In exactly two weeks millions of people will storm their way into stores in hopes of scoring their dream phones at much cheaper prices. It’s very probable that supplies won’t last long, so it’s better to know in advance what devices are likely to get discounted and how much. Here are the best deals on Android smartphones you can expect this Black Friday madness.
Deals on Android phones you can expect on Black Friday 2015
The majority of US retailers already revealed their Black Friday plans regarding the Samsung Galaxy S6, which in most cases will be bundled with pretty generous gift cards. Moreover, Target will be offering the phone for a penny on-contract on Verizon and Sprint. However, Black Friday is not happening for another two weeks, so we may see more similar deals pop over the next few days. The Galaxy Note 3 experienced a price cut to $400 last year and we could see the same happening to the Galaxy Note 4 this year. As for tablets, the can expect the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 to drop below $300 and the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 could cost around $350.
Like most flagship phones released in the first half of the year, the LG G3 was available for one cent on a two-year contract last year. It’s very probable that its successor, the LG G4, will be equally cheap during Black Friday 2015 sales. If you prefer unconventional solutions, you might want to keep an eye on the curved LG G Flex 2. At the moment the phone costs $450 but could drop to about $350 by Black Friday.
Last year Motorola was pretty generous for Black Friday and shaved $140 off the Moto X bringing the price down to $359 for the 16 GB model and $409 for the 32 GB variant. There is no official word yet, but we hope to see similar discount on this year’s Moto X Play and Moto X Pure Edition. The Moto G, on the other hand, could be found for just $40 and the Moto X 2014 could be priced similarly.
HTC typically releases its One phones in spring so by November they are over seven months old. While we can’t say that a seven-month-old phone is terribly old, device of such age certainly deserves a decent discount. Last year the One M8 was available for one cent on Amazon with a two-year contract on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. This year’s HTC One M9 may be treated exactly the same way.
Last year we had a great opportunity to grab the barely one-month-old Nexus 9 for just $349.99. Now the device is over a year-old so obviously it will be cheaper, possibly hitting below $200 mark.
The Nexus 6, which currently costs about $400, could drop to $300 by Black Friday and the Nexus 5 might be for grabs for as little as $100. Keep in mind, though, that the Nexus 5 is no longer manufactured so you would be looking at used or refurbished models.
Black Friday 2014 didn’t bring any record breaking deals on the Sony Xperia Z3, but those who wanted to buy the phone could save up to $50. This year we expect the device to sport a price tag of less than $350. The Xperia Z3+, which wasn’t received very well by users and experts, will definitely require much more than a $50 discount to attract potential buyers.
Of course, at this point these are nothing more than predictions based on the past which may or may not come true. Some of the devices may get even cheaper, while others may not be as affordable as we would like them to be. Anyway, it’s always good to know, at least more or less, what to expect, especially when it comes to days like Black Friday where every minute counts and a moment of hesitation could result in losing a great bargain.