Best Prime Day 2021 phone deals: Samsung Galaxy S21, Google Pixel, Motorola Razr 5G and more – CNET

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This story is part of Amazon Prime Day 2021, CNET’s guide to everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal. Samsung’s affordable Galaxy S20 FE, which stands for “fan edition,” packs many of the great features of its flagship siblings, last year’s Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, for a much lower price. The phone includes a solid triple camera, a powerful processor, IP68 waterproofing and 5G connectivity, leading us to give it a CNET Editors’ Choice Award. At 1 off for Prime Day, it’s possibly the best price we’ve seen yet on this phone.
Read our Moto G Power review.

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The Galaxy Note 20, released in last year, has several of the same premium features as the pricier Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, including strong battery life. While it can’t quite keep up in terms of screen technology, camera specs, build material and RAM, it’s a solid option — especially for 0 off during Prime Day. 
Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Plus 5G is the midlevel version of the flagship S21 phone (find out how it compares to the S21 and S21 Ultra). It features a 6.7-inch screen, three cameras and a 4,800-mAh battery. At Samsung, you can now get the phone for 0 off with no trade-in. If you do have a trade-in, you could end up getting it for far less money.

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The Moto G Play is one of Motorola’s budget smartphone options that looks more expensive than it actually is. It has a fingerprint reader incorporated into the Motorola logo on the back of the phone, as well as a headphone jack and 32GB of storage. Right now it’s on sale for 0 at Amazon.

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The Galaxy S20 Ultra is among Samsung’s most advanced (and expensive) flagship phones, released in 2020. Its greatest feature may be its camera, with a 108-megapixel sensor, 100x zoom lens and 40-megapixel selfie camera. The phone also has a huge 5,000-mAh battery for extended battery life.
The Galaxy S10, Samsung’s 2019 flagship phone, has a number of great features for a good price — especially with this sale. CNET rated it an 8.9 out of 10 thanks to its top-notch screen, camera and battery life.

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The Moto G Stylus includes a large 4,000-mAh battery, 128GB of storage, a 6.6-inch display and a quad camera array. Plus, the stylus adds a level of precision that makes navigating the phone more efficient. It’s on sale for 0 at Amazon.

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Samsung’s Galaxy A42 phone is a budget 5G option worth considering, especially for 0 off. It has lower specs in some cases compared to the A32 and A52, but it’s price tag and 5G option make it a compelling choice. 
Last year’s OnePlus 8T includes a silky 120Hz display and four cameras on the back, along with a large 65-watt charger that juices up the phone quickly. It’s available for almost 0 off at Amazon right now.

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The Motorola Edge comes with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and has a 6.7-inch FHD OLED display as well as three rear cameras and a front-facing camera. It’s on sale for 0 for Prime Day. 

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CNET’s review called the Galaxy S21 the “no-brainer ‘you’re due for an upgrade’ phone” thanks to its sleek design, 5G support and lower price — made even better with 0 off at Amazon right now, one of the best deals we’ve seen.

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Amazon Prime Day is officially into its second half. The big sale kicked off on Monday and lasts until the end of Tuesday. On top of that, we’re getting competing sales from Walmart and Target at the same time. While Prime Day is well underway, more specials will continue rolling out as it progresses. And we’ve already collected lots of discounts on phones with prices so low they’re matching earlier Prime Day or Black Friday prices on Amazon and other sites.
In 2019, CNET’s review called the Galaxy Note 10 Plus “the most premium Android phone for your money.” Two years later, the phone still holds up, with its large 6.8-inch screen, all-day battery life and excellent camera tools. At Amazon, you’ll find the phone for 9 as part of Amazon’s Renewed program — that means it’s used but works and looks like new. It’s also backed by the 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee, so you can get your money back if you aren’t satisfied.

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Looking for a flip phone with all the best smartphone perks? Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip, released last year, has a foldable screen, reverse-wireless charging and lots of strong specs for its experimental design. CNET’s Jessica Dolcourt called it “the best foldable phone I’ve ever used.” You can find it for off at Samsung, or more if you have a trade-in.

Note that prices and availability were accurate at the time of publication, but are subject to change. Make sure to check back often for the latest deal prices, as we’re updating this article on a rolling basis to account for newer, better Prime Day phone deals and expired offers.

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The 2021 Moto G Power features a wallet-friendly price, a gigantic 5,000-mAh battery and 32GB of storage, along with a 6.6-inch display and triple-rear camera array. Motorola promises that the phone will last up to three days of regular use on a single charge, and in our testing, it’s held up so far. It’s on sale for 0 at Amazon.

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