Galaxy Note 8 Unboxing! [Exynos International Dual-SIM/Gold]

I have been patiently waiting for a good deal on the international model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for few months now since Note 8 launch since it offers the better Exynos 8895 processor along with unlocked bootloader, meaning you can easily root and install custom ROMs.  Well, around Black Friday I was able to pick up the SM-N950F/DS dual-SIM international model for about $779. (The price is even lower now at $739, check here)  Certainly, this is a steal considering most U.S. retailers selling them at $950 or higher.

The Exynos international version is compatible with all GSM networks including AT&T and T-Mobile so if you are not on Sprint or Verizon, this may be the ultimate Note 8 you can pick up.  I also picked up the gold color, which I didn’t expect to be that nice but I really like it now as the borders are also in gold color along with a gold S-Pen.

I should have a benchmark comparison soon showing the performance differences between the U.S. Snapdragon model vs. international Exynos model so stay tuned for that.

 

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1 Response

  1. Sue says:

    Hi Max,
    I watched the unboxing video for the international model.Are you sure this model from ebay is genuine original samsung note 8? Just trying to be sure as there are so many fake versions in the market it is difficult to spot the difference.
    Also will samsung pay work in us for this model?

    Thanks for your help.