Good smartphone deals are typically few and far between, but right now Amazon is offering a great one. The retail giant has marked down the Samsung Galaxy S22+ to $800—$200 off its typical price. Not only is this 20% discount from Amazon a notable drop from MSRP, but it also matches the second best price we’ve seen for this smartphone (it dropped $50 lower back in May). Even better: It comes fully unlocked, meaning it can be used with the carrier plan of your choice to better fit your budget and needs.
With this deal, you’ll get a factory unlocked smartphone with an 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, all for the same price as the smaller base model (the Samsung Galaxy S22). The Plus has a large and bright display screen and uses a powerful processor (the speedy Snapdragon 8 Gen 1). However, the Plus also has the same resolution as the S22 despite an increase in size, which means fewer pixels per square inch. That being said, the Plus’ 8K camera is unrivaled at its price, capturing beautiful, clear images and video—even at night—that surpass equivalent smartphones like the iPhone 13.
If you’re concerned about durability, this once-plastic model has been upgraded in the newest iteration with an aluminum frame and a robust Gorilla Glass Victus+ chassis, both of which should help protect your phone in case of a drop. Although the Plus’ overall specs and battery may not hold up against higher-end models, like the S22 Ultra, it still offers a lot for the price.
In short, if you’ve got champagne taste on a beer budget, the Galaxy S22+ is a happy medium that will satisfy both palates—especially on sale. If you’re willing to wait, we may see another drop to $750 in the future, likely around Black Friday. But if you’re looking to upgrade now, this 20% deal from Amazon will save you a quick $200 today.