Maybe its because of the craze and popularity... or perhaps its because its the latest advertised technology but I really think that Samsung prices are fairly expensive. Getting one of their higher end phones will cost you 4000Tt and up such as the note 2 and note 3 or even the s4. Now why would I describe it as expensive? Well for one the added samsung gear would cost you another 2000 tt easy. Compare the cost of an s4 to a high end Blu phone and the features dont seem to be much different except for the fact that Blu doesnt have a smart watch to my knowledge. Furthermore this gorilla glass is over rated. I really dont care for gorilla glass with regard to scratching... I want something strong enough to handle a fall and gorilla glass cracks very easily.