Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Canadian pricing and availability

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  • gremlin0007

    Posted at 11am? Same time as the Samsung Unpacked Event?! You’ve been holding out on us Patrick?!

    • Dimitri

      Indeed he has. They either these days in advance. They know about the devices and have one a week or so in advance before the announcement.

    • Max Power

      Patrick is a sheep for iPhone. He probably cringed during the whole review process ????????

    • The Note 7 remains one of my favourite smartphones of all time (I even say so in the first few seconds of my video review). The Note 8 is great, but it’s more of the same and for me, especially with this price tag in mind, that’s an issue.

      Take a look at my review and you’ll see that I was actually very impressed with the Note 8.

    • Max Power

      I am just pulling your chain. Good review Pat.

    • I had early access to the Note 8 prior to Samsung’s Unpacked event.

  • Nundo

    $1299?!

    • Dimitri

      Not that bad. Still isn’t the highest paid phone for the features it has and the size.

    • Stephen_81

      The price point was completely expected.

      I want to see what the Carriers do for discounting, devices like this get discounted enough to actually justify going on a plan vs buying out right and BYOD

    • Nundo

      I am thinking at $649-$699 on a two year term from most carriers carriers.

    • Stephen_81

      if they do a $35/mo Premium+ discount which isn’t unheard of for Samsungs, it will be $459 on a 2yr.
      $699 will likely be on their Premium Discount tier

    • Nundo

      Agreed. I was thinking of premium pricing, not premium plus pricing. That’s just insane

    • Richie_Peterson

      If the other carriers follow suit, its going to be $750 @$85 a month or $550 @ $95 a month

    • EP_2012

      I would have expected that price for a 256gb model, not a 64gb model. It’s absurd.

    • Stephen_81

      they are giving expandable memory. So NO 256gb model, I’m actually pleased that they aren’t doing multiple storage options. Inflates the cost of the midrange storage usually.

    • EP_2012

      SD cards are cheap – the base cost of the phone is what matters to consumers. It might be a better deal with the 360 camera, but even still… for an accessory that most people won’t use it’d be pushing it.

  • jellmoo

    Okay, $1299 is absurd. Prices are hitting a level that just doesn’t jive.

    • rick

      most people simply don’t need a 1300 phone. i don’t remember anyone asking for them. Some people need and make use of a $2500+ computer. I dont’ know what the use case of a 1300 phone over one that costs 700 is though.

      Ya – i’m agreeing with you

    • MathewSullivan

      How is this any different than the S8 Plus costing $1,115 when it first released?

      That’s a $130 difference in pricing and model comparisons over last year. Not that big of a deal like everyone is complaining about.

    • jellmoo

      It isn’t. Multiple things can be absurd at the same time.

      An increase of $150 is a big deal. It really is. A 10% price increase is not a small thing. hat happens next year? And the year after?

  • LeTricolore

    That’s a really nice looking phone. The price is to be expected, unfortunately.

  • Cam McArthur

    iPhone 8 will probably be in the price range to, because Apple

    • jellmoo

      More than likely. And I’ll think it’s nuts there as well.

    • neo905

      $1,499 Canadian for whatever the biggest version is. Book it. More for the 256G version.

  • Stephen_81

    So the $930 USD bestbuy price in the US, means we aren’t even getting a big upcharge in Canada surprisingly if I were to put $930 on my credit card today I’d pay approx $1190 Canadian. $100 is worth having a warranty.

    • and one thing with Roger’s I didn’t know was their WiFi calling only works with their handsets, not sure if that’s true for other Canadian carriers.

  • Richie_Peterson

    In case the link doesnt go through.
    Telus contract pricing is $550 on a $95/month contract or $750 on an $85/month contract

    I really want to love this phone but damn these prices are just getting out of hand. I am thinking Samsung is trying to make up for the huge losses on the Note 7 by inflating these prices by this much

    • Arman

      I checked Telus and compared to my Publicmobile plan 4GB data for $35 now after referrals, it costs me $2600 to get Note 8 through Telus over the 2 years with a comparable plan ($120)!

      Buying it outright for $1299 is a no-brainer.

  • TechHead

    Went on Samsung Canada, says no stock for either colour and won’t let you continue with the pre-order. Anyone have any luck?

  • Max Power

    Hey guys, selling my kidney for this phone. Kijiji won’t accept organs for sale. Any advice?

    • icyhotonmynuts

      Try craiglist or the dark web market place.

    • rick

      Why? Its a great phone just as the iphone 8 will be – just as they all are. But none of them justify the cost. Have you really noticed that much more functionality from your phone in the past couple years that you’d be willing to pay another 500 bucks for? Bezel-less displays and better integration with mobile pay……….what’s really been added. Don’t get me wrong – the components they are putting in may justify the cost, but actual use for the average joe?? Like saying people that surf and do email should fork out for a gaming system.

      No need to be an early adopter. But this phone next year.

    • Max Power

      But ask yourself why do we have two kidneys if we only need one?

    • rick

      Buy two 700 phones – one for each kidney……….you’d be ahead of the game. 😉

    • Richie_Peterson

      I believe the cost is due to trying to recoup some of the losses from last year’s note 7. And at what point are consumers going to say enough is enough on paying this much for a phone. Only way I will get the device is if they offer something to former note 7 owners along with the preorder bonuses.

  • Terry

    What do Canadians get that sent back 2 Note 7s, then had to take a S 7 edge because everything else at the time was terrible? Samsung better have a loyalty discount of some kind.

    • Andrew

      I just contacted Samsung Canada via chat and they confirmed there is no discount for Note 7 customers. Even though there’s a discount provided in the US, they stated promotions vary differently between countries. Even with a $425 discount, I’d still be a little reluctant to pay $874 for the Note 8. Samsung doesn’t deserve our loyalty!

    • KiwiBri

      Samsung are trying to wooo the US market but ignoring the rest. Typical inconsistency…

    • icyhotonmynuts

      I was dreaming when I expected the watch to be included in the note 8 like it was last year with the note 7.

    • Terry

      A friend just sent me a screenshot from Samsung Canada saying that there will be a loyalty discount in Canada for Note 7 owners. Samsung said details will be announced soon.

    • Do Do

      “Samsung doesn’t deserve our loyalty!”

      NO COMPANY DOES.

    • rick

      guys – samsung or apple or any of them are not loyal to you – you are loyal to them. Send your message with your wallet.

  • Arman

    Too high, waiting for Pixel XL 2 now.

    • icyhotonmynuts

      The first iteration of the pixel was mediocre, I don’t expect the second version to be anything to look at either.

    • Arman

      I mainly like it because of fast software updates and the camera but yes the deign was pretty boring. the pixel XL 2 is supposedly having the same design as S8 this time.

  • dc2000

    $1470 after taxes. No thanks. This is absurd!

    • Surveillance

      Strange to think that’s absurd when the specs are far greater than most PC’s ever created for the same money or greater (sans the screen size obviously)

    • gremlin0007

      Screen size problem can “allegedly” be remedied by the Dex dock…?

    • Arman

      My gaming PC is cheaper than this lol

    • David Carter

      Dear god, I didn’t think of it like that, but you’re right. Yikes

    • MathewSullivan

      Convenience is the biggest factor in pricing..

      The reason why a 1 litre bottle of coke is half the price of their cans.

      You are paying for the mobility and the convenience.

  • Eric Mutter

    Just noticed on the telus site it says it comes with the Snapdragon chip and not the Exynos, Hasn’t Canada gotten the Exynos version of Samsung phones in the past?

    • jellmoo

      With the S7, yes, but the Note 7 and S8 series have seen Canada get the Snapdragon versions.

  • Surveillance

    That’s expensive and as such you might see some deals around Boxing Day. People are going to take the wait and see approach with this puppy and product isn’t going to move. Not after last year, and not at this price.

    • icyhotonmynuts

      At least the pre order last year had some good preorder offerings. I love the watch they gave. And got to keep all the accessories (2 free chargers, cables, and watch). This year is a pitiful 64gb internal storage and 128gb external pfft. Oh, and a wireless doc that was less than $50 at best buy last year.

  • EP_2012

    Jesus! You could get any other flagship and a good quality dedicated camera for less!

  • saab

    Any time frame when the other colors be released. I’m holding off pre order because of that

  • David Carter

    I love my Note 4, but $1300 is too much to upgrade, I just can’t…

    • EP_2012

      I would pay $1300 for a Note 4 with upgraded specs. In a heartbeat!

    • Dylan André Hardy

      Yeah I loved my Note 4… unfortunately she passed away 2 months ago… Hopefully this is as good

    • Max Power

      Just buy a new one. They are dirt cheap on ebay.

  • Eric Mutter

    Just noticed a little difference with the telus price, if you live in Manitoba you can get the $550 option with a min $60 per month plan and $750 with a min $50 plan, so i guess there might be some variations from region to region.

    • Grant Russell

      Thats just because plans are cheaper in Manitoba

  • EP_2012

    Has it been confirmed that the Canadian Note 8 will be the Snapdragon 835 variant?

    • PistolThePete

      The Note 8 in Canada will have the Snapdragon 835 same as US release.

    • Yup! We’ve confirmed this with Samsung Canada.

  • Ian

    Fortunately I’ve managed to train myself to use my index finger to sketch on my smartphone rather than require a stylus so I’ll take a pass on the pricey Note 8.

  • krazyking

    Close to $1500 with tax? Same crappy finger print scanner placement? Only 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage? Good luck with that Samsung. I think I will keep my LG G6 and buy a 70″ 4K TV instead. LMFAO!

  • Andrew Holt

    Interesting to see that Samsung is selling the device for $1299.99 meanwhile Bell and Telus are selling it for $1349.99. Is it a coincidence that the extra $50 from Bell/Telus was the exact same price as it used to cost to unlock a device? I think not.

    • MathewSullivan

      It’s especially hilarious when you realize CRTC is forcing carriers to unlock phones for free come Dec/Jan.

      This is clearly a money grab while they can.

  • Douglas Irwin

    I upgraded this past weekend to an iPhone 7 plus. Decided not to open it or activate it until I saw the release specs and prices on the Note 8. After carefully considering the pricing for about five seconds I made a decision. Three cheers for the iPhone…..good bye Samsung and Android.

    • rick

      the iphone 8 will cost you more likely. point being – apples to oranges

    • Jamie Veaudry

      You won’t be disappointed with the 7 plus, awesome phone!

    • Domino67

      Its a step down to an Apple phone 7 plus.

    • Jon Duke

      Yeah.. I switched ti the 7 plus for work and I swear everyday of my life. Honestly. That thing drops wifi every 2 minutes and I have to switch to LTE to make it come back. Bad bad phone.

  • Scio

    Hey guys, it looks like its cheaper buying this phone from the US, it cost 930 USD convert it to CAD you will have about 1170 Approx

    • Arman

      True, but you won’t have Canadian warranty, if it matters at all.

    • MathewSullivan

      After warranty rejection and paying $200 in customs, it will not be worth ordering from the US.

      If you’re gonna do that, why not just go straight for the UK version and grab the Exynos variant for better performance/battery and root-ability?

  • Richie_Peterson

    Patrick, I went through the preorder process on Telus as an existing customer and came across some false advertising. Apparently if you try and preorder from telus the prices are increased. $550 is now $600 and $750 is now $800, but it still says $550 and $750 on the main page. Incidentally if you do a preorder and try to sign up as a new customer then the prices stay the same.
    F#$% Telus

    • Richie_Peterson

      It has been corrected. Back to what it was yesterday

  • rick

    Prices are stupid on this as they will be for the iphone. What use case justifies a $1300 phone over a $700 one? maybe i’m wrong.

  • MathewSullivan

    FYI, for those wondering if the Note 7 loyalty discount will come to Canada, YES. It will be announced next week. Only reason I know this is because I’m close friends with a higher up and him and I have been waiting and waiting for the Note 8. Expect to pay $900 after the loyalty discount or $700 if you sell the promo accessories.

    • Scio

      Good to know. DO you know how the loyalty discount is going to play out? I for one did not buy any new phone after i returned my Note 7, I only went back my old phone (Note 3) and saved the money Samsung sent back for Note 8. do you know if they are going accept Note 3

    • MathewSullivan

      No idea dude, all I know is that its 100% coming. Its probably going to be the exact same as the US loyalty discount, only difference is the discount is $500 vs $425.

    • Scio

      Hey, Any update yet on the Note 7 loyalty discount