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Black Friday Android smartphone deals roundup — (Updated)

Thinking about picking up a smartphone, and looking for a great deal? Our Black Friday smartphone roundup is here to help!
November 29, 2013
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Looking to pick up a deal on a smartphone this Black Friday weekend? There’s certainly a lot of offers out there right now both through retailers and even from the big carriers. How do you know you are getting the best deal possible? Don’t worry, Android Authority has your back!

We have created this post to serve as a “roundup” for all the many great smartphone deals out there on the web and will be constantly updating it whenever we stumble upon a new deal throughout the remainder of this week and even into the weekend.

Without further ado, let’s jump in and take a look at just some of the great offers available in the coming days:


This year T-Mobile has quite a few great deals including a $0 down promo for the G2, $48 off the Note 3 and so much more.

  • LG G2: $0 down with code G2PROMO
  • HTC One: $0 down plus free urBeats earbuds
  • Sony Xperia Z: $0 down
  • Samsung Galaxy S4: $48 off with code GS4DEAL
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3: $48 off with code SAVENOTE3
  • Google Nexus 5: $30 off down payment with code 30NEXUS
  • Samsung Galaxy S3: $40 off down payment

For more details on T-Mobile’s Black Friday specials, you’ll want to head on over to their website.


While Verizon has yet to officially unveil their Black Friday plans, a leaked ad shows that the following handsets will be offered at a promotional rate this Friday:

$99.99 – Samsung Galaxy S4
Free – Motorola Droid Razr HD

To check out the leaked BF ad, click here.


Black Friday starts early at AT&T, with the carrier offering special pricing on several handsets this Thanksgiving.

  • $29.99 – Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Free – Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
  • $49.99 – Samsung Galaxy Mega
  • Free – Samsung Galaxy S3

That’s just the beginning, with a second online-only smartphone sale for Cyber Monday which offers the following handsets for free with contract: the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, HTCOne and the Moto X (excluding Moto Maker use).

For more details on AT&T’s plans, click here.


Like AT&T, Sprint’s Black Friday promo actually starts on Thursday. According to their official press release, they will be offering up the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini for free with $50 mail-in rebate and contract. They will also offer up the LG G2 for $49.99.

For more details on Sprint’s plans, click here.

U.S. Cellular

For those that live in an area with US Cellular coverage, the smaller regional carrier is also offering up some pretty solid deals this Black Friday.Starting on Friday and extending through Saturday, the carrier will offer 10 different handsets for just a penny with contract. Devices include the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, LG Optimus F7 and Kyocera Hydro XTRM.

Additionally, US Cellular is offering a special “holiday bundle” promotion where you get steep discounts on certain devices by trading in your existing device and bundling your new one with Device Protection+ and a new hotspot, tablet or modem. Under the bundle you can get the Galaxy S4 and Moto X for free, the Galaxy Mega for $49.99, the Note 2 for $99.99, and Note 3 for $149.99.

For more details on the bundles and to check out US Cellular’s penny deals, you’ll want to head on over to their official site.


Thinking about picking up an HTCOne this holiday season? Right now HTCis offering up the handset for just $50 with a new two-year contract via Sprint or Verizon. Even better, HTCis running a “doorbuster” promotion on Friday and Saturday, giving you the chance to get the handset for just $30. For those that miss the Friday/Sat promo, HTCwill continue offering the handset for just $50 until the 7th of December.

For more details, head on over to HTC’s website. 

Best Buy

  • Free with contract – Samsung Galaxy S4 [ Verizon/AT&T/Sprint ]
  • $49.99 with contract – LG G2 [ Verizon/AT&T/Sprint ]
  • $29.99 with contract – HTCOne [ Verizon/AT&T/Sprint ]
  • $179.99 (no-contract) – HTCOne SV [ Boost Mobile ]
  • $299 (no-contract) – Samsung Galaxy S3 [ Virgin Mobile/Boost Mobile ]
  • $89.99 (no-contract) – LG Optimus F3 [ Virgin Mobile ]
  • $34.99 (no-contract) ZTE Avail 3G [ AT&T Go ]

For more details, click here to view the full Black Friday ad.


  • $49.99 with contract – Samsung Galaxy S4 with free $50 visa card [AT&T/Sprint/Verizon]
  • $49.99 with contract – Samsung Galaxy Ring [Virgin Mobile]
  • $69.99 (no-contract) – Kyocera Hydro EDGE ]Boost Mobile]
  • $199.99 (no-contract) – LG Optimus F7 [Boost Mobile]’

Check out the full Black Friday ad for more details.


As you can see, there’s already quite a few great smartphone deals. Keep in mind that this list will continue to grow throughout the next few days, so be sure to check back often. For those in the market for a new tablet, be sure to check out our tablet roundup as well.

Any other major smartphone deals you know of that we didn’t mention? Shout them out in the comments below!