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The best phone deals in August 2021

The best phone deals right now
Apple iPhone 12 (Image credit: Apple)

The best phone deals we're seeing right now offers great bargains on today's best smartphones. So if you're due for a new handset this back-to-school season, luckily, you don't have to spend a small fortune.

Whether you're looking for unlocked phone deals or wireless carrier incentives, you've come to the right place. We're rounding up the best phone deals you can get right now to save tons on your next daily driver. 

If you're looking for an affordable unlocked phone deal, Amazon is slashing up to $200 off select Samsung Galaxy and Motorola phones

As for wireless carrier deals, T-Mobile continues to take $830 off the excellent iPhone 12. To get this deal, you must port your number over to T-Mobile, trade in an eligible device and activate the phone on a T-Mobile unlimited plan.

These are just a few examples of the phone deals we're seeing this week. Here are the best phone deals available right now. 

Best phone deals right now

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Unlocked: was $999 now $799 @ Amazon
Amazon is currently slashing $200 off the factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G phone. It has a 6.7-inch (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED Plus 60Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 8-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Unlocked: was $1,199 now $999 @ Samsung
At $200 off with no trade-in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G deal is that much more tempting. It packs everything we love about the Galaxy S21 into a bigger body. It bumps you up to a 6.8-inch display, 12GB of RAM, and a high capacity 5,000mAh battery. Content creators will benefit from the S21 Ultra's pro-grade camera which captures 108MP photos and records 8K video. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Unlocked: was $699 now $549 @ Amazon
The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is already one of the best values on the smartphone market at its full retail price. With a 120Hz display, triple-cameras and 5G support, it's virtually impossible to pass up this phone with a $150 discount! Samsung is also slashing up to $350 off when you trade-in an eligible device. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G Unlocked: was $279 now $239 @ Samsung
Currently $40 below retail at Samsung, the new Galaxy A32 is an affordably priced 5G phone. It features a 6.5 inch HD+ LCD Infinity-V display with 90Hz refresh rate. Hardware specs include a MediaTek Dimensity 720 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.View Deal

Google Pixel 4 Unlocked: was $799 now $409 @ Amazon
At $389 off, the Pixel 4 is at a great price. One of the best Android phones around, the Pixel 4 has outstanding 16MP and 12MP cameras capable of taking DSLR-quality images. The 5.7-inch OLED display is gorgeous and the minimalist design is elegant and premium. This unlocked phone is GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE + 5G compatible. View Deal

OnePlus 9 Smartphone: was $729 now $680 @ Amazon
At $50 off, the Editor's Choice OnePlus 9 is that much more affordable. The phone in this deal packs a 6.5-inch (2400 x 1080) AMOLED 120Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
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Apple iPhone 12: up to $830 off w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile
T-Mobile is running a deal that nets you up to $830 off the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max. To get this deal, you must port your number over to T-Mobile, trade in an eligible device and activate the phone on a T-Mobile unlimited plan. Your cashback will appear on your monthly bill as credits for the duration of your 24-month service agreement. View Deal

Microsoft Surface Duo Unlocked (128GB): was $1,399 now $625 @ Amazon
At $775 off, the unlocked Microsoft Surface Duo is down to a fraction of the price. It features dual 5.6-inch (1800 x 1350) AMOLED displays, Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. View Deal

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost,, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.