Black Friday phone deals 2018: $600 Note 9, $320 Galaxy S9, $300 gift card – CNET
There are some generous Black Friday deals already cropping up for Samsung phones as premium as the and , to more humble models you can buy for under $100. This is just the beginning, so you should expect even more offers from now through Cyber Monday. Promotions range from discounts to gift cards.
Black Friday always falls on the day after Thanksgiving — this year that’s Friday, Nov. 23. The sales start as early as Nov. 16. 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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Save $400 on Note 9, S9, S9 Plus on Samsung.com
A 40 percent savings on a thousand dollar phone, this $600 offer is 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.
Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving day)
$200 off unlocked Note 9, S9, Galaxy S9 Plus from Samsung
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 does’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.
Nov. 18, 2018 at 12:01am ET through Nov. 26.
Save $200 to $372 from T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint
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 $372.01 off the S9 Plus when you pick up Sprint’s service. All the deals originate on Samsung.com.
Save $100 and get a free starter kit
Buy a Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, or Note 9 from Samsung to get $100 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.
Nov. 18 at 12:01am ET through Nov. 26.
Galaxy S9, Note 9, S9 Plus: Save $300 at Best Buy
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.
Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) at 5 p.m. With activation on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: $300 Target gift card
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 you gifts at Target, there’s something to say for one-stop shopping during the holiday crush.
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: $300 Walmart gift card
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.
In-store only: Nov. 22 at 6pm through 23. Schedule an activation appointment at 6pm. Activations begin at 8pm.
Galaxy S8, Unlocked: Save $150 at Best Buy
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.
Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving day) at 5pm, through Nov. 24.
Galaxy S7: Save $130 at Walmart
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: Save $35-$85 at Target, Best Buy
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: Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day).
Best Buy: Nov. 22 at 5 p.m., through Nov. 24.
Galaxy J7 Crown: Save $110 at Walmart, $90 at Best Buy
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: 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: 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.
Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day).
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Originally published Nov. 9.
Updated most recently on Nov. 13.
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