These are the best cheap Samsung Galaxy Note 20 deals for January 2021

Big displays hardly a novelty on smartphones today (in fact, they’re pretty much the norm), so it’s reasonable to wonder why devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note still exist when they no longer seem all that much different than their Galaxy S-series counterparts. Samsung answered that question when it rolled out the Note 20 devices, which are among our favorite new Galaxy phones to come along in years.

The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are premium phones with price tags to match, but if you’re on the hunt for smartphone deals, you’re in luck. Here, we’ve got all the best cheap Samsung Galaxy Note 20 deals available right now.

Want to know more about Samsung products? Check out our review on Samsung Galaxy S21.

Today’s Best Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Deals

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (Unlocked)

$850 $1,000
There's no denying that the Galaxy Note 20 is an expensive phone with a price tag of $1,000, but this deal lets you save a little cash on one when you activate with a carrier of your choice.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (Verizon)

Save $250

Grab a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra on a Verizon plan and score a very nice discount when you activate through Best Buy.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (Unlocked)

$1,150 $1,300
If you don't want to activate just yet or are still between service providers, Best Buy already has a nice discount on the premium unlocked Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (Unlocked)

$900 $1,000
You can score a nice standalone discount on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 20 right now -- not a bad way to save a couple Benjamins on one of Samsung's best phones of 2020.
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Galaxy Note 20 5G 128GB

Up to $700 back in bill credits

The stunning new Galaxy Note 20 is up for order, and AT&T is already offering it with a very tidy bill credit rebate for customers with an eligible trade-in.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G and Note 20 Ultra 5G (128GB)

As much as $550 off with trade-in

Samsung currently has one of the best trade-in deals, offering the Galaxy Note 20 for as low as $450 or the Note 20 Ultra for as low as $750. Activate with any major carrier or buy unlocked.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (Unlocked)

$1,200 $1,300
Don't want to activate immediately? Grab a factory-unlocked Galaxy Note 20, perhaps the most premium 5G Android phone on the market, for a nice discount.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (128GB, Verizon)

Up to $550 off with trade-in

Got a device to trade-in and want a discount without having to buy two phones? Verizon is offering nice discounts -- up to $550 back in credits -- towards the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (T-Mobile)

Buy one, get one $800 off.

Buy a new Galaxy Note 20 5G phone and enjoy a juicy bill credit rebate of up to $1,000 on a second Note 20 or another 5G Galaxy device including the S20, S20+, Z Flip, and Z Fold 2.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (T-Mobile)

Buy one, get one $800 off.

Buy a new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G phone and get up to $1,000 back in bill credits towards a second Note 20 or another 5G Galaxy phone including the S20, S20+, Z Flip, and Z Fold 2.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (Sprint/T-Mobile)

Save $200

If you're looking to buy more than one device, then the juiciest deals are ones like these that let you score a second phone for free when you buy two and activate with Sprint/T-Mobile.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (128GB, Verizon)

Up to $550 off with trade-in

Got a device to trade-in and want a discount without having to buy two phones? Verizon is offering nice discounts -- up to $550 back in credits -- towards the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (Sprint/T-Mobile)

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True to its name, the Note 20 Ultra is the biggest, baddest Galaxy smartphone you can buy. It's pricey, but this deal gives you a juicy rebate if you buy two and activate with T-Mobile/Sprint.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Galaxy Note 20 Screen
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Whereas some flagship smartphone lines now include three or even four devices, Samsung typically releases two Note variants. This time is no different, and Note fans can pick between the standard Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.  The standard Galaxy Note 20 phones aren’t that expensive (although we can’t say the same of the Ultra), but they’re not exactly cheap, either. That said, you usually get what you pay for when it comes to smartphones, and the Galaxy Note 20 doesn’t disappoint based on what we’ve seen so far.

The Galaxy Note 20’s overall design has been nicely updated but remains recognizable with a near-bezel-less design and pinhole front camera much like its predecessor. On the back, though, you’ll instantly notice a beefed-up camera module (the main lens being capable of shooting 8K video) that is more in line with newer flagships like the iPhone 11 and Galaxy S20 series.

One thing that has always set Galaxy Note devices apart from the S series is the stylus, and Samsung didn’t forget this with the Note 20. The S Pen stows away neatly inside the body of the phone, which is entirely water-resistant — and that includes the stylus itself and its storage silo. Both models are naturally quite large (as you would expect) and there’s not much of a difference in size: The Galaxy Note 20 boasts a 6.7-inch 1080p/393 pixels per inch (ppi) display while the Note 20 Ultra packs a slightly bigger 6.9-inch 1440p/509 ppi touchscreen, the main difference there being resolution and pixel density. Both run on the same Snapdragon 865+ chipset.

The standard Galaxy Note 20 will set you back $1,000 (unless you find a deal, that is), which, while not as sticker shock-inducing as the Ultra’s price, is still not a cheap phone. The Galaxy Note smartphones have always represented a high-end Android experience and the new Galaxy Note 20 doesn’t shirk that pedigree. Nonetheless, whether you’re a dedicated Note fan or you’re just after a plus-sized 5G-capable Android flagship, the Galaxy Note 20 is absolutely worth a look.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

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The reviews are in — and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a beast. Our Note 20 Ultra review describes the new phone as the biggest, baddest, most hardcore flagship smartphone you can buy today. In line with previous releases, Samsung dropped two Note devices in 2020 but has replaced the Plus moniker with “Ultra.” That was an attention-grabbing choice when it was announced, as Galaxy fans know that the Ultra name was most recently reserved for the premium member of the S20 flagship family, the Galaxy S20 Ultra — a phone that happens to retail for $1,400.

As stated above, the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are very similar overall in terms of size and hardware. They run on the same Snapdragon chipset and the Ultra is only 0.2 inches larger measured diagonally. Yet whereas the Note 20’s 6.7-inch display is 1080p with a pixel density of 393 ppi, the Ultra’s OLED touchscreen features a Quad HD 1440p resolution with a pixel density of 509 ppi, resulting in a sharper, more vibrant image.

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also offers a boosted 12GB RAM, an obvious upgrade over the Note 20’s 8GB of memory, along with a larger 512GB internal storage option. The Ultra’s rear camera module is also superior to that of the standard Note 20, with a 108-megapixel wide sensor, stronger zoom capabilities, and more advanced light-capturing and autofocus features. These enhancements, along with the improved display, account for its higher cost. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is clearly the higher-end choice between the two, launching with a price tag of $1,300.

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