These are the best Prime Day smartphone deals we've found so far

Smiling while holding a Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 Pro, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Moto Edge (2022), and a Galaxy Z Flip 3
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Smartphones can be stupid expensive these days but, thankfully, the best Android smartphones are on sale for hundreds of dollars off on Prime Day. Make sure you act fast, though, as October 12 is the last day to get any of these deals and there's no telling if any of them will return next month for Black Friday.

Best Samsung Prime Day smartphone deals

Our favorite 2022 Samsung phones are all on sale for Prime Day — yes, that even includes the latest folding phones from the company — and you'll be rewarded with big savings for buying unlocked this year.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4:  $999

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: $999 $799 at Amazon
Save $200 on a Galaxy Z Flip 4 on Prime Day, making it the same price as a regular old Galaxy S22! This phone can fold in half and easily fit in any pocket or bag, and the latest processor and a bigger battery means it'll last you all day on a single charge.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4:  $1,799

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: $1,799 $1,389 at Amazon
When only the biggest and best will do, you need a Galaxy Z Fold 4, and you can get it at the same price as a Fold 3 for Prime Day! Samsung packed in the fastest mobile processor available, the same great cameras from the Galaxy S22 Plus with 30x Space Zoom, and of course S Pen support on the inner display for the ultimate note-taking device.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra:  $1,199

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: $1,199 $889 at Amazon
If you're not interested in a phone that can fold, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the way to go. One huge battery, a built-in S Pen, and a camera that can do 100x Space Zoom round out the laundry list of great features you'll find on this superbly amazing smartphone.

Best Google Pixel Prime Day smartphone deals

Google's Pixel line is famous for its cameras, and Prime Day makes it easy to get the best smartphone camera without breaking the bank this year.

Google Pixel 6:  $599

Google Pixel 6: $599 $399 at Amazon
Get a Pixel 6 for the same price as a Pixel 6a on Prime Day! While the 6a is a smaller phone, it's hard to argue with the improved specs and battery life on the Pixel 6. And don't forget the camera! This one comes equipped with the latest 50MP sensor from Sony and plenty of Google camera tricks under the hood. Just make sure to select the 128GB Stormy Black model to get the best deal this Prime Day.

Google Pixel 6 Pro:  $899

Google Pixel 6 Pro: $899 $616 at Amazon
Zooming in is important. That's why the Pixel 6 Pro is the best choice for parents and anyone else who finds themselves needing to zoom in and still get a nice, crisp picture. That, complete with a smoother 120Hz display and a bigger battery and you'll see why the Pixel 6 Pro is a grand choice, indeed. Be sure to pick the 128GB Stormy Black model for the most savings this Prime Day.

Best Motorola Prime Day smartphone deals

Motorola is known for creating great budget-friendly phones, and while 2021 wasn't the company's best year, its 2022 offerings are much better. That's especially true at these bargain basement prices for Prime Day, which have Moto's latest for a few hundred bucks off the normal price.

Moto G Stylus 5G (2022):  $499

Moto G Stylus 5G (2022): $499 $319 at Amazon
Motorola said, "if you liked it, you should have put a stylus on it." Thankfully, we did like it and that's how the Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) was born. That's our story and we're sticking to it. Grab this awesome powerhouse mid-range phone for a budget price on Prime Day!

Moto G Stylus (2022):  $299

Moto G Stylus (2022): $299 $189 at Amazon
Not everyone needs 5G connectivity or a super powerful processor. That's why the Moto G Stylus (2022) exists. It ditches those unnecessary extras but still keeps the stylus so you can have a little fun and still save a bunch of money.

Best OnePlus Prime Day smartphone deals

Over the years, OnePlus has amassed a cult following for its speedy phones and community roots. These days, the company makes more "regular" flagships instead of the famed "flagship killers" they used to focus on, but Prime Day brings back the old spirit of offering high-end specs for mid-range (or entry-level) prices.

OnePlus Nord N20 5G: $299

OnePlus Nord N20 5G: $299 $229 at Amazon
Get a cool $70 off the already value-laden Nord N20 5G, a phone that packs impressive mid-range specs into a super budget-friendly price point. A great 64MP camera, fast Snapdragon 695 processor, 33W charging, 2-day battery life, and the feature rich OxygenOS round out this truly amazing phone.

OnePlus 10 Pro:  $799

OnePlus 10 Pro: $799 $649 at Amazon
If you could get the OnePlus 10 Pro for the same price as the OnePlus 10T, would you do it? That's exactly what this deal asks, and it begs the question: do you need a faster processor, or is a better camera, alert slider, and wireless charging more important? If your answer wasn't the processor, then this is the right OnePlus for you.

Looking for more deals? We'll continue to update this article throughout the day, and you can always check out our Prime Day live blog to keep up on all the latest deals we're finding on Amazon's Prime Early Access sale.

Nicholas Sutrich
Senior Content Producer — Smartphones & VR
Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu