Best AT&T Black Friday deals: Recap of 2022 and expectations for 2023

Best AT&T Black Friday 2022 deals
Black Friday 2022 has officially ended, which means that nothing remains for us but to make a recap of the event and draw our expectations for 2023. 

Black Friday 2022 gave us tons of deals on many superb phones, tablets, and smartwatches, with many BOGO deals available on Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, Motorola flagships, and more. 

Next year's Black Friday event will take place in late November 2023, as usual, and we expect tons of deals on all the upcoming hot phone that will see the light of day in 2023, as well as most devices that we saw discounted in 2023. 

What were the best AT&T Black Friday phone deals in 2022?

AT&T had a ton of great deals on phones in 2022, including a multitude of BOGO deals and markdowns on the hot Galaxy and iPhone flagships. Most of these deals call for a qualifying trade-in and might also require you to open a new line on an eligible 5G plan.

Some of the more intriguing deals saw a massive $1,350 write-off on the awesome Galaxy Z Fold 4, as well as $750 off on the Galaxy Z Flip 4, both with trade-in required. Meanwhile, the awesome Galaxy S22 ultra was $825 off, of course with a trade-in required, and the Galaxy S22 Plus went down by $650 off, selling for just $350 with trade-in. Finally, the awesome regular Galaxy S22 was available for just $325 with trade-in, which was a superb deal on the compact flagship.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

The Good

  • Solid build
  • Empowering multitasking features
  • Beautiful displays
  • Stylus support
  • Smooth performance
  • Good battery life

The Bad

  • Expensive
  • Still has a crease
  • Thick and heavy, harder to carry around than a slab phone

A similar neat discount was available on the iPhone 14 Pro Max as well, which was 74% off with trade-in, while the iPhone 14 was free with trade-in. The iPhone 14 Plus also got discounted by a whole lot of $800, while the Pixel 7 could be yours for free with trade-in. 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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

What were the best AT&T Black Friday 2022 smartwatch deals?

BOGO deals are usually associated with phones, but this year AT&T had some exceptional BOGO deals on the Apple Watch Ultra, Apple Watch 8, Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen, Galaxy Watch 5, Google Pixel Watch, and more.  

Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra

The Good

  • Exceptional rugged design
  • Bright and vivid display
  • Solid and reliable battery life
  • Intuitive and logical watchOS 9 interface
  • Excellent performance and functionality
  • Great selection of wellness and health features

The Bad

  • At $799, it's not very affordable
  • Little differentiation from the Apple Watch Series 8
  • Just a single color option

When do the AT&T phone deals start on Black Friday?

There's probably no way of guessing when AT&T will kick off its Black Friday deals. Sure, it might seem intuitive that as soon as the Thanksgiving Turkey goes cold, the carrier will unleash its deals and promotions, but there's a high chance that the deals will be revealed days ahead of the actual Black Friday. In 2022, for example, the Black Friday deals kicked off a week ahead of the discount festival, so we expect the same pattern in 2023 as well. 

Can I get a free iPhone from AT&T on Black Friday?

Similarly to Verizon and T-Mobile, AT&T usually has its own BOGO deals this Black Friday. By buying an iPhone with an eligible line, you can get a second unit for free, which is essentially a 50% off. The most recent iPhones are usually included in AT&T's BOGO deals, but so are some slightly older yet still relevant iPhones. In 2022, we saw lots of similar deals on the iPhone 14-series and the iPhone 13-series. So, yes, technically, you can get a free iPhone on Black Friday, and we expect that to remain the same in 2023 as well. 
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