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Best Labor Day Smartphone Deals 2020: Apple and Samsung

This summer has not been an easy one, and retailers really want to get us into the back-to-work and back-to-school modes with some terrific discounts on the best tech out there this Labor Day. If you’re in dire need of a new smartphone, then you’ll want to look no further than these fantastic Labor Day smartphone deals, brought about by this year’s Labor Day sales.

Today’s best Labor Day smartphone deals

  • Apple iPhone SE 2020 64GB (Verizon)Free with unlimited plan, was $400
  • Blu Vivo XI+ (Unlocked)$150, was $250
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro 64GB (Verizon) As low as $150 with eligible trade-in, $650 ($27/month) without, was $1,000
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 128GB (AT&T)As low as $300 ($10/month) with eligible trade-in, $450 ($15/month) without, was $1,000
  • Google Pixel 4a (Unlocked)$300 with activation, was $350
  • OnePlus 7T (T-Mobile, Unlockable)$449, was $599
  • Google Pixel 4 (Unlocked)$549, was $799
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB (Unlocked)$600, was $750
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 128GB (Unlocked) —  $1,000 plus free $200 Target gift card
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 UltraUp to $1,000 off with trade-in and qualifying activation
WITH ELIGIBLE TRADE-IN

Galaxy Note 20 5G 128GB

Up to 1,000 back in bill credits

Expires soon
The stunning new Galaxy Note 20 is up for pre-order, and AT&T is already offering it with a very tidy bill credit rebate -- up to $1,000 back -- for customers with an eligible trade-in.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 128GB

$800 $1,000
Expires soon
Samsung's new Galaxy S20 doesn't re-invent the wheel, and with a nearly bezel-less design this good, that's just fine. Grab an unlocked model, bring it to your favorite carrier, and save some cash.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Verizon)

Save up to $1,000

Expires soon
Want the plus-sized version of the awesome iPhone 11 Pro? Buy two and enjoy $1,000 back in bill credits, or just enjoy a nice $350 discount when you buy one.

Blu Vivo XI+ (GSM & CDMA Unlocked)

$200 $250
Expires soon
With a gorgeous 6.2-inch display, 64GB of storage, and 4GB RAM, the Blu Vivo XI+ is an incredible value at this price. GSM and CDMA compatibility let you take it to a carrier of your choice.

Google Pixel 4a 128GB (Unlocked)

$300 $350
Expires soon
Google's budget-friendly Pixel 4a is finally here, and it's already cheaper than the Pixel 3a -- but if you activate today, you can get it for even less than that.

Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB (Unlocked)

$700 $750
Expires soon
Activate today and score the 5G-capable Galaxy S10 for a nice discount.

Samsung Galaxy A11 32GB

Free with unlimited plan

Expires soon
The Galaxy A11 is a very budget-friendly offering from Samsung made even cheaper (that is, totally free) when you sign up for a qualifying AT&T unlimited plan.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (128GB, Sprint)

YOU SAVE 45%

Expires soon
The Galaxy S20 5G has landed at AT&T, and it's available at a huge discount for customers who add a new line and sign up for an unlimited plan.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G (Unlocked)

$500 $600
Expires soon
The Samsung Galaxy A series continues to impress, and if you're looking for a 5G flagship alternative, look no further than this highly capable factory-unlocked Galaxy A71.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro 64GB (AT&T)

Up to $1,000 back

Expires soon
Switch, port-in your current number, and trade in your device to get up to $1,000 back towards an iPhone 11 Pro -- potentially letting you score it totally free (or at least for a very nice discount).

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (Unlocked)

$1,099 $1,300
Expires soon
If you don't want to activate just yet or are still between service providers, Amazon already has a nice discount on the premium unlocked Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Unlocked)

$500 $650
Expires soon
In the wake of the releases of the Galaxy S20 and Note 20, now's a great time to score discounts on great last-gen smartphones like Galaxy S10 Lite, an excellent flagship alternative.

Motorola Moto G7 Play (Unlocked)

$130 $200
Expires soon
If you don't want to sign up for a plan right away to get a deal, this unlocked smartphone deal lets you grab the budget-friendly (but very impressive) Moto G7 Play for super cheap.

Motorola Moto G7 Play (GSM & CDMA Unlocked)

$80 $200
Expires soon
Motorola turns out some of the best budget phones you can buy and the Moto G7 Play is a shining example of such a value. This one comes universally unlocked for all major carriers, too.

Jitterbug Flip Phone

$50 $100
Expires soon
With a large, easy-to-use display and touchpad, the Jitterbug is a classic flip phone that's perfect for seniors, kids, and anyone else looking to wean themselves off attention-devouring smartphones.

LG Stylo 5 with Alexa Push-to-Talk – Unlocked – 32GB

$200 $300
Expires soon
The plus-sized LG Stylo 5 takes the "smartphone" concept to the next level with built-in Amazon Alexa functionality. Its gorgeous 6.2-inch display (complete with stylus) is pretty nice, too.

Google Pixel 3 64GB (Unlocked)

$340 $799
Expires soon
Get the Google Pixel 3 smartphone with a huge discount from Amazon and have the purest Android experience. Add in long-life battery and fantastic photos, and this is deal is a winner.

Samsung - Galaxy Note 10, 256GB (Sprint)

$850 $950
Expires soon
A beautiful display, pro-level cameras, and the clever S-pen make this smartphone a standout. This unlocked version is loaded with Android 9.0 Pie with a speedy Snapdragon 855 processor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

$250 off with activation

Expires soon
Grab an unlocked Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra and score an instant discount when you activate with one of the major carriers through Best Buy.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra

Up to $1,000 off with trade-in and activation

Expires soon
If you're looking to pre-order the new Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra and have a device to trade-in, then you can get up to $1,000 back with qualifying activation with one of the major carriers.

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra (Unlocked)

As low as $800

Expires soon
If you don't have a device to trade in and you aren't interested in carrier BOGO or bill credit rebates, Microsoft has great standalone discounts on the unlocked Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra.

LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

$900 $950
Expires soon
A barely released phone, the LG G8X Dual Screen has flagship specs and a flagship look -- but it's the two screens that really catch your eye. If you're curious, this is the price to get it at.

Google Pixel 4 64GB (Unlocked)

$530 $799
Expires soon
If you're willing to pay a bit more for twice the storage, this is a great deal on a factory unlocked 128GB Pixel 4 and a worthwhile upgrade over the 64GB model.

Apple iPhone X - 64GB - Space Gray (Renewed & Unlocked)

$406
Expires soon
The Apple iPhone X is still a fantastic phone if you're planning to switch to the iOS ecosystem. You can score an Amazon-renewed unlocked version today to save big.
$22/MONTH

Google Pixel 4 XL 64GB (AT&T)

$660 $960
Expires soon
Activate a new line with AT&T on a qualifying plan and score the excellent Google Pixel 4 XL for $660 ($22/month).

Apple iPhones - Various Models (Apple Store Refurbished)

Up to $300 off

Expires soon
Buying refurbished is a great way to save money if you're doing it from a trusted retailer, and it doesn't get much better than the Apple Store. These Apple-refurbished iPhones look and work like new.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB (AT&T)

Up to $1,000 back

Expires soon
Switch, port-in your current number, and trade in your current device to get up to $1,000 back in bill credits towards the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, & S20 Ultra

Up to $450 off with trade-in

Expires soon
Samsung is offering up to $450 off the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra with an eligible trade-in, but if you don't have a device to trade, you can still take $200 off.

TCL 10 Pro (Unlocked)

$400 $450
Expires soon
A few years ago we laughed at the cliched term "flagship killer," but the gorgeous TCL 10 Pro might just change our mind. It's an incredible value that punches well above its middling price tag.

Motorola Moto G7 with Alexa (Unlocked)

$200 $300
Expires soon
The Moto G-series has long been a household name among budget-friendly Android phones, and this Moto G7 with Alexa is unlocked for GSM and CDMA carriers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and others.

TCL 10L (Unlocked)

$200 $250
Expires soon
TCL has been a big name in the market for budget-friendly flagship alternatives, and the new 6.5-inch TCL 10L is a great plus-sized Android device for those who like larger phones.

Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Factory Unlocked Smartphone - US Version (Midnight Black)

$299 $500
Expires soon
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is 2017's flagship model and still a solid choice with excellent battery life. This factory unlocked version can be used on any U.S. carrier.

LG G8 ThinQ with Amazon Alexa (Unlocked)

$400 $500
Expires soon
With a Quad HD OLED display, 8-core Snapdragon CPU, 16.0MP + 12.0MP dual rear-camera setup, and built-in Amazon Alexa, the LG G8 ThinQ offers flagship features for roughly half a flagship's price.

Google Pixel 4 64GB (AT&T)

$540 $840
Expires soon
Sign on with AT&T and you can get the Pixel 4 for $540 ($18/month), saving you a cool 300 bucks on Google's 2019 flagship smartphone.

Google Pixel 3 64GB (Verizon)

$390 $800
Expires soon
Given that Google is behind the Android operating system, it’s no surprise that the Pixel 3 offers what might be the best out-of-the-box Android experience on the market.
WITH CODE 'SLICK50T'

OnePlus 7t

$449 $599
Expires soon
With superb build quality, a stunning 90Hz touchscreen, and great hardware, the OnePlus 7t smartphone is the closest thing we've ever seen to a true "flagship killer."

Google Pixel 3a XL 64GB (Unlocked)

$385 $479
Expires soon
The plus-sized version of Google's excellent Pixel 3a (a mid-range alternative to the pricier Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 flagships), on sale for less than the standard-sized model.

Apple iPhone 8, 64GB - for AT&T/T-Mobile (Renewed)

$238 $550
Expires soon
The Apple iPhone 8 may be two years old already, but it remains a solid iPhone up to this day. This renewed version comes with a 90-day guarantee. Compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile

Google Pixel 4 64GB (Unlocked)

$530 $799
Expires soon
Deals on unlocked Pixel 4 phones have been somewhat scarce, but this is a nice discount on Google's latest flagship that you can take to the carrier of your choice.
WITH NEW LINE

Google Pixel 4a 128GB (Verizon)

$240 $380
Expires soon
Activate a new line with Verizon and score the Google Pixel 4a for $240 ($10/month) after bill credits, the lowest price we've seen so far on this new flagship alternative.

Google Pixel 3a 64GB (Unlocked)

$340 $399
Expires soon
If you like the price point of the Google Pixel 3a but prefer to go unlocked, then this deal lets you score a discounted Pixel 3a that you can take to any of the major carriers of your choice.

How to choose a new smartphone

Chances are, especially if you’re investing in an iPhone, this is a smartphone you’re going to have for some time, and you want to make sure you’re getting the one that’s best for you. To do so, start by considering your needs and priorities.

Is it for business? Is it for everyday use? Do you mostly want it for social purposes, or for pics of your friends and the kids? How much Zoom will you be doing by mobile? Any smartphone from Apple or Samsung is going to be able to handle any of these tasks, but you want the phone that’s going to be most efficient in the areas you care about.

Think about the basics: How big of a screen do you want (if you’re planning on streaming a ton of Netflix, you might want a bigger screen)? Do you like using one hand so that the other one is free? What’s more important to you: An amazing camera or long battery life? How much music and photos and video content do you like to carry with you everywhere, as opposed to needing to download it from the cloud? Do you travel a ton? All of these factors are great starting points to figure out the basic direction for your phone choice. For example, if you’re someone who’s planning on watching a ton of content and doesn’t care at all about using a phone with one hand, you can start your search with the phones with the largest screens.

Another important consideration is the operating system. With Samsung and Apple, it’s a decision between Android and iOS, respectively. Take a look at your other smart devices. If your home and life run on Apple products, you might want to lean toward an iPhone, and the reverse if your smart gadgets are more of a mix or lean toward Android. Also, Apple is fanatic about making sure you can always get the latest update, easily; Android not so much. Keep compatibility in mind.

Some other aspects to keep in mind: Consider durability. If you’re someone who has a habit of breaking phones and screens, maybe you want something a little sturdier, less expensive (or at least a great case). We tend to look at our phones a lot, so make sure the screen is at least HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). Decide what kind of performance you need and then measure this against the phone’s processor and its RAM. When it comes to the camera, the choices can overwhelm you; feel free to test and read our reviews to see which one is best for you. If you’re looking at Android, be aware of bloatware or hobbled features; these phones can come with unwanted apps you cannot uninstall. When it comes to the battery, don’t just go by the numbers; contrast those against the size of the screen, the resolution, and the software to mediate the demands on your phone. Finally, you need to think about space. Most phones start at 16GB so you should ask yourself how much “stuff” (music, videos, photos) you need to carry on your phone and shop accordingly.

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