Samsung's Galaxy S22 line of phones is still a solid one despite the arrival of newer models -- and there are some discounts to be had on both unlocked and on-contract devices.
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Samsung's latest flagship -- the Galaxy S23 series -- hit the market earlier this year. And while the new phones are certainly great, not everyone needs to have the latest model. If getting the most up-to-date option isn't top of your priority list, it's possible for buyers to cut costs by investing in a previous-gen phone instead, which will bring down the purchase price of your new device by a substantial amount.
You can now find a vast array of deals on last year's Galaxy S22 phones, meaning you can get your hands on one for less and keep a little extra cash in your wallet. Whether you're interested in an unlocked model, want to trade in your old device, or need to set up a new service plan, we're here to help. Below, we've rounded up some of the best deals on the Galaxy S22 series happening now.
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The Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra all featured several major camera improvements over the earlier S21 generation of Samsung devices, including larger pixel sensors and Adaptive Pixel technology for improved nighttime photography and videos. There's a souped-up portrait mode, as well as an auto framing feature that can detect and track up to 10 people, to capture everyone in a photo clearly.
However, it's the Galaxy S22 Ultra that made the biggest splash on release. Samsung's top-of-the-line phone introduced the S Pen to the S series for the first time, paying homage to the now-canceled Galaxy Note.
The S22 Ultra also features significant camera upgrades, including Samsung's largest pixel sensor ever, as well a number of raw photo tools for more comprehensive editing, and an advanced Super Clear Glass lens for smoother and crisper nighttime videos without flares.
We'll take a closer look at all the details for each of the three Galaxy S22 models and show you the best Galaxy S22 deals across the internet and in stores.
What colors does the Galaxy S22 come in?
Both the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are available in phantom black, phantom white, green and pink gold. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a slightly different color lineup: phantom black, phantom white, green and burgundy.
How much does the Galaxy S22 cost?
The three models of the Galaxy S22 are available in various storage configurations, and with the release of the Galaxy S23, Samsung dropped the base price for the Galaxy S22 by $100. US pricing for each model now starts at:
Samsung Galaxy S22: $700 (originally $800)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus: $1,000
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: $1,200
Both the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are available in 128GB and 256GB storage options with 8GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra will also add in options for 512GB and 1TB with up to 12GB of RAM.
Be sure to check out all the Galaxy S22 deals below.
Best Galaxy S22 deals
Most carriers and retailers are offering some form of S22 deal right now, especially if you've got an older device you're looking to trade in. We've rounded up the best Galaxy S22 deals that you can shop and we will continue to update this page as new offers become available, so keep checking back if your carrier or preferred retailer is not listed below.
Samsung's website is the obvious place to buy the company's Galaxy phones. The site offers all the device configurations and has multiple payment options, plus it offers carrier and unlocked models, so you can choose between buying the phone outright or through carrier payments, or by financing it through Samsung, depending on your preference.
As of right now, Samsung is offering a direct discount of $400 on the S22 Ultra. And you can save up to $725 when trading in your old devices, with the latest iPhones netting you the biggest discount. Samsung even accepts old and damaged devices, though they won't get you nearly as much in trade-in credit.
If you don't want the headache of navigating carriers, plans and installment payments, you'll want an unlocked phone that you can purchase outright. While the base Galaxy S22 appears to be out of stock at Amazon currently, you can get $134 off if you upgrade to the 256GB version. If you want a more advanced model, you can save close to $200 on the S22 Plus or $450 on the S22 Ultra. Just note that discounts jump around quite a bit between different colors and configurations.
Pick a 128GB Galaxy S22 and you'll pay nothing on a new contract. Device bundles are also available, including $430 off a Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, $130 off a Galaxy Tab S7 FE and $170 off a Samsung Galaxy Watch when buying an S22 series device, though note you'll also need a new line for any additional cellular-enabled devices.
Best Buy is no longer selling unlocked Galaxy S22 phones, though carrier deals are still available via the retailer. Some examples on Verizon include $100 off a contract for the Galaxy S22, while the Galaxy S22 Plus gets you $200 savings. That doubles again to $400 off on a similar contract with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. T-Mobile and AT&T have similar deals there depending on the model and configuration you're looking for. Best Buy has its own trade-in program, where you can save up to $600 in exchange for your old phones and devices.
The Galaxy S22 is available for as little as $10 a month at AT&T without the need to trade in your old phone. Over 36 months, that's almost as good as a 50% discount on the phone's regular cost. An eligible unlimited plan is required to get the savings and, unfortunately, the deal doesn't extend to the more premium S22 Plus or S22 Ultra handsets.