Best Prime Day phone deals 2022: Record low prices on S22s, foldables, Pixels
Ready your wallet, this is a great chance for a big discount on your next phone
The second day of Prime Day is here and things are really heating up over at the big A. Many people don't think of Amazon when they're shopping for a new smartphone, but Prime Day is attempting to change that fact by offering some massive discounts on unlocked devices, from straightforward budget phones to brand new flagships and cutting-edge foldables.
We've got all the best Prime Day smartphone deals collected below. And listen, it's Prime Day, so don't be too surprised if you see prices fluctuating wildly throughout the day. This just means that you shouldn't wait if you see a deal you like — this could be your last chance.
Scroll down for links to the deals, and don't forget to compare prices with the competition; many of Amazon's rivals are attempting to challenge Prime Day with special sales of their own. Looking for something else? We've got deal hubs for just about every category imaginable, such as Prime Day Chromebook deals, Prime Day smartwatch deals, and a thread where we're sharing all of the best Prime Day deals LIVE.
Prime Day 2022 Quick Links
- Get $40 of Amazon credit to spend at checkout
- Get 30 days of Amazon Prime for free: you'll need to be a Prime member to take advantage of most deals
- Amazon Prime Day coupons; Members-only savings
- Samsung deals: Save big on S22s, foldables, accessories, and beyond
- Unlocked smartphones: Up to 57% off Google, Motorola, and OnePlus phones
Best Samsung Galaxy S22 deals
First things first, let's look at deals for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. Including the S22, the S22 Plus, and the S22 Ultra, this flagship device lineup launched earlier this year and is expected to take center stage with a ton of great offers come Prime Day.
By definition, flagship phones stand out as the best you can get, offering the highest-end specs, features, and designs. They're also the phones that cost the most, so when they aren't on sale, they can be difficult for many people to afford. Thanks to Prime Day, however, buying some of these flagships is considerably easier.
Samsung Galaxy S22:
$799.99 $599.99 at Amazon
The S22 may not be as powerful as its Ultra big brother, but it's nevertheless an excellent option if you're looking for something compact and fast, with features like a 50MP camera and vibrant AMOLED display. Prime Day is currently seeing the S22 drop to just $599.99, far and away the cheapest it's ever been.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus:
$999.99 $699.99 at Amazon
If you want something a little bigger and a little more powerful than the standard S22, the price of the S22 Plus is also reaching a new low this Prime Day. Right now you can get an S22 Plus for 30% off, which brings the price down to a very reasonable (and unprecedented) $699.99.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra:
$1,199.99 $839.99 at Amazon
And then we come to the S22 Ultra, an unparalleled powerhouse of technology and design that boasts an honestly-pretty-huge 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and an integrated S Pen stylus. The Ultra is breaking Prime Day records of its own, dropping to a mere $909.99 for the next two days.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE:
$699.99 $489.99 at Amazon
Just because it has a "21" in the name doesn't mean it isn't one of the best phones you can buy. This value flagship has the processor and cameras of the Galaxy S21 without that inflated price. It's even got a liquid-smooth 120Hz display to make everything feel even faster than you imagined.
Best Samsung foldable phone deals
Tired of giant phones that don't fit in your pocket? Samsung's foldable phones still offer a big screen for getting things done, yet are pocket friendly thanks to the fact that they can fold in half. Whether you're looking for a "normal" style phone or a foldable tablet, Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 are the perfect phones to pick up this Prime Day thanks to these amazing foldable phone deals.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3:
$1049.99 $749.99 at Amazon
Save $300 and get the best flip phone ever? That's the Galaxy Z Flip 3, a powerhouse phone that folds in half and fits perfectly in your pocket. Two great cameras, one amazing 120Hz display, and half the size when you aren't using it. Now that's a win.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3:
$1899.99 $1189.99 at Amazon
The Flip is great for saving space, but maybe having a foldable tablet is more your style? The Z Fold 3 makes reading books, watching movies, or just browsing the web like a desktop PC a cinch.
Best Google Pixel 6 deals
After years of releasing just so-so phones, Google finally delivered an excellent flagship device with the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro lineup. Prime Day is expected to arrive with some great Google Pixel deals in tow, and here are a few that we've collected so far.
Google Pixel 6:
$599 $499 at Amazon
If you've been with us for a while, you know that we absolutely love the Google Pixel 6. We were waiting with bated breath to see what Prime Day had in store for the impressive flagship device this year, and lucky for us, Amazon delivered by selling the phone for just $499.
UPDATE: Oh, Prime Day. it looks like the Pixel 6 is temporarily out of stock at Amazon, but keep checking back to see if they get more. Alternatively, you could check with a competitor like Best Buy to see how the prices compare.
Google Pixel 6 Pro:
$899 $699 at Amazon
For something a little bigger and more feature-packed, opt for the Google Pixel 6 Pro. The Pro takes the standard (and already great) Pixel 6 and adds an improved camera, a curved screen, and more storage than you can shake a stick at. Right now, thanks to Prime Day, you can get the Pro for $699.
Google Pixel 6 with Pixel Buds bundle:
$998 $778 at Amazon
This bundle saves you $121 off the regular price of the Google Pixel 6 Pro and throws a pair of Google Pixel Buds smart earbuds in for free. If you were in need of a new pair of earbuds and a new phone, look no further than this killer bundle!
Best iPhone 13 deals
Yes, we know that this is Android Central and we don't usually write about Apple products, but we would be remiss if we didn't mention some of the great iPhone deals coming down the pipeline this Prime Day. The iPhone 13 lineup (which includes the iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, and 13 mini) is worth keeping an eye on, although the iPhone 12 is still an excellent device.
Best Motorola Deals
One of the oldest phone brands in the world, Motorola continues to produce some excellent devices year after year. Whether you're a Motorola aficionado or simply just looking for a great smartphone under $500, you'll be pleased by what Prime Day has in store this year, including some great deals on the Moto G Power, Moto Edge, and more.
Moto G 5G:
$399.99 $279.99 at Amazon
Boasting a two-day battery, excellent 50MP camera, and 256GB of storage, the Moto G is a solid choice if you want something budget-friendly and feature-packed. This affordable smartphone just got affordable-r (that's not a word) with Prime Day this year, receiving a whopping $120 price cut.
Moto G Power:
$249.99 $149.99 at Amazon
Another exceptionally-priced smartphone in the Motorola lineup, the G Power features an improved 3-day battery, 2020 Qualcomm Snapdragon processer, and a pretty beautiful 6.6-inch display. Thanks to Prime Day, you can currently get the Moto G Power for $100 off.
Motorola Edge (2020):
$699.99 $299.99 at Amazon
Sure, Motorola excels when it comes to producing cheap smartphones, but that doesn't mean they slack off when it comes to their flagship devices. The Edge is the best phone that Motorola has produced in years, complete with a vibrant 90Hz OLED display and exceptional battery life. Prime Day has slashed a jaw-dropping 57% from the price of the phone, bringing it down to just $299.99.
Best Budget Android Phone Deals
As much as we love flagship Android phones, the fact is that not everyone needs or wants one. Budget/affordable phones have gotten to a point where premium offerings aren't that necessary for most folks, and that's great news for you. Here are a few of our favorite budget phone deals you can pick up this Prime Day.
OnePlus Nord N200:
$239 $179.99 at Amazon
Just because you're shopping on a budget doesn't mean you have to settle for a subpar smartphone. Companies like OnePlus are changing the definition of cheap Android phones by offering devices like the Nord N200, a smartphone that comes complete with a 90Hz Full HD display, excellent battery life, and 64GB of storage. Thanks to Prime Day, you can pick up the N200 for just $179.99, which is an absolute steal.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G:
$449.99 $324.99 at Amazon
Ah, Prime Day. Seeing already-affordable smartphones get even more affordable is enough to cheer about, but it's even better when the smartphone in question is also an excellent device with high-end specs like a brilliant AMOLED screen and a battery that should last over a day on a single charge. Today sees the price of the Galaxy A53 drop to just $324.99, the lowest it's ever been.
Prime Day 2022: Frequently asked questions
When is Prime Day 2022?
On June 16th, Amazon finally confirmed that Prime Day deals will go live on July 12th at 3am ET and will remain active through July 13th. The savings will be available for members in over 20 countries worldwide. The official statement was:
"The 48-hour event kicks off July 12 at 3 a.m. EDT and runs through July 13 for Prime Day Members in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, the U.K., the U.S., and for the first time ever in Poland and Sweden. Later this summer, Prime Day deals events will be held in India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as in Egypt for the first time."
Before 2020, Prime Day typically took place in the middle of the month, around July 11th-15th. COVID-19 obviously took its toll on the planning of the sales event, and 2020's Prime Day didn't occur until October of that year. 2021's Prime Day was similarly unusual, falling in late June, so we're happy to see Amazon returning to some degree of normalcy with this year's event.
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After years of working as a freelancer, Patrick Farmer (he/him) began his career at Android Central as a deals and commerce writer before being brought into the fold as a staff writer in early 2023. When he's not sharing his thoughts on smartphones, wireless carriers, and streaming services, you'll often find him listening to music, camping out at a brewery, or treating his cat like a human child.