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The best phone deals in May 2022

The best phone deals right now
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The best phone deals right now offer Memorial Day savings on Apple and Android handsets. There are tons of phone deals going on right now so it's a great time to upgrade your smartphone

Whether you're looking for an unlocked phone or wireless carrier deal, there's good news. 

Network carriers and retailers are currently offering great incentives on flagships like the iPhone13, Galaxy S22, Pixel 6, and more. So if you don't want to spend a fortune on a new phone, there's a phone deal out there for you. 

Whether you're looking for unlocked phone deals or wireless carrier incentives, you've come to the right place. We're listing the best deals on phones for your consideration below.  

These are the best phone deals going on right now. 

For example, you can save up to $800 on the iPhone 13 from T-Mobile (opens in new tab) when you trade-in an eligible device and open a new line.  

Pricing for the iPhone 13 starts from $799 and $699 for the iPhone 13 mini whereas the iPhone Pro 13 starts at $999 and $1,099 for the iPhone Pro Max. Either way, you could potentially walk away with a free iPhone 13. 

Looking for something else? See today's best phone deals below. 

iPhone deals

Apple iPhone SE 3rd Gen: was $429 now free w/ new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
To get this deal, you must buy the iPhone SE 3rd Gen and open a new line under any Verizon Unlimited plan. Your cash back will appear in the form of credits on your monthly service bill over the course of 36 months. The iPhone SE packs a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, dual-camera system, A15 Bionic 6-core chip, 128GB of storage, 12MP camera, and 5G support. This is all protected by a sleek, glass aluminum design.

Apple iPhone SE 3rd Gen: up to $700 off @ Apple (opens in new tab)
The iPhone SE is now available for starting from $429 at Apple. Save between $110 - $700 when you trade in an iPhone 8 or newer model phone with Apple's trade-in program. The iPhone SE packs a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, dual-camera system, A15 Bionic 6-core chip, 128GB of storage, 12MP camera, and 5G support. This is all protected by a sleek, glass aluminum design.

Apple iPhone 13: free w/ trade-in @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Buy the iPhone 13 starting at $799 from Verizon and get up to $800 in credits when you trade-in an eligible device. To get this deal, you must trade-in your old or damaged phone and sign up for a Verizon unlimited plan. Your cash back will appear as credits on your monthly service bill over the course of 36 months.

Apple iPhone 13: was $799 now free w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile (opens in new tab)
Buy the iPhone 13 starting from $799 from T-Mobile and get up to $800 off. To get this deal you must trade-in an eligible device and activate the iPhone 13 on a T-Mobile Magenta Max plan. Your cash-back will appear on your monthly bill over the course of 30- months. The Apple iPhone 13 packs a 6.1-inch OLED display, Apple's new A15 Bionic chip, 4-core GPU and up to 512GB of storage. 

Apple iPhone 13 mini: was $699 now w/ trade-in @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
Buy the iPhone 13 mini starting at $699 from AT&T and get a free iPhone13 (up to $800 in credits) when you trade in an iPhone X. Your cash-back will appear on your monthly bill over the course of 24 months. The Apple iPhone 13 mini packs a 5.4-inch OLED display, Apple's new A15 Bionic chip, a 4-core GPU and up to 512GB of storage. 

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: up to 800 off w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile (opens in new tab)
Buy the iPhone 13 starting at $999 from T-Mobile and get up to $800 off. To get this deal you must trade-in an eligible device and activate the iPhone 13 on a T-Mobile Magenta Max plan. Your cash-back will appear on your monthly bill over the course of 30- months. The iPhone 13 Pro features a 6.1 inch OLED display with ProMotion, Apple A15 Bionic processor, 5-core GPU and up to 1TB of storage. 

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: up to 800 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Buy the iPhone 13 Pro Max starting at $1,099 from Verizon and get up to $800 in credits toward your phone. To get this deal, you must trade-in an eligible device and sign up for a Verizon unlimited plan. The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max  features a 6.7 inch OLED display with ProMotion, Apple A15 Bionic processor, 5-core GPU and up to 1TB of storage. 

Android phone deals

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Unlocked: was $449 now $349 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy A53 via Samsung's trade-in offer. Samsung's budget flagship packs a 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED 120Hz display, Exynos 1280 CPU. 6GB of RAM and 128GB of microSD-expandable storage. Its 5,000mAh battery with super fast charging delivers performance you can count on. You can also get it from Amazon (opens in new tab) with with no trade-in or free earbuds. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G: was $599 now free w/ new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Verizon is giving away the Galaxy S21 FE for free when you open a new line. Your cash back will appear as credits on your monthly service bill over the course of 36 months. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE features a 6.4-inch (2340 x 1080) 120Hz AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 8-core CPU, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Powered by Android 12, the Galaxy S21 FE boasts dual SIM support, IP68 water resistance and a long-lasting 4,500mAh battery with 25W Super fast charging. 

Samsung Galaxy A03s: was $159 now free w/ new line @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Get a free Samsung Galaxy A03s 5G phone when you open a new line under any Verizon Unlimited phone plan. Your cash back will appear in the form of credits on your monthly service bill over the course of 36 months. The Galaxy A03s features a 6.5 inch (720 x 1600) touch screen, and MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 octa-core CPU with 3GB of RAM. It's packs 32GB of storage which is expandable up to 1TB via a microSD slot. The Galaxy A03s boasts a massive 5,000mAh built-in battery for all-day usage and then some. 

OnePlus 10 Pro 5G Smartphone: was $899 now 734 + free $100 GC @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $165 on the unlocked OnePlus 10 Pro at Amazon and receive a free $100 Amazon Gift Card. This Editor's Choice phone sports a 6.7-inch ( 3216 x 1440) AMOLED 120Hz display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Sony Xperia 5 III Unlocked: was $998 now $798 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the unlocked Sony Xperia 5 III smartphone. It's worth considering if you're looking for a compact smartphone with long battery life. It features a 6.1 inch OLED (1080 x 2520) display at 120Hz. It's powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor alongside 8GB RAM with 128GB of integrated storage. The Xperia 5 III's rear triple camera array includes a 12MP sensor, 12MP ultra-wide and 12MP telephoto. And for selfies and video calls, it equips you with an 8MP front camera. 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Unlocked: was $1,199 now from $199 w/ trade-in @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save up to $1,000 on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and receive $100 in Samsung Credit to shop for accessories. This Note-worthy Galaxy S22 Ultra packs a 6.8-inch Infinity-O Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Unlocked: was $799 now from $99 w/ trade-in @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save up to $700 on the Unlocked Galaxy S22 at Samsung when you trade in an eligible device — even if the screen is cracked. Plus, you'll receive $50 in Samsung credit to buy accessories for your precious new Galaxy S22. The entry model packs a 6.1-inch Infinity-O FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Unlocked: was $999 now from $299 w/ trade-in @ Samsung
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Save up to $700 on the Galaxy S22 Plus at Samsung with trade-in. And, get $100 in Samsung Credit to spend on accessories. The entry model Galaxy S22 Plus packs a 6.6-inch Infinity-O FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Unlocked: was $2,089  now from $699 w/ trade-in @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save up to $1,389 on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with Samsung's enhanced trade-in offer. Plus get free Galaxy Watch 4 with your purchase. We gave the Galaxy Z Fold 3 a 4 out of 5-star rating for its unique, useful design, vivid display, stellar camera array, and IPX8 water resistance. The base model has a 6.2-inch (2,268 x 832) 120Hz Adaptive Super AMOLED cover display and 7.6-inch (2,208 x 1,768) 120Hz Adaptive Super AMOLED internal screen. Powering the device is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 processor CPU couple with 12GB of RAM. For your storage needs, there's 256GB of storage on board. 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G: was $999 now $899 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the Unlocked Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G phone at Amazon. Or, get the Galaxy Z Flip 3 for as low as $249 directly from Samsung (opens in new tab) with eligible device trade-in. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G features a 6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X (2640 x 1080) main screen at 120Hz and a 1.9 inch Super AMOLED (260 x 512) cover screen. It houses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 octa-core CPU coupled, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. 

Google Pixel 6a Pre-order: $449 @ Google Store (opens in new tab)
The Pixel 6a will be available for pre-order starting July 21. Google's latest flagship phone features a tactile alloy frame, and 6.1 inch OLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Powered by Android 13, it houses a Google Tensor sensor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For capturing and recording images, it has a 12.2MP wide and 12 ultrawide lens dual camera on the back and an 8MP front camera. Google rates the phone's 4,410 mAh battery life at 24+ hours. 

Google Pixel 6: free w/ trade-in @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
Get the 128GB Google Pixel 6 for free at AT&T with eligible trade-in. The Editor's Choice Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch (2400 x 1080) OLED 90Hz display, Google Tensor CPU with Titan M2 coprocessor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This phone is outfitted with a 50MP wide-angle and 12MP ultra-wide rear cameras and an 8MP front camera. We gave this phone an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars for its excellent software support, AI features, gorgeous display, and 30W fast-charging. 

Google Pixel 6 Pro: up to $800 off w/ trade in @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
AT&T is slashing up to $800 off the Pixel 6 Pro with eligible trade-in. The Pixel 6 Pro bumps you up to a 6.7-inch (1440 x 3120) 120Hz display, 12GB of RAM and an 11.1MP front camera.

Google Pixel 5a 5G: was $449 now $299 @ Google Store (opens in new tab)
Now $150 off via purchase and activation via Google Fi, the Google Pixel 5a is one of the best budget smartphones for the money. This versatile phone features 9+ hours of battery life, a gorgeous 6.34-inch OLED 60Hz touch screen and excellent cameras. Powered by Android 11, this phone runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G CPU alongside 6GB of RAM. On top of it all, it's packaged in a beautiful ergonomic design. This exclusive Pixel 5a deal from Google is open to new and existing Google Fi customers. 

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.