Samsung Galaxy Note 10: How to buy and where to find the best deals

If you want to buy a Galaxy Note 10, you need to get it now, or else you'll miss out on fantastic early-bird deals.
Written by Elyse Betters Picaro, Managing Editor

If you're interested in one of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 models, you need to hurry and buy it now.

Also: Note 10 Plus vs Note 9: Worth the upgrade?

It's already available, and for a limited time, there are quite a few special discounts for those who buy one first. Do not wait much longer, because you'll lose out on the ability to save hundreds of dollars or even get a second model for free. Check out some of the best Galaxy Note 10 deals we've found below.

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Galaxy Note 10: When and where to buy

  • Pre-orders start at 9 pm PT on Aug. 7
  • Full availability starts Aug. 23

Pre-orders opened at 9pm PT on Aug. 7 -- mere hours after Samsung unveiled the device. But availability is limited to Samsung's own online and physical stores, plus the big carriers. Full availability starts Aug. 23, which is when you'll be able to buy a model at retailers like Amazon, Best BuySam's Club, and Walmart

Galaxy Note 10: Best pre-order deals

There are three models of the Galaxy Note 10: the standard Galaxy Note 10, the larger Galaxy Note 10 Plus, and a version of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus with 5G connectivity. To compare specs and features, go here. Once you decide which one you want to buy, browse where they're available (below) as well as the pre-order deals available at each place: 


If you want to buy the Galaxy Note 10 unlocked, you can pre-order it directly from Samsung beginning Aug. 7. Buy one between Aug. 8 and Aug. 22,  and you'll get a $150 Samsung credit for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus or Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G. Alternatively, you can get $100 for the standard Galaxy Note 10. And if you trade in a phone, you'll get up to $60 credit.

  • Galaxy Note 10: $950
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus 256GB: $1,100
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus 512GB: $1,200


AT&T will have the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus right away, and it expects to have the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G in the coming months. From what we can tell, AT&T is not offering any special deals, though you can get any model on AT&T Next.


Sprint is offering the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus as well -- and you can get them on a lease at half price. That price is only available during the pre-order phase, however.


T-Mobile, too, will carry the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus, but the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G will arrive at a later date. If you buy a Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus, T-Mobile will give you a second Note 10 for free -- or $950 toward a Note 10 Plus if you open a new line. You can also trade-in for up to $300 credit toward a Note 10 or Note 10 Plus.


Verizon is offering all three Galaxy Note 10 models with impressive discounts. For instance, if you buy a Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G on a payment plan, you'll get a second Galaxy Note 10 for free (or $950 toward a second Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy S10 model). A new line of service and an unlimited plan are required, and the credit is applied over 24 or 36 months.

Also, if you pre-order a Galaxy Note 10, you'll get a $100 gift card for Samsung.com for the Note 10, $150 for the Note 10 Plus, or Note 10 Plus 5G. Finally, if you trade-in, you can get you up to $450 of credit toward a Galaxy Note 10 on a Verizon payment plan -- if the plan is unlimited. Keep in mind you can't use this deal with the BOGO deal Verizon is also offering.

Galaxy Note 10: Best launch deals

The following deals will go live once the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus become officially available after Aug. 23:


AT&T has financing starting at $31.67 per month for the 256GB Galaxy Note 10. The 256GB and 512GB models of the Note 10 Plus are available for $36.67 and $40 per month, respectively. If you're signing up for at least one new phone line, trading a qualifying phone gets you a $400 credit toward your Galaxy Note 10 purchase, and new lines on an Unlimited plan can receive a $300 Visa Reward Card. AT&T is also offering a buy-one, get-one deal that can be combined with other offers.

Best Buy

Best Buy is offering $100 off if you activate your unlocked Galaxy Note 10 with a carrier. You can also save on the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus through a qualifying trade-in and activation. Best Buy is the only US retailer to sell the phone in Aura Blue, too.


Sprint has an excellent financing deal available: New lines will receive a monthly bill credit of $19.80 toward their financing, which brings the base 256GB Galaxy Note 10 to $19.79 per month and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus to $26.04 per month.


T-Mobile is offering both the base Galaxy Note 10 and the 256GB Galaxy Note 10 Plus for the same $39.59 per month. 


Verizon will begin selling the 5G variant. The base model, 256GB Note 10, starts at $39.58 per month with a payment plan, while the 256GB Note 10+ is $45.83 per month, while the 512GB storage option is $49.99 per month. If you're activating a new line with Verizon, you can get up to $949 off another Samsung Galaxy phone. Verizon is also offering $450 off in a trade-in deal.

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