When it comes to the iPhone 5S, the best Black Friday deals won’t be found at a third-party retailer like Best Buy or Walmart. Instead, they will be found on AT&T’s online storefront, where the iPhone 5S is selling at 50 percent off, provided you’re willing to commit to a two-year contract.
Curiously, the offer is not a Black Friday deal in the truest sense, as it isn’t advertised as such on the AT&T store. That means it’s likely that AT&T will launch a separate set of deals on Black Friday itself, or some time in advance, on top of the rock bottom prices the carrier is offering right now. A complete list of deals is available on the AT&T store’s smartphone selection page, but for a quick rundown of what iPhones are on sale, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C 32 GB both cost $99 on-contract, while the iPhone 5C 16 GB and the iPhone 5 are priced at just $49.
Aside from Apple handsets, a few popular Android phones are also discounted ahead of Black Friday on AT&T’s online store. The Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy Zoom all cost $99 apiece on a new contract, as does the Nokia 1520. The HTC One is also $99, while the Moto X is priced at a dirt-cheap $49. Refurbished HTC One, iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4 units cost as low as $75. All in all, this could be a great time to take advantage of those low smartphone prices, as it isn’t sure whether something similar, or better, will be offered by AT&T on Black Friday.