Upgrade to the massive Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite unlocked for $450 (Update: Sold out)
That's $200 off and an all-time-low price for this 6.7-inch phone. Plus: Save $105 on this stand-up paddleboard.
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Raise your hand if you're confused like me. The
Samsung Galaxy S10E
is the "budget" option in the Galaxy lineup, right? No, wait, it's the new
. Or maybe it's the Galaxy S10 Lite, which I honestly didn't realize existed until this morning. I don't envy anyone trying to choose between all these models.
Maybe this will help: For a limited time, and while supplies last, the unlocked Galaxy S10 Lite is $449.99 at Amazon. That's $200 off the regular price and the best deal to date.
"Lite" was an odd naming choice, because this phone has a bigger screen and battery than all the other S10 models -- including the
. The latter spans 6.4 inches; the Lite measures 6.7. But they're the same in many other respects: Super AMOLED, HDR 10 Plus and so on.
The S10 Lite also features a triple rear-camera setup with 12-megapixel ultra-wide, 48-megapixel wide-angle and 5-megapixel macro lenses. It has 128GB of storage onboard and a massive 4,500-mAh battery. Alas, it doesn't support wireless charging.
CNET hasn't reviewed this phone, but you can read this Galaxy S10 Lite hands-on (which also features the Note 10 Lite) to learn a bit more.
Whatever you decide, the lesson here is clear: Never, ever buy a phone at launch. It will always get cheaper -- sometimes a lot cheaper -- if you wait a few months.
Watch this: Galaxy Note 10 Lite and S10 Lite: All about Samsung's new, cheap phones
Get an inflatable stand-up paddleboard for $285
Here's a great way to get your zen on: Find a calm body of water and head out on a stand-up paddleboard. It pains me to tell you what I paid for one of these a few years ago when they were just starting to catch on -- so I won't. But it was a lot more than what you can pay today.
The board comes with everything you need, including an adjustable paddle, a removable center fin, an air pump and a repair kit. It can hold paddlers of just about any weight (the maximum is 440 pounds).
I love this activity, and I definitely prefer the convenience of an inflatable board -- even though actually inflating it is a bit of a workout. This is a reasonably priced way to get into paddleboarding yourself.