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Forget iPhone 14 — Samsung Galaxy S22 deal just dropped to $49

Galaxy S22 held in hand
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The iPhone 14 may be getting all the attention this week, but we've found the perfect cell phone deal for Android fans. 

For a limited time, you can get an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22 from $49 (opens in new tab) after trade-in at Samsung. Yes, you'll need to trade in your old phone to get this price, but that's one of the best Galaxy S22 deals we've seen all summer. (Make sure to read our guide to the best Samsung promo codes for more ways to save).

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Galaxy S22: from $49 w/ trade-in @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
The S22 features a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED FHD+ display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. You also get a 40MP (f/2.2) front camera and three rear lenses that include a 50MP (f/1.8) main, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, and a 10MP (f/2.4) 3x telephoto lens. In our Galaxy S22 review (opens in new tab), we called it a solid step ahead for Samsung, with noticeable improvements to the display and the camera.

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Unlocked Galaxy S22 (256GB): $799 $688 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you don't have a phone that you can trade in, Amazon is offering the unlocked Galaxy S22 for just $688. That's $111 off and just $39 shy of its all-time price low at Amazon. 

The 6.1-inch Galaxy S22 ($799.99) is the least-expensive of Samsung's Galaxy S22 phones. We rated it one of the best phones you can buy right now, especially since it packs the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset that powers Samsung's costlier S22 phones. 

The S22 features a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED FHD+ display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. You also get a 40MP (f/2.2) front camera and three rear lenses that include a 50MP (f/1.8) main, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, and a 10MP (f/2.4) 3x telephoto lens.

In our Galaxy S22 hands on, we found it to be sharp and responsive, equal to that of any other Android flagship phone. It's a solid and worthy upgrade from an S20, but an otherwise dull upgrade if you have a Galaxy S21. 

One thing to keep in mind is that the Galaxy S22 has a smaller battery than the S21, with a 3,700 mAh cell compared to the S21’s 4,000 mAh battery. That said, the improved adaptive refresh rate combined with the new chipset could prove to be more power efficient.

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.