If you’re interested in buying an iPhone X, Best Buy offers consumers multiple options. First, Verizon customers can take from $249.99 to $499.99 off the cost of a new iPhone X (with qualifying trade-in). If you’ve been eyeing an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, those phones can get between $174.99 to $399.99 off with trade-in. Meanwhile, Sprint customers can get an iPhone X for as little as $20/month. If you need more than one iPhone X, Sprint via Best Buy is also offering a free second iPhone when you purchase your first iPhone X.
Amazon deals are ephemeral, popping up and quickly gone again—sometimes in just a few hours. We’re not aware of any particularly good deals on new iPhones right now.
Why you should buy here
Amazon rarely has great deals on carrier-locked phones, but it can be a last refuge for those who want to buy fully unlocked phones that may be otherwise hard to come by.
You may pay a premium for it. Consider this unlocked iPhone X, which at the time of this writing sells for almost $200 over the retail price and is not even eligible for Amazon Prime.
If you have the patience for it, you can keep an eye out for flash sales and Gold Box Sales, but that’s usually where you find deals on accessories, not the phones themselves.
Amazon is a great place to find older iPhone models at steep discounts, though. For example, you can pick up a refurbished iPhone 6S in Rose Gold for $320. Just be sure to check the seller ratings!
Why you shouldn’t buy here
If you’re not struggling to find the hot new iPhone unlocked, or in the market for an old model at a cheap price, there’s generally no reason to go to Amazon to buy an iPhone. On the latest models, Amazon sellers generally charge full retail price or more. If you want to switch carriers or activate a new line, carrier stores will typically offer a big incentive.
Most phones seem to be sold through third-party sellers, so you have to dig into the seller ratings to verify that you won’t get ripped off. That can be a hassle.
You can sign up for the iPhone Upgrade Program via the Apple Store App, which is great, because the Apple Store App is the best way to pre-order a new iPhone. Using the app, you get all of the advantages of ordering online, without having to worry about stalling pages. You can use your existing credit card information to make your purchase, buy with gift cards, and even check out with Apple Pay. It also requires very little effort on your part, which is great for those late-night pre-orders.
Verizon is taking 50 percent off all iPhones — including (PRODUCT) Red editions — when you trade-in your old device. Naturally, you’ll need a newer phone to get the trade-in max.
For instance, to get 50 percent off the iPhone 8, you’ll need to trade-in an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Note 8, Pixel, Pixel XL, LG G6, LG V30, or a Moto Z Force. To get 35 percent off, you’ll need to trade-in an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, Galaxy S7, Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, LG G5, LG V20, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z2 Play, or HTC 10.
iPhone X features an all-screen design with a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display with HDR and True Tone.¹ Designed with the most durable glass ever in a smartphone and a surgical grade stainless steel band. Charges wirelessly.² Resists water and dust.³ 12MP dual cameras with dual optical image stabilization for great low-light photos. TrueDepth camera with Portrait selfies and new Portrait Lighting.⁴ Face ID lets you unlock and use Apple Pay with just a glance. Powered by A11 Bionic, the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone. Supports augmented reality experiences in games and apps. With iPhone X, the next era of iPhone has begun.