It's the classic tale of 'you get what you pay for' as the Samsung Galaxy S8 costs $724, while the larger Galaxy S8 Plus costs even more $824.99 in the Midnight Black color only.
The phones are now being sold through the official Samsung online store and Best Buy. Samsung is even offering trade-in programs for up to $350 off to sweeten the deal.
Why the Samsung Galaxy S8 costs so much
The price for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is more than you've probably ever paid for a phone, but there are several reasons as to why it costs so much.
It comes with top-of-the-line specs (the first with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset), including 64GB of storage, not 32GB, like the latest iPhone, LG G6 and Google Pixel.
That means storage wise, it's a better value, plus it comes with a microSD card slot and is a waterproof phone (up to 5m). The Pixel has none of those features. Oh, and it has a headphone jack unlike the iPhone 7. Simply put, it's chock full with features.
The Galaxy S8 also has one of the best smartphone cameras and can turn into a phone-to-desktop solution with the Samsung DeX accessory. The list goes on and on, just like Samsung's dazzling Infinity Display.
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