Amazon has certified pre-owned Galaxy S7 Edge and Note 5 on sale today
But what if you could get the Android Oreo-powered Galaxy S7 Edge for just $329, and the soon-to-be-updated (hopefully) Galaxy Note 5 for an even lower $279.99? No, you’re not looking at brand-new, unused, untouched units here (because those are likely no longer in circulation), although the “certified pre-owned” devices Amazon is today selling at a big discount are truly made to look and feel like new.
Backed by the same one-year limited warranty as entirely new devices, these oldies but goldies are “completely rebuilt” by the same engineers behind all other Samsung phones, with worn-out pieces replaced, more than 400 “rigorous” quality tests cleared, and a new charger included in “brand-new packaging with a Samsung Certified Pre-Owned seal of authenticity.”
Long story short, you don’t need to worry about any signs of wear and tear, and functionally speaking, there shouldn't be any problems either.
Of course, the Galaxy S7 Edge and Note 5 are not exactly lookers by 2018 standards, with fairly thick screen bezels, front-mounted fingerprint scanners, and single rear-facing cameras. But the Super AMOLED panels are still extremely sharp, delivering 2560 x 1440 resolution, and you also get respectably fast processors, 4GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage.
The smaller, “edgier” handset is the only one of the two that’s water-resistant as well, while the Galaxy Note 5 naturally comes bundled with a productivity-enhancing S Pen.
Technically, you’re looking at an Amazon “Deal of the Day” here, set to last 24 hours, but just a few hours in, several models are already listed as “temporarily out of stock.” At the time of this writing, you can only purchase a $280 certified pre-owned Note 5 and $329 Galaxy S7 Edge in gold.