Looking to put the Note7 debacle and the billions of dollars they hemorrhaged as a result behind them, Samsung has officially made the Galaxy Note8 available for preorder.
Exploding battery aside, the Note7 was actually a pretty stellar phone. Samsung has capitalized on the previous iteration's strengths while adding some slick new features for the Note8. These include an "infinity" display (see the Galaxy S8), dual camera (see the iPhone 7 Plus), Snapdragon 835 processor, and fast charging support.
Interested in picking a Galaxy Note8 up? It's now available for preorder via all four major carriers. Below, we compare the deals for the $929 phablet on Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T.
Note (no pun intended) that every preorder entitles you to Samsung's so-called "Do Bigger Things" promotion, and your choice of:
- A 128GB Micro SD EVO memory card + fast charge wireless charging convertible, or
- A Samsung Gear 360 camera
Sprint has the cheapest deal for the Galaxy Note8 if you're switching from another carrier--only $20/month for 24 months with zero down on good credit. You can also lease the phone for the same $20 a month for 18 months.
We recommend going with the very affordable, all-in Unlimited Freedom plan; that way, you can stream and surf away on the Note8 to your heart's content without worrying about overages.
While Sprint is practically begging you to buy the Note8 from them, T-Mobile wants you to throw down a significant chunk of change upfront--specifically, a whopping $235. Phone repayments are $42 a month for 24 months with an early upgrade option or $30 a month without it.
If you're thinking about going with T-Mobile for the Note8, their ONE plan--and its many varietals--is one of our favorite unlimited out there. T-Mobile also includes all taxes and fees in their pricing, unlike their competitors.
Verizon's never been the "crazy deals" carrier--you don't have to be when you're the biggest wireless company in the land--and they stick with the status quo with the Note8. You can pick the phone up for $40 a month for 24 months, with $30 upfront.
Verizon recently did away with their $80 unlimited plan, splitting into two new postpaid ones--Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. The $75 Go plan gives you 4G LTE data speeds, but makes it subject to data de-prioritization at any time. Beyond Unlimited, meanwhile, gives you the same 4G LTE speed but doesn't de-prioritize you until you hit 22GB in a month. If you decide to go with Verizon for the Note8, the Beyond Unlimited plan, while more expensive, may save some frustration.
AT&T is offering the Note8 for $25 down and $39.59/month over 24 months, with an early upgrade option. Alternatively, you can spread payments out over 30 months and pay $31.67 for the device.
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