Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days event is here and that means you can score some awesome savings on phone deals. You'll find big discounts at Amazon over the next 48 hours on some of the best phones we’ve reviewed, with many hitting all-time low prices. And while some newer models like the iPhone 15 may not be going on sale through Amazon, you can find good trade-in option by extending your search to phone carriers.
Some of the best cheap cell phone plans let you bring your own device, making Amazon a great place to buy unlocked phones since they usually don’t require trade-ins for the best discounts.
There are lots of deals to choose from, so just keep scrolling to see our top picks. For sales across all categories, stay tuned to our Prime Day coverage. And we'll be updating this list constantly as new deals arrive across today, October 10 and tomorrow, October 11.
Best Prime Day phone deals — top deals today
- iPhone 15: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ AT&T
- iPhone SE (2022): free w/ new line + unlimited @ Verizon
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: get 6 free months on select plans @ Mint Mobile
- Google Pixel 8 Pro: $999 w/ free Pixel Watch 2 @ Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: Was $999 now $899 @ Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in @ Samsung
Best Prime Day phone deals
Prime Day phone deals — Android phone deals
Google Pixel 8 Pro: $999 w/ free Pixel Watch 2 @ Amazon
Free Pixel Watch 2! Score a Pixel Watch 2 free when you buy the Pixel 8 Pro from Amazon. This phone has a gorgeous 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display and runs fast thanks to the Tensor G3 chip. A 50MP/1.2μm pixel main camera lens, 48MP ultrawide lens, 48MP telephoto lens, and 10.5MP selfie camera put the Pixel 8 Pro in contention for one of the best camera phones on the market.
Samsung Galaxy A54: was $449 now $329 @ Amazon
The Galaxy A54 is the best budget smartphone you can buy. In our Samsung Galaxy A54 review, we said it offers solid battery life, a bright and colorful display and an improved main camera that's great when the lights are low. It features a 6.4-inch FHD AMOLED 120Hz display, Exynos 1380 chipset, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Rear camera lenses include a 50MP main (f/1.8), 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2), and 5MP macro (f/2.4). On the front you'll find a 32MP (f/2.2) lens.
Galaxy Z Fold 5: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in @ Samsung
Samsung is knocking up to $1,000 off its Galaxy Z Fold 5 when you trade-in an older phone. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 features a 7.6-inch QXGA+ (2176 x 1812) Dynamic AMOLED inner display w/ 120Hz refresh, 6.2-inch HD+ (2316 x 904) Dynamic AMOLED 2X outer display w/ 60Hz refresh, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. On the rear you get a 50MP f/1.8 main wide-angle lens, 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, and 10MP f/2.4 telephoto lens. Selfie cams include a 10MP f/2.2 outer lens and 4MP f/1.8 inner lens. In our Galaxy Z Fold 5 review we said the Editor's Choice features a better hinge, thinner/lighter design, and functions better with multitasking.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: was $999 now $799 @ Amazon
Samsung's other flip phone is currently on sale, with Amazon dropping $100 from the price tag. That makes this one of the least expensive options if you're on the hunt for a foldable phone. And this version of the Flip is the one to get thanks to a larger exterior display and improved cameras.
OnePlus Nord N20 5G: was $299 now $200 @ Amazon
An already cheap phone gets even cheaper, thanks to a discount on the OnePlus Nord N20 5G at Amazon. The Nord N20 is one of our favorite cheap phones, thanks to its beautiful design, good performance and solid battery life. It's even got an AMOLED display.
Prime Day phone deals — iPhone deals
iPhone 15: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ AT&T
New and existing AT&T members can pick up an iPhone 15 for free with trade-in. You'll need to be signed up to one of AT&T's qualifying unlimited plans to get this deal. AT&T lists this deal as expiring on October 12, just after Amazon Prime Big Deal Days has wrapped up.
iPhone 15: free w/ new line + unlimited @ Verizon
Verizon's iPhone 15 deals are valid for new and returning customers. Additionally, you can trade-in any iPhone for a credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone 15. Note that you'll need to activate a Verizon unlimited plan. You'll get up to $1,000 off on the Unlimited Ultimate plan, up to $830 off on the Unlimited Plus plan, and up to $415 off on the Unlimited Welcome plan.
Infinite Access Plan: $60/month @ Boost Infinite
Boost Infinite is a membership plan for iPhone users. For $60/month, you get unlimited talk, text, and data. Plus, you'll get a free iPhone 15 (any model). After 12 consecutive monthly payments, members can upgrade to the latest iPhone model at no extra cost. There is no trade-in requirement to join, which means you can keep your current iPhone or sell it to a third party.
iPhone SE (2022): $2/month w/ unlimited @ AT&T
AT&T is offering Apple's iPhone SE (2022) for just $5/month (on a 36-month installment plan) with no trade-in required. However, you'll need to be signed up to one of AT&T's eligible unlimited plans. The iPhone SE (2022) is powered by Apple's A15 Bionic chip, which is the same CPU found in the iPhone 13 line. Other new features include 5G connectivity and up to 15-hour battery life. Otherwise, it keeps the same 4.7-inch Retina HD display (1334 x 750), Touch ID support, 12MP wide/rear camera, and 7MP FaceTime camera.
iPhone 14 Pro Max: get 6 free months on select plans @ Mint Mobile
Mint Mobile is offering one of the best iPhone 14 Pro Max deals if you want to save on data. Purchase any 6-month plan at Mint Mobile and you'll get an extra 6 months for free. For instance, Mint Mobile's unlimited plan is $30/month. Buy 6 months (total $180) and you'll get an extra 6 months on the house. (You'll wind up with 12 months total).
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, with some of the most substantial savings occurring during Amazon's 48-hour event.
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- or 36-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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Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide specializing in deals content. She also covers the latest tech news and and creates how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices, and headphones to apps and video games. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.