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Best Apps for Electronics Shopping Deals: Expert Review

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There is no need to spend a fortune when shopping for tech. You can save quite a bit, even when looking for high-end gadgets, and results may come as a surprise.

Stefan Racic Writer
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Best Apps for Electronics Shopping Deals: Expert Review

Introduction

Should a new laptop or smartphone ruin your credit score? Of course not! The internet offers an endless sea of bargains and possibilities but is also filled with poor customer service and even scammers. So we bit the bullet and tested the top online stores and deal platforms, finding that the most impressive savings came from the Newegg Mobile app with the lowest prices for the hottest laptops and the new iPhone 12. Here's why we chose this app and more:

Our Pick

Your wallet will love this one

  • Empowered shopping by Newegg Mobile.

    4.6 Ratings 157K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    Free
    Free

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Going in, we didn't exactly expect this platform to snatch the top spot with such bravado. Easy to navigate and tweak to suit your needs, it is arguably the best path to saving your hard-earned cash. No other online store presented us with lower prices. A winner by a long shot.

 Why we chose Newegg Mobile:

  • The store offers both refurbished and brand new products, allowing you to save as much as possible in the process.
  • The prices of laptops start as low as $92. Tablets are even cheaper.
  • A brand new iPhone 11, fresh out of the box, averages at $799. The most recent addition to the Apple family, iPhone 12, starts at $890.
  • A smart TV system can be had for a mere $109, letting you turn your home into a proper entertainment center at the fraction of the cost.
  • The app boasts an excellent recommendations section that uses your previous searches and purchases to show products you might like.
  • Ships all over the world.

No other app on the list has been able to perform so well, ticking every box that was important to our test.

Read Newegg's Full Review
Runner Up

A pleasant surprise

  • Selling digital cameras, video equipment, computers & electronics since 1973.

    4.8 Ratings 139K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    Free
    Free

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Coming in second, B&H is known for its focus on professional equipment. Still, there's also plenty for us regular people. Regardless of whether you're a student, between jobs, or simply looking to pinch a few pennies, you definitely cannot afford to skip this heaven for all frugal folks out there

Why we chose B&H Photo Video:

  • The store offers an impressive selection of tech - including phones, computers, and home entertainment centers.
  • You'll have to part with a mere $124 for a laptop. Plenty of excellent choices when it comes to selecting a good smart TV.
  • Faithful to its original purpose, it is perfect for lovers of top-notch audio and video equipment.
  • Many items come with free US shipping, often resulting in substantial savings.
  • The only downside is the search function. It's impossible to order items by price. Everything else has left us impressed. 

Despite the last point, B&H is a destination no lover of tech should miss.

Read B&H's Full Review
Also Groovy

Don't underestimate the Chinese market

  • Smarter Shopping, Better Living

    4.6 Ratings 11M+ Reviews 100M+ Downloads
    Free
    Free

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We couldn't possibly wrap this top 3 up without mentioning AliExpress. China's answer to Amazon and eBay rolled into one; it allows you to connect with sellers from across Asia and the world for a host of reasonable prices. 

Why we chose AliExpress:

  • Enormous selection of tech - both famous brands and lesser-known names.
  • Laptops start at $92, smart TVs at $116, while an iPhone 12 can be had for $944.
  • AliExpress offers great customer support and buyer protection, making sure that every product is delivered to your door - or you get a full refund.
  • Unfortunately, most items are shipped from China, which can rack up the shipping costs. You can get some items directly from US sellers - but not all. 

Some people may feel apprehensive but, according to our experience, there is no need to be. Customer protection is excellent.

Read AliExpress' Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick
    Upgrade your online shopping with Newegg! We are the largest electronics e-retailer in North America and we sell millions of products in 50 countries like the USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Australia, United Kingdom and more. Browse through our products and read through the 4M+ reviews we have collected from customers like you. Our app puts Newegg’s award winning marketplace in your hands and makes it convenient to shop.

    Features & Functionality
    We have taken everything you love about Newegg.com and put it in our app. Whether you are a new or existing customer, we make it easy for you to buy. With our app, you can easily log into an existing account if you are a previous customer. If you are new to the Newegg family, we welcome you! Feel free to shop as a guest or create an account today so you do not miss out on our amazing deals.

    You can check an order’s status, scan barcodes, give feedback, write reviews, check or adjust your account’s settings, create wish lists, read product reviews, chat with Newegg, personalize your homepage and so much more. You can even do a side-by-side comparison of products’ features and pricing from categories like:

    1. Computer Systems
    2. Computer Components
    3. Electronics
    4. Gaming
    5. Networking
    6. Office Solutions
    7. Software & Services

    Discounts & Deals
    At Newegg, we are proud to offer our customers the highest quality merchandise at a great price. You can be sure that all of our products will be competitively priced, and you may find yourself constantly watching for our killer sales. Activate notifications on your phone so you can be the first to know about Newegg’s promotions or get pricing alerts about your favorite products. With Newegg's app you can follow our Daily Deals, Shell Shocker, or Newegg Flash sales.
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    No
    No
  • Runner Up

    B&H Photo Video

    4.8 Ratings 139K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    Welcome to B&H!

    The B&H Photo Video Android App allows users to shop our vast product catalog on the go, in the most convenient, befitting way. View products with high-resolution photos, read professional reviews, get educated on features and specifications, all with an easily accessible, intuitive interface. Our mobile app makes it virtually effortless to browse and search for products, check product availability, and share products with friends and family. As you experience the “on-the-go” B&H experience, remember that B&H’s goal is to provide you with a state-of-art environment in which to shop, browse, and learn about the products you love, regardless of whether you shop on our Website, in our SuperStore, or on our mobile app.

    Some of our app’s features:

    • Order securely and safely on the fly.
    • Check out using your favorite method: Android Pay, PayPal or B&H Secure Checkout.
    • Go back in time and check an old purchase, with our newly-designed Order History feature.
    • Read professional product reviews, with detailed descriptions, specs, videos and high-resolution product images.
    • Add products to your wishlist, share wish lists, and create wish lists, all on the go.
    • Share a product with a friend on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, email, and even SMS.


    All in all, the B&H Android App brings new resources to working professionals in the field, and to those preferring mobility. B&H Photo Video appreciates each and every customer, and looks forward to supplying you with the hottest, latest gear and accessories. Our Android app is an extension of our website and SuperStore, and includes reliable speedy shipping, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service, all of which you’ve grown accustomed to as a customer of B&H Photo Video.


    A Note on Requested Permissions

    • Writing to external storage: This allows us to save product manuals for offline reference. We also give you the option to move the app to your SD card, if you choose to do so.

    • Camera: This allows you to scan barcodes from the search bar, to find products quickly and accurately. You can also use it to scan your card when checking out.

    • Identity: This lets you use a Google account to check out quickly.

    • Location: To better improve your shopping experience. Stay tuned for new location-based features!

    • Phone Calls: To enable our Customer Service calling feature. Check it out on the bottom of a detail page.
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    No
    No
  • Also Groovy

    AliExpress

    4.6 Ratings 11M+ Reviews 100M+ Downloads
    AliExpress is the go-to online shopping app for everyone, anywhere. New users rejoice! You can enjoy special newcomer deals or gifts! With thousands of good quality brands and endless deals, there's something for everyone. Plus enjoy FREE SHIPPING on over 75% of items.

    MILLIONS OF ITEMS
    Shop from an extensive collection of items ranging from fashion, home, health, tech, toys to sports and shoes! You won't leave without a suitable item!

    TOP RANKINGS
    Explore all the top-ranked items based on number of orders, views, adds to cart and more! Never miss a good deal on the best ranking items!

    IMAGE SEARCH
    Take a picture of the item you’re looking for or upload a photo to find an exact match or items similar to what you want. Easy peasy!

    PERSONALIZED 'MORE TO LOVE' SECTION
    Enjoy shopping from a personalized channel that will showcase items picked especially for you.

    INTERACTIVE & FUN GAMES
    Make shopping fun by playing our range of mini games such as Fantastic Farm and Coupon Pals. Earn more rewards while you play!

    BUYER PROTECTION
    If your item is not delivered within the Buyer Protection period, you may apply for a refund and receive it within 15-30 days.

    SECURE PAYMENT METHODS
    Make transactions with your preferred method - whether by credit card or wire transfer.

    OTHER APP HIGHLIGHTS
    - Daily Flash Deals
    - Earn multiple coins and coupons
    - Order management & automatic shipment notifications
    - Multiple language and currency support
    - 24/7 Help Centre
    - More exciting features to come!

    LEAVE US A NOTE
    Enjoyed the experience on AliExpress? Tell us what you think - we'd love to hear from you!

    If you noticed any bugs or would like to request for a feature, drop us a note in the app by tapping 'Account' then 'App Suggestion'.
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    No
    No

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