A reasonable price: grab a Galaxy Note 8 (new) for $720!

A reasonable price: grab a Galaxy Note 8 (new) for $720!

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Ever since the Galaxy S9+ came out, everyone's been scratching their heads, asking the same question — “It's all-around better than the Galaxy Note 8, but the latter still costs $110”. Indeed, the only thing the Note 8 has over the S9+ is the S Pen, but no matter how much of a stylus fan you are, it's really, really hard to justify dropping $950 on it.

Well, maybe you don't have to. Now that the Note 8 is relatively old, you can grab one refurbished, or wait for the right deal from the right outlet. We noticed a cool deal on eBay — you can buy an international Galaxy Note 8 brand new for $720.

There's a couple of perks and a couple of drawbacks here. The international version comes with the Samsung-made Exynos 8895 processor, instead of the Snapdragon one that US variants of the phone have. The difference is a slight boost in performance at a slightly reduced battery life (an arguable point). Purely for being so exotic, it's a sought-after variant by fans and powerusers.

Then, we have the fact that refurbished Note 8 units come for about $690 right now. This here is brand new and barely above that price.

But do keep in mind that this is a GSM model — it will not work on CDMA networks like Verizon and Sprint. To be extra-safe, check out the listing and double-check if the bands are supported by your carrier of choice.

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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)



4. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No thanks. Would never buy a high dollar phone off eBay.

5. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

Being Exynos will also affect Samsung Pay usage. The international models don't get the full rewards program and discount/coupon promotions that the US version does. If you use SP often, you probably don't want this.

6. KingSam

Posts: 1472; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Mate 10 pro. Nuff' said.

7. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Decent deal, however, since the S9 just came out, I think the Note 9 will come out soon. So I will just wait for that one. I kinda wised they released all models at once lol but they got to play the games of course

8. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Dang, 720 bucks is a deal!? The more you folks say this, the longer it'll take Samsung to get the hint that they're over charging you shmucks.

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