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Save on the iPhone 11 Pro, Google Pixel 4, and more

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Black Friday is upon us. Many of the best deals we’ve seen all year are happening right now, whether you’re in the market for a new phone through your carrier, or an unlocked device. We’re cataloging the best offers you’ll be able to get from retailers below, and you’ll find impressive savings on the iPhones, Google Pixels, Samsung Galaxy phones, OnePlus’ latest phones, and more. As new phone deals surface or expire, we’ll update this post.

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iPhone

Best Buy is hosting a few carrier deals for the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro. If you’re looking for a discount on an iPhone 11 Pro, you may be able to buy one for as little as $499 (roughly half off) if you activate a new line with an installment plan on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, and also trade in your old phone. How much you pay overall will depend on how much trade-in value your phone has.

A similar deal applies to the less expensive iPhone 11 at Best Buy, which normally has a $699 starting price. After activating it and trading in your old phone, the final cost after your installment plan is paid off will be $199.

Over at Target, the iPhone deals kick off on Black Friday and last through Sunday. You can get a $200 gift card when you activate either the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max with Verizon or AT&T. Target will also offer a $200 gift card for the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, which cost less per month than the iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max.

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Google Pixel

Available now through December 1st, Target will offer a $300 gift card when you activate a Google Pixel 4 or Google Pixel 4 XL with an installment plan on Verizon or AT&T.

If you’re on the hunt for an unlocked Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL, you can get $200 off of all configurations from various retailers from now through December 2nd.

If getting a gift card doesn’t matter much to you, Best Buy will take $400 off of the Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL if you activate either phone with an installment plan on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint. No trade-in is necessary, so this is a great deal that should see your monthly payment (not counting from your data plan charges) at around $20 per month for the cheapest Pixel 4 configuration. This deal begins on Thanksgiving.

Google Fi’s Pixel 4 deal is appealing if you don’t mind the savings coming in the form of service credit. The Pixel 4 with 64GB costs $799, so no drop in price there, but Google will give you 50 percent of what you spend (up to $500) back in Fi service credit when you use the phone for 60 consecutive days.

The unlocked Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL are $100 off of their usual prices through several retailers below right now, lasting through Cyber Monday, December 2nd.

Google Fi currently offers the Pixel 3A starting at $249 for new and existing subscribers, the only catch being that you must activate it within 30 days of ordering it.

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Samsung

Samsung is currently running a huge promotion on its phones, knocking off hundreds and including a free set of Galaxy Buds for free with purchase. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 starts at $749.99 at Samsung, B&H Photo, Microsoft Store, and Amazon. (It’s normally priced at $949.99.) If you want a bigger phone, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus is also discounted $200, down to $899.99 at Samsung, B&H Photo, Microsoft Store, and Amazon.

The Galaxy S10 lineup of phones are each $200 off, too, and include a free set of Galaxy Buds. The Galaxy S10 starts at $699.99 at Amazon, B&H Photo, and Samsung. The smaller Galaxy S10e is $549.99 at Amazon and Best Buy. Lastly, the Galaxy S10 Plus starts at $799.99 at B&H Photo, Amazon, and Samsung.

Starting on Thanksgiving and lasting through Sunday, December 1st, Target will offer a $400 gift card when you activate the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, or Note 10 Plus with an installment plan on Verizon or AT&T. If you were after the cheaper Samsung Galaxy S10E, Target will offer a $200 gift card when you activate it with one of the aforementioned carriers.

At Best Buy, you can save anywhere from $400 to $500 on the total cost of the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, Note 10 Plus, or Note 10 Plus 5G if you’re activating on Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T. Best Buy says that this discount takes place immediately, not like other most other carrier offers that will send billing credits to you monthly.

Best Buy is also offering $300 off of unlocked Samsung Galaxy S10E, S10, S10 Plus, and Galaxy Note 10 Plus models. We’ve already seen $200 in discounts for most of these devices in the months past, but if you missed out before, this is another opportunity to save.

OnePlus 7 Pro (left), OnePlus 7T (right).
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OnePlus

If you’re looking for a more affordable, unlocked Android phone with plenty of power, OnePlus might come to mind. Soon, it will offer discounts for the OnePlus 6T and the OnePlus 7 Pro.

The OnePlus 7 Pro will be $150 off of its usual price, and that makes it $549. This sale price starts on November 18th and lasts until December 2nd.

The OnePlus 6T usually costs $599, but it will be $150 off ($449) starting and ending on the same day. You’ll receive a free black bumper case with purchase, and OnePlus notes that stock is limited at this price, so try to get yours early.

Both phones are compatible with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile in the US, as well as Verizon.

Other deals

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The Razer Phone 2 is currently $299.99 at Amazon (usually $399.99), Best Buy or Razer.com. This is the lowest price we’ve seen yet, and while this phone isn’t for everyone, it’s the only phone (that’s this affordable, anyway) to have a 120Hz refresh rate display. It will work on Verizon, as well as GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile.

The Moto G7, currently our favorite affordable phone, is only $99 from Google Fi. There are strings attached, minimal as they might be. To get the discount, you’ll need to activate the phone with Google Fi service within 30 days of purchasing it, but there’s no minimum amount of time you need to keep the phone on Fi service, so you can easily take it to a different carrier.

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