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Best phone deals of January 2021

The best phone deals right now
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The best phone deals at wireless carriers and retailers offer solid discounts on today's best smartphones. Whether you're upgrading your daily driver or switching networks, now is one of the best times of the year to buy a new phone. 

For instance, you can get yourself the new Samsung Galaxy S21 Unlocked starting from $99.99 when you pre-order the phone from Samsung. That's $700 off its normal price and one of the best phone deals out there. Even better, Samsung is tossing in a $100 credit to spend on Galaxy S21 accessories. To get this deal, you must trade-in an eligible Samsung, Apple or Google phone.

Best phone deals right now

If you don't mind being tied to a carrier contract, you can get $800 off the Samsung Galaxy S21 at AT&T which nets you the new phone for free. You must trade-in an eligible device and activate it under AT&T's unlimited monthly plan to qualify this pre-order deal. 

AT&T is extending this offer to both new and existing customers. Pre-orders for the Galaxy S21 ship to meet the phone's January 29 release date.

Those are just a couple of examples of the best phone deals out there. From the high-end Apple iPhone to the affordable Google Pixel phone, here are the best phone deals available right now.

Best phone deals 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Pre-order: Up to $700 off @ Samsung
The Galaxy S21 features a 6.2-inch, (2400 x 1080) 120Hz AMOLED 2X display, Snapdragon 888 octa-core CPU, 8GB or RAM and 128GB of ample storage. The phone's rear quad camera consists of 12MP AF (f/1.8), ultra wide: 12MP (f/2.2), and telephoto: 64MP (f/2.0) lenses with 30x zoom. View Deal

Apple iPhone 12: $700 off, free iPhone 12 mini @ AT&T
New and existing AT&T customers can save $700 on the new Apple  iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and  iPhone 12 mini. With the discount applied, you get a FREE iPhone mini. The money back appears as credits on your monthly bill. To qualify for this deal, buy the iPhone 12 on AT&T's 30-month leasing plan, subscribe to an AT&T Unlimited plan, and trade-in an eligible device. View Deal

Apple iPhone 11 Pro: up to $700 off w/ trade-in @ AT&T
For a limited time, buy an iPhone 11 from AT&T and trade-in an eligible device to receive up to $700 in bill credits over the course of 30 months. To get this deal, you must port-in your current phone number over to AT&T and open a new line under AT&T's unlimited plan. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Unlocked: was $999 now $675 @ Amazon
Save a whopping $324 on the Galaxy S20 at Amazon. Samsung's previous gen flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S20 has a stunning 6.2-inch Infinity-O AMOLED display; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip with 5G support; and three rear cameras, including one with a 64MP sensor for 30X Space Zoom.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: was $1,399 now $1,099 @ Amazon
Now $300 off at Amazon, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is one of the best smartphones to buy. It packs a 6.9-inch, 120Hz Super AMOLED display and employs the same powerful Snapdragon 865 processor and versatile triple camera with 100x Space Zoom. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Unlocked: up to $1,000 off w/ Trade-in  @ Samsung
You can save up to $1,000 one the 7.6-inch/6.2-inch foldable Galaxy Fold Z2 when you buy the phone directly from Samsung. For a limited time, when you trade-in your current phone and buy a Galaxy Z Fold2, you can get a $1,000 toward your device.View Deal

Google Pixel 4 Unlocked: was $799 now $503 @ Amazon
Now $295 off, the Pixel 4 is one of the best Android phones around. It features a gorgeous 5.7-inch OLED display and a minimalist, elegant, premium design. Moreover, it packs outstanding 16MP and 12MP cameras that capture DSLR quality images. View Deal

Google Pixel 4XL Unlocked: was $899 now $800 @ Amazon
Save $99 on the Pixel 4XL for a limited time. Big brother to the Pixel 4, the Pixel 4XL packs a 6.3-inch OLED Smooth Display (3040 x 1440), Snapdragon 855 CPU, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There's a 12.2-MP main;16-MP telephoto camera setup on the back complemented by an 8MP front camera. View Deal

OnePlus 8 5G UW: was $799 now $399 @ Verizon
For a limited time, Verizon will give you up to $750 on the OnePlus 8 5G UW when you buy the $799 and add a new line. You must activate your phone on a Verizon Unlimited monthly service plan to be eligible for this deal. The OnePlus 8 delivers performance comparable to today's best Android phones. Price-wise, they fall on the more modest end of the spectrum and this month's phone deals make them even more affordable. View Deal

Motorola G Fast Unlocked: was $200 now $149.99 @ Amazon
At $50 off, the Moto G Fast is just $5 shy of its lowest price ever and one of the best budget phones for the money. It has a 6.4-inch Max Vision HD+ display that brings photos, movies, and games to life. It runs on a fast Snapdragon 665 processor with 3GB of RAM, and has 32GB of microSD expandable built-in storage. View Deal