Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now at least $100 cheaper

Update: Unfortunately, Samsung and Best Buy offered the S8 and S8+ for $100 less only for a limited time. 

Less than two weeks after releasing unlocked versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the US, Samsung today expanded the handsets' availability. Thus, in addition to being sold via Best Buy and through Samsung's own website, the two unlocked phones can also be purchased via Amazon, Target, and eBay.

But the real good news is that both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now $100 cheaper at Best Buy and on Samsung's website. This means you can buy an unlocked S8 for $624.99 instead of $724.99, and an unlocked S8+ for $724.99 instead of $824.99. Even more, eBay seems to be selling the phones for just $599.99 and $699.99, respectively, though this is probably a temporary deal.

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are compatible with all relevant US mobile carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and so on. In case you haven't done it already, you can find out all there is to know about the two handsets by checking out our Galaxy S8 review and Galaxy S8+ review.

sources: Samsung (S8, S8+), Best Buy (S8, S8+), eBay (S8, S8+), Press release

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

unlocked but not exynos variant pass!!!

10. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

$625 is still insane. These are $200 phones that should be selling for $300 retail.

15. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

They're one of the most expensive phones to manufacture, with that logic no phone should cost over $300.

2. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

This is how samsung sells their S series. Drop prices considerably from the go, so that more and more people can be lured to purchase one. I bet mediocre sales(by Samsung's standard) of S8/S8+ weren't helping, so they decided to cut down prices so soon. Now don't link articles that say S8 sales are higher than S7. That is normal since S7 was average looking, and most of the sales went to S7 edge. Now S7 edge is officially replaced by S8, so sales have transferred to that version. But overall sales of S8/+ seem underwhelming.

7. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Only two companies immune to this are Apple and Rolex. Everyone else the price drops after a month or two. One month is a long time in the cell phone world. Isheeps shouldn't be proud that they are sustaining Apple from following these same pricing rules everyone else does. In fact, they should be ashamed.

9. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017


13. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Theyre not even close to being the only two... rolex isn't even the only one in their market, tag heuer and bulova(for whatever strange reason) will also hold steady on pricing until the model is a few years old, and apple isnt even the only American company or most prolific at it, Harley-Davidson will perpetually price gauge for at least a decade in a business where prices drop like an anchor the minute you sign a paper. I could probably name a few others if i just gave it a seconds thought... Point is, this isnt a price drop, this is just a sale. Prices will be right back to where they started in 2 weeks, tops. If not next week right after the US celebrates fathers day. Permanent price drops dont come until the product is either set to be discontinued or replaced.

24. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Everyone who criticises Samsung is an iSheep ? Are you born dumb or what ? Never had an iPhone in my life and will never have. But I don't like the dominance of Samsung over​ Android market either. Samsung phones are anyday behind competitors in performance, the only advantage that leads to their sales being Adverts, Brand name and so called specs on paper(that's not even the case now except of dual curved screen). I want this to change. Samsung is just not worth it.

3. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

unlocked but not exynos variant pass!!!

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

We read you the first time.

5. BuffaloSouce unregistered

As a former Best Buy employee, this is something all companies do. Sales like this start on Sundays and usually last a week or 2 then go back to regular price. In the same timeframe, you'll see temporary price changes from LG, Motorola and just about everyone else. Same thing happens with laptops, tablets, computers, TVs etc. You'll have idiots claim Samsung is doomed but in reality, this is a common practice in retail and will happen again throughout the year. Also not a Samsung fan boy since I sold my S7 Edge and picked a Axon Pro.

6. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

S8 isn't better than S7 Edge but much more expensive. People may go for for the S7 Edge for better performance/price ratio.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

@6 - The S8 is wayyyyy better than the S7/S7 Edge.

18. westicktogether

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

No it's not.

14. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

The s8 is definitely better than the s7 edge. The only advantage the s7 edge has over the s8 is in video size due to the cropping of the unpopular mobile aspect of the s8.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

@Torr310 http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=7945&idPhone2=8161& compare how much better tbe s8 os over the S7 edge. Bigger display, yet smaller and lighter. BT5, gigabit modem, higher resolution, improved rrar canera, new front camera, USB Type C, Bixby, face recognition, iris scanner, improved speaker, cleaner and faster UI, and and so much more. The upgrade from the S7 edge to the S8, is way better than upgrading from the iPhone 6S to the 7 as an example.

8. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I thought they got over the Note 7 speed trap but I guess not. Either way, GS7 sales is still good considering.

12. haydenb

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

But just beware the unlocked models seem the last to be updated. I have an unlocked S7 edge also and it just got updated to nougat last month

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The S8 and S8 Plus are the best phones on the market at the moment. The Note 8, will supplant them, like the iPhone 8 will supplant the 7 Plus. In basically all areas, other than game loading (sometimes), and holding apps in memory, my S8 Plus is flat out better, and far more feature packed than my 7 Plus. Deal with it fools. It's also way ahead of the S7 Edge.

17. mudcat626

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Samsung plays its sheeps for fools. Everyone should know by now that if you wait a month after they release their new S model at the price of the iPhone to make a false equivalency, that they can buy the phone 200 dollars

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"after they release their new S model at the price of the iPhone to make a false equivalency," Really? So, you think equivalence in smartphones is about the price tag alone? Well, the S8 is a flagship and Samsung priced it on launch at flagship price tag. Problem?

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

New Android phonea come out every week on average. IPhonea come out onces a year. Competition forces competitive pricing. If Samsung could make a Galaxy S with iOS and yet had all the same features it had now, how many you think Apple would sell?

21. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Techie: Your question proved how stupid you are. Apple is Apple and Samsung is Samsung.

23. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

IT'S A TRAP!! If you pay for an unlocked phone from Sammy, you'll be last to receive updates...if ever. Don't follow my mistake.

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