Best Samsung Galaxy deals for February 2022
If you’re shopping for a new smartphone, there are tons of great deals on Samsung models, especially if you have an eligible trade-in. Samsung Galaxy smartphones rolled out their 13th generation this month with the new Samsung Galaxy S22 line. There are three new Galaxy S22 models: the Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22 Plus, and the flagship Galaxy S22 Ultra. This year Samsung did not raise the starting prices from last year’s lineup. The starting prices for the three new smartphones range from $800 to $1,200. There is no new entry in Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, but the Galaxy S22 Ultra carries on its legacy with the largest display of the lineup as well as the largest battery, and an included S pen.
Samsung brought back the flip phone last year with unique new designs like the Galaxy Z Flip. But no matter what sort of Galaxy smartphone deals you’re after, there are always bargains to be found, and we’ve got them right here: Below, we’ve rounded up all the best Samsung Galaxy deals on current- and last-gen devices that can save you some serious cash. You can also take a look a the latest 5G phone deals for discounts on 5G Samsung phones. Regardless, you’ll find our top picks for the best Samsung Galaxy deals below.
All three Galaxy S22 models have upgraded Gorilla Glass Victus+ displays so a scratched or broken screen should be a thing of the past — unless you try extra hard to break it. The new Samsung Galaxy S22 starts at $800 with 128GB storage and a 6.1-inch FHD+ 1080p display. The S22 Plus with a $1,000 starting price with 128GB has a 6.6-inch FHD+ display. The S22 and S22 Plus displays have variable refresh rates from 10Hz to 120Hz and can save battery power by automatically adjusting the refresh rate depending on the current application. The S22 and S22 Plus have 3,700mAh and 4,600mAh batteries, respectively. Both models have 50-megapixel (MP) main cameras with 10MP ultrawide and 10MP telephoto cameras on the back plus a 10MP on the front for video calls and selfies.
The step up to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, starting price $1,200, means more of pretty much everything. The S22 Ultra has a 6.8-inch QHD+ display with a 1-120Hz variable refresh rate. The S22 Ultra has a 5,000mAh battery. Cameras in the S22 Ultra include a whomping 108MP main camera, 10MP telephoto camera, 10MP periscope lens with 10X optical zoom, and a 12MP ultrawide camera. The S22 Ultra also has a built-in S Pen that Samsung claims is 70% faster than last year’s S21 Ultra S Pen.
If you want to get your hands on one of these new flagships now, your best chance to score a Samsung Galaxy S22 deal is to take advantage of carrier offers including enhanced trade-in deals and unlimited data service plans. This is especially good for those looking to switch service providers or add new lines.
Samsung’s last generation smartphone, the Galaxy S21, arrived last year with some major upgrades: 8K video, a super-fast processor, and an all day battery. The Samsung Galaxy S21 has a 64MP telephoto lens and 8K video. You can even pull 33MP photos straight from 8K footage. The S21 Ultra model has a second telephoto lens with a wider aperture, laser auto-focus, and a 100x zoom (S21 and S21+ only get 30x).
All of the Samsung Galaxy S21s are hefty phones, varying from 6.2- to 6.8-inch displays between the base model and the Ultra. The phone’s shell has a stacked camera arrangement. The shell is dust and water resistant and will survive submerged in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
Apple joined the trend of releasing three new flagship models each year (starting with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X in 2017), and Samsung jumped onto this train in 2019 when it rolled out the budget-friendly Galaxy S10e along with the S10 and S10 Plus flagships. In 2020, Samsung changed that script a bit when it revealed the Galaxy S20 line, which featured two standard models — the 5G-capable Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus — along with a high-end premium device, the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
As with the S22, carriers are always looking to attract new customers with enticing deals, including trade-in promotions and bonuses for switching carriers or adding new lines:
- — Save up to $350 with eligible trade-in
Few of us could have guessed that we’d see the return of the flip phone, but unique new display technologies allowed company’s like Motorola and Samsung to bring this classic phone design back — with some big modern twists, naturally. Last year we saw the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which didn’t quite fare as well as we’d hoped (although we were impressed with its overall design), and at the Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung rolled out the fascinating new Galaxy Z Flip.
When deployed, the Galaxy Z Flip looks and feels much like a regular smartphone with its 6.7-inch AMOLED touch display. It’s not a huge phone, though — the screen is longer without being quite as wide due to the folding design — and still packs all the nice features you expect from a Samsung flagship, right down to the excellent camera module. As with the new Galaxy S20 line, your best bet to find a Galaxy Z Flip deal right now is to get it with a trade-in from a carrier or directly from Samsung (which is the best way right now for you to score an unlocked one at a discount):
- — As low as $600 with eligible trade-in, was $1,300
- — $799, was $1,500
Samsung celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy line in 2019, releasing the aptly named Galaxy S10 alongside the (only slightly) larger S10 Plus as its two main flagships for that year. The company also mirrored other phone makers like Apple and Google, launching a less expensive flagship alternative – the extremely high-value Samsung Galaxy S10e – to give budget-minded techies a third option akin to Google’s Pixel 3a or the Apple iPhone 11. That same year year, Samsung added the Galaxy S10 Lite to its tenth-gen lineup, priced similarly to the S10e but sized more like the Note 10 for those who liked larger phones. Deals on the Galaxy S10 phones were less common until the 2019 holiday season, when the best offers were carrier rebates and “buy one, get one” specials for new customers.
- — $205, was $600
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus date back to late 2018. Both got glowing reviews from our team at the time and we found the Galaxy S9 to be just about the perfect size for a modern smartphone at 5.8 inches. Whichever size you prefer, though, these older models are often available at hefty discounts:
- — $195 was $570
If you’re after the best deal on a Galaxy smartphone and are willing to go with an even older model, the Samsung Galaxy S8 might be the best value you can still easily find online. Just bear in mind that a lot of these are going to be refurbished, but if you’re patient, you might be able to score a new one – and given that the Galaxy S8 is several years old here in 2022, you won’t need spend a lot.
Samsung’s 2017 flagship came in two flavors: The 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and the larger 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus. We loved both, but just barely gave the nod to the standard-sized Galaxy S8 owing to its slightly more intuitive design and cheaper price (although the cost probably won’t be as much of an issue in 2022, and you might even find the S8 Plus for cheaper). Finally, there’s also the lesser-known Galaxy S8 Active, which is a standard S8 that was built up to be more resistant to the elements. You can sometimes find these models at low prices:
- — $171, was $500
- — $205, was $430
The Samsung Galaxy Note line has always sort of been there on the sidelines, occupying a weird space next to the Galaxy S-series as Samsung’s “other flagships.” The Note series was never marketed as heavily as the S-series phones, event though it had larger displays and featured stowable stylus pens. The Galaxy Note occupies an interesting niche in the mobile market, one that has its dedicated fans, and you can include us among them.
Don’t overlook the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus, Note 10 Lite, and Note 9; in fact, as the Galaxy S devices have remained more or less the same over the years with incremental improvements, we’ve found the Note series to offer some of the best experiences to be found on the Android scene. They were not prohibitively more expensive than the S-series flagships, either, and if you can find a good deal on a new Galaxy Note, all the better:
- — $216
- — $244, was $500
When people think of Galaxy smartphones they naturally imagine the Note and S-series flagships, but Samsung also offers some extremely affordable (one might even say cheap) devices in the A lineup. The Samsung Galaxy J series and Galaxy A phones ran the gamut from around $150 to $400 new. These devices commonly came factory unlocked, so they remain a solid and budget-friendly choice if you’re after a phone to bring to a compatible carrier of your choice. Deals are always nice to find even on cheaper stuff, though, so we include models like the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy A50 when we can find them.
- — $90 with activation
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