Deal: who needs midrangers when new Galaxy S9 hits a sub-$500 price on Amazon

Deal: who needs midrangers when new Galaxy S9 hits a sub-$500 price on Amazon
What's a midranger these days? Well, if we go by the price, anything that's half the tag of today's $999 high-enders would certainly qualify. How about a sub-$500 price for last year's flagship of the world's largest cell phone maker?

That's the latest deal for the Galaxy S9 on Amazon, where you can now get the unlocked model, ready for any US carrier SIM card, for just $488. The compact, premium-built phone is still a very powerful device with dual-aperture camera, 10nm Snapdragon processor, and the newest Android 9 Pie with Samsung's one-hand-usage-friendly One UI.

What's more, it's not some "renewed" unit with generic accessories, but a fully-fledged unlocked model with valid US warranty, and that's a lot these days when it comes to affordable phones sold by Amazon. 

Granted, there is no trendy dual camera set, and this price is only for the black model, but the blue and lilac ones are just a few dollars more, and still keep the price of this premium phone below $500, and, if you settle for the "renewed" offer, it can go below $400 even.

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)



1. IT-Engineer

Posts: 579; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Just be because Samsung and apple are selling 900$ phones that doesn't mean 500$ is a midranger, OnePlus has the best hardware in the market, yet it costs 500$. It is a high-end phone that beats the s9 and iPhones in most day to day usage. Would you then consider it a mid range?

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Link to a brand new sealed box OnePlus 6T for $500?

2. d1g1te

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 04, 2016

Who needs S9 with last year's chipset And limited camera experience when one can have brand new Xiaomi MI 9 for same price, with SD855 and 3 rear cameras? Maybe that is why S9 price fallen so low, there is no place on market for it even for such a low price when phones like MI 9 exist.

3. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I prefer the S9 over the Xiaomi and Oneplus.

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Pretty good deal for a solid phone. I paid the same price for a new S9 around this time last year, just open box with no accessories from eBay. Phone has served me well. No intentions of upgrading

6. Chris_ABN

Posts: 198; Member since: May 16, 2018

I love my S9+ won't be upgrading for at least 2 yrs.

7. bill718

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 28, 2014

$500 smartphone is mid-ranger? u must be so rich, no wonder iphone only sells here.

8. ev0trix

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

Better value (and cheaper) than Pixel 3a XL at 64GB

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