You can now buy the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the US, but it’s rather expensive with no contract.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 unlocked price accurately reflects this Android phone’s elongated screen: it’s bigger than you’d ever expect, even if it gets you the best phone in the US.
It’s the classic tale of ‘you get what you pay for’ as the Samsung Galaxy S8 costs $724, while the larger Galaxy S8 Plus costs even more $824.99 in the Midnight Black color only.
Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus cost more than their Apple counterparts, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as the Google Pixel, Pixel XL and LG G6 .
The phones are now being sold through the official Samsung online store and Best Buy. Samsung is even offering trade-in programs for up to $350 off to sweeten the deal.
The price for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is more than you’ve probably ever paid for a phone, but there are several reasons as to why it costs so much.
It comes with top-of-the-line specs (the first with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset) , including 64GB of storage, not 32GB, like the latest iPhone, LG G6 and Google Pixel.
That means storage wise, it’s a better value, plus it comes with a microSD card slot and is a waterproof phone (up to 5m) . The Pixel has none of those features. Oh, and it has a headphone jack unlike the iPhone 7. Simply put, it’s chock full with features.
The Galaxy S8 also has one of the best smartphone cameras and can turn into a phone-to-desktop solution with the Samsung DeX accessory. The list goes on and on, just like Samsung’s dazzling Infinity Display.