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The 7 best October Prime Day phone deals still available

ZDNET found the best phone deals during Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days event, with discounts on the latest iPhone 15 Pro, Samsung, and more still available.
Written by Kerry Wan, Senior Reviews Editor
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max | Save $1,199
iPhone 15 Pro (Blue Titanium) in hand, in front of an Apple Store
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
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Google Pixel 8 Pro | Save $350
Google Pixel 8 Pro in Bay Blue
Google Pixel 8 Pro
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 | Save $100
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 running Good Lock
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
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Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G | Save $100
Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) on a table
Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G
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OnePlus Nord N30 5G for $270 (save $30)
OnePlus Nord N30 displaying a ZDNET best list for cheap 5G phones.
OnePlus Nord N30 5G for $270 (save $30)
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Amazon's October Prime Big Deal Days event is done and dusted, but we've dug up the best remaining deals and offers on the latest smartphones. That means even if you're doing some last last-minute shopping, there are still discounts to be had on select phone models that ZDNET has tested and recommended throughout the year, including the new iPhone 15 and Google Pixel 8 series. (Monday is the final day to grab a deal on the Google Pixel 8 line, so don't miss out.) 

Also: Best October Prime Day deals still available

Below, you'll find the best deals still available on Amazon today, and I don't expect them to last much longer.

Best October Prime Day phone deals 2023 still available

  • Current price: Free
  • Original price: $1,199

That's right, it's the inaugural "free iPhone" deal that's always too good to be true -- but not really. If you happen to be eyeing a new carrier to switch to, Boost Mobile will actually sell you the latest iPhone 15 Pro Max (as well as the Pro and non-Pro models) for free when you enroll in a Boost Infinite plan -- the company's 5G data plan. You're still paying for a monthly data plan; the iPhone 15 Pro is just a bonus.

  • Current price: $999
  • Original price: $1,349

Google's preorder offer for the new Pixel 8 Pro is surprisingly still available, meaning you can snag the latest Android flagship and get a free Google Pixel Watch 2 -- valued at $349.

  • Current price: $899
  • Original price: $999

Samsung's newest flip phone, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, is currently $100 off on Amazon.

  • Current price: $299
  • Original price: $399

The Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G -- I know, it's a mouthful -- is one of the better $400 phones I tested this year, and it helps that it's one of the few that has a built-in stylus. At a $100 discount, one of the best mid-range Android phones gets better.

  • Current price: $270
  • Original price: 300

If you're looking for a solid budget 5G phone, the OnePlus Nord N30 is on sale now for $270.

When is Amazon's October Prime Day 2023?

Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days sales event ran from Oct. 10 through Oct. 11. However, some deals that were live during the sale are still available.

How did we choose these Amazon Prime Day deals?

ZDNET only writes about deals we want to buy -- devices and products we desire, need, or would recommend. Our experts also use established price comparison tools and trackers to determine whether the deal is actually on sale and how frequently it drops. 

We also looked over customer reviews to find out what matters to real people who already own and use the deals we're recommending. Our recommendations may be based on our own testing -- in addition to extensive research and comparison shopping. The goal is to deliver the most accurate advice to help you shop smarter. 

What is the best phone?

We test a lot of phones at ZDNET, from ones that flip and fold to ones that can communicate via space satellites, so we have a knack for knowing what's the best on the market.

Currently, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is the best phone you can buy. It features a large 6.8-inch AMOLED display, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, a 5,000mAh battery, four cameras at the rear including one that shoots up to 200MP photos, and an S Pen stylus siloed on the bottom corner.

If you're not a fan of larger phones, there's a good chance you'll find something more to your liking in ZDNET's best phones list.

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