Smartphone deals abound this Black Friday with many of the nation's top retailers offering big bargains on some of the latest and greatest flagship smartphones.
Top-rated devices on major carriers Verizon, Sprint and AT&T, like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, LG G5, Moto Z and others are on sale at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and other outlets and we've got a roundup of the best deals.
Best Black Friday Deals On iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus, 6s And 6s Plus and SE
What's new this year is water resistance and an improved camera, especially in the phablet-size Plus model that incorporates a dual lens setup. The iPhone 7 Plus has proven to be especially popular in the wake of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall, with many former Samsung customers making the switch to iOS.
This year it looks like all of the big-box stores have a version of pretty much the same deal. Best Buy, Target, Walmart and others are offering the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with a $250 store gift card. Different models at different storage configurations may offer a lower gift card value at some outlets, and restrictions require most purchasers to use either Verizon, AT&T or Sprint's device installment plans.
Other outlets are including older iPhones in the mix, for example Walmart is offering the same $250 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus or SE. The iPhone 7 Plus is also in short supply right now and therefore may be hard to snag on one of these deals.
Best Black Friday Deals On Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge
Samsung is of course still reeling from the aforementioned Galaxy Note 7 recall. The company had been poised to have a stellar holiday season with the phablet having received great reviews, and interest in the new iPhones being muted because of a lack of new features. Now Samsung is focusing instead on its other flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
The best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Black Friday deal comes from Target this year. Any purchaser of either device receives a $250 store gift card, a free Samsung Gear VR headset and an additional $50 Oculus content pack. The device must be purchased on the associated carrier's respective installment plans.
If you're looking to buy a phone outright, Best Buy is offering the Galaxy S7 for $550, a $120 savings off the regular price, on the 32 GB gold or black models, with the gold being sold in-store only. Sprint also has a great BOGO deal on the Galaxy S7 exclusively from the carrier itself.
You can also check out Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge offers on Amazon. You can check the prices for these smartphones here.
Best Buy Black Friday LG G5 And Moto Z Deals
Both the LG G5 and Moto Z feature modular setups that allow for the attachment of specially designed accessories, and Best Buy has great deals on both smartphones. Best Buy customers can grab a $300 gift card with purchase of the LG G5 on either Verizon or Sprint's installment plans, while Moto Z buyers will save $384 off the retail price of that device when purchasing it on Verizon's installment agreement.