Samsung Galaxy S II coming in mid to late March for a steep price
posted by Alex I. / Feb 28, 2011, 9:59 AM
Also, we have some availability details - the phone is set to arrive in "mid to late March" in the UK, and it's already available for pre-order.
As you know from our hands-on (which you can read again here), this monster of a phone is to pack a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1GHz dual-core Exynos processor (in some areas, the Samsung Galaxy S II will be powered by a Tegra 2 processor), two cameras, Gingerbread and NFC support. Pretty impressive specs, indeed, but would you pay this steep, steep price for the Samsung Galaxy S II? Tell us with your comments.
source: Clove via Android Authority
- Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)
Personally, I would not buy a smartphone with a pricetag as steep as this one. For me, just like the iPhone 4, it is quit impractical to purchase something which is mainly used for communication. But hey, that's just me. Some users out there are fortunate enough to buy these expensive smartphones. I'll stick with my Samsung Wave for a while. I've been eyeing on some affordable android handsets to replace it in the near future. If only Apple could release an iPhone for the mass, that would be awsome. :D
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 10:33 AM 2
That's way too pricey. For example LG Optimus 2X's preorder price is 150 euros less in my country and even that is expensive.
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 10:34 AM 3
Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010
I still do not know why anyone would buy a phone, if they already have a more modern smartphone with a 1ghz processor, before the end of the year when all of the monster phones will come out with the quad cores. By the end of the year the phones will truly be able to pull off what the Atrix purports to do: become a laptop. I will wait until then because my rooted Evo is still good enough for anything I want to do-save take pictures in lowlight conditions or with moving subjects.
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 11:27 AM 6
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m user of n900. . m very very infact more than very happy with it. . i really thought this as my next . GS-2 is a beast of a device , but its sad samsung making it not so easy to get it. . i would not buy it for so much instead put some more dollars and get a laptop!!!
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 11:31 AM 3
Totally extreme prices,we all know apple charge way over the top for their products trying to catch people in the 'premium' feel but these prices for android will never be accepted by the alert android population. With the Motorola Atrix,optimus 2x,optimus 3d being comparable in tech but far far cheaper Samsung might have a big disappointment on their hands
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 11:36 AM 3
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No way would I ever pay this kind of an amount for a smartphone. I had my "limit" set for 300€ a way back then, then I raised it to 400€ only knowing that there isn't much of a difference between 300€ and 400€ phones, so I raised it again to 500€, but I would NEVER pay 600€ or more for a phone. Seriously a 1GHz singlecore phone will be enough for many years if you ask my opinion. Dualcores and quadcores won't "take over" because their price-tags will be set accordingly. Besides most games will still be "arcade-like" and will easily be played with a 1GHz processor if even the 3D ones play nicely. I don't think games like "Infinity Blade" will just roam over other games in the market. It's still a handset, not a gaming console, so people will like to play more "casual" games and leave the hardcore games to more suited devices with bigger screens and proper gaming pads. Systems like the PC, Xbox360 and PS3 and their followers. A touchscreen for "hardcore" games? Unlikely... Good luck at getting headshots with that :D
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 12:04 PM 4
It's same old story... Galaxy S was considered to cost as much as 1000$ before getting to the stores, but a little later it fell to more acceptable prices :-) I hope it's the same situation, and Galaxy S2 ends up at 600$... :-P
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 12:35 PM 3
Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 17, 2010
i dont know whats the fuss... ALL PHONES HERE IN EUROPE CAN BE OBTAINED FOR FREE ON A 40-50EUR+ A MONTH(24) CONTRACT... SO WILL BE THIS... That price is irrelevant from a consumers point(and probably will be lowered when the phone will be released...)
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 12:58 PM 2
19. CH unregistered
The price is NOT irrelevant. You still have to pay it in a few years with monthly fees. If you're a student like me who doesn't have a job, it is indeed a high price to pay something like 20€ more per month. But a 300€ phone would settle down for 10€/month, which is a whole different story compared to 20€/30€... Luckily I have stashed away that much to get that monthly plan though, but most students here DON'T :) That's why people still rant about prices. The higher the cost, the higher the monthly fees will be, since it's almost everytime paid in 2 years and not more. Everyone can pay a few months yea, but after that 1 year some people will eventually be screwed unless they get a loan or are guaranteed to get a job during the summer.
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 1:15 PM 3
rip off. If the pre order is going for $820 (16gb), who will order it. Sammy you have to drop the price at least $200-250 to compete with Atrix and other dual-core goodies.
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 2:04 PM 3
Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 17, 2010
whats with all the minuses... Has some1 skip his porn-session, so it needs to do this??
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 2:52 PM 2
24. Bla unregistered
Hello, there are websites for pre-order at 550 euros! I would say something but you'd probably sue me.http://www.gsmarena.com/ouch_s
"Update: We just found a couple of other retailers that offer it at the more reasonable price of €600 and even a Swiss shop that has it for €550 with a late May shipping schedule."
Wouldn't expect less from phonearena! n_preorder_for_650-news-2360.php
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 3:11 PM 3
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