1. anon(10388027)'s Avatar
    I was surprised to see how many phones (Canadian prices on Bell) are over $1000. It isn't only Samsung or Apple.

    Subtracting 30% gets you the price in US dollars.

    Google Pixel 2XL $1300
    Google Pixel 2 $1000
    Samsung Note 8 $1350
    Samsung S9 $1020
    Samsung S9+ $1180
    Samsung S8 $1035
    Samsung S8+ $1115
    Samsung A8 $660
    Samsung A5 $470
    Huawei P20 $750
    Huawei P20 Pro $1050
    LG G7 thinQ $1050
    LG V30 $1100
    LG G6 $1000
    Sony Xperia XZ1 $1000
    iPhone X $1350
    iPhone 8+ $1090
    iPhone 8 $950
    iPhone 7+ $920
    iPhone 7 $757

    Unreal.... I know there are other phones like OnePlus in a value range, but they aren't offered by any Canadian mobile carriers. Carrier based mobile phone sales account for almost all sales in both Canada and America.

    The Pixel is available on all Canadian carriers, but its only available to one US carrier as an exclusive. (that's real dumb)

    Of course, carriers are clever and offer a lower up front price, and users pay the rest of the cost monthly over a two year contract term. Carriers market different up front phone prices for phones that are very similar in total cost.
    kct1975 likes this.
    05-19-2018 01:31 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    I can tell you that prices are high in the UK too. I'm not saying that the phones are not worth those prices - I have no idea about that - but I personally find the prices of many high-end devices are enough to deter me from buying.
    kct1975 likes this.
    05-19-2018 05:48 AM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    I was tempted to buy the Pixel 2 XL when I had decided on a Pixel phone; but there was no way I'd spend that much on it! So I got the Pixel 2. It retailed for $900 off of the Google Store; but there is, of course, the tax situation...
    05-24-2018 11:59 AM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    It's also easier to get deals when the carriers are involved.

    The most I've ever spent on a smartphone is $665 for a Moto Z Force Droid with a few coupon codes I had at the time.

    Since then -

    Motorola Moto Z Droid for $120 5 months after initial release (instead of $624)
    Google Pixel for $240 2 months after initial release (instead of $650)
    Moto Z2 Play (Verizon) for $240 8 months after initial release (instead of $408)
    Google Pixel 2 XL for $350* 6 months after initial release (instead of $850)

    * It'll be $350 if I stick with bill credits for 24 months. Took advantage of a "$200 off immediately, additional $300 in bill credits" deal.
    05-24-2018 04:33 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Are those prices for the base model or are you choosing the top ?
    05-24-2018 09:16 PM

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