This may come as a shock to Android power users, but buying the 2017-released Galaxy Note 8
in 2019 is not necessarily a bad idea. There, we said it and stand by that claim... as long as you purchase the ancient S Pen-wielding powerhouse
at a large enough discount.
Priced at a whopping $900 back at launch and inexplicably sold for that much by Samsung today as well
, the Note 8 recently dropped to a seemingly irresistible $400 for 24 hours only
. Believe it or not, the GSM unlocked phone is available at an even lower $284.99 right now from a top-rated eBay seller, although it's not exactly fair to compare this killer new deal with that aforementioned Woot bargain.
That's because Woot was charging 400 bucks for brand-new units backed by full one-year manufacturer's warranties, while BuySpry has refurbished devices on sale today at $115 less with 60-day seller warranties included. On the bright side, you're apparently looking at 100 percent functional products in "good" cosmetic condition (rated 7 out of 10), with moderate signs of wear like scratches, scuffs, and "minor dents."
That doesn't sound so bad for such a crazy cheap handset with a beautiful 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display in tow (no notch, no holes, razor-thin bezels), a fast Snapdragon 835 processor, more than decent 6GB RAM, 64 gigs of internal storage space (expandable via microSD), dual 12MP rear-facing cameras, 3,300mAh battery capacity, and of course, a built-in stylus for enhanced productivity and creativity.
Check out the deal here