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Black Friday 2016: the best tech deals

Update: The latest Black Friday deals have arrived!

Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to get great deals on tech, and it's sooner than you think. We will update you all day on where the hottest sales can be found.

Here at AndroidPIT, we're getting into the Black Friday spirit ourselves. Head over to our AndroidPIT Deals Store and browse of what we have on offer. To take advantage of some of the best tech deals available on the web. There are smartphones, accessories, even giveaways.

Carriers

US

Last year, Sprint hit us with some major specials for Black Friday, and right now you can head over to check out their pre-Black Friday specials. You could grab a prepaid LG 4G Volt for only $29.99 or a variety of other devices. The deals are not yet live but when they're ready we'll let you know.

Apart from Google, Verizon is the only authorized retailer for the Pixel and Pixel XL, and they're now offering several ways to save:

  • On November 24 and 25, you can get the 32 GB Pixel for $10 per month and the 128 GB for $15 per month.
  • If you're switching to Verizon or opening a new line, you can save $200 on a new Pixel or Pixel XL from November 24 to 27.
  • If your're an existing customer, you can save $100.
  • The 32 GB version of the Pixel and Pixel XL are available for $240, and the 128 GB version is available for $360, but you'll have to pay $649.99 upfront and have the difference added as a credit to your phone bill for the next two years. 

Verizon will also be selling Google Home for $99.

UK

Vodafone got over-excited and started pumping out deals ahead of the big day back in 2015. Its website listed a range of deals on a variety of devices, including a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (32 GB) for just £29 a month, a savings of £240. Take a look at the official Vodafone Black Friday website when the big day comes along.

Smartphones by manufacturer

Google

Last year, Google pumped out some pretty juicy specials on its Nexus devices. This year, Verizon is offering some big discounts on Pixel devices (see above). Maybe this will entice some hesitant buyers over to this new line of smartphones. On Google's own store, Pixel is available from $649, Google Home is $99 and Chromecast is only $25.

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Will we see discounts on the Pixel on Black Friday? / © AndroidPIT

OnePlus

OnePlus is no Black Friday lightweight. The OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X went on sale invite-free directly through the OnePlus website last year, and the sale continued through November 30. This year, all the good discounts are on gear bundles and accessories. The Go Big or Go Home bundle comes with your choice of protective case for the 3/3T, a Dash power adaptor, a Dash Type-C cable, OnePlus Bullets and a glass screen protector, all for $78.73.

 

The sale lasts through November 27 at 12:01AM PST.

Samsung

Samsung is still reeling from the Note 7, so now is the perfect time for Samsung to show its appreciation for its customers by giving them a chance to buy a Galaxy S7 at 50 percent off, right? Well, we certainly hope so. This year if you but a Galaxy S7 edge or Galaxy S7 you'll also get a free Gear VR gift pack, plus a $250 Samsung.com Rewards eCertificate when you buy from Samsung.

When you buy a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on a Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint installment plan from Target, you get a $250 Target gift card and a Gear VR.

You can get a certified pre-owned 32 GB Galaxy S6 for $400 or an S6 Edge for $450 at Samsung's website

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Will we finally see a big discount on a Galaxy S7 this Black Friday? / © ANDROIDPIT

Huawei

Last year, Huawei started its promotions with a deal that got you $50 off the Huawei Watch when you bought a Nexus 6P. I feel like the accessory/phone pairing is kind of 2015, and with few accessories that really entice us from Huawei I've been hoping for a deep discount on a smartphone.

And...my wish has been granted. Huawei has announced it will be adding many of its newer devices, including the Honor 8, to its Black Friday sales event this year. See the list below to find out where and when you can get these Black Friday discounts for the Honor 8, the MediaPad M3, the MateBook, and the Huawei Watch.

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A rundown of Black Friday offers from Huawei  / © androidandme.com

Sony

There were some decent – if not exactly jaw-dropping – Xperia deals last Black Friday. We're hoping to see the Xperia series come in at discounts of 10 to 20 percent on Black Friday 2016. Sony devices released this year need to come down in price anyways as they weren't really that popular.

LG

From Best Buy, you can get a $300 Best Buy gift card with your purchase of an LG G5 on a Verizon or Sprint installment plan. That should help cover some of your other holiday purchases at the retailer. Check out the deal here.

Motorola

Get the Moto Z Droid on Verizon through Best Buy and save $504.23 with an installment plan. It's available for $240 or $4.99 per month here.

HTC

HTC has some great deals this year at their website. Get $200 off the HTC 10, plus the HTC One M9 is available for $300 (was $649). The HTC One A9 is only $275, down from $499.99.

Other Deals

Amazon

Amazon is known for offering a daily series of cut-price wares for some time both i the run up to and after Black Friday. Amazon Prime users will have already received advanced warning of these deals. To get started on a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime, click here. You can always cancel the membership after the trial period.

The 6-inch Kindle is available for $49.99, rather than the usual price of $79.99. Get the deal here.

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There are plenty of benefits for an Amazon Prime membership. / © AndroidPIT, Shutterstock

In addition to getting early notifications for Black Friday, an Amazon Prime membership gives you plenty of benefits. You get free two-day shipping for all in-stock Amazon purchases. You get access to tons of video streaming with original, award-winning content, and you'll also be able to stream a music library of over two million songs.

Bose

Bose has QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones for $199.95, that's about 20% off. There is also a 50% discount on SoundSport in-ear headphones, bringing the price down to $49.95. There's also SoundTrue around-ear headphones selling for $99.95, down from $179.95. View all of Bose's Black Friday deals here.

Fitbit

On their official site, you can save up to $30 until Monday. The steepest discounts are available on the Alta and Aria models, available for $99.95, down from $129.95. See all of Fitbit's deals here.

GoPro

GoPro only has one big Black Friday offering, the HERO Session™ Holiday Bundle. The bundle comes with the lower tier a HERO Session™ camera and a handler, 16 GB SD Card and a GoPro Gift Bag. The offer is worth $249.99 but it is on sale for $179.99, until November 28th. The camera alone is usually $199.99, so this represents a great deal. Check it out here.

Chromecast

Chromecast, usually $35, will is available for $25 at Target and Staples.

Google Home

Google Home, usually $130, will be available at Verizon (online and in-store) and Best Buy (in-store only) for $99. 

Quick links to Black Friday stores

Quick links US

Quick links UK

Are you holding out for some great Black Friday 2016 deals, or can you simply not wait until then to get your hands on a 2016 flagship? Tell us in the comments.

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