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Best Samsung phone deals in December 2020

Best Samsung Phone Deals
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The holiday shopping season is coming down to its final days, but you can still save big on a Galaxy phone, thanks to the best Samsung phone deals. Samsung released a lot of top new devices in 2020, and you can find discounts on all of them, from the top flagships to the most innovative foldables. 

The best deal on a Samsung phone at the moment can be found at Samsung itself. The phone maker will cut the price of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in half if you trade in an eligible device. That lets you pick up Samsung's priciest phone for $999. Verizon has a good deal, too, if you've got a phone to trade-in where you can save up to $400 on the Galaxy S20 FE at the carrier.

Even Samsung's lower-cost phones are seeing some attractive discounts. You can get the Galaxy A51 5G for just $30 at AT&T — all you need to do is sign up for unlimited data with the carrier. Meanwhile, Xfinity Mobile is taking $150 off the Galaxy A71 5G when you open a new line and bring over your phone number.

Samsung phones may be in demand, but we've still found a lot of sales throughout the holiday shopping season. These are the best Samsung phone deals currently available.

Best Samsung phone deals

Galaxy Z Fold 2: was $1,999 now $999 @ Samsung
Samsung's flagship foldable phone is 50% off if you have an eligible phone to trade-in. You'll need a relative new phone in good condition to get the maximum discount, but even phones with cracked screens are eligible for a $650 trade-in value. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a main 7.6-inch 120Hz display, 6.2-inch 60Hz cover display, Snapdragon 865 Plus CPU, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and three 12MP rear camera lenses. View Deal

Galaxy S20 FE: was $699 now $299 @ Verizon
The Galaxy S20 FE is already a great value, offering many of the features in Samsung's other S20 phones at a lower price. Verizon will take up to $400 off the $699 phone when you trade-in a phone. This offer is open to existing Verizon customers, so anyone can save.View Deal

Galaxy S20 FE: Buy one get one free @ T-Mobile
If there are multiple people on your shopping listing looking for a new phone, you can pick up two Galaxy S20 FE models for ust $699 at T-Mobile. You need to open two new lines with the carrier, and buy a Galaxy S20 FE (or any Galaxy S20, Note 20, Z Flip 5G or Z Fold 2 model). You can then buy a Galaxy S20 FE on an installment plan and get the $699 back in the form of bill credits over the next 24 months.View Deal

Galaxy Z Flip 5G: was $1,449 now $1,249 @ Amazon
The Galaxy Z Flip features a cool design, bringing a foldable screen to the flip phone form factor of yesteryear. It's pretty expensive most of the time, but Amazon has cut $200 off the price of the 5G version of Z Flip. The best thing about this phone is its Flex mode feature that takes advantage of the foldable screen to add more functionality to some apps.View Deal

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: was $1,299 now $749 @ Samsung
Samsung is also letting you save on its Note 20 series with an eligible trade-in. For either the Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra, you can take up to $550 off with a trade-in that's in good condition; a phone with a cracked screen brings up to $340 in discounts. Apply that to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which features a 6.9-inch AMOLED panel with a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate, and you can get the best Samsung phone for $749.View Deal

Galaxy S20: was $999 now $799 @ Amazon
Amazon lets you save $200 on Samsung's main flagship. The Galaxy S20 features a 6.2-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and its powered by the same Snapdragon 865 processor found in the rest of the Galaxy S20 lineup. This is a great way to get a solid Samsung flagship at a reduced price.View Deal

Galaxy S20 Plus: was $1,199 now $949 @ B&H Photo
B&H Photo is taking $250 off Samsung's 6.7-inch Galaxy S20 Plus, bringing the price tag on this top phone to less than $1,000. You get the same 120Hz refresh rate you'll find on other phones in the S20 lineup, plus some excellent cameras.View Deal

Galaxy S20 Ultra: was $1,399 now $1,199 @ Amazon
The ultimate Samsung phone carries a fairly steep price tag, but you can cut that by $200 right now at Amazon. The Galaxy S20 Ultra's 6.9 inch display has a fast 120Hz refresh rate, while the phone's Snapdragon 865 processor can keep up with the most demanding tasks you throw at it. The phone's cameras make this worth the discounted price, particularly Samsung's 100x Space Zoom feature for getting up close on faraway photos.View Deal

Galaxy Note 20: up to $700 off @ Best Buy
Head to Best Buy if you want to save on the Galaxy Note 20, particularly if you want to use the phone with AT&T's cellular service. A current deal lets you save up to $700 with a qualified trade-in, cutting the cost the standard Note 20 to $299. You can save $300 if you activate with Sprint and $400 if you activate with Verizon.View Deal

Galaxy A71 5G: was $599 now $449 @ Amazon
The Galaxy A71 5G is Samsung's best midrange model with 5G connectivity, and it's normally available for $599. Thanks to a $150 discount, though, you can get this phone at its lowest price ever, allowing you to connect with faster 5G networks. The phone is also unlocked, giving you a choice of carriers.View Deal

Galaxy A71 5G UW: was $649 now $499 @ Xfinity Mobile
Buy the 5G version of the Galaxy A71 at Xfinity Mobile on a monthly installment plan, and the carrier will cut the price of your monthly payment so that you'll save $150 over the 24 months you pay off the phone. You'll need to activate a new line and transfer your current number to Xfinity. Be aware that this model is on backorder until the end of the year.View Deal

Galaxy A51 5G: was $499 now $30 @ AT&T
You can save big on the Galaxy A51 5G, another midrange 5G-capable phone, when you buy it on an installment plan with AT&T. Normally, the Galaxy A51 5G costs $499 when you buy it outright, but open a new line of data or upgrade an existing line, and AT&T will sell you for the phone for just $1 a month over 30 months. It's a cost-effective to get a 5G-ready phone on AT&T's growing network.View Deal

Samsung phone deals: Which model should you get?

It's getting so that you can't tell the Samsung phones apart without a scorecard. The electronics giant offers an extensive lineup of handsets, from pricey flagship all the way down to budget models.

We largely review Samsung's flagships, foldable phones and midrange devices. In fact, our best Samsung phones guide ranks all the recent Samsung models in these categories from best to worst. Here's a quick guide, though, to each of the major phones in Samsung's lineup and how much the base models typically cost.

Galaxy S20 series

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra, $1,399: 6.9-inch AMOLED display (120Hz); Snapdragon 865; 12GB RAM; 128GB storage
  • Galaxy S20 Plus, $1,199: 6.7-inch AMOLED display (120Hz); Snapdragon 865; 12GB RAM; 128GB storage
  • Galaxy S20, $999: 6.2-inch AMOLED display (120Hz); Snapdragon 865; 12GB RAM; 128GB storage
  • Galaxy S20 FE, $699: 6.5-inch AMOLED display (120Hz); Snapdragon 865; 6GB RAM; 128GB storage

Galaxy Note 20 series

  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, $1,299: 6.9-inch AMOLED display (120Hz); Snapdragon 865 Plus; 12GB RAM; 128GB storage
  • Galaxy Note 20, $999: 6.7-inch AMOLED (60Hz); Snapdragon 865 Plus; 8GB RAM; 128GB storage

Galaxy foldables

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2, $1,999: 7.6-inch main display (120GHz), 6.2-inch outer display (60Hz), Snapdragon 865 Plus; 12GB RAM; 256GB storage
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G, $1,449: 6.7-inch main display (60Hz), 1.1-inch outer display; Snapdragon 855 Plus; 8GB RAM; 256GB storage

Midrange Galaxy phones

  • Galaxy A71 5G, $599: 6.7-inch OLED (60Hz); Snapdragon 765; 8GB RAM; 128GB storage
  • Galaxy A51 5G, $499: 6.5-inch OLED (60Hz); Exynos 980; 6GB RAM; 128GB storage