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Right Now is Worst Time To Buy a New iPhone or Android

You’re tempted to go out and buy a new iPhone now, or maybe you’re looking at buying a Galaxy S5, LG G3 or a Galaxy Note 3. No matter what new phone you want to buy, this is the worst time to buy it.

There is always something new coming out and you could end up waiting for the next big thing over and over without enjoying a new smartphone, but the next two and a half weeks are the worst time to buy a new iPhone or new Android phone of 2014.

By waiting to buy a new iPhone or Android for less than three weeks you’ll get more options, better prices and the satisfaction that you won’t be lusting after the newest gear next week.

Read on to learn why this is a horrible time to buy a new iPhone or any of the best Android phones on the market.

It's the worst time to buy a new iPhone or Android smartphone, even new ones like the LG G3.
It’s the worst time to buy a new iPhone or Android smartphone, even new ones like the LG G3.

iPhone 6, Galaxy Note 4 & Moto X+1

These three smartphones are due for an announcement in under three weeks. Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3rd, Motorola will announce the new Moto X+1 on September 4th and it looks like Apple will announce the new iPhone on September 9th.

Within 17 days you will know about the last of the major smartphone announcements for 2014. The only straggler may be a Nexus 6 announcement from Google, but despite successes it is not as popular as the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and iPhones.

The Moto X+1, Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 release is close.
The Moto X+1, Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 releases are close.

We don’t know when these new phones will arrive on store shelves, but it looks like the iPhone 6 release date is on track for September 19th. The Galaxy Note 4 release date could arrive as early as that same week or at least soon after. It’s possible that the Moto X+1 release date could beat both of these phones to market arriving as early as September 10th.

It’s simple. If you wait just over two weeks you will know exactly what your options are for the picking from the best smartphones of 2014.

Why Should I Wait?

Even if you don’t plan to buy one of these three new phones it is a good idea to wait unless you are absolutely sure you don’t care about any of the new features and you found a great deal that already chops more than $100 off the retail price of the phone.

Don't buy a new iPhone right now for many reasons.
Don’t buy a new iPhone right now for many reasons.

You may not want a bigger iPhone 6 screen, and if you can buy the $79 iPhone 5s at Walmart happily, go for it. But if you are looking at one of the new payment plans or shopping at a carrier that charges $199 on contract you need to wait and you’ll be able to buy the iPhone 5s for at least $100 off.

The Galaxy Note 3 is $229 on AT&T, down from $299, but if you wait until the Galaxy Note 4 release you’ll see the price drop even further.

This is one of the few times you can count on a deal in the very near future that is worth waiting for. Even if you are sure you want the older phone, waiting several days can easily save you $100 when buying the new iPhone or Android on contract.

What About This Specific Phone?

If you want to know why you shouldn’t buy a specific phone, we have a rundown of why you should wait two to three weeks that outlines the exact reasons in detail for each of the top smartphones on sale today. Check out the list below to find out why you shouldn’t buy a new phone today.

Even great new phones like the LG G3 are worth waiting on in case you fall in love with the Galaxy Note 4 or a 5.5-inch iPhone 6.
Even great new phones like the LG G3 are worth waiting on in case you fall in love with the Galaxy Note 4 or a 5.5-inch iPhone 6.

If you are still not convinced at least make sure you buy the best smartphones available today by checking the slideshow below to see the top iPhone and Android options for August 2014.

5 Best Phones [August, 2014]

iPhone 5s

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iPhone 5s

Until the iPhone 6 release arrives later on this year, the iPhone 5s wil remain Apple's top smartphone option and one of the best phones money can buy.

Apple's iPhone 5s comes with the whole package. A beautiful high-resolution display, a speedy 64-bit processor, one of the best smartphone cameras on the market, Apple's iOS software, and a top notch design that's certainly among the best smartphone designs ever made.

What makes the iPhone 5s even more attractive is that we're starting to see iPhone 5s deals ahead of the iPhone 6 release. Walmart, for instance, recently dropped the price of the iPhone 5s. With solid hardware, an upcoming iOS 8 update and a cheaper price tag, this is a smartphone to take note of in the month of August.

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