Android Black Friday

Black Friday is Nigh!  It's not here yet, but it's nigh!  The biggest retail day of the season is almost upon us, and buried among the John Tesh Christmas albums and holiday sweaters are some truly sweet deals on Android devices if you can find them.  That's where we come in.  Join us after the break to see the amazing deals we've uncovered. Find your own? Leave 'em in the comments. via []

Carrier Deals:

The Holiday isn't just for the big box retailers.  Carriers are sure to come out with some amazing deals to try and entice you to sign a contract with them this holiday season.  While a few deals have leaked out, expect them to have massive marketing campaigns the closer we get to Christmas.  Here's what we know so far:


$.01 Smartphone deals:  They're going to have a different smartphone offered for a penny every three hours.  Perhaps that Android handset you're waiting for 


Mission Possible:  Get the Huawei Ascend for $99.99 when you trade in any phone ($30 savings)


No listed promotions yet, but expect them to update this page soon with various promotions, and with their lineup you can expect Android to feature front and Center.


BoGo:  Buy a featured smartphone or the Galaxy Tab on a qualifying 2yr agreement at retail pricing and get another premium device (or featured android handset) for free.

Free Optimus T: Get the new LG Froyo Powered handset for free with a 2yr agreement.


Smartphone's Talk Free:  On a family plan and looking to upgrade to a smartphone, or sign up for the first time?  Verizon will credit the $10 add-a-Line cost for the life of the contract, saving you a potential $240 per line over 2 years.

Best Buy:  

Sale hours 5:00am to 10:00pm


Sale hours 12:00am to 12:00am

  • Verizon: LG Ally:  Free (/w 2yr agreement)

The Shack:

Sale hours 5:30am to 12:00am

Sam's Club:

Sale hours 5:00am to 12:00am

Android Tablets:

If you're on the hunt for a Bargain-priced Android handset we haven't forgotten about you.  Despite Google's insistence that Android isn't ready for the tablet form factor, dozens of device manufacturers have devices vying for your cash this holiday season.  These devices don't have access to the Android Marketplace, but they're priced lower than the only tablet that currently does.  If you're looking for a basic android tablet for yourself or a loved one, check out some of the offers below:

  • Hastings: Sylvania 7" Android tablet:  $149.99
  • Kmart: Augen 7" Android tablet:  $139.99
  • Sears:  Velocity Cruz 7" Android tablet:  $249.99
  • Sears: Viewsonic 10" Android tablet: $379.99
  • Staples: Viewsonic 10" Android tablet: $399.99
  • Toys-R-Us: Sylvania 7" Android tablet: $139.99

If we missed any deals, please let us know in the comments and we'll update the list as soon as we can. While you're out researching your next purchase, be sure to swing by our forums to read feedback from other users.  

And if you're buying for someone who already has an Android phone, stop by our store and pick up an extra case, dock or extended battery.  Happy shopping everyone.


Reader comments

Android Central's Guide to Black Friday Deals

Can you point me to an ad? I am looking at their thanksgiving ad now and I can't see that price. The Transform is there for $70

You forgot the Dell Mobile deal for the Droid Incredible -- free with $25 Dell Gift Card!

Thanks for putting this together, awesome to be able to compare everything!

The $10 a month additional line access cost credit sounds very interesting for Verizon Wireless...

We wanted to try and keep it to store deals with the exception of carriers (if we went online deals this list would be a lot longer). That dell deal is really sweet though.

Sprint needs to stop having crappy Black Friday deal, all other carriers are giving away their top end Android Smartphones for free, .01 cents or really cheap.

The Epic and EVO need to be on the list, no questions asked

Swiftkey is dropping the price by 50% on black friday.
This is celebrating half a million downloads.

Its in the market. See's blog.

It mentioned LetsTalk pricing. I can't find anything to back up that (and stores) is offering the bogo.

I work at a sams club cell phone kiosk and the deals we are having are:
Samsung fascinate for one dollar
Incredible is free
Samsung epic is 100 dollars
Lg optimus s is free
Samsung captivate is 50
So those are the deals sams club is having on Friday

Do you have Promotional Material with these pricings on it? Or some website to direct us to? The only one I could verify with Sams was the fascinate pricing

Well if I was at work i could post a picture that has the pricing on it, but i wont be in until 430 tomorrow morning lol.
Problem is that sams club rarely advertises anything to do with the cell phones

The problem with Sam's club mobile is that most of them are not owned by sam's club. I work at a sam's club where the kiosk is run by sam's club and not a vendor company. Your sam's club may have completely different deals depending on who runs the kiosk. Our black friday deals are:

Fascinate- $.96
Captivate- $.96
Vibrant- $.96
Epic 4g - $.96

fyi, at my club, the optimus has been $.96 since the day it came out and the droid 2 dropped to $.96 last week. normal pricing.

How can you tell if your local Sam's Club is run by Sam's Club or a vendor company???? Totally want the epic for $.96

I'm on VZ- what options do I have to get a new phone (I'm currently on an Eris, bought this time last year)? Can I re-up with a new, longer contract, or do I have to pay full price? VZ says on their web site that I'm not eligible for an upgrade until NEXT FREAKIN' JULY, but I want a NEW PHONE!

Can I take advantage of the BB $1 DInc or the free DInc spot or what? Anybody know??

Verizon will let you do an early upgrade at 1 year. I did this at BJ's last January to get my D1. I don't know if you can get in on any of the Dinc deals.

The real Black Friday deal is at cellhub! Nearly all Tmobile phones are free right now with free activation and 2 day shipping. G2, Mytouch 4G and on and on.

i ordered my girlfriends fascinate upgrade on best buys web site this morning, and it was free instead of the $1.

If found a DX for $80 as an upgrade on a 2ndary line would anyone blame me for jumping on it? Best deal have found for non-primary upgrade. (anyone know better? Dell btw)

amazon wireless had the droid x for $1 or so - something crazy - Deffinatly check amazon wireless - and walmart they are offering $100 GCard for any qualifiying smartphone - Saw a deal earlier that walmart was going through "let's talk" and that the coupon codes for $25 off were working so it was like getting an X and $100 GC for 24.99

Fixed. Thanks... Found this out the hard way (Just got back from our local store) Looks like I WON'T be getting that wonderful HDTV at midnight.

Yeah I drove 40 miles to my nearest club at 10:30 to get in line for midnight but then found out that it was 5am so had to drive back home and will head back out in a few hours. Planning to get two Facinates.

A bit off the point... I'm grateful that I'm not working at a retail store today. Don't want to have anything to do with those customers who want to shop today (and tomorrow at Target.) Thank goodness! Hate black Fridays. Seriously.

A bit off the point... I'm grateful that I'm not working at a retail store today. Don't want to have anything to do with those customers who want to shop today (and tomorrow at Target.) Thank goodness! Hate black Fridays. Seriously.

Getting a DROOOOOIIIID (not OG, 2, nor Pro) X for only $0 and free shipping directly from Amazon. Yup, $0 for a Droid X, $0 in tax plus $0 for shipping. The total price is $0! Amazon ROCKS! Why wait in line? Suckers!

Confirmed Epic 4g at Sams Club for $100 on upgrade. It was going to be on sale for Friday and Saturday. Also, did not need a Sams Card to buy the phone, it is a kiosk owned and operated by Radio Shack. I'll probably get it later today.

see thats what i mean about deals being different at sam's club. if you can find a sam's club kiosk run by sam's club, you can get that epic for $0.96

These deals would be great if freakin' VZ would let me upgrade my phone!! I bought it last Nov when it was new (an Eris) and they say I can't upgrade til 7/11 - especially not at a 3rd party dealer like BB. This sucks. Thank God for rooting and custom ROMs....

US Cellular

Samsung Mesmerize 99.99 after $80 MiR
HTC Desire 49.99 after $80 MiR
Samsung Acclaim FREE after $80 MiR
LG Apex FREE after MiR

All new line activations receive $150.00 bill credit per line.

Sale ends 11/29