. Except for the camera, the Mi Note 10 Lite shares many commonalities with the regular Mi Note 10 variants, like its 5,260mAh battery, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor.

Typically, the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant goes at S$499, but it's now S$70 off at S$429 on the official Xiaomi store at Lazada.

Check out the deal here.

Read our coverage here.


Editor's note and disclaimer: The deals are not an endorsement or recommendation of the product from the editorial team. Instead, the listed items present themselves as a good deal based on the novelty factor and how much of a discount it is being offered from standard retail pricing at the time of publishing. Please note that we are not responsible in any way if you're unable to secure the listed offer due to errors on our part or should the offers expire by the time you've checked them.



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