November 27, 2014

Samsung Behold II to Bow at $200 Later This Month

beholdII-priceWe’re days away from the launch of T-Mobile’s 4th Android-based handset and we’ve learned the retail price.  After getting rumored at $249 with a 2-year agreement, the final cost of the Samsung Behold II gets listed at $199.99 with a 2-year agreement. Don’t feel like getting tied up with a contract?  You could always buy it outright for $449.99 and space it out over 20 months with one of T-Mobile’s Even More Plus plans.

Yep – we know what you are thinking.  “For $200, I would rather go buy a Droid!”  We’ve got a couple of bullet points to share with you before you make any hasty decisions.

  • The Droid is $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate that comes in the form of a debit card.  The Behold II can be stretched out for $22.50 a month.
  • Verizon offers the biggest, baddest data network while T-Mobile has been playing catch up.  That could/should change before long though.
  • T-Mobile offers no-contract plans and some of the lowest monthly rates while Verizon offers, well… neither.
  • T-Mobile has offered Android for over a year and has three other handsets to choose from if the Behold II is not your cup of tea.  Verizon has an entire line of Android phones coming under the DROID umbrella.  Unfortunately, they only have one other model to pick from – DROID Eris by HTC.

Your turn to sound off.  Which are you looking forward to getting and why?



  • http://schwiz.net schwiz

    It still blows that if you want Tmobile's cheap plans you have to tak on another 22 bucks a month, making it actually more expensive than the contract plans. Seems like a gimmick to me.

  • http://www.samsung-spica.nl/ Samsung Spica

    Is the Samsung Behold as it is sold on the American market the exact same phoen as the Samsung Spica which is sold in Europe? Samsung is also launching it's own proprietary O.S. called Bada. I'm really curious what they will bring us.

  • Michael

    Unfortunately for us cheapskates with families Sprints plans completely blow away T-Mobiles. I say unfortunately, because Sprint only has 2 Android models and doesn't show much hurry to move ahead with choices.

  • http://www.micahandtattoos.com Micah

    I want the Cliq. But alas… I just bought my G1 in July and I have a long contract to wait out. I'm sure by the time it's over there will be a better Android handset with a keyboard on the market.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/RubinSandwich RubinSandwich

      micah i won't say alot but i will say this. there is talk of a new phone being developed by HTC that might feature something like the snapdragon processor. Not saying anything more except that. You will just have to wait and see what i am talking about later.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/RubinSandwich RubinSandwich

    I am not going to make the dump people above me who will remain nameless and talk bad about things they just dont' understand so they think they are right even though there not. (cough schwiz cough michael cough)

    I have been useing my behold II for the last 10 days and I think this is on the best phones. Now my version only has android software 1.6 but there is talk from samsung (my source will remain nameless) that the behold II will release with 2.0 which would make this phone even more amazing. Its already lighter then all other android phones out there, BIG PLUS, and its durable like having a hardshell case without having an actual case(trust me on this i am infamous, more then famous hahah, for dropping my phone). not to mention the LED screen is beautiful. This phones is a bit costly I agree with that but if your looking for a phone that you can drop and not cringe your teeth, then pick the Behold II.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/RubinSandwich RubinSandwich

    I am not going to make the dump people above me who will remain nameless, but could some people do some reasearch before we play the bash game. Unless were talking about verizon or best buy, then lets just rant how dumb they really are. $15 more just for exchange support(verizon's new phone droid) just ticks me off.

    I have been useing my behold II for the last 10 days and I think this is on the best phones. Now my version only has android software 1.6 but there is talk from samsung (my source will remain nameless) that the behold II will release with 2.0 which would make this phone even more amazing. Its already lighter then all other android phones out there, BIG PLUS, and its durable like having a hardshell case without having an actual case(trust me on this i am infamous, more then famous hahah, for dropping my phone). not to mention the LED screen is beautiful. This phones is a bit costly I agree with that but if your looking for a phone that you can drop and not cringe your teeth, then pick the Behold II.

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    Really interesting stuff. Thanks for the update. I just added you to my Google News Reader.

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    Tmobile are pricing themsleves out of the market……I wont touch them with a barge pole.

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    great move samsung!