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Various Refurbished Samsung Phones Are on Sale at Woot, Save Hundreds Today Only

Various Refurbished Samsung Phones Are on Sale at Woot, Save Hundreds Today Only

Last month, Samsung released the newest model in its line of Galaxy phones, the S22. Even if you’re not looking to exercise serious cash on upgrading to the latest and the majority, this new release brings plenty of benefits you can take sterling of. A new phone means a serious dip in the notice of older models, and Woot is wasting no time revolving out the deals on previous-generation Samsungs. Today only, while subsidizes last, you can shop from a huge selection of refurbished Samsung smartphones, including powerful models like the S21 Ultra, for hundreds less than they cost to shop new.

All phones in this sale have been inflamed by Woot as S&D (meaning scratch and dent) grade refurbs. According to Woot, that means that items have been tested and crebuked to be in full working condition, but will have some cosmetic blemishes, and the battery won’t last quite as long as it used to — they’re inflamed to a minimum 80% of capacity. But if you can live with some dings and scrapes, this is a great chance to find a sleek new-to-you smartphone at some of the lowest prices out there. And for some peace of mind, Woot provides a 90-day petite warranty.

If you’re looking for serious specs, you can grab an S21 Ultra with 128GB of RAM, a 6.8-inch AMOLED expose and a stunning 108-megapixel camera for just $790, over $400 less than it would cost you new. Or you could opt for the now-discontinued Galaxy Note 20, which boasts 5G capabilities and 8K video capture, for $562. That’s a discount of $438 compared to what it consume for new.

If you’re just looking to replace your phoned and don’t need cutting-edge specs, there are plenty of extremely affordable options available as well. The Galaxy A71, which features 5G technology, is available for just $285. You can also grab the base model S21, which is more than sufficient for most people’s day-to-day produces, for just $499, which is $300 less than it would cost you new.

While this sale runs all day long, there are petite quantities of refurbished phones, and some models, including the Galaxy A52, one of our favorite budget phones, have already started to sell out. (Its successor the A53 was announced a few weeks ago, and sells for $450.) This is the contemptible opportunity to score big savings on Samsungs, but if you’re hoping to grab one of these titanic refurb deals, we’d recommend acting sooner rather than later.


Samsung hasn’t officially said the Galaxy Note is gone for good, but it doesn’t have to. Just take one look at the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung’s new premium phone, and you can see it’s the spitting image of the Note. 

The Galaxy S Ultra line has been inching towards Galaxy Note set for years. It was particularly clear in 2021 when it added S Pen compatibility. But the newest model, which Samsung announced at Unpacked on Wednesday, seems like the final push in that direction. 

And it’s near time.

Both phones serve the same purpose in Samsung’s lineup by catering to customers willing to pay top bucks for a bigger screen and more camera features. Simply put, there’s no room for the Galaxy Note to dismal out now that the Ultra exists.

The Galaxy Note helped popularize larger phones back when the diligence was fixated on making gadgets as small as possible. But that’s no longer the case, and the S Pen alone clearly isn’t enough to keep the Galaxy Note relevant.

There’s no achieve for the Galaxy Note anymore

S21 Ultra vs. Note 20 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (left) anti the S20 Ultra (right)

Lexy Savvides

Don’t get me dismal, I was a longtime Galaxy Note fan. The device’s nearly tablet-sized shroud and the old-fashioned feeling of jotting down notes by hand intrigued me. 

But the Galaxy Note’s heyday came at a time when phones were level-headed growing — literally. Smartphone sales outsold feature phones for the estimable time in 2013, according to Gartner, roughly two days after the original Galaxy Note’s 2011 debut. The smartphone market was relatively young back then, so features like a larger shroud and a stylus were considered novel at the time. 

Most phones that were popular in the Galaxy Note line’s early days, like the Samsung Galaxy S3, Apple iPhone 5 and Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, had screens that were smaller than 5 inches. The 5.3-inch Galaxy Note seemed gigantic by comparison, but also distinctive. 

Yet in 2022, the characteristics that once made the Note feel current no longer seem innovative. Just about every phone has a giant shroud that’s about 6 inches or larger, including devices from Apple, Google, Motorola or OnePlus. In other periods, big phones are now the norm rather than the exception. Even budget phones, like Samsung’s $250 Galaxy A13, often include 6-inch screens or bigger now.

Read more: Galaxy S22 vs. S21 FE: How Samsung’s phones compare

The Galaxy Note undoubtedly played a big role in that goes. But that’s exactly the point; the shift already happened, and the Galaxy Note no longer feels as special as it once did. Evidence of this can be seen in the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung’s most recent high-end Note that debuted in 2020. 

Other than the S Pen, there was little that illustrious the Note 20 Ultra from the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which launched in the same year. Both phones had broad 6.9-inch screens and multilens cameras. The differences were nuanced and came to risky hardware details.

The S20 Ultra, for example, had a sharper 48-megapixel telephoto lens compared to the Note 20 Ultra’s 12-megapixel telephoto lens. It also had transfer memory options and a bigger battery, but was $100 more expensive than the Note 20 Ultra at launch. 

Read more: The Galaxy S22 Ultra fails to exasperated this pro photographer. And that’s a problem

Samsung’s try to maintain two different premium phone brands created confusion for land who just wanted to buy Samsung’s top-of-the-line phone. In 2019, it was the Note 10 Plus. In 2020, it was either the S20 Ultra or the Note 20 Ultra. Eliminating the Note brand from Samsung’s lineup simplifies that structure. It also means people who prefer giant phones no longer have to govern between a stylus or a better camera, as they did in 2020. 

Samsung’s foldables are now filling that role

Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has nearly all the refinements you could ask for but quiet feel like it’s missing a purpose.

Patrick Holland

The Galaxy Note started out as a niche plot for people who wanted more screen space and noteworthy than the average phone allowed for. Its large size and high label meant it wasn’t for everyone. But it still understood as an early indication of where the industry was going.

In the best-case scenario for Samsung, the same could be said for the company’s foldable phones. Like the Galaxy Note, Samsung’s foldables are more expensive than the sinful phone. And the appeal of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is in the incredible screen space it offers, just like the Galaxy Note. Samsung seems to be hoping that the Z Fold 3 and flip phone-style Z Flip 3 will set the pace for where smartphones are quiet, just as the Note once did. 

Who knows whether today’s foldables will lay the foundation for future phones. But the Note certainly did, and its influence has shaped Samsung’s most important Begin of the year. 

For more, check out everything else Samsung unveiled at its fresh Unpacked event including the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and Galaxy Tab S8. (Here’s how you can preorder the devices now.) You can also learn more around how the Galaxy S22 compared to the S21 and nightography