Live Black Friday phone deals you’ll actually want to buy


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If you were looking for the very best Android phone deal this Black Friday, you’ve just found it. The Pixel 6a is somehow less than $300 (opens in new tab) despite the fact that it packs in those award-winning Pixel cameras, a Google Tensor processor, and a gorgeous OLED screen that makes videos and games look as punchy as ever.

The Google Pixel 6a (opens in new tab) is already our favorite budget-friendly phone of the year, and now it’s somehow even more budget-friendly with this deal. It’s got that fantastic new Pixel design language that’s a huge upgrade over the incredibly boring-looking Pixel 4 and 5 series, and it’s also made of premium materials like glass and aluminum, not that cheap plastic junk like most phones in this price range use.

Not only that, but it includes a Google Tensor processor inside with all the Google magic you’d expect. Magic Eraser, Google Assistant call screening, instant voice typing, car crash detection, and a host of other Pixel-exclusive features that you’ll never want to live without.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Bespoke Edition with Navy backplates and silver trim

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While we’re still talking about Samsung deals, how about a deal on a phone that actually fits in your pocket or that small side pouch on a bag? I’m talking about the Galaxy Z Flip 4 (opens in new tab)of course, which looks like a normal phone until you fold it in half🇧🇷 The days of the clamshell have returned. Rejoice!

Amazon has the Z Flip 4 for $230 off (opens in new tab) the regular price, making this the best deal we’ve yet seen on the best foldable for most people since its launch in August.

Samsung’s in-house discount of $150 off (opens in new tab) the regular price of the Z Flip 4 isn’t as impressive as Amazon’s but the company allows you to trade your old phone in to upgrade to a Z Flip 4. That means you could get an additional $600 off the price of the phone, bringing it down to as little as $249 out of pocket by the end of the day. Now that’s hard to pass up!

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 with Samsung's S Pen case set amongst an Autumn backdrop

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Two screens, one phone, and an amazing price are ready to greet you when you pick up a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 from Amazon this Black Friday! It’s my personal favorite phone of the year and is a complete paradigm shift thanks to the fact that it’s both a phone and a tablet in one smooth package.

This Black Friday deal at Samsung takes an unbelievable $350 off (opens in new tab) the price of the Z Fold 4 (opens in new tab)🇧🇷 Best yet, if you’ve got a phone to trade in, you could get up to $1,000 of additional savings on the phone, meaning you can get a new Z Fold 4 direct from Samsung for just over $550. That’s an unheard-of price for a device of this caliber.

If you’ve got to have it unlocked and just want to buy from Amazon, you’ll still get $430 off (opens in new tab) the normal price of the phone, which is great considering how darn expensive this thing normally is. At this price, it’s like buying the top-tier Galaxy S22 Ultra or iPhone 14 Pro and getting a tablet for free since you can unfold the device at any time and view all of your content on a bigger screen.

Samsung is rolling out the One UI 5 update with Android 13, which adds even more features to a device already swarming with them. It’s a power user’s dream, especially when you pick up an S Pen to go with it. There’s nothing quite as good as using the S Pen on that giant tablet-sized screen inside, especially when you know you’ve saved so much money on one just by buying it on Black Friday.

The back of the burgundy Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung’s best flagship phone of the year, and Black Friday makes it cheaper than we’ve ever seen! The Phantom White colorway is the cheapest of the four available colors, coming in at $851.52 (opens in new tab)🇧🇷 That’s a whopping $347 off the normal retail price of the phone!

Phantom Black is only a bit more at $863.66 (opens in new tab)while the other two colorways of the S22 Ultra — that’s Burgundy and Green — are just a tad more than that at $869.99 (opens in new tab)🇧🇷 But, hey, that’s still $330 off the regular price of the phone which isn’t half bad at all if I do say so myself. That’s enough savings to pick up one of the best Galaxy S22 Ultra cases (opens in new tab) and still have plenty left over to drop into savings (or pick up other Christmas or Holiday gifts).

No matter which color you choose, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is one of our favorite phones of the year since it’s the reboot of the Galaxy Note series. It packs an S Pen into the body, a brilliant camera system capable of 100x zoom, and a powerful processor that’ll run even the most detailed games with ease. Plus, it’s got the brightest display of any Android smartphone, making it easy to see even in direct sunlight.

The Pixel 7 in a tree

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Let’s kick off today with a killer deal on Google’s latest flagship phones, specifically the Google Pixel 7. While $100 off isn’t anywhere near the steepest discount we’ve seen yet today, it puts this phone at a very compelling price point.

The Pixel 7 is a superb phone with a unique and beautiful design, premium construction, and cameras that get the best shot every time. Even if you’ve got squirmy little kids or pets that just refuse to hold still for a photo, the Pixel 7 ensures a clear shot with technologies like Face Unblur and motion capture modes.

At just $499, the Pixel 7 sits firmly at a mid-range price yet offers premium performance and features, as well as that premium design that I mentioned earlier. It’s a no-brainer for anyone wanting a high-end smartphone without that high-end price, especially when buying unlocked is important.

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