Why is there a huge increas in price when you get a smartphone with more memory when in actual fact, memory cards only cost couple of quid?

Okay, so I was looking at the Nexus phone. Now, the 8GB is around £240 whilst the 16GB is a whopping £40 extra at £280.

But why is there such an increase in price for only 8GB extra of memory? An 8GB memory card, SanDisk so not a cheap brand one, is listed on Amazon for £3.50. How can these manufactures charge us this much when the actual memory card costs less than 10% of what they're charging us?!

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AhmadCentral  Jul. 5, 2013 at 14:45

Because the Nexus 4 doesn't have a memory card slot. So it's not like you can increase the memory yourself. So the manufacturers can add on whatever they like.

At least it's not apple prices and £100 more for 16GB more.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 5, 2013 at 15:48

Yeah, but unlike Apple, certain manufacturers keep teasing 64GB models without ever delivering them.... just so bloggers can say, see, so and so has 64GB + 64GB Sd. Beat that iZombies ....


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