Black Friday 2015 – best deals

by: Andrew GrushNovember 27, 2015
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The holiday shopping season has already started for many of us, though a number of consumers wait anxiously for the arrival of Black Friday – the day of the year where you push, shove, and combat your way into savings, or you go online and save a bunch without nearly as much effort (though arguably with more risk that the item you covet will already be out of stock).

Figuring out what all is available on discount during Black Friday can be nothing short of a pain, so we’re attempting to make the process at least a little easier by listing out a number of great deals that caught our eyes here at Android Authority. While not all of these deals are Android-related, they are the kind of stuff that our fellow tech lovers should appreciate.

Screenshot_2See also: Amazon deals: Nexus 6 for just $200, Galaxy S6 just $400!13

At the bottom of this roundup of deals we’ll also include links to all the retailer’s ads in case you want to dig even deeper on your own.

Editor’s Note: This list will continue to evolve in the days and weeks leading up to Black Friday, so be sure to check back if you want more help in planning your Black Friday war plan this year.
Latest update (11/27): Black Friday is here! We’ve added the Google Store promotion, Amazon’s excellent deal on the Nexus 6 ($200) and Galaxy S6 ($400), and more. We’ll continue to add new goodies that come across our news desk, so be sure to check back for all the latest!

Phones

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There are several great deals for phones this Black Friday, including several promotions where you get gift cards when you sign up for monthly installments with your carrier. There’s even several prepaid deals, such as the Moto E for as low as $10 from Verizon.

 Discounted PriceOriginal PriceRetailerWhen deal starts
Any Samsung phone from AT&T$150 AT&T bill credit, $100 gift cardVariesWalmartStarting 6PM Thursday in-store, all day Thursday online
Samsung Galaxy S6 - Verizon $400 Visa gift card with every purchaseStandard Verizon Wireless monthly planStaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Moto E - Verizon Wireless$10$70Best BuyIn-store 5PM on Thanksgiving, online all day
Samsung Galaxy S4 - Boost Mobile$230$330Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 - Sprint/Verizon Wireless$50 (with 2 year contract)$250 (with 2 year contract)Best BuyNow, while supplies last
ZTE Maven - AT&T GoPhone$40 + $45 worth of free airtime$40TargetIn-stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving, online all day
Moto E - Boost Mobile$30$100TargetIn-stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving, online all day
Samsung Galaxy S6 (32 GB)$0.01 with contract
OR
$0 down + $250 Target gift card
$600TargetIn-stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving, online all day
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (32 GB)$0.01 with contract
OR
$0 down + $250 Target gift card
$800TargetIn-stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving, online all day
OPPO R7$299, free Selfie Stick$399OPPOBlack Friday, Nov. 27, from 00:00 CET to 23:59:59 CET
OPPO R7 Plus$399, free Selfie Stick$499OPPOBlack Friday, Nov. 27, from 00:00 CET to 23:59:59 CET
OPPO N3$549$649OPPOBlack Friday, Nov. 27, from 00:00 CET to 23:59:59 CET
Samsung Galaxy S5 - Straight talk$229$479WalmartStarting 6PM Thursday in-store, all day Thursday online
LG Sunset - Straight talk$25$100WalmartStarting 6PM Thursday in-store, all day Thursday online
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge$550Around $700NewEggNow
ZTE Axon$200 (with coupon code of EMCKKNR25)$330NewEggNow
Nexus 6$289$350NewEggNow
Motorola Nexus 6, 32GB$199$350AmazonNow
Motorola Nexus 6, 64GB$259$400AmazonNow
Nexus 5X 16GB$299$379AmazonNow
Nexus 5X 32GB$349$429AmazonNow
Nexus 5X 16GB$299$379Google StoreNow
Nexus 5X 32GB$349$429Google StoreNow

Related: Best Android Phones of 2015

Best tablet deals

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Maybe it is just me, but it seems like there are way more Black Friday tablet deals this year than in the past few Black Fridays. With the tablet market slowing down a bit, perhaps all the manufacturers are hoping that significant discounts will get the ball rolling again? Regardless, there are some great deals here on brands including Samsung, Amazon, and some lesser known “cheaper” players as well.

 Discounted PriceOriginal PriceRetailerWhen deal starts
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0$80$140Staples, WalmartBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Fire HD 8.9$150$269StaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Fire HD 10.1$229$260StaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Galaxy Tab 4 7$120$180StaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7$229$300Staples, Best BuyBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8$349$400StaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7$400$500StaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
NuVision 10.1 Android tablet$80$180StaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Fire Bundle$55$80StaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8$180$230Staples, Sam's ClubBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Dell Venue 10 5000 series$150$250DellDoorbuster 2PM EST Friday 11/27
Fire 7-inch tablet$35$50Best BuyIn-store 5PM on Thanksgiving, online all day
DigiLand 10.1-inch tablet 16GB$60$100Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 16GB$200$250Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Samsung Kids tablet$100$150Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0$120$180Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
RCA 8-inch Android tablet with 8B memory and HD screen$40$100TargetIn-stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving, online all day
Polaroid 9-inch tablet with wireless keyboard, quad-core processor$50$80TargetIn-stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving, online all day
RCA 7" Tablet 8GB Quad Core$29$50WalmartStarting 6PM Thursday in-store, all day Thursday online
Fire Kids Edition, 7" Display$85$100AmazonNow
Nexus 940% off + FREE Logitech tablet Keyboard for the first 500 32 GB LTE units soldFrom $399HTCAll day, Black Friday
Amazon Fire Tablet$35$50AmazonNow
Amazon Fire HD 6$70$100AmazonNow
Amazon Fire Kids Edition$85$100AmazonNow
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9$330$350AmazonNow
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (32GB, Black)$550$750AmazonNow
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" (32GB, Various Colors)$400$500AmazonNow
Galaxy Tab A 9.7-Inch W-Fi Tablet (Titanium with S-Pen)$280$350AmazonNow
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7-Inch Tablet 16GB$230$300AmazonNow
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-Inch Tablet 16 GB$180$240AmazonNow
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7-Inch$80$140AmazonNow
Nexus 9$199$399Google StoreNow

To see these tablet deals and many more, check out our Best Black Friday tablet deals on TabTimes.

Related: Best Android Tablets of 2015

Smartwatches and fitness trackers

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Looking for a new smartwatch or a fitness tracker? There’s some pretty solid deals here, including a $50 Best Buy gift card rewarded when you buy the new Moto 360 and Fitbit pricing down as low as $40 for Zip, and $90 for the Charge.

 Discounted PriceOriginal PriceRetailerWhen deal starts
Fitbit Charge HR$120$150Best Buy, TargetIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Fitbit Zip Tracker$40$60Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Fitbit Charge$90$130Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Fitbit Surge fitness watch$200$250Best Buy, TargetIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Moto 360 (2nd Generation) $50 Best Buy gift card$300Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Pebble Time$130$200TargetIn-stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving, online all day
Fitbit Flex$60$100WalmartStarting 6PM Thursday in-store, all day Thursday online
Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch $300$350AmazonNow
Huawei Watch$50 to $100 off, depending on material/size/etcVaries (from $349 to $799 USD)GetHuawei.comAll day on Black Friday and all day on Cyber Monday
Jawbone UP3$130$180AmazonNow
Fitbit Charge HR$110$150eBayNow
Fitbit Charge$90$150Amazon Prime members onlyNow
Huawei Watch$300-$320 depending on color$400Google StoreNow
LG Watch Urbane$280$350Google StoreNow

Related: Best Android Watches of 2015

Media Players

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Despite the prevalence of smart TVs on the marketplace, media players still make great gifts for those with older TV sets, or for those with Smart TVs that have come to realize that the built-in interfaces on most sets are slow, clunky and not nearly as good of an experience as you’ll get with a Roku, Fire TV, or the simple and affordable Chromecast.

 Discounted PriceOriginal PriceRetailerWhen deal starts
Roku SE$25$50Best Buy, WalmartIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Amazon Fire Stick$25$40Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Google Chromecast2 for $50$70StaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Amazon Fire TV$75$99StaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
NVIDIA Shield Android TV$150 + a free remote$200Best Buy, Canada Computers, Fry’s, GameStop, Memory Express and Micro Center (Online only: Amazon)Black Friday - BRICK AND MORTAR Only, Cyber Monday - Online
Amazon Fire TV$75$100AmazonNow
Amazon Fire TV Stick$25$40AmazonNow
Two Chromecasts/Chromecast Audio$50$20Google StoreNow

Headphones and speakers

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Looking for a good deal on a new pair of headphones, earphones, or a bluetooth speaker? While we haven’t run into tons just yet, there are deals to be had, especially for those that are a fan of the Beats line.

 Discounted PriceOriginal PriceRetailerWhen deal starts
UE Boom Bluetooth $100$200Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
UE BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker$100$200AmazonNow
Bose SoundTrue On-ear headphones$60$150Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Beats Powerbeats 2 wireless bluetooth earphones$100$200Best BuyIn-stores Black Friday at open, all day Friday online
Beats Solo headphones$97$200TargetIn-stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving, online all day
All other Beats headphones25% offVariesTargetIn-stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving, online all day
JBL Bluetooth stereo earbuds$40$80Microsoft StoreThursday 10AM EST
MEE audio Air-Fi Journey AF16 Ultra Portable Stereo Wireless Headset$20$30AmazonNow
Polk Audio Omni S2 Wireless Speaker$100$170AmazonNow
Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headset (Black)$98$200AmazonNow
Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphones - Ivory$160$320AmazonNow
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Television sets

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What do television sets have to do with Android? Well, there’s Android TV, there’s tablets with HDMI out, there’s… okay, not a lot, though we’re pretty sure that our readers will appreciate some of the low-priced TVs on this list, with 4K televisions going for as low as $500. Wasn’t that long ago that a “discounted” 4K TV would cost you thousands, but that’s the speed of tech for you.

 Discounted PriceOriginal PriceRetailerWhen deal starts
Samsung 60-inch smart 4K Ultra HD TV$800$1500Best BuyIn-store 5PM on Thanksgiving, online all day
LG 49-inch smart 4K Ultra HD TV$500$800TargetIn-stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving, online all day
Samsung 55-inch smart 4K Ultra HD TV$798$1200TargetIn-stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving, online all day
Vizio 58-inch smart 4K Ultra HD TV$700$999Sam's ClubBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
Toshiba 49-inch 1080p HDTV$150$429Best BuyIn-store 5PM on Thanksgiving, online all day
Insignia 40-inch 1080p HDTV $160$280Best BuyNow, while supplies last
Samsung UN32J4000 32-Inch 720p LED TV$178$230AmazonNow
Sony XBR55X850C 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED Android TV$1200$2200AmazonNow
Up to 35% on premium TV brandsN/AN/AAmazonNow

Miscellaneous

Lastly, we’ll include a bunch of stuff that caught our attention but didn’t fit into any of the other categories, stuff like wireless chargers, battery packs, memory cards, and so forth.

 Discounted PriceOriginal PriceRetailerWhen deal starts
Samsung wireless charger$30$50Best BuyIn-store 5PM on Thanksgiving, online all day
PNY Turbo Performance microSD- 64 GB$18.99$30.99StaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
PNY 6,600 mAh power bank$10$30StaplesBuy online starting Thursday, in-stores on Black Friday at open
CaliCase waterproof phone case$11.21 with coupon code: PVM4TDHW$14.95AmazonBuy online starting November 20
Sandisk MicroSD cards$6 for 8GB, $8 for 16GB, $10 for 32GB, $18 for 64GB, $45 for 128GB, 200GB for $135VariesAmazonNow
GOgroove Flexsmart X2 Bluetooth Car Kit$29.99$49.99AmazonAvailable now
Amazon Echo$150$180AmazonNow
Acer Chromebook, 11.6-Inch$100$170AmazonNow
Kindle, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers$50$80AmazonNow
All-New Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers$100$120AmazonNow
Kindle for Kids Bundle with the latest Kindle, 2-Year Accident Protection, Kid-Friendly Blue Cover$70$140AmazonNow
Save up to 75% on select Crucial and Lexar memory productN/AN/AAmazonNow
UP3 by Jawbone Heart Rate, Activity + Sleep Tracker$100$180AmazonNow
UP2 by Jawbone Activity + Sleep Tracker, Black Diamond, Classic Flat Strap$45$100AmazonNow
UP4 by Jawbone Heart Rate, Activity + Sleep Tracker with Amex Payments*, Black Twist$130$200AmazonNow
Anker PowerCore 20100 mAh - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank$28100AmazonNow
Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard$25$50AmazonNow
Acer C720-3404 11.6-Inch Chromebook (Intel Core i3, 4 GB) Granite Gray$229$379AmazonNow
Select Chromebooks$50 offN/AGoogle StoreNow
All Google cases50% offN/AGoogle StoreNow

Looking for more great deals?

While there’s quite a few great products listed above, there are many more tech deals to be found in addition to those we highlighted, and plenty of non-tech related savings as well. Here’s some of our other Black Friday and Cyber Monday coverage to help you find more great deals:

We are also including links to all the retailers found on this list:

  • Jon Erdahl

    Can somebody help me out with the “actual” price of the Note 5 in the Target ad? The way I see it, you just consider the $250 target card as money off the full price of $700, making the Note 5 $450?

    • nikolas ostropolskiy

      No because you can’t use the card at the time of purchase. You may even get the gift card by mail after the purchase.

    • Ruturaj

      I think you will have to get phone on contract or installment plan. It doesn’t say anything about carrier though.

    • You either renew a contract with Target and the Note 5 is one cent. OR you buy the Note 5 on an installment plan and you get a $250 gift card AT the store but it can’t be used with that purchase. So once you check out and sign the installment contract, you can be in the store and get $250 worth of merchandise and pay for it with the target gift card. Or wait to use the GC.

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  • Roberto Tomás

    does anyone know if one could purchase the Moto E for $10 and then not pay Verizon for the phone network hookup — just to use it with wifi at home as a music player and for remote access to the PC?

    I mean $10 is competitive for a music player, and this one has a full-on touch screen interface to boot.. even has FM. About the only thing this doesnt tick off my cheap-network-device list is an IR blaster.

    • nyarathotep

      A couple years ago I purchased I bought a used Verizon locked Droid and was able to do just that with no hassle, just by bypassing carrier activation and then turning on airplane mode then turning WiFi back on. I think you should be able to bypass activation on the Moto E according to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g98n8YiFq0g

      • Roberto Tomás

        ooh cool! thank you.

        • Patrick Star

          I just bought one and came home and set it up. The first thing I did before turning the phone on was remove the SIM. Then I turned it on and went through the setup process and it never asked me for a SIM card. The setup process never required a workaround and i just went through it normally. I set it up and am currently using it as a home music and TV control device without any issues.

    • John Brinson

      Yes it’s for pre payed

    • $10 and it is yours to do with whatever you want. I am going for 2 of them as backup phones just in case. It’s extremely hard to find great but super expensive verizon backup phones and this is as good as it gets until next year. Especially with LTE.

  • J Francisco Angustia

    Did the Galaxy Note 5 deal for Best Buy run out already?

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    • Tracy

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  • Iwantthat

    Moto 360 2nd gen for just $50?! How do I get that deal????!!!! I want it!!!

    • John Brinson

      $250 only a $50 gift card

    • scott niemczyk

      That’s what I thought. That would be amazing!

    • jimmy p.

      The Samsung gear android wear is $80 on eBay…

  • WestSiide

    I hope Moto X gets some deals.

  • Gary L. Grandee Jr

    40″ tv at bestbuy showing on site for 160 and when you go to site it is 249

  • Jureld

    I checked for the Staples deal and cannot find it on the Staples Black Friday ad. I saw it earlier today where it had the $400 Visa gift card for signing on a payment plan, a $200 bill credit if you sold them your old phone, and a $100 credit for switching to Verizon. Now it seems to have changed to $200 bill credit for signing up on the payment plan, $200 for turning in your phone, and $100 for switching to Verizon.

  • Huawei is knocking $50-100 off watches and phones: http://www.gethuawei.com/offers-promotions

  • michael

    remember you have a fucking european FAN base.. think about us…

    • Are black friday sales a thing in Europe? Just wondering, I kinda thought it was a crazy American thing.

      • John Doe

        Actually North American (Now) .. Thanks USA!!
        This would be half helpful if only it included a Canadian
        reference to store specials (Best Buy, Staples, Cosco ..etc)
        I am sure that you have 1 or 2 Canadian contributors .. No??
        My son works at Best Buy … Yaaay .. fingers crossed I get a great Christmas present
        this year …

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      • wabbies

        Nope, not really. It is just a crazy American thing :p.

    • Alex Ohannes

      Wow. Way to convey a request in a mature adult-like way that totally won’t be a put-off to AA! :)

  • Patrick Star

    For the $10 Verizon Moto E, can I buy it and use it as an music player? As in not activating it on Verizon’s network and just using it over Wi-Fi? There are mixed reports farther down in the comments.

    Also, if I get this phone, can I use it as a backup phone on T-Mobile if I needed to?

    • KeyserSoze

      The phone is for Verizon’s CDMA network only, won’t work on Tmo’s GSM/HSPA network. But for a measly disposable $10, I’ll just buy one to play around with or experiment with PagePlus Cellular’s cheap prepaid service for $30/month which includes 1GB of LTE data. Also, I’m 100% sure you can use this phone as a Wifi-only music player with no cellular service.

  • mobilemann

    No mention of the Sony Over-ear extra bass headphones that are 50% off, just like last year, they are a steal. But it’s AA. Chromecast audio is a joke.

  • RobinSilva

    Just ordered my first Fujifilm FinePix MP Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD @ $179.00 + free shipping! :D

  • Alena Rudko

    Developer Economics is giving away an Nexus 6, a Sony Xperia Z5, Nexus Player and much more at National Trends Survey.

    http://vmob.me/DE1Q16VL?vl=VJb5YNs7g6

  • Urutora

    the Samsung 60 inch 4k TV is listed at $1299.99. It’s $800 for the 50 inch size

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  • s2weden2000

    n0 deal …

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