We’re the biggest fans of mobile phone deals but when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you need to keep an eye out for what kind of “deals” you’re really getting.
Nothing is totally confirmed, since some deals are only revealed during the day itself, but we have heard from our sources that several carriers and companies are using this time to ship out dead wood to clear out space before the Christmas sales season. Watch for re-branded phones and older models in new cases – we’ve seen a lot of that in the past as well. In our experience, these deals will very often end up with you buying an outdated phone, sometimes with discontinued software and for which it is very hard to find adequate support.
Our main advice as far as Black Friday is concerned is to do your research beforehand and stick to your guns. If you decide on a phone after you read about it, don’t get the model below just because it’s at a ridiculous price.
As far as Cyber Monday is concerned, you have the added advantage of being able to check out the offers right away, and compare the specs of the mobile phones on offer with other phones you might be interested in. Why not use our phone reviews page to get to know the phone better and have a more informed decision on whether you should buy it?