Microsoft has slammed Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone for being too expensive, advising users to buy a Windows Phone instead.
According to Microsoft, “Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 has a good camera, a good display, thousands of apps, and the ability to keep you connected to the weather, sports, news, and all of the people you care about. It’ll also cost you a cool $750 if you buy one off contract.
A Youtube video shows Microsoft’s Windows Phone evangelist Ben Rudolph with a Nokia Lumia 521 and a Samsung Galaxy S4; the latest in the Galaxy S line of Android smartphones. Rudolph goes into the Center City Microsoft Store in Los Angeles to show what can be bought for the price of the Galaxy S4.
Rudolph already has the Lumia 521 in hand, but he uses the remaining $600 to buy a 16 GB microSD card ($19.99) a three month subscription to Xbox Music ($29.97), a set of Monster Nokia Purity earbuds (99.99) and finally a Asus VivoBook X202E touchscreen laptop, running Windows 8, for $449. Add it all up and Rudolph’s shopping spree ended up costing him $4 less than the price of the no-contract Galaxy S4.
Of course, an argument could be made that the Galaxy S4 has more powerful hardware inside than the Nokia Lumia 521 but there’s no denying that getting a powerful phone without a contract costs a lot of money and the the Nokia Lumia 521 does pack a lot inside for the price
Here is the video.