Black Friday phone deals 2021: current deals and what to expect

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Although the 2021 Black Friday event is still in the near future, it is arguably the most important annual shopping event for anyone who’s after purchasing phones and other tech at the lowest price possible. So if you’re interested in securing the best Black Friday phone deals, it’s always good to be ready for the event in advance, especially when there’s a chance of early deals that you can take advantage of.

Below we have all the information on Black Friday 2021 that you may be interested in, plus the newest early Black Friday deals available, and eventually when the event starts, we’ll have the best Black Friday deals for you right here. Stay tuned! 

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When is Black Friday 2021?

This year’s Black Friday event is on November 26, 2021, the day after Thanksgiving. 

However, as always, we should expect many retailers to begin promoting the event days and even weeks prior to that date. And just like we already see early Black Friday phone deals showing up, we usually have remaining discounts offered well into the following weekend after the day of the event, so we can consider November 28th as its unofficial ending.
Below we have for you the dates on which each of the big retailers is expected to start offering Black Friday deals this year.

Amazon has already launched early Black Friday deals, which you can check out in our dedicated Amazon Black Friday deals page. Walmart Black Friday deals are also already trickling in. Our Best Buy Black Friday 2021 deals page is well worth your attention too, as early Black Friday deals are now available from that retailer.

In addition, Target has some Black Friday-worthy deals out, but be sure to check out our best Target Black Friday deals page around November 22 for more. Last but not least, Costco’s “holiday savings” event has started, but we do expect more competitive offers between November 27 and 30. We’ll have the best ones for you at our Costco Black Friday deals page.

As for how long the Black Friday phone deals will last – often Black Friday sales in general last for as long as the discounted products are in stock, which in some cases means several days or up to a week after the event.

However, it’s plausible that the very best deals on the most sought-after products will be gone on the day of the Black Friday 2021 event or at best, the day after.

What are the best Black Friday phone deals right now?

Black Friday is arguably the best time of the year to buy one, or even several Android or Apple smartphones for the best possible price! If you’re on the hunt for the best Black Friday smartphone deals, you’re in the right place.

Below we have for you the top early Black Friday phone deals, and as as the event nears, we’ll have more and more, so stay tuned!

Best phone deals right now

We already have some early Black Friday deals from Samsung for the Galaxy phone lovers, which include the company’s cutting edge folding phones – the 2021 Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3. Apple’s iPhones, being some of the most sought-after tech gadgets on Black Friday are also already part of some great early Black Friday deals.

What is Black Friday? For well over a decade, Black Friday has been considered the biggest annual shopping event. Each year during the Black Friday event, stores and online retailers reduce the prices of many of their products, which can include smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, laptops, headphones, smart speakers and more.

Black Friday is not an official holiday, although some do refer to it as a shopping holiday. Certain states such as California consider the day after Thanksgiving to be a holiday, which is also the day of Black Friday. In those states schools, universities, colleges and non-retail private businesses may be closed on Black Friday. 

Stores and carriers usually start offering deals on their products, such as BOGO (buy one get one free), or gifts with certain purchases (e.g. buy a smartphone and get free wireless earbuds). They all have their own flavor of Black Friday phone deals, and as the competition has never been more fierce, those discounts and offers are getting bigger and bigger each year.

Why Black Friday is important to you? As the biggest shopping event of 2021, Black Friday would likely be the best time for you to get the smartphone, tablet or other tech gadget you’ve always wanted at a lower price; sometimes significantly lower than the regular. In which case, it would be wise to stay in touch with the best available deals before, during and after the Black Friday event, which we’ll have for you right here!

Black Friday tips

In order to get take advantage of the very best Black Friday phone deals (and deals on any other devices you may be after) optimally, consider following some of our tips:

  • Don’t rush into purchasing something before Black Friday, as it might get cheaper during or after the event.
  • Don’t wait too long to buy what you’re after either, as the deal could expire or the store could run out of stock shortly after the Black Friday deals start. This applies especially to more desirable products and ones that are greatly reduced in price, as they’re likely to sell out quick, and thus to be available for a short time.
  • If you shop online, check back here before, during and after the Black Friday event for the best tech deals available. We’ll constantly update this and our other Black Friday pages as new deals become available and old ones expire.
  • Shopping for gifts? Consider doing your phone shopping on the Black Friday shopping holiday, instead of waiting for Christmas, for example. This will ensure you get your products in time, and likely for the most affordable price.
  • If you see attractive Black Friday phone deals, make sure you understand whether or not they are tied to carrier contracts, or you can buy them outright. There may be some form of trade-in for specific carrier deals, for both new and existing customers.
  • It may be tempting to get the very latest devices, but older iPhones and other tech devices are bound to end up with the bigger price cuts, and for many users, those will be a more sensible buy.

What are the best Black Friday phone deals to expect this year?

The best Black Friday phone deals come from the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, Costco and Walmart. In addition, we also get great phone deals from wireless carriers – Verizon Black Friday deals, AT&T and T-Mobile Black Friday deals will make a return in 2021, particularly focused on smartphones.

It’s also not uncommon for phone makers, such as Samsung, to offer Black Friday phone deals on their own stores also, lowering the prices of their smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and wireless headphones, among other tech. Once again, this may include trade-in offers.

In regards to Apple products in particular, AirPods offers normally take the stage. In addition, older generations of Apple Watch Series, Apple Watch SE and iPhones, plus newer refurbished iPhones normally get solid with price reductions on Black Friday.

Based on last year’s Black Friday phone deals, we can expect the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro to be up to $150 off on stores like Walmart and Best Buy. The iPhone 11 Pro was $350 off on Verizon, which made it one of the best discounts during the Black Friday sales.

So great Black Friday iPhone deals by carrier are to expected during the 2021 event as well, especially if you’re okay picking up a slightly older phone. But you don’t have to, as we might easily see some decent iPhone 13 deals from the retailers, plus deals on other brand new smartphone models.

Best Black Friday phone deals from last year

Here are some of the best Black Friday phone deals we saw last year, covering the Samsung Galaxy series, Apple’s iPhone and more. We also have some of the best Black Friday tech deals on smartwatches and Apple watches, tablets, Apple AirPods, Bluetooth speakers, smart speakers and even laptops from last year too.It’s reasonable to expect similar Black Friday tech deals in 2021, if not even better.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Samsung’s folding flip phone is already off at Best Buy right now (with activation).

$200 off (20%)

Samsung Galaxy S20

Was $250 off at Best Buy. The Galaxy S20 sports a smooth 120Hz display and a beautiful design.

Samsung Galaxy S20+

Was $360 off on Amazon. The Galaxy S20+ features a similarly smooth and vibrant, but larger 6.7-inch display than the S20.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Samsung’s premium flagship phone was $450 off at Microsoft’s online store, currently sells for up to $400 off on Samsung.com with trade-in or for $650 without.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Was $300 off at Best Buy and $250 off at Microsoft’s store. This was 2020’s best smartphone for Android multitaskers who need a stylus.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

The folding Galaxy Z Fold 2 was part of some great Black Friday deals and with the Z Fold 3 out, we expect even better ones in 2021.

Apple iPhone 13 mini

5G 128GB, Apple’s newest iPhone 13 series are likely to be among the hottest items this Black Friday

Apple iPhone 13

5G 128GB, Apple’s newest iPhone 13 series are likely to be among the hottest items this Black Friday

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

5G 128GB, Apple’s newest iPhone 13 series are likely to be among the hottest items this Black Friday

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

5G 128GB, Apple’s newest iPhone 13 series are likely to be among the hottest items this Black Friday

Apple iPhone 12 mini

The smallest and cheapest iPhone in the iPhone 12 line-up will likely get some great discounts on Black Friday, considering Apple stopped production of the mini series and already slashed its price down.

Apple iPhone 12

Some hefty Black Friday deals on the regular iPhone 12 are expected this year, at any stores but Apple’s own. Stay tuned!

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple’s iPhone 12 series were up to $100 off at Best Buy (with a new line or account). Also up to $700 off at Walmart with trade-in.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 Pro Max Black Friday deals included several hundreds in discounts, and we expect nothing less on Black Friday 2021 for Apple’s biggest smartphone in the 12 line-up.

Apple iPhone 11

There were some ample discounts for the older iPhone 11 line-up last year and we expect some good deals on it this year, with the iPhone 13 around the corner.

Google Pixel 5

Last Black Friday the Pixel 5 was up to $550 off on Verizon with trade-in, or $29.16/mo with a 2-year contract. AT&T offered it for $15/mo with a new line or upgrade.

Google Pixel 4a

The Pixel 4a was merely $50 off, but we’ll likely get better discounts for it on Black Friday 2021.

OnePlus 9

Phones by OnePlus are likely to drop in price on Black Friday 2021, making it arguably the best time of the year to get one, such as the OnePlus 9.

$120 off (11%)

Motorola razr (2020)

Motorola’s 5G foldable Razr (2020) was, and will be well discounted during Black Friday. Those who miss flip phones – stay tuned!

Sony Xperia 1

The tall flagship Sony Xperia 1 was discounted on Black Friday last year and we expect reasonable price drops for it in 2021 also.

LG Wing

(Used) The dual-screen LG Wing is your best bet if you want a unique phone but wish to avoid foldables. We expect great discounts for the LG Wing on Black Friday 2021, especially with LG now out of the smartphone business.

Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm)

Was $50 off at Target and Amazon. Hopefully we’ll be getting better Black Friday Apple Watch deals in 2021. Currently discounted at Walmart!

$42 off (8%)

Apple Watch SE (40mm)

Was down to $199 at some stores, $50 off at Target. We expect good Apple Watch SE Black Friday deals in 2021 too. GPS model currently on sale!

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (41mm)

At Samsung’s website, the Galaxy Watch 3 Titanium was up to $300 off if you turned in your old Galaxy Watch.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

With trade-in the Galaxy Tab S7 tablet was, and still occasionally is up to $470 off at Samsung’s store.

$150 off (23%)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

The 128GB version of this Samsung tablet was $170 off at the company’s website.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021)

The 2021 iPad Pro line-up is expected to be up to at least $100 off on Black Friday. This M1 powered iPad provides the smoothest, best performance of any tablet in 2021.

Apple iPad Air (2020)

The 2020 iPad Air is arguably the best value tablet to buy even today, with its modern design, powerful chip and reasonable price. Currently discounted at Best Buy!

Apple iPad (2020)

If you want the budget 8th-gen iPad tablet for school or work, you can expect it to be even more affordable on Black Friday 2021.

Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle including Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon’s own Paperwhite e-book reader gets discounts on Black Friday, and is even price reduced right now!

$70 off (37%)

Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle including Kindle Oasis

This Kindle Oasis bundle featuring a leather cover is discounted right now, but we’ll likely see even bigger price drops on Black Friday 2021.

$30 off (9%)

Amazon Kindle

Now with a built-in front light, the Kindle is currently discounted on Amazon, and likely will be even further price reduced on Black Friday.

$25 off (28%)

Amazon Fire HD 8

This super affordable 8-inch HD tablet that is currently discounted might get even cheaper on Black Friday 2021. Looking to buy several tablets for the family?

$30 off (33%)

Amazon Fire HD 10

Amazon’s larger Fire HD 10 tablet is also discounted even right now!

$50 off (33%)

Fire HD 8 Kids tablet

The kids version of the Fire HD 8 is perfect to buy in bulk on Black Friday as a gift. It’s kid-proof and suitable for both playing and learning.

$50 off (36%)

Apple AirPods Pro

The Apple AirPods Pro were sometimes down to just $99 on Black Friday, and even now are discounted at Walmart.

$29 off (13%)

AirPods with wireless charging case

Black Friday wireless headphone deals always include Apple AirPods, even if most discounts are small. These were $60 off last time, $50 off right now.

$40 off (20%)

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

These Samsung true wireless earbuds were $30 off at Best Buy, but now, months later, they’re even better at $40 off!

$70 off (41%)

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

These wireless earbuds were also $30 off at Black Friday last year, but are even more discounted today at Best Buy – $50 off.

$50 off (33%)

Beats by Dr. Dre – Powerbeats Pro

True wireless earbuds for sports, the PowerBeats Pro were up to $90 off on Black Friday.

SENNHEISER CX 400BT

These true wireless earbuds by Sennheiser were, and currently are under a solid $100 discount on Amazon.

$103 off (51%)

Jabra Elite 75t

Jabra’s true wireless Bluetooth earbuds with active noise cancelling (ANC) were down in price on Black Friday also.

JBL LIVE 300

These wireless earbuds by beloved audio brand JBL were also part of last year’s Black Friday deals. Expect a discount on Black Friday 2021 too.

JBL LIVE 500BT

On last Black Friday the JBL Live 500BT were $74 cheaper than usual. JBL fans should expect more great headphone discounts during Black Friday 2021.

Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony earbuds like the Sony WF-XB700 were down in price on last Black Friday, and this year we expect the same for the likes of the Sony WF-1000XM4 with ANC and Alexa voice assistant built-in.

SENNHEISER HD 450BT

Over-ear wireless headphones with ANC like the HD 450BT, which are well-priced by default will also see discounts on Black Friday 2021. Also currently discounted!

$73 off (37%)

Master & Dynamic MW65

These ANC wireless headphones were $100 off last Black Friday, more than welcome for such premium (and thus – costly) headphones. Stay tuned for Black Friday 2021 deals!

Beats Solo Pro

The Solo Pro (new) were over $100 off last Black Friday, but even now you can get them for a fair price if you’re willing to buy renewed.

Bowers & Wilkins PX7

These premium over-ear headphones were also $100 off on Black Friday and likely will be again this year. They feature ANC and 30 hours of battery life!

Bose 700

These premium noise cancelling headphones by trusted brand Bose were $80 off on Black Friday. Besides ANC they feature Alexa built-in.

Sony WH-CH700N

These noise cancelling headphones were $40 off last Black Friday. You can get them for a good discount right now if you’re willing to buy renewed.

$119 off (48%)

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

On Black Friday 2021 these noise cancelling headphones are to see discounts of up to $100, but if you can’t wait – their price is cut right now!

$50 off (17%)

Sony WH-CH710N

These wireless noise cancelling headphones saw significant Black Friday discounts and since then have dropped in price, currently at just under $100!

Sony WH-1000XM4

Among the most highly-regarded wireless ANC headphones, these were discounted last Black Friday and will likely be at its lowest price during the 2021 Black Friday.

$70 off (20%)

SENNHEISER Momentum 3

Another sought-after pair of headphones, the Sennheiser Momentum 3 are well discounted even right now, with bigger discounts expected on Black Friday 2021.

$110 off (27%)

Apple HomePod mini

Apple’s affordable HomePod mini smart speaker will likely see good discounts on Black Friday 2021. If you’re willing to buy refurbished, it’s currently $10 off at Best Buy.

$10 off (10%)

Amazon Echo Show 5 (1st Gen, 2019 release)

This smart display with Alexa built-in was discounted last Black Friday, and is discounted even right now! A great gift if smart speakers don’t cut it.

$35 off (44%)

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release)

This Alexa smart speaker by Amazon is among the best, most affordable options to look for during Black Friday. It’s discounted even now.

$15 off (30%)

Amazon Echo Show 8

A larger smart display with Alexa built-in, expect to be even cheaper on Black Friday 2021.

$30 off (27%)

Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 Inch with Touch Bar

Along with the new M1 MacBook Pro and Air, we expect Intel Core Apple laptops like this one to again see significant price reductions on Black Friday 2021.

Apple MVH42 Macbook Air 13.3 inch i5

Looking for Black Friday 2021 laptop deals for school and work? Stay tuned for M1 and i5 MacBook Air model discounts during the shopping event.

LG Gram 2in1 Convertible Laptop

This 2-in-1 laptop was among the ones discounted last year with nearly $200. Expect it involved in Black Friday 2021 deals also!

MSI – GE66 10SFS

Black Friday laptop deals included this MSI gaming laptop for $500 off at Best Buy. Expect more great gaming laptop deals during Black Friday 2021!

$220 off (10%)

Acer – Nitro 5 15.6″ Gaming Laptop

The affordable Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop was up to $255 off in some stores on Black Friday. Currently $120 off at Best Buy!

$108 off (15%)

Samsung – Galaxy 13.3″ 4K Touch-Screen Chromebook

If you’re looking for great Black Friday 2021 deals – those are coming too. This Samsung Chromebook was up to $200 off last year.

Acer Chromebook 314

Affordable Black Friday Chromebook deals included this one from Acer for $80 off. Currently $30 off at Walmart.

$70 off (26%)

There are plenty of fantastic smartphone, smartwatch and tablet deals, in addition to discounts for other great consumer tech products – all available right now for those looking for a new device.

If interested in checking out the very best tech and phone deals you can take advantage of at the moment, or you find yourself regularly surfing for good discounts and offers on tech, check our most recent deals from all retailers below:

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