If you've been thinking about buying a new Galaxy phone, pat yourself on the back with self-validation. The best time to buy a phone Black Friday deals are already live now for Samsung phones, including the and . Upcoming sales also encompass more humble models you can buy for under $100. This is just the beginning, so it pays to compare the offers below. Expect even more offers from now through Cyber Monday.. Generous
Promotions range from buy-one, get-one-free offers to discounts to gift cards. We'll update this often with even more Black Friday phone deals as they appear. You have plenty of options, so let's dig in!
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Just so you know:
- The deals below are current as of Nov. 18, and include Verizon, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Samsung.com, Target, Amazon, Best Buy and Sam's Club. Times are local unless otherwise specified.
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- We link to the current listing at the retailer's website when one is available, but you may not see sale pricing reflected on the page until the sale begins.
Verizon: Buy one Galaxy S9, get one free -- or take $800 off a Note 9 or S9 PlusAngela Lang/CNET
Verizon's promotions are pretty straightforward. Buy a Galaxy S9 and Verizon will give you a second S9 for free when you activate an additional line of service (you're still paying for the service). Or, if you're not wooed by this BOGO, you could knock $800 off the cost of the pricier, larger Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy S9 Plus, also when you open a new line of service. Either way, you'll see your discount in the form of bill credits spread over the next 24 months.
The offer is available now.
T-Mobile carrier deals: Free Galaxy phones, or up to $750 offJosh Miller/CNET
T-Mobile's Black Friday deal starts Nov. 16, and... it's a little complicated, so bear with me. You can get a phone either for free (chosen among select models), or you get up to $750 off the phone's full price. That's if you trade in an older phone and add an additional line of service to your plan. So, if you already have one phone line, this deal applies if you add a second line. If you pay for two phone lines, it works when you add a third.
Here's how the bill credits work: If your phone of choice is in the $750-off camp (again, chosen from select models), you'll receive your trade-in value plus a $500 credit spread out in 24 bill credits. So, if you buy a $900 phone, you'll get up to $250 off in trade-in value and $500 in bill credits over a two-year spread.
The offer is available now.
US Cellular: Free Galaxy S9, or $250 off select phones
Get a free 64GB Galaxy S9 when you switch to a US Cellular unlimited plan. Current upgrade-eligible US Cellular customers on a Total Plan can also get $250 off select smartphones, plus up to $200 for successful referrals.
The deal is live now and runs through Nov. 26, while supplies last.
Galaxy Note 9 for $600, S9 Plus for $440 and S9 for $320 on Samsung.com (save $400)Angela Lang/CNET
A 40 percent savings on a $1,000 phone makes this $600 offer the best deal we've seen yet for a 128GB Note 9. Samsung also sheds $400 off the S9 Plus and S9, giving you a Galaxy S9 for $320 and an S9 Plus for $440. The offer locks in Verizon service, and you'll need to sign on for a device payment plan.
The sale begins Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day).
Unlocked Note 9 for $800, S9 Plus for $640, S9 for $520 from Samsung.com (save $200)Angela Lang/CNET
This deal shaves $200 off the Note 9 (128GB), Galaxy S9 (64GB) or S9 Plus (64GB) when you buy them unlocked from Samsung's website. That means you'll spend $800 for the Note 9, $520 for the S9 and $640 for the S9 Plus. That doesn't count additional savings you might receive if you trade in an old phone as well -- Samsung will give you up to $300 when you buy either phone.
The sale runs from Nov. 18, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. ET through Nov. 26.
Save $200 to $372 off Note 9, S9 Plus, S9 from T-Mobile, AT&T, SprintSarah Tew/CNET
AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are also lowering their prices on the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and Note 9. Savings range from a minimum of $200 off to $372 off the S9 Plus when you pick up Sprint's service. All the deals originate on Samsung.com.
The sale starts Nov. 18.
Get Note 9 for $800, S9 Plus for $640, S9 for $520 (save $200) and get a free starter kitSarah Tew/CNET
Buy a Galaxy S9, S9 Plus or Note 9 from Samsung to get $200 off the ticket price and a Starter Kit. Samsung throws in a DeX cable, wireless charger, case and studio-grade AKG headphones (not ear buds). With this deal you don't get as much money off, but Samsung values the starter kit bundle at $300, so it's worth looking at if you're also in the market for a set of over-ear cans.
The sale runs from Nov. 18 at 12:01 a.m. ET through Nov. 26.
Galaxy S9, Note 9, S9 Plus: Save $300 at Best BuyJosh Miller/CNET
T-Mobile customers won't be able to benefit from any of Best Buy's offers, but $300 off any of Samsung's premium phones is a pretty good deal. The deal requires a qualified activation, and exact pricing on the phones appear to vary based on the carrier.
The promotion begins Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) at 5 p.m. With activation on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: $300 Target gift cardAngela Lang/CNET
You pay full price for this superphone for the doodlers, tinkerers and Android lovers, but a $300 gift card is nothing to sneeze at -- and if you're buying the bulk of your gifts at Target, there's something to say for one-stop shopping during the holiday crush.
The sale runs from Nov. 23 through Nov. 25. Requires qualified activation on AT&T or Verizon. Limit two per guest.
Galaxy S9, Note 9, S9 Plus, S8, S8 Plus with a $300 Walmart gift cardJosh Miller/CNET
You'll have to pay full price for the Galaxy Note 9, S9, S9 Plus, S8 or S8 Plus, but if you're already a frequent Walmart shopper, $300 of "free" Walmart cash will sweeten the deal. Note that you'll need to activate the phone in-store with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon in order to qualify for the gift card.
This offer is in-store only: Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. through Nov. 23. Schedule an activation appointment at 6 p.m. Activations begin at 8 p.m.
Galaxy S9, S9 Plus or Note 9: $300 gift card at Sam's ClubJosh Miller/CNET
As with gift card offers from other retailers, Sam's Club will fork over up to $300 in the form of a gift card, when you buy and activate one of these Samsung phones on an installment plan: the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus or Galaxy Note 9. The promotion works for both online and in-store purchases.
The offer is available now.
Galaxy S8, unlocked for $450 at Best Buy (save $150)Josh Miller/CNET
Last year's Galaxy S8 is a smart alternative to the Galaxy S9 for people hoping to save a few more bucks. This discount for the 64GB unlocked version (black) makes the offer more compelling. The Galaxy S8's specs are strong enough to take you through 2019 and beyond. An unlocked phone means you can choose your own carrier and you won't be forced to activate in-store.
The sale goes from Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) at 5 p.m, through Nov. 24.
Galaxy S7 for $200 at Walmart (save $130)Josh Miller/CNET
Straight Talk customers can snatch up 2016's prepaid Galaxy S7 for $200. You'll get it in black, with 32GB of storage.
Online: Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. PT
In-store: Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. through Nov. 23
Samsung Galaxy J3 Orbit for $65: Save $35 to $85 at Target, Best BuySamsung
An entry-level phone like the Galaxy J3 Orbit won't offer much in the way of camera prowess or speed, but it's relatively portable with a 5-inch screen. Target and Best Buy both sell the phone for $65 through a combination of prepaid services. Target partners with Total Wireless, while Best Buy's offer works with Simple Mobile, TracFone and Total Wireless.
Target: Sale starts Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day).
Best Buy: Promotion begins Nov. 22 at 5 p.m., through Nov. 24.
Galaxy J7 Crown for $80, $100 (save $110 at Walmart, $90 at Best Buy)Samsung
The Galaxy J7 Crown is a midrange phone with a 5.5-inch screen and 13-megapixel cameras on both the front and back. At Walmart, the phone sells for $80 through Straight Talk's service. At Best Buy, it'll cost $100 and uses Total Wireless or Simple Mobile's networks.
Walmart sale begins: Online: Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET). In-store: Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. through Nov. 23.
Best Buy sale begins: Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. through Nov. 24.
Samsung Galaxy J7: Save $90 at Target
One of the more robust entry-level Android phones you can buy, the $100 Galaxy J7 has a 5.5-inch screen and 13-megapixel rear camera. This offer is for Total Wireless service.
Sale starts Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day).
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