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These are the best and worst countries to buy a Samsung or Apple phone

 These are the best and worst countries to buy a Samsung or Apple phone

If you want to buy a Samsung phone (or an Apple phone), you will get better deals in some countries than in others.

As expected, South Korea is the best place to get a Galaxy phone. Canada and Belarus are the worst. There is plenty of other data for other products as well.

There are many factors that go into the pricing of a smartphone. With so many variables involved, it is inevitable that some countries will see better value from their phone purchases than others. We've seen this recently with the Motorola Edge 20 Pro, and it's a much better deal in India than it is in Europe.

So what are the places where you might get the best deals if you want to buy a Samsung phone or maybe an iPhone? How about a Nintendo Switch, Amazon Kindle, Samsung TV, or other electronic devices? Grover, a European technology rental service, did some research to give us an idea.

Grover has combed through pricing information for key tech products in large retail chains in 50 different countries. Then I combined all this data to create an average price for certain items, such as the Samsung Galaxy S21, iPhone 13, and more than 20 other products. Once he gets an average price, he can see how much specific products are more expensive in each country.

You can check out their spreadsheet here. However, we will focus on important information for people who want to buy a Samsung phone.

Best and worst places to buy a Samsung phone:

According to Grover data, the worst place to buy a Samsung phone is Belarus. Getting a phone there can be 40% more expensive compared to the global average price. Canada isn't much better, with a 39% increase. Argentina, Ireland and Greece are in fifth place in the ranking.

Meanwhile, South Korea, home of Samsung, is the best place to buy a Galaxy phone. Compared to the average price, you can save almost 35%. Indonesia is also good with a saving of nearly 32%. New Zealand, Colombia and Hong Kong make up the rest of the top five.

Interestingly, the countries closest to the middle - that is, where the price is not much different from the average - are Chile and Austria. Australia, Italy, the United States, and the Czech Republic lie near the middle as well.