XDA Holiday Gift Guide

XDA Holiday Gift Guide

Don’t spend too much time struggling to find the perfect gift for the holidays. Here at XDA, we put together our favorite deals in Phones, Home Tech, TVs and Accessories. These deals are sorted into categories and include some Black Friday exclusives.

When companies put out their super cheap Black Friday sales, their goal isn’t necessarily to have massive profits on Black Friday. Instead, they know that if you snatch up that laptop that is 50% off, you’re far more likely to return and do the rest of your holiday shopping with them later on. That’s where they make their profits. That’s why you always see someone advertising an Intel i3 laptop with a spinning hard drive for around $200. The laptop is arguably worthless, but many people will buy it just because it’s discounted so heavily. These companies just want to make sure they have a product in the hands of as many people as possible before they send you home. Avoid these sucker’s deals by sticking to valuable products from our XDA Holiday Gift Guide.

*Some deals include our affiliate links.

For phones, we are going to stick to unlocked Android devices. You will see lots of deals from your wireless providers advertising “Free Phones” on Black Friday. These types of deals always require a renewal of a contract or an additional line added to your plan in order to be eligible. They are essentially scams, so avoid Black Friday sales from wireless providers.

The OnePlus 6T wallpapers are available for download now, including the live wallpapers for your OnePlus 6.

OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T is one our favorite phones of 2018. The Snapdragon 845 powers this device, along with up to 8GB of RAM and a 3700mAh battery. OnePlus implemented a water-drop notch to minimize the intrusion, as well as an in-display fingerprint sensor which is the best of its kind. It’s just a great all-rounder and we really love it.

While the OnePlus 6T is one of the best phones on the market, it comes in at only half the price of many of the flagship phones out their. For $549 you’ll be using a phone that feels like it should cost over $1000. It’s a fantastic deal regardless of whether or not it’s on sale.

OnePlus 6 on sale

Now when it comes to sales, the OnePlus 6 is $100 off its regular price for Black Friday. Even though it’s not the newest phone from OnePlus, it’s still just as good as the 6T in many ways. You’re still getting the Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB of RAM, and  you’ll still be able to get Android Pie and consistent updates from OnePlus. The 16+20MP camera is one of the best on the market for this price, and video quality is impressive. While the phone is normally $529.00, you’ll be able to pick up this up for only $429.00. That’s one of the best Black Friday deals you’ll find on any smartphone this year.

More Great Deals

LG G6+ – 128 GB




LG V35 ThinQ




Honor 10



Moto Z2 Force Edition




Moto G6 – 32 GB




Huawei Mate 20 X with Accessory Bundle

$8229 HKD ($1050 USD) for bundle with 64GB NM card.


Moto Z3 Play




LG Stylo 4




Home Tech is a safe bet when it comes to gifts. They are very universal and almost anyone would appreciate new wireless speakers or security camera system that will link up with their Google Home or Amazon Echo. Products in this category can range from $25 to $600.

Best Deal: Echo Dot 2 (Second Generation) With Amazon Smart Plug

Right now, Amazon prime members can get an Echo Dot and Amazon smart plug for only $24.99. This is our favorite deal for anyone who is just getting started with a smart home setup. The Echo Dot is one of the most popular Alexa devices and is compatible with all the major smart home products. Pairing it with a smart plug is a great way to show someone the potential of what smart home products can be. When you get this combo on Amazon, you’re saving 62%.

More Great Deals

Sonos Play 5



Nest Secure Alarm System



Google Home Max



Blink XT Home Security Camera System




TVs are massively popular among Black Friday shoppers. Many people wait all year for this particular day when they’ll splurge on a new TV. Many people even end up impulse buying a new TV in a Walmart or Target, without even knowing much about what they’re buying. If you’re just looking for something that is cheap but also has great picture quality, these are the best TVs that you can get under $700.

Best Deal: Samsung QN49Q6F

For the best deal in TVs right now, our pick is the Samsung QN49Q6F Flat 49” QLED 4K UHD 6 Series Smart TV 2018. This TV stays just under the $700 price point while having all of the latest technology you’d want in a TV. It’s a 49″ TV which is a little on the small side for some people, but we are prioritizing picture quality over screen size. You’ll see plenty of deals for 60″ TVs at super low prices, but if you want the best picture quality for under $700, this is the best deal for you. Updated Price: $797.99

More Great Deals

TCL 55S405 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)




VIZIO 60 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV D60-F3 UHD TV




Samsung 58NU7100 Flat 58” 4K UHD 7 Series Smart TV 2018




Samsung UN43NU7100 Flat 43-Inch 4K UHD 7 Series Smart LED TV




Accessories are a great gift idea for those of you with smaller budgets. Buying a phone case, a skin, or a screen protector for someone’s specific device adds a personal touch and can make them feel like you really care. It’s a great illusion!

Phone case sale: RhinoShield SolidSuit

RhinoShield is our favorite company offering protective solutions for phones. Specifically their SolidSuit series is a great full-body phone case that is thin and light, but also offers the versatility off add-on lenses that work seamlessly with the case. They offer cases for many popular phones like the Galaxy S9, Pixel 3, OnePlus 6 and more. This Black Friday they are having a sale where you can snag up to 60% off of any of their products. One of their newest products feature custom print designs on the SolidSuit cases, which is worth checking out.

Phone skin sale: Slickwraps

Slickwraps is a great company that has the best looking wraps for your smartphone. On Black Friday they’re going to have a massive 60% off sale that you wont want to miss. There’s so many different designs to look through and it would make a great gift for someone this Christmas. They’re also featuring a massive giveaway with over $50,000 in prizes for people who shop there during the Black Friday sales event.

RhinoShield CrashGuard

35% OFF


RhinoShield SolidSuit

35% OFF


RhinoShield SolidSuit Prints



RhinoShield Wide+Macro Lens




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