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Best Prime Day phone deals 2022

Samsung Galaxy S22 series
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Get ready, folks: the Prime Day smartphone deals are coming. Amazon's biggest sale of the year is just around the corner — July 12th and 13th, to be exact— and we've created this list of the best smartphone deals so you know exactly where to look when the sale officially goes live. 

While we eagerly wait for the two-day sale to launch, this page will be your one-stop shop for smartphone deals that you can take advantage of right now. While we can't predict the kind of discounts that Prime Day is going to have in store for us this year, we think it's safe to say that the deals you'll find below could rival or even top the prices you'll see on the morning of July 12th. 

We're talking about epic Samsung Galaxy S22 deals and discounts on still-great phones from last year like the OnePlus 9 Pro. If you want to save even more money, there are also tons of cheap Android phones worth checking out. So we encourage you to bookmark this page and check back often, we'll be updating it on a regular basis. 

Best Samsung Galaxy S22 deals

Samsung Galaxy S22 memory upgrades

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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.

Best Google Pixel 6 deals

Google Pixel 6 Series

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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. 

Best Budget Android Phone Deals

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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.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: $449.99 $349.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

It's not even Prime Day and Amazon is already slashing $100 off the price of the Galaxy A53, a popular mid-range smartphone that doesn't skimp on high-end features. Sure, the price of the phone has gone this low before, but it's never gone lower, so now's a great time to buy if you need a new smartphone before July 12th. 

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.

How long do Prime Day deals last?

Prime Day usually lasts for just 48 hours, but only while supplies last. Some hot products can sell out in a matter of minutes, so we recommend making a list of everything you want to buy and logging into Amazon as soon as the sale goes live. Here's another tip: competitors like Best Buy and Walmart are obviously aware when Prime Day is happening too, and they may try to beat Amazon's prices — don't forget to compare prices before checking out, just in case. 

Patrick Farmer
Patrick Farmer

Patrick (he/him) is a Deals and Commerce Writer at Android Central. In his past life as a freelancer, he covered everything from book reviews to buying guides, and now he's finally settled down with the goal of saving you money. When he's not writing, Patrick is probably hiking the Colorado wilderness, sipping on craft beer, or hanging out with his polydactyl cat.