Don't wait for Prime Day! The best cheap phone is already at its lowest-ever price

Samsung Galaxy A35 on a blue background
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Amazon’s two-day Prime Day sales event kicks off on July 16 this year, but you needn’t wait for the best Prime Day deals to drop if you’re in the market for a new cheap smartphone. 

Way ahead of Prime Day, Amazon has seen fit to offer the Samsung Galaxy A35 for a record-low $349.99 (down from $399.99), which is a price we’re unlikely to see bettered in the coming weeks. The newly released handset ranks as the best phone under $400 in our best cheap phones guide, and it’s now even more deserving of that title. 

The Galaxy A35 offers a great-looking display, impressive gaming performance, and highly customizable software. It charges a little too slowly for our liking, and its cameras aren’t anything ground-breaking, but if you’re simply looking for a future-proof Android handset that won’t break the bank, then the Galaxy A35 is absolutely worth considering.

(Not in the US? Scroll down for the best Galaxy A35 deals in your region).

Today's best Samsung Galaxy A35 deal

Samsung Galaxy A35: $399.99 $349.99 at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy A35: was $399.99 now $349.99 at Amazon
With its capable Exynos 1380 chipset, bright 6.6-inch display and hefty 5,000mAh battery, the Galaxy A35 is a great phone for those who don't care about flagship bells and whistles. It's currently on sale at Amazon in both navy and lilac colorways for a record-low $349.99.

For context, the other phones on our best cheap phones list – namely the iPhone 13, Google Pixel 8a and OnePlus 12R – are at least $150 more expensive than the Galaxy A35, so this really is the best cheap phone you can buy right now.

If you're after a Samsung phone but have a bit more money to spend, then check out our best Samsung phones guide, which features the Galaxy A35 alongside more premium models including the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5.

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Axel Metz
Phones Editor

Axel is TechRadar's UK-based Phones Editor, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest AI breakthroughs as part of the site's Mobile Computing vertical. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion.  Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.