Samsung’s special Note 8 edition with 256GB storage is twice the iPhone X price


Samsung has partnered with the "creative art brand" 99Avant to unleash no less than 99 special edition Galaxy Note 8 phones. What's so special about the stylish and stylus-y phablets, you ask? Well, a new set of wallpapers and icon packs, as well as an artsy case thrown in, and it can all be yours for north of $1800, or the price of two gently used iPhone X handsets. 

We kid, as Samsung also sets these handsets apart from the rest of the Note 8 riff-raff across the street by equipping them with the generous 256 GB of storage, so that's something to consider as well, making the price difference with the hypothetical iPhone X replacements a bit more palatable. 

Only a bit, as once you go 99Avant, you would never look back to the standard peon-y Note 8 edition at just $900. Our biggest worry is that the Galaxy Note 8 X 99 Avant Edition is unlikely to see the light of day outside of Korea, so you can also tack on some import expenses, if you plan to become the coolest kid on your Note 8 block.

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)

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35 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Raising the price will not make it a Ferrari, it will remain a Hyundai!!!!!

4. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

why make it ferrari when it is a bugatti ?

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Piece of crap is a piece of crap no matter how Samsung tries to sugar coat it.....lol

26. mariosraptor

Posts: 174; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Hahahaha. That was pure BS

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Beautiful comeback.

21. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Bugatti is a highly overpriced pos and unreliable as hell...

38. Leo_MC

Posts: 7190; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Because Bugatti sucks on the track ;).

5. Peacetoall unregistered

and you will never be able to own a hyundai too. have fun driving your mother mini van.

37. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

s8 only oreo beta still beats pixel 2 xl and is on par with iPbone X in performance. stfu. Your iphone can't do s**t Android phones can. lmao

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

iPhone X is standard issue while this Note 8 is "special edition" with a fixed number of units. It may be double the price but that's not the point of it's release.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And it's not double the price of a new iPhone X.

3. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

It's funny (and quite ironic too) to see iPA criticizing the price of a phone.

8. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

iPhone X and note 8 256gb both are cheaper than lg v30 special edition that make out of ceramic, 256gb storage and 6 gig of ram for korean market only and it does cost 1800$?!

12. davthom123

Posts: 120; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

2017 trend was 18:9 aspect ratio plus phone makers throwing the bezeless all around,2018 will be all about pricing.as I said before if smartphones can't match at least a gtx 1050 then no smartphone is worth a thousand dollars

16. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

GTX 1050 is a X865 based platform GPU and you are comparing that to a smartphone? lol. Yea, I agree no phone is worth $1000. But comparing it to PC hardware, isn't very smart. I mean, would you compare a car to a wheelchair?

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Best phone out, hands down.

19. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

*In your opinion / For your needs.

22. BuffaloSouce unregistered

We all know how you feel since you do nothing but spread your fetish for your phone throughout this site like the jock who graduated 10 years ago but feels the need to show off his car to freshman from the same high school

15. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Apple iPhone X 256GB $1149 before taxes. You said this phone is $1800. $1149 x 2 = 2298 before taxes. I don't see how that is double the price. According to thishttps://qz.com/1106603/where-the-iphone-x-is-cheapest-and-most-expensive-in-dollars-pounds-and-yuan/, Hungary has the most expensive cost of an iPhone X at a value of $1455USD before local taxes are applied. Are you referring to the base 64GB iPhone X? Because then that wouldn't even be a fair comparison considering the Note 8 you are referring too is 256GB

36. mclaren113

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 12, 2017

iphone X 256 GB in Jordan costs 1600$!!

17. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"Samsung’s special Note 8 edition with 256GB storage is twice the iPhone X price" Sounds like someone failed their junior high school math class... 2 × $1149 =/= $1800 And that's the iPhone X price in the US, it's even more overpriced in other countries. Either way, this is a limited edition device, not a mainstream variant.

18. dimas

Posts: 3341; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

In my country, a 256gb iphone x will cost you $1,500 after tax. So if I still want to use my 200gb sandisk, I will just add $300-330 and I have a note 8 with 456gb storage. Not cheap but still a good deal for storage-hungry users.

20. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

In my country X cost 1270$ for 256gb and you can get it even cheaper for used one with excellent condition around 850$.

31. md227a

Posts: 225; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

A256gb flash storage card does not justify a $900 price increase.

35. jhjh88

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

The 256gb iPhone X in Korea is actually around $1430 USD and the Note 8's special edition will be sold for $1830 USD.

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