Best Black Friday Cell Phone Deals 2019 Preview: Get HUGE Gift Cards With Flagship Smartphones

Score gift cards worth $300 to $450 when you buy an Apple iPhone 11, Google Pixel 4, or Samsung Galaxy S10.
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Black Friday smartphone deals

Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to shop for new cell phones. With every major smartphone brand having its own release schedule, it could be the best time overall to bag flagship devices from Apple, Samsung, Google, and other companies.

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Check out our guide to Black Friday smartphone sales to learn about the kinds of offers you'll see — as well as the deals with almost no chance of popping up.

The Best Black Friday Cell Phone Sales in 2019

Here are the best mobile phone deals we've seen in the Black Friday ads.

The Top Google Pixel Phone Deals

  1. Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL + $550 gift card with activation at Target
  2. Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL + $300 gift card with activation at Target
  3. Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL for $200 off at Best Buy

The Top Samsung Galaxy Phone Deals

  1. Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, or Galaxy Note10+ + $400 gift card with activation at Target
  2. Samsung Unlocked Galaxy S10 or Unlocked Galaxy S10+ + Free Galaxy Buds at Microsoft
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note10 or Galaxy Note10+ + Free Galaxy Buds at Microsoft
  4. Samsung Galaxy S10e or Note9 + $300 gift card with activation at Walmart
  5. Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, or Galaxy Note10+ + $450 gift card with activation at Walmart

The Top Apple iPhone Phone Deals

  1. Apple iPhone XS + $450 gift card with activation at Walmart
  2. Apple iPhone XS Max or XR + $400 gift card with activation at Walmart
  3. Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max + $300 gift card with activation at Walmart
  4. Apple iPhone 11 Pro for up to $500 off with trade-in for Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint at Best Buy

NOTE: The information below was assembled before the Black Friday ads came out. Please refer to the ads above before making any shopping plans.

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Apple Black Friday iPhone Deals

Samsung Galaxy Black Friday Phone Deals

Google Pixel Black Friday Phone Deals

Motorola Moto Black Friday Phone Deals

Black Friday iPhone deals

Apple Black Friday iPhone Deals Preview

In 2018, Apple unexpectedly discontinued the iPhone X, which had only been out for a year. Once it introduced the Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max this September, it did the same thing to the the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Look for these previous-gen models to be discounted for Black Friday 2019. After all, we still routinely see deals on the older iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 7 models, often as refurbished units. Just don't count on the discounts coming from Apple.

Last year, Walmart offered a $400 gift card with the purchase of an older iPhone.

One previous-gen phone Apple is keeping around is the iPhone XR. Don't expect serious discounts on this handset for Black Friday, however, as Apple recently dropped the starting price from $749 to $599.

When buying both new and older iPhones this Black Friday, you may be able to snag some of the best gift card deals. Last year, Walmart offered a $400 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone 8 or iPhone X, and a $300 gift card with the then-new iPhone XS and iPhone XR. Note that these offers were valid in-store only and required qualified activation.

While we've seen Black Friday bring gift card offers like these — plus "buy one, get one free" deals from Verizon for the latest iPhones — many shoppers like to buy unlocked models. If you want an unlocked iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, then expect only modest price drops — say, up to $50 off Apple's price. As for the more-affordable iPhone 11, your cheapest bet may be one of those gift card or BOGO deals.


Black Friday Android phone deals

Samsung Galaxy Black Friday Cell Phone Deals Preview

Black Friday is a good time to get steep discounts on new Android phones. Even better is when those shiny new phones come with bundled goodies — and that could be the case with the Samsung Galaxy S10 in 2019.

In 2018, we saw the Samsung Galaxy S9 bundled with an Echo Show for only $520.

Last year, we saw the then-new Samsung Galaxy S9 bundled with an Amazon Echo Show for only $520. At the time, the Galaxy S9 starting price was around $720, while a new Echo Show cost around $230. With that Black Friday deal, you could basically snag an Echo Show for free.

We expect even bigger deals on last year's Samsung phones. We've already seen the Galaxy S9 drop to $440 in 2019, while the Galaxy S9+ has dipped as low as $450. Because of that, we expect both of these models to easily fall below $500 for Black Friday. They could also be around $500, but come bundled with gift cards.

We don't expect massive savings on the Samsung Galaxy Note10 this season. The Galaxy Note9 had a $1,000 starting price when it was released last August, and we didn't see any discounts for the unlocked version around Black Friday.

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A few days before Christmas, though, we saw the device drop to $711. Similarly, we don't expect to see any Galaxy Note deals this Black Friday season. If you want Samsung's phablet, you should wait until December, or even the new year.

Google Pixel Black Friday Cell Phone Deals Preview

Google doesn't shy away from Black Friday discounts on new phones — it's probably an effort to compete with deals on Apple and Samsung flagships.

While Google Pixel 4 models aren't officially on sale yet, we've seen plenty of leaks and rumors hinting at what to expect, including an October release. And if last year's trend repeats, we can expect savings of up to $150 on new Pixel 4 units around Black Friday. The phone will be roughly a month old at that point, so that discount is impressive.

If you don't want to pay for the latest tech, you can look for plenty of deals on previous-gen Pixel phones. There's a good chance that Pixel 3a models will be bundled with hefty gift cards — we've already seen deals this year pairing the Pixel 3a and a $100 Best Buy gift card for only $300. For its part, the Pixel 3a XL was bundled with a $100 Best Buy gift card for $380.

We've already seen deals this year pairing the Pixel 3a and a $100 Best Buy gift card for just $300.

Both of the deals above were for Sprint, so you had to sign up for that service to take advantage.

If you prefer Black Friday unlocked phone deals, you should know that Pixel 3 models could fall to $510 or $509 in November. In August, we saw a new, unlocked Pixel 3 for only $499, so it's reasonable to expect that handset to go for $510 (or less) during the holiday season.

Motorola Moto Black Friday Cell Phone Deals Preview

Motorola released its Moto G7 in February of this year, with starting prices ranging from $199 to $299 depending on the model. We haven't seen a ton of discounts since these phones hit shelves, but we're expecting modest savings on the already affordable lineup for Black Friday.

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We've already seen a Moto G7 Play drop to $153, and a standard Moto G7 fall to $229. As such, we expect at least a $50 discount on the Moto G7 this holiday season. Meanwhile, the Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Power will see more modest savings.

Shopping for last year's Moto G6? You can expect to pick it up for $99 if you sign up for a phone service like Google Fi. If you'd rather have an unlocked model, know that we've already seen those units go for as little as $100.

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Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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