Microsoft slams the Samsung Galaxy S4 for being ‘too expensive’

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MOBILE SOFTWARE UPSTART Microsoft has slammed Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone for being too expensive, advising users to buy a Windows Phone instead.

Microsoft, despite licensing its Windows Phone software to Samsung, isn’t happy about the firm’s latest flagship Android smartphone and has written a blog post to have a moan about it. In it, Microsoft criticises the expensive SIM-free price of the Samsung Galaxy S4, and says that users should go for the cheaper Nokia Lumia 521 instead.

Microsoft said, “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.

“The new Nokia Lumia 521 also 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 (and because it’s a Windows Phone, it does so arguably better than Android). And you can get it for $150 off-contract.”

Microsoft goes on to bluster about how that’s a $600 price difference, and continues to tell users what they could buy with that from a Microsoft store.

It asked, “Which would you rather have if you’re looking for a smartphone that rocks the basics? A Lumia 521 plus a laptop, earbuds, memory card and tons of music (and a coffee!)…or a Galaxy S4?”

We’ve contacted Samsung to see if it has anything to say about Microsoft’s whingeing, but we’re guessing that it is not too bothered.http://www.theinquirer.net

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