Great Cyber Monday Android phone deals (UPDATED: HTC One S for free)

In the aftermath of Black Friday and the Thanksgiving weekend there are still plenty of tempting discount electronics to be had. Whether you’re shopping for gifts or you fancy a new mobile for yourself now is a good time to bite. Amazon is leading the way with a range of hot offers. Here’s a quick roundup of the best Cyber Monday smartphone deals.

  • HTC One X Android phone, 16GB (AT&T) for $1 — The HTC One X never managed to get the attention that Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has, but it’s one of the best phones on AT&T. For $1 with a two-year contract when you order online today, there are few deals better than this. 
  • HTC One S Android phone (T-Mobile) for free — The One S is a smaller version of the One X, but it’s still one of our favorite phones, thanks to its smaller 4.3-inch AMOLED screen. It’s more comfortable to hold than some of the huge devices on the market today and should be a good size for most users.
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 4G Android Phone, Blue 16GB (AT&T) for $25 — The Galaxy S3 is a beautiful device, certainly one of the best Android smartphones around right now. You’ve got that big 4.8-inch display, the fast 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and an 8-megapixel shooter. It’s a lot of phone for your money, but you will need to sign up to a new two-year contract with AT&T.
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 4G Android Phone, White 16GB (Sprint) for $50 — If you’re sold on the S3, but you don’t want to sign up with AT&T then here’s an alternative deal at Sprint. Although it has been around for a while, the Galaxy S3 is still a real powerhouse.
  • HTC One V Prepaid Android Phone (Virgin Mobile) for $100 — We found the HTC One V to be small, but good when we first got a hands-on look back in May. It’s an entry-level device with a solid range of features and it runs Android 4 (ICS). On Virgin Mobile you can avoid an expensive contract so this is a great choice for the budget conscious.
  • Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless) for $150 — If your main bugbear about smartphones is battery life then we’ve got the phone for you. The Razr Maxx HD is no slouch when it comes to specs generally, with a 4.7-inch display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4G LTE support, and an 8-megapixel camera, but that battery life is the star of the show. We’re talking 13 hours of video playback or 27 hours of streaming music from a single charge.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for AT&T for $250 with $100 gift card — Anyone with their eye on the new phablet from Samsung should check out this deal. It’s a powerful smartphone and tablet hybrid with cutting edge specs. You’ll get the Note 2 for $250 with a two-year AT&T contract and there’s an incentive in the shape of a $100 Walmart Gift Card. 
  • Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T for $50 and $100 gift card — Here’s an alternative from the Android parade. This Windows Phone 8 smartphone is Nokia’s flagship device and it has a 4.5-inch display and an attractive feature-set. The highlight is probably the 8.7-megapixel camera. If you go for the yellow Lumia 920 on a two-year AT&T contract then you’ll pay $50, but you’ll also get a $100 Walmart Gift Card.

That’s it for now. If you’ve got a great Cyber Monday smartphone or tablet deal to share, post a comment!

Update 4:08pm 11-27-2012 by Jeffrey VC: I’ve added a T-Mobile deal on the HTC One S to the list.

Update 9:20am 11-26-2012 by Jeffrey VC: I’ve added a good deal on the HTC One X for AT&T.

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