When a new phone is announced, long before all the specs are dissected by every blog, news outlet, and tech forum, everybody wants to know one thing: the price. The cost of smartphone devices around the world is the most important aspect, truth be told (even though we all love features first and foremost). Even though smartphone prices seem fixed, every country has a slightly different selling cost of smartphone for each device. The differences might be as little as currency conversions, or they might vary by several orders of magnitude due to shipping costs and taxes. The recent news about India's $5 smartphone got me thinking - how much would it actually cost if I had it shipped to Europe? Or if my Updato colleagues wanted to get their hands on it in the US? The $5 phone would be anything but $5 at the end of the day. So I wanted to take a look at how prices vary for one of the most popular Android devices: the Nexus 6P, taking the list prices at launch.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool