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Best Prime Day phone deals 2020

Amazon Prime Day phone deals
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Prime Day phone deals give you the opportunity to grab a great handset at a fraction of its usual cost. But even with a wide range of phones on sale, you're running out of time to take advantage of Prime Day price cuts on everything from flagships to budget devices.

We're seeing discounts on phones from Samsung, Google, and others even as the window on Prime Day savings is about to slam shut. We encourage you to bookmark our Prime Day deals guide for the latest offers coming out of Amazon before Prime Day ends at midnight PT. You can also check out our looks at the best iPhone 11 deals and best Galaxy S20 deals for the lowest prices on the leading flagships from Apple and Samsung. 

Best Prime Day phone deals right now

Google Pixel 4 XL: was $899, now $549 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Pixel 4 is on sale, too, but with Prime Day winding down, the savings aren't as substantial. (As of this writing, the Pixel 4 is going for $639 — only $60 less than the newer Pixel 4). So if you want to save on last year's Pixels, go for the larger Pixel 4 XL. It's still available for a $350 discount, though supplies could dry up in Prime Day's waning hours.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Save $250 w/ activation @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
It may not be a deal at Amazon, but this Galaxy S20 FE discount at Best Buy is one of the best you'll find. The Galaxy S20 FE is $250 cheaper through Verizon and T-Mobile and $200 cheaper through AT&T at the retailer — a compelling deal on a phone that was already a pretty phenomenal value to begin with.

Galaxy Note 20 5G unlocked: was $999 now $749 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
You can snag Samsung's latest 5G phablet for $250 off during Prime Day. It comes with a dazzling 6.7-inch AMOLED display, the S Pen and a very capable triple-camera system. Note that only Mystic Bronze and Mystic Gray models are on sale.

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra unlocked: Was $1,299 now $1,049 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
LIke other Samsung flagship phones, Amazon is taking $250 off the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung's ultimate flagship. In addition to the fast refresh rate and Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset on other models, this phone boasts a 50x Space Zoom feature.

OnePlus 8 Pro: was $999 now $899 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The OnePlus 8 Pro features a powerful Snapdragon 865 chipset and fast wireless charging that can get the phones battery up to 55% after just 30 minutes. But one of the biggest highlights to this OnePlus flagship is the 120Hz refresh rate on the phone's 6.78-inch display, which matches a feature on much more expensive Galaxy S20 models. The 256GB version is currently $100 off.

Samsung Galaxy S20: was $999 now $749 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Galaxy S20 features a Snapdragon 865 system-on-chip, triple rear cameras, and a 120Hz display. Normally $999, you can save $250 on Prime Day, making this a more compelling option against the cheaper Galaxy S20 FE.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G: was $599 now $419 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Galaxy A71 5G is the best of Samsung's A-series smartphones, offering 5G connectivity, solid power from Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 chipset as well as a complex multi-lens camera system equipped with Night Mode and a plethora of perspectives.

Samsung Galaxy A51: Was $399 now $324 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Samsung savings continue at Amazon, with Samsung's budget midrange phone dropping by $75. That price cut takes the Galaxy A51 below the Pixel 4a, which has been our favorite budget Android device.

TCL 10 Pro: Was $449 now $359 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
We were really impressed with the look and display of the TCL 10 Pro this year, which looks better than most sub-$500 phones. A clickable coupon at Amazon lets you take $90 off the price of this already expensive phone, making it an even better value.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus: was $1,199 now $899 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Galaxy S20 Plus deal at Amazon is noteworthy because unlike other Prime Day savings on Samsung phones, you can save $300 on this particular model. That's good, because we think the S20 Plus is the best of the S20 flagships, striking a good balance between price and features.

iPhone 11: Was $699 now $599 @ Apple (opens in new tab)
All right, so it's not really a Prime Day deal. But because of Apple's iPhone 12 product launch during Prime Day, the price of the iPhone 11 has dropped to $599 at Apple. Look for retailers and carriers to reflect that drop soon, as this price will stick around post-Prime Day.

Prime Day phone deals — what to look for

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 2020 is in full swing, we're seeing even more substantial savings, particularly on devices that came out earlier in the year.

For last year's Prime Day, we saw Samsung take as much as $300 off its latest flagship phones, while Motorola was very active in cutting prices on its various handsets. With more Motorola phones than ever before this year, we'd expect that phone maker to be active on Prime Day.

Because Prime Day is happening in October this year, some phones that have been discounted in the past may not be in line for Prime Day savings. Last year, Google dropped the price on its Pixel phones, but with the Pixel 5 releasing this week, we wouldn't expect too much of a discount on that $699 phone.

Prime Day phone deals — iPhone 

Given the interest in Apple's phones, you'd expect a big clamor for iPhone deals on Prime Day. The challenge this year is that Apple hosted its iPhone 12 launch event the same day Prime Day 2020 got underway. You won't find any iPhone 12 bargains at Amazon, but some carriers have begun to float iPhone 12 pre-order deals and Amazon is offering Prime Day iPhone 12 case deals.

You can find discounts on older iPhones, though not necessarily at Amazon, where the biggest discounts are on renewed versions of the iPhone 11. We're keeping track of the best Prime Day iPhone 11 deals, but right now the biggest savings at Apple, which has cut the price of a new iPhone 11 by $100 to $599 (opens in new tab). The iPhone XR is still around, too, for a reduced cost of $499 (opens in new tab).

Philip Michaels is a Managing Editor at Tom's Guide. He's been covering personal technology since 1999 and was in the building when Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone for the first time. He's been evaluating smartphones since that first iPhone debuted in 2007, and he's been following phone carriers and smartphone plans since 2015. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics, old movies and proper butchery techniques. Follow him at @PhilipMichaels.