Lumia 920 is hogging the limelight like it did never before. With stiff competition on the block from the reigning giants—Samsung Galaxy SIII and the iPhone5, Lumia enthusiasts had been holding their breath for the official price to be made public. And even before we could say “lumos” to see the price print, comparisons have started in regard to the price tags of its Apple and Samsung buddies. With varied pricing systems and taxes that are part of separate countries, it was tough to pinpoint the exact tag that Lumia would hold on itself.
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With the final revelation of the pricing, analysts and smarties who swear by their smartphones are surprised with the Lumia 920 price being about 25 percent higher as compared to Samsung S3. It is of course, more affordable than iPhone5 but as of now it is undecided as to how well the market would respond to this pricing tale over the coming weeks.
What we believe is that Nokia has brought in higher expectations from Lumia given that Samsung generally set benchmarks for Apple’s pricing too. Now if Lumia fails to impress despite its bank breaking price tag, it would really need to bite the dust on the Smartphone lane. More so—given that it comes with Windows 8 that is merely on its first outing. This holds true of global as well as Indian markets. The latter, especially has been pretty careful when it comes to splurging on such phones. Here’s a sneak peek into the price tagging for the three giants in the Smartphone sector this day.
|Country||Nokia Lumia 920||iPhone 5 32 GB||Galaxy S3|
|Germany||649 Euros||739 Euros||550 Euros|
|India||40,000 INR||54990 INR||34,900 INR|
|Russia||24990 RUB||115000 RUB||35000 RUB|
|Italy||599 Euros||—||530 Euros|
|USA||199 Dollars||299 Dollars||199 Dollars|
|UK||517 Pounds||599 Pounds||500 Pounds|