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Will buying an S10 from UAE effect me?

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fado5ster

Senior Member
Feb 27, 2013
66
6
Hey guys,
So my sister lives in Abu Dhabi UAE and she can get me an S10 for about $200-$300 cheaper than I can get here in Australia.
My question is if I get her to buy one for me and ship it here will it have any downfalls?
I don't use Samsung Pay but I do use Google Pay.
While I'm not too bothered about having to flash something my girlfriend (who also wants a phone) won't go for any of it.. She wants a stock phone with no messing and me explaining how easy it is won't change that, I've tried for years with other phones (rooting/roms etc.)
Should I save my money or should I just get the local model here?

For anyone wanting a look
https://www.noon.com/uae-en/galaxy-...-128gb-4g-lte/N27126285A/p?o=fccec09a43fabe4b
 

pchetan2

Senior Member
Oct 15, 2012
299
36
Chennai
Hey guys,
So my sister lives in Abu Dhabi UAE and she can get me an S10 for about $200-$300 cheaper than I can get here in Australia.
My question is if I get her to buy one for me and ship it here will it have any downfalls?
I don't use Samsung Pay but I do use Google Pay.
While I'm not too bothered about having to flash something my girlfriend (who also wants a phone) won't go for any of it.. She wants a stock phone with no messing and me explaining how easy it is won't change that, I've tried for years with other phones (rooting/roms etc.)
Should I save my money or should I just get the local model here?

For anyone wanting a look
https://www.noon.com/uae-en/galaxy-...-128gb-4g-lte/N27126285A/p?o=fccec09a43fabe4b

Electronics in the UAE are relatively cheaper. However, buying it may affect your wallet when you will have to get a repair as Samsung doesn't offer international warranties for mobile phones.

Assuming, your sister brings you a device with no defects, it all comes down to the usage of your girlfriend, how mobile abusive she is :p. (Like showing all the anger on mobile phone etc..) ..

Anyway, I wish I had a partner (girlfriend) who gifts expensive gadgets :(. Wait !!!!!! I dont have one , let alone one that gift expensive gadgets :(
 

fado5ster

Senior Member
Feb 27, 2013
66
6
Electronics in the UAE are relatively cheaper. However, buying it may affect your wallet when you will have to get a repair as Samsung doesn't offer international warranties for mobile phones.

Assuming, your sister brings you a device with no defects, it all comes down to the usage of your girlfriend, how mobile abusive she is :p. (Like showing all the anger on mobile phone etc..) ..

Anyway, I wish I had a partner (girlfriend) who gifts expensive gadgets :(. Wait !!!!!! I dont have one , let alone one that gift expensive gadgets :(

Let's not get crazy here! Nobody is gifting anything! We are both buying phones and paying for our own! Haha.. If I had the money to gift a $1000 phone then I would like to imagine I wouldn't need to worry about saving $300! ?

We are pretty good with our phones (both have 3+ year old S7's) the warranty issue is a little worrying but something I may have to take on the chin..
 

pchetan2

Senior Member
Oct 15, 2012
299
36
Chennai
Let's not get crazy here! Nobody is gifting anything! We are both buying phones and paying for our own! Haha.. If I had the money to gift a $1000 phone then I would like to imagine I wouldn't need to worry about saving $300!

We are pretty good with our phones (both have 3+ year old S7's) the warranty issue is a little worrying but something I may have to take on the chin..

I was just joking about gifting part :p. If you are safe with mobiles, then its worth getting it for less. But before this, I saw someone's post reddit about buy S10+ and get S10 for free deal in New Zeleand. You can check that deal
 

hey07

Senior Member
Jun 11, 2011
128
26
Let's not get crazy here! Nobody is gifting anything! We are both buying phones and paying for our own! Haha.. If I had the money to gift a $1000 phone then I would like to imagine I wouldn't need to worry about saving $300! ?

We are pretty good with our phones (both have 3+ year old S7's) the warranty issue is a little worrying but something I may have to take on the chin..
Exynos version should be exchangeable, just flash Australian firmware with Odin, you will get the same as the one in Australia.