Best Black Friday 2021 phone deals – first sales and what to expect
We’re still a little way from Black Friday proper, but that hasn’t stopped the first deals on phones from arriving. Only Samsung and Motorola are showing up early so far. But expect a lot more sales, including some on the latest devices.
Black Friday Advance Phone Deals
Unlocked Galaxy Z Flip 3: was $ 999 now $ 924 @ Amazon
Samsung’s latest affordable foldable phone already has a nice discount on Amazon. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has many improvements over its predecessor, such as 5G, more powerful internals and a larger screen. Its battery life leaves a lot to be desired, but it’s still a good foldable one.See the offer
Unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 3: was $ 1,799 now $ 1,599 @ Amazon
The king of Samsung’s 2021 foldable lineup is the Galaxy Z Fold 3. This powerful phone / tablet hybrid is currently getting a big discount as Black Friday approaches. You can use the Fold 3 as a phone or fold it into a tablet. You can also get the optional S stylus for even more productivity.See the offer
Galaxy S20 FE unlocked: was $ 699 now $ 599 @ Amazon
Last year’s affordable flagship has a nice discount this year. The Galaxy S20 FE is still a powerful phone by today’s standards with an excellent display and great cameras. While it keeps costs down, it’s still a great phone for the money.See the offer
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Unlocked: was $ 1,199 now $ 1,079 @ Amazon
The Galaxy Note line may be dead in favor of the Galaxy Z Fold, but last year’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is still a great phone. With the built-in S Pen, you can take notes, annotate pictures, or whatever you want. Add to that a nice screen and powerful hardware and you’ve got yourself a phone that’s still good in 2021.See the offer
Unlocked Moto G Power (2021): was $ 199 now $ 179 @ Amazon
On the more affordable side, the Moto G Power (2021) also saw a slight discount before Black Friday. It’s the phone that could last an incredibly long time in our battery life tests. That said, it does come with very low-end hardware, so don’t expect a gaming powerhouse or a great camera phone. But for the money, it’s not bad.See the offer
Black Friday phone deals – what to expect
Every year, high and low phones go on sale for Black Friday. Sometimes they are unlocked, other times they have a carrier contract attached to them. Either way, it’s one of the best times of the year to buy a new phone.
Samsung: We generally see big sales from Samsung, as you may have already noticed. From last year’s flagships to affordable options this year, Samsung usually has some nice discounts on Black Friday. Expect to see great deals from Samsung.com, Best Buy, and Amazon, not to mention offers from carriers.
Motorola: Motorola is another player in the Black Friday phone deals. While the company doesn’t play in big leagues like Samsung, it does offer slight discounts on its most popular and affordable devices. We believe that more of Motorola’s 2021 lineup will go on sale this year.
iPhone: Apple is generally pretty stingy with iPhone offerings, unless it’s on older models. Don’t expect to see wild sales on the new iPhone 13 series, but the iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE are all set to get discounts. The real place to get a good deal on an iPhone is through a carrier, often with BOGO or trade-in offers.