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The best phone deals in September 2022

The best phone deals right now
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The best phone deals right now will save you a considerable amount on your next Apple or Android device. In some instances, you can even get yourself a free iPhone 14 or Galaxy phone.

There are tons more phone deals going on right now  which makes it one of the best times of the year to upgrade your smartphone. Network carriers and retailers are currently offering great incentives on budget and premium smartphones. 

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. 

Best phone deals

Apple iPhone

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Get up to $1,000 off iPhone 14 series when you switch to Verizon which nets you a free iPhone 14 Pro. Existing customers save up to $800 on the iPhone 14 series. To get this deal, you must trade-in an eligible device, activate your iPhone 14 under a select verizon Unlimited plan. As incentive, Verizon is offering a $200 eCard to cover your expenses when you switch. 

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Apple iPhone 14: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile (opens in new tab)
Buy the iPhone 14 starting from $799 from T-Mobile and get up to $1,000 off. To get this deal you must trade-in an eligible device and activate the iPhone 14 on a T-Mobile Magenta Max plan. Your cash-back will appear on your monthly bill over the course of 24-months. AT&T   also offers up to $1,000 (opens in new tab) off the new iPhone 14 series under a 36-month contract. 

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Apple iPhone SE 3rd Gen: $429 $0 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.

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Apple iPhone SE 3rd Gen: up to $600 off @ Apple (opens in new tab)
The iPhone SE is now available for starting from $429 at Apple. Save between $90 - $600 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.

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Apple iPhone 13:up to $700 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Buy the iPhone 13 starting at $799 from Verizon and get up to $700 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.

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Apple iPhone 13 mini: $699 $349 @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
Save 50% on the iPhone 13 mini at AT&T with no trade-in. Your cash-back will appear on your monthly bill over the course of 36-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. 

Samsung Galaxy

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Unlocked: $1,059 $999 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save $60 on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 directly from Samsung and save up to $700 off with eligible trade-in. It features a 6.7 inch (2640 x 1080) AMOLED 2X display at 120Hz, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. If you require more storage, you can upgrade up to a higher capacity version up to 512GB. Or get the Z Flip 4 starting at $299 with eligible trade-in. 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: $999 free w/ trade-in @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
Receive up to $1,000 in trade-in credit and a free storage upgrade when you buy the Galaxy Z Flip 4 from AT&T. To qualify for this deal, you must purchase the phone under a qualifying installment agreement, activate it under an eligible unlimited service plan and trade in and an eligible phone. 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: $999 $free w/ trade-in @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
Get up to $,1000 off the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 or Z Fold4 with select trade-in on a qualified 5G Unlimited plan. Your refund will appear on your monthly billing statement over the course of 36 months. Plus, new customers who switch to Verizon will receive a $200 Verizon eCard. 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Unlocked: $2,099 $1799 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save $300 on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Samsung is also tossing in a free standing case and S pen to sweeten the deal. Or get it starting from $899 with eligible trade-in. 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4:$1799 up to $1000 off w/ trade-in @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
With an eligible trade-in, you can $1,000 off the Z Fold 4 from AT&T. Your cash-back will appear on your monthly bill over the course of 36-months

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: $49.99 per month for 36 months @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
The Z Fold 4 is available on Verizon for a pretty good price on the company’s device payment program. Plus, if you’re new to the network, you can get a $200 sign-up bonus and with an eligible trade-in, you can get up to $800 off, too!

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Unlocked: $1799 $1,049 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save $750 on the Galaxy Z Fold 3. We gave the Galaxy Z Fold 3. 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. 

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Unlocked:$849 $749 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Unlocked. 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. Or, snag the S22 starting from $49 when you trade in an eligible device — even if the screen is cracked.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Unlocked: $999 $899 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the Galaxy S22 Plus. 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. Or get the Galaxy S22 Plus starting from $199 with eligible trade-in. 

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Unlocked: $1,199 $1,049 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save up to $150 on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with trade-in. 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. Or, get the Galaxy S22 Ultra from $249 with eligible trade-in.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Unlocked:$599 $499 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE at Amazon today. It features a 6.5-inch (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED 120Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G 8-core CPU, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Powered by Android 12, the Galaxy S20 FE has dual SIM support, IP68 water resistance and huge 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging.

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Unlocked: $449 $349 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy A53. 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. 

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Samsung Galaxy A03s: $159 $0 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. 

Motorola

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Motorola Edge: $699 $349 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $350 on the 2021 Motorola Edge. It features a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256 Storage, and a 6.8 144Hz display. The Motorola also features a 108MP main camera, a 119-degree wide-angle camera, and a 32MP front-facing selfie camera so you can take photos of yourself living your best life. 

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Motorola Razr 5G Unlocked: $1,399 $799 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $600 on the unlocked Motorola Moto Razer 5G 2nd Gen. This reimagined iconic fliphone has a 6.2 inch foldable pOLED (2142 x 876) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. Factory unlocked, it works with all major U.S. carrier networks: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. It also works with prepaid carriers like Cricket Wireless, Metro by T-Mobile, Google Fi, Simple Mobile, and others. 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Unlocked: $2,089 $636 w/ trade-in @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Save up to $1,160 on the Galaxy Z Fold 3. 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. 

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Unlocked:$999 $949 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Unlocked at Amazon. The base 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.

OnePlus

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OnePlus 10T 5G Unlocked: $749 $649 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100 when you preorder the 256GB model OnePlus 10T unlocked smartphone at Amazon. It packs a 6.7-inch (1080 x 2412) 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. This factory unlocked 5G phone works with just about all U.S. wireless carriers including: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Visible, MetroPCS, Mint Mobile, Google Fi, and Cricket. Preorders are expected to ship to arrive by September 29.

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OnePlus 9 5G Smartphone:$879 $619 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $260 on the excellent OnePlus 9 with OnePlus Buds bundle. The OnePlus 9 packs a 6.5-inch (2400 x 1080) AMOLED 120Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

Google Pixel

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Google Pixel 6a: $449 $439 w/ 6 mos of free service @ Mint Mobile (opens in new tab)
Get 6 months of free phone service when you buy the Pixel 6a. To get this deal, you must port your number to Mint Mobile. Google's new flagship phone 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display Google Tensor 8-core sensor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For snapping pics, shooting videos, streaming and conference calls, you get 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. 

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Google Pixel 6a: $449 $399 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 on the Pixel 6a at Amazon. 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. 

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Google Pixel 6 Pro Unlocked: $899 $649 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Google Pixel Pro is one of the best 5G smartphones to buy. It features an advanced Pixel camera, 6.7-inch (1440 x 3120) 120Hz display, Google Tensor processor, 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. 

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Sony Xperia 5 III Unlocked: $998 $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. 

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.