This was an excellent year for smartphones, with powerful sequels (iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4) and new entrants (Moto X, HTC One) battling for shoppers’ attention. If you’ve been holding out on getting one of these popular handsets, Black Friday is the time to pick one up. Such stores as Target, Best Buy and Wal-Mart are all running Black Friday sales, allowing you to save big, and sometimes even get some extra goodies. Here are some of our favorite smartphone deals to help you save cash.
With tons of camera features, a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and the ability to control your TV, the Galaxy S4 is Samsung's flagship phone for a reason. If you've considered splurging on the (normally) $199 device, why not wait until Black Friday and take one home for nothing? You read that right — starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Best Buy stores are allowing you to snag a store-exclusive Blue Arctic S4 for no money down with a two-year Verizon, Sprint or AT&T contract. Not only will you have a great new phone, but you'll also have it in a hue none of your friends do.