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The new generation of Galaxy S23 phones announced earlier this year and many Galaxy S23 deals is live, but that just means you can score better deals on last year’s model. If you don’t want or need the absolute latest and greatest, now is a great time to get a S22 phone.
Not only did Samsung recently drop the starting price of the base model by $100, but many carriers and retailers are looking to unload their stock before the new models hit the shelves, so there are many deals and offers to take advantage of. There are some discounts out there on unlocked models, and you can save even more if you have an old device to sell or need a new line of service. To help you take advantage of these offers before they’re gone, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals out there on Galaxy S22 phones below.
The Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra all feature several major camera improvements over the S21 generation of Samsung devices, including larger pixel sensors and Adaptive Pixel technology for better nighttime photography and video. There’s an improved portrait mode, as well as a new auto framing feature that can detect and track up to 10 people to capture everything in one photo clearly.
But, it is Galaxy S22 Ultra which made the biggest splash. Samsung’s top-of-the-line phone introduces the S Pen in the S series for the first time, honoring the now-cancelled Note.
The S22 Ultra also features significant camera upgrades, including Samsung’s largest pixel sensor ever, as well as more raw photo tools for more comprehensive editing, and an advanced Super Clear Glass lens for smoother and crisper night videos without flares.
We’ll take a closer look at all the details for each of the three flagship Galaxy S22 models and show you the best Galaxy S22 deals across the internet and in stores.
What colors does the Galaxy S22 come in?
Both the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are available in phantom black, phantom white, green and pink gold. The Galaxy S22 Ultra comes in slightly different lineups: phantom black, phantom white, green and burgundy.
How much will the Galaxy S22 cost?
The three Galaxy S22 models are available in different storage configurations, and with the recent announcement of the new Galaxy S23, Samsung has dropped the base price for the Galaxy S22 by $100. US pricing for each model now starts at:
- Samsung Galaxy S22: $700 (originally $800)
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus: $1,000
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: $1,200
Both the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus will be available in 128GB and 256GB storage options with 8GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra will also add options for 512GB and 1TB with up to 12GB of RAM.
Be sure to check out all the Galaxy S22 deals below.
Best Galaxy S22 deals
Most carriers and retailers are offering some sort of S22 deal right now, especially if you have an older device you want to trade in. This page will be updated as new offers become available, so keep checking if your carrier or preferred retailer is not listed below.
Samsung’s site is the obvious place to buy Galaxy phones. It offers all device configurations and has several payment options, plus it offers carrier and unlocked models so you can choose between buying the phone outright, by paying the carrier or financing of it by Samsung, depending on your preference.
Currently, Samsung does not offer any direct discounts on locked models, although it does guarantee trade-in credits for both working and damaged devices. Those who trade in a device in good condition will get at least $180 in trade-in credit on the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus, or at least $100 for damaged devices. Those trading in for the S22 Ultra will get at least $275 for devices in good condition, and at least $155 for damaged devices. You can earn a lot more depending on which devices you trade-in, though, with the latest iPhones netting you up to $720.
If you decide to go with a carrier through Samsung, you can save up to $1,000 in bill credits when you trade in your old device.
If you don’t want the headache of navigating carriers, plans and installation fees, you want an unlocked phone that you can buy right away. You can save up to $150 on select S22 models, $95 on the S22 Plus, or $200 on the S22 Ultra. Just note that the discounts jump between different colors and configurations.
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As preorders for the new S23 series go live, Verizon has reduced its deals on the S22 series, but still offers some ways to save. Those who prefer the base model Galaxy S22 can save up to $340 when adding a new line of service to an eligible 5G plan, no trade-in required. You can also receive a free $200 Verizon gift card when you port your existing number from another carrier. Verizon is also offering some bonuses with the purchase of any Galaxy S22 phone, including up to $670 off a Galaxy Tab S7 FE, $330 off a Galaxy Watch 5 and 50% off a pair of Galaxy Buds 2 .
Best Buy offers support for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile upgrades and new lines in-store and online, which means you can take advantage of some of the great carrier offers available on currently. If you’re looking to trade in a device, you can save up to $1,000 through Verizon or $800 through AT&T or T-Mobile with a new line of service as well.
If you want an unlocked model, Best Buy is also offering $150 off the S22 Ultra, though you’ll need to opt for same-day activation to get the discount (basically defeating the point of an unlocked locked phone). Best Buy also has its own trade-in program where you can save even more.
T-Mobile usually has some sweet deals for new customers and existing ones alike. Right now, T-Mobile has a few different deals available, which will vary depending on whether or not you’re on a Magenta Max plan.
Customers on the Magenta Max plan can save up to $800 on all three models, scoring you the standard S22 for free when adding a new line of service to your existing plan. Magenta Max. Those without a Magenta Max plan can still save up to $400 when adding a new line to another eligible service plan. And if you have an old device to trade in, you can save up to $1,000 if you’re on a Magenta Max plan, or up to $500 if you’re on another plan.
Boost Mobile is offering new and existing customers a great deal on the Galaxy S22 device. For a limited time, the carrier is offering a nice discount that brings the base price of the 128GB Galaxy S22 down to just $350, $450 off the regular price. Unfortunately, the S22 Plus and Ultra are completely sold out at the moment, and only select S22 configurations are still in stock. Since Boost Mobile is a prepaid carrier, you’ll have to buy the phone right away, but at this price it’s worth it.