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Prime Day phone deals 2022 — best sales right now

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Prime Day phone deals are going strong. While Amazon isn't the most popular retailer for smartphone deals, Prime Day shows there are plenty of Prime Day phone deals to choose from.

Our favorite Prime Day phone deal so far? That's the Galaxy S22 Ultra for just $839, which is a massive saving on its $1,199 price.

Amazon is particularly good at offering deals on unlocked phones. So if you're still browsing through the best cheap cell phone plans or don't have a phone to trade in (as many carriers require), these Prime Day phone deals can make it easy to upgrade to a new phone on the cheap. 

Beyond Amazon, Verizon is offering some compelling iPhone deals, if you're willing to jump through a few hoops. Otherwise, below are the best Prime Day phone deals you can get right now.

Best Prime Day phone deals

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Unlocked OnePlus 10 Pro (128GB): was $899 now $799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Here's a rare discount for OnePlus' latest flagship phone, although it's still a touch higher than the $720 lowest we've seen this model go for on Amazon. Our top pick for Android flagship value, the OnePlus 10 Pro (opens in new tab) sports excellent battery life, 65W charging and a gorgeous 120Hz OLED display. We also like its matte textured glass and overflowing camera block.

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Unlocked OnePlus 9 Pro (128GB): was $729 now $499 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Although over a year old, we still think the OnePlus 9 Pro (opens in new tab) is a fine phone, and at $500 it's the cheapest it's ever been. The Snapdragon 888 chip packs a lot of power, and the quad rear cameras, tuned by camera-maker Hasselblad, produce some of the best pictures you can get. And when you run the battery down, there's 65W fast charging to get you going again.

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Unlocked Moto G Power (2021/128GB): was $399 now $239 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
There are multiple versions of the Moto G Power out there, but the 2021 model lasts the longest and has a better processor than the 2022 version. Amazon is knocking the price of the 2021 model (128GB) to just $239. When it comes to duration, it packs the best phone battery life of any phone we've tested lasting a whopping 14:04. 

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Unlocked Pixel 6 Pro (5G/128GB): was $899 now $699 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The flagship Google Pixel 6 Pro has dropped to $699 at Amazon. This epic Android device packs a Google Tensor processor, 120Hz display, incredible camera array, and a beautiful redesign. It's one of the best value smartphones on the market and thanks to this Amazon deal it's now an even better deal. 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: was $999 now $699 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Back at its historic lowest price, you should consider getting Samsung's smaller foldable over a similarly priced regular phone.

We love the Galaxy Z Flip 3 (opens in new tab) for its compact size, handy cover display and its improved durability and water resistance from the previous version.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB): was $1,399 now $839 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Samsung's top-tier handset has absolutely crashed in price for Prime Day, with the base model on sale with a whopping 30% off.

With four cameras, a huge and beautiful display, and a built-in stylus for doodling, note-taking and more, the Galaxy S22 Ultra (opens in new tab) is our favorite Android phone right now. That makes this deal one of the best we've seen so far this Prime Day.

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Unlocked Galaxy S22 Ultra: from $199 w/ trade-in @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
The new Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung's premier 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. Samsung is currently offering up to a $1,000 enhanced credit when you trade in your old phone. 

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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: was $1,799 now $1,089 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're looking to pick up Samsung's bigger foldable phone, Prime Day might be the time to do it. You can pick up the Unlocked 256GB Galaxy Z Fold 3 with $710 off the normal asking price — complete with the 120Hz dual-screen display, under-display camera and S-Pen support. The 512GB model also gets the same discount, and will set you back $1,189 (opens in new tab)

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (128GB): was $999 now $699 @ Amazon (opens in new tab) 

While the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus is not quite the behemoth that is the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, it's still a pretty good smartphone. The display is vibrant and the 45W fast charger is fast. Plus, at $300 off, it's a great value for those looking to upgrade.

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Unlocked Galaxy Note 20: was $999 now $919 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The smaller of the 2020 Note series, the Galaxy Note 20 is still a powerful device that includes the fan-favorite S Pen. In our Galaxy Note 20 review (opens in new tab), we loved the phone's 6.7-inch AMOLED display and found the Note 20 has excellent staying power thanks to its 4,300 mAh battery, which lasted 9:38 in our battery test.

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Unlocked TCL 10L: was $279 now $174 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you need an Android phone on the cheap, but want to keep some solid specs, the TCL 10L is now just $199 for Prime Day. It offers a large 6.53-inch FHD display, 48MP rear camera, 4,000 mAh battery, 256GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. 

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: was $449 now $324 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
We rate the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G as the best cheap phone on the market right now, and Amazon is knocking $125 off its usual price in this Prime Day deal. It has a large, bright display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a stylish design made of solid materials.

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Motorola Edge Plus: was $999 now $719 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Motorola Edge Plus has Powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and a large, colorful screen with a 144Hz refresh rate. Its strong processor means it's a great phone for gamers.

Best Prime Day iPhone deals — best sales right now

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iPhone SE (2020): was $350 now $249 (Total Wireless) @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're willing to buy a carrier-locked model of the iPhone SE (2020), Amazon is selling the Total Wireless variant for a decent price. $249 for the iPhone SE is a steal, especially since you get a very good camera and fast A13 Bionic chip in a compact design.

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iPhone 13: up to $800 off @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
While Amazon's a disappointment when it comes to iPhone deals, rival stores are offering some great discounts right now. For example, Best Buy's willing to deduct $800 off of a new iPhone 13 Pro if you trade in a valuable-enough handset and activate your new iPhone with certain carriers.

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iPhone (multiple models): up to $200 gift card @ Visible (opens in new tab)
You don't need to trade-in a phone to get this iPhone discount. Just port your phone number to Visible when buying an eligible iPhone and you'll get your gift card shortly after. Even better, you don't need to buy the most expensive iPhones - this offer works even if you buy the cheaper iPhone SE 2022 too, and there's $100 on offer if you go for the older iPhone SE 2020.

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iPhone (multiple models): get 6 free months @ Mint Mobile (opens in new tab)
Paying for six months of any iPhone contract will get you another six months added for free. That includes everything from unlimited data downwards, and for the iPhone SE all the way up to the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

How to find the best phone deals

Prime Day phone deals can vary widely from device to device. Typical savings range from $50 to $100 off the leading models, but now that Prime Day deals are in full swing, we expect to see even more substantial savings, particularly on devices that came out earlier in the year or in late 2021.

Chief among these will be budget offerings, but Google and Samsung flagships are in the mix. Beware something that looks too good to be true. Oftentimes, carriers and retailers will hide the true price behind activation or payment plan deals. These require you to tie yourself to a 24-month contract to receive the bill credits (lest you pay the carrier back for the remainder). You'll also sometimes need a trade-in and/or new line activation.

In your search, you might come across some refurbished devices (marked as "Renewed"). These can be hit or miss, so approach them with caution. 

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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.