Cyber Monday deal: Galaxy Z Flip 3 is down to $500 at Best Buy with activation, no trade-in required
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There's a lot of things you can buy with $500, but until recently, a new foldable smartphone wasn't on the list. For Cyber Monday
2021, Best Buy changes things with a hot deal on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, originally $999.99, can be had with a discount of $250, $300, or $500 at Best Buy, depending on the carrier you choose. Activation is required, unsurprisingly, but a trade-in is not, which makes this one of the best Cyber Monday Samsung phone deals
this shopping season.
Obviously, activating with Verizon will get you the sweetest discount on what we described as "the first mainstream foldable phone"
in our Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 review
. The discounts you get with a T-Mobile or AT&T plan aren't bad either, beating the deal you'd get should you choose to shop at Samsung's own store.
However, if you do have a phone to trade in, do check out Samsung's online shop as the company's trade-in compensations are extra generous -- and you can trade in several devices, including phones with cracked screens! The free Galaxy Buds 2 earphones you get are a nice bonus, especially when the Galaxy Z Flip 3 doesn't have a headphone jack.
Is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 the right phone for you? That's a tough question to answer. It's a cool phone and a guaranteed conversation starter, not to mention that the pocketable size is a stand-out feature many would appreciate. On the other hand, its long-term durability is questionable, and for a similar sum of money, a non-foldable, Galaxy S-series phone should be able to deliver better camera performance and battery life. But hey, you won't get that satisfying hang-up thump out of a normal phone, would you?