This year’s Amazon Prime Day is coming soon with all kinds of deals, from the smallest of earbuds to the grandest of smart speakers, but the deals we’ll be taking a closer look at are, of course, the deals on the best Android phones. While the phone deals seem never-ending throughout the year — in fact, there are plenty of worthwhile phone deals available right now — Prime Day offers the tantalizing idea that bigger deals will come out for the official-unofficial shopping holiday of the summer. We’re here to help you approach these sales with a level head and a pro’s pricing history, and help you see if you even need to wait for the actual event before grabbing your new digital lifeline.
The best Prime Day early phone deals
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
$975 $1200 Save $225
Samsung’s latest and greatest phone is already seeing decent discounts well ahead of Prime Day, as Amazon is offering $200 off and Best Buy is offering $225 off the spiritual successor to the older Galaxy Note line. These deals barely drag the Ultra under $1,000, but there’s no denying that the screen and performance this large phone offers is premium in every way (except the charging speed).
Google Pixel 7 Pro
If you want the best camera experience on an Android smartphone available today, the Pixel 7 Pro still holds the crown at least in North America. With process prowess that helps Google outperform its sensor class and the robust editing capabilities of Google Photos, the 7 Pro is ready for your most chaotic photo shoots and gigs. The $200 discount is stellar, as we’ve only seen it under $700 two or three times.
Google Pixel 7a
Free $50 Amazon Gift Card
The all-new A-series Pixel isn’t technically on sale, per se, but you can get a $50 gift card to offset its $500 price tag. You need to make sure you click on the gift card bundle in the Amazon listing, but that credit could come in very handy once Prime Day rolls around. Meanwhile, you can enjoy one of the best Android phones on the market with fun colors and a slightly more manageable size.
Samsung Galaxy phone deals to watch
Samsung Galaxy S23+
$825 $1000 Save $175
While the Galaxy S23+ is technically the middle child of the S23 series, it feels like a more complete thought than its little sister. And when you can get it for practically the same price as the baby S23 while getting better battery life, a bigger screen, and double the amount of storage out of the box, why would you want to do anything else? Especially at Best Buy, where it’s $25 cheaper and you can get up to $500 by trading in your current phone.
Samsung itself has actually been a bit stingy with no-trade-in offers for its phones so far this year, but that’s okay; Amazon has picked up the slack along with Best Buy and the carriers. In fact, there are pretty decent Galaxy S23 deals to be found right now at Amazon, Best Buy, and AT&T, where you can trade in any Galaxy S, Z, or Note device, working or not, and get a free S23 or $800 off at S23+ or Ultra.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 are expected to be replaced “in late July” by the Galaxy Unpacked, so Prime Day will likely bring big discounts to the upcoming foldables. It seems strange to buy a new foldable literally within walking distance of its successor’s debut, but perhaps Prime Day and Unpacked will be close enough to buy the phones, then return or unpack them depending on how the ad goes.
Galaxy A-Series phones don’t see as many discounts around Prime Day as the flagship series, but at least we expect the Galaxy A54 to see at least a $75 discount. To keep things simple, here’s the lowest unlocked price to date we’ve seen for each of these phones; if it drops below these prices, it’s time to pull the trigger:
- Samsung Galaxy S23: $700 — expect $650
- Samsung Galaxy S23: $825
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: $975
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: $770 – expect $700
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: $1,350
- Samsung Galaxy A54: $375 — look for $350 or less
Google Pixel phone deals to watch
Deals on the Pixel 7 series and even the new Pixel 7a have been fast and furious, and while I doubt we’ll see the 7a drop below $450, even though you can currently buy it with a free $50 Amazon gift card: the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are another story. The Pixel 7 Pro is already $200 off, and I bet we’ll see it closer to $600 near Prime Day, while the Pixel 7 is currently being offered with a free $100 Amazon gift card.
If you’re not after the Pro’s sweet telephoto and curved screen, the question of whether to buy the Pixel 7 or Pixel 7a mostly boils down to which has the lowest price right now, as they’re 93% exactly the same. telephone. Of course, given that the Pixel 6a is still selling for $350 now, last year’s Series A could still be the winner if it drops below $250 this Prime Day.
OnePlus phone deals to keep an eye on
One Plus 10T
$430 $650 Save $220
While the OnePlus 11 may bring back the alert slider and have its fingerprint sensor in a better position, getting a phone that feels the same in the hand and is hundreds cheaper can’t be ignored. $430 helps us a lot to forgive the OnePlus 10T’s flaws.
OnePlus has been running more discounts on OnePlus lately than on Amazon, but you can get a free storage upgrade on the OnePlus 11 right now, along with a $430 OnePlus 10T for the lower price. While deals on the OnePlus 10 and 9T crop up sporadically, with the 10T at $430 and the all-new Nord N30 available for $300 to pre-order right now, I wouldn’t pick anything older.
I was hoping to see some Prime Day deals on the upcoming Nord N20, one of the best budget Android phones out there, the supply seems to have dwindled after frequent spring sales. $300 for its successor isn’t terrible, especially when it comes with a bigger screen, bigger battery, much faster charging, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor rather than those blinding optical sensors below the screen.
Cheap Android phone deals
Google Pixel 6a
$299 $349 Save $50
While the Google Pixel 7a might be out there shiny and new, it’s $500, which doesn’t really sound like a “cheap” Android phone to most people. Last year’s Pixel 6a may have slightly older cameras and the first-generation Tensor, but it’s $200 less and still offers that elegant Pixel experience.
It’s no secret that there’s a small tsunami of great budget Android phones out there, but deals on these phones during Prime Day can get a little sticky. We’ve already mentioned four of the best budget phones out there: the Galaxy A54, the Pixel 6a and 7a, and the Nord N20, but we’ll keep an eye out for the rest of the list and then some. Brands like Motorola tend to try to bury customers under a flood of discounts on every phone they’ve made in the last three years, but it can be a little difficult to figure out what the real deals are and what their normal “bargain” prices are.
We’ll handpick the sweetest and safest deals in this category for you once Prime Day itself rolls around, but I’d like to take this time to remind you of a couple of details you might want to keep in mind. If cameras are important to you and you’re on a budget, the Pixel 6a is by far your best bet, though the Pixel 7a could also be a compelling choice if it drops to $400 or lower. The Pixel 7a is also one of the precious few “budget” Android phones with wireless charging, though I’d honestly settle for faster wired charging any day, like the Nord N30’s 50W wired charging.
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