Cyber Monday Z Fold 3 deals: Finding the best carriers and trade-in offers

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Main Display November
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Main Display November (Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Android Central)

Right now, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is $400 off for Cyber Monday. But even at $1,400, that's still more than most people are willing to pay. Thankfully, if you have an older phone to trade in — and are willing to switch carriers for the right deal — you can get the Z Fold 3 for the price of a regular smartphone.

The Cyber Monday Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals come from carriers, or from Samsung itself. Most are offering "enhanced" trade-in deals where an old phone can save you close to $1,000 off the Fold 3's list price. In exchange, you may need to upgrade your current line or add a new one, but it should still save you money in the long run.

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; T-Mobile offers the best discount without a trade-in (if you buy an expensive plan); and Verizon has great trade-in values, but mostly for premium iPhones or Samsung flagships.

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.

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 Cyber Monday 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 Cyber Monday 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 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.

Michael L Hicks
Senior Editor, VR/AR and fitness

Michael is Android Central's resident expert on fitness tech and wearables, with an enthusiast's love of VR tech on the side. After years freelancing for Techradar, Wareable, Windows Central, Digital Trends, and other sites on a variety of tech topics, AC has given him the chance to really dive into the topics he's passionate about. He's also a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves D&D, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings.

For wearables, Michael has tested dozens of smartwatches from Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung, Apple, COROS, Polar, Amazfit, and other brands, and will always focus on recommending the best product over the best brand. He's also completed marathons like NYC, SF, Marine Corps, Big Sur, and California International — though he's still trying to break that 4-hour barrier.