Note edge for $945.99

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  1. ag29 macrumors 6502

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    http://www.att.com/cellphones/samsung/galaxy-note-edge.html#fbid=nihjZghDWzH

    Is anyone actually going to buy it full price from AT&T? That's going to be over $1,000 with taxes. Practically the price of a brand new laptop

    I've heard it's $870 with t-mobile and $840 with sprint. Verizon hasn't released any pricing yet.

    How does AT&T get away with charging so much?

    This looks like a pretty cool device but I can't imagine paying this much for it.
     
  2. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    945 dollars converts to how much we pay in British pounds :c
     
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Ships 11/13. Seems like we can play pretty soon!
     
  4. NewsBot macrumors newbie

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    With more people doing installment plans, the less sense it makes to go into a contract. Installments will be 35-40 a month, so it's only a matter of a couple dollars difference then other high end phones,
     
  5. ag29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's essentially the same price as an Iphone 6 plus top model 128GB

    Here's some phones for comparison

    Note edge AT&T - $945.99
    Iphone 6 plus top model 128 GB - $949.99
    Iphone 6 plus mid model 64 GB 849-99
    Note 4 AT&T - $825.99
    Note 4 Verizon - $699.99
    Nexus 6 All carriers - $649.99

    But the thing we all know about Iphones, is they keep their resale value much better than other phones. So in the long term, you could be losing quite a bit of money by going with the Samsung for such a big price.
     
  6. NewsBot macrumors newbie

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    This is true, Samsung has their heads in the Apple cloud. Their pricing for their tablets and phones is beyond me. They charge 200$ extra just for the "Galaxy" name.
     
  7. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    That's a pretty damn expensive phone.

    Just phones in general are getting kinda ridiculous in price, and now these phone companies are hiding the cost in a contract that is growing to car payment lengths.

    It's nuts.
     
  8. jamezr macrumors G4

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    I want to see one in the store and play with it. I won't get one. I have a N4 but i am glad Samsung is pushing new technology.
     
  9. Dreday24 macrumors regular

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    uh no, this is an ATT thing see price of galaxy note 4 vs other carriers.
     
  10. sracer macrumors 603

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    I bought a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 for $250. Where can I buy a non-Galaxy 8.4" tablet for $50? :confused:
     
  11. danthe93 macrumors member

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    Yeah. Phones are getting way expensive. I mean, an iPhone 6 plus costs as much as a laptop. The same goes for this Note Edge.
     
  12. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    ^^ anymore like cars, you're best off buying a previous generation phone. Looking at the market, you can pick up a Note 3 for like $250-$350 easily.

    If I broke mine today, I'd buy a used Note 3 way before a new Note 4. I may sit one generation behind but like PC's the performance and capabilities of phones is leveling off. No need to have the latest generation anymore.

    By doing this, I can buy a new phone every year and spend less on three years of upgrades than I would if I just bought 1-2 new ones.
     
  13. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    The Edge is really expensive! 32GB Edge for $945.99? What in the world is Samsung smoking? You really can't compare a 128GB iPhone 6 Plus ($949.99) to a 32GB Edge ($945.99).
     
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  15. lazard macrumors 65816

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    Its $946 on ATT, $870 on T-Mobile. Verizon hasn't released their price yet.
     
  16. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Note edge for $945.99

    iPhone 6 64gb is €800 here, thats just fraction under $1000 dollars

    6 plus 64gb is €900 or $1120

    You don't have exclusivity on expensive phones America ;)
     
  17. sracer macrumors 603

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    Sure you can. The Edge supports microSD cards while the iPhone doesn't. And with the advent of Android Lollipop SD cards will once again have greater support. I guess if the only thing you are comparing is storage, then you have a point.
     
  18. NewsBot macrumors newbie

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    It's both, Samsungs phone aren't worth near what they ask in price. Carriers just intensify it.

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    I was referring to the higher end models. Like the note pro 12.2 or tab s series.
     
  19. sracer macrumors 603

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    If that's the case, I think your understanding of the tablet market is skewed. What is the average price for a 12+" tablet with active pen selling for that the Note Pro is $200 more?
     
  20. ag29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    http://www.cnet.com/news/samsungs-g...xy-tabpro-10-1-and-8-4-go-on-sale-february-13

    Note 12.2 tablet was $750 when it first came out in February, now 9 months later it's around the $600 range. It's become more affordable but I do believe it was a rip-off in the beginning.
     
  21. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    My 6+ does all I need a laptop for.....

    Of course, that doesn't stop me from owning one (a laptop), because I have a problem.....lol.

    Let's face it, these things are personal computers/assistants in the palm of your hand.

    I tend to relate the price I spend on something to my usage of it. Including the service plan, I'll pay about $2200 over the next year for my iPhone 6+ (128GB at $1000, roughly $100/month for my 20 GB of data and talk/text).

    Divide that out by how many hours a day I use the device and what I use it for, and it's totally worth it.

    To compare I spent roughly the same amount on washer and dryer and I use those maybe once a week.
     
  22. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    Overpriced POS honestly. The idea of the Edge is cool, but in real life it will be utterly useless.
     
  23. fredaroony macrumors 6502a

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    How do you know that?
     
  24. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Valid point.
     
  25. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Mos flagships here start at $1000 NZD anyway....this will be 1.3k probably, which can buy you a MBA...or a 64GB iPhone 6+
     

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