The Amazon Prime Day extravaganza is right on time this year, and as always, there are hundreds of deals to snag. If you’re due a smartphone upgrade, then there cannot be a better time than today as a whole bunch of Samsung phones — from the Galaxy S20 FE to the newest S21 line — are all selling at the lowest prices we’ve seen to date.
Samsung’s massively successful Galaxy S20 FE is even cheaper for Prime Day, available for just $479. It’s frankly a steal for a flagship-class phone that can still last you for years. The entire Galaxy S21 series is also discounted by $100 on its usual selling price — or a full $300 down from their MSRPs ($200 for the base S21 model). Meanwhile, the more budget-conscious among us can look at the Galaxy A71 5G, which is down to a sweet $375.
These are all the unlocked Samsung Galaxy phones that are currently discounted for Prime Day:
- Samsung Galaxy A71 5G - $375 ($70 off)
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE - $479 ($120 off)
- Samsung Galaxy S21 - $600 ($100 off)
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ - $700 ($100 off)
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - $900 ($100 off)
- Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra - $875 ($325 off)
- Samsung Galaxy Note20 - $750 ($50 off)
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - $1000 ($200 off)
The Galaxy S21 and S20 FE are almost certain to be the highlight deals for anyone shopping for a smartphone right now. The Galaxy S20 FE offers up the large form factor you're likely to be familiar with if you've shopped for a Samsung phone recently, though it uses 2020's top-end Qualcomm chip (Snapdragon 865), not the newer Snapdragon 888 you'll find in the Galaxy S21 family. In terms of speed, that's unlikely to make a difference, though.
The S20 FE is easily one of the best smartphone buys around at $480, including major flagship features like IP68 water resistance, 5G, and wireless charging (unlike previous Samsung FE phones). The S21 is a smaller phone, but offers a more powerful chipset and modem, as well as full metal and glass construction (the S20 FE has a plastic rear cover). The S21 will also receive an additional major Android version upgrade above and beyond the S20 FE, given it launched with Android 11, though both are receiving the same total level of software support (three major updates).
If you're stuck between the two, the deciding factor is probably going to be size. The S20 FE is a very substantial phone, while the Galaxy S21 is more compact. The cameras between the two are largely similar, as are the software and displays (aside from their dimensions). Both present great values at these discounted prices, though, so we don't think you'll be unhappy with either decision. Both phones work unlocked on all major US carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile — including the carriers' respective 5G networks (though the unlocked S20 FE lacks mmWave network support).