Cell phone deals are easy to find these days. Whether you're looking for unlocked phones, prepaid phones, or the best cheap phones worth buying, retailers have made it easier than ever to score cheap cell phone deals any time of the year.
However, when shopping for cell phone deals it's important to first figure out what kind of deal you want. Sales generally fall into three categories: locked phones, prepaid phones, and those tied to a carrier. You'll pay more out of pocket for the former, but the other two options essentially tie you down to one carrier.
To help you find the best sales, we're rounding up the best cell phone deals for every kind of user. From the latest iPhone 14 to the budget friendly Google Pixel 7, here are the best cell phone deals right now. (Also, make sure to check out the best AT&T phone deals, Verizon phone deals, and the best iPhone deals available right now.
iPhone 14: free w/ trade-in + unlimited @ AT&T (opens in new tab)AT&T is offering Apple's current flagship for free. New and existing AT&T members can get the iPhone 14 for free after trade-in and with an eligible 5G data plan. This includes the new iPhone 14 (yellow).
Galaxy S23: up to $700 off w/ trade-in @ Samsung (opens in new tab)Samsung is one of the best sites for Galaxy S23 deals. Purchase your Galaxy S23 at Samsung and you'll get up to $700 off after trade-in. If you're already committed to a specific carrier, Samsung will let you purchase your phone on your carrier of choice direct from the Samsung website.
iPhone 13: free w/ new line + unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)Free iPad and Apple Watch SE 2022! For a limited time at Verizon, you can get the iPhone 13 for free when you open a new line with any 5G unlimited plan. (This offer excludes the \"Welcome\" unlimited plan). You'll also get a free iPad (9th-gen) and Apple Watch SE 2022. Note that both devices must have their separate data plans. Plus, you'll get an additional $200 if you switch from a competing carrier. This offer is available online only.
Pixel 7: was $599 now $349 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)Best Buy has one of the best last-minute cell phone deals we've seen this week. You can get the Pixel 7 for just $349. That's the second-lowest price we've seen for this phone. In our Pixel 7 review, we called this phone an amazing value that costs hundreds less than the iPhone 14 or Galaxy S22, yet delivers pretty much everything you could want.
iPhone SE 2022: free w/ unlimited + new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)New and existing Verizon members can get a new iPhone SE 2022 for free when you open a new unlimited line. That's $429 off and one of the best cell phone deals we've seen from Verizon. No trade-in is required for this deal.
5G smartphone sale: free w/ unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)For a limited time, Verizon is offering various 5G phones for free when you open a new line or with eligible 5G data plans. (No trade-in is required). Eligible phones include the iPhone 13 mini, Pixel 6a, iPhone 12, and more.
Google Pixel 6a: free w/ unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)Yes, the Pixel 6a will cost $50 more at Verizon. However, Verizon will carry the Pixel 6a with mmWave support, which is why you'll pay slightly more for this model. Currently, Verizon is offering the Pixel 6a for free with select 5G unlimited plans.
Galaxy S22: $15/month w/ unlimited @ AT&T (opens in new tab)For a limited time, new and existing AT&T customers can get the Galaxy S22 for free with eligible unlimited plan. No trade-in is required. That's one of the best cell phone deals of all time.
Google Pixel 6: free w/ trade-in and Unlimited plan @ Verizon (opens in new tab)For a limited time at Verizon, you can get a Google Pixel 6 for free when you open a new line with an unlimited plan. You'll need to make your purchase via monthly installments to get this cell phone deal.
Apple iPhone 12: free w/ new line + unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)We're huge fans of the iPhone 13, but if you don't have the budget for a flagship, you can save big on the iPhone 12 right now at Verizon. Verizon is offering the phone for free when you open a new line and sign up for any unlimited plan. It's one of the best cell phone deals if you're looking for a powerful phone sans the high price.
iPhone 13 mini: free w/ unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)Currently at Verizon, you can get an iPhone 13 mini for free when you sign up for a new unlimited data plan and open a new line of service. That's one of the best cheap cell phone deals we've seen.
iPhone 12 mini: free w/ trade-in + new line @ AT&T (opens in new tab)New and existing customers can get the iPhone 12 mini purple for free with trade-in of an old phone and the opening of a new Unlimited plan. That's the best offer we've seen for Apple's newest phone from AT&T.
Pixel 7: was $599 now $449 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)Amazon has one of the best last-minute phone deals we've seen this week. You can get the Pixel 7 for just $449. That's the lowest price we've seen for this unlocked phone at Amazon. In our Pixel 7 review, we called this phone an amazing value that costs hundreds less than the iPhone 14 or Galaxy S22, yet delivers pretty much everything you could want.
Galaxy Z Fold 4: from $1,099 w/ trade-in @ Samsung (opens in new tab)The Galaxy Z Fold 4 makes multitasking from your phone easier than ever. It sports a new taskbar and Android 12L, which is made for tablets and foldables. Samsung also delivers better cameras, a wider front display, and a brighter main screen in a sleeker package. In our Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 review, we called the Editor's Choice phone the best foldable you can buy right now.
Google Pixel 6 Pro (5G/128GB): was $899 now $514 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)The Google Pixel 6 Pro packs a Google Tensor processor, 120Hz display, incredible camera array and a beautiful refreshed design. It's one of the best value smartphones on the market and thanks to this Amazon deal it's now an even better bargain.
Unlocked OnePlus 8 Pro: was $999 now $799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)The OnePlus 8 Pro is one of the best phones out there. Amazon has the 256GB model (unlocked) on sale. You can expect top performance from the Snapdragon 865 processor, fast charging, and solid photos from the four rear cameras.
It's no secret that we're big fans of the new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Both phones are refined in design and targeted camera upgrades help the Pixel 7 Pro truly stand out from the more reasonably-sized and reasonably-priced Pixel 7. Retailers seem to really like them a lot too, as they've been running promotions on both models from the preorder window through the official launch and up to now. Google Store is offering trade-in deals while Amazon is offering gift cards, so Best Buy decided to up the ante by offering both.
Right now, you can get up to $650 off the Pixel 7 Pro with select trade-in devices, and the Pixel 7 can get up to $600 off with the right trade-in. This means with the right phone to trade in, Best Buy will basically give you a Pixel 7 flagship for free. Best Buy had been including Best Buy gift cards with purchase, but that promotion has expired.
Ara Wagoner is Commerce Editor for Android Police and a lover of all things cases, Chromebooks, accessories, and Disney. Overseeing our buyer's guides and product selection, Ara has spent 7 years honing her product-picking instincts and reviews while previously at Android Central, bringing a unique flair to her writing (and a lot of TV/anime references). She works full-time on a Chromebook, whether it's at home or while waiting for fireworks at Walt Disney World. Ara loves Android phones so much that she wears a shoulder holster to ensure they're never out of reach, and if you see her without headphones, RUN.
Cody has been obsessed with mobile technology since he was a kid, thumbing through Best Buy and Circuit City ads from the Sunday paper. Since then he has done everything from building phones to selling phones, and now he writes about them. In his free time he likes to play disc golf and watch movies.
Many people automatically think of computers, televisions and sound systems when they think of shopping at Best Buy, but the electronics superstore actually offers much more. While you can certainly get all that merchandise online or at one of their nearly 1,000 stores, you can also find items like kitchen appliances and cell phones. Best Buy provides plenty of opportunities to save. Browse their sale section, and get perks for subscribing to their newsletter or a student discount if you're enrolled at a college or university. Get all your tech needs at affordable prices when you shop at Best Buy.
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