This one goes out to those of you who buy your phones off-contract. The international GSM Galaxy Note II is available today from eBay Daily Deals for a comparatively affordable $589. The model comes with 16GB of on-board storage in a marble white shell.


The normal price is $799, however it can be found online in the area of $680, so this is still a nice $100 or so discount off the normal price. As with most Daily Deals, there is a limited supply available. Domestically, this model should work on AT&T, but as always be sure to check that any unlocked phones will work with your carrier before purchasing.

Source: eBay Daily Deals

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  • ilost

    Something I dont understand is, why Samsung makes an international version of a phone, and a US version? Is it because of patents or? Plz explain :)

    • sssgadget

      Carriers in US

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      U.S. versions have LTE support and for carriers like Verizon, are completely different (CDMA). T-Mobile's version probably has some differences in bands too, to allow for the fastest supported HSPA+ speeds (don't quote me on that).

      • NotBruno

        portuguese version also has LTE and quad core btw, just saying

        does the US version also has quad core? why was the s3 only dual core? I understand there was some incompatability between the radios and the CPU? is that fixed with the note2?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Yeah, the Note II is now quad Exynos as well.

          Maybe different LTE bands?

          • http://twitter.com/kuyanyan Yanyan | RR

            Yep, different LTE. How I wish your carriers will get their shit together so we can all enjoy the same phone. An update might not roll out on the same day-week, but at least US customers can also flash the latest stock build to their phone if they so wish.

    • fixxmyhead

      different radios

  • http://twitter.com/Loomis2 Loomis2

    I need some T-Mobile love, AP! My G2 isn't going to last forever!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You can get it now unlocked, it should work. Otherwise, wait for the release on T-Mo - it hasn't even come out yet officially.

      • Alex P.

        It will not support t-Mo's 3G and 4G speeds, EDGE only.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Thanks. I hate these frequency differences, they give me a headache.

        • gltovar

          even with the carrier roaming agreement?

  • http://twitter.com/Loomis2 Loomis2

    I am surprised with all the different screen sizes Samsung likes to make that they don't also put physical keyboards on a few of them. I could go for a GS3 variant with a keyboard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    Eagerly awaiting a 64GB unlocked option :)

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Would LOVE to get this, but saving money for some possible travel in December ;) (fingers crossed) and the Nexus 4. Adding support for the S-Pen to an app I'm tinkering with would be really neat though :(

  • shanthandro

    why it is 3G? can it work with US carriers 4g or LTE?

  • aungu402

    my camera failed because?