Samsung’s long-awaited Galaxy S22 devices are finally available for pre-order, including the first true Galaxy Note successor, the S22 Ultra. As always, Samsung and mobile carriers are offering killer early bird deals on the new phones, helping you save hundreds or even get an S22 for free.
Update, 2/25/22: The Galaxy S22 is now available. We’ve updated this article to include the latest deals.
These deals may expire quickly, so take advantage of them while you still can! Bear in mind that pre-order deals are no longer available, as the Galaxy S22 series has officially launched.
More often than not, Samsung’s website is the premier destination to save big on the latest Samsung phones. The company loves to offer trade-in discounts, free accessories, and other perks without any wonky requirements—carriers rarely give discounts unless you’re on expensive Unlimited plans.
Customers who trade-in a device for the Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22+ can get up to $550 in credit toward their purchase. Additionally, Samsung will give you $50 in Google Play credits with the purchase of your phone.
Those who spring for the Galaxy S22 Ultra can get up to $850 in enhanced trade-in credit. Samsung will also give you a whopping $100 in Google Play credits when you buy the Galaxy S22 Ultra, and man, those credits could buy you a ton of movies or games.
Save at Samsung
Save hundreds on your Galaxy S22 device with an eligible trade-in. Plus, get up to $100 in Google Play Store credits.
Notably, Best Buy will honor your carrier’s trade-in deals if you activate an S22-series phone though its website. Verizon customers could save an additional $1,000 on their purchase, while AT&T customers can save an extra $900. T-Mobile and Sprint customers can get an extra $740 discount with their trade-in, which is definitely better than nothing.
Save at Best Buy
Save hundreds on an S22-series phone when you activate it through Best Buy. Bear in mind that Best Buy will honor carrier trade-in deals, so you could save extra money shopping through Best Buy instead of your carrier.
As always, Verizon offers a smorgasbord of deals to help you save on an S22-series phone. These deals could help you get an S22-series phone for free, especially if you’re on an Unlimited plan.
I have to put these deals in a bulleted list. There are just too many of them!
- Switcher Offer: Up to $1,000 off a Galaxy S22-series phone when you add switch to a Verizon 5G Unlimited plan (or open a new line) and offer a qualifying trade-in. Plus, an extra $1,000 to help you pay things off when you switch.
- BOGO Deal: Buy a Galaxy S22+ and get a second one for free when you switch or add a new line on select 5G Unlimited Plans. Also, get a free $1,000.
- Trade-In Offer: Save up to $800 with a qualifying trade-in. Select 5G Unlimited plans only.
If you’re on a Verizon 5G Unlimited plan, then you’re practically guaranteed to save on the S22. You just need to pick which of these deals works best for you—for most people, I assume the basic trade-in offer is the way to go.
Save at Verizon
Verizon 5G Unlimited customers can save big on an S22-series device when switching plans, adding a line, or trading in a device.
If you’re an AT&T customer rocking an old Samsung device, you could get the Galaxy S22 for free. All AT&T customers get $800 off an S22-series phone when they trade in a Galaxy S, Z, or Note device. Your trade-in device can be old as hell and in terrible condition—AT&T doesn’t care! (Your $800 discount doesn’t cover the full price of your S22+ or S22 Ultra, so if you get these larger phones, AT&T requires you to set up a qualifying installment plan.)
You can also save 50% on Samsung accessories when you buy a Samsung phone from AT&T. Note that this particular deal isn’t exclusive to the S22-series devices.
Save Big at AT&T
Trade in any old Galaxy device and save $800 on a new S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra at AT&T.
Both T-Mobile and Sprint customers can save big on S22-series phones (or get one for free) with a trade-in. It’s a solid deal, even if you aren’t on an unlimited plan!
That said, T-Mobile Magenta MAX customers (and those on select Sprint plans) get the best deal. You can get an S22 or S22+ for free with a qualifying trade-in, or save $1,000 on the new S22 Ultra.
All other T-Mobile and Sprint customers can save up to $500 on an S22-series device with a qualifying trade-in.
Save at T-Mobile or Sprint
Get a free S22 or S22+ with with a qualifying trade-in on a T-Mobile Magenta MAX or eligible unlimited Sprint plan. Or, save $1,000 on the S22 Ultra with your trade-in.