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Best Prime Day smartphone deals 2021: Weekend deals are live

Prime Day 2021 may start tomorrow, but some huge Prime Day deals are already here! Prime Day 2021 technically runs on June 21 and June 22, but the sales extravaganza always starts early, with some deals arriving days before the official Prime Day dates.

We’re already seeing plenty of great Prime Day smartphone sales, so now is this the ideal time to buy if you’re looking to upgrade your existing smartphone. Whether you’re looking for a budget handset or something far more premium, we’ve got everything you need to know about Prime Day smartphone deals that are already live and those that might be coming.

You don’t need to wait for Prime Day to officially start. Some deals have already begun, and it’s likely some of these deals will rival those we’ll see on Prime Day itself.

The best smartphone deals happening now

OnePlus 8T, a 5G-capable mobile, is one of the best values on the Android market today, sporting flagship quality and features for a sub-flagship price.
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.
Half phone, half tablet, the unique Surface Duo is a versatile device that can handle all your daily mobile tech needs.
Buy the 128GB OnePlus 8 for a decent discount, getting you a flagship-level phone for an awful lot less than you'll pay with other brands.
Grab the new OnePlus Nord N10 5G smartphone and score a free case or screen protector (your pick) to sweeten the deal.
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Thanks to its AMOLED+ screen, the A71 has a bigger and brighter display that lets you watch media and take photos and videos clearly. And with a 64MP main camera, you can capture moments in hi-res.
Plus $150 off Galaxy Watch

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (Verizon)

Up to $1,300 back with trade-in
With its long-lasting battery and 5G connectivity, the new Galaxy S21 is the ideal Samsung smartphone for those who want the a new flagship -- without paying nearly a grand.
Samsung currently has one of the best trade-in deals, offering the Galaxy Note 20 for as low as $325 or the Note 20 Ultra for as low as $600. Activate with any major carrier or buy unlocked.
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.

Apple iPhone SE 2020 64GB (Verizon)

Save $150 on Apple Watch with iPhone purchase. Online only.
You can't beat a classic -- especially when it's free. New or current Verizon customers who sign up for an unlimited plan can score the 2020 iPhone SE for no charge.
FREE $100 SAMSUNG CREDIT
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 buy the new Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, or S21 Ultra.
It's a massive blast from the past, but also futuristic. The new Motorola Razr is an incredible piece of tech, and now it can be yours for even less.
Activate today and score the incredible Samsung Galaxy S10 for a nice discount.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a premium flagship, offering a nearly bezel-less 6.8-inch 120Hz AMOLED touchscreen. It's pricey, but this big deal can reduce the hit to your wallet.
You can count on the Motorola Moto G9 Play’s capable 48MP camera system for your photo-op needs, from low-light to close-up photography. The model also comes with a long-lasting 5,000 mAh battery.
Love a stylus, but also love not spending large amounts of money? the Moto G Stylus is the cheapest stylus phone around, and with 128GB of storage it's also a solid performer as well.
Feel free to choose the carrier you want with this unlocked Motorola Edge. You get an immersive display and a dependable 5G performance all in one smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is last year's model, but it still gives you a powerful phone with a great camera for a lot less than flagship prices. 128GB of storage is enough for almost anyone too.
Powered by 2020 Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, 48MP triple camera system, and 6.6" Max Vision HD, you can capture all the fun moments without worrying about battery, thanks to a 5,000mAh battery.
The Moto G series has long been a household name among budget-friendly Android phones, and this Moto G7 Plus is unlocked for GSM carriers including AT&T and T-Mobile.
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 its long-lasting battery and 5G connectivity, the new Galaxy S21 is the ideal Samsung smartphone for those who want the a new flagship -- without paying nearly a grand.
It may not be the latest OnePlus phone anymore, but you can still grab the striking McLaren Edition OnePlus 7T Pro 5G smartphone for a discount.
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.

What Prime Day smartphone deals to expect

Technology is one of the strongest categories in the Prime Day sales and we’re expecting to see great Prime Day smartphone deals on all the biggest smartphone names. That means brands such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy range are likely to be discounted, along with the likes of more inexpensive phones such as those from Motorola, Oppo, Nokia, LG, and much more.

Prime Day smartphone sales tend to encompass a wide range of budgets so whether you’re looking for something that only costs about $100 or investing in a $1,000 behemoth, there should be something on sale here for you.

What Prime Day smartphone deals we saw last year

Last year saw big price cuts on some huge brands. Those deals included substantial discounts on the Samsung Galaxy S20 and S10 range, Prime Day smartphone deals for OnePlus phones, and price drops for the Motorola Moto range.

Most impressively, there was up to $200 off the Samsung Galaxy S20 range with up to 47% off other Samsung Galaxy smartphones, too. iPhones saw similar discounts with older iPhones such as the iPhone XR and iPhone XS, seeing hundreds of dollars slashed off their prices as part of Prime Day’s smartphone deals.

Should you buy a new smartphone on Prime Day?

Prime Day is generally a good sales event for buying any kind of technology with smartphones often discounted heavily during this time. If you’re looking for a new smartphone then Prime Day smartphone deals are a good place to go.

As always, know your budget and do your research beforehand. A good deal is only a good deal if you need and benefit from the item. Check out our look at the best smartphones if money is no object and you want the best out there. We’ve also looked at the best Android phones and the best cheap smartphones too.

You could wait it out until Black Friday, but odds are if you’re considering purchasing a phone now, you probably want to use it straight away rather than wait for months. Bear in mind though that new iPhones are typically announced in September so it might be worth your while waiting until Black Friday (if you can) if your heart is set on an Apple device and you want the best price possible.

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