Black Friday has turned up lots of excellent phone deals, giving you the chance to grab some of the year's hottest hardware for a lot less than you might expect.
Should you see a discount on your favorite handset, we recommend you act quickly — the closer we get to the year's biggest shopping days, like Cyber Monday, 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 Amazon's offer for a free 512GB iPhone 15 Pro Max with new service with Boost Infinite. After that, there's AT&T's offer of devices like the iPhone 15 Pro for free when you trade in a device and sign up for an eligible 5G data plan. Don't want to go through a carrier? You can snag the just-released OnePlus Open for $1,499 through OnePlus directly — that's $200 off the best foldable phone of the year. Plus, you can get a free Motorola Razr+ from T-Mobile with a trade-in when you sign up for specific unlimited data plans.
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 other pages on iPhone Black Friday deals and Samsung Galaxy phone Black Friday deals for more discounts during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Black Friday phone deals — Quick Links
- 512GB iPhone 15 Pro Max: free with new service @ Amazon
- iPhone 15 Pro: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ AT&T
- Google Pixel 6a: was $449 now $49 @ Best Buy
- Samsung Galaxy A53: $1/month for 36 months @ Walmart
- Moto Razr+: free with new service @ T-Mobile
- OnePlus Open: was $1,699 now $1,499 @ OnePlus
- Google Pixel 7 Pro: was $899 now $299 @ Mint Mobile
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: was $1,199 now $349 @ Best Buy
Best Black Friday phone deals
512GB iPhone 15 Pro Max: free with new service @ Amazon
This is without question the best iPhone Black Friday deal you can find. Amazon's giving away the 512GB version of the iPhone 15 Pro Max for a penny with a 36-month commitment with Boost Infinite's (not to be confused with Boost Mobile) $60/month unlimited plan. Best of all, this offer is good for the entire iPhone 15 series.
iPhone 15 Pro: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ AT&T
New and existing AT&T members can pick up an iPhone 15 Pro 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.
iPhone 15: up to $830 off w/ trade-in + activation @ Best Buy
Best Buy's iPhone 15 deals are now live. The retailer is offering up to $830 off the iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus with activation and an eligible trade-in. Alternatively, you can get up to $1,000 off the iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max with activation and eligible trade-in.
iPhone 14 Plus (AT&T or Verizon): $500 gift card with purchase @ Walmart
Walmart will give you over half the total price of the phone back in in-store credit if you don't mind picking the larger Plus model. The iPhone 14 gets a slightly less generous $350 gift card offer, but still gives you plenty of money back to spend on more stuff at Walmart.
iPhone 14: Free with new unlimited line @ Verizon
If the time's come to renew your whole phone contract, and you want no limits on your 5G data, then this Verizon deal's the one for you, as the iPhone effectively comes free with your plan. This offer's available on both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
iPhone 14: was $729 now $180 @ AT&T
There's nothing wrong owning last year's model. Case in point, the iPhone 14 at AT&T is a phenomenal deal given its excellent dual camera performance, bright Super Retina XDR display, and powerful A15 Bionic chip.
iPhone SE 2022: was $379 now $99 @ Straight Talk
It's the most recent iPhone SE model released, so if you're looking for a cheap phone to give to your kids or as a hand-me-down, this $99 iPhone SE (2022) is hard to beat. It runs the latest version of IOS, and its A15 Bionic processor holds up pretty well.
iPhone 15 Pro Max: $1,000 off w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon
Verizon is offering up to $1,000 off the iPhone 15 Pro Max when you trade-in your old phone and sign up with select 5G unlimited plans. Plus, there's a special offer to get an Apple TV 4K and 6 months of Apple One for free. Additional Black Friday promotions let you get an additional $279 off savings on Apple iPad for free when you buy an iPhone at Verizon.
Refurbished iPhones: from $489 @ 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 12 series phones starting from $489.
iPhone 14 Pro: save $899 w/new line @ Verizon
iPhone deals rarely get better than this. Verizon is offering the Phone 14 Pro with savings up to $899 off 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. Just watch out for which colors are in stock.
iPhone 13 (Straight Talk): was $729 now $629 @ Walmart
You can get a small discount on the basic iPhone 13 and Walmart by buying it locked to Straight Talk. Currently however, the only color on offer is Black.
iPhone 15 Pro Max: save $500 w/new service @ Xfinity Mobile
Xfinity Mobile is taking $500 off a number of phones, including the latest iPhone 15 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.
If you do have a phone to trade-in, you can get up to $800 off instead.
iPhone 11 (Cricket): was $499 now $99 @ Cricket
It's a few models old at this point, but this is one of the lowest prices you can get on a new iPhone without any required trade-ins or long term cell phone service.
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).
Samsung Galaxy A53: was $449 now $24 @ Best Buy
Sure, it's a slightly older model, but the Samsung Galaxy A53 is still a top-notch budget phone contender thanks to its intelligent camera, Super AMOLED display, and long lasting battery. It's also accompanied with a premium design.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: was $1,199 now $349 @ Best Buy
One of the best Black Friday deals on Samsung phones right now is this Galaxy S22 Ultra sale with Best Buy, which comes complete with a 100x maximum zoom to get you closer to the action when taking photos. At this price, it's like paying for a mid-range phone instead of a flagship, although you need to set up a new line or account to take advantage.
Samsung Galaxy S23: was $799 now free @ T-Mobile
If you're looking for a more recent Samsung flagship, you can grab a free Galaxy S23 by trading in your current phone and signing up for a Go5G Plus plan. Existing customers can add a line on their Go5G Next or Go5G Plus plans for a free phone. You can also apply that $800 credit to the S23 Plus or S23 Ultra models if you want one of those phones instead.
Samsung Galaxy A53: $1/month for 36 months @ Walmart
If you're looking for an awesome deal on a great smartphone, then look no further than the Galaxy A53 for $1/month for 36 months with Verizon over on Walmart. With a beautiful 120Hz display, nice build quality, and quadruple cameras, the Galaxy A53 is a great option.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: was $999 now $299 @ Best Buy
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 Fold 5: was $1,799 now $1,299 @ Amazon
Get the latest, most powerful foldable phone in Samsung's lineup with the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Now with a gapless design, better cameras, and more powerful multi-tasking, it truly represents what it takes to be a notebook styled foldable.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE: was $599 now $399 @ Amazon
If you're looking for an awesome deal on a great smartphone, then look no further than the Galaxy S23 FE for $399 over on Best Buy. It's the lowest price on this phone we've seen to date. It's a recent release with a telephoto camera and can shoot 8K video.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE (Cricket): was $449 now $199 @ Cricket
You can snag an even lower price on the recently released Samsung Galaxy S23 FE courtesy of Cricket Wireless. You can't get a better deal on a phone that features triple cameras and the ability to shoot 8K video.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (Cricket): was $349 now $99 @ Cricket
When it comes to getting you through the day without worry, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is pretty fast at recharging its battery. In just 30 minutes of charging, it can get up to 50% battery.
Google Pixel 8 Pro (128GB, unlocked): was $999 now $799 @ Amazon
The latest and greatest Pixel is the perfect blend of hardware and software, offering AI-enhanced productivity and editing features you won't find anywhere else alongside staple flagship phone features like a 120Hz display and triple rear cameras.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: was $899 now $299 @ Mint Mobile
If last year's flagship is now at a bargain price courtesy of Mint Mobile. The Pixel 7 Pro is a capable phone with excellent cameras and lots of AI-assisted features that makes it a photo editor like no other.
Google Pixel 6a: was $449 now $49 with trade-in @ Best Buy
Why spend thousands when the Pixel 6a can be fetched for under $50, provided you have a valuable-enough phone to offer in return. It's a mid-range phone packed with strong features like its excellent dual cameras, Pixel software features, and a premium design.
Google Pixel 6: was $599 now $349 @ Amazon
Amazon is taking $260 off the Pixel 6, making its final price at $349. It may be a couple of years old, but you're getting a flagship caliber phone for less than $500. Best of all, Google's outstanding software support makes it more future proof.
Pixel Fold: was $1,879 now $900 @ AT&T
New and existing AT&T customers can get the Pixel Fold for half off its normal price with a 36-month agreement. You'll also need to pick or upgrade to an eligible unlimited plan to get this deal.
Google Pixel 7a: free w/trade-in @ T-Mobile
If you don't need a telephoto lens or 120Hz refresh rate, then look to the Pixel 7a, which is free with a trade-in at T-Mobile on a Go5G Plus plan. 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 nothing at all.
Google Pixel 7a: was $449 now $374 @ Amazon
Google's best value phone is now even cheaper thanks to Black Friday discounts, knocking 25% off the normal price. The best part is this is an unlocked device and doesn't require any trade-ins or specific data plans to acquire. You get a 6.1-inch OLED display, great cameras and a smooth 90Hz refresh rate along with great AI features like Photo Unblur and Magic Eraser.
Motorola Razr (2023): was $299 now $199 @ Cricket
Cricket Wireless customers can grab Motorola's newest foldable phone for under $200. The Motorola Razr (2023) just launched featuring a foldable 6.9-inch display complete with excellent dual cameras that do well under low light.
Motorola Edge+ (2022): was $749 now $149 @ Boost Mobile
This one's an excellent deal because the Motorola Edge+ (2022) is 80% off with Boost Mobile. It has top-notch specs, including a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, triple camera system, and a giant 6.7-inch OLED display.
Motorola Edge+ (2023): was $799 now $599 @ Amazon
If you prefer the latest and greatest, Amazon's deal on the Motorola Edge+ (2023) is an outstanding deal. It's 25% off its normal price and features a unique telephoto lens for portrait photos, along with a premium design.
Motorola Think Phone (2023): was $699 now $530 @ Amazon
The Motorola Think Phone is work and pleasure combined into one. This unlocked phone is particularly keen on privacy and security with its encryption, ensuring that your data stays private and protected.
Moto G Power (2023): was $299 now $199 @ 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 $169 @ 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 Stylus (2021): was $269 now $179 @ 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 11: was $799 now $629 @ OnePlus
If you want the best of the best, the OnePlus 11 is the phone to go with. Yes, it's OnePlus' most recent flagship and it's discounted right now courtesy of Amazon. Armed with a formidable triple camera system, it also boasts a long lasting battery and super fast charging.
OnePlus 11 (128GB storage): was $699 now $549 @ Best Buy
Best Buy will give you this excellent OnePlus flagship phone for $150 off, but you can take the price down further with a trade-in.
OnePlus 10T: was $749 now $419 @ 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 $198 @ Amazon
An already cheap phone gets even cheaper, thanks to this 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.
Unlocked OnePlus 8T: was $544 now $449 @ Amazon
Despite its age, the OnePlus 8T is still a great 5G phone with powerful hardware, a beautiful display, and decent cameras. The ultra-fast charging is awesome for topping off. You'll also get 256GB of storage.
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 iPhone 14, Galaxy S23 FE, 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 15 series, but the iPhone 14 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.