Thinking of upgrading your smartphone? This is the right time to do so. Huge discounts are coming your way this Friday as retailers prepare for the busy Black Friday sale. Here is a list of some of the best smartphone deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target and others.
Retailers are not only offering some of the older entries but latest releases such as the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are also under the discount banner.
Walmart is offering one of the biggest sales nationwide. Smartphones make a prominent discount category this Friday. The retail giant is offering the 16GB iPhone 6 with a two-year contract for $179. Crowning the deal is a $75 gift card that can be redeemed during the purchase, dropping the total upfront cost to a little over $100.
Walmart is also offering last year's iPhone 5S for just $79 on contract with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. With a $75 gift card, Walmart's price for a subsidized iPhone 5S comes down to just $3.
If you are gunning for an Android smartphone, Walmart is offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $99 with a two-year contract. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Style is being offered at $29- that's a $100 discount provided you walk in to the store between 6p.m. to 7p.m. during its 1-hour guarantee sale.
Best Buy also has some great deals on phones. The 16GB version of the Apple iPhone 6, which is being sold for $104 in Walmart, will be even cheaper at Best Buy. For $99, customers can pick up Apple's latest flagship smartphone on contract with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. But the deal requires customers to trade-in their working iPhone for a minimum $100 gift card.
Android fans can pick up the Samsung Galaxy S5 for just $1 by signing a two-year contract with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. Samsung's latest flagship, Galaxy Note 4, can be purchased for zero down with a two-year carrier contract and will also include a $50 gift card. Best Buy is also offering the Samsung Galaxy Alpha for just $1 with a two year AT&T contract, which is a straight $198 saving.
Target will also be offering discounts on various smartphones. The 16GB iPhone 6 can be purchased for $179 with a two-year contract after a $30 gift card credit. The previous-gen iPhone 5S will also be under discount for $79 with a two year contract after a $30 rebate.
Samsung Galaxy S5 is being offered at great discount. Customers can pick up the flagship smartphone for just $0.01, instead of $199, by signing a two-year contract.
Other Great Phones On Discount
Other phones are also being offered at steep prices. Black Friday sales have also got an upstart Chinese firm, OnePlus, to ditch its invite-only sales model for three days where buyers can finally get the unlocked OnePlus One for $299 without an invite on Friday.
Motorola fans can grab the Moto X smartphone from the company's official store for just $360 on Cyber Monday. This is the off-contract price for the 16GB version of the handset, while the subsidized model can set you back for just $0.01. On Friday, the Droid Turbo can be purchased for $99 on contract with Verizon.
RadioShack is offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 for free with a two-year contract with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. Amazon will be selling the HTC One M8 for just one cent with a two-year contract and all iPhone 6 models will get a straight $100 off via Sam's Club.