The best Black Friday phone deals you can still get now

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Black Friday 2022 has come and gone, but that doesn't mean deals on smartphones have ended. Some retailers have continued their Black Friday phone deals beyond Cyber Monday, and while there aren't quite as many impress deals still live, there's enough that means if you missed out on a deal during Black Friday, you may still be able to find your ideal handset.

Below you'll find the best Black Friday phone deals on all the best smartphones and best cheap phones that are still going. 

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The best Black Friday phone deals still live

Samsung Galaxy S22 series: instant rebate, plus up to $600 off with trade-in at Samsung (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 series: instant rebate, plus up to $600 off with trade-in at Samsung (opens in new tab)
Trade in an old device and you can get up to $400 off the Galaxy S22, up to $500 off the S22 Plus, or up to $600 off the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Plus, all three models also come with an instant rebate of between $75 and $225, meaning you can get a Galaxy S22 Ultra for as little as $374.99.
Galaxy S22: was $799.99 now $324.99 (opens in new tab)
Galaxy S22 Plus: was $999.99 now $349.99 (opens in new tab)
Galaxy S22 Ultra:
was $1,199.99 now $374.99 (opens in new tab)

Black Friday phone deals: Apple

iPhone 14 Pro: up to $650 credit with trade-in at Apple (opens in new tab)

iPhone 14 Pro: up to $650 credit with trade-in at Apple (opens in new tab)
Pick up an iPhone from Apple direct and you can nab up to $650 in credit if you trade in another device at the same time. That particular deal is only for if you buy the phone on Sprint, but there are similar offers with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, they just don't offer quite as much credit. The same offers are available with the standard iPhone 14.
iPhone 14: up to $650 credit with a trade-in (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 14 series: up to $800 off with trade-in and unlimited plan at AT&T (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 14 series: up to $800 off with trade-in and unlimited plan at AT&T (opens in new tab)
If you're happy to be on AT&T then you can currently get a big saving on an iPhone 14 or one of its siblings, with discounts of up to $800 when you trade in another device. That's with an unlimited data plan, so you'll be able to use your new phone without limits too. See this same deal on the iPhone 14 Plus (opens in new tab), iPhone 14 Pro (opens in new tab), or iPhone 14 Pro Max (opens in new tab).

Apple iPhone 14: BOGO, or up to $500 off with a trade-in and unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 14: BOGO, or up to $500 off with a trade-in and unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon is offering a competitively good trade-in deal with iPhone 14 purchases at the moment, netting you up to $800 off the phone. Alternatively, if you need multiple phones the carrier is running a buy-one-get-one-free promotion, and if you're switching from another carrier you can net a $200 gift card on top of the above offers.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro & 14 Pro Max: BOGO, up to $500 off w/ trade-in and unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 14 Pro & 14 Pro Max: BOGO, up to $500 off w/ trade-in and unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon's biggest savings are reserved for the most expensive iPhones - namely the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Grab either of these and if you trade in at the same time you can secure up to $500 off. See this same deal on the iPhone 14 Pro Max (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: $10/mo with new unlimited line at Verizon (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: $10/mo with new unlimited line at Verizon (opens in new tab) - If you don't have anything to trade in then this could be the iPhone 14 Plus plan for you, as you can get the phone for just $10 per month in this post Black Friday sale, with no trade-ins required. Over the course of a 36-month plan that will save you $540, and on top of that there's an extra $200 for you if you're switching from another carrier.

Verizon prepaid: $300 off select iPhones (opens in new tab)

Verizon prepaid: $300 off select iPhones (opens in new tab)
Verizon's deals include a massive $300 discount available across a variety of the latest iPhones, including the iPhone 14 (opens in new tab), 14 Pro (opens in new tab), 14 Pro Max (opens in new tab), and the iPhone 13 (opens in new tab). It's rare to see Verizon offer deals like this that aren't attached to an unlimited data plan, so these are worth snapping up.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: $0/mo with unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: $0/mo with unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)
If you don't need the very latest iPhone then you could secure a great deal with this iPhone 13 Pro offering on Verizon. Right now you can get it for just $0 per month on an unlimited plan, with no trade-in needed. You can also get a $200 gift card if you're a new customer.

Apple iPhone 13 mini: free with a new unlimited data plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 13 mini: free with a new unlimited data plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)
The iPhone 13 mini is available completely free with a new unlimited data line on Verizon, which makes for a great deal if you don't have an old handset to trade in. This isn't Apple's latest phone, but it is one of the company's smallest, so it's ideal for fans of compact devices.

Apple iPhone 12: free with a new unlimited data plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)

Apple iPhone 12: free with a new unlimited data plan at Verizon (opens in new tab) - The iPhone 12 might not be the latest model, but it's still a fantastic phone, and right now you can get it for free with an unlimited data plan at Verizon. Most other iPhone deals require trade-ins or buying multiple handsets, so this keeps things relatively simple.

Black Friday phone deals: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S22 series: instant rebate, plus up to $600 off with trade-in at Samsung (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 series: instant rebate, plus up to $600 off with trade-in at Samsung (opens in new tab)
If you have a device to trade in then it's worth heading to Samsung direct to pick of a Galaxy S22, because the company will offer you up to $400 off that phone or up to $500 off the S22 Plus in return. Go for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and you can even get a $600 trade in discount. Plus, all three models also come with an instant rebate, knocking a bit extra off the price.
Galaxy S22: was $799.99 now $324.99 (opens in new tab)
Galaxy S22 Plus: was $999.99 now $349.99 (opens in new tab)
Galaxy S22 Ultra:
was $1,199.99 now $374.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus: $500 gift card with purchase at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus: $500 gift card with purchase at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Right now if you grab a Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus on Verizon through Walmart you can get a $500 gift card with it, which could be put to good use towards holiday gifts. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus is the middle child of the S22 line, offering a big screen and strong specs, without excess of the S22 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy Z 4 series: $350 off, plus up to $1,000 off with a trade-in at Samsung (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Z 4 series: $350 off, plus up to $1,000 off with a trade-in at Samsung
(opens in new tab)The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a tremendously expensive phone, but it doesn't have to be with this deal, which knocks up to $350 off the price - depending on how much storage you opt for. The bigger saving though comes if you trade an old phone in, as that can additionally save you up to $1000, making this foldable super-phone a lot more palatably priced. If you'd rather buy a Z Flip 4, then there are savings to be had there too, under similar terms.
Galaxy Z Flip 4: up to $600 off with a trade-in (opens in new tab)

Black Friday phone deals: Google

Google Pixel 6 (unlocked): was (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 6 (unlocked): was $699 now $472.86 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
You can take 33% off the 256GB storage model of Google's still-excellent Pixel 6; with its superb AI-bolstered camera, strong performance and distinct design. There's also a 25% reduction on the 128GB model.

Google Pixel 7 Series: save up to $500 with a trade-in at Verizon (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 7 Series: save up to $500 with a trade-in at Verizon (opens in new tab)
If you trade in a phone at Verizon then right now you can get up to $500 off the purchase of a Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro, which makes for a hefty discount off the company's latest flagship phones. You can also get big savings on buy-get-one, and there's a $200 gift card if you switch.

Google Pixel 7: Buy one get one $700 off with unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel 7: Buy one get one $700 off with unlimited plan at Verizon (opens in new tab)
As well as trade-in rebates, Verizon is also running a buy-one-get-one scheme on the Pixel 7. With this you can knock up to $700 off the price of a second handset, and new customers will also get an additional $200 gift card on top of the BOGO saving. See this same deal - but knocking up to $800 off - on the Google Pixel 7 Pro (opens in new tab).

Black Friday phone deals: other brands

Mint Mobile exclusive Black Friday deal: get three months for free (opens in new tab)

Mint Mobile exclusive Black Friday deal: get three months for free (opens in new tab)
Mint Mobile's wishing everyone a very happy Black Friday with one of its best promotions all year. Right now new customers can score a whole three months of service for free when they sign up to any three-month plan. That includes everything from the humble 4GB monthly plan to the unlimited plan - all are eligible with three months of free service here.

Buying tips: 3 of the best phones to look for on Black Friday

A Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the best phone overall, against a white background

(Image credit: Samsung)
The best phone overall

Specifications

Release date: February 2022
Weight: 228g
Dimensions: 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9mm
OS: Android 12
Screen size: 6.8-inch
Resolution: 1440 x 3088
CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 / Exynos 2200
RAM: 8GB / 12GB
Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB
Battery: 5,000mAh
Rear camera: 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP
Front camera: 40MP

Reasons to buy

+
Incredible cameras and zoom
+
Excellent little S Pen

Reasons to avoid

-
No microSD slot
-
Battery life could be better

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung's top phone and arguably the best phone on the planet, yet there's a high chance we'll see some Black Friday savings on it, as it came out many months ago now, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra was reduced around Black Friday last year.

We love this phone for its incredible cameras - including a 10x optical zoom - its superb 6.8-inch screen, and it useful S Pen stylus - which comes bundled with the phone and even has a slot to house it.

Couple all that with a powerful chipset, solid battery life and a premium design, and it's easy to see why this phone is so highly rated.

Read our Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra review

The iPhone SE (2022), the best budget phone overall, against a white background

(Image credit: Apple)
The best budget phone

Specifications

Release date: March 2022
Weight: 144g
Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm
OS: iOS 15
Screen size: 4.7-inch
Resolution: 1334 x 750
CPU: A15 Bionic
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64/128/256GB
Battery: 2,018mAh
Rear camera: 12MP
Front camera: 7MP

Reasons to buy

+
Powerful for the cost
+
A 5G iPhone that's still affordable

Reasons to avoid

-
Starts at only 64GB storage
-
Screen is cramped

The iPhone SE 2022 is a mid-range option and arguably one of Apple's best value iPhones even without discounts, but with discounts it's a near-essential buy if it fits your needs.

We saw some contract savings on the previous iPhone SE last year, so there's a high chance we'll see similar with the 2022 model this year.

Despite the low price, this has Apple's latest software, a powerful A15 Bionic chipset, and 5G. The design is dated but otherwise there's little to complain about here given what it costs.

Read our iPhone SE 2022 review

Samsung Galaxy A53, one of the best cheap Android phones, against a white background

(Image credit: Samsung)
The best cheap Samsung phone

Specifications

Weight: 189g
Dimensions: 159.6 x 74.8 x 8.1 mm
OS: Android 12
Screen size: 6.5-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2400
CPU: Exynos 1280
RAM: 6GB / 8GB
Storage: 128GB, expandable to 1TB
Battery: 5,000mAh
Rear camera: 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front camera: 32MP

Reasons to buy

+
Good cameras for the price
+
Good-looking screen

Reasons to avoid

-
Slow to navigate
-
Battery life could be better

If you're on a tight budget then it's worth looking out for deals on the Samsung Galaxy A53, as this is one of the very best cheap phones even without Black Friday savings.

Samsung offers so many handsets that there's no guarantee this particular one will be in for big savings, but a wide selection of the company's phones are usually reduced around Black Friday, so there's a good chance this one will be among them.

It has an impressive 6.5-inch 120Hz AMOLED screen, cameras that captured bright and vibrant images in our tests, and an attractive design. Its raw power doesn't overly impress, but for general day to day use it does just fine.

Read our Samsung Galaxy A53 review

3 pro tips for buying a phone on Black Friday

1. Research devices

Firstly, do a little bit of research and narrow down your choices - our best phone 2022 buyer's guide is a great place to start. You don't have to know exactly which device you want to go for, but having an idea of what options are out there and your budget is going to save you precious time over Black Friday. We'd also recommend our large number of excellent phone reviews on this site for more detailed breakdowns on each device.

2. Be prepared to switch

The biggest and baddest Black Friday phone deals will nearly always be from the carriers themselves - companies that love to offer free devices with their unlimited data plans. The catch here is these deals are often only available to new customers and/or via an eligible trade-in. If you are prepared to switch and pay for a pricey unlimited plan, however, then the rewards are often significant. 

3. Price comparison

Relevant for unlocked deals in particular; it pays to do a bit of price checking before the big day itself. Interested in picking up that new Galaxy S22 unlocked at Amazon? Check in every few days to see the going price before the event. It could in fact go on sale early. Or, it could get a price cut on Black Friday that appears to be a good deal but in fact might not be that great. Either way, if you track the price beforehand you'll be able to judge for yourself how good this year's Black Friday phone deals are.

If you haven't had a chance to do this ahead of Black Friday, you can always use a price history tool like CamelCamelCamel to see what devices were selling for recently.

Black Friday phone deals: FAQ

An Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max displaying a home screen

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max full home screen (Image credit: Future / Lance Ulanoff)

When will the best Black Friday phone deals start in 2022?

Black Friday was on November 25 in 2022, but deals are still going if you shop about.

That means you should feel safe to grab a deal now if one catches your eye, but keep an eye out for new sales over the coming days if nothing currently stands out.

Where will the best Black Friday phone deals be?

We're bringing you all the best Black Friday phone deals, so you can just keep an eye on this page.

That said, the best stores for Black Friday savings tend to include Amazon - of course - along with Best Buy, Target and Walmart. You'll find direct links to all of those below.

Amazon: frequent deals on a wide variety of phones (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: a large selection of products and big reductions during sales (opens in new tab)
Target: big brands at big discounts (opens in new tab)
Walmart: offering competitive trade-in deals and other discounts (opens in new tab)

How can I spot the best Black Friday phone deals?

This article is dedicated to highlighting the best Black Friday phone deals, so we'll highlight the really notable ones here. In other words - keep an eye on this article, especially on Black Friday itself and the days around it.

Beyond that, check out the retailers listed above, as based on past form they're likely to offer some of the best Black Friday phone deals - as well as just a wide variety of deals.

We'd also recommend checking the current prices on the phones you're interested in, so you can be sure of how big a discount the Black Friday deals really are.

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.

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