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Though Cyber Monday is almost over, the deals are still here though not for long. While we're still seeing deals on everything from the high-end Samsung S23 Ultra to the more budget-friendly TCL 40XL, as well as some of the best phones in the market, many of the big discounts will be ending when the day does.
With so many deals going on and discounts changing from day to day, it can be hard to keep track, which is why our team of more than a dozen shopping experts is spending many hours each week to stay on top of the best possible deals out there. To help you narrow it down, we've got the best last minute Cyber Monday phone deals listed below, and we'll be updating this article regularly to make sure you've got the most current deals at your fingertips.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 dropped earlier this summer but the price held steady, until recently. Right now, the usual price tag of $1,000 is reduced by $200 on Amazon. With a bigger screen and more storage than previous models, it's worth the hype if you like the idea of a folding phone.
Even though CNET found some issues with the Pixel 8 Pro's camera during our testing, Google's latest premium phone is still a solid all-around choice -- especially at a $200 discount. Its new processor enables fresh AI-powered features like the ability to move and resize objects in photos and have Google Assistant summarize web pages for you. Best of all, Google will offer Android version updates for seven years, meaning this phone shouldn't feel outdated anytime soon.
This is a great budget-friendly phone, with a big 6.5-inch, full HD screen and a whopping 256GB of storage. It has 6GB of RAM too, making for a pretty smooth Android experience. Even better, it's unlocked and is going for only $200.
Sure, Samsung was the first to introduce phones with foldable screens, but the Razr is an iconic brand and probably one of the best cheap foldables on the market right now. It has a 6.9-inch screen, a Snapdragon 7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. All of which is excellent value for a $500 unlocked foldable phone.
The best times of year for purchasing electronics like phones are Prime Day and the Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend. So now's the perfect time to pick up a new phone if you've been wanting to upgrade. It's also a great time to look for laptops and headphones.
What's the best place to buy a phone on Cyber Monday?
Most of the major retailers are having big sales on phones, so it's worth checking out Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale and Walmart's Cyber Monday offers. Amazon's Cyber Monday deals are particularly worth keeping an eye on. That said, some phone manufacturers might also be having sales on their sites that will give you extra bonuses; in particular, you'll want to check out Samsung and Apple, which doesn't cut prices but does offer gift cards. It's always a good idea to check the sites of other manufacturers and smaller retailers as well, but you likely won't find as good a deal or as wide a selection there.