Update: The deal is back, this time from a different seller buydig.

New top-of-the line smartphones naturally come down in price over time, but the Galaxy S4 has shown a remarkable tendency to go on sale early and often. This time it's on eBay for $575, which is $25 less than last time. Not bad for a device that usually sells for nearly $700 unlocked.


This is the unlocked 16GB version of the device, meaning no LTE. You're limited to HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100. Those on CDMA carriers won't be able to use this particular device at all. While the US variants of this device have a Snapdragon 600, the i9500 runs on the Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ARM chip.

Otherwise this is the GS4 you know and love. There is no carrier crapware, but all the Samsung stuff is included. As such, about half of the storage is used out of the box. Might want to grab a microSD card while you're at it.

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-9500 on eBay

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  • Indian

    Can any1 confirm whether its real?

    • http://www.facebook.com/lstar1990 Luis Daniel Mathews Malave

      Is Real

  • http://www.JWesCampbell.com/ Wes Campbell

    anyone know whether or not we can turn this thing into a "NE" S4?

    • Daniel DS

      It is but only "unstable" builds of roms like CM, because of the Exynos

      • http://www.JWesCampbell.com/ Wes Campbell

        ehh... figures... i saw that htc *might* be doing something for their early one adopters to make them into NEs... wishful thinking... i'd like the octa-core, but not at the expense of not getting supported by a plethora of devs.

  • Arcest

    Some eBay votes say it's a scam, selling chinese replicas instead of the original on some devices.

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

      99.8% user feedback with several of thousands saying it's fake. What I'm willing to bet they're doing is scamming the seller themselves. There is always a black sheep in a herd.

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

    The deal ran out and was relisted at a higher price. However, a new deal at the same $575 price just popped up from another seller, so I've updated the link.

  • Michael Pahl

    What US Carriers does this work on for sure?