Looking to save big on a new smartphone?
You’re in luck. This Cyber Monday, you’ll find deals on a number of the latest models.
Because smartphone product cycles are growing shorter yet, many manufacturers are releasing no less than two new phones a year.
This aggressive release calendar also means that phones are selling below MSRP only months after their launch. This practice was unheard of just a few years ago.
Not every phone is as massively discounted as the next, but even a little bit helps.
This is especially true if you want to buy an unlocked phone so you can remain flexible with your carrier choice.
Whichever option you go with, you can count on getting the latest display technology, the fastest processors, and the sharpest cameras.
Read on below to find the best smartphone deals around.
1. $150 Off Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB
The S8 is the latest phone from Samsung’s Flagship line. It is also the debut of Samsung’s beautiful 5.8-inch Infinity Display.
This phone’s incredibly display is only matched by its speedy performance and amazing rear camera.
This phone costs a pretty penny, but the unlocked version is at an all-time low price on Amazon, so if you’ve been waiting patiently for a chance to save, now is your moment.
Price: $574.00 (21 percent off MSRP)
2. 38% Off LG G6 32GB Amazon Version
The LG G6 lost its spotlight quick following LG’s unexpected release of the LG V30, but this 2017 release still offers a fast and fluid smartphone experience.
Now, you can get it for the lowest price yet, thanks to Amazon’s branded version of the phone. The only trade-off is that this version has ads and offers built into the lock screen.
These can eventually be removed for a sum, but in the meantime, they will save you loads of money off MSRP.
And when you sign up for Amazon Prime, you get an extra Amazon Gift Card for $238. Assuming you have a use for some Amazon credit, you’re basically getting a 2017 release for 38% off.
Price: $399.99 (38 percent off MSRP)
3. $200 Off Essential Phone 128GB
The Essential Phone is a new contender in the smartphone arena, but it is proving to be a strong one.
It turns a lot of tech trends upside down, making it stand out among the competition. It doesn’t force brand loyalty, it sports an open ecosystem, and it offers no less than 128 GB of internal storage.
Its specs match this year’s best phones, but its recent price drop leaves out the brand name premium. All of these features make it a winner who wants a quality phone at a deal.
Price: $499.99 (28 percent off MSRP)
4. 20% Off Huawei Mate 9 64GB
With the Huawei Mate 10 a few weeks out from an international release, last year’s model is already seeing a worthy discount.
These Chinese-made phones compete with top picks in the U.S. market, albeit at a considerably lower price point.
The Mate 9 in particular has a high-performing processor, a battery that lasts up to two days, and a gorgeous Leica Dual Camera setup.
It is certainly one of the best phones you’ll find for $400, but it’s only staying that way for a limited time.
Price: $399.99 (20 percent off MSRP)
5. $170 Off Samsung Galaxy Note8 64GB
Samsung’s 6.3-inch Galaxy Note8 came out only a few months ago, but this phablet-sized phone has already earned high marks from users and reviewers alike.
It is the highest performing Samsung phone currently, and sports a lot of new tricks with its included S Pen stylus.
You also get the beautiful edge-to-edge curved display, and a dual camera array with optical image stabilization.
A $150 discount is a nice incentive to go big this year, but at $800 still, it isn’t exactly an easy purchase. Still, go for this option if you want to treat yourself to the absolute best this Cyber Monday.
Price: $799.99 (16 percent off MSRP)