Deal: Samsung Galaxy S8 for $499, Galaxy S8 Plus for $569 – 10/3/17

October 3, 2017 - Written By Alexander Maxham

eBay is currently offering up the Samsung Galaxy S8 for $499 and its larger sibling, the Galaxy S8 Plus for $569. These are the lowest prices that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have ever been. Which makes this a great time to jump on-board and pick one, or both up.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are largely the same, aside from the display and battery sizes. The Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ display, with a 3000mAh battery and the Galaxy S8 Plus has a larger 6.2-inch QHD+ display with a larger 3500mAh battery inside. Otherwise, both smartphones are using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which is paired with 4GB of RAM and then 64GB of storage internally. Now there is a micro SD card slot, so you are able to expand the storage, should you need too. Additionally, both smartphones do offer a single 12-megapixel camera, and despite only having one camera, it’s still one of the best cameras on a smartphone today.

Now these models of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are the G950 and G955 respectively. Which means these are Verizon models. Their ESNs are clear and can be activated on Verizon, however they are not unlocked, so that means if you aren’t a Verizon user, you’ll want to look elsewhere. It is possible to unlock these phones however, and they do both support GSM bands for T-Mobile and AT&T – as well as other carriers around the world.