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The best Samsung Galaxy S22 deals available right now: April 2022

With these promotions and deals, you can get the latest Samsung Galaxy S22 for $100 off, or trade up to save $850 on the S22 Ultra.
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Written by June Wan, Tech Editor on

Samsung unveiled a trio of Galaxy S22 smartphones during Unpacked earlier this year. The devices herald a new era of Galaxy handsets and follow the successes of last year's Galaxy S21 series. That said, there are deals aplenty if you're looking to snag the latest Galaxy for less. Play the right cards and you may even be able to obtain a device for free. Check out the best offers from carriers, retailers, and Samsung below to learn more.

Also: Best Samsung Galaxy S22 cases and accessories

Amazon

Save $100 off the Galaxy S22 + Prime shipping

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Right now Amazon is discounting $100 off the smallest Samsung Galaxy S22, dropping it to one of its lowest prices yet. Prime members can also reap the benefits of faster shipping, with the now $699 phone expected to deliver within two days depending on where you live. The web store does accept trade-ins but the discount conversions are not as attractive as Samsung's.

Target

Save $100 off the Galaxy S22

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Like Amazon, Target is also offering the smallest Samsung Galaxy S22 model at a $100 discount, pricing it at just $699. For the savings, you're still getting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 device, a 120Hz refresh rate display, a reliable camera system, and one of the most comfortable-to-hold smartphones on the market.

Samsung

Save up to $850

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Let's start with Samsung's promotion for the Galaxy S22. Towards the purchase of any S22 device, Samsung is offering enhanced trade-ins for qualified phones, discounting up to $850 off. The trade-in list includes newer devices like the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Apple iPhone 13 and older ones like the Samsung Galaxy S9, so you're bound to save a couple of hundred dollars by turning in an old phone.

More: Preparing for a trade-in? Check out our full guide to get the most money

Best Buy

Save $50 off

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If you prefer to shop from a third-party retailer, then Best Buy is worth an eye. With a qualified activation, ordering any of the Samsung Galaxy S22 models will come at a $50 discount. You can activate the new phone on Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T networks, and the brick-and-mortar also offers trade-in discounts worth up to $700 for eligible devices.

Verizon

Save up to $1,000 with an eligible trade-in and plan

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Verizon users can take advantage of a list of benefits when ordering directly from the Big Red. There's a pair of deals available, so let me break it all down and let you decide which is best.

  • Switcher offer: You can get up to $1,000 off a new Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone by trading in a qualifying device (old or broken), be on a select 5G Unlimited plan, and either add a new line or switch to Verizon.
  • BOGO offer: Buy a Galaxy S22 or S22+ outright, and Verizon will cover the cost (up to $800) of a second unit when you add a line or switch onto a select 5G Unlimited plan.

T-Mobile

Save up to $1,000 with an eligible trade-in and plan

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Since merging with Sprint, T-Mobile has found inclusive ways to treat both new and existing users. That extends to its latest promotions for the new Samsung Galaxy handhelds. 

Here are the best deals from the Un-carrier right now:

  • Trade-in offer: Get the Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22 Plus for free (or up to $1,000 off the S22 Ultra) via 24 monthly bill credits when you trade in a qualifying device on a Magenta MAX and add a new line.
  • Users who are enrolled in other data plans can still get 50% off across 24 monthly bill credits after trading in an eligible device.
  • BOGO offer: With the purchase of an S22, you can get a second device for free (or up to $800 off the larger S22 Plus and S22 Ultra models). You'll be given the $800 credit via 24 monthly bill credits and must add a line to any plan to qualify for the BOGO offer.

AT&T

Save up to $800 off by trading in ANY Samsung Galaxy device

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If you're on the AT&T network and own an existing Samsung Galaxy device, there's a pretty sweet deal waiting for you. Right now, new and existing users can get $800 off any Samsung Galaxy S22 device when trading in any Samsung Galaxy Note, S, or Z model device, in any condition. The catch? You must be under a qualifying installment plan (36 months, any Unlimited plan).

What Samsung Galaxy S22 models can I buy?

There are three models of Galaxy S phones to shop from this year: The S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra. Like previous iterations, the smallest and plus-sized offerings come with similar internals -- like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and 8GB of RAM -- and mainly differ in screen and battery size. Though not the most expensive devices in the lineup, the duo is worth your consideration if you're wanting to spend less while still obtaining most of the Galaxy flagship experience.

The Ultra, on the other hand, boasts a couple more top-of-the-line features, like a new and improved camera system, a large 6.8-inch QHD+ display, and a built-in S Pen. It's the premier Samsung Galaxy phone and all the added benefits come at a higher price, of course.

What storage options and colors are available?

Here's a breakdown of what storage options and colors are available for each Samsung Galaxy S22 model. Price and availability will vary based on where you're buying from.

Model

Storage

Color

Price

Samsung Galaxy S22 (6.1-inch)

128GB, 256GB

Phantom Black, Phantom White, Pink Gold, Green

Starting at $799.99

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (6.6-inch)

128GB, 256GB

Phantom Black, Phantom White, Pink Gold, Green

Starting at $999.99

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (6.8-inch)

128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, Burgundy

Starting at $1,199.99

Can I really get a Samsung Galaxy S22 for free?

With carrier-specific offers, it is possible to receive a fully-discounted device. The catch is that most stores require you to trade in an older phone, commit to a 2- or 3-year billing subscription, and be enrolled in an eligible data plan. In the grand scheme of things, you're technically giving your time and service to the carrier, in exchange for a heavily discounted phone. You also have to pay taxes and activation fees (if applicable) when opting for a "free phone" promotion.

More: ZDNet's Jason Cipriani breaks down the fine print of carrier deals

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