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Samsung Galaxy S4 launch price in Europe - 600-700

17 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S4 launch price in Europe - 600-700 - read the full textAn Italian website has received some insider's information about the retail, unsubsidized price of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Our fellow journalists say Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone will cost 699 at launch in Italy. What's more, the handset will launch there in the first half of May,...

 

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The difference in price across the world is amazing! At this early stage of price guessing for the S4, it goes from $200 [US] on a contract to $900 [AU] for the same phone with other locations sitting around $600 to $650 [US]. Why can't the product be the same price? It's not like a car which is bulky to ship. How many thousand boxed phones can be shipped in one container? It is a rip off. If they want to sell them, then price them accordingly so we don't have to get grey imports from areas that sell the phone cheaper. Many people take the chance but have problems with shonky importers, huge delivery cost and no local warranty.

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  • 2013-03-20 09:58
  • sG$5

> In reply to Rodrigo @ 2013-03-17 20:27 from Jpd1 - click to readlmao... i was just thinking about this.

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  • 2013-03-19 17:31
  • j8wI

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-17 21:42 from LB}J - click to readBut the price difference between countries, especially in the European market are so drastic that it has caught the attention of government agencies. there shouldnt be a drastic difference in price between each other, after all, it is the same product. dont tell me i can buy the same thing elsewhere for about $200 less.

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  • 2013-03-19 17:30
  • j8wI

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-18 05:21 from kx@n - click to readi can do anything, or almost anything (except smart pause and smart scroll and all that new & neat stuff from note 2 and sg4) with my iphone 5... of course, jailbroken, but still, i can do most of the stuff...

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  • 2013-03-19 17:22
  • j8wI

> In reply to Andro @ 2013-03-19 05:11 from cN9t - click to readi hardly use any covers unless i go out partying... and just as recent as yesterday i dropped my iphone flat and screen on the floor from about 4 feet... i felt a tear coming down my eye. thank god nothing happened, not even a scratch.

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  • 2013-03-19 17:19
  • j8wI

> In reply to akala @ 2013-03-19 07:42 from BCnT - click to readWow! the Galaxy S4 screen can be operated with gloved hands and also fingernails! I KNEW this feature would make it to the S4 as soon as the Lumia 920 was launched, jst as I was certain it would feature big.Little processor! I feel vindicated! Samsung r always "inspired" by either Nature or their rivals!

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  • 2013-03-19 11:58
  • vwwy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-18 18:23 from kx@n - click to readThe way the phone sizes r gettng increased every year, we'll soon be practically carrying laptops in our pockets! I mean this is gettng seriously ridiculous - dnt these nitwit companies have any sense or sensibility abt comfort levels, these things r gettng too huge 2 carry arnd, much less make phone calls or hold it 2 ur ear! I jst saw a guy makin a call with his Note 2 the other day, seemed like he was holding a radio from the old days 2 his ear! Lol! I guess 1 of the main reasons the Iphone still sells well despite not having any spectacular specs is cos of it's relatively convenient form factor! When d heck r foldable phones gonna be mainstream, I guess by d time they do we'll be havin 10'' "phones" in our pockets! Increasing d screen size insanely seems 2 be d only "innovation" Samsung is capable of these days, but of course all the droid makers follow suit! I hear the Galaxy Note 3 will be 6.3''! Roflmao! Samsung had better provide wireless bone conduction tech 4 making/receiving calls without any headgear!

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  • 2013-03-19 08:20
  • vwwy

dude!!!! i agree this i agree that , you are copying this n that ? wtf ??
basically you guys are copying each other too over there..talk like a pro phone user but actually 0 in you brain.

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  • 2013-03-19 07:42
  • BCnT

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-19 04:55 from 2mCd - click to read99% of iPhone users also have plastic cover behind. So, whats the point for motel or glass?

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  • 2013-03-19 05:11
  • cN9t

> In reply to mehedi @ 2013-03-18 08:45 from P%%w - click to readits a bad plastic cover behind.

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  • 2013-03-19 04:55
  • 2mCd

not lost might be broke just stop looking at flagships and get something else , ther is phones at all ranges .

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  • 2013-03-19 04:43
  • kx@n

> In reply to george85 @ 2013-03-17 19:37 from 0Cfh - click to readAh... another lost soul.
I do agree that smartphones in overall are really overpriced ATM, but they are still in their early evolution and that's why they are so expensive.
As goes for their functions for the buck, what do you think 90% of people do on their 700 laptops and smartphones? Yes, you got it, same things! :D
But with a smartphone you can slide it into your pocket and always have it with you wherever you go and do the same thing as you would do on your laptop. Oh, and try fitting your laptop into your pocket! ;)

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  • 2013-03-19 00:01
  • 3pwj

i agree with you guys but i dont care cause they seem to be copying all the best features. and thats what matters in the end what is a available to us. yes nokia are leaders in this department no doubt but ther ecosystem needs major update.

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  • 2013-03-18 18:23
  • kx@n

> In reply to xoxo @ 2013-03-18 17:14 from XNtq - click to readDude I agree with you Samsung always does the same just copying software and many times hardware...Innovation: ZERO. Thumbs up for Nokia for innovation.

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  • 2013-03-18 17:49
  • DQgW

> In reply to Rodo @ 2013-03-18 07:51 from fuvA - click to readAir gesture was firs introduced in xperia U or P(can't remember)
Air View is nothing but Knockoff of Air Play
Eye tracking is a 'App' can be found in google play
also to add here by that smart stay in s3 was a fetaure that was launched 2 months before by a pp deve;oper on the app store
pop up video was again not an innovation
if u talk about the new fatures on s4 look at other brands that had already came out with the same things a month or two nefore before
WAKE UP .................WAKE UP ..................WAKE UP ..............WAKE UP ............ AND STOP UR WHIT WHEN U DONT KNOW EVEN HALF ABOUT IT ...AGAIN WAKE UP

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  • 2013-03-18 17:14
  • XNtq

I love the design of the Nokia 920,but 599 euro??Nokia,you gonna have to drop your price or else........

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  • 2013-03-18 15:33
  • nRcS

For me the high prices of smartphones nowadays is something really stupid.

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  • 2013-03-18 11:33
  • DQgW

> In reply to odosky @ 2013-03-18 09:40 from Rc0f - click to readhow about water resistance without the need to cover the phone holes like xperia Z

making a phone tougher and more resistant is always an inovation.

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  • 2013-03-18 10:35
  • pkK{

> In reply to irwin0301 @ 2013-03-18 07:03 from v3$c - click to readWater resistance is not an invention, i heard of water resistance appliances since i was a kid

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  • 2013-03-18 09:40
  • Rc0f

Why I think this? Lovely phone, nice features but what about a cheaper phone around 100-200. I'm sure that can do many features a top phone can. I can get a HTC one s between 100-200 and still be on jb and have a good processor. -_-

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  • 2013-03-18 09:06
  • ShLQ

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