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Best Cyber Monday 2022 phone deals

After Black Friday, we have Cyber Monday to look forward to - a sales event that typically only takes place in online storefronts and the websites of major retailers. Even better, over the last couple of years Cyber Monday has grown to be a Cyber Week for some stores. It's safe to say that, nowadays, the time around Black Friday is more like a couple of sales weeks, instead of just the one day of discounts.

But enough tangents, you are here for the phone deals, and we'll have them right here for you! Cyber Monday is still a few weeks away, but you can see the latest discounts we've fished out below:

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Best Cyber Monday phone deals right now


Samsung's latest and greatest Galaxy S21 flagship series, along with the Korean giant's cutting-edge folding phones can be yours for less this Cyber Monday. We also have solid deals for the Apple fans on the latest iPhone 13 series, as well as older iPhones.

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
8.8

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra


The Good

  • S Pen in a flagship, great for creatives
  • Industry-leading screen quality
  • Faster charging than before
  • 10X zoom camera is improved significantly
  • Video recording gets smoother stabilization
  • 4 years of major software updates!

The Bad

  • Battery life has gone down from the S21 Ultra
  • You get less RAM than last year
  • No microSD card slot, no headphone jack
  • Loudspeaker quality could be better
  • Jittery swiping, microstutter with gesture nav in One UI
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is the top-tier, super-beast phone by Samsung for the first half of 2022. 100x zoom, S Pen, crazy display — all the goods.

Samsung Galaxy S22+
7.7

Samsung Galaxy S22+


The Good

  • Superb display
  • Beautiful design
  • Adequate battery life
  • Good haptics and audio quality
  • Okay performance

The Bad

  • Image processing too extreme
  • Noisy low-light image quality
  • Not very ergonomic
  • Marginal improvements over Galaxy S21 Plus
  • Gets hot during gaming and heavier loads
The Galaxy S22+ is still a large-screen phone, it just doesn't have the extra bells and whistles of the Ultra. Thus, it is a bit cheaper, and if you can find it discounted — a lot cheaper.

Samsung Galaxy S22
8.5

Samsung Galaxy S22


The Good

  • Awesome display
  • Compact-ish
  • Good haptics
  • Good camera
  • OneUI is all grown up and fleshed out

The Bad

  • Not a huge improvement over S21
  • Battery life is a bit weak
  • Speakers need improvement
The Galaxy S22 still has an excellent camera and the same powerful processor, but it's smaller, more manageable, and the core Samsung experience at its finest.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
8.3

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE


The Good

  • Fast performance
  • 120Hz Adaptive refresh rate
  • Excellent camera performance
  • Lightweight construction
  • One of few dual SIM phones in the US

The Bad

  • Priced very close to flagship models
  • Plastic construction might disappoint some
  • No microSD, no headphone jack
  • Thermal throttling is an issue
The Galaxy S21 FE may be called an S21 but it was effectively released in early 2022. So, you can still consider it a budget version of Samsung's flagships for 2022.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
9.0

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G


The Good

  • Great 120Hz screen
  • Dual speakers do a great job
  • Cameras produce solid image and video quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Clean design
  • Has microSD expandable storage

The Bad

  • Disappointing haptics
  • Slow fingerprint reader
  • No more headphone jack
  • Gaming experience is a bit of a let down
The Galaxy A53 is an excellent midranger that has a good camera, awesome screen, and pretty solid performance. If you can find it at a discount, you can get a lot of phone for your money.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
9.0

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3


The Good

  • Solid build and feel, stable hinge
  • Excellent screens in and out
  • Both displays are 120 Hz
  • Improved software experience for multitasking
  • Smooth performance
  • Good speakers

The Bad

  • Folded, the phone is awkwardly thick and tall
  • S Pen is a separate purchase, which means most will miss out
  • Still has visible crease

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
8.0

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4


The Good

  • Improved battery life
  • Main camera is much better now
  • Compact form factor with no real competition
  • Improved reliability, screen protector better glued
  • Faster charging

The Bad

  • Cannot open with one hand
  • Crease is still very much there
  • $1,000 price might be too high for some
  • Front screen is still too tiny
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 will already be old news by the time Cyber Monday 2022 rolls out, so we will be looking for deals on both them and the new Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, after they come out.


Apple

Apple's iPhones come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and prices. From the super-powered iPhone 13 Pro Max, to the modest but handy iPhone SE.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
9.3

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max


The Good

  • Amazing battery life
  • Super bright display with great colors
  • Fastest performance of any phone
  • Improved camera
  • Best video quality of any phone

The Bad

  • Lacks fast charging
  • Size is a bit extreme and it is a heavy phone
  • Cinematic Mode needs some more polish
  • No USB-C makes life more complicated

Apple iPhone 13 Pro
9.3

Apple iPhone 13 Pro


The Good

  • Big improvements in battery life
  • ProMotion 120Hz is great
  • Great photo quality in all conditions
  • Best video quality of any smartphone
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Apple A15 is the fastest chip on the market

The Bad

  • Relatively slow charging speeds
  • No USB-C makes life more complicated
  • Phone has gotten a bit too heavy
  • Oversized cameras look plain ugly

Apple iPhone 13
8.5

Apple iPhone 13


The Good

  • Much improved battery life
  • Dynamic and jolly photos in more challenging conditions
  • Easy to view outdoors display with perfect calibration
  • Snazzy Cinematic video mode
  • Double the predecessor storage for the same price

The Bad

  • Slow display refresh rate for the price point
  • Wired and wireless charging take comparatively long
  • Cinematic video mode is finicky without good lighting
  • Taller notch eats into some video formats
  • Worse value for money ratio than the iPhone 13 Pro

Apple iPhone 13 mini
9.0

Apple iPhone 13 mini


The Good

  • Compact, light, comfortable to carry
  • Bright and accurate screen
  • Great camera system
  • Fast performance
  • 128 GB base storage

The Bad

  • 60 Hz screen
  • Small screen is not for powerusers - feels cramped
  • Battery life is OK, but still the worst in the lineup

Apple iPhone SE (2022)
8.0

Apple iPhone SE (2022)


The Good

  • Affordable price
  • Light, thin and compact
  • iPhone with a button classic vibe
  • 5G connectivity with C-band support
  • Super fast processor
  • Camera is great for day shots, video

The Bad

  • Feels dated
  • LCD screen instead of AMOLED
  • Screen feels too small for a modern phone
  • Battery life is improved, but still below average
  • Camera lacks night mode, has no ultra-wide lens
  • Only 64GB base storage

Google

Google's newest Pixel 6 phones are a lovely line of premium phones with pure Android, excellent cameras, and quite recognizable design.

Google Pixel 6 Pro
9.0

Google Pixel 6 Pro


The Good

  • Superb design
  • Sharp OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Good battery life
  • Great performance
  • Versatile camera setup
  • Great image quality
  • Loud and rich speakers
  • Wireless charging on board

The Bad

  • Slow fingerprint sensor
  • Android 12 has some quirks
Google Pixel 6
9.0

Google Pixel 6


The Good

  • Great price to value
  • Good-looking OLED screen with 90 Hz refresh
  • Great camera
  • Android 12 runs fast and smooth
  • Smart features and exclusive Assistant functions

The Bad

  • Speakers are thin-ish
  • Android 12 needs some polish in presentation
  • Tensor chip is smart but not a super-performer
Google Pixel 6a
9.3

Google Pixel 6a


The Good

  • Great value for money
  • Fast processor
  • Excellent camera
  • Great 6.1" size that does not feel too big
  • Clean Android, timely updates
  • Pleasing "staccato" haptic feedback
  • Pleasing loudspeaker quality

The Bad

  • Lacks a zoom camera
  • Pixel reputation for bugs and issues does not inspire confidence
  • Only runs at 60Hz
  • Headphone jack is gone
  • No charger in the box

OnePlus

The OnePlus 10 Pro is great, but the real value can be found in the OnePlus 9 series. They are already dropped in price, after the 10 Pro's release, and we will surely see massive discounts on them, come Cyber Monday. Not bad — you can get flagship phones for midrange money.

OnePlus 10 Pro
8.5

OnePlus 10 Pro


The Good

  • Great performance with good thermal management
  • Gorgeous display
  • Nice haptics and lovely sound
  • Premium design
  • Versatile camera
  • You get a charger in the box

The Bad

  • Sometimes bleak image colors
  • Color temperature inconsistencies between the different lenses
  • No auto Night Mode
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OnePlus 9Т


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OnePlus 9 Pro
9.3

OnePlus 9 Pro


The Good

  • Stylish and user-friendly design
  • Bright, colorful, smooth display
  • Superb performance
  • Very fast storage
  • Great camera performance
  • Super-quick wired and wireless charging

The Bad

  • Battery life is not that good
  • Lack of some software features
OnePlus 9
9.0

OnePlus 9


The Good

  • Pretty, functional design, solid build
  • Beautiful screen
  • Fast performance
  • No-nonsense user interface

The Bad

  • Camera was a bit of a letdown
  • Speakers are shrill

Motorola

Waiting on a new Motorola Razr to slap on here. Either that or the older model will get massive discounts then!

Motorola razr (2020)
4.5

Motorola razr (2020)


The Good

  • Compact design
  • Useful external display
  • Good battery life

The Bad

  • Poor gaming performance
  • Creaky, squeaky hinge
  • Slippery design with too much plastic
  • Just one camera
  • Image quality not befitting a $1399 phone
  • Inconvenient rear fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity issues

Sony Xperia

Sony Xperia 1 IV
8.0

Sony Xperia 1 IV


The Good

  • Light and comfortable
  • Camera records very good video
  • Headphone jack, notification LED
  • Stereo speakers sound great
  • Runs buttery smooth

The Bad

  • Exorbitant price
  • Camera photos are not as great
  • Three different camera apps, none of them feels fully fleshed out
  • No charger, no cable, no earbuds in box
Sony Xperia PRO-I
8.0

Sony Xperia PRO-I


The Good

  • Sharp and accurate 4K 120Hz OLED display
  • Distinctive industrial design
  • Remarkable camera versatility
  • Superb video-recording capabilities
  • Natural, not overly processed photos and videos
  • Loud and clear stereo speakers
  • Plenty of storage plus microSD card support
  • Outstanding flagship-grade performance
  • User-friendly hardware features

The Bad

  • High price
  • Shutter button is too sensitive
  • Only 30W fast charging
  • Mushy haptic feedback
  • No biometric alternative to the fingerprint scanner
  • White balance discrepancies between the different cameras
  • Camera interface doesn't rotate
Sony Xperia 1 III
7.5

Sony Xperia 1 III


The Good

  • Full of enthusiast features: 4K screen, microSD slot, manual camera controls, headphone jack
  • Unique tall and narrow look, stylish design
  • Lightweight body

The Bad

  • Grossly overpriced
  • Overheats easily
  • Battery life is just average
  • Photo and video quality is disappointing
  • Camera app is convoluted, has a lot of limitations
Sony Xperia 5 III
7.5

Sony Xperia 5 III


The Good

  • Stylish design and premium build quality
  • 6.1-inch 120Hz FHD+ OLED screen, free of eyesores
  • Snappy performance, clean Android
  • Awesome camera system with powerful software underneath
  • MicroSD card slot, 3.5mm audio jack, notification LED, stereo speakers
  • IP65/68 protection
  • Amazing battery life
  • Lightweight and comfortable

The Bad

  • Expensive
  • Gets hot under pressure
  • Fast charging is not that fast
  • No wireless charging
  • Fingerprint reader is a mess
  • Annoying issues across the board

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