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Best Prime Day iPhone SE 2020 deals

Best Prime Day iPhone SE 2020 deals
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Prime Day is finally here. While the annual sales event will be chock-full of deals all week long, one phone we're keeping an eye on is the $399 iPhone SE 2020

Because Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 on Oct. 13, Apple's entry-level handset went on sale that very same day at other retailers. Amazon sells the iPhone SE 2020 with carrier service and unlocked, although the unlocked model they sell is renewed.

Prime Day iPhone SE 2020 deals — top sales right now

Best Prime Day iPhone SE 2020 deals

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Renewed iPhone SE 2020: was $399 now $353 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This renewed iPhone SE 2020 is selling for $353 at Amazon. The unlocked phone is backed by a 90-day Amazon guarantee. It has been inspected and cleaned to work (and look) like new. 

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iPhone SE: free w/ new line + Unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Open a new line of service with an unlimited plan at Verizon and you'll get a free iPhone SE. Plus, you'll get 50% off Verizon's $40 activation fee. This is one of the best iPhone SE 2020 deals you can get right now.

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iPhone SE 2020: $5/mo @ @AT&T (opens in new tab)
New and existing AT&T customers who add a line and purchase the new iPhone SE will pay just $5/month (via a 30-month installment plan). The 128GB and 256GB models cost $10/month and $15/month, respectively.

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iPhone SE 2020: $148 @ US Cellular (opens in new tab)
New customers can score Apple's new iPhone for as little as $4.96/month (over a 30-month contract) if they switch to US Cellular. That's one of the best iPhone SE deals we've seen. It works out to $148.80 total over a 30-month installment plan. Given that U.S. Cellular is only available in select states, though, you'll have to confirm that the carrier covers your service area first.

The iPhone SE packs a lot into its compact frame, including a super fast A13 Bionic processor and a very good rear camera that benefits form the chip's computational photography capabilities. For example, you can take portrait mode pics using both the front and back cameras and take advantage of Smart HDR for getting the best results in challenging lighting conditions.

The iPhone SE 2020 also offers features you don't normally see at this price, such as water resistance and wireless charging. These are perks you don't get on the Google Pixel 4a. 

With its 4.7-inch display, the iPhone SE 2020 is best for people who like smaller phones, but overall it's big on value and we expect some discounts for Amazon Prime Day on Amazon itself and through carriers and other retailers.

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Mark Spoonauer is the global editor in chief of Tom's Guide and has covered technology for over 20 years. In addition to overseeing the direction of Tom's Guide, Mark specializes in covering all things mobile, having reviewed dozens of smartphones and other gadgets. He has spoken at key industry events and appears regularly on TV to discuss the latest trends, including Cheddar, Fox Business and other outlets. Mark was previously editor in chief of Laptop Mag, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Follow him on Twitter at @mspoonauer.