Forget Galaxy S24 Ultra — Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is $700 off in Cyber Monday deal and somehow still available

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Cyber Monday may have finished for another year, but there's one particular deal that's still available and just as tempting. And it's on Samsung's last generation S22 Ultra handset.

Sure the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is expected to arrive in January, with an even more powerful chip, AI upgrades and all plenty of new features and upgrades. But that doesn't change the fact the S22 Ultra is a great phone — especially at this price.

Right now you can pick up a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra for $499 at Best Buy. That’s $700 less than the phone’s original $1,199 price tag, while still offering some of the best performance and features Samsung mobiles have to offer.

Update Nov. 28: We've checked and you can still get $700 off the S22 Ultra. 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: was $1,199 now $499 @ Best Buy
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: was $1,199 now $499 @ Best Buy
Forget about the Galaxy S24 Ultra, the S22 Ultra still has plenty to offer — and it's $700 off at Best Buy right now. Complete with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 5,000 mAh battery, S Pen support and a 6.8-inch QHD AMOLED display, it's a great phone for a very reasonable price. Just be sure to choose the Activate Today option before you buy.

While the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra claimed the title of best phone after its release earlier this year, its predecessor still has a lot of redeeming qualities. The S22 Ultra still packs a super-bright 6.8-inch AMOLED display and an adaptive refresh rate capable of dynamically changing anywhere between 1 and 120Hz. 

It’s also the exact same dimensions as the S23 Ultra, but manages to weigh ever so slightly less. Though the battery life isn’t quite as good, lasting 10 hours and 22 minutes in our custom battery test. But while not good enough for a place on our best phone battery life page, it’s still better than a lot of other phones on the market — including the Google Pixel 8. But if you ever run out there’s 45W fast charging and 10W wireless charging to top yourself up.

The camera is also one of the key features on the S22 Ultra, with a 108MP main lens, 12MP ultrawide and dual 10MP telephoto lenses offering a respective 3x and 10x optical zoom. The front camera is also a hefty 40MP, which should offer some quality selfies. 

Of course, the S22 Ultra also supports Samsung’s S Pen stylus. Like the Galaxy Notes of old, the S Pen lives inside the phone, slotting in and out of the bottom corner — so it doesn’t get lost.

It may not be the latest and best Samsung flagship, but considering you’re paying under $500 there are a lot worse phones you could choose from. Then again if this isn’t the phone for you, then be sure to check out our Cyber Monday phone deals page for discounts on other devices.

Tom Pritchard
UK Phones Editor

Tom is the Tom's Guide's UK Phones Editor, tackling the latest smartphone news and vocally expressing his opinions about upcoming features or changes. It's long way from his days as editor of Gizmodo UK, when pretty much everything was on the table. He’s usually found trying to squeeze another giant Lego set onto the shelf, draining very large cups of coffee, or complaining about how terrible his Smart TV is.

  • Largent803
    I actually have a Samsung S22 Ultra I have owned it for almost 2 years now and have found it to be a very reliable phone. Right now even when the S24 comes out I may not upgrade for another year or two. I don't upgrade unless the phone really goes out.