Galaxy Note 8 deals: take $150 off Verizon and AT&T models

Update (10/17): If you’re planning to buy a Note 8 from either Verizon or AT&T, we’ve got some good news. Best Buy is running a promotion that will take $150 off the price of the Galaxy Note 8 if you buy the phone on a monthly installment plan.

The Verizon Galaxy Note 8 can be yours for just $32.75 per month for 24 months (down from $39/mo), and the AT&T Note 8 is now available for $33.33 per month for 24 months (down from $39.59/mo).

A few things to note — the deal isn’t offered if you buy the device outright. Also, Best Buy doesn’t mention when this deal ends, so you might want to take advantage of the deal sooner rather than later.

Oh, and as a reminder, T-Mobile’s BOGO Galaxy Note 8 deal ends today, October 17. If you’d like to take advantage of the deal, here’s what you need to know:

When you buy a Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, or Galaxy S8 Plus on an EIP and activate at least one new voice line on T-Mobile ONE or select Simple Choice Unlimited plans, you’ll get your choice of a Note 8, S8, or S8 Plus for free after rebate. This means you’ll need to purchase both Samsung devices at the same time with a finance agreement, then submit your request for rebate on the T-Mobile Rebates website and use the promo code 17SAMN8BOGO within 30 days of your purchase.

If you’re interested, check out the full details here.


Original post: The return of the beloved Note brand to store shelves shapes up to be a triumph for fans and a return to form for Samsung. We’ve got all the information you need to know if you plan on picking one up.

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The Note 8 is now available in stores, and there’s a variety of order offers to entice you: either a free Gear 360 camera (valued at $229.99) or a 128 GB Samsung EVO+ memory card and Fast Wireless Charging Convertible (valued at $189.99). These offers are available for orders placed between August 24 and September 24, but only while stocks last, so act fast.

The Galaxy Note 8 release date is set for today, September 15 in the US and 41 other countries. In the US, it will be available via Best Buy, Target and Walmart, as well as through Samsung and carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, Xfinity Mobile, C Spire, Cricket Wireless and Straight Talk Wireless. See below for carrier deals as they are announced.

The US will only get two colors. For now, the US market will only get the Midnight Black and Orchid Gray colors for carrier and unlocked versions, and Samsung has not yet confirmed which markets will get the Maple Gold and Deep Sea Blue color options. Check out our Galaxy Note 8 color comparison to see which one you like.

The unlocked Galaxy Note 8 price starts at $929. That’s one expensive phone. The UK Galaxy Note 8 is going for £869.00 unlocked, and multiple US carriers have announced similar pricing structures below.

There’s a new Gear VR with controller too. It costs $129.99 and can also be pre-ordered starting August 24 via Samsung.com, Amazon and Best Buy as well as through AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular. It’ll officially go on sale on September 15 at these outlets as well as through T-Mobile and other select retailers at that time.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 carrier and retailer deals:

U.S.

Unlocked: The unlocked Galaxy Note 8 is now on sale on Samsung’s website. I’ll run you $929.99 unlocked, or $38.75 a month for 24 months.

Verizon: The Note 8 is now available from Verizon in Midnight Black and Orchid Grey color options. For the 64 GB model, pricing starts at $40 a month for 24 months on a payment plan, or you can pick it up off-contract for a whopping $960.

Verizon customers will also be able to receive up to 50 percent off their new device with an eligible trade-in. Also, you can get $100 off the Samsung Gear S3 with a two-year activation with the purchase of a Note 8 or Galaxy S8/Plus.

AT&T: The Galaxy Note 8 from AT&T will run you $950 outright, or $31.67 for 30 months on an AT&T Next plan. Customers who purchase a Note 8 on AT&T Next with a DirecTV subscription will also get to take advantage of a BOGO deal.

T-Mobile: You can now order the Galaxy Note 8 in Midnight Black and Orchid Grey color options on T-Mobile’s network. Pricing starts at $930 full-retail, or for $210 down and $30 a month on an EIP, or for $0 down and $39 a month on JUMP! On Demand. T-Mobile has also just launched a “buy one, get one free” offer, which will allow people who buy the Note 8 on an EIP a way to get a second Note 8, or either a Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, for free via a mail in rebate.

Sprint: The Note 8 on Sprint will run you $960 full retail, or $40 a month with a Sprint Flex 18-month lease.

Sprint has one of the best Galaxy Note 8 deals going on right now. Customers switching to Sprint get 50% off the Note 8 without paying anything up front. You’ll pay for this bad boy monthly to the tune of just $20 for 18 months. Even better, if you jump on this offer before September 24, you’ll get the Galaxy Foundation Kit on the house. For more details on this deal, head here.

US Cellular: Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 8 on US Cellular start at $32.10 a month for 30 months, or you can buy the prepaid model for $899.99. If you switch to US Cellular, you’ll also get a $100 promo card.

Best Buy: You can now order the Galaxy Note 8 from Best Buy. The retailer is selling Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and unlocked Galaxy Note 8 models for a variety of different prices. With a qualifying activation, you can also pick from a free 128GB card + wireless charger and a free Galaxy 360 camera.

Sam’s Club: Sam’s Club is offering a bunch of free goodies along with a gift card to anyone who purchases the Galaxy Note 8. Those who buy the device by September 24 can take advantage of Samsung’s accessory offer that gets you a free Gear 360 ($229.99 value) or a 128 GB microSD card as well as a wireless charging pad ($199.99 value). Additionally, you’ll also receive a $200 Sam’s Club gift card if you activate the Note 8 on a Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint installment plan or a two-year contract (US Cellular). Activation fees of up to $40 will be waived for those who activate the device before September 17.


U.K.

Unlocked: The Galaxy Note 8 is available from Samsung UK unlocked for £869.00 in Midnight Black and Maple Gold color options.

EE: You can order the Note 8 in Midnight Black and Maple Gold color options from EE starting at £89.99 down and £57.99 a month on the cheapest 4GEE Plan, which will get you 5 GB of data per month.

Vodafone: The Note 8 is available for order from Vodafone starting at £44 a month (with a £300 upfront cost), which includes 500 minutes, unlimited texts, and 500 MB of data.

O2: Galaxy Note 8 porders are live at O2 starting at £49.99 down and £66.00 a month, 

Carphone Warehouse: The Note 8 is now up for order at Carphone Warehouse starting at £869 SIM-free. There are also a number of great deals through Carphone Warehouse depending on which carrier you choose.

Sky Mobile: Sky Mobile has probably the best Note 8 deal in the UK. Note 8 prices start at just £38 a month (with no upfront cost) with a Swap24 plan, which gets you 500 MB of data and free unlimited calls and texts for Sky TV customers. And, for an extra £12 a month (and £99 upfront), you can sign up for the Swap12 plan and be eligible for a trade-in after only 12 months. That’s a good way to ensure you’ll get the Note 9 when it comes out.

Mobile Phones Direct: If you’re looking to activate your Note 8 on Vodafone or EE, perhaps mobilephonesdirect.co.uk has a deal for you. You can buy the Galaxy Note 8 on Vodafone for £0 upfront and £54.00 a month on a 24-month contract, which gets you 32 GB of UK data, as well as unlimited calls and texts. If you’d rather buy through EE, the Note 8 will cost £0 upfront and £48.00 a month for 24 months, which gets you 4 GB of data per month and unlimited calls/texts.


Canada

Telus: You can order the Note 8 in Midnight Black or Deep Sea Blue from Telus for a ridiculous $1,299 outright, or for $550 down and $95 a month or for $750 down and $85 a month with a two-year agreement.

Bell: The Note 8 is now up for order from Bell for… gulp… $1349.99 unlocked. If you don’t have that kind of money lying around, you can also purchase the device on a two-year agreement in two different configurations:

  • $549.99: Two-year agreement required, requires a minimum of 2 GB ($25/month) of data per account plus a minimum of $70/month per user.
  • $749.99: Two-year agreement required, requires a minimum of 2 GB ($25/month) of data per account plus a minimum of $60/month per user.

Rogers: You can order the Note 8 from Rogers for $1,299.00 off-contract in Midnight Black and Deep Sea Blue color options. Term pricing starts at $549.00 with a two-year agreement on a Share Everything Premium+ plan, while pricing for a Share Everything Premium plan starts at $749.00 with a two-year agreement.


Korea

Samsung.com: Samsung has officially launched Galaxy Note 8 on sale in Korea. The model with 64 GB of storage starts at 1.09 million won (~$966), while the beefier 256 GB model is going for 1.25 million won (~$1,108).

Over 850,000 customers ordered the Galaxy Note 8 in South Korea. That’s a record for the Note series!

Stay tuned in the hours, days, and weeks to come as we’ll expand this post with more carrier specific and region-specific Galaxy Note 8 pricing and release date information as it hits.

Deal: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on sale in India

If you have been thinking of getting the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, now is the time to do so. Both smartphones are currently on sale in India on Samsung’s website as well as on Amazon and Flipkart. The larger of the two can now be yours for Rs. 58,900 (Rs. 6,000 off), while the Galaxy S8 retails for Rs. 53,900 (Rs. 4,000 off).

Those who buy either device from Samsung can also take advantage of the company’s Never Mind Offer that gets you a one-time screen replacement for Rs. 990.

Editor's Pick

So, which one should you get? As you may know, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are identical smartphones with the exception of two things. The Plus model has a bigger 6.2-inch display, while the one on the S8 measures 5.8-inches. Due to its larger size, the S8 Plus also has a bigger battery at 3,500 mAh, whereas the S8’s battery has a capacity of 3,000 mAh.

Both handsets have thin bezels and are equipped with a 12 MP primary camera as well as an 8 MP selfie snapper. You’ll find the Exynos 8895 chipset under the hood along with 4 GB of RAM. There’s 64 GB of storage available that you can expand for an additional 256 GB in case you need more.

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are also resistant to water and dust (IP68), have a glass back, run Android 7.0 Nougat, and come with Bixby on board that can be launched with the dedicated button on the left side. To learn more, check out our review of the Galaxy S8 series.

Read: The best smartphones available in India

There’s no word on whether this is a permanent price cut or just a sale that will eventually end. To stay on the safe side of things, it’s probably best to place your order as soon as possible. You can do that via the buttons below.

5 Best Galaxy Note 8 Battery Cases

5 Best Galaxy Note 8 Battery Cases is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

In this buying guide we’ll explain the benefits of a Galaxy Note 8 battery case and share a list of the best cases available. These will keep your phone safe and nearly double its battery life at the same time.

With such a big screen and glass covering the front and the back, the Note 8 is somewhat fragile. That’s why we recommend getting a good case. While you’re at it, get one that improves battery life.

Read: 10 Best Galaxy Note 8 Screen Protectors 

There are a few different choices for a battery case, from cheap no-name brands that may not last as long as advertised, to quality cases from brands we know and trust. Some cost as little as $39 although you’ll need to spend a little more to get one from a reputable brand.

The Galaxy Note 8 has a massive 6.3-inch Quad-HD display, but only a 3,300 mAh battery. That’s smaller than the companies own Galaxy S8+. And while it’s enough for some, battery life is one of the biggest complaints we continue to receive. Here are some tips to improve battery life, then keep reading for more information about cases.

Last year Samsung debuted their own battery cases for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with wireless charging built-in. Sadly, that isn’t an option for the Galaxy S8 or the new Note 8. As a result, owners will need to look to popular third-party accessory manufacturers.

And since the battery isn’t removable, the next best thing for users is a portable charger pack or a Galaxy Note 8 battery case.

Read: Best Fast Chargers for the Galaxy Note 8

Buying a cheap $39 battery case is better than nothing, and will keep your phone safe while offering 160% more battery life. That’s cheaper than replacing a broken screen for $200+, and you’ll enjoy your phone more too. Popular options like Mophie have battery cases with wireless charging built-in too, so you won’t lose features. However, their Note 8 battery case isn’t available yet but is coming soon.

These cases can make the Galaxy Note 8 easily last 2-3 days on a single charge, or longer. Perfect for going on vacation, business users, or those constantly on the go. Even if you don’t use it daily, a battery case is a good accessory to have when you need it.

With that all said, these are the best Galaxy Note 8 battery cases available so far. We’ll update this slideshow with more options as they become available. Get one today and enjoy your phone without worrying about finding a wall outlet.

ZeroLemon 10,000 mAh Note 8 Case

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ZeroLemon 10,000 mAh Note 8 Case

If you're one of the few that absolutely must have amazing battery life, this is it. ZeroLemon is a brand almost any battery case fan knows and knows well. They often offer the biggest battery cases on the market, and the Note 8 is no exception. 

And while ZeroLemon does sell a 5,000 mAh battery case, it's the 10,000 mAh one we want to highlight. The Note 8 has a small 3,300 mAh battery built-in. Buying this case completely triples battery life. Imagine charging your phone once every 3-5 days, or less. 

The company uses a strong polycarbonate shell for durability along with a soft TPU outer shell for drop protection. Then, they added four LED's on the back for battery status information. 

Our favorite part though is the ZeroLemon case offers simultaneous charging (both the case and phone at the same time) and data passthrough. This is important because cheaper battery cases don't offer either of those. You can't transfer data or music and photos without taking the case off, and most only charge the case, or the case first and then the phone. 

Finally, this case routes sound from the bottom speaker into the frame and delivers front-facing speakers. Reviews are mixed when talking about the overall quality, but try one yourself today. 

Buy it Now for $59.99 from ZeroLemon

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5 Best Galaxy Note 8 Battery Cases is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.