Stranger Black Friday: The Galaxy Note 10 is cheaper than the old Note 9 at Samsung

Stranger Black Friday: The Galaxy Note 10 is cheaper than the old Note 9 at Samsung
Samsung's Black Friday 2019 deals have been in full swing since last week, so we already know that the company lets us save serious money on all its recent high-end smartphones. For example, you can now buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 10 for $749.99 instead of $949.99, or for as low as $409.99 if you trade in an eligible phone.    

Since the Note 10 costs $749.99 with no strings attached, you may be thinking that the old Galaxy Note 9 (released back in August 2018) is now even cheaper. Strangely, that's not the case, as Samsung is currently asking $769.99 for an unlocked Note 9 - this price is, interestingly, valid for both the 128 GB and 512 GB variants of the phone. Adding more weirdness to the situation is the fact that the discounted Note 10 even comes with free Galaxy Buds wireless earphones (normally priced at $129.99). Granted, you're getting earphones with the Note 9, too, but these are wired ones that aren't as valuable as the Galaxy Buds.

See the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 9 here at Samsung


Are there any sane reasons why anyone would purchase a Note 9 instead of a Note 10 and spend $20 more in the process? Well, maybe, if someone really needs a 3.5 mm audio jack and/or a microSD card slot (both are present on the Note 9, but not on the Note 10). Overall, though, given their current prices, the Galaxy Note 10 is a better choice than the old Note 9, as it's more powerful and offers almost the same screen size in a more compact body.

P.S.: You can buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for as low as $330 from eBay, albeit not brand-new and not unlocked.

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Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh
Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

1. ev0trix

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

Reason already stated in the article: "3.5 mm audio jack and/or a microSD card slot (both are present on the Note 9, but not on the Note 10)"

2. CDexterWard

Posts: 112; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Also sorta stated in favor of the 9: you can get double the base storage (512gb vs 256gb). Not stated: larger battery on the 9. No punch hole on the 9 Combine with the SD845 which is still a great chipset and I could see why the 9 is favorable for a few more bucks.

3. AlienKiss

Posts: 264; Member since: May 21, 2019

Just for the SD card slot I would pass on the Note 10 for a Note 9. The 3.5mm jack is a bonus! What serious Note user would buy it without the SD card slot?? I know I wouldn't..

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