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Best Prime Day phone deals 2021: What we expect and want to see

Best Prime Day phone deals 2021
Best Prime Day phone deals 2021 (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

The best Prime Day phone deals are bound to offer steep discounts on the industry's best smartphones. Whether you're due for an upgrade or gifting someone special this Father's Day, it's not too early to save.

One device on our Prime Day phone deals radar is the Google Pixel 5. Rarely discounted, the Pixel 5 hit its lowest price ever of $649 ($50 off) for Black Friday. Although we may not see that price again before the holidays, Amazon may take from $20 to $30 off its list price for Prime Day.

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If you're not a Prime member, be sure to sign up for an Amazon free 30-day trial to shop Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals. You can also shop early Prime Day deals right now using your Amazon Prime trial membership.View Deal

When do Prime Day phone deals start?

Amazon Prime Day phone deals start on June 21 at 12:00 a.m. PT / 3:00 a.m. E.T. Generally speaking, Amazon usually has a lead-up to Prime Day with "unofficial" deals that start early. 

In fact, if you're already a Prime member, you take advantage of exclusive Prime Day deals today. If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime to shop exclusive Prime Day deals. 

Prime Day runs from June 21 to June 22 with more of the best phone deals of the season. Be sure to bookmark our Prime Day deals hub for the best Prime Day discounts.

Prime Day phone deals to expect

Google Pixel 5 5G w/ Fi Sim Card Kit (Unlocked): was $708 now $699 @ Amazon
This year's Prime Day phone deals may include the Google Pixel 5. Currently, Amazon is bundling the Pixel 5 with a free Google Fi SIM Card Kit which nets you $10 in savings. The Google packs a Pixel 5 sports a 6-inch OLED (2340 x 1080) 90Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Moreover, it packs an excellent 12MP camera and 5G capabilities into a beautiful ergonomic design. View Deal

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 5G: was $850 now $750 @ Amazon
Samsung’s latest flagship phone is now $100 cheaper. It packs a 6.2-inch, (2400 x 1080) 120Hz AMOLED 2X display, Snapdragon 888 octa-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a 4,000mAh battery. 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. It also records 8K video which makes it a great phone for content creators. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (Unlocked): $1,300 @ Amazon
We expect Prime Day phone deals to offer the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G for a stellar price. This Galaxy packs has a 6.9-inch 3088 x 1440-pixel Super AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It uses a versatile triple camera array like the Note 20, but swaps in a massive 108MP wide-angle lens and laser autofocus while dropping the telephoto to 12MP.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (Unlocked):was $1,000 @ Amazon
Amazon recently took $200 off on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G phone ahead of Prime Day. We expect this deal to return next week. It boasts a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O display, a versatile triple camera array with 64MP telephoto and a powerful Snapdragon 865+ processor. It delivers the fantastic S Pen experience at a much more affordable price point. View Deal

OnePlus 8T 5G Phone (Unlocked): was $750 now $550 @ Amazon
In what seems to be a Prime Day 2021 phone deal preview, the unlocked OnePlus 8T 5G is $99 off — its lowest price yet. The phone in this deal has a 6.55-inch AMOLED (2,400x1,080) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core CPU, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB. Its quad camera array includes a 48MP wide, 16MP ultrawide, 5MP micro, and 2MP monochrome lenses. It's complemented by a 16MP camera on the front for video calls and selfies. View Deal