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Best Samsung Galaxy S21 deals in January 2021

Galaxy S21 deals
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Galaxy S21 deals are hot right now. Although Samsung's new Galaxy S21 won't be available till later this week (January 29), there are plenty of sales to take advantage of now. Wireless carriers, retailers, and even Samsung itself are offering epic discounts on the entire Galaxy S21 family. 

Currently, our favorite Galaxy S21 deals come from Samsung. Pre-order your Galaxy S21 at Samsung and you'll get up to $700 off with trade-in. After discount, you'll pay just $99 for the Galaxy S21, $299 for the Galaxy S21 Plus, or $499 for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. If your current phone has a cracked screen, you can still get up to $550 off if you trade it in. Even better, all of these Galaxy S21 deals come with at least a $100 Samsung credit and a Galaxy SmartTag

But those aren't the only Galaxy S21 deals you can get right now, so we're rounding up the best early offers below.

Galaxy S21 models and pricing
Galaxy S21 Galaxy S21 Plus Galaxy S21 Ultra
Starting price$799$999 $1,199
Display (Resolution; Max. refresh rate)6.2 inches (FHD, 120Hz)6.7 inches (FHD, 120Hz) 6.8 inches (QHD, 120Hz)
Rear cameras12MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 64MP telephoto12MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 64MP telephoto 108MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP 3x telephoto, 10MP 10x telephoto
Front camera10MP10MP40MP
ChipsetSnapdragon 888Snapdragon 888Snapdragon 888
RAM8GB8GB12GB/16GB
Storage128GB/256GB128GB/256GB128GB/256GB/512GB
Operating SystemAndroid 11 with One UI 3.0Android 11 with One UI 3.0Android 11 with One UI 3.0
Battery4,000 mAh4,800 mAh5,000 mAh
Water ResistanceIP68IP68IP68
Size5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm)6.4 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches (161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8mm)6.5 x 2.9 x 0.4 inches (165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm)
Weight6.1 ounces (172g)7.1 ounces (202g)8.0 ounces (228g)

Best Galaxy S21 deals

Galaxy S21: from $99 w/ trade-in @ Samsung
If you're looking for the cheapest Galaxy S21 deals, the buck stops with the base Galaxy S21 config. It packs a 6.2-inch 120Hz adaptive display, Snapdragon 888 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 10MP front camera. You also get 12MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 64MP telephoto rear camera lenses. Pre-order by January 28 and you'll get a $100 Samsung credit and free Galaxy SmartTag. If you have an eligible phone to trade in, you could get up to $700 off and pay just $2.78/month via a 36-month contract, which is the lowest price we've seen for any unlocked Galaxy S21. View Deal

Galaxy S21 Plus: from $299 w/ trade-in @ Samsung
The Galaxy S21 Plus sports a bigger 6.7-inch 120Hz display. Otherwise, you get the same Snapdragon 888 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 10MP front camera, and 12MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 64MP telephoto rear camera lenses. Purchase your Galaxy S21 Plus by January 28 and you'll get a $150 Samsung credit and free Galaxy SmartTag. If you have an eligible phone to trade in, you could get up to $700 off and pay just $8.34/month via a 36-month contract.View Deal

Galaxy S21 Ultra: from $499 w/ trade-in @ Samsung
Galaxy S21 Ultra deals will require that you pay a little more money upfront, but it's still possible to save on Samsung's premium phone.  Buy the Galaxy S21 Ultra by January 28 and you'll get a $200 Samsung credit and free Galaxy SmartTag. If you have an eligible phone to trade in, you could get up to $700 off and pay just $13.89/month via a 36-month contract. The phone features a 6.8-inch adaptive 120Hz QHD display, Snapdragon 888 CPU, 12GB of RAM, and 40MP front camera. Rear cameras include a 108MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP 3x telephoto, and 10MP 10x telephoto. View Deal

Galaxy S21: $800 off w/ trade-in + Unlimited @ AT&T
We like AT&T's Galaxy S21 deals because they apply to both new and existing customers. With trade-in of an eligible phone and activation of an Unlimited plan, you can get $800 off any Galaxy S21 phone. After discount, you can get the Galaxy S21 for free, the Galaxy S21 Plus for $199.99, or the Galaxy S21 Ultra for $399.99. View Deal

Galaxy S21: $600 off w/ trade-in + Unlimited @ Verizon
Verizon has a few Galaxy S21 deals up its sleeve. Current Verizon customers can take up to $600 off any Galaxy S21 phone with trade-in and sign up on a Verizon Unlimited plan. Alternatively, buy any S21 phone and get $1,000 off the cost of another when you add a new line with Unlimited.View Deal

Galaxy S21: from $792 @ Visible
Verizon-owned carrier Visible has two Galaxy S21 deals of its own. Purchase the Galaxy S21 or Galaxy S21 Plus and you'll get a $200 Samsung credit. Plus, new customers who port their number from a competing carrier will also get a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live. Prices start at $792 for the Galaxy S21 and $984 for the Galaxy S21 Plus.View Deal

Galaxy S21: Get up to $200 in credit @ US Cellular
Like Samsung, US Cellular is offering credits to anyone who pre-orders a Galaxy S21 by Jan. 28. You get a $100 credit for the S21, $150 for the S21 Plus and $200 for the S21 Ultra. US Cellular lets you pay off the phone over 30 months; prices are $26.66 per month for the S21, $33.33 for the S21 Plus and $39.99 for the S21 Ultra.View Deal

Galaxy S21: up to $400 off w/ new line @ Xfinity Mobile
New Xfinity Mobile customers can get up to $400 off any Galaxy S21 phone when they switch and open a new line. Existing customers can take advantage of the same Galaxy S21 deals, however, they'll need to add a new line. Then they'll receive a $400 Visa pre-paid card. All customers will also get a $100 Samsung credit with the S21, $150 credit with the S21 Plus, and $200 credit with the S21 Ultra. View Deal

Galaxy S21: up to $800 off w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile
T-Mobile will get the entire Galaxy S21 family starting January 29. Even better, you can take $800 off any phone with an eligible trade-in. (No new line or port-in is required). If you don't have a phone to trade-in, you can still get up to $800 off your new Galaxy S21. Just purchase an S21 phone, port in a new line, and get $800 off your second Galaxy S21 phone. View Deal

Galaxy S21: $100 off w/ new line + trade-in @ Spectrum Mobile
Spectrum Mobile is offering a variety of Galaxy S21 deals aimed at new customers. New members can take $100 off any Galaxy S21 with trade-in of an eligible phone, the opening of a new line, and activation of a new phone. Plus, you'll get up to a $200 Samsung credit with the purchase of any new Galaxy S21.  View Deal

Galaxy S21: 50% off w/ new line @ Google Fi
Google Fi is offering Galaxy S21 deals across the board. You can save up to 50% off each phone via a Fi bill credit when you add a new line. Alternatively, current members can get a $300 bill credit when they upgrade. In both instances, you'll also get up to a $200 Samsung credit based on which phone you pre-order. View Deal