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Top Android Phone Deals For Cyber Monday

Now that Black Friday is over, all of our attention is turned towards the next big shopping eventーCyber Monday. Similar to Black Friday, hundreds of items will be heavily discounted from retailers all across the country; the only difference is that Cyber Monday generally involves online shopping as opposed to in-store shopping. Having said that however, an increasing number of brick and mortar shops have also began participating in the event in the recent years; in fact, it’s not uncommon for stores nowadays to hold “Cyber Week” sales following the Monday. From electronic gadgets to kitchen appliances, there will be yet another round of exclusive deals for those who are ready to take part in more shopping. Online shopping also comes with several perksーfor instance, you don’t have to lug the products home yourself; you can get everything directly shipped to your own homeーconvenient and easy. On top of that, there are also no crowds nor line ups. On this particular page, we’ll be focusing on the various Android phone deals that will be available this upcoming Cyber Monday.

Considered to be a necessity to many, cellphones come in all sorts of shape, sizes, and brandsーbut that’s not all, they also run on different operating systems. To date, the two most commonly used mobile operating systems are the Apple iOS and Android; allow us to delve a little deeper into the Android. Since it was first developed by Google in the mid 2000’s, Android devices have grown to encompass a large part of the mobile user base. Not only is the operating system used for smartphones, but also for other tech devices such as TVs and tablets. Some of the more popular Android phones include those made by LG, HTC, Samsung, Sony, Lenovo, to name a few. With time, it would appear that they’ve only continued to grow in popularity.

Although these mobile devices are owned by many around the world, they are not always the cheapest. Generally speaking, they can run anywhere from $150 to $1000 depending on the exact make and specs. For example, you can buy the older Samsung Galaxy J7 model for around $340 while the newer Samsung Galaxy S7 would set you back closer to $900. While smartphones are definitely an investment, many would agree that such devices are worthwhile for their priceーespecially if it’d last you a good few years. Lucky for us however, many of them go on sale during Cyber Monday. Judging by what has been advertised, a number of big-name retailers will be marking them down including Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Newegg, Blackberry and HTC, just to list a few. If you’re in the market for a new phone, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best Android phone deals that will be available this upcoming Monday.

Amazon:

  • 2016-cyber-monday-android-phone-amazonHonor 8 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked): Regularly priced at $399.99, now yours for only $264.99!

Modern and sleek, the Honor 8 boasts an innovative 12 megapixel dual-lens camera for crisper, and sharper photos. Featuring a wide aperture mode, you can easily redefine the focus even after you’ve captured the shot. Equipped with a fast charging battery, it also comes with a revolutionary 3D fingerprint sensor for an added level of security. Available in Pearl White or Midnight Black.

  • Moto G Play 4th Generation 16GB (Unlocked): Regularly priced at $149.99, now yours for only $129.99!

Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Moto Go Play is equipped with a 1.2Ghz quad-core processor for a seamless smartphone experience. Complete with a 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, it also offers 16GB of internal storage for all of your media files (expandable to 128GB). Fitted with a vivid 5 inch 720P HD touch-screen display, it is also ideal for playing games, watching movies or surfing the web.

  • Moto Z Play 32 GB (Unlocked) with a Moto Insta Share Projector: Now yours for only $499.99!

Featuring a 16MP auto-focusing camera, the Moto Z Play also comes equipped with a 5MP front-facing camera for easy and convenient selfie taking. Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it boasts an amazing 50 hour battery lifeーso that you can use it all day without needing a recharge. Customizable with interchangeable back covers, it also comes with 32GB of internal storage for all of your photos and videos. Includes a Moto Insta-share projector.

  • Sony Xperia X 32GB (Unlocked): Regularly priced at $399.99, now yours for only $348.60!

Lightweight yet durable, the Sony Xperia X features a 5-inch curved glass touch-screen display and a seamless metal back. Equipped with a powerful 23MP camera that is capable of capturing photos in less than 0.6 seconds, it comes with a 2620mAh battery that can be used for up to 2 days at a time with one charge. Available in multiple colours, its Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor also allows for PS4 Remote Play gaming.

If you’d like to grab an Android phone without the hassle of a contract, Amazon has a few unlocked models that may be suitable for you. Our of the four, the Moto G Play may be the most cost effective as it’s currently available for only $129.99ーthat’s not a bad price for a speedy 4G LTE smartphone in today’s market!

Blackberry:

  • 2016-cyber-monday-android-phone-blackberryBlackberry Priv Smartphone: Regularly $649.00, now yours for only $299.00!

Packed with features, the Blackberry Priv features a slide-out physical keyboard for quick and easy typing. Complete with a 5.4 inch curved touch-screen display, it also comes with an 18MP dual-flash camera and 32GB of flash memory. Known for its excellent battery life, the Blackberry Priv can easily be used for up to 22.5 hours from a single charge. With access to over a million apps via Google Play, entertainment options are truly endless.

  • Blackberry DTEK50 Smartphone: Regularly $299.00, now yours for only $229.00!

Designed with privacy in mind, the Blackberry DTEK50 ensures that your private details are never shared. Fitted with a stunning 5.2 inch scratch-resistant touch screen display, it comes with an 13MP rear-facing camera and a 8MP front-facing camera complete with flash. Convenient with its intelligent keyboard, it also offers the best of Android with access to millions of Google Play apps. Includes a microSD card slot that can be used to expand the storage up to 2TB.

If you like the idea of using a physical keyboard, then you may wish to consider these two offers from Blackberryーas they’re the only company to offer such a feature. Obviously, the better deal out of the two would be the Blackberry Priv. Currently priced at only $299.00 from its MRSP of $649, it is well over 50% off! Speaking of which, the Blackberry DTEK50 is also priced competitively at $229.00 (same as Amazon).

Newegg:

  • Huawei Honor 8 Dual Camera 32GB Smartphone: Regularly priced at $399.99, now yours for only $289.99!

Now close to 30% off, the Honor 8 from Huawei comes with a Bionic 12MP dual-lens camera as well as a 8MP front-facing camera. Fitted with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, you’ll be getting nothing but a smooth performance from this device. Featuring a 2-in-1 3D fingerprint scanner, it also boasts a beautiful 5.2 inch TFT touch-screen display with 16 million colors. Includes 3 months of free screen protection.

  • ZTE Axon 7 Mini with Snapdragon: Regularly priced at $299.98, now yours for only $199.98! (and you get a free Hamilton Beach Programmable Dispensing Coffee Maker)

Powered by an Octa-Core Cortex processor, the ZTE Axon 7 Mini features a 5.2 inch AMOLED display with 1080×1920 resolution. Fitted with dual-stereo speakers, it also utilizes a fingerprint scanner for an added level of security and privacy. Complete with a 16MP rear-facing camera, it comes with 32GB of built-in storage for all of your multimedia files. Runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

  • ZTE Axon 7 64GB Gold Smartphone: Regularly priced at $399.98, now yours for only $349.98! (and you get a Free pair of Monster ROC Sport Freedom Bluetooth Headphones)

Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core processor, the ZTE Axon 7 boasts a 5.5 inch AMOLED display with gorilla glass for extra durability. Fitted with a 20MP auto-focusing rear camera and a 8MP front-facing camera, it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Memory (expandable up to 128GB). Comes with a quick-charging 3250 mAh battery that can be used for up to 16 hours of talk time. Includes a free protective phone case.

If you’re eyeing the ZTE Axon 7, Newegg will be discounting them for Cyber Monday. In terms of the Huawei Honor 8 however, it’ll probably be better for you to buy it from Amazon as they’re selling it for a little over $20 cheaper ($264.99 vs $289.099). Having said that, Newegg’s ZTE Axon 7 and ZTE Axon 7 Mini are priced competitively and worth buyingーespecially since they come with some free goodies!

Best Buy:

  • 2016-cyber-monday-android-zte-axonZTE Axon Mini with 32GB of Memory: Regularly priced at $299.98, now yours for only $199.98!

Perfect for those who are looking for a compact, yet powerful smartphone, the ZTE Axon Mini comes with a large 5.2 inch AMOLED touch screen that’s perfect for playing games, or viewing photos or videos. Fitted with a 16MP rear-facing camera, it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor. Featuring a dual SIM card design, you can easily combine and use two numbers and networks at the same time.

  • Free $250 Best Buy Gift Card and Samsung Virtual Reality Gear when you register for a Samsung Galaxy S7 or a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with AT&T

Now for a limited time, Best Buy will be offering a free $250 gift card with every Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge purchased and activated through AT&T’s monthly instalment plans. In addition, you will also be given a free $50 credit for Oculus content for use on your included Samsung Virtual Reality Goggles. To redeem said googles, simply go to Samsung’s promotions page and fill in the necessary information on the claim form.

If the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge is something that tickles your fancy, then be sure to jump on this offer as it’s probably one of the best smartphone deals available at the moment. On AT&T’s monthly installment plan, the Galaxy S7 will work out to be $28 per month (for 24 months) while the S7 Edge will be $33 per month (for 24 months)ーit’s a definite good deal for those who’d rather not have to pay $700+ upfront. On top of the incredible pricing, you’ll also be given a free $250 best buy gift card for future purchases and free Samsung Virtual Reality gearーit doesn’t get much better than that, honestly.

HTC:

  • HTC 10 Smartphone: Regularly priced at $699, now yours for only $499!

Available in four different colours, the HTC 10 features a modern all-metal unibody with a dual-textured finish. With a main 12MP laser auto-focusing camera, capturing life’s incredible moments have never been more convenient. Fitted with a 3000 mAh battery, it can be used for up to 19 days on standby. Designed to last, it comes with a 5.2 inch LCD touch-screen display complete with curve edge Gorilla Glass.

  • HTC One M9 Smartphone: Regularly priced at $649.00, now yours for only $300!

Featuring ergonomically tapered mirror edges, the HTC One M9 is loaded with more customizable functions than ever. With the HTC Themes app, you can easily change the feel and look of your phone to your heart’s content. Boasting a 20MP rear-facing camera, it delivers nothing but clear, crisp images and flawless videosーthe included HTC Eye Experience software also enables you to take voice selfies, split captures and more. Available in four colours.

If you’re looking for an HTC One or an HTC One M9, grabbing it directly from HTC’s official website may be the way to go. At $499, the HTC One is close to 30% off, while the HTC One M9 is over 50% off at just $300. To compare, Amazon currently has the HTC One for $554 and the HTC One M9 for $315. Remember, this offer from HTC ends at 9PM on November 29th, 2016ーso don’t wait too long before making your decision.

B&H Video:

  • 2016-cyber-monday-android-samsung-galaxys7Samsung Galaxy S7 with 32GB Memory (Unlocked): Regularly priced at $669.99, now yours for only $550!

Water resistant, the Samsung Galaxy S7 offers a powerful performance with its Snapdragon 820 chipsetーfitted with 4FB of RAM, it can handle the heaviest of multi-tasking. Featuring an impressive 5.1 inch AMOLED touch-screen display, everything you see will be vivid and high-definition. For those who like capturing photos, it also comes with a 12MP rear-viewing camera complete with dual-pixel technology.

  • LG G5 with 32GB Memory (Unlocked): Regularly priced at $599.99, now yours for only $399.99!

Featuring a large 5.3 inch IPS Quantum display, the LG G5 looks stunning even when viewed from wider angles. Powered by a 2.15 Ghz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, it comes with a versatile dual-camera array which includes a standard 16MP lens and a 8MP wide angle lens. Equipped with 32GB of ample storage, you’ll have plenty of room for your music, videos and pictures.

Out of the two deals offered by B&H Video, the LG G5 is priced the most competitively at $399.99ー same as what it’s selling for on Amazon.

So that’s it for our list of Cyber Monday Android phone dealsーthere were actually more than we had expected! It just goes to show that Black Friday isn’t the only day full of crazy sales. With all the difference choices available, now would definitely be a good time to upgrade your old Android smartphoneー it’s not everyday that their prices are marked so low after all. As with all purchases however, it would probably be a good idea to read up on a few reviews (on the specific models/makes) prior so that there’ll be no surprises once you bring it home.

Brooke Carter
Freelance writer who loves dogs and anything related to Japanese culture.
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