Best phone deals this week — record breaking Black Friday discounts, free wireless, and more

Pat’s deals of the week

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In this weekly column, Android Central’s E-Commerce Editor Patrick Farmer rounds up the five best phone deals of the week, from sweet trade-in opportunities to record-smashing discounts.

Black Friday 2023 is exactly two weeks away, and I must admit, it’s been a strange month for phone deals so far. The prices of some of our favorite devices have been fluctuating wildly; some brand new phones have received record-breaking discounts completely out of the blue, while other devices have received no attention whatsoever. 

In my column this week, I’m going to focus on gathering the top Black Friday phone deals I’ve seen so far, from good old-fashioned discounts to carrier deals. I’m also going to use the audience data and price tracking tools at my disposal to tell you whether I think you should take advantage of a deal now or wait until we get closer to Black Friday/Cyber Monday to make your purchase. It’s hard to know anything for sure, especially this year, but as we get closer to the big sale, things should become a bit more predictable.