The Exynos version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is down to $867 on eBay

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is easily the best Note phone Samsung has ever made, and for once it's actually better than the latest Galaxy S phone in every way. The battery has jumped up to 4000mAh, which gives you effortless all-day battery life, the all-new S Pen is more powerful than ever before, and the cameras are shaping up to be the best we've seen from Samsung to-date. It's a great, big phone with a great big price tag, but if you're willing to take the Exynos-powered International version, you can snag a Note 9 for $867 on eBay (opens in new tab).

The Exynos version doesn't have every LTE band for AT&T or T-Mobile — Sprint and Verizon customers will have to look elsewhere — and the International version might not play well Samsung Pay or other country-specific features, but it's still got that gorgeous 6/4" display, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB of storage, that swanky new powered S-Pen, and four color options instead of the two offered stateside right now. If you wanted a Midnight Black or Metallic Copper Note 9, it's your lucky day!

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If you want the Snapdragon-powered Note 9 — or need a Note 9 that works on all US carriers — there are other deals to be had. Over on Amazon, you can buy a US Galaxy Note 9 for the standard $999 retail price (opens in new tab) and get a free Wireless Charger Duo ($119 value) and a free DeX Pad ($69 value) if you select the bundle option.

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

  • Ara, is there a downside to the Exynos in the Note, or did they fix the battery life issues?
  • Another plus for the Exynos version is that it is able to be rooted very easily and custom roms are available.
  • Saving 10% on a phone that may or may not work for you is a pretty big gamble.
  • Best Buy has the SD 845 unlocked version $200 off
  • If you activate on Verizon.
  • You can't say for once the Note is finally better that the Galaxy S. Only the from the Note 5 to Note 8 that the Note line was it just a Galaxy S Plus with a pen. Prior to those devices, the Note even came with a different faster SoC compared to it's S line siblings. It was superior in every way, it used to actually clearly benefit from being a later device than the S line.
  • Also, no warranty and AFAIK, no service from Samsung in North America. Availability of parts uncertain. When you add that it may not work well with your carrier it becomes less of a bargain. Not really recommended for the average user!
  • FWIW..I've had an exynos S8+ on ATT last year, no connection issues using LTE in US whatsoever. Samsung warranty fine unless you root.
  • Samsung USA will not honor warranty due to the fact it's not a USA phone and they'll want proof of purchase and it probably has to be from an official retailer. So yeah. I wouldn't expect any kind of warranty for these international phones. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  • Ha, some sap get one of these then rant in forum how it can't work in North America and blame Samsung.
  • Getting a carrier deal this year was the best way to go for me. 500 bucks in trade for an old S7 Edge I had already relegated to the desk drawer plus a free set of headphones valued at 300 bucks. Made that $1,000 price tag seem not so high after all.
  • Its ridiculous when someone says not all LTE bands. Samsung phones have the largest band support besides the Iphone so they will get LTE most parts of the world. Here are the frequencies supported:
    FDD: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B17(700), B20(800), B28(700), B32(1500), B66(AWS- 3) | TDD: B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500) Samsung pay also works, just no local offers and honestly there are not much offers these days anyway, but you can still use your cards earn points redeem etc. There are 2 flip sides
    Yes international version doesn't have any warranty but at $200-250 difference it is worth it. Usually on ebay you can return and paypal got you covered if you receive a dud, but you test it out and everything works mostly likely there wont be issues. And samsung only gives you basic warranty and I have never had to use warranty to fix a brand new phone. Most problems crop up after the warranty period is over and they are minor issues which can be fixed at any store like battery replacements, charging port replacements, headphone jack replacement, screen replacement and most of these will still be chargeable if still under warranty. International version can be rooted but remember you will lose all Knox Application like Samsung Pay, S-Health etc. But man, installing a clean version of ASOP with that hardware is a dream. The Samsung UI sucks, it is responsive but chews battery like anything.