Deal: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge now available at great prices on eBay

Deal: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge now available at great prices on eBay
The international, unlocked variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge can be currently had at great prices from eBay.

Starting off with the standard version of the Samsung Galaxy S7, the international variant of the phone, in its unlocked variety, can be had for just $559. 

Seeing that the unlocked Galaxy S7 is priced at around the $700 by carriers and retailers, this is a very good deal for what many consider as the best non-phablet currently available on the market. On the downside, only the gold variant of the phone is available at this price. For much more details about the handset, check out our full Samsung Galaxy S7 review.

The larger and more interesting Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, which usually retails at nearly $800 can be had at just $628.99 on eBay. Those with an eye for large-screened smartphones are probably well aware that this is a very good price for what can be considered the best smartphone that money can currently purchase. All three color variants - black, gold, and silver - are available and the offer also includes free US shipping. Head on over to our full Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review for a complete analysis of the phone.

Both of these phones come with the Exynos 8890 chipset, which is what Samsung equips its flagship phones with in most markets. The US version comes with a Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is a fast beast on its own, but just not as fast or as power efficient as the Exynos 8890. Unfortunately, these phones lack Samsung Pay support, which is a bit of a bummer given how easy it is to pay for goods and services using Samsung's mobile payment technology.

These phones are unlocked models that will work on GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile. Sprint and Verizon customers should look elsewhere. Another thing to bear in mind before committing to a purchase is that these phones do not come with a warranty, meaning that you'll have to pay for any potential repairs yourself, although this drawback can be solved by getting a device insurance plan.

Related phones

Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

This should have been the price from the start. No phone is worth 700-800$ these days. Many phones prove that by offering 90% of the hardware for 300-400$. Pricing the phone higher and bringing the phone down only rips off the loyalists. Loyalists are extremely important for the long term success as Apple clearly shows and ripping off the fans is not a good business strategy. They should price it right and they will probably make up the margin from economies of scale anyway since a cheaper phone will sell more. I am not targeting Samsung only. We all know that HTC, Sony, Apple and LG are as much or bigger offenders.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@sarcastic_nerd You forgot to mention Microsoft...! As of now, Microsoft is giving Lumia 950XL on a BOGO (Buy One Get One free) Deal...! Get a 950XL and you get free 950!!!

7. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

They are not worth it. Windows 10 mobile has a lot of bugs right now and should be only bought by devs. Not to mention those are old 2015 phones now.

8. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

And none of the cheaper high end phones make a profit after everything is said and done. Looking at the actual net margins from Samsung (not to be confused with estimated material cost) , selling them at $600 from the start would actually mean a loss. Long term, that's not sustainable and rather a way to force your foot in the market. Even if we scrap the whole marketing budget, $300 to $400 for a newly released high end phone is not sustainable, unless the manufacturer aims to become a charity fund, rather than running a healthy business model. After a year, when costs come down and can be leveraged better, sure, but then the next high end standard has been established.

9. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

The profit margin is lower, yes. But that's mostly because Samsung phones don't sell as well as they used to. If they price it at 500$, they will sell a lot more of these. The major reason for the razor thin margin are too much marketing and too many products. If they just make one product and make it so good to not need as much marketing, they will sell a lot more and will make up that via economies of scale. How do you think Xiaomi or oneplus makes profit. Because they don't waste money on things like marketing or distribution, and they make very few products and sell them in a metric ton of amount. The profit margin of an iPhone is in hundreds of dollars whereas the margin of a galaxy S is barely 30$. The selling and manufacturing costs are similar. The reason for the much higher profit of Apple is because they sell so much.

11. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

If samsung didn't spend so much on advertising they might have higher margins

21. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Might or might not because of lower sales, and thus also lower economies of scale. See other Android makers that spend less on marketing.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7121; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Apple makes better profit because they are good at brain washing people that their phone is so great, when it is actually 2 years behind with tech or they recycle the 5s call it SE and sale it for more then you can get a 5s for new witch is a better phone then the SE. But have to give apple credit, they know how to convince people.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Please know what you are talking about before commenting. Makes you look less ignorant.

29. sissy246

Posts: 7121; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I know exactly what I was talking about.

15. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The profit margin won't be lower at $500, it will be a loss instead. Current margins during a good quarter are just 14%. The Chinese makers you mention don't really make a profit to begin with. Apple 's "one" (or less than a handful new models) phone model is incomparable because of the lack of competition within iOS. Thinking that pricing a product lower will make up for that through more unit sales without a careful analysis, is guessing at best. You can bet that Samsung already did that math and better than other Android makers, by miles. Even if we falsely assume that the whole Samsung marketing

17. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

"The profit margin won't be lower at $500, it will be a loss instead." I know. That's why you need to read my comment, and then reply. They will need to cut down on some things to turn that into profit. Then there is economies of scale. For $700$ a piece, if a phone sells 15 million it may make a loss but if it sells 100 million it will make a profit for even 500$. This is called economies of scale. I'm an economics student and I know my stuff.

20. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

" This is called economies of scale. I'm an economics student and I know my stuff." Fluff talk that rather proves the opposite. Without extensive market analysis and insight in all factors at play expressed in numbers and formulas, we can't make any substantiated claims at all. Because how can you form and transfer linear regression models without it? Weird University that doesn't teach such basics.

22. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

We are not doing analysis here. But the bill of materials is 250$ or so. If you sell 100 million instead of 50, you're gonna mark off at least 5000 million, which will easily overcome the cost down from 700$. This is simple math.

18. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

... budget is used for smartphones only (not even close), and that they would keep their economies of scale when scrapping marketing entirely (dreams), they could double their mobile margins at best, which still isn't enough leeway to drop initial list price by a whopping $300. Yeah, I already read the simplistic "cost savers" that you mentioned., which asume some kind of vacuum where ceteris remains paribus. And as said, that won't work for Samsung.

25. techbuttcheex

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

No it wouldn't. Marketing does not add that much to the cost of the phone. Firms like Samsung spend so much on marketing *because* the smartphone is an immensely profitable business model.. The bill of materials does reflect the actual cost of the phone. That's why Apple is the richest corporation in the history of the world---because the iPhone is a mass market product with such a high markup.

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I personally think it's one of the only devices that justify such high price tag, given everything that comes with it. First off, you get a $100 Gear VR free with the S7: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Americans-warming-up-to-virtual-reality-ready-to-pay-250-for-a-VR-gizmo_id79373 Next, you get a $30 gift for activating and using Samsung Pay: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Use-Samsung-Pay-on-your-Galaxy-S7-or-Galaxy-S7-edge-and-earn-a-30-gift-card_id79211 Add that to the cost of Galaxy S7 components: http://recode.net/2016/03/14/samsungs-galaxy-s7-costs-at-least-255-to-build/ In conjunction with the over $500 worth of Galaxy Gifts you get from Samsung: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S6-and-S6-edge-users-can-get-free-content-Galaxy-Gifts-worth-over-500_id68764 http://www.phonearena.com/news/Buy-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-and-get-575-in-freebies-from-Samsung-Galaxy-Gifts_id53397 And paying the premium price for the Galaxy S7 is easily justifiable. Whereas you'll be waiting for at least 500 weeks to gain the equivalent of that from apple's weekly 99c giveaways. And as far as I know, other Android OEM devices priced similarly don't offer anything like that. I for sure wouldn't complain about cheaper price, but I think it's just an even greater deal on a SmartPhone that was already easy to justify the price tag of. Doesn't have to be the price it was set at from the beginning.

19. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I would rather buy the phone at 400$ without all the goodies instead, Yes, the S7 edge is the best phone in the market. And it might be the only phone worth the price if there was any. But I'm just not paying 700$ on a smartphone. Let me tell you why: 1. I'm not planning to use gear VR. 2. Samsung pay doesn't work in my country. It works only in 2 countries out of like 200 countries. 3. Irrelevant. 4. Not gonna use those apps. I have an s6 edge and never used those apps. I already said I'm not targeting Samsung here. Apple and others are worse(read the last paragraph).

23. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

No one knows what gear VR actually cost, $30 gift for spending where? Samsung's own store? Then, $30 won't matter much, if otherwise, it would be nice. I remember samsung giving away some of their apps. The cost of apps are very hard to estimate the value. Adobe Suites cost more than a thousand bucks, is that really justified? Everyone would have a different opinion on that. What Samsung is giving away is nothing much actually, Why don't Samsung just lower the price to $300 and stop giving away stuff, if they are actually giving away $500 worth of stuff, would not that also be do-able? This just proves sammy is actually giving way less, and in long term, they know they will actually make a profit out of it. BTW, samsung is using VR to sell VR contents, which a lot of people are buying

28. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Same here, I too would rather buy a SmartPhone without those goodies. My OnePlus One is an example; offers almost everything the Galaxy S5 hardware offers, with a few hardware/software advantages and disadvantages, except for the goodies, and was a much better buy for me IMO. However, I'm not judging the worth of the S7 based on my uses alone. I may not use what it offers, but it doesn't make it any more of a ripoff, it's just not the device for me. The same thing applies to devices like the Surface Pro/Book. Just 'cause some people are only using it as a Laptop, doesn't mean it's overpriced compared to other Laptop-only devices. It still offers the practical uses of a Tablet and Digtizier Drawing board, it's just not the device for such people.

26. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Why set the bar low? When there are people willing to pay $1k for a "phone". I agree wholeheartedly with you. However, even $599 is kind of steep. If Samsung and Apple were to sell their devices say, for $1500 some will still buy it.

2. robertdenaro116

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

Hey guys please advise the best case for s7, I really love the cases here http://attractivereview.com/2016/04/13/top-14-samsung-galaxy-s7-cases/ , especially the third one Defender Series Realtree Case. you please syggest me which would be better for my s7 ??

3. Abdbaas

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Anyone knows how to get this to the UK and avoid tax duties?

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

didnt live there but you can ask ask the seller to send it as "gift" and dont use shop name as sender.. that still work in my country until 2-3 years ago, but now they just put tax on every single item that worth more than $50

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "This is a very good price for what can be considered the best smartphone that money can currently purchase." A little heart warming fluff piece for Samsung S-Moths...?! Specially those individuals who are bitter by HTC 10's critical acclaim? Awww...

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

But don't get me wrong... That's INDEED a great phone at a great price...

27. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

What's the Note 5 going for on eBay ? I would be more interested in that. For a good price.

32. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

Out of stock :(

33. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Some haters here complaint that Samsung puts a high price for the s7. Do they even have any knowledge of business? You guys claimed the internal hardware cost is only about 300 or $400 yeah it's correct but in order to produce a final or functional product, it takes many stages involving testing, manufacturing and marketing. The costs responsible for these stages are considerably high and taking R and D cost into account, $700 for the S7 is reasonable. I think you guys should stopping whinging about that and if you do that just because you hate Samsung, then your soul is pathetic. Last but not least, Samsung means technology, hating Samsung means hating technology.

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