It's easy to love the Galaxy Z Fold 3 once you get your hands on it. It has a gorgeous 7.6-inch display that rivals a small tablet when unfolded, the fastest CPU available paired with 12GB of RAM, and amazing multitasking software that takes full advantage of the double-screen design.
It's also absurdly expensive: $1,800 at full price. If you want a foldable anytime soon, these Black Friday Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals may be your last chance for months to make the upfront cost a bit less brutal. Just be ready to sign up for a new carrier plan or trade in your current phone to get the best deal.
Unless you're willing to switch carriers or pay more for a new phone line, Samsung is likely your best choice here. It'll give you a solid discount with a trade-in without any strings attached. Otherwise, AT&T offers the best trade-in credit without needing to own another expensive flagship, while Verizon has the best deal for iPhone users willing to switch to Android (and Verizon).
To give a peek behind the curtain at Android Central, several of our staff members use the Galaxy Z Fold 3 as their daily phone. One called it his "phone of the year", one said it was "finally giving smartphone fans what they want", and our reviewer went back to the Z Fold 3 after he finished with the Pixel 6 Pro.
They took advantage of Samsung's initial trade-in offer and got themselves this amazing foldable for a reasonable price. So far, I haven't heard any buyer's remorse from them.
If you can find the right Black Friday Galaxy Z Fold 3 deal, I'd say go for it. It's the best foldable phone available and will transform your smartphone experience.
Where will the best Black Friday Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals be?
If you're looking for a discount without a trade-in, Amazon and Best Buy have the best available deals, and they're both good sites to watch for new deals on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday.
Otherwise, Samsung continues to be the best spot for a trade-in deal, Best Buy is facilitating good carrier deals, and you could always keep an eye on the carriers' own websites: AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile are your best bets.
Amazon: Save a chunk of money, possible Lightning Deals to come (opens in new tab) Best Buy: All the best carrier deals, or $400 off the Unlocked model (opens in new tab) Samsung: Great discount without carrier baggage, plus fast shipping (opens in new tab)
When are the Black Friday Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals?
We don't have any advance notice of better Black Friday Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals than the ones we already highlighted. Samsung is promising its current Z Fold 3 deal through December 5 or "while supplies last", so don't wait around expecting the price to drop any lower. We also suspect the carrier deals available are the ones you're going to get. They've set the trade-in values for each phone in stone, and several hundred off in rebates is already a great deal.
The only possible new deal we expect is from Amazon, which could discount the Z Fold 3 even further. But even then, it'll likely cost more than if you traded in a recent phone with another site. So, essentially, what you see today is what you'll get for the rest of the holidays.
Michael spent years freelancing on every tech topic under the sun before settling down on the real exciting stuff: virtual reality, fitness wearables, gaming, and how tech intersects with our world. He's a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves running, D&D, and Star Wars. Find him on Twitter at @Michael_L_Hicks.
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