Best Prime Day Smartphone Deals 2021: What to expect

With Prime Day deals coming soon, that means we’ll see plenty of great Prime Day smartphone sales, making this the ideal time to consider if you need 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 the forthcoming Prime Day smartphone deals and a look back at what happened last year.

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, we saw big price cuts on some great brands. That included substantial discounts on the Samsung Galaxy S20 as well as the S10 range, Prime Day smartphone deals for OnePlus phones as well as the Motorola Moto range too.

Impressively, there was up to $200 off the Samsung Galaxy S20 range with up to 47% on 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 the Prime Day smartphone deals that went on.

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 these likely 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.

The best smartphone deals happening now

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OnePlus 8T (Unlocked)

$600 $749
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.
FREE BACKPACK ($79 VALUE)
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OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM, 256GB Storage, Unlocked)

$699 $999
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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Microsoft Surface Duo 128GB (Unlocked)

$993 $1,400
Half phone, half tablet, the unique Surface Duo is a versatile device that can handle all your daily mobile tech needs.
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OnePlus 8 256GB (Unlocked)

$499 $699
Buy the 256GB OnePlus 8 for a decent discount, getting you a flagship-level phone with some extra built-in storage over the standard model.
FREE CASE OR SCREEN PROTECTOR
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OnePlus Nord N10 5G

$300
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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