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The best Cyber Monday phone deals

Now updated with a great deal on the Galaxy S20 Plus

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus
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Cyber Monday is a good time of the year to consider upgrading your phone. Whether you’re looking for a deal through a carrier or you’d rather get an unlocked phone, you can save during the holiday season. The best deals on phones are on Android devices, including newer models from Google, Samsung, OnePlus, and more. Predictably, these big price cuts don’t apply to iPhones. Nothing new there, but there is a gift card promo happening if you are interested in picking one up.

Below, you’ll find the best deals we’ve found so far. If you buy an unlocked phone, there won’t be any strings attached to the purchase. If we include a carrier promotion, we’ll be sure to thoroughly list out each requirement necessary to get the deal.

Apple iPhone deals

Let’s get this one out of the way: Apple isn’t offering price cuts on any of its iPhone models, but you’ll get a $50 Apple gift card with the purchase of one. This offer applies to any iPhone purchase made from its site between November 27th (Black Friday) and November 30th (Cyber Monday). The gift card can’t be applied to your iPhone purchase, though. It’s for future use.

At Best Buy, You can save up to $800 on the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro models, if you have a qualified trade-in and activation. You can also buy an iPhone SE starting at $200, if you trade in an iPhone 7 or newer model and have a qualified activation

The Galaxy S20 FE 5G comes in many different colors.

Samsung Galaxy phone deals

The best deal on a new Samsung phone is on the S20 FE 5G, the most affordable option. Normally $700, it’s down to $550 at several retailers, including Amazon, B&H Photo, Best Buy, and more.

You can save $250 on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S20, bringing the price down to $750. For that price you get an unlocked S20 model that includes 128GB and is available in gray and blue.

You can also save a considerable amount on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus (128GB, unlocked). It’s now selling for $900 and any deal under $1,000 is a good price for this model. The deal is available in black, blue, and gray color options.

Normally $1,300, Samsung’s flagship S20 phone the Ultra is a great phone that does not come cheap. Fortunately, Amazon has a Cyber Monday deal that knocks $250 of an unlocked S20 Ultra, this brings the phone down to its lowest price yet of $,1049. The deal is available in black, bronze, and white colors.

Google Pixel deals

The Pixel 5 (right) next to the Pixel 4A 5G.
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The Pixel 5 is $50 off its usual $700 price at several retailers, including the Google Store, Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo. For $650, you’ll get the unlocked version of the phone in either the “just black” or “sorta sage” color.

If you’re on Verizon and don’t mind activating a phone on Verizon to get a deal, you can save an extra $150 on top of that $50 discount at Best Buy. You can either opt to pay $500 for the Pixel 5 or $20.86 each month for 24 months through a Verizon device payment plan. Taking $200 off the Pixel 5’s regular price is great. You’ll just need to keep the phone on Verizon service for 60 days before it becomes unlocked.

The Pixel 4A 5G is $200 off for new Google Fi customers.
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The Pixel 4A with 5G is $200 off when new customers purchase it through the Google Fi MVNO service, resulting in a $299 final price. If you’re an existing Google Fi subscriber, you can upgrade to the 4A with 5G and get $150 off, knocking the price down to $349. Not bad, considering that’s the same price as the standard Pixel 4A that doesn’t have 5G support.

If the Pixel 4 is the phone you are looking for, you can buy an unlocked 64GB model at Amazon for as low as $523 if you purchase the white model. If you need more storage, the 128GB model is also on sale for $815 (also in white).

Over at Amazon, you can buy the Google Pixel 4 XL for $549 for 64GB or $920 for the 128GB model.
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Amazon has also discounted the Google Pixel 4 XL in white. The phone’s retail price has now been marked down to $549 for the 64GB model or $920 for the 128GB model. Like the Google Pixel 4, the 4 XL offers face unlock, a 90Hz refresh rate display, and an excellent camera.

At B&H Photo you can buy an unlocked 64GB Google Pixel 3A for $239, the lowest price for this phone to date. Unfortunately, that discount only applies to the purple color model. Amazon also has a deal on the Google Pixel 3A, bringing it down to its previous best-ever price of $279, but the deal is only available in white.

If you are looking for the Google Pixel 3A XL, both Amazon and B&H Photo have the phones discounted to $299. At Amazon, you can buy a Pixel 3A XL for $299 in black or white; if you are looking for the purple color, B&H has that model discounted to $299.

OnePlus phone deals

The OnePlus 8 Pro is $250 off its usual price at Amazon, while it’s $200 off from OnePlus’ online store. Normally $1,000, it’s $750. This is OnePlus’ most feature-packed phone yet, containing a 120Hz refresh rate display, wireless charging, 5G support (sub6GHz only for this model), the Snapdragon 865 processor, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. This deal is available for the “onyx black” and “ultramarine blue” colorways.

A few variations of the OnePlus 8 are $200 off during Black Friday week, starting at $500.
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

At the OnePlus site, you can get the standard OnePlus 8 for $200 off its usual price, costing $599. B&H Photo is actually offering a slightly bigger price cut of $230 off. It shares a few similarities to the 8 Pro above, like the Snapdragon 865 processor, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. Though, it doesn’t have wireless charging and its camera array doesn’t quite stack up as favorably. Also, it has a 90Hz refresh rate display compared to 120Hz on the 8 Pro, and the display itself is smaller (about 6.5 inches versus 6.8 inches).

The OnePlus 8T normally costs $749, but if you are looking for this phone at a discounted price and is unlocked, you can buy the phone for $630 at Amazon. This configuration includes 256GB of storage, a smooth 120Hz display, and 12GB of RAM. The deal is available in green and silver.

Other phone deals

The rear cameras on the TCL 10 Pro Photo by Jon Porter / The Verge

You can save on the TCL 10 Pro, one of our picks for the best budget-friendly phones you can buy. Normally $450, it’s $287 at Best Buy, and $315 at B&H Photo and Walmart. This is a very affordable price for a phone with an OLED screen.

TCL has also discounted the TCL 10 5G UW on Verizon. If you’re adding a new Unlimited line of service to your account, you can get this 5G-ready phone that supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G networks for $5 per month for 24 months, totaling $120 versus the normal $400 cost. This offer is available online only and will last through Cyber Monday.

For Cyber Monday, Amazon has a couple of deals on Sony’s Xperia 1 smartphone. For $480, you can buy an unlocked, 128GB model. If you have an extra $70 to spend, you can buy the phone plus Amazon will throw in a pair of Sony’s excellent WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones for just $550.