There are lots of great Black Friday deals on phones, so it takes a lot to impress us. And we've found a jaw-dropping offer on one of the top Android phones of the year that we had to share with you.
You can buy the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus with a free $500 gift card at Walmart, with the gift card being sent upon activating the phone. With an MSRP of $1,000, the S22 Plus is effectively half price in this deal, although the money you save does have to be spent in store.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (128GB): get a $500 gift card with activation @ Walmart
An alternative Galaxy S22 Plus deal can be found at Walmart, where you can get a $500 gift card for the store when setting up the phone with AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile.
The offer's valid with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile connections, but otherwise there are no conditions like trade-ins you have to meet beyond buying the phone before December 2 (that's a week after Black Friday). Unfortunately, it does seem like only the Black colorway is currently available for the basic 128GB model, with the larger 256GB version completely out of stock.
Don't panic if the gift card doesn't appear in your email inbox straight away either. Walmart says it could take up to 20 days to send.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus sits pretty on both our best Android phones and best phones list. While it's not as fully featured as its Ultra sibling, it's got the best mix of features for the price of all the S22 models as far as we're concerned. Its 6.6-inch 120Hz OLED display and capable triple rear cameras are particular highlights, but we also enjoy its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered performance and its 45W charging.
Our only notable issues with this phone are that rival phones like the Google Pixel 7 and iPhone 14 are better at photography, and that battery life is a bit shorter than we'd like. These are not deal-breakers though, so if the rest of the phone appeals to you, then we'd suggest jumping on this Walmart deal before all the colors end up sold out.
If you happen to miss out, or want to see what other smartphone offers are around at the moment, take a look at our Black Friday phone deals hub where we've rounded up the best deals across multiple brands.