Amazon Prime Day 2024: final dates, plus early deals and what to expect from the sale

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Amazon's biggest sale of the year kicks off on July 16th, so now's the time to finalize your planning before the best Prime Day deals arrive. Whether you have a question about the upcoming sale event or you're just looking for an early deal on some great tech, we've got you covered with our Amazon Prime Day 2024 guide. 

It's an unfortunate reality that, with the 48-hour sale so close at hand, Amazon has been quietly removing many of its discounts so the savings appear more exciting when the event kicks off. Still, there are quite a few early deals currently available, so take a look if you want to get some Prime Day shopping done early. I've been covering major sales just like this for over a decade now, so I can tell you exactly what to expect when the shopping event goes live with zero fluff and (unlike some sites) zero ads to get in your way. 

I'll also be dropping lots of helpful shopping advice over the next few days, so if you're hoping to find a sweet deal on an Android device this summer, bookmark this page: I'll keep updating this guide as the sale gets closer. 

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Patrick Farmer

Patrick is a no-nonsense deal hunter with over 10 years of experience in the eCommerce space. Whether you’re interested in a new wireless carrier, smart home device, or Android phone, Patrick combines hands-on research with practical shopping advice to get you the answers you need. 

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If you don't want to wait for Prime Day to arrive, there are plenty of sweet Amazon deals that you can check out right now. Keep reading for a collection of our top picks, or visit Amazon's official Top Deals page to find more ways to save. 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 512GB:$2,019.99 $1,899.99, plus FREE $300 gift card at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 512GB: $2,019.99 $1,899.99, plus FREE $300 gift card at Amazon

The brand new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 officially hits store shelves on July 24th, but you can preorder the innovative foldable phone unlocked today and score a FREE $300 gift card and a complimentary memory boost to 512GB (an additional $120 value).  

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 512GB:$1,219.99$1,099.99, plus FREE $200 gift card at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 512GB: $1,219.99 $1,099.99, plus FREE $200 gift card at Amazon

Similar to the Z Fold 6 preorder deal described above, you can order the Galaxy Z Flip 6 ahead of the phones' July 24th release date and get a free $200 gift card alongside a free storage boost to 512GB. That's $320 of total savings on an innovative foldable phone that isn't even out yet! 

Amazon Fire Max 11 128GB:$279.99$159.99 at Amazon

Amazon Fire Max 11 128GB: $279.99 $159.99 at Amazon

The Fire Max 11 is what happens when Amazon stops worrying about being cost-effective and starts focusing on making a great Android tablet. I'd argue that the effort was quite successful, as the Fire Max 11 boasts a capable octa-core processor, vibrant 11-inch display, and up to 14 hours of battery life on a single charge. With a 43% discount, it's also an absolute steal right now. 

Google Pixel 8 Pro 128GB:$999 $834 at Amazon

Google Pixel 8 Pro 128GB: $999 $834 at Amazon

The Google Pixel 8 Pro is already pretty legendary for its cameras, but the premium flagship also features the powerful Tensor G3 chipset, some unrivalled haptics, and loads of software updates guaranteed. Amazon is currently carving a straight 17% off the unlocked 128GB device, knocking the price down to $834 for a limited time. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 128GB:$799.99$699.99 at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 128GB: $799.99 $699.99 at Amazon

There are a lot of great Android tablets these days, but the Galaxy Tab S9 is easily one of our favorites, with a powerful Snapdragon processor, stunning 120Hz display, and an included S Pen stylus. Weeks before Prime Day, Amazon is carving a straight 13% off the price of the S9 (in Graphite).

Amazon Echo Show 8 (3rd Gen, 2023): $149.99$84.99 at Amazon

Amazon Echo Show 8 (3rd Gen, 2023): $149.99 $84.99 at Amazon

Prime Day is always a great time to find smart home deals, but you don't need to wait to score a 43% discount on the Echo Show 8. Currently sitting at just $84.99, this smart display boasts a pair of 10W speakers with an 8-inch HD display and 13MP camera for video calls. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 64GB:$329.99$292.06 at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 64GB: $329.99 $292.06 at Amazon

If you want something a little more affordable than Samsung's Tab S9 series, consider the 2024 version of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. This midrange device boasts a lightweight metal construction, up to 14 hours of battery life, and enough processing power to handle basic tasks with ease. Grab this slab from Amazon today and you'll instantly score a 24% discount. 

Beats Studio Pro:$349$299.95 at Amazon

Beats Studio Pro: $349 $299.95 at Amazon

The Beats Studio Pro aren't particularly groundbreaking, but they're a solid pair of wireless headphones with customizable ANC (active noise cancellation), spatial audio support, and up to 40 hours of battery life on a single charge. I wouldn't really recommend buying these cans at full price, but with a 14% discount from Amazon they're a pretty great deal. 

Insignia 50" Class F30 Series 4K Smart TV:$299.99 $189.99 at Amazon

Insignia 50" Class F30 Series 4K Smart TV: $299.99 $189.99 at Amazon

Any time Amazon starts discounting smart TVs, you can pretty much bet on a few Insignia models being included in the lineup. Still, the retailer is currently carving 33% off the 50-inch F30 Series set, which is an even better discount than I expected. This affordable, no-frills smart TV delivers great picture in 4K Ultra HD resolution, plus you get DTS Studio Sound support and Alexa voice control. 

Amazon 55" Omni Series 4K smart TV:$599.99 $419.99 at Amazon

Amazon 55" Omni Series 4K smart TV: $599.99 $419.99 at Amazon

Amazon's Omni lineup of smart TVs is all about bang for the buck, offering premium features like 4K QLED resolution and HDR10+ support with adaptive brightness for much less than the competition. Pick up the 55-inch version and you'll instantly score a 30% discount, sending the midrange set closer to budget TV territory. Other TV sizes are receiving similar discounts, so take your pick.

Prime Day FAQ

When is Prime Day?

Amazon has finally confirmed that Prime Day 2024 will start on July 16th at 12:01 am PDT and run through July 17th. That's about what we predicted when we first launched this guide a couple of weeks back.  

What is Prime Day? 

Prime Day is Amazon's biggest sale of the year, offering Prime members some of the most epic discounts this side of Black Friday. It started back in 2015 and runs for 48 hours each summer (usually in July). In addition to regular discounts, Prime Day is chock full of flash deals, invite-only opportunities, and much more. 

Is Prime Day only for members? 

Pretty much. Prime Day was specifically designed to benefit Prime members, so the vast majority of deals on the site will only be available to those who sign up for the subscription service.

If you aren't a Prime member yet and you aren't interested in paying the $14.99 monthly fee, it's worth noting that Amazon offers a 30-day free trial that you can cancel at any time. In other words, you could sign up on July 1st, enjoy all of the money-saving benefits of Prime Day 2024, and cancel your account before the month ends. 

How do I find the best Prime Day deals?

In addition to simply monitoring Amazon's deal home page, Prime members can also stay on top of the best Prime Day deals by signing up for the Prime Insider newsletter and creating alert notifications on their favorite product categories. 

I also recommend using Camelcamelcamel.com for price tracking and, of course, watching this guide (and Android Central in general) for up-to-date deal coverage and shopping advice.

Is Prime Day only at Amazon?

Prime Day is technically exclusive to Amazon shoppers, but you'll likely find that all of the retailer's biggest competitors — including Best Buy, Walmart, and Target — will be launching sales of their own around the same time. Just like past years, we'll be covering all of the best rival sales that are relevant to Android users, so check back later for news.

Patrick Farmer
eCommerce Editor

After almost a decade of working in the e-commerce space, Patrick Farmer (he/him) began his career at Android Central as a Deals and Commerce Writer before moving into a new role as AC's eCommerce Editor in 2023. When he's not hunting down the best deals and offering shopping advice for our readers, you'll often find him listening to music, camping out at a brewery, or treating his cat like a human child.