The Best Black Friday Phone, Tablet, and Watch Deals


Want a stylus with your phone? Samsung makes the best one (nearly the only one). The massive Note 20 Ultra (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a sprawling 6.9-inch screen, and the S Pen stylus is tucked away for you to pull out for scribbling or marking up documents. It’s one of the most powerful Android phones around with the Snapdragon 865+ processor, and it delivers great battery life, 5G, excellent cameras, and all the bells and whistles you’d want. If you buy it directly from Samsung, you can get a chunk extra off the phone if you trade-in an eligible device.

Galaxy A71 5G

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Google Pixel 4A for $300 ($50 off)

*Best Buy (Requires Activation), Amazon ($350 Unlocked, But Still a Good Deal)

The Pixel 4A is a good deal if you want a solid phone, don’t care (yet) about 5G network compatibility, and aren’t in need of the Pixel 5’s higher-end specs. In short, it’s all the phone you really need, and that’s why WIRED’s smartphone reviewer extraordinaire Julian Chokkattu gave it a coveted 9/10 in his review. Like with the Pixel 5 deal, you have to activate the phone at the time of purchase on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, and Sprint will also give you a total of $150 off if you open a new line.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G for $500 ($100 off)

Amazon, Best Buy, Samsung

There are better phones, even at this discounted price (like the Google Pixel 4A 5G), but if you want to stick with Samsung, the A71 5G is solid. It runs well, delivers more than a day of battery life, and has perks like expandable storage and a headphone jack. However, it doesn’t have the brightest screen, the cameras aren’t amazing, and there’s no water resistance or wireless charging.

OnePlus 8

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OnePlus8—12 GB Ram and 256 GB Storage—for $570 ($130 off)

B&H, OnePlus ($599