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 8T with free OnePlus Buds

OnePlus 8T, a 5G-capable mobile, is one of the best values on the Android market today, and it comes with a fre gift -- the excellent OnePlus Buds.
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Apple iPhone 12 (AT&T)

Up to $700 back with trade-in

AT&T has a great offer going right now on the new iPhone 12, letting you score one for barely any money at all, as long as you have a device to trade in.
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Motorola Edge (256GB, Unlocked)

$639 $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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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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LG V50 ThinQ (128GB, 5G), Aurora Black

$314 $1,000
Are you looking for an affordable alternative to the iPhone? The LG V50 has a similar design, a 6.4-inch P-OLED screen for a clear display, and a hi-res camera to capture memories with.
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Blu Vivo XI+ (GSM & CDMA Unlocked)

$200 $250
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.
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Google Pixel 4a 128GB (Unlocked)

$300 $350
Google's budget-friendly Pixel 4a is here, and it's already cheaper than the Pixel 3a -- but if you activate today, you can get it for even less than that.
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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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Google Pixel 5 (Verizon)

Up to $550 back in bill credits/New line

Google's new 5G-ready flagship is here, and Verizon already has a solid deal on one if you've got a device to trade in.
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Apple iPhone 12 Mini (Verizon)

Up to $412 off

With its nearly bezel-less 5.4-inch display, the new iPhone 12 Mini is the perfect pocket-sized companion for those who are tired of the big phone trend.
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OnePlus 8 (Unlocked)

$599 $799
OnePlus has been blowing up the mid-range flagship alternative scene lately, and the new OnePlus 8 continues that trend -- and you can grab it for a nice coupon code discount.
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Apple iPhone XS Max, 64GB, Gold - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

$559 $1,000
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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Sony Xperia 1 (Unlocked,128GB)

$698 $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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LG K30 (Unlocked)

$60 $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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Google Pixel 4 - 64GB - Unlocked

$523 $799
For the digital nomad looking for a worthy rival to the iPhone, the Google Pixel 4 is exactly that, offering an HD camera and motion-powered automation in one sleek and stylish package.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (Verizon)

Up to $550 back with trade-in

With its superb overall design, vibrant 120Hz display, excellent camera module, and 5G compatibility, the Galaxy S20 FE is the phone to beat for around $700 -- but you can grab it for even less.
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OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition (T-Mobile)

$699 $899
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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Motorola Edge (256GB, Unlocked)

$345 $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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Galaxy Note 20 5G 128GB

Up to $700 back in bill credits

The stunning new Galaxy Note 20 is up for order, and AT&T is already offering it with a very tidy bill credit rebate for customers with an eligible trade-in.
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Motorola Moto E (Unlocked)

$80 $150
With its 42-hour battery life, you can maximize the Moto E with a single charge. The phone has a neat 13MP dual camera so that you can take stunning close-up photos.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 128GB

$750 $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)

$150 $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.
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LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

$400 $700
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.
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LG Stylo 5 with Alexa Push-to-Talk – Unlocked – 32GB

$200 $300
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.
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Apple iPhone XR, 64GB, Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

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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Moto G Power (Unlocked)

$125 $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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Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus (5G, Unlocked, 128GB)

$950 $1,200
With the power of 5G at your beck and call, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus is one of the best ways to keep in touch, making it an easy-to-use smartphone with excellent network capabilities.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Unlocked)

$650 $700
Following in the footsteps of other smartphone brands, Samsung has rolled out the Galaxy S20 FE as a cost-effective alternative to expensive flagships -- and you can already grab it at a discount.
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Google Pixel 4a 128GB (Verizon)


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 on this new midrange alternative to a flagship.
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Apple iPhones - Various Models (Apple Store Refurbished)

Up to $370 off

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.
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Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Mini

Up to $250 back with trade-in

Apple's stunning new iPhone 12 and pocket-friendly iPhone 12 Mini are available for order, and if you have a device to trade, then you can get one of these new iOS flagships at a discount.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (128GB, 5G), Cosmic Black

$1,100 $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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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (Unlocked)

$1,250 $1,300
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.
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OnePlus 8 Pro & OnePlus 7T for $1,148

$1,148 $1,498
Buy a OnePlus 8 Pro for $799 and you can also grab the OnePlus 7T for just $349, getting you two flagship-level phones for just $1,148. Add both to your basket to get the discount.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (128GB)

$560 off with trade-in

The Galaxy S20 5G has landed, and it's available at a huge discount for anyone who can trade-in an eligible phone.
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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.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (128GB)

$600 $650
Upgrade your Samsung Galaxy with the S10 Lite for better performance and its pro-grade 48MP main and 32MP front cameras. Its UHD screen lets you stream videos and play games in high resolution.
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TCL 10 Pro (Unlocked)

$287 $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 S10 128GB (Unlocked)

$550 $750
Activate today and score the incredible Samsung Galaxy S10 for a nice discount.
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Jitterbug Flip Phone

$83 $100
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.
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OnePlus 7T (8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, Unlocked)

$399 $599
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 Play (Unlocked)

$150 $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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Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, & S20 Ultra

Up to $610 off

Samsung is offering a load off the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra with an eligible trade-in, but if you don't have a device to trade, you can still take a decent amount off immediately.
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Samsung Galaxy A71 5G (Verizon)

$165 $650
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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Motorola Moto G Stylus (Unlocked)

$250 $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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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

Free MOGA XP5-X+ controller

Grab an unlocked Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra and score a free game controller when you activate with one of the major carriers through Best Buy.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max 64GB (AT&T)

Up to $700 back

Switch, port-in your current number, and trade in your device to get up to $800 back towards an iPhone 11 Pro or an iPhone 11 Pro Max. That's an incredible discount.
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Motorola Moto G7 Power (Unlocked)

$170 $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.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (Unlocked)

$790 $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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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (128GB, 5G)

$950 $1,000
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is the ideal work phone since you can take notes and convert them into a document. Its hyperfast processor ensures that you won't experience lagging no matter your task.

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.

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