Today is the Galaxy Note 10's official release date, with "pre-order" flipping over to "buy" at most websites. With the formal release, many of the early promotional offers are gone, though you can still snag up to $600 off with a recent trade-in via Samsung, and some carriers are still running their own discounts and trade-in programs. While in-store retailer and carrier availability may vary, the Note10 is now available and listed as "in stock" in most places.
The biggest loss to not ordering early is the up to $150 in Samsung store credit that pre-orders placed between 8/8 and 8/22 received, but you can still take advantage of trade-in offers via both Samsung and participating carriers. Prices for trade-in are set to fall drastically at some point, though, and some have already slipped a bit. While you can get up to $600 off several recent models of phones using Samsung's trade-in program, that won't last forever.
Adjusted trade-in values from Samsung's site at the time of writing are below:
- Pixel 3 - $600
- Pixel 3 XL - $600
- Pixel 2 - $300
- Pixel 2 XL - $300
- Pixel - $200
- Pixel XL - $200
- iPhone XR - $600
- iPhone XS - $600
- iPhone XS Max - $600
- iPhone X - $600
- iPhone 8 Plus - $300
- iPhone 8 - $300
- iPhone 7 Plus - $350
- iPhone 7 - $300
- iPhone 6S Plus - $200
- iPhone 6S - $200
- Galaxy S10e - $600
- Galaxy S10 - $600
- Galaxy S10 Plus - $600
- Galaxy Note 9 - $600
- Galaxy S9 Plus - $300
- Galaxy S9 - $300
- Galaxy Note 8 - $300
- Galaxy S8 Plus - $200
- Galaxy S8 Active - $200
- Galaxy S8 - $200
- Galaxy S7 edge - $200
- Galaxy S7 Active - $200
- Galaxy S7 - $200
The 6-month Spotify and 4-month YouTube Premium trials are also still available — though redemption might vary by retailer.
Where to buy?
If you were waiting until after reviews landed before you picked one up — and there are plenty of "in progress" reviews to be found online — you still have a decision when it comes to where and how you buy the phone. It's available unlocked from some retailers like Samsung directly, but you can also take advantage of carrier promotions or upgrade offers.
For your convenience, here's a quick list.
Straight from the OEM itself, you can pick up the Note10 in all types, sizes, storage configurations, and colors, including carrier models like the Note 10 5G for Verizon.
Galaxy Note10+ 5G (Verizon only)
- 256 GB - $949.99
The retailer is also providing $50-100 off for a limited time with activation, even for financed or carrier options, though if you go for an unlocked model, you have to activate the phone on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint.
Galaxy Note10+ 5G
- 256 GB - Verizon only,
$54.16$52.08/mo for 24 months, or $1299.99$1,249.99
- 512 GB - Verizon only,
$58.33$56.24/mo for 24 months, or $1399.99$1,349.99
- 256GB - $37.49/mo for 24 months, or $899.99
- 256GB - $29.99/mo for 30 months, $37.49/mo for 24 months, or $899.99
- 256GB - $$19.79/mo for 24 months to $39.59/mo for 18 months, or $849.99
- 256GB - $849.99 with activation, $949.99 without.
Microsoft <3 Samsung right now, and its retail stores and online storefront are also selling the Note10. You can get up to $650 for trade-in via that route, or purchase a phone outright — no carrier deals.
- 256 GB - $949.99
As the sole retailer with the 5G version of the new Note10, if you want to pull down all the geebees just as fast as you can on the go, your only choice right now is Verizon. There is a "one time activation fee" to keep in mind for all phone purchases, though.
The carrier has its own rolling trade-in program for up to $450 off when paired with a new line. There's also an offer for a $200 prepaid Mastercard when switching to Verizon's Unlimited plan, but the Note10 isn't on the list for that promotion according to the terms at Verizon's site.
Galaxy Note10+ 5G
- 256 GB - $36.11/month for 36 months, $54.16 for 24 months, or $1299.99
- 512 GB - $$38.88/month for 36 months, $58.33 for 24 months, or $1399.99
- 256 GB - $45.83/month for 24 months or $1,099.99 retail
- 512 GB - $49.99/month for 24 months or $1,199.99 retail
- 256 GB - $39.58/month for 24 months or $949.99 retail
AT&T is running a BOGO offer for the Note 10 which can ostensibly be stacked to get two Note10s for free, though you'll have to order online, trade in two phones for max value, and receive the discount in the form of bill credits.
- 256 GB - $36.67/month for 30 months or $1,099.99 retail
- 512 GB - $40/month for 30 months or $1,199.99 retail
- 256 GB - $31.67/month for 30 months or $949.99 retail
Financed pricing at the magenta house of Legere is a bit less attractive, with many options requiring large up-front down payments, but the carrier is running its own kinda-sorta BOGO offer which nets you another Note10 for free — again, via bill credits, only for new customers or existing customers with 2 or more existing lines, you'll have to purchase the first phone via financing, you'll need to add a new line, and be a "well-qualified" customer.
- 256 GB - $149.99 down and $39.59/month for 24 months, or $1099.99
- 512 GB - $249.99 down and $39.59/month for 24 months, or $1,199.99
- 256 GB - $39.59/month for 24 months, or $949.99.
Sprint has some of the cheapest monthly rates for the Note10, as usual, but there are two big catches: The "Sprint Flex lease" doesn't leave you owning the phone at the end (you have to pay again to purchase it outright at the end) and you'll have to use Sprint. Still, if you really want a Note10 but can only afford around $20 a month towards it on top of your usual bill, this is your only real option.
The phones are also eligible for Sprint's "Galaxy Forever" program that lets you lease and return the latest "Galaxy" series phones for a new one every twelve months.
- 256 GB - $19.79/month or $949.99
If you want the very cheapest Note10, US Cellular is your way to go. Sadly, the diminutive carrier only serves a very tiny chunk of the US, so most of our readers likely won't be eligible for services. The discount that brings the price down is via a $600-off promo with plenty of terms and caveats (found further down on this page) like mandatory device protection insurance you'll have to pay for.
- 256 GB - $16.66/month (after bill credits, $36.66 without) for 30 months, or $1099.99
- 512 GB - $19.99/month (after bill credits, $39.99 without) for 30 months or $1199.99
- 256 GB - $11.66/month (after bill credits $31.66 without) for 30 months, or $949.99
Xfinity hopes to entice folks looking at the Note10 (or its service in general) with a $250 prepaid card, though they'll need to transfer a number from another carrier, open and activate a new line, and hold the account for at least three months. It does stack up to a $1,250 total if you order multiple phones/transfer multiple numbers.
- 256 GB - $39.58/month for 24 months, or $949.99