Best Prime Day smartphone deals: The best deals you can still shop

Amazon’s official Prime Day deals are over — but the sales live on! If you’re looking for a new smartphone, there’s still time to grab a great deal. Load up Amazon or a number of other retailers and you’ll still find some of the best Android and iPhone deals, with discounts on popular smartphones from the likes of Apple and Samsung. Once Prime Day deals come to an end, Black Friday Amazon deals soon start to show up on the horizon, so be here to check our curated list for iPhone Black Friday deals.

Of course, Prime Day isn’t just about smartphones — and if you’re looking for a bigger screen, check out the best Prime Day tablet deals. Or if you want an even smaller screen to complement your smartphone, check out the best Prime Day smartwatch deals.

Today’s best Prime Day smartphone deals

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OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM, 256GB Storage, Unlocked)

$799 $899
The OnePlus 8 Pro is one of our favorite OnePlus phones. It holds its own with the iPhone 12 and Galaxy S20 with its world-class display and buttery smooth performance -- and it's cheaper.
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OnePlus Nord N10 5G + Free True Wireless OnePlus Buds Z

$300
Grab the new OnePlus Nord N10 5G smartphone and score a free pair of true wireless OnePlus Buds Z (a $50 value) to sweeten the deal.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G and Note 20 Ultra 5G (128GB)

As much as $550 off with trade-in

Samsung currently has one of the best trade-in deals, offering the Galaxy Note 20 for as low as $450 or the Note 20 Ultra for as low as $750. Activate with any major carrier or buy unlocked.
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Motorola Moto G7 Play (Unlocked)

$80 $200
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.
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OnePlus Nord N100 (Unlocked) + Free OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Earbuds

$180 $230
OnePlus has been blowing up the mid-range flagship alternative scene, and the new OnePlus Nord N100 continues that trend -- and you can grab it for cheap and get a free pair of wireless earbuds.
WITH PORT-IN
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Apple iPhone SE 2020 64GB (Cricket Wireless)

$150 $350
If you're looking to ditch the traditional carriers for a more economical prepaid service provider, then Cricket Wireless has the new iPhone SE on sale for a nice discount if you bring your number.
Extra $50 off with on-page coupon
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TCL 10L (Unlocked)

$200 $250
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.
FREE $100 SAMSUNG CREDIT
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Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra (Unlocked)

As low as $100 with trade-in

If you have a device to trade and you aren't interested in carrier BOGO or bill credit rebates, Samsung has a nice trade-in offer when you pre-order the new Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, or S21 Ultra.
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Google Pixel 3 64GB (Unlocked)

$300 $799
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.
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Motorola Moto One Action 128GB (Unlocked)

$200 $350
Motorola is the king of budget Android smartphones, and its new Motoe One Action combines a gorgeous screen with great hardware that performs well above what you'd expect for this price.
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Motorola Moto G7 Optimo Maxx (Tracfone)

$60
If you're after a dirt cheap name-brand Android smartphone, it doesn't get much cheaper than the 6.2-inch Motorola Moto G7 Optimo Maxx.
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Sony Xperia 1 (Unlocked,128GB)

$689 $950
The Sony Xperia 1 is your own home theater on-the-go, packed with features to make your life a more convenient and cinematic experience. Ever wanted to maximize your lifestyle? This phone is step 1.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 256GB (Unlocked)

$971 $1,380
Flip phones are officially back, and the new Galaxy Z Flip proves that they're more than just a gimmick. Grab an unlocked model at the lowest price we've seen it yet.
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Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 (All Models, T-Mobile)

Up to $1,000 back

T-Mobile has a ton of offers for new and current customers on all models of the iPhone 11 and new iPhone 12, with savings of up to $1,000 (via bill credits) when you trade in or buy two devices.
BACKORDERED
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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (Unlocked)

$740 $1,000
If you don't want to activate with a carrier right away, this deal is your best bet for scoring a regular discount on the factory unlocked 5G-capable Galaxy S20.
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Motorola Edge (256GB, Unlocked)

$450 $700
Feel free to choose the carrier of your choice with this unlocked Motorola Edge. You get an immersive display and a dependable 5G performance all in one smartphone.
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Samsung - Galaxy Note 10, 256GB (Sprint)

Save $500

A beautiful display, pro-level cameras, and the clever S-pen make this smartphone a standout. This unlocked version is loaded with Android 10 with a speedy Snapdragon 855 processor.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB (Unlocked)

$450 $750
Activate today and score the incredible Samsung Galaxy S10 for a nice discount.
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OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition (T-Mobile)

$500 $558
It may not be the latest OnePlus phone any more, but you can still grab the striking McLaren Edition OnePlus 7T Pro 5G smartphone for a discount.
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Nokia 5.3 (64GB, Unlocked)

$185 $200
With a lovely 6.55-inch HD+ display and two-day battery life, the Nokia 5.3 proves that you really can get a great phone for cheap.
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LG K30 (Unlocked)

$70 $140
Looking for a modest-sized affordable Android smartphone? You're in luck. The LG K30 has everything you need to text, talk, snap, and browse — at home and on the move.
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Moto G Power (Unlocked)

$170 $250
Capture detailed close-ups and wide panoramas with the Moto G Power's 16MP triple camera. You can also watch your favorite movies and play games with this phone's high definition display.
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Motorola Moto G Stylus (Unlocked)

$210 $300
The affordable Moto G series continues to impress, and the G Stylus smartphone brings lots of plus-sized convenience with its 6.4-inch display (complete with stowable stylus) for a paltry sum.
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Apple iPhone XS Max, 64GB (Unlocked, Renewed)

$485
With its epic plus-sized screen, the Apple iPhone XS Max is a smartphone you can live in. Save hundreds on this unlocked Amazon Renewed model, allowing you to take yours to a carrier of your choosing.
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OnePlus 7T (8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, Unlocked)

$350 $600
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."
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Motorola Moto G7 Power (Unlocked)

$199 $250
The Moto G series has long been a household name among budget-friendly Android phones, and this Moto G7 Power is unlocked for GSM and CDMA carriers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and others.
ALL COLORS
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Apple iPhone XR, 64GB, Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

$339 $361
Apple has reduced the price of the iPhone XR to $499, but this renewed deal is a bargain and one of the best ways to get a hold of a powerful iPhone for less.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 128GB

$950 $1,000
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.
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Moto G Fast (Unlocked)

$100 $200
The Moto G Fast has an outstanding battery life of two days on a single charge, which means you can stay connected longer. It's also unlocked which makes it easier for you to choose your carrier.
$10/month
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Apple iPhone SE 256GB (2020)

Free with an eligible Unlimited plan. New line required.

The new iPhone SE has the heart of an iPhone 11, the body of an iPhone 8, and the price tag of an iPhone 6.
WITH TRADE-IN
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Samsung Galaxy A71 5G (Verizon)

$250 $400
Thanks to its AMOLED+ screen, the A71 has a bigger and brighter display that lets you watch media and take photos/videos clearly. And with a 64mp main camera, you can capture moments in hi-res.
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Samsung Galaxy A11 32GB

Free with unlimited plan

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.
Trade-in and get $125 instant credit
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Samsung Galaxy S10e 128GB (Unlocked)

$375 $650
Activate today and score Samsung's budget-friendly flagship alternative, the awesome Galaxy S10e, at a nice discount.
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Samsung Galaxy A21 (32GB, 6.5” Infinity Display, Quad Camera), Black

$220 $250
The Samsung A Series is known for its impressive camera quality and crystal clear edge-to-edge display. If phone photography is your hobby, consider getting this model.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Unlocked)

$600 $650
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.
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Google Pixel 4a 5G 128GB (Unlocked)

$450 $500
Google released a 5G version of its Pixel 4a, which was already one of the best values in the smartphone market even without this feature. If you want a flagship alternative with 5G, you've found it.
WITH ON-PAGE COUPON
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TCL 10 Pro (Unlocked)

$360 $450
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.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (128GB, 5G), Cosmic Black

$1,050 $1,400
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra lets you take captivating photos and videos while its massive storage capacity lets you keep your growing collection of media.
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Google Pixel 4 64GB (Verizon, Renewed)

$328
The 2019 Google Pixel 4 is still a fantastic phone and an unbeatable value now that the Pixel 5 is out. New or current Verizon customers can score what might be the best price on one right now.
WITH ACTIVATION
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LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

$450 $500
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.

Should I shop on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?

If you’re looking to invest in a new smartphone, don’t hold off until Black Friday. With Prime Day and Black Friday now only a month apart, many of these smartphones could sell out and not get a restock in time for Black Friday, or even Cyber Monday. There’s also a possibility of hefty shipping delays due to heavier demand on Black Friday, so you might not get your new smartphone in time for Christmas. There’s also a very low probability of prices varying by much between these two events. So, if you’re interested in upgrading to a smartphone, shop for Prime Day smartphone deals now, instead of waiting until late November.

However, if for any reason you miss these deals, there are always Black Friday smartphone deals to look forward to.

Are any Prime Day smartphone deals too good to be true?

Before shopping Prime Day smartphone deals, there are a few things to keep in mind. Though you’ll never have any problems while shopping for smartphones from big brands like Apple,  Google, or Samsung, it’s always good to put in a little research beforehand to see what kind of product you want to buy. If you’re shopping for smartphone accessories from other brands, be more cautious. Always check a product’s reviews and ratings before you purchase it. There are tons of smartphone accessories out there from covers to charging cables so make sure you’ve looked at a lot of different options before you settle on one.

How to choose a smartphone

There’s a large variety of smartphones out there and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices. Here are a few things to help you shop for a phone that suits you best.

Operating system: Are you looking for an iOS or Android device? If you’re already part of the Google ecosystem, for example, and love using Google Home products, it’s smarter to stick to an Android smartphone. If you use Apple products like Macbooks or iPads, stick to an iPhone. Both operating systems require a bit of a learning curve and both have excellent features, so it’s not worth switching over to either if you’re comfortable with your current platform.

Design: Some smartphones are wider and bigger than others and some, like the latest iPhones, don’t have a home button. Always consider the design of your smartphone before your purchase and if you have the opportunity to go feel it out at your local store, do it. If you like to carry your phone in your pocket, make sure it fits and also check to see if you can use your phone one-handed easily. Reviews are great for this, and we always make sure to note how easy to hold and pocket a phone is. Other things to keep in mind are the colors available, and what kind of fingerprint or face sensor placement your smartphone has.

Camera: If you love social apps and take your camera seriously, this is a big one. Check to see the quality of the back and front cameras on your smartphone, and also the number and kinds of cameras offered. A good smartphone will take crystal clear pictures even when heavily zoomed in. The iPhone 11 Pro, for example, has a total of three rear cameras and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a total of five cameras in its rear camera module — though quantity doesn’t always beat quality, as shown by the Google Pixel 4a‘s incredible single-lens rear camera. Smartphones like these are designed to give you professional quality shots so always check the camera offerings and resolution before you make a decision.

Battery Life: A good smartphone will have a tested battery life of over 10 hours easily. Always check the reviews of your smartphone to see if it can keep up with you. Otherwise, if you’re willing to compromise, a good portable charger can see your smartphone throughout the day.

Performance: Smartphones that can support multiple apps open at once and heavy-duty games without crashing on you have high-performance rates. Anything from Apple involving the A-chip processor is better — and newer iPhones trump older versions. For Android, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is currently the best processor out there.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. The prices, details, and availability of the products and deals in this post may be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check that they are still in effect before making a purchase.

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