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Galaxy S4 Active worth $170 more than the S3?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by EvanWeiler, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. EvanWeiler

    EvanWeiler Lurker
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    I have an upgrade coming up, and I'm looking at the Galaxy S4 Active and S3. I can get an S3 in CLN condition for $30. Now, I know that the S4 destroys the S3 in the benchmarks, but is it really worth $170 more than the S4? I have been using a Samsung Captivate for a while and I've been pretty satisfied with it. Thanks for the help!

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Its faster, newer, water proof and dust proof, and bigger, so yeah it will be more expensive. However note that we aren't seeing TRUE value here. The S3 has depreciated in price since its not flagship anymore, but the Active has a premium on it because its a new model.
  3. EvanWeiler

    EvanWeiler Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Right, but I'm asking if its worth the $170 price jump?
  4. iTzKPanda

    iTzKPanda AF's resident panda

    Depends on what you need the phone for.

    If you need a phone that's going to be water proof, dust proof, and have a quad core CPU then I'd say yes.

    If you're just going to use it for occasional web browsing, texting, video viewing, calling, then probably not.
  5. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    IMO, I think it does. Everything except the camera is a pretty good spec bump from the GS3 including the build materials. Now, your opinion can vary because you might not agree with me about the spec bumps being significant. I think a $170 price difference is fair especially when compared to a Certified Like New device.

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