The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event just wrapped up, and we saw a load of new devices – not the least of which is the all-new Galaxy S20 flagship series. Samsung also rolled out its second new folding smartphone in the Galaxy Z Flip, joining other brands like Motorola in breathing new life into the classic flip-phone format (albeit with some very modern twists). But no matter whether you are interested in the newer bleeding-edge folding designs or you like the classic format of the S-series phones, every tech junkie and deal-hunter knows that one of the best times to start sniffing around for price cuts on premium flagship devices is immediately after the new ones roll out.
That means that if you are in the market for a Galaxy phone, now’s your chance to score one at a discount. We’re not likely to see deals on those new Galaxy phones just yet (although we’ll add them as soon as they start popping up), but in the wake of Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, we can expect a flurry of slashed prices on last-gen Galaxy S-series and Galaxy Note flagships. If that’s what you came here for, then look no further: We’ve put together this up-to-date list of the best deals to be found right now on previous Samsung Galaxy smartphones right here:
Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e Deals
Samsung celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy line in 2019, releasing the aptly named Galaxy S10 alongside the (only slightly) larger S10 Plus as its two main flagships for that year. The company also mirrored other phone makers like Apple and Google, launching a less expensive flagship alternative – the extremely high-value Samsung Galaxy S10e – to give budget-minded techies a third option akin to Google’s Pixel 3a or the Apple iPhone 11.
Deals on the Galaxy S10 phones were naturally less common until the 2019 holiday season, with the best offers typically being carrier rebates and “buy one, get one” specials for new customers. In the wake of the Galaxy Unpacked event and the announcement of three new Galaxy phones, however, we can expect that the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e to start seeing regular discounts – especially on unlocked units. We’ll keep you posted with the best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals right here:
- — $750 (was $900)
- – $150 with activation (was $600)
- — $1,000 (was $1,350)
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Deals
It’s no secret among deal-savvy shoppers that the best time to score flagship devices is when they’re a year or two old. You’re still getting pretty solid specs (even if it’s not the latest bleeding-edge hardware), and many if not most people keep their phones for several years anyway rather than trading up annually. If that describes your smartphone buying strategy, then the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus might be the ones for you.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are hardly what you’d call “outdated” in 2018, being just barely two years old now. Both got glowing reviews from our team, and we found the Galaxy S9 to be just about the perfect size for a modern smartphone at 5.8 inches (the Galaxy S10 actually broke the six-inch mark, and is only barely smaller than the S10 Plus). Whichever size you prefer, though, these older models are almost always available at a nice discount:
- — $450 (was $600)
- — $278 (was $450)
- — $530
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Deals
If you’re after the best deal on a Galaxy flagship and are willing to go a little older, though, then the Samsung Galaxy S8 might be the best value you can still easily find online. Just bear in mind that a lot of these are going to be refurbished, but if you’re patient, you might be able to score a new one – and given that the Galaxy S8 is a few years old here in 2020, it won’t have you paying out the nose.
Like previous release, Samsung’s 2017 flagship came in two flavors: The 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and the larger 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus. We loved both, but just barely gave the nod to the standard-sized Galaxy S8 owing to its slightly more intuitive design and cheaper price (although the cost probably won’t be as much of an issue in 2020, and you might even find the S8 Plus for cheaper). Finally, there’s also the lesser-known Galaxy S8 Active, which is basically a standard S8 that has been built up to be more resistant to the elements. You can find any of these at low prices nowadays, so whichever model you’re eyeballing, there’s probably one out there with your name on it:
- — $358 (was $500)
- — $225 (was $269)
- — $350 with activation (was $500)
- — $255
Samsung Galaxy Note Deals
The Samsung Galaxy Note line has always sort of been there on the sidelines, occupying a weird space next to the Galaxy S-series as Samsung’s “other flagships.” The Note series isn’t marketed as heavily as the S-series phones; sporting larger (and frankly gorgeous) displays and featuring stowable stylus pens, the Galaxy Note occupies an interesting niche in the mobile market – but one that has its dedicated fans, and you can include us among them.
It would be a mistake to overlook excellent devices like the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus, and Note 9; in fact, as the Galaxy S devices have remained more or less the same over the years with incremental improvements (which isn’t a bad thing at all if you like those phones just as they are), we’ve found the Note series to offer some of the best experiences to be found on the Android scene. They’re not prohibitively more expensive than the S-series flagships, either, and if you can find a good deal on a new Galaxy Note, all the better:
- — $750 with activation, $800 without (was $950)
- — $672 (was $729)
- — $1,050 (was $1,200)
- — $950 (was $1,300)
Samsung Galaxy A and J Series Deals
When people think of Galaxy smartphones they naturally imagine the Note and S-series flagships, but Samsung also offers some very affordable (one might even say cheap) devices in the A lineup. The Samsung Galaxy J series and relatively new Galaxy A phones run the gamut from around $150 to $400 new – although once you’re nearing that price, you might be better off looking for a deal on the Galaxy S10e – giving you more than a few options if you’re understandably not willing to pay flagship prices.
These devices commonly come factory unlocked, so they’re a solid and budget-friendly choice if you’re after a phone to bring to a compatible carrier of your choice. Deals are always nice to find even on cheaper stuff, though, so we’ve made sure to include a few models like the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy A50. And since these are already so affordable, you don’t really need to settle for older devices that might seem a bit sluggish in 2020:
- — $300 with activation (was $350)
- — $350 (was $400)
- — $79
- — $79 (was $149)
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