Last Updated: Apr 22,2013
And that's even just the 16GB model. I paid 499 for the Garnet Red one at CPW - but 600+ .. Thanks I'll pass. But given the free option with contract you can see that they aren't interested in selling sim free.
Let's hope that they are just taking a punt. And you can't even get the free tablet with the SIM free. All the reports I've read have said it would be in the
To be honest, it is good marketing .. Maybe they hope for similar hypes you see with the iPhones where people pay stupid money on eBay. "Oh, I can get it first day of its release so I don't mind spending
I've just seen that Amazon are now taking pre-orders at
I'm not very familiar with pricing differences between the US and the UK, but $950US is insane! I'm planning on buying one outright but won't spend that much, it's a deal breaker. It'll be interesting to see how US pricing will be.
So far all I've heard is AT&T is subsidizing at $250 for a 2 year contract which is $50 higher than the S3.
The S3 didn't come down in price for a long time. In fact, I think it is only recently, probably because the S4 is on its way. I may very well stick with my S3. (But I am tempted by the Asus Padfone Infinity )
But I can't understand this pricing policy - it's insane.
Well if the S4 costs the same after the pre-order stage then they certainly made my decision a lot easier - whether I buy one or not... I re-consider in September at contract renewal ...
I bought the S3 from Carphone Warehouse last June for
The S3 was
It's not uncommon for pre-release prices to be silly. As has been said, if it's still at that level when stock is available then we can start getting upset.
Note for Americans: prices in the UK include 20% sales tax, so that's more like $800 the way you quote prices. And it's the off-contract price. It is however more than a 32GB iPhone 5, and more than
To import the international version from Negri it's $798 for the 16GB. The imported versions are typically $100-$200 over the cost of buying them outright from a carrier.
So I'm guessing it will likely be $600-$650.
$249 with contract is going to seriously impact GS4 sales. Either that or people will move to Tmo, who is offering the GS4 for $99 upfront.
Oh my god! A 16GB sim-free S4 for
I think Carphone Warehouse have fallen in love with themselves, thinking they are some high class operation. I have not seen any other retailers trying to rip people off with the S4 price yet, CPW need to be named/shamed/punished by whatever watchdog/tribunal you have in the UK.
$200 to $250 for a subsidized just-released flagship phone is about what I would expect to pay for one in the USA. I don't know why people in the US are whining about the $200 to $250 price tag. I don't mind it, I'll buy it anyways.
Totally agree. I remember having to pay $299 when I bought my DROID Charge almost 2 years ago on it's launch day, so $200 - $250 for the S4 seems very fair.
Can't please everybody I guess.
The price really frustrates me.If it is real, then I need to go with a contract with a cheap price..
The marketing gurus at the big telecoms have totally pulled the wool over the masses eyes. Subsidized phones are a huge long-term loss. I'll pay more up-front for a non-subsidized phone here but save hundreds in the long run even if I eat the phone in depreciation after two years.
Some people are just now figuring this out:
Is T-Mobile's new no-contract plan really a good deal? | Mobile - CNET News
Unlocked Mobiles are selling it for
T-Mobile's price doesn't matter to me. Why? Because their coverage sucks in my area, worse than Verizon and I didn't think that was possible. AT&T Wireless is the only carrier that covers my area with usable coverage.
Gutted about the pricing, I just reduced myself down to a HTC Wildfire, coming from an S2, then Iphone, Xperia S, then Xperia Z (sent it back as good as it is, imo I didnt like it). I like the change phones quite often and now I have the wildfire, I thought I'd save my money and actually have the S4 for a while thinking of around about a
Never mind - stupid post.
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