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Smartphones: The best Black Friday weekend deals

Smartphones: The best Black Friday weekend deals
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Black Friday is a great time to invest in a new smartphone, and retailers like Walmart, Target, Best Buy and others are providing a sneak peek at the great sales that are to come, if not already available right now! Whether for your loved one or yourself, these are some of the best upcoming deals so far based on current Black Friday ads. Note that these deal prices will not be valid until the applicable Black Friday dates.

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  • While no price reductions currently apply to the newest model, Walmart will be offering a $300 gift card with the purchase of the iPhone X, along with the 8, 8 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus. As part of the offer eligibility, consumers must agree to a long-term phone payment plant and will need to sign up for service with AT&T or Verizon. Full payment of the phone will still be required if service is canceled before the phone is paid off in full. Full specs for the iPhone X can be found here.
  • The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will also be sold at Target for full price, but a free $250 gift card will be offered when purchased. As part of eligibility, customers are required to sign up for service with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, along with a long-term phone payment plant of 24 to 30 months. The gift card must be paid back if service is canceled or the phone is returned before the deal is paid off in full. Full specs for both 8 models can be found here and here.
  • Best Buy will offer the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for up to $200 off with qualified activation with Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T, along with long-term phone payments. Customers will be responsible for the balance of the phone payment if service is canceled before the phone has been paid off.
  • Although an older model, if you are sold on Apple smartphones but don’t want to be chained to the big carriers, Walmart is offering the Apple iPhone 6 on Straight Talk Wireless for only $129. While not the latest and greatest, the iPhone 6 still comes with Bluetooth wireless technology, GPS services, an 8MP camera (2MP front-facing) and up to 24 hours of battery talk time. Service will be tied to Straight Talk prepaid wireless.
  • Best Buy is offering the iPhone 6s for $150 off, but this deal requires service with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, along with long-term phone payments over a period of 20 to 30 months. Find full specs here.
  • Target is offering a no-contract Apple SE for $99, a $60 savings.
  • Walmart will also have the Apple SE on sale for $99, but it will be tied to Walmart Family Mobile. Full specs can be found here.


Additional Android phones

  • Best Buy is selling an unlocked Huawei Honor 6X for $149.99, for more service freedom. This model boasts a 5.5″ screen, a 12MP camera (8MP front-facing) and 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card. Full specs can be found here.
  • Walmart is offering the LG Rebel 2 LTE for $19.98 on Straight Talk, with services sold separately.  It features a 5″ touchscreen, 5MP camera (5MP front-facing) and a battery talk time of up to 12 hours. See full specs here.
  • Best Buy has the AT&T prepaid ZTE Maven 3 on sale for $29.99, with service sold separately. With 8GB of memory, plus a microSD slot, a 5″ touchscreen, and a 5MP rear-facing camera, reviews are high regarding the performance. Check out the full specs here.

As always, be sure to price compare and read all of the purchase details to make sure you’re getting the best deal. Some in-store purchases are required.

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