Want A Gold-Plated Samsung Galaxy S7? That Will Cost You Almost $2,000

If you thought the headline was just a way to get your attention, you apparently do not believe what we are reporting. Since you do not believe us, we will let Karalux tell you about the nearly $2,000 gold-plated Samsung Galaxy S7 it is offering.

“To give a gold-plated Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Karalux’s engineers have worked in 6 continuous hours through 10 different stages, including surface treatment, surface activation and creating different precious metal layers and coating a 24K gold layer.”

“The local price for both the phone and gold-plating services is from VND 35 million to VND 40 million. For International customers, it is a little bit higher,about VND 38.5 million and VND 43 million for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, respectively,” Karalux said. “Delivery time is from 2 to 7 days depending on each region. The gold-plated Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge are currently displayed in the Karalux Store system nationwide.”

Want A Gold-Plated Samsung Galaxy S7? That Will Cost You Almost $2,000
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is reported to be waterproof. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung)

Run the numbers, and that is between $1,500 and $2,000 for a new smartphone.

If you are willing to drop that kind of serious cash for a new Samsung Galaxy S7, we are betting you probably want to know that you are purchasing the best phone on the market, not just the best looking phone.

Over at Know Your Mobile, the site did some comparisons and the immediate difference we noticed was the size of the screen. On the Samsung Galaxy S7, the screen size comes in at a robust 5.1 inches, while the iPhone 6 (and we assume the new iPhone 7) start at a 4.7 inch screen. If you were to purchase the new iPhone SE, the screen size is even smaller, on par with the older model iPhones from the 5 series on down.

Another difference with the iPhone 7 (and other iPhone models, for that matter) is the storage size. On the Samsung Galaxy S7, users purchase a unit with a built-in 32 Gb of storage and have the option to add a MicroSD card for expanded memory. When you purchase an iPhone unit, there is no option for expansion. Know Your Mobile noted that there is a rumor that the new iPhone 7 could come with as much as 256 Gb, but such rumors have not been substantiated at this point and we suspect are likely to be proven untrue as more and more individuals start using cloud storage for music, movies, and files instead of downloading a hard drive full of files to their phone.

Want A Gold-Plated Samsung Galaxy S7? That Will Cost You Almost $2,000
Rapper Lil Wayne better hope the Samsung Galaxy S7 is also champagne-proof. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)

The other big differences between the Samsung Galaxy S7 (whether you gold-plate it or not) and the iPhone is the difference in camera quality and (at this point) waterproofing. The cameras are better on the Samsung models and they are, at this point, the only one to be waterproofed. That said, numerous rumors have said Apple is removing the headphone jack on the new iPhone 7 devices, essentially giving it the ability to be waterproof if it also enables wireless charging.

With the noted differences between the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S7, we look to iDigitalTimes to give us its recommendation on whether to invest in a Samsung Galaxy S7 or stick with Apple’s iPhone product line.

“There’s a reason why so many people are raving about the Galaxy S7. After a considerable amount of trial-and-error, Samsung finally got it right. The Galaxy S7 is a solid device, one of Samsung’s best in years.”

“If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, take the Galaxy S7 into consideration, in particular, the Titanium Silver Galaxy S7 Edge, but that’s just our biased opinion.”

What is your opinion? Stick with Apple iPhone or make the switch to Samsung Galaxy S7?

[Featured image by Spencer Platt/Getty Images]

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