What’s the most expensive phone booth in the UK?
LONDON — If you want a phone, you can expect to spend about £1,400 in the country, according to the annual UK phone booth survey conducted by UK market research firm NPD Group.
And the UK is no stranger to phone booths.
The country boasts one of the highest mobile phone penetration rates in the world.
But in the past few years, the prices of the top phones in the market have come down substantially.
For example, the Galaxy S4 now costs £2,000 ($2,800) in the United Kingdom, while the LG G4 and the Huawei P8 both cost less than £1 the same year.
In the United States, Apple is the biggest player in the smartphone market, selling over 1.8 million iPhones annually.
It is a market that, at least for the moment, has no competition.
While the price of the iPhone has fallen a bit since last year, the price is still high compared to the competition.
The latest iPhone SE starts at £649 ($829) in Germany, compared to £749 ($849) in France and £619 ($642) in Italy.
Lately, the biggest smartphone manufacturers have been Apple and Samsung, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 starting at £599 ($859) in Spain, the cheapest smartphone in the European Union.