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Fab Phone Deals: Score a Cheap Phone Now Instead of Waiting Till Black Friday!


Black Friday is getting closer, but you don't have to wait until then to save hundreds on a new phone. Check out our roundup of the week's best phone deals and grab a cheap phone under $100, an unlocked Galaxy S8+ at its best price yet, and more.

Refurb Unlocked iPhone SE 16GB Smartphone
Store: JemJem
Price: $178.99 via code "FALLBACK15" EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $61
Expiration: November 14

The iPhone SE is an affordable option perfect for anyone who's not worried about having the latest tech. Trusted Reviews liked its compact body, decent camera, notable performance, and lasting battery life. You'll save $61 on this refurbished unlocked model in Space Gray.

Note: A 90-day JemJem warranty applies.

Unlocked Nextbit Robin 32GB 4G LTE Smartphone
Store: eBay
Price: $99.99 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $30
Expiration: November 15

This Editors' Choice pick is a cheap phone that earned a respectable rating of 79 from Engadget. The Nextbit Robin got high marks for its cloud backups, design, and latest OS. You'll save $30 on this unlocked 32GB model in Mint.

Its distinguishing feature is the merging of local and cloud storage (32GB and 100GB, respectively). It'll automatically back up and restore your apps, photos, videos, and more. Additional features include a 5.2" 1920x1080 IPS touchscreen LCD, Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 6-core processor (1.8GHz dual-core and 1.4GHz quad-core processors), 3GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type-C, and Nextbit OS (a cloud-optimized version of Android).

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Android Smartphone
Store: eBay
Price: $574.99 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $150
Expiration: November 20

Anyone who appreciates a big phone screen will love this Editors' Choice deal. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ gets an overall rating of 8.8 from CNET, which praised the looks, functionality, and battery life. Grab this open-box, unlocked 64GB model in Midnight Black or Orchid Gray at its best price yet. It features an 8-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) processor, 6.2" 2960x1440 touchscreen Super AMOLED LCD, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 4K video recording at 30fps, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, microSD card slot, water-resistance, and Android 7.0 (Nougat).

Note: This item is new but may not ship in the original packaging. A 60-day Buy Spry warranty applies.

iPhone 7 32GB Smartphone for T-Mobile
Store: Costco
Price: $449.99 EXPIRED
Shipping: In-store pickup
Lowest By: $99
Expiration: November 16

If you couldn't care less about the iPhone 8 and scoff at the idea of paying $1,000 for the iPhone X, you can still get a new iPhone for even cheaper than what you'll pay at Apple. Costco members can head to participating warehouse locations and grab the Apple iPhone 7 32GB for T-Mobile in Black for $449.99 when they sign up for a qualifying T-Mobile Service plan. Digital Trends likes the phone's water resistance, camera, and battery life.

Note: Additional fees, including activation charges, may apply.

Unlocked iPhone 6s 16GB GSM Smartphone
Store: eBay
Price: $349.99 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $40
Expiration: November 20

This Editors' Choice selection is made for anyone who wants to stay in the Apple ecosystem without shelling out a fortune for the newest handsets. Grab this unlocked iPhone 6s in Silver at the best price we've seen for a new, unlocked unit. When it was released, TechRadar praised it for its design and OS.

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Julie joined DealNews in 2015, after many years of becoming well-versed in technology issues as a communications professional for a software company. She first entered journalism in college, reporting on issues facing frugal students for Julie lives in DealNews' hometown of Huntsville, AL.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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If you're looking for iPhone 6S functionality and specs inside an iPhone 5S body, the unlocked iPhone SE on eBay can be had in "mint" condition (like new) for about $279. That's $70 cheaper than an actual iPhone 6S. I bought one last week in Rose Gold. I bought it as a backup phone, but find myself picking it up first. I'm definitely selling the 7 Plus while I wait for SIM-free iPhone X devices to go on sale.
Next robin is no longer $100, even at $125 price point looks great when compared to $400~$500 phones. Keep in mind this phone has no support.