PSA: Don't buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from T-Mobile

PSA: Don't buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from T-Mobile
If you visit T-Mobile's website, you may be noticing that the carrier lets you save $80 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. More exactly, T-Mobile is selling the Note 8 for $870 outright, or $150 upfront and $30 per month for 24 months - that's $80 off the phone's original price ($950). However, we don't think you should be buying the smartphone from T-Mobile. Getting it from Samsung is a better idea.

Samsung lets you instantly save $200 on T-Mobile's Galaxy Note 8, offering the handset for $750 outright, or $31.25 per month (for 24 months) with Samsung Financing. Needless to say, it makes little sense to purchase a Note 8 from T-Mobile at $870, when the exact same device costs just $750 (that's $120 less) at Samsung.


In case you're wondering, the Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint variants of the Galaxy Note 8 are not being discounted by Samsung, so they still cost over $900, at least if you buy them outright. You can save $300 on Verizon's Note 8, but only on monthly payments - savings are not instant, instead being reflected in promo credit applied over 24 months.

Samsung says its T-Mobile Note 8 deal is available for a limited time only. If you want to take advantage of it right away, visit Samsung's website via the first source link below.

sources: Samsung ($750 Galaxy Note 8), T-Mobile ($870 Galaxy Note 8)

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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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11 Comments

1. Tipus

Posts: 893; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

If you say so :D

2. torr310

Posts: 1667; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Who the heck is PSA? I was wondering.

3. goodmorrow

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

What? PSA = PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

4. torr310

Posts: 1667; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Thank you. I didn't know that.

7. matistight

Posts: 996; Member since: May 13, 2009

To be fair I don't think it is used that much anymore, but if you google PSA is comes up with Prostate-Specific Antigen, so yeah lol.

5. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I think post 2 was just sarcasm...

8. benzb

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Although I usually don't make a big deal of these articles, I have to admit that when I read the headline, I expected there to be a reading of a problem with T-Mobile's version of the Note 8. I wasn't expecting it to be based on a discount. For people who want to be smart, you can buy a new or like-new T-Mobile Note 8 from a private seller on swappa.com for$500-$600 (much cheaper than either store listed above). I bought a like-new Note 8 for $550 a few weeks ago and I could not be happier.

9. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

it's smarter buying it via a carrier or best buy if you're going to get insurance. Only they offer lost and theft on finance. If Iost a Note8, I rather pay my monthly and deductible and it would still be cheaper than buying a phone out right if lost or theft

10. IlanKinderlerer

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 26, 2018

Oh god i'm dying right now. Ok, so check out the BOGO deal tho. Wow. That comes out to about 375$ with Samsung pricing, per phone. Which is better again? Also that deal includes the s9 and plus

11. carlm21

Posts: 32; Member since: May 07, 2018

samsung wonders

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