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Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition launched in the UK, it's really expensive

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition launched in the UK, it's really expensive

Last month, Samsung confirmed that its Galaxy S4 Black Edition would be released in select markets, but it didn’t specifically mention which ones. Well, one of those markets is the UK. The problem is that the S4 Black Edition is available in the UK exclusively at Phones4U, which asks quite a lot of money for an unlocked unit: $830 (£499.89).

Since the regular Galaxy S4 can be purchased for around $540 (£325.80) in the UK, paying that much for an S4 Black Edition doesn’t make sense. What’s more, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to cost as low as £500 in the UK when it hits shelves starting April 11, so, again, getting an S4 Black Edition would not be a wise choice.

The difference between the Galaxy S4 Black Edition and the original S4 isn’t that important. The new version comes with a faux leather back cover (à la Galaxy Note 3 and Note 3 Neo), black accessories, plus some exclusive ringtones and wallpapers. But that’s it, the rest of its features have remained unchanged.

source: Phones4U via Android Central

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posted on 13 Mar 2014, 21:59 6

1. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Well that's "really" unattractive~

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:01

2. fzacek (Posts: 1424; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Wow, that's like twice what a new Galaxy S4 costs on EBay.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 14:13

27. Lolek123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


You can buy Black Edition easily in Poland for less than £325.80. Check skapiec.pl for price comparison. Komputronik.pl is selling BE for £306 (+51 € shipping to UK, free shipping to most cities in Poland). If you have friends in Poland - ask them :).

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:01 4

3. Lt.Green (Posts: 355; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


More of the same.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 00:17

17. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I am really hoping the Note 4 comes out with a bezel-less 3 sided YOUM display.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:09 11

4. Lauticol (Posts: 184; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


I prefer this design rather than the S5 design

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 23:35 3

15. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


This the best looking GS phone since the GS2 . I agree with you because the GS5 is just unattractive . But I am happy with my note 3 now . Note > S , end of story

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:24 3

5. GTX_Ti (unregistered)


What Sammy ?? You added a faux leather back and expect everyone to pay more for that ??

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:35 2

6. galanoth07 (Posts: 44; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


overpriced, outdated phone. not worth buying.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:09

24. andynaija (Posts: 455; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Not outdated, just overpriced.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:36

7. Achilis (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


This design with all the additional features and better internals S5 has would have been a better S5.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:37

8. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 469; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I must admit that Samsung Galaxy series is so vast, just like the real galaxy.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 00:08 1

16. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


-Year 2897-"
"Let us travel to Galaxy S5Grandneoactivezoom"

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 00:31 1

18. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2499; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


You forgot CoreAdvancePlusYoungY. ;)

Did I forget something? :P

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:47

9. rns122112 (Posts: 44; Member since: 20 Jan 2014)


You could just wait for amazon to release just the battery cover and order that if you want the faux leather back

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:51

10. mokhtar (Posts: 205; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


last phone i will choose in my life .. with this price = z1 , g2 , htc one , lumia 1020

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:54

11. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


You can buy a faux leather back for the Galaxy S4 on ebay for less than 10 bucks.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:58

12. Arthurhkt (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Seriously Samsung, you should just apply this at the S5 design, if so i guess it will be truly a sales boots, but by apply it on almost 1 year headset, some more come with such expensive price, you really are HIGH Samsung, SO HIGH

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 23:20

13. imparanoic (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


priced as silly as their snapdragon 400 wvga (800 x 480) galaxy golden ( clamshell) at HK$5800/GBP480/US$750, maybe they are trying to rip off the non tech savvy older generation

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 23:23

14. a_tumiwa (Posts: 245; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


this edition of phone has been released in my Country Indonesia for a few weeks, the difference price between the original and this edition is about 600,000-700,000 rupiah ($45-$65)

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 00:40

19. skyline88 (Posts: 314; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


latest price in my country (market, not retail):
Note Pro 12.2: 850 USD
Note 3 32GB LTE: 600 USD
S4 32GB LTE: 520 USD
S4 16GB 3G: 480 USD
Note 2 16GB 3G: 430 USD

830 USD for for a damn S4 with cosmetic changes?
Samsung, what is wrong with you????

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 00:55

20. Genersis (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Wow, I didn't realise the S4 had gotten so cheap.
I'm also surprised that this phone is being sold at a huge premium pretty much because of it's colour.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 01:15

21. AfterShock (Posts: 2656; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Wow, Samsung you're going down the wrong road.
Starting to behave like apple, and I don't think you've the clout to do it.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 03:19 1

22. wando77 (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Ever thought that it might be phones 4 u that have sent the price?

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 04:34

23. Einstein333 (Posts: 26; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Bought one of these here in Switzerland, about 2-3 weeks ago. There wasn't much of a price difference (about 5-10%) compared to the regular S4

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:26

25. totally_rad (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


wtf you retards?
exclusively? alternate.co.uk and handtec.co.uk have the phone for £394.
you can also get the phone unlocked from germany for 394€ and from greece for 360€.
READER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:46

26. andhraking17 (Posts: 34; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


it looks like a James bond phone.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 17:12

28. trollz (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Or you could just get the S5 and still have enough money for a Hawaii vacation

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:48

29. iTechies (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


black edition of S4 is very nice color and nice design than the S5. its really cool. i like it :) but too expensive!

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:56

30. techloverNYC (Posts: 392; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


The leather would have added that classy feeling to the S5. Samsung strike gold with the leather design, should have stick with it.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 23:20

31. synthetic_llama (Posts: 17; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


I'll just buy the faux leather back cover online???

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