Black Friday continues this weekend, and we're still finding the best Black Friday phone deals around.
But should you see a discount on your favorite handset, we recommend you act quickly — the closer we get to the Cyber Monday deals, some of these Black Friday deals could vanish, particularly the ones offering big savings on top flagship phones. In fact, we've already started collecting the best Cyber Monday phone deals for you.
Right now, our top pick, would be Verizon's offer of devices like the iPhone 14 Pro or the Google Pixel 7 Pro for free when you a trade-in a device and sign up for an eligible 5G data plans. Don't want to go through a carrier? You can snag an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra for $899 at Amazon, which is a staggering discount for one of the best phones of the year. Plus, the already cheap new Google Pixel 7 Pro is $150 off.
Whether you plan to shop at Amazon, Best Buy, Verizon or other sites, make sure you check our hubs for the latest deals. And check out our iPhone Black Friday deals page for more discounts during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Black Friday phone deals
- iPhone 14: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ AT&T
- Google Pixel 7: $700 off w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon
- Galaxy S22 Ultra: was $1,199 now $899 @ Amazon
- Google Pixel 6a: was $449 now $299 @ Google
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: was $999 now $799 @ Amazon
- Google Pixel 7 Pro: was $899 now $749 @ Amazon
Black Friday phone deals
iPhone 14: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ AT&T
New and existing AT&T members can pick up an iPhone 14 for free after trade-in. You'll need to be signed up to one of AT&T's qualifying unlimited plans to get this deal. (Click on "Available Offers" at the top of the product page to see more details about this deal).
iPhone 14: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in + activation @ Best Buy
Best Buy's iPhone 14 deals are now live. The retailer is offering up to $800 off the iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus with activation and when you trade-in an iPhone 12 or newer. Alternatively, you can get up to $1,000 off the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max with activation and when you trade-in an iPhone 12 or newer.
iPhone 14 Pro: free $300 gift card @ Visible
Verizon-owned Visible has one of the best iPhone 14 deals we've seen. Buy any iPhone 14 Pro and you'll get a $300 gift card as part of your purchase. This deal is valid on any iPhone 14 model.
iPhone 14 Pro Max: $1,000 off w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon
Verizon is offering up to $1,000 off the iPhone 14 Pro Max when you trade-in your old phone and sign up with select 5G unlimited plans. Plus, if you're switching from a competing carrier you'll get an extra $200 eGift card. Additional Black Friday promotions let you add an Apple Watch or iPad for free when you buy an iPhone at Verizon.
iPhone 14 Pro: was $999 now $499 @ Xfinity Mobile
Xfinity Mobile is taking $500 off a number of phones, including the latest iPhone 14 models. You don't need to trade-in any device to get this discount — just switch your phone number over to Xfinity, which uses Verizon's network for its coverage. The discount is dispensed in the form of bill credits over 24 months.
iPhone 13 Pro: $5/month w/ new line @ Verizon
iPhone deals rarely get better than this. Verizon is offering the Phone 13 Pro for just $5 per month when you open a new line. You'll need to purchase your phone via a monthly installment plan and you'll need to make your purchase online only. Plus, you'll get an extra $200 credit when you switch from a competing carrier.
iPhone 13: $50 free gift card @ Apple
Apple isn't offering a discount on the iPhone 13 exactly, but it will give you back a little money in the form of a gift card. This deal also applies to the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 and iPhone SE. Apple's Black Friday sale concludes on Monday (November 28).
iPhone 12 mini: $1/month w/ unlimited @ AT&T
It might be an older phone nowadays, but the iPhone 12 mini is still a great little device. It features 5G support, an OLED display, and a dual 12MP camera system that's still good by today's standards, all in a pocket-sized body.
iPhone SE 2020: was $149 now $99 @ Walmart
There are more recent iPhone SE models available, but if you're looking for a cheap phone to give to your child, this $99 iPhone SE is hard to beat. It runs the latest version of IOS, and its A12 Bionic processor holds up pretty well.
Refurbished iPhones: from $379 @ Apple
Apple offers some of the best refurbished devices in the industry. They're rigorously tested and restored to like-new condition by Apple and they come with a 1-year warranty. Apple currently has refurbished iPhone 11 and 12 series phones starting from $649.
Samsung Galaxy S22: was $799 now $598 @ Amazon
If you're looking for an awesome deal on a great smartphone, then look no further than the Galaxy S22 for $598 over on Amazon. With a beautiful display, great cameras, and a lot of power, the Galaxy S22 is a great option.
Galaxy S22: free with trade-in @ AT&T
For a limited time, new and existing AT&T customers can trade in any Samsung Galaxy phone (it can be from any year and in any condition) and you'll get the Galaxy S22 for free. You'll need to sign up to an unlimited data plans. That's one of the best Black Friday phone deals we've seen so far.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (128GB): was $999 now $749 @ Best Buy
The middle child of Samsung's latest Galaxy S family comes with a vivid 6.6-inch display, an effective triple-camera array on the back, and a powerful chipset. It's one of the top phones for under $1,000, but now even cheaper.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (128GB): get a $500 gift card with activation @ Walmart
An alternative Galaxy S22 Plus deal can be found at Walmart, where you can get a $500 gift card for the store when setting up the phone with AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile.
Galaxy S22 Ultra: from $374 w/ trade-in @ Samsung
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung's powerhouse smartphone. It sports a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED QHD+ screen and boasts a 108MP (f/2.2) main, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 10MP (f/2.4) 10x telephoto, and 10MP (f/2.4) 3x telephoto lens. It also has the largest battery at 5,000 mAh. Samsung is currently offering up to a $700 credit when you trade in your old phone.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: was $1,799 now $1,399 @ Amazon
Samsung made several improvements to its foldable lineup this year with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 seeing several upgrades across the board. While its eye-watering $1,799 MSRP is normally a steep asking price, Amazon is offering it for a slightly more reasonable $1,351. No trade-in is required for this discount.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: was $999 now $799 @ Amazon
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 has better battery life and is more durable than the Z Flip 3. Performance is also excellent thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, so no matter what you throw at this foldable, it will keep up with ease.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: was $949 now $749 @ Amazon
Samsung's smaller foldable from 2021 remains a great phone for any user fed up of oversized phones. Aside from its compact foldable form, it offers a powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset, dual rear cameras and an outer display for checking notifications without opening your phone.
Galaxy S22 Ultra (Burgundy): was $1,199 now $899 @ Amazon
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung's top (non-folding) phone, and one of the most fully featured Android devices around. With its large display, in-built stylus, quad rear cameras and powerful processor, you'll want for nothing.
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: was $1,799 now $1,199 @ Amazon
It's no longer Samsung's flagship, but The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is still a solid phone. It's powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset and features a 7.6-inch internal display and a 6.2-inch external display (both with an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz). This particular configuration also sports 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM.
Galaxy Z Fold 4: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon
Verizon is offering up to $1,000 off the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 with trade-in of your old/damaged phone and with select 5G unlimited plans. Verizon is also offering up to $800 off a Fold 4 when for existing members looking to upgrade.
Pixel 7: up to $700 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon
Verizon is taking up to $700 off the Pixel 7 with trade-in and select 5G unlimited plans. Plus, if you switch from a competing carrier, you'll get an extra $200 Verizon gift card. Alternatively, Verizon has a BOGO offer that gets you a free Pixel 7 (up to $700 off) when you purchase one at full price.
Pixel 7 Pro: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in @ AT&T
New and existing AT&T customers can get the Pixel 7 Pro for free with trade-in. You'll also need to pick or upgrade to an eligible unlimited plan to get this deal.
Pixel 7 Pro: was $899 now $499 @ Mint Mobile
Save $300 on Google's best flagship phone when you buy the Pixel 7 Pro through Mint Mobile. The $589 price also includes six months of wireless service with Mint's 4GB data plan, and on top of that you get six additional months of service for free. If 4GB isn't enough data, choose a 10GB, 15GB or unlimited data plan (though you'll pay more for each allotment of data).
Google Pixel 6a: was $449 now $299 @ Google
The Pixel 6a is the best budget phone of the year, even at its retail price. But for $299, there is no better phone. You get incredible camera performance, the Tensor G1 chipset with all its AI smarts, and a pocketable form factor. This is the best Android phone for the money.
Google Pixel 6a: was $449 now $299 @ Mint Mobile
Mint Mobile is talking the same $150 off the cost of the Pixel 6a, but it's also including a deal on wireless service. Pay for six months of coverage from the discount carrier and you get an additional six months for free. Six months of Mint's 4GB data plan adds another $90 to the cost, giving you a great midrange phone plus a full year of wireless coverage for $389.
Google Pixel 7: was $599 now $499 @ Google
If you don't need a telephoto lens or 120Hz refresh rate, then look to the Pixel 7, which is $100 off. At this price, there is nothing better, hands down. With Tensor G2, incredible cameras, and a great screen, you have yourself a wonderful phone for $499.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: was $899 now $749 @ Google
If you're looking for the best camera on an Android phone, then the Pixel 7 Pro is it. The triple camera system is fantastic, easily matching or outpacing the best from Apple. The Tensor G2 chipset sports a lot of upgrades, too. All in all, the Pixel 7 Pro is one of the best Android phones, especially for this killer price.
Moto G Power (2022): was $249 now $169 @ Amazon
Budget-conscious buyers may want to take a look at the Moto G Power (2022). Not only is it dirt cheap, but it lasts a really long time on a charge. Sure, it lacks most of the bells and whistles of more expensive phones, but it can go for a long time.
Moto G Stylus (2022): was $299 now $179 @ Amazon
Motorola offers a stylus experience for less, and this year's model is currently on sale for over $100 off. The Moto G Stylus (2022) isn't the most powerful phone around, but it offers that handwriting ideal and great battery life.
Moto G Power (2021): was $249 now $129 @ Amazon
On the more affordable side, the Moto G Power (2021) has also seen a slight discount ahead of Black Friday. This is the phone that lasted for an incredibly long time in our battery life testing. Just be aware that Moto announced a new version of the G Power for 2022 with the same big battery. However, the 2021 offers better overall performance and is the better value.
Moto G Stylus (2021): was $299 now $149 @ Amazon
If you want a stylus experience for less, then look no further than the Moto G Stylus (2021). With a built-in pen for notes and art, you also get 128GB of storage and four cameras. It's not the most powerful phone out there, but it's meant for stylus lovers on a budget.
OnePlus 10 Pro: was $799 now $549 @ Best Buy
OnePlus' latest flagship is already well priced, but this discount makes it extra appealing. We love this phone for its battery life, strong cameras and excellent display, and no doubt you would too if you take advantage of this offer. Amazon offers the same phone for the same discounted price too.
OnePlus 10T: was $649 now $599 @ OnePlus
OnePlus put out a T series phone after taking a year off. This one focuses on being a better gaming device than the OnePlus 10 Pro with its newer Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. It features other downgrades from its Pro brother, but it's still a good phone, especially for this price.
OnePlus Nord N20 5G: was $299 now $229 @ Amazon
An already cheap phone gets even cheaper, thanks to a $70 discount on the OnePlus Nord N20 at Amazon. While a device this cheap has its limitations, the Nord N20 is still our favorite phone for less than $300, thanks to its beautiful design and solid battery life.
5G smartphone sale: free phone, tablet, watch, & buds w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon
For a limited time, Verizon is offering select 5G phones for free with trade-in and eligible 5G data plans. Plus, you'll also get a free tablet, watch, and buds with your purchase. Free phones include the Pixel 7 Pro, Galaxy S22, and more. Note: the watch and tablet must be activated with a service/data plan.
Black Friday phone deals — how to find the best sales
Every year, phones high and low go on sale for Black Friday. Sometimes they're unlocked, other times they have some carrier deal attached to them. Either way, this is one of the best times of the year to buy a new phone.
Samsung: We usually see big sales from Samsung, as you may have noticed already. From last year's flagships to this year's affordable options, Samsung typically offers nice discounts on Black Friday. However, keep in mind that some of Samsung's Black Friday phone deals will require you to trade-in an older handset.
Motorola: Motorola is another player in Black Friday phone deals arena. While the company doesn't play in the big leagues like Samsung, it does offer slight discounts on its more popular, affordable devices. Many of these deals can be found at Amazon.
iPhone: Apple is usually pretty stingy with iPhone deals unless it's on older models. Don't expect to see wild sales on the new iPhone 14 series, but the iPhone 13 and iPhone SE 2022 have all seen discounts in one place or another. The real place to get a good deal on an iPhone is through a carrier, often with BOGO or trade-in deals.
Should I buy a phone on Black Friday?
For the most part, this is one of the better times to buy a phone, unlocked or tied to a carrier. Samsung has stellar deals with trade-ins, some carriers have great offers, and you can find some decent sales on Amazon or Best Buy. If you've been holding off on a new phone for 2022, now's a good time to upgrade.
How do I get the best Black Friday phone deals?
It can take a bit of searching, especially sifting through substandard or deceptive sales, but it's easiest if you know what phone you're looking for. Take the Galaxy S22 for example. You could search Amazon or Best Buy to see if there's a deal or sale, or you can check with your carrier (or one you want to switch to). Sometimes, the phone makers also have special deals, like Samsung or Apple (usually requiring a trade-in).
Do I have to trade-in my old phone?
No, nothing says you have to, but you'll often lose out on the savings. You could try to sell it secondhand to recoup some of the costs of purchasing the new phone (especially if you buy unlocked), and you can sometimes get more cash than the trade-in deals the carriers or stores offer. That, however, requires more footwork and effort on your part and only takes away the sting of the new phone's cost in the long run. So it all depends on what you're looking for. If you're ready to say goodbye to your old phone, it's by far easier to trade it in or hand it down to a friend or family member.