After a couple of weeks of waiting, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus are finally available for purchase. The Galaxy Note 10 is going to cost you $949 while the Galaxy Note 10 Plus will cost you $1099.
However, some carriers and retailers are going to be offering up some great deals on these two devices, and we've outlined them all down below.
For those that might need a slight refresher, here's what's different between the two models. The Galaxy Note 10 sports a smaller 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, with a Snapdragon 855 chipset 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a 3500mAh capacity battery. Now the Galaxy Note 10 Plus sports similar specs, with a larger 6.8-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display, the RAM is bumped up to 12GB of RAM and a 4300mAh capacity battery. It also has a micro SD card slot, whereas the smaller one does not. Finally, neither smartphone has a headphone jack. But both do come with USB-C headphones from AKG.
Samsung is going to be the best place to get your new Galaxy Note 10, no matter which carrier you're on. It sells all of the variants. That includes AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. It also has an unlocked one, in case you don't want it to be tied to a carrier.
Over at Samsung, it is still offering up four months of ad-free YouTube and six months of Spotify Premium. Not quite as good as the pre-order freebies that it had included, but not too shabby.
And if you are ordering a Verizon or AT&T model, you can trade-in your current phone and get up to $600 off of the Galaxy Note 10. That would put a serious dent into the price of the Galaxy Note 10. Finally, with Samsung's website, you can also still finance your device, in case you don't want to pay the full price today.
Amazon is also selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. As expected, it is also bundling a free product with the two devices.
That free product is an Echo Plus. Currently, it is only available with the Galaxy Note 10 and then the 512GB Galaxy Note 10 Plus. It's a bit strange that it is not in stock for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus with 256GB of storage. But if you were wanting more storage anyways, then this is the deal to get.
With the free Echo Plus included, you can really get started on making your home "smart". The Echo Plus is also a smart home hub, so you can connect everything to your WiFi through the Echo Plus. Of course, it also comes with Alexa built-in, allowing you to ask Alexa to control your smart home, find out the weather and much more.
The only downside to Amazon's Galaxy Note 10, is the fact that it is only available in Aura Black. So no Aura Glow here.
But on the flip side, this is an unlocked Galaxy Note 10. And that means that it's going to work on all four US carriers. That is definitely a good thing for those that want to switch carriers or are using an MVNO.
AT&T is offering up a pretty incredible deal right now on the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus.
You can do a BOGO and get one for free – with monthly bill credits over the next 30 months. As well as getting up to $650 in trade-in credit and getting a $300 reward card. That's up to $1900 in total savings. That is pretty insane when you think about it.
As usual, with BOGO deals, you're going to be getting the amount of the cheaper Galaxy Note 10 in bill credits. So even if you do buy two Galaxy Note 10 Plus smartphones, you're getting a credit of $950. That's still putting the second Galaxy Note 10 Plus down to just $150, which is not bad at all.
AT&T is selling the Galaxy Note 10 in three colors: Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura White. All of which are great colors, but we may be a bit impartial to the Aura Glow color.
Now Sprint is giving you up to half off of the regular price of the Galaxy Note 10. That is pretty crazy.
This is part of their Flex Lease program, which is something they do for every new flagship smartphone. Sign up under their Flex Lease deal and you can get a Galaxy Note 10 Plus for just $650. You'll be paying for 18 months, the Galaxy Note 10 is going to be $19.79 monthly, and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus will be $26.04 monthly.
That's not a bad price at all. And you do still get all of the freebies that Samsung offers. That's four months of ad-free YouTube and six months of Spotify Premium for free.
T-Mobile is also doing a BOGO for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. The caveat with T-Mobile however, is that you need to add a line with its more expensive "Plus" plan. If you were thinking of adding a line already, then this isn't really that big of a deal.
As with the other BOGO plans here, you are going to need to finance the two phones through T-Mobile and the cheaper model is the one that will be "free". That means that you're getting the Galaxy Note 10 for free. If you purchase two Galaxy Note 10 Plus smartphones, then you're going to get $950 towards the second Galaxy Note 10 Plus. At $150, that's a pretty good price for a Galaxy Note 10 Plus though.
T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10 models do still get the four months of ad-free YouTube and six months of Spotify Premium included as well. Which is great if you watch a lot of YouTube on your phone and already have Spotify.
Verizon has a few promotions going on for the Galaxy Note 10 right now, even after the pre-order period.
Like the other carriers, it also has a BOGO deal. Where you can get up to $950 off of a second Galaxy Note 10. This is also going to need to be done under a payment plan, like with the other carriers. This is really good for those that are looking to upgrade them and their significant other's phone at the same time.
Verizon is also offering up to $450 when you trade-in your phone. Now obviously, when you trade-in a newer phone, you're going to get closer to that $450 mark. An older phone like a Galaxy Note 8, may not get that full $450. Also, you need to consider the fact that you're going to need to have that phone in good condition.
Those two promos cannot be stacked, unfortunately. But they do come with this last promotion. And that is a month of YouTube TV for free. YouTube TV costs $50 per month for about 70 channels (as of right now, there are more coming). That's a pretty good deal for those that are looking to cut the cord. As many feel that YouTube TV is the best option right now. Especially considering the fact that it has unlimited DVR available.
The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus are some of the best smartphones of the year. And judging by their prices, they definitely should be. With the Galaxy Note 10 starting at $949 for a full HD+ display, many think its overpriced. But we don't think so. Given how powerful these devices are, and how many features are included in these devices, it's definitely worth the price. And technically, the Galaxy Note 10 is cheaper than the Galaxy Note 9.
Let's look at the storage. Other smartphones at this price point feature 128GB of storage, some are even lower at 64GB. But the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus both start at 256GB of storage and there is also a 512GB option if you need more storage. This makes it a really good option for those that are looking to store a ton of documents, music and photos on their phone.
We reviewed the Galaxy Note 10 Plus earlier this week, and we had a hard time finding anything wrong with the device. Sure there's the headphone jack, it's not there. But is that really a big deal in 2019? Most smartphones don't have a headphone jack. In fact, you can probably count on one hand the number of flagship smartphones that do have a headphone jack, that were released in 2019. There's also the fact that Samsung is not offering a headphone dongle in the box – you'll need to pay separately for that. But it did offer up a pair of USB-C headphones and there's also plenty of great Bluetooth options out there right now.
These are the best smartphones on the market right now. And if for some reason you did not pre-oder either device, now is definitely the time to buy it. If you're on Sprint, that's going to be the best place to get yours. Otherwise, head over to Samsung's website, as they seem to have the best deals for those looking to get either the Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus. And Samsung also offers financing through their own website for these phones, which is another big deal for them.