Even if you’re not the kind of guy who changes his smartphone every 12 months, charmed by incremental upgrades and other marketing tricks and gimmicks, you have to love the spring Android flagship release season.
Oftentimes, you can score better bargains on CES and MWC’s heels than around the holidays, like a $460 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with 128GB storage the other day, or $320 Galaxy Note 4 now. Why should you even consider the ancient faux leather rear cover-sporting phablet?
For starters, because it’s roughly twice as cheap as the Note 5 and S6 Edge+. It also comes with a microSD card slot, it’s sold by a trustworthy eBay veteran, and although it lets you choose between Verizon and AT&T, it’s backed by a one-year warranty.
Standard unlocked models rarely provide that “luxury” stateside, and Amazon still wants at least $430 for them. Don’t get us started on delusional retailers like Best Buy, which lists the Note 4 at $540 “on sale.”
As far as Quick Ship Electronics goes, the e-merchant will probably run out of inventory soon, and already, white flavors are all gone, so you need to settle for black S Pen-capable 5.7-inchers. With Snapdragon 805 processing power in tow, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage space, a state-of-the-art Quad HD Super AMOLED display, massive 3,220 mAh battery, and before long, Marshmallow software goodies.