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Galaxy Note 8 Just Dropped by $200

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most expensive smartphones on the market. But now it's getting the discount treatment.

All of Samsung's flagship smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+, are $200 off at Best Buy when you purchase them for Verizon via an installment plan. Alternatively, T-Mobile is also offering the Galaxy Note 8 for $820 unlocked.

Currently, those are the best Galaxy Note 8 deals available.

Galaxy Note 8 SaleView Deal

The savings come at a rather interesting time.

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On Friday, Apple and Best Buy, among others, will offer in-store availability of Apple's iPhone X. The smartphone is the most advanced the company has ever released, with an OLED screen that covers its face, a Face ID facial scanner, and wireless charging.

If all those features sound familiar, it's because they're also available in Samsung's line of flagship smartphones. The iPhone X, in other words, is a direct competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+.

By reducing the price on the Galaxy Note 8 now, Best Buy might be trying to entice some customers to pick up a top-notch smartphone from Samsung right away rather than wait for what could be months to get an iPhone X. It might also be the company's hope at reducing some of its stock as iPhone X demand starts taking hold.

Whatever the case, if you're a subscriber to Verizon and AT&T, the deals Best Buy is offering are quite good. Samsung's smartphones are still outstanding devices, regardless of which competitors are coming now, and getting a $200 to $250 discount on the handsets is a nice perk.

Don Reisinger is a communications strategist, consultant, and copywriter who has also written for many leading technology and business publications including CNET, Fortune Magazine and The New York Times, as well as Tom's Guide. 

  • jaimeflores_1
    nothing for Tmobile!??
  • taylor.n8
    Again, I guess if you don't want to buy the phone on an installment plan you are screwed.
  • brighteyedash
    Not sure if you can get the special but I'm paying $600 with Sprint. $40 payments at 50% off for 18 months on Flex lease during the special. (With all $40 still going to principal) you can either pay a down payment or pay off the remainder at the end of 18 months. No interest. After doing the math, 18 months times $20 is $360. Because they still put $40 a month to principal...the leftover balance is only $240. $360+$240...$600. Pretty happy with the deal.
  • SBMfromLA
    Unfortunately... these s-called deals are only valid if you choose one of those installment plans. If you want to buy the phone outright... you'll be charged full price.
  • takashilater
    There goes any resale value on the Note 8.