Article updated on January 19, 2022 with updated offers.
For this first shopping event of the year, which runs until February 8, Fnac and Darty are recycling their promotions from last year, but some good surprises manage to slip in. CNET France helps you sort through all the devices sold off during this second markdown. Here is our selection of good deals the most interesting at both brands.
Fnac and Darty smartphone winter sales
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 at €899 instead of €1059 on Fnac (after ODR of €100)
Samsung has thought out its Galaxy Z Flip 3 well. The body, the hinge and the screen are made of materials that make the smartphone more solid without forgetting that it is now waterproof. A larger secondary screen, a quality main screen and an improved software part put the Z Flip 3 on par with most other $1,000 phones. This does not mean that the device is not free from any defects. The battery life is weak, the crease on the inner screen is still there, the smartphone is not dust resistant and its long-term durability is unknown.
Samsung Galaxy S21 128 GB at €649 instead of €859 on Fnac
The Samsung Galaxy S21 is a premium smartphone. It has an FHD+ screen with a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz as well as an Exynos 2100 processor. Of course, it is compatible with 5G, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. The photo part is provided by a main sensor of 12 Mpx, a telephoto lens of 64 Mpx and an ultra wide-angle of 12 Mpx.
Samsung Galaxy S21 + 128 GB at €771 instead of €1059 on Darty
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ is the full-size version of the S21. Its screen has a diagonal of 6.7 inches against 6.2 inches for the “standard” S21. Another differentiating element, the capacity of its battery of 4800 mAh against 4000 mAh.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 128 GB at €999 instead of €1,259 on Fnac
The Samsung Galaxy S21 was available in three versions. The most powerful, but also the most expensive, is the Ultra version. This smartphone has a large 6.8-inch screen and an Exynos 2100 processor. On the photo side, we find ourselves with several rear sensors: a main sensor of 108 Mpx, an ultra wide-angle of 12 Mpx, a first telephoto x3 of 10 Mpx and a second telephoto x10 of 10 Mpx.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G at €449 instead of €659 on Fnac
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE retains many of the elements that make the S20 range famous. This version benefits from a high-end technical configuration, a 120 Hz Super Amoled screen, and a 4500 mAh battery. All in all a very good model.
Samsung Galaxy A21s at 149€ to 219€ on Fnac
Samsung continues to invest in the entry level and offers a durable Galaxy A21s, well finished and pleasant to use. It remains perfectible on many points, especially in photography.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 128 GB 5G pack + True Wireless 2 Basic headphones at €349 instead of €419 on Darty
The Mi 11 Lite 5G copies the data sheet of the Mi 11 Lite 4G but has a more efficient chip (Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G) which allows it to support 5G.
Xiaomi Mi 11i at €449 instead of €699 on Darty and Fnac
Xiaomi Mi 11i
The Mi 11i is a little closer to the classic Mi 11 and comes to hunt on the lands of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite at €199 instead of €299 on Fnac
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
A lighter version of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, the Mi Note 10 Lite is nonetheless an excellent smartphone that has a very balanced technical sheet.
Realme 8i + Buds Q2 pack at €189 instead of €259 on Darty
Like others before it, Realme has chosen a significant segmentation of its range of devices. But the Realme 8i defends itself by offering the most accessible 120 Hz screen on the market and a very good autonomy.
Fnac and Darty TV sales
Philips 48OLED806 at €999 instead of €1199 at Fnac
This year, Philips is finally switching to HDMI 2.1 and has paid particular attention to the performance of its OLED TVs in terms of video games. Improvements that benefit its “entry-level” model, the OLED806, which is still just as good in other areas as well. Its 4K 10-bit 100Hz OLED panel always produces a very beautiful image enhanced by its 5th generation Philips P5 in-house processor. Like the previous model, the OLED806 supports all the main HDR standards, including HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, and retains a backlit remote control, a very practical plus. It also gains support for Bluetooth 5 and a 4th side for its dynamic Ambilight lighting, a function exclusive to the brand that still animates your living room as well. However, although elegant, the design does not change again this year and still prevents the installation of a soundbar. Cable management is also basic and we regret that the Filmmaker mode, the only one to offer faithful colors, limits the color palette of the TV. But the OLED806 is still one of the best models on the market.
Philips 58PUS8546 The One at €699 instead of €799 at Fnac
Philips The One (58PUS8546)
If the Dutch firm gave the nickname “The One” (“the good” or “the unique” in French) to its new 8546 series, it is because the latter embeds the most powerful functions and technologies of the manufacturer. for a contained price. Thus, there is a 4K VA LCD panel coupled with the famous P5 in-house processor, wide HDR compatibility (HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision), Android TV and Ambilight 3-sided dynamic lighting, these lights that follow the image. and which are the particularity of Philips TVs. Overall excellent value for money.
PC and Mac sales from Fnac and Darty
Asus Zenbook at €749.99 instead of €849.99 at Fnac
Already charming in its design, this ZenBook 13 (UX325E) from Asus does not lie about its intentions once in hand. Particularly practical to transport thanks to its weight and thinness, it becomes a companion for work – but also for travel – of flawless reliability with its autonomy among the most convincing on the market. Equipped with a beautiful OLED screen with dense blacks and a sound system which, without being ideal, turns out to be effective, the ZenBook simply fails by its kidnapping of a jack socket and its tendency to blow in a little too cavalier way. With its beautiful ideas, its comfort of use and its very competent internal architecture, it turns out to be a perfect tool for those who really wish to take advantage of the – sometimes overused – philosophy of the ultra-portable.
Fnac and Darty photo sales
Fujifilm X-T3 + XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 + 2nd battery + 32 GB SD at €749 instead of €1,599 at Fnac
The Fujifilm X-T3 is a very nice APS-C camera, compact and very user-friendly. With its fast and sensitive autofocus, as well as its 30 frames/second burst, the device benefits from excellent general responsiveness while delivering very nice images, up to 3200 or even 6400 Iso. In addition, the XT-3 has an excellent electronic viewfinder, a multitude of very clever modes and allows you to choose between many lenses thanks to its large optical fleet. It is also one of the rare devices to be able to film in 4K 60 frames / second. Of course, this box has its faults: the touchscreen of its screen is frankly anecdotal and the settings menus are complex and not always very clear. It also has no stabilization system at the sensor level, which is still a shame for a device of this caliber. Despite everything, the X-T3 will appeal to both professionals and enthusiasts.
Polaroid Now + 2 boxes of films at €119 instead of €139.99 at Darty
The Polaroid Now instant camera is simple and effective. It has autofocus, a double exposure mode for creatives and a more precise flash that adapts to lighting conditions, for better results in low light, so you only have to to “point and press” according to the mark. The self-timer button on the front can also be used for double exposures while an LED counter on the back lets you know how many photos are left in the body, besides the latter uses films The company’s original i-Type, sold by 8. The case is less angular than the company’s two previous models, the OneStep Plus and OneStep 2, with curves that improve its grip. Polaroid claims the battery is also better, as it would run 15 packs of film on one charge.
The 2022 winter sales at e-tailers:
Most e-tailers like Amazon, Fnac or Darty participate in the 2022 winter sales. Here is the list:
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